Buybacks have gotten a bad rap from both Republicans and Democrats. But stocks would be trading at a massive discount without them.Marketsread more
Fiat Chrysler and France's Renault could soon partner up to take on the sweeping changes to the global auto industry, according to a report in the Financial Times. The...Autosread more
Microsoft shares have gained 133% since November 2015, outperforming a tech "basket of unicorns" over that stretch.Technologyread more
The president's state visit comes amid tensions with carmaker Toyota over potential auto tariffs. Trump has repeatedly threatened Japanese and European carmakers with tariffs.Traderead more
The IRS is about to release a new draft of Form W-4, which will more closely reflect the changes stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. For workers, that means they'll need...Personal Financeread more
When commercial real estate investor Manny Khoshbin spent $2.2 million on the fastest production car in the world, he had no idea it would very quickly also become the...Autosread more
The Mega Millions jackpot has spilled over $400 million. It would be the ninth largest winning since the game began in 2002.Personal Financeread more
Trump was speaking at a meeting of Japanese business leaders in Tokyo during his state visit to Japan on Saturday.Marketsread more
The biggest U.S. gasoline price surge in years is running out of steam just in time for the start of the summer driving season.Energyread more
The federal minimum wage has remained $7.25 per hour since 2009. But several states, and even some companies, have since taken matters into their own hands to pay employees a...Workread more
Stocks rose on Friday, but notched weekly losses as investors worried the U.S.-China trade war is hurting economic growth.US Marketsread more
Billionaire philanthropist and former tech executive Melinda Gates is urging parents to vaccinate their children because it "saves lives."
In an interview with CNBC's Becky Quick that aired Wednesday, Gates said she is "very frustrated" by the growing misinformation efforts of anti-vaccination activists, a vocal fringe in the U.S. who oppose inoculations. They believe, contrary to scientific evidence, that ingredients in them can cause harm to the body.
"You need to vaccinate your children. It saves lives," said Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. "I get very frustrated" by the anti-vaxxer propaganda.
Gates' call to action comes as a measles outbreak spreads around the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 626 cases this year, as of last week, just a few dozen cases shy of becoming the worst year on record since 2010, a decade after measles had been considered eliminated from the United States.
Health officials in New York, where the current outbreak is the worst, have declared public health emergencies and are scrambling to vaccinate people. The Food and Drug Administration is also reiterating to the public that vaccines are safe and effective.
Gates and her husband, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, committed $10 billion to vaccine development and deployment in 2010. At the time, the couple said increased investment in vaccines by governments and the private sector could help developing countries dramatically reduce child mortality rates.
In her interview, which ran on "Squawk Box," Gates said Americans may have forgotten about the severity of diseases like measles, which had killed an average of 6,000 a year at its peak, according to the CDC.
Overseas, people are not concerned about the safeness of vaccines, Gates said.
"The women I talk to in country after country ... will say, 'I walked 10 kilometers in the heat' to get vaccinated," said Gates, who has a new book out, "The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World." "They've got a baby on their back and another couple with them. They're saying, 'Of course I want a vaccine.'"
For more on investing in health-care innovation, click here to join CNBC at our Healthy Returns Summit in New York City on May 21.