Facebook Vice President David Marcus is the face of the company's Libra digital currency, but the original driving force was a 26-year-old female corporate-development...Technologyread more
Amazon's new policy for account suspensions doesn't go far enough to protect sellers from potentially unfair and wrongful suspensions, merchants say.Technologyread more
There is no end in sight to the Boeing 737 Max grounding after two fatal crashes, prompting airlines to rethink their growth plans.Airlinesread more
After a year of flooding, Midwest farmers face a stifling heat wave that's spreading across the U.S.Weather & Natural Disastersread more
On Saturday, Disney's Marvel Studios announced its upcoming slate of superhero films during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con.Entertainmentread more
Moving lots of data to a public cloud over the internet can take months or years. CNBC got an inside look at how AWS transfers data to the cloud for its clients.Technologyread more
A quarter of the S&P 500 companies report earnings next week, and that could buffet the market as investors await the July Fed meeting.Market Insiderread more
Iran's Revolutionary Guard claims a British tanker it still holds, Stena Impero, failed to follow international maritime rules.World Newsread more
"It troubles me that the most important political office in the world is becoming the face of racism and exclusion," Kaeser said in a Twitter post.Politicsread more
Silver's rally could be losing its shine after the precious metal reached its year-to-date high, futures experts warn.Futures Nowread more
Some 40% of Americans would struggle to come up with even $400 to pay for an emergency expense. Just how are so many Americans so short on cash? Blame debt.Personal Financeread more
Oil's wild ride is showing no signs of slowing down.
After starting the year in the red, crude has rebounded 51% in the past 6-months.
But the Street is mixed on whether oil can sustain its rapid rise.
Today Goldman Sachs released a note arguing that the rebound has not been driven by strength in fundamentals. The firm believes the ascent is simply due to headlines about a potential OPEC freeze.
On the other hand, Jefferies is seeing buying opportunities in the energy sector -- specifically in the refiners. Today the firm initiated coverage on Marathon Petroleum, Tesoro, and Valero Energy -- giving all of them "buy" ratings.
The "Halftime Report" experts debated the call, including whether or not crude's comeback will be short-lived.
As an owner of Marathon and Valero, Sarat agrees with Jefferies' call. He believes the next few quarters might be a little rough on the refiners as oil stabilizes, but he thinks the refiners' strong balance sheets and high dividends make them a good long-term play.
Stephanie Link, on the other hand, doesn't agree that the refiners are the best bets in the space.
"I think at the end of the year oil will be higher, and I think next year oil will be a lot higher. So I think the refiners will be fine, but I think they will lag other groups if oil gets to where I think it will," she said.
Trader disclosure: On August 23, 2016 the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Halftime Report" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders:
Joe Terranova: Long VRTS
Stephanie Link: Long AAPL, AGN, AIG, AMZN, APC, AVGO, BAC, BHI, C, CAG, CAT, CB, CIEN, CSCO, CVX, CXO, DOV, DOW, EBAY, EL, ESRX, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, GS, HON, INTC, JPM, LLY, LOW, LPX, LRCX, M, MDLZ, MGM, MSFT, PANW, PG, PM, PPG, RTN,SLB, STI, SWK, TGT, UNH, UPS, URI, V, WBA, WBC, WFC, YUM, ZION
Sarat Sethi: Long AA, AAL, AAPL, AL, ACN, BWA, CSCO, DAL, DGI, DLPH, F,FB, GE, GM, GOOG, HAR, HON, INTC, JWN, LB, M, MAS, MSFT, NVDA, QCOM, SJM, UAL,V, WFM, XPO, YHOO, YUM
Jon Najarian: Long Stock: CSX, XON. Long Calls: AAPL, CSX, DLPH, GLD, GPRO, HFC, HOLX, IP, KATE, LVS, MRO, MSFT, PAAS, SLW, SQ, TASR, TCK, TWTR, WYNN, VLO, XON
Pete Najarian: Long Stock: CSX, XON. Long calls: AAPL, CSX, DLPH, GLD, GPRO, HFC, HOLX, IP, KATE, LVS, MRO, MSFT, PAAS, SLW, SQ, TASR, TCK, TWTR, WYNN, VLO, XON