The Massachusetts senator's alarm-sounding on consumer debt neglects to measure it against the growth in the economy and the ability to pay.Economyread more
Equifax will give consumers a range of options for monitoring their credit or making claims of fraud or data misuse, part of a $425 million restitution fund.Technologyread more
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her family have seen their investments skyrocket since President Donald Trump started enacting pro-business policies. Meanwhile, DeVos...Politicsread more
The construction industry is heavily dependent on Hispanic and Latino workers, a workforce that diminished during the last housing crisis and has not come close to full...Real Estateread more
A group of gold miners stocks, "BAANG," are better plays than mega-cap FAANG names, according to John Roque, technical analyst at Wolfe Research.Marketsread more
T-Mobile is choosing to move ahead with a merger with Sprint even though it will prop up Dish Network as a new, possibly disruptive fourth U.S. wireless competitor.Technologyread more
Danger is lurking in the stock market: An abrupt sell-off could be around the corner if the Federal Reserve doesn't deliver the rate cut the market expects next week, the firm...Marketsread more
Shares of Beyond Meat jumped nearly 10% Monday, nearing its all-time high, on investor optimism ahead of its earnings.Food & Beverageread more
Carl Icahn thinks Occidental Petroleum's CEO got played by the Oracle of Omaha himself in the company's effort to buy Anadarko Petroleum.Investingread more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic copies of a popular, pricey pill for nerve pain. The agency on Monday said it approved nine generic...Biotech and Pharmaceuticalsread more
Starbucks is licensing its mobile and loyalty program technology in a deal that will give global franchisees the chance to offer the Starbucks mobile app to customers.Restaurantsread more
U.S. stock futures were higher this morning after a Thursday rally that was particularly notable. The Dow erased a mid-afternoon 611 point loss and both the Dow and Nasdaq posted their biggest intraday comebacks in a decade. (CNBC)
* European markets bounce back after heavy losses; miners gain (CNBC)
Sears' likely last shot at survival is a $4.6 billion proposal, put forward by Chairman Eddie Lampert, to buy the company out of bankruptcy through his hedge fund, ESL Investments. He's staring down today's deadline. (CNBC)
The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index is out at 9:45 a.m. ET. The National Association of Realtors is out with its report on pending home sales for November at 10 a.m. ET. The Energy Department is scheduled to be out with its holiday-delayed report on oil and gasoline inventories at 11 a.m. ET, if the report is not affected by the government shutdown. (CNBC)
U.S. cannabis retailer Green Growth announced it would make a hostile takeover bid for Aphria in an all-stock deal valuing the Canadian pot producer at $2.06 billion. Green Growth said it reached out to Aphria last week. (Reuters)
Congress has so far failed to break an impasse over President Donald Trump's demand for $5 billion to build the barrier, and no votes are scheduled yet. The partial government shutdown will likely extend into the new year. (CNBC)
Democratic megadonor Bernard Schwartz said he's had private dinners and meetings with House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi and other party officials to propose a unified economic policy platform for 2020 hopefuls. (CNBC)
CNBC has learned billionaire Mike Bloomberg is prepared to spend well over the $100 million he put into his last campaign for New York City mayor if he runs for president in 2020.
More wild weather is forecast for today across the nation: an ongoing blizzard in the north-central U.S. and flooding rains in the Southeast. (USA Today)
A transformer explosion at an electric power station in the New York City borough of Queens last night led police officials to warn people to avoid the area, after social media users posted images of a bright light on the horizon. (Reuters)
Facebook's (FB) Instagram suddenly pushed a new feature to its app yesterday that introduces horizontal scrolling, similar to its stories feature. Instagram's head of product later said the release was an accident. (CNBC)
Blue Apron (APRN) announced it is partnering with WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers. Through the partnership, Blue Apron will pay WW a fee for subscriptions it secures as a result of the arrangement, according to the Journal.
Amazon.com (AMZN) and Walmart (WMT) could be impacted by new restrictions on foreign e-commerce companies operating in India. New rules that make inventory management for those companies more difficult will go into effect on Feb 1. (TechCrunch)
Procter & Gamble (PG) and IBM (IBM) separately announced that former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault will retire from the boards of both companies. Both exits are effective February 13.
Lockheed Martin (LMT) was awarded a $712 million defense contract to develop advanced hardware for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
Spirit Airlines (SAVE) was on time more often than any other U.S. airline in October, according to new government data, and its flights have been on time about 81 percent of the time this year. That's in contrast to Spirit's general reputation of drawing more complaints from consumers than any other airline.
The Justice Department will not step up its investigation of Comcast's (CMCSA) 2011 purchase of CNBC parent NBCUniversal, according to a report in the New York Post.
First Republic Bank (FRC) will join the S&P 500 prior to the opening of trade on January 2. First Republic will replace SCANA Corp. (SCG), which is in the process of being acquired by Dominion Energy (D).
Dell Technologies (DELL) will begin trading today on the New York Stock Exchange, returning the computer maker to the public markets. That follows the buyout of Dell's tracking shares in software maker VMWare (VMW). The stock is rated "overweight" in new coverage at J.P. Morgan Chase with a price target of $60 per share.
Philip Morris (PM) is the subject of positive analyst comments at Piper Jaffray, which said the current price level for the tobacco producer's stock represents a buying opportunity given strong underlying earnings growth.
Streaming giant Netflix (NFLX) released a new interactive episode of "Black Mirror" today that allows users to choose how the story develops and ends. The "choose your own adventure" episode is called "Bandersnatch." (CNBC)