More than 300 companies are talking to government officials in Washington about how detrimental the trade war is.Marketsread more
Powell stresses the central bank's independence in a speech that comes amid continuous pressure from the White House to cut interest rates.The Fedread more
In a text message, Grisham confirmed to CNBC that she will still be working for the first lady even as she takes on her new roles.Politicsread more
Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders is resigning amid the furor over the Trump administration's treatment of migrant children.Politicsread more
Stocks should rally if the U.S. and China agree to new negotiations and a ceasefire in the trade war, but the economic impact of tariffs will continue.Market Insiderread more
Warren's election reform proposal includes standardized federal election rules, increased federal oversight of elections, and a constitutional amendment guaranteeing voting...Politicsread more
Apple's iOS 13 is coming this fall, but you can already try it on your iPhone with the new public beta. Here are some of the best hidden features.Technologyread more
Even if the debate stage will be more crowded than ever, recent history shows they can reveal the candidates' skills and character - even if the two stand at odds.Politicsread more
Micron beat analyst estimates on earnings and revenue for its fiscal third quarter of 2019.Technologyread more
Investors are piling into gold, sending the precious metal to a six-year high, and analysts think the commodity has established a base to go even higher.Marketsread more
Trump slams Iran on Twitter for issuing a "very ignorant and insulting statement" after the U.S. slapped fresh sanctions on Tehran.Politicsread more
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on Thursday welcomed Beto O'Rourke's announcement that he has officially launched his run for president.
"As far as I'm concerned, the more the merrier," Harris, who launched her presidential campaign in January, said on MSNBC. There is an "embarrassment of riches" among the Democrats who are running for president, she added when asked about O'Rourke's candidacy.
Yet she also appeared to take a subtle dig at O'Rourke, a former three-term congressman who hasn't fully fleshed out his policy proposals for the presidential race.
The California senator, who was elected to the Senate in 2016, stressed that voters will be focused on whichever candidate has a "proven record of producing" results.
"I think that there is no question, everybody in our country has a lot at stake in the outcome of this race," Harris said. "People care about the issues that wake them up in the middle of the night, and they want to know that we have a plan for it."
She used the airtime to then lay out her middle-class tax plan. Last year, Harris introduced her $500-a-month proposal, which would grant $6,000 a year to families earning less than $100,000 a year, and $3,000 annually to individuals earning less than $50,000.
The grants would come in the form of tax breaks. However, the nonpartisan think tank Tax Policy Center says it is unsure how Harris would pay for the tax credits, as her current proposals would come up short.
Harris has also supported Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare-for-all" proposal and is a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.
O'Rourke has so far emphasized a hopeful message and his personal story rather than hard policy proposals. He has tended to seek more middle ground on issues, while the Democratic 2020 field has been leaning increasingly toward the left.
On Thursday morning, though, he said that he hasn't "seen anything better" to deal with climate change than the Green New Deal.
O'Rourke, a Texas Democrat who made headlines and became a social media sensation last year when he narrowly lost his Senate race to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, declared he was running for president Thursday morning. The former congressman raised more than $80 million in donations for his Senate campaign.
According to a Monmouth University poll, Harris is trailing fellow candidates Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in the Democratic primary. The three senators fall behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who has hinted at a presidential run, in the poll.
O'Rourke is No. 6 in the poll, following Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.