US President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with Supply Chain Distributors to discuss the response to COVID-19 at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 29, 2020. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images This year, heirs of retirement accounts can bypass mandatory withdrawals from those IRAs. The coronavirus relief bill, which President
The Virgin Orbit ventilator device. Virgin Orbit Richard Branson’s California-based rocket company Virgin Orbit partnered with medical researchers and developed a ventilator device that the company plans to mass produce and send to hospitals around the United States to fight coronavirus. “[It is] a very, very simple and robust design that we can get out to
Stock futures were flat in overnight trading on Monday, signalling a pause in the market’s rebound from its deep rout triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose just 10 points. The S&P 500 futures were also little changed. The overnight action followed a strong session on Wall Street, with the
This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: More than 782,300 Global deaths: At least 37,582 Top 5 countries: United States (161,807), Italy (101,739), Spain (87,956), China (82,198), and Germany (66,885) The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 7:42 a.m. Beijing time. All times below are in
The $2 trillion coronavirus relief package President Trump signed into law Friday significantly expands unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans. The law pays laid-off and furloughed workers an extra $600 a week, for up to four months, and extends existing state benefits by 13 weeks. It also offers jobless benefits to previously ineligible groups, such as
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said Monday that the practice of short selling — effectively betting that a stock will drop — is needed to “facilitate ordinary market trading.” “We shouldn’t be banning short selling,” Clayton told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” However, he said the Securities and Exchange Commission did replace the old uptick rule with a
A person wearing a face mask walks along Wall Street after further cases of coronavirus were confirmed in New York, March 6, 2020. Andrew Kelly | Reuters U.S. stock futures opened lower on Sunday night following sharp gains last week while the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. keeps rising at an alarming rate.
This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: More than 732,153 Global deaths: At least 34,686 US cases: At least 143,055 US deaths: At least 2,513 The data
Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, speaks during a news conference at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, U.S., on Friday, March 27, 2020. Angus Mordant | Bloomberg | Getty Images New Yorkers are getting more time to submit their 2019 income tax returns to the Empire State. Individuals filing a New York
Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman told his employees that despite the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, their jobs will be secure through this year. “I am sure some, if not many, of you are worried about your jobs,” Gorman said Thursday in a staff memo. “While long term we can’t be sure how this
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell holds a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, December 11, 2019. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Mortgage Bankers Association in a dire letter to regulators Sunday warned that the U.S. housing market is “in danger of large-scale disruption,” due to efforts by the Federal Reserve
This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. Global cases: More than 720,100 Global deaths: At least 33,925 Top 5 countries: United States (139,675), Italy (97,689), China (82,122), Spain (80,031) and Germany (62,095) The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 7:50 a.m.
College acceptance letters are already in the mail. Now high school seniors must decide their fate for September. Up until now, National College Decision Day, the deadline for high school seniors to choose which college they will attend, has always been May 1. This year, however, the global coronavirus pandemic and extreme economic uncertainty have pushed many
Source: Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley, one of the world’s biggest wealth managers, said its online trading portal for wealthy clients went down on Wednesday. The bank’s message for clients was to call a service representative to place trades, rather than using the company’s website. A spokeswoman for the New York-based firm declined to immediately comment.
Hank Paulson David Orrell | CNBC Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson warned that the U.S. faces a “very difficult road ahead” after President Trump signed a historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Paulson, a key figure in helping the country avoid economic catastrophe during the 2008 financial crisis, drew on his experience from that tumultuous period
This is CNBC’s 24-hour blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This live blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: More than 679,000 Global deaths: At least 31,000 United States cases: At least 124,600 United States deaths: At least
Cabania | iStock | Getty Images Plus Congress has passed a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill, and you’re probably already counting up the money you could receive in relief checks — if you’re eligible. Generally, individuals who earn $75,000 or less qualify for $1,200 one-time payments, while couples making $150,000 or less may receive $2,400.
Dell CEO Michael Dell Getty Images Executives are loading up on their company shares as the coronavirus-driven sell-off dents the broader market, signalling the heads of U.S. businesses are confident their companies will rebound. The heads of Dell Technologies and Wells Fargo are purchasing shares while outsiders ditch riskier assets, sucking trillions in value from
In this photo taken March 20, 2020, cattle rancher Joe Whitesell rides his horse in a field near Dufur, Oregon, as he helps a friend herd cattle. Gillian Flaccus | AP U.S. farmers have endured a slew of financial hardships over the past few years. The U.S.-China trade war sent scores of farmers out of
A female Chinese volunteer from Blue Sky Rescue wears a protective suit as she fumigates and disinfects an area of a local bus station on March 7, 2020 in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: More than 662,073 Global deaths: At least
The pandemic affects everyone — even cats and dogs that are clearly surprised at the change in routine. Younger children might not understand everything that’s going on, and older ones might realize life has changed but not know how to get clarity from their parents. The current situation is different from anything anyone’s experienced in
American Airlines planes parked in Tulsa, Oklahoma. American Airlines The coronavirus crisis is bringing the United States economy to a screeching halt, with every sector feeling the effects of most of the country’s workforce staying home. Satellite imagery combined with other photographic evidence and alternative data sources give a stark look at the U.S. situation:
The stock market has gone so haywire amid the coronavirus crisis that some strategists on Wall Street are giving up on forecasting what comes next. Over the past week or so, chief market strategists at BMO, Oppenheimer and Canaccord Genuity have all suspended their year-end targets on the S&P 500, blaming the unprecedented economic uncertainty that makes projecting
This is CNBC’s 24-hour blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This live blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. All times below are in Eastern time. Global cases: At least 614,884 Global deaths: At least 28,687 U.S. cases: At least
Small businesses are getting a potential lifeline from Congress. The massive $2 trillion economic rescue package — expected to get final approval from Congress on Friday — includes provisions aimed at helping smaller employers weather the economic storm brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. “We are cautiously optimistic that this will provide the cash flow
CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday he did not think investors were properly factoring in the likelihood a successful antiviral treatment for COVID-19 is developed. “Is anyone even thinking anymore that there is something going on at any drug company that actually may have an antiviral?” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” “I have just been
The Robinhood application is displayed in the App Store on an Apple Inc. iPhone in an arranged photograph taken in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Robinhood’s recent show of goodwill came with strings attached, according to some users. On Monday, the trading start-up offered a
A worker wearing protective suit checks the body temperature of an employee at the entrance of OrbusNeich Medical (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd amid the coronavirus outbreak on March 6, 2020 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. Chen Wen | China News Service via Getty Images This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on
The coronavirus pandemic is far from over, so knowing how to deal with your investments is important, says top investment advisor Ric Edelman. “This is ugly right now, and it is going to get much uglier,” he said, referring to the pandemic. “My biggest concern is that most people have not come to terms with
Pershing Square Capital manager Bill Ackman defended his emotional CNBC appearance last week after his fund announced a few days later that it made over $2 billion on bets against the markets. The investor warned that “hell is coming” and that hotel stocks could go to zero in the interview. “Shortly after the show, I