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Squawk Pod is a daily, guided curation of the top moments and takeaways from CNBC’s flagship morning show, “Squawk Box”, anchored by Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Each day, the podcast includes news making interviews, perspective and analysis from iconic guest hosts, and slices of debate and discussion—from the heated to the hilarious— all wrapped with exclusive context and color from Senior Producer Katie Kramer.

Episode Date
Achieving Equity: Killer Mike, John Hope Bryant, & Shopify on Black Business & #BankBlack
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Rapper, actor, and activist Michael Render, AKA Killer Mike, has launched Greenwood, a digital banking platform aimed at supporting Black and Latinx Americans who are unbanked or underserved by the traditional banking system in the U.S. He explains why support from financial institutions is critical to Black and brown America building wealth and participating fully in the economy. John Hope Bryant, CEO of Operation Hope, has launched the 1MBB initiative, an effort to create 1 million new Black-owned businesses in the next decade. Bryant is teaming up with Shopify, which has committed $130 million to the effort. Bryant and Shopify’s President Harley Finklestein discuss ways to cultivate Black entrepreneurship and improve racial equity in business. Those conversations, plus WeWork’s newest drama and America’s pandemic grooming.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
AMC’s Box Office & Dr. Scott Gottlieb: The Pandemic’s Seventh Inning
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Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb looks ahead to 2021 for vaccines and a possible end to the coronavirus pandemic. He says we’re nearly through, but the hardest road is still ahead. AMC movie theaters are starting to reopen in New York, and CEO Adam Aron is optimistic about cinema safety but concerned about consumer demand. He emphasizes that movie releases, not limited theater capacity, may hinder his business. Plus, stimulus negotiations slog on in Washington, and Boeing’s 737 Max is inching closer to its next takeoff.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Title: Masters of Scale’s Reid Hoffman; Persona vs. Policy; Going Big (on Stimulus) or Going Home
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Description: LinkedIn co-founder and “Masters of Scale” podcast host Reid Hoffman has joined a number of prominent business leaders in speaking out on election integrity. The entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author is calling for patience and civility in awaiting election results, and considers the best options for American stability moving forward. GOP pollster Frank Luntz says undecided voters are struggling with their dislike of President Trump and their concern about Joe Biden’s policies following Trump and Biden’s opposing town halls last night. Luntz says the dueling town halls delivered little clarity to Americans still unsure of their candidate. Plus, New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy says to “go big or go home” when it comes to passing a federal stimulus package. He hopes to avoid broad lockdowns to deal with rising coronavirus cases in his state and across the nation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
Walmart CEO & Business Roundtable Chairman Doug McMillon: Keeping the Spotlight on Racial Justice
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Four months after the 200 American CEOs in the Business Roundtable committed to combating racial injustice in this country, the group has released a set of policy recommendations to hold themselves accountable to their goals, and to encourage other business leaders to do the same. Walmart CEO and BRT Chairman Doug McMillon discusses strategies for keeping the spotlight on racial inequality amid the current news cycle. McMillon underscores the real economy’s need for stimulus, his expectations for Black Friday and Cyber Monday amid the pandemic, and his hopes for a deal with TikTok’s parent company ByteDance. Plus, Covid cases are rising in Europe, and Wells Fargo has had another bout of internal fraud--and subsequent firing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Bill Gates: Coronavirus, Vaccines, & Big Tech
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Business magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates sits down (virtually) with Becky Quick for an extended interview. Gates discusses the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, explains the Gates Foundation’s partnership with Eli Lilly to find a vaccine, and addresses Covid conspiracy theories. Amid mounting regulatory pressure on big tech, Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, reflects on his own time leading a tech giant and coming under scrutiny in Washington.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
BlackRock’s Larry Fink; Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Study
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Larry Fink, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of BlackRock, gives his outlook for the markets, the U.S. economic recovery, and fiscal stimulus. For the second time, BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, is working with the Federal Reserve to help prop up the American economy. Larry Fink considers the promise of SPACs and retail investing platforms like Robinhood, and he underscores the role corporations can play in curbing climate change. Plus, Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine study is paused after a participant reported an illness. Dr. Zeke Emanuel, former White House Health Care Policy Advisor to President Obama, explains that pauses are part of standard scientific inquiry. In a new research letter for the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Emanuel compares America’s response to the pandemic with other similarly populated OECD countries.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
NYT’s Thomas Friedman; Dr. Scott Gottlieb; Sports Fan Fans
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As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the U.S. Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses drug treatment distribution and potential supply issues. The New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Thomas Friedman weighs the biggest issues for voters just three weeks before the Presidential election, and considers innovation in a post-pandemic world, from social media in Silicon Valley to the world’s best assistant in your pocket--and all the big tech in between. Plus, sports are finally back, but the fans are mostly missing. CNBC’s Jabari Young and Sports Business Director at Washington University in St. Louis, Patrick Rishe, explain why TV ratings for sports may be lower than expected. They underscore the importance of sports fans for the networks, the gambling industry, and the teams themselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Lloyd Blankfein on Stimulus and Break-Ups; the NFL & a New Covid Test
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Lloyd Blankfein, former chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, joins for an extended interview to discuss the stalemate over more federal stimulus, more federal aid for airlines, the state of the bank sector and more. The National Football League is now experiencing a pandemic crisis sparked by Covid-19 outbreaks that started with the Tennessee Titans. And like Major League Baseball, outside skepticism is starting to intensify whether the league will complete its pandemic season. Plus, FDA granted emergency clearance for GenMark’s test that screens for the flu, coronavirus and other viruses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
Covid Treatments & Emergency Use Approvals; Debating to Convince “The Undecideds”
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Regeneron and Eli Lilly have both asked the FDA to grant their experimental Covid-19 antibody treatments emergency use approval. President Trump, who received Regeneron’s antibody cocktail in his own coronavirus treatments, is urging regulators to approve them for widespread use. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell breaks down the journey ahead for the treatments with Joe, Becky, and Andrew. Pollster and political strategist Frank Luntz discusses how the 6% of American voters who remain undecided responded to the Vice Presidential debate. Plus, activist investor Dan Loeb is asking Disney to bet even bigger on Disney+.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Big Tech with Steve Ballmer; U.S. Energy with Chevron CEO
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LA Clippers Chairman and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discusses the prospect of breaking up tech giants after the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee released its 450 page report on Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon. Ballmer, also the founder of USAFacts, addresses misinformation and the value in fact-finding ahead of the Presidential election. Chevron CEO Michael Wirth shares his company’s efforts to achieve gender parity in the energy industry, as well as the pandemic’s impact on oil prices. Plus, the team remembers guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Awaiting Stimulus with Southwest Airlines CEO & Chef Marcus Samuelsson
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After the President’s return to the White House, CNBC’s Eamon Javers discusses containment, messaging, and recovery in the West Wing. Pandemic-bruised airlines await a federal bailout, but Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly plans to save his business and his employees with or without the government’s help. Chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson is lobbying Congress for restaurant stimulus as Covid-19 continues to batter the industry. He says, “we just want to get back to work.” Plus, 2020’s Nobel Prize winners in Medicine and Physics; it’s not 2020, it’s a black hole discovery.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
President Trump’s Condition: Regeneron CEO and Dr. Scott Gottlieb on POTUS Treatment
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President Trump remains at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and treatments for his coronavirus diagnosis include an experimental antibody cocktail from Regeneron, dexamethasone, and Gilead’s remdesivir. CNBC’s Eamon Javers tracks the timeline of events since the President’s announcement, and CNBC’s Meg Tirrell explains the drugs in the President’s treatment plans. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb deciphers the President’s likely condition from White House communications, and Regeneron CEO Dr. Leonard Schleifer discusses the status of the monoclonal antibody cocktail that was approved by the FDA for “compassionate use” in President Trump’s treatment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Testing Positive: Coronavirus Contact Tracing at the White House
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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting further economic and political uncertainty just 32 days before Election Day. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says the President is likely to recover, but “the risk is still high.” CNBC’s Eamon Javers breaks down the whirlwind of Covid contact tracing currently underway at the White House, as well as the domestic and global political implications of the diagnoses. The House passed the $2.2 trillion Democratic coronavirus stimulus bill Thursday night, but Republicans oppose the package and bipartisan discussion continues. Plus, 661,000 jobs were created in September, a disappointing number in the last Jobs Friday before November 3rd. CNBC’s Jim Cramer joins Joe Kernen, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Melissa Lee to discuss the many factors contributing to market movements this week.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
Unpacking Palantir’s Public Debut: CEO Alex Karp
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The high profile, highly controversial Palantir has finally gone public on the NYSE after 17 years of near-secret operation. CEO Alex Karp shares the company’s journey to this point, its pathway to profitability, and Palantir’s list of “cool” customers, from government agencies to the world’s most influential corporations. Journalists and CNBC contributors Joanne Lipman and Alex Kantrowitz unpack the listing, the company’s reputation and political affiliations, and what the election could mean for Palantir’s investors. Plus, biting into “bread” at Subway.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Special Episode | The News with Shepard Smith
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Today, CNBC launched its newest daily podcast, The News with Shepard Smith. Each day, expect deep, non-partisan coverage and perspective on the day's most important stories. Featuring on-the-ground reporting from around the globe, The News with Shepard Smith goes beyond the headlines to give listeners sharp context into the world around them. It is punctuated by compelling, thought-provoking expert guests – all pulled together by Shepard Smith's trademark devotion to speed, accuracy and the trust of his audience. Available to listen daily by 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Danny Meyer’s Restaurant Plan; About Last Night: Polling Independent Voters & Debate Breakdown with Shepard Smith
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New York City restaurants are reopening indoor dining this weekend, capping capacity at 25%. Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group Founder & CEO, discusses the implementation of safety protocols with CLEAR CEO, Caryn Seidman-Becker. Pollster and political strategist Frank Luntz highlights the “Fight Night” that was the first Presidential debate of 2020. He says independent voters in his post-show focus group were let down. “Everyone was embarrassed and upset about what had happened.” Plus, a conversation with CNBC anchor Shepard Smith ahead of “The News with Shepard Smith” debut tonight at 7PM ET on CNBC.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
A Farm, a SPAC, & Martha Stewart; Airline Bailouts; $2.2 Trillion
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At-home expert, mogul, and pandemic-Instagram pro Martha Stewart is cultivating her commitment to a cleaner planet with AppHarvest, an agricultural tech startup hoping to revolutionize the farming industry. AppHarvest CEO Jonathan Webb discusses the company’s news to go public via SPAC, and Martha Stewart underscores the value of the startup’s mission to make food production more efficient and sustainable. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports that funding for airline workers expires on September 30th, and Airlines for America CEO Nicholas Calio makes his case for why the industry needs a bailout. Plus, Democrats have proposed a $2.2 trillion stimulus package, Nikola founder Trevor Milton is facing another scandal, and global coronavirus fatalities have reached 1 million. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
Introducing The News with Shepard Smith – Coming Soon
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The News with Shepard Smith is CNBC's daily news podcast providing deep, non-partisan coverage and perspective on the day's most important stories. Featuring on-the-ground reporting from around the globe, The News with Shepard Smith goes beyond the headlines to give listeners sharp context into the world around them. It is punctuated by compelling, thought-provoking expert guests – all pulled together by Shepard Smith's trademark devotion to speed, accuracy and the trust of his audience. Available to listen by 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT daily beginning Wednesday, 9/30. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
App Geopolitics; Health Care Trades; Reported Tax Returns
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The upcoming election, Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nominee vote, and ongoing pandemic have painted an uncertain landscape for the health care sector. Ana Gupte, AG Health Advisors principal, shares her health care stock picks amid an uncertain investment landscape. TikTok is safe for American download, at least for now. Insider co-founder and CEO Henry Blodget discusses the platform’s significance in U.S.-China geopolitics, as well as the most realistic next steps for the platform and the Trump administration. Plus, CNBC’s Robert Frank unpacks The New York Times report on President Trump’s federal income taxes, and CNBC’s Eamon Javers maps out the likelihood of Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS confirmation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Gary Vee’s TikTok Marketing; Gen Z’s Dancing from Home; Metropolitan Millionaire Taxes
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TikTok is still going full steam ahead with its social media marketing plans, despite a high-profile showdown with president Trump. Parent company ByteDance tapped social media expert, branding guru, and VaynerMedia founder Gary Vaynerchuk to lead TikTok’s U.S. marketing strategy. Gary Vee discusses the app’s content, its users, and its controversy, and gives some social media tips to the Squawk team. Gen Z may be dancing on TikTok, but they’re mostly dancing from their parents’ homes. CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports that more than half of young adults are now living with their parents; Gen Z’s dollars are going to streaming and entertainment, rather than rent. Plus, Friday bets and millionaire taxes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
Bank of America CEO; JetBlue CEO; The Latinx GDP
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The U.S. airline industry is one week away from potentially furloughing tens of thousands of workers, and major carriers are asking Congress for billions of dollars in additional aid. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes makes his--and his employees’--case for more federal support. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is spearheading the World Economic Forum International Business Council’s effort to set forth a new framework for corporate ESG tracking and disclosure. Moynihan discusses stakeholder capitalism, the economy, and Covid bailouts. Plus, a new report reveals that the Latinx community in the U.S. generated a GDP larger than that of Italy, South Korea or Brazil in 2018. Solomon Trujillo, Trujillo Group Investments Chairman and Founder of L’Attitude, discusses the value in the new mainstream economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
J&J’s Vaccine Trial Enters Phase 3; Tesla & Nikola: What’s Next for Electric Vehicles
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Johnson & Johnson is the latest drugmaker to enter a late-stage trial for a coronavirus vaccine. The company’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Paul Stoffels, shares the process and next steps for a safe, widely effective vaccine. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau recaps the highly anticipated Tesla Battery Day with reactions from Wall Street and Main Street. Tesla competitor Nikola has also captured headlines after founder and chairman Trevor Milton announced he’s leaving the company just 13 days after he and General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced a partnership. Former Ford CEO Mark Fields discusses what’s next for the transaction and for GM’s shareholders. Plus, Ronald Perelman is a legendary financier and billionaire, but he’s begun liquidating hundreds of millions of dollars in assets. CNBC’s Robert Frank reveals what he’s selling and explores why he might need the cash.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
Media Mogul Barry Diller; Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Second Waves & the CDC
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IAC and Expedia Chairman Barry Diller weighs in on the TikTok drama, the travel industry, and the upcoming election. He discusses economic headwinds for a Joe Biden presidency, but concludes that for business, there may not be much of a difference between candidates. Plus, former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the credibility of the CDC and the possibility of a second Covid wave in the U.K. and in the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy; TikTok’s Next Dance
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights, has passed away at the age of 87. Chris Krueger, Cowen Washington Research Group managing director, discusses the Supreme Court vacancy and the fate of the Affordable Care Act. President Trump has approved Oracle and Walmart’s deal to acquire minority stakes in a newly formed company: TikTok Global. Details of the deal between the U.S. government, Oracle, Walmart, and TikTok’s parent company ByteDance are still unclear; Lightshed’s Rich Greenfield discusses the many implications for shareholders and the tech industry at large. Plus, confidential U.S. documents reveal that several major world banks moved large sums from allegedly illicit funds over a period of nearly 20 years.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Tick, Tock, TikTok
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TikTok and WeChat downloads in the U.S. might be banned by Sunday. Oracle, Bytedance and Walmart are on the clock to find a deal for the TikTok’s U.S. business that President Trump will approve. CNBC’s Eamon Javers and Deirdre Bosa explain the TikTok soap opera, and Insider’s Henry Blodget discusses the app battle’s implications for President Trump’s relationship with China. Former FDA head Dr. Scott Gottlieb underlines the key for a safe, effective vaccine. Plus, Friday sports bets, and brainstorming Squawk Box’s first viral dance video.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
Wall Street Blizzard; Moderna’s Vaccine Trial; Crony Capitalism
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Snowflake debuted on the Nasdaq in the biggest software IPO in history. Berkshire Hathaway, Salesforce, and a few lucky early investors have made billions on the listing. Loup Ventures’ Doug Clinton explains the hype and the hope surrounding this still unprofitable cloud company. Peter Wagner, a venture capitalist who got in on the ground floor, explains why a bet on Snowflake is a bet on data. Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel shares the drugmakers approach to safety and protocol in the race for a Covid vaccine. Plus, a healthy debate about crony capitalism, and a craving for Krispy Kreme. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Insta-Freeze; Shepard Smith & Bob Woodward: “Rage”
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Celebrities are pausing their social media content to protest misinformation on Instagram and Facebook. Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the Anti-Defamation League, discusses this latest effort in the “Stop Hate for Profit” Campaign, as well as what Facebook can and should be doing to curb the spread of harmful content. CNBC’s newest host, Shepard Smith, shares his conversation with fellow journalist Bob Woodward as the two discuss Woodward’s new book, “Rage.” Woodward reveals details about President Trump’s response to the pandemic and the markets, and he offers his own historical perspective on both. Plus, Apple has unveiled new products and offerings for its users, and the House has released its report on the Boeing 737 Max. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
Another “Plus” for Streaming, & Chamath Palihapitiya: Democratizing the Stock Market
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ViacomCBS is rebranding its streaming platform as Paramount+, another “plus” for the streaming wars. CEO Bob Bakish reveals what viewers--and shareholders--can expect. Investor, NBA owner, and Virgin Galactic Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya has yet another SPAC announcement. He’s betting on special purpose acquisition companies to rebalance the supply/demand issues in the stock market and to democratize investing opportunities. TikTok’s final rose goes to Oracle, though the pair still has a few political and technical obstacles to hurdle. Citi’s new leader Jane Fraser may be on a glass cliff, and Cinnabon is coming to a grocery near you.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Economic Recovery from Two Sides: Pete Buttigieg & Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
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Presidential candidate turned Joe Biden surrogate Pete Buttigieg says a fairer tax code is the key to continuing America’s track record of success. He says the systems that keep America great need more financial support. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discusses how vaccines, testing, and additional fiscal stimulus will help the U.S. economy rebound. Plus TikTok has found an unexpected suitor in Oracle, but their path ahead still remains unclear.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
19 Years After September 11; Peloton CEO; Instagram Head
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At-home workout company Peloton has seen sales for its exercise equipment rise 200% in the pandemic. CEO John Foley discusses financial and fitness performance. Another stay-at-home winner Instagram has taken on TikTok in its newly launched “Reels” feature. The social media’s chief executive Adam Mosseri shares the app’s strategy for success under parent company Facebook, as well as its responsibilities amid a polarizing election. 19 years ago, the United States changed forever. Today we honor those lost on September 11, 2001, and all those who are still impacted by the tragedy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: “No Rules Rules”
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Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings discusses the streaming giant’s corporate culture in his book, “No Rules Rules.” In an extended interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin, Hastings shares his strategy for driving social change from the C Suite and his plans to take on Disney in family entertainment. In a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, Andrew reflects on the biggest takeaways from the interview, as well as what he expects from media giants during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Plus, AstraZeneca’s promising Covid-19 vaccine trials are suspended and NYC rentals are empty.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Disrupting Generational Poverty, Stan Druckenmiller, & Market “Mania”
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Harlem Children’s Zone is celebrating 20 years of disrupting the cycle of generational poverty in the NYC community and beyond. HCZ founder and activist Geoffrey Canada joins CEO Kwame Owusu-Kesse and investor and philanthropist Stanley Druckenmiller to discuss the nonprofit’s next 20 years, as well as the role education plays in closing opportunity and wealth gaps. Stanley Druckenmiller shares his life’s best investment to date and explains concerns about inflation, the Fed, and what’s causing “mania” in financial assets. Plus, AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine development has hit a snag, and the anchors turn to seltzers for some 2020 market relief.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
General Motors CEO Mary Barra Bets on Nikola; Pharma CEOs Commit to Vaccine Safety
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Pharmaceutical companies may be competing in the race for a coronavirus vaccine, but they’re all on the same team when it comes to safety. CNBC’s health and science reporter Meg Tirrell shares details of the historic move from 9 pharma CEOs who issued a pledge to prioritize safety in their work to find a trustworthy vaccine. Surgeon, author, and Chairman of Haven Dr. Atul Gawande maps out the infrastructure America needs to avoid a coronavirus resurgence in the winter months. General Motors CEO Mary Barra discusses why she’s partnered with electric vehicle darling Nikola, and Nikola Executive Chairman Trevor Milton explains why the partnership couldn’t be a better fit. Plus, SoftBank’s Masa Son has rattled tech investors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
Working & Trading from Home: DocuSign CEO & Tech Stocks Taking the Lead
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The summer is ending with a market roller coaster. After a single trading day wiped out hundreds of billions in tech market valuations and net worths, Becky Quick, Mike Santoli, and Brian Sullivan break down 2020 market fundamentals and trader psychology. Electronic signature platform DocuSign is one of the work-from-home stocks that has outperformed throughout the pandemic; CEO Dan Springer explains why his business won’t be dulled by a rough day in the markets, and why work-from-home culture will forever change working from anywhere. Dr. Zeke Emanuel, former health adviser to President Obama, discusses a global vaccine distribution strategy and urges leaders to work together. Plus, the August jobs numbers are in, and stimulus may be working. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
Market Déjà Vu; Facebook’s Election Ads; A Lesson for “Robinhoodies”
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Markets are partying like it’s 1999, or at least, some investors think so. GAMCO CIO and seasoned investor Howard Ward underlines the differences between today’s market environment and that of the dotcom bubble nearly twenty years ago. Viral trading app Robinhood is under investigation by the SEC; former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt warns millennials about the costs of an execution service that’s marketed as free. Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook is rolling out new policies ahead of the November election, including prohibiting new political ads the week of the election. The platform will also remove posts using Covid-19 to discourage voting and flag premature victory posts. CNBC’s Jon Fortt discusses why this could be a smart move for social media. Plus, schools are ironing out Covid testing plans, and a Manpower Group survey says both employees and employers are looking forward to a hybrid workplace in 2021.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Getting Tested: The Crux of Classroom and Community Safety
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New York City Public Schools have delayed their start date, as part of an agreement between Mayor Bill de Blasio and teachers unions. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten says safe and equal education hinges on accessible Covid testing and successful “hybrid” teaching. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says testing is the key to containing outbreaks in the colder months, since a viable vaccine is unlikely before 2021. TikTok’s deal has hit a snag, and liquor sales are struggling with takeoff. Plus, the Apple and Tesla stock splits were first, and Profit Investments CEO Eugene Profit says Amazon could be next.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Zoom CFO Kelly Steckelberg; A Digital Berlin Wall; The Online Khan Academy
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Zoom reported a record-breaking quarter; CFO Kelly Steckelberg explains why the Zoom platform is here to stay, even when “normal” life resumes and in-person meetings continue. The New York Times foreign affairs columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tom Friedman discusses the digital battles between the U.S. and China, and the risks of building a Berlin Wall in cyberspace. Online learning pioneer Sal Khan discusses the back-to-school season around the world. Khan Academy has seen remote learning triple during the pandemic, and Khan himself has big plans for the next, fully remote semester. Plus, Tesla’s cashing in on its own rally, Walmart is taking on Amazon Prime, and AstraZeneca is renewing hopes for a coronavirus vaccine in 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Wall Street Legends Lee Cooperman & David Rubenstein; Buffett’s Bet on Japan; Tick, Tock
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The markets have had a record-breaking month. Investing giant Lee Cooperman shares where he’s looking for lucrative opportunities and what he expects for the upcoming election. Carlyle co-founder and co-chairman David Rubenstein shares his own investing insights, plus some wisdom from his upcoming book, “How to Lead.” Rubenstein explains the leadership--and sleep--patterns of Jeff Bezos, as well as the leadership he thinks we need as a country. Plus, Warren Buffett is making a big bet on Japanese companies, and TikTok’s time to make a deal is running out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
TikTok’s New Leader; Athletes & Activism with Billie Jean King; An RNC Agenda “Made in the U.S.A.”
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In an interview exclusive to CNBC, TikTok’s acting chief Vanessa Pappas underscores her priorities for the platform and its users as Microsoft, Walmart, Oracle, and the U.S. government attempt to reach a deal for its control. The final night of the 2020 Republican National Convention came to a close with President Donald Trump’s nomination acceptance speech and promises of an agenda “made in the U.S.A.” Pollster and strategist Frank Luntz breaks down the high- and lowlights of the evening. Plus, an interview only available on Squawk Pod: professional tennis player and activist Billie Jean King talks sports, civil rights, and speaking up in 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
NBA Activism; Kushner’s Case for Four More Years; TikTok’s CEO Turnover
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In protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, NBA players boycotted playoff games on Wednesday. Basketball teams across the league have postponed games in support of the protest, and teams in the WNBA, MLB, and MLS have all followed suit. CNBC’s Jabari Young and Patrick Rishe, Sports Business Program Director at Washington University in St. Louis, explain the power of the player in sports and activism. Senior Adviser and son-in-law to President Trump Jared Kushner makes the case for the President’s reelection ahead of the fourth and final night of the 2020 Republican National Convention. Plus, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer is out after only a few months on the job, and Jeff Bezos has hit a $200 billion record.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Palantir’s Plan to Go Public; RNC’s Second Night; Georgetown’s Virtual Moving Day
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The second night of the Republican National Convention featured a varied lineup of speakers who focused on the economy, foreign policy and social issues in their push for President Donald Trump’s reelection. CNBC Washington Correspondent, Eamon Javers, discusses Trump’s approval rating and COVID-19 response. Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments and billionaire real estate investor, says it’s too early to identify potential investments after COVID-19, and thinks “there will be significant opportunities probably in Q4 or first quarter of next year." John DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, discusses the school’s decision to shift all classes online as the pandemic wears on. Plus, the secretive Silicon Valley data company Palantir has filed to go public after 16 years of anticipation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
Eric Schmidt Re-Imagines the World; RNC Kicks Off and the Dow Shakes Up
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Google’s long-time former CEO, Eric Schmidt, says that a pandemic proves big tech isn’t all bad. Schmidt discusses the growth of trillion-dollar technology, the importance of Apple’s App Store and his concerns with the U.S. action toward TikTok’s U.S. operations. The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday, featuring speeches from Donald Trump Jr. and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. Heritage Foundation Research Fellow, Joel Griffith, and Stony Brook University Professor, Stephanie Kelton, preview the economic themes we’ll hear from the GOP & the Trump re-election campaign in this unconventional convention. Plus, major changes are coming to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, with three new companies joining the 30-stock benchmark before-the-bell on Monday. Salesforce replaces Exxon Mobil; Amgen replaces Pfizer; and Honeywell International replaces Raytheon Technologies. And, Joe Kernen gets a flat tire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Roku’s Dominance; Convalescent Plasma and Facebook vs. TikTok
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The Food and Drug Administration announced on Sunday the emergency use authorization for using convalescent plasma to treat coronavirus patients. Former FDA Commissioner and CNBC contributor, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, says “it doesn’t look like a home run, but right now we’re looking for singles and doubles”. While movie theaters were closed during the pandemic the shift to streaming accelerated. Roku’s chief financial officer, Steve Louden, discussed the increasingly crowded space, standoffs between streamers and platforms and what made his customers stream for 14 billion hours last quarter. Plus, how Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg warned Washington over TikTok...and happy waffle day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Biden’s Big Night, Pompeo on China & Tesla at $2,000
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed lingering tension between the United States and China over TikTok’s sale, trade and threats to national security. America’s top diplomat urged United Nations colleagues to restore sanctions on Iran, and Pompeo vowed to continue to go after China for policies demanding that all Chinese companies are “beholden to their security apparatus.” Former Vice President Joe Biden stated his case for uniting a coronavirus-fatigued America on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. Frank Luntz, pollster and political strategist, says “Joe Biden is ahead, and the challenges for Donald Trump are significant” heading into next week’s GOP convention. Plus, Burberry’s high-fashion masks, Tesla’s stock split and ridesharing companies Lyft and Uber received an emergency stay to continue operations in California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
Apple Touches $2 Trillion, Kamala Harris Makes History & the NFL’s First Black Team Presiden
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the first Black woman and Asian American on a major presidential ticket, formally accepted the nomination to become vice president. Frank Luntz, pollster and political strategist, breaks down day 3 of the Democratic National Convention and says the Democrats “have successfully criticized Trump but have not built up Joe Biden as of yet”. Apple hit a market cap of $2 trillion, doubling in valuation in just over two years. Raymond James Managing Director, Chris Caso, comments on the price of the stock and the future of 5G. Washington's football team is going through a significant rebranding along with its name change. Jason Wright, president of the Washington Football Team, discusses his strategy to lead the team through those changes. Plus Uber and Lyft could be out of California, and China trade talks may be back on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Target’s Sales Boom, DNC Day 2 & College COVID Outbreaks
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Day 2 of the all-virtual Democratic National Convention featured the formal nomination of Joe Biden for president. CNBC’s Washington Correspondent, Eamon Javers, reports the highlights, saying “it’s basically a 2 hour advertisement for the presidential candidate of the Democratic party.” Target reports a monster second quarter with profit up 80% and set a record for same store sales. Target CEO Brian Cornell says the company has focused on creating a safe shopping environment for the consumer. Josh Bolten, Business Roundtable CEO, reflected on the one-year anniversary of the BRT’s redefining corporate responsibility. Plus, colleges across the country are finding it may be impossible to create a coronavirus-free environment on campus and do women make better leaders in a crisis? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
Virtual DNC, New COVID Saliva Test & Big Box’s Big Quarter
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former first lady Michelle Obama headlined the first night of the 2020 all-virtual Democratic National Convention. James Pethokoukis, Economic Policy Analyst and CNBC Contributor, and Julie Margetta Morgan, Vice President of Research at the Roosevelt Institute, discuss the big takeaways from the first night and look ahead to what voters and viewers can expect in this unprecedented political season. The FDA approved a new saliva test for COVID, developed by the Yale School of Public Health. Researcher Anne Wyllie says scientists hope to get results to patients the same day or within 24 hours. Big box chains like Walmart and Home Depot make huge gains as consumer spending shifts during the pandemic. Plus, the University of North Carolina abandons in-person classes after a COVID-19 outbreak, and Oracle enters the race to buy TikTok’s U.S. operations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
Pains in the Post; Covid Compounding Inequality; Hope for American Politics
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The U.S. Postal Service is suddenly at the center of debates in Washington, and CNBC’s Ylan Mui explains why snail mail is making headlines ahead of the 2020 election. The Democratic National Convention begins Monday night, and for the first time in its near 200-year history, speakers and the nominee will be speaking virtually. Harvard Professor, AEI President Emeritus, and contributing writer for The Atlantic Arthur Brooks discusses what’s likely to come of this election’s DNC. The host of “The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks” offers a hopeful look into the American psyche during what has so far seemed like a bleak 2020. Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake shares research on Covid-19’s health and economic impact on Black households and entrepreneurs, explaining what these communities need from America’s leaders to survive and thrive. Plus, airlines are still stuck on the tarmac; CNBC’s Phil LeBeau and analyst Seth Kaplan discuss what’s next for carriers as travelers remain grounded.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
‘Epic’ Battle, NJ’s Economic Comeback & Amazon Third-Party Ruling
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Epic Games is suing Apple after the tech giant removed Fortnite’s “Battle Royale” game from the App Store. Fortnite is attempting to bypass Apple’s standard 30% App Store fee, and CNBC contributor Alex Kantrowitz says the gamer’s move is a smart one. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy lays out his steps for the Garden State’s economic comeback from the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, mail-in COVID-19 testing and a court ruling that says Amazon can be held liable for faulty third-party products sold on its website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
“Content Is King” with Movie Producer Brian Grazer; Back-to-School Uncertainties
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Movie and television producer behind “Apollo 13,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Empire,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood,” and “Arrested Development” Brian Grazer reflects on the legacy of friend and media titan Sumner Redstone. Grazer considers which media giants will be able to set themselves apart from the rest in a crowded content landscape. President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten shares her strategy for safe education during a pandemic, as well as the government's role in reopening schools. Plus, Lyft and Uber may need to hit the road out of California, at least temporarily. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
The Biden-Harris Ticket & Two Oval Offices
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Joe Biden has announced Kamala Harris as his pick for Vice President in the 2020 election. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Democratic Whip, discusses implications of Biden’s choice for the party and for the country. Political strategist and pollster Frank Luntz digs into the Biden-Harris relationship and treats Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin to a tour of his very own Oval Office. Plus, college athletic conferences are postponing seasons, and Americans are still recovering from Tropical Storm Isaias damage.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
Russia’s Covid Vaccine; IBM’s Ginni Rometty & New York Jobs CEO Council
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Vladimir Putin announced that Russia has approved the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, and that it has already been administered to one of his daughters. Without data on safety or efficacy, the rest of the world is speculating on the veracity and implications of the announcement. Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb explains why human vaccine trials are time consuming but necessary. The newly minted New York Jobs CEO Council consists of leaders from 27 NY-based companies and aims to bridge the gap between City of New York education and NYC corporate job opportunities. IBM’s Executive Chairman and former CEO Ginni Rometty and the Council’s Executive Director Gail Mellow are leading the initiative, and share why this work may be the key to combating racial and economic injustice in the area. Plus, college sports may be at a standstill. The Mid-American Conference has postponed Fall sports, and players, fans, and universities debate whether other leagues should follow.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Warren Buffett’s Big Buyback; Back to School Season; President Trump’s Executive Orders, Explained
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President Trump took unorthodox action over the weekend in an attempt to fast track pandemic relief for Americans. CNBC’s Eamon Javers breaks down each of the four orders, from delayed payroll taxes to unemployment aid. The newly reinvented Kodak is facing SEC investigations into the company’s disclosure of its deal with the US government. Summer is drawing to a close, and Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Annette Anderson highlights what’s needed to prepare students and families for the new school year--whether it be remote or in person. Plus, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway announced that it repurchased $5.1B worth of stock in May and June, the company’s largest buyback in a single period.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
Pandemic Jobs Report; Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Eyeing $43B from Bezos
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Two months of record-setting payroll growth slowed in July, but the Labor Department's monthly report still showed encouraging signs. Jason Furman, Former Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, Kate Moore, Head of Thematic Strategy at Blackrock and Steve Liesman, CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter break down the jobs report. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) discusses the latest stimulus negotiations and the U.S. economy. Plus, Nasdaq's new highs, U.S.-China tech tensions, and supporting struggling Americans: will billionaires be on the hook to cover fellow citizens' health costs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2020
The Markets, the Middle Class, & Hopes for Stimulus; Quicken Loans Parent IPO
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The markets may be nearing all-time highs, but the real economy continues to struggle amid the pandemic. Senator Bernie Sanders is calling on billionaires to help support their country in need. Stimulus negotiations press on in Washington, and Operation Hope Chairman & CEO John Hope Bryant debates “Shark Tank” co-host Kevin O’Leary on what’s fair, what’s needed, and what’s at stake in the next round of pandemic relief. Plus, Rocket Companies, the parent of Quicken Loans, IPOs on the NYSE today. CEO Jay Farner and founder, chairman, billionaire, and philanthropist Dan Gilbert share what’s next for the now-public company, and for the mortgage lending landscape.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Surveying Isaias Damage; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); College (Ghost) Towns
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Businesses still recovering from Covid-19 shutdowns are now saddled with Tropical Storm Isaias damages. CNBC’s Contessa Brewer shares the storm’s impact on insurers amid the pandemic. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, says the worst relief plan for struggling businesses is no stimulus plan. The Senator weighs in on the stimulus stalemate in Congress and TikTok’s journey from hottest teenage app to hottest political headline. CNBC’s Ylan Mui reveals the financial impact of remote university learning on college towns in America, and former White House Health Care Policy Advisor Dr. Zeke Emanuel shares action steps for how schools can reopen safely. Plus, Apple is marching toward a $2T market cap, and Disney is leaning on streaming to survive the year.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
“Tipping the Waiter” at the TikTok Table; Howard Schultz: This is a five-star emergency
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Over three million small businesses in the U.S. have closed amid the pandemic, and former Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz says that without any "significant stimulus" plans available, millions more will follow. As the coronavirus crisis wears on, schools across the country are strategizing safe education. Julie Kashen, Director at Women's Economic Justice and Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation, discusses what’s at stake for parents--and the economy--in school’s new normal. If children are staying home...who’s caring for them? Plus, Microsoft may have competition in its pitch to buy TikTok, and President Trump wants the U.S. government to receive a cut of the deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
TikTok, the App of Microsoft’s Eye; LA Clippers Chairman Steve Ballmer; Restaurateurs Seeking Relief
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Microsoft is in talks to buy some of the TikTok business from Chinese parent company ByteDance as U.S. government officials raise concerns about the platform’s risks to national security. Microsoft’s largest shareholder, former Microsoft CEO, founder of USAFacts, and Chairman of the NBA LA Clippers Steve Ballmer talks TikTok, big tech, and Covid cases. Plus, Cameron Mitchell operates dozens of successful restaurants across the country, but he says his industry won’t survive without another stimulus package.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
Big Tech Blowout, Coronavirus Relief Bill & Shake Shack Drive Thru
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The biggest tech companies and market leaders, Amazon, Apple and Facebook, reported stellar quarterly results. Legendary tech investor, Alan Patricof, says “everybody’s got to face up to the fact they are basically utilities.” Emergency unemployment benefits are set to expire today and Congress and the White House still seem far apart on an agreement. O’Shares ETFs Chairman and ”Shark Tank” Co-Host Kevin O’Leary, and Operation Hope Chairman, John Hope Bryant, discuss what they would like to see be done at the state and federal level. Plus, Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti on the company’s push in digital, and plans for Drive-Thru services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020
Washington vs. Big Tech: Taking on the Trillion-Dollar Club
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Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai, leaders of the four tech titans, testified remotely on Capitol Hill for 6 hours this week. Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Wilfred Frost recap the highlights of the hearings, from antitrust defenses to privacy concerns and technical glitches. Former White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra breaks down the evidence presented by the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee and how the hearings may change FTC, DOJ, and state-led investigations into Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Alphabet. Plus, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) raises his concerns about what might follow a big tech breakup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Kodak’s New Big Picture; SEC Chairman Jay Clayton; Dr. Scott Gottlieb
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Kodak is back. The once-giant corporation responsible for most twentieth century American memories is now reinventing itself as a drug company. Executive Chairman James Continenza explains Kodak’s comeback amid the coronavirus pandemic. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton discusses corporate hygiene as company boards cash in on their own holdings. He issues a word of advice for investors looking to get involved in SPACs, and urges transparency among corporate management. Plus, former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the race for a Covid vaccine and planning schools’ fall semesters.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2020
Bill Gates on the Race for a Vaccine, Elon Musk, & Big Tech
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In an interview exclusive to CNBC, billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates discusses the efforts to find a coronavirus vaccine and therapeutic, how those technologies may change our new normal, and when. Gates weighs in on big tech ahead of the Silicon Valley giants’ antitrust hearings this week, as well as the other tech giant: Elon Musk. Plus, when would Bill Gates send his children back to school?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Moderna CEO Racing for a Vaccine; Harlem Children’s Zone’s National Covid Relief
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As coronavirus cases spike in hot spots across the country, biopharmaceutical companies race to find a vaccine. Moderna Therapeutics has secured an additional $472 million in government funding to develop its own vaccine candidate, which begins phase 3 human trials today. Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel discusses the vaccine development and addresses concerns about his executive team’s lucrative and unscheduled stock sales over the past six months. The Harlem Children’s Zone is going national with its efforts to provide communities with holistic Covid-19 relief. President Geoffrey Canada and CEO Kwame Owusu-Kesse discuss the disproportionate effect the pandemic has had on Black communities, and share their approach to scaling relief efforts from NYC to six other cities across the US.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
Elon Musk, “A Bona Fide Texan,” & Wall Street’s Scandals, from Goldman Sachs to Tapestry
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott discusses the new $1B Tesla factory moving into Austin. After issuing a statewide mask mandate, Governor Abbott explains his strategy for keeping Texan businesses open amid rising coronavirus cases. The U.S. and China are in a diplomatic spat that’s escalating quickly, and the highly anticipated big tech hearing on the Hill has been postponed. Plus, two Wall Street scandals: Goldman Sachs has reached a settlement with Malaysia, putting the star-studded 1MDB debacle to bed, and Coach & Kate Spade parent Tapestry’s CEO abruptly resigned as questions about his past behavior came to light. Vanity Fair special correspondent and CNBC contributor William Cohan chronicles how what started as a profile on Jide Zeitlin turned into a bizarre discovery of a double life. Happy National Tequila Day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020
United Airlines CEO; Tesla’s Profits; Investor Chamath Palihapitiya
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Scott Kirby, United Airlines CEO, explains why despite safe and clean air circulation on planes, his industry won’t fully recover until a Covid-19 vaccine is widely available. Tech investor, co-owner of the NBA Golden State Warriors and Virgin Galactic Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya breaks down Tesla’s track for the S&P 500. Palihapitiya, a former Facebook insider, says big tech has “had a good run,” but a breakup is good for competition. Plus, a continuing SPAC education: Palihapitiya’s case for special-purpose acquisition companies after taking a few of his own to the public markets.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
SPAC-Man: Bill Ackman’s Pitching SPACs & Defending Profits
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Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management sponsored the largest SPAC IPO in history, raising $4B in capital. In an exclusive CNBC interview, the hedge fund billionaire makes his pitch for the insider baseball market vehicle: the special-purpose acquisition company. “Much better for the issuer, much better for the shareholder, because they get to make a thoughtful decision that’s not rushed by the typical IPO process.” Plus, four months after his “Hell is coming” comments rocked the markets, Ackman, a famous short seller, explains why less than a week after that warning, he profited over $2 billion.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2020
Classrooms & Covid; Musk’s & Bezos’s Billions; Pandemic Pivots
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Epidemiologist and Dean of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Michelle Williams suggests corporations may be the key to stemming Covid’s spread and ensuring a safe fall semester for students and teachers. Bruce Feiler, author of “Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age,” offers insight on navigating the personal and professional changes prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are each over $10 billion wealthier today than they were yesterday, and the NFL is shelling out $75 million for daily Covid testing during practice camps.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
Mark Cuban’s Tips for TikTok Traders; Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Covid Testing
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While Covid-19 cases climb in 40 states, former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb considers the American infrastructure that led the country to this point, as well as what’s needed to support its physical and financial recovery. Mavericks owner, entrepreneur, and investor Mark Cuban offers his investing tips to day traders, even the ones on TikTok. With the 1990s tech bubble in mind, Cuban encourages market participants to think long term and practice patience. He issues a reminder to investors, novice and seasoned: “Everyone’s a genius in a bull market.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
BlackRock’s Fink: Masks are needed to avoid future economic shutdowns
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The U.S. reported another record one-day spike in new Coronavirus cases on Thursday as outbreaks continue to worsen across the country, particularly in Texas, Florida and California. A growing number of politicians, health and business experts, including BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, are advocating mask-wearing amid concerns about the possibility of having to shut down the U.S. economy again to contain the spread. Fink also discussed the asset manager’s position on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and how a young generation of America’s workers are being shaped by the crisis. Plus, the Coronavirus continues to affect Netflix, Twitter, cruise companies … and Joe Kernen tries to tell the difference between the Hemsworth brothers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020
Twitter Hacked, Disney Heiress on Higher Taxes; Amazon’s Anniversary
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Hackers gained access to more than a dozen high-profile Twitter accounts yesterday, including those of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, Elon Musk and the corporate account of Apple. Facebook’s former head of security, Alex Stamos, warns about the possible future consequences and the controls that need to be in place before the 2020 elections. Disney heiress, Abigail Disney, says millionaires (yes, she is one) should pay higher taxes permanently to aid in Coronavirus recovery. Plus, Amazon celebrates its 25th anniversary on-line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
Moderna’s “Ethical Obligation” for a Vaccine … and Fast
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Moderna released promising data on its potential coronavirus vaccine trial late Tuesday, saying it generated a “robust” immune response. Moderna’s chief medical officer, Tal Zaks, says the newly released data “puts us on a positive path towards a larger phase three trial.” Plus, Apple’s tax break, United Health earnings, and the Trump Administration punishing Chinese officials for new security laws. CNBC’s Beijing Bureau Chief, Eunice Yoon, also discusses the U.K’s decision to ban Huawei from its 5G network.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
Delta & Disney World: Traveler Safety on Planes & in Parks
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Delta CEO Ed Bastian discusses his airline’s financials after a difficult quarter for the industry. He expects Delta’s journey to pandemic recovery to be choppy and years long, but in the meantime, passengers can expect mandatory masks and empty middle seats. Disney World in Florida has reopened, and Disneyland in Hong Kong has reclosed as coronavirus cases rise in both areas. New York Times reporter Brooks Barnes traveled to Disney World in Florida for the park’s reopening, and he’s impressed with the protocols in place. Plus, Tesla’s share price is soaring, but clickbait headlines about the stock could be misleading.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
Reopening Schools; Weighing More Stimulus
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA Commissioner, discusses the health risks and the political factors involved in reopening schools come September. Former White House Chief of Staff and previously the Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney considers the steps every state needs to take to help businesses and the national economy back to their feet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
Chicago Mayor; Business from Barbados; Procter & Gamble: “Let’s #TalkAboutBias”
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Procter & Gamble is using its position as one of the world’s largest advertisers to combat racism with powerful ad campaigns. P&G Chief Communications Officer Damon Jones says two videos released this week, “The Choice” and “Let’s #TalkAboutBias,” are part of the CPG giant’s long-standing strategy to encourage activism and dismantle inequality. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses her plans for reopening her city and maintaining safety for its residents. Plus, Barbados may be open for (remote) business. The Caribbean island is considering a year-long Welcome Stamp for remote workers to relocate to its sunny shores.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
Pete Buttigieg & Joe Biden’s $700B Plan; “How to Build a Life”
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: Pete Buttigieg, former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana and previously a Democratic Presidential candidate, discusses Joe Biden’s $700 billion “Buy American” campaign. Buttigieg explains why he supports Biden’s plan to maintain U.S. global competitiveness and support economic recovery with tax policies and government investments. Harvard Professor and AEI President Emeritus Arthur Brooks shares his family’s journey building an American life and finding happiness in his “How to Build a Life” series for The Atlantic. He considers the value of college, the definition of entrepreneurship, and the path ahead for the American economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
Facebook’s Civil Rights Zoom Call; The New College Campus
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"There are no nuances to white nationalism.” Over 750 companies have agreed to pull or pause their Facebook advertising spending as part of the Stop Hate for Profit campaign. After a virtual meeting about moderating racist content with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and other Facebook executives, the organizers of the boycott expressed deep disappointment. Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, one of the organizers and participants in the civil rights Zoom call, urges Facebook to see and act on the “thick black lines about what’s in bounds and out of bounds” when it comes to upholding civil rights on its platform. Plus, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels lays out his plan for reopening campus and keeping students safe in the fall semester. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
Government Spending Sprees: Novavax’s Vaccine and U.S. Business Relief
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Vaccine maker Novavax received $1.6B from the U.S. government for “Operation Warp Speed,” an effort to expedite the race for a coronavirus vaccine. Novavax CEO Stanley Erck maps out his timeline for vaccine distribution. The government has also poured trillions of dollars into the American financial recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, and Jason Furman, former Chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, says the government is battling two concurrent recessions. He and AEI’s Michael Strain discuss whether more stimulus is still needed to rescue the U.S. economy. Plus, TikTok is dancing its way out of Hong Kong, Palantir is preparing for its IPO, and Patrick Mahomes just closed a $500 million deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Warren Buffett’s $4 Billion Check; The “Second Wave”; Elon Musk’s (Very) Short Shorts
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Warren Buffett has made Berkshire Hathaway’s first purchase since the pandemic began in a near $10 billion deal to buy Dominion Energy. Becky Quick, who broke the story, explains Buffett’s path to this purchase, and its implications for the future. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is calling the spikes in Covid-19 cases the “second wave” of the pandemic in the United States. Former Allergan CEO Brent Saunders discusses Regeneron’s phase 3 trials of antibody therapy and America’s path forward. He sees an opportunity to maintain both physical and economic health across the country. Plus, Tesla is now the world’s most valuable car company by market cap, and Elon Musk is mocking the stock’s short sellers with some shorts of his own.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening America
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Listen to the final episode of CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
Gary Vee’s Wine Deal; Cisco Systems CEO
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Gary Vaynerchuk, the entrepreneur behind VaynerMedia, VaynerX, and Empathy Wines has struck a deal with Constellation Brands. The internet celebrity discusses why Constellation’s Empathy acquisition is a match made in the heavens with Constellation’s President of Wine and Spirits, Robert Hanson. Vaynerchuk, followed by over 12 million social media accounts, calls out corporations pulling their advertising from Facebook, calling those companies “hypocritical.” Chuck Robbins, CEO of telecom company and WebEx owner Cisco, discusses his organization’s role in global connectivity in a time of two crises. Plus, big tech’s CEOs are gearing up for testimony on the House floor, and companies and state governments are rolling back their plans for reopening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
Building a New Normal: Police Reform & FreshDirect
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AT&T Executive Chairman and Business Roundtable Chairman Randall Stephenson reveals how the BRT’s coalition of 200 CEOs are thinking about calls to defund the police. He shares AT&T’s vision and action plans for a diverse and equitable workplace. FreshDirect CEO David McInerney discusses the grocery delivery boom throughout the pandemic and how the food landscape may be forever altered.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
2020’s First Half; Uber’s Appetite; Lululemon’s New Mirror
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The first half of 2020 is over, finally. University of Pennsylvania Wharton Professor Jeremy Siegel explains why the market whiplash investors weathered in 1H might very well continue until political and pandemic uncertainties are resolved. Real estate and hospitality magnate Barry Sternlicht calls for states to reopen despite those uncertainties, just as he has for the last few months. Plus, Uber is reportedly gearing up for an acquisition, and the ridesharing giant has an appetite for Postmates delivery. Lululemon is also expanding its business, moving from workout clothes to workout technologies with the at-home fitness innovator Mirror.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Pricing Remdesivir; Instagram Co-Founder’s Covid Tracking Data
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Drug maker Gilead has announced pricing for its Covid treatment Remdesivir, but it’s more expensive in the U.S. than in other developed countries. Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day explains the health care factors in setting the drug’s cost. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom launched the Covid-19 case tracker website RT.live in April. The site breaks down infection cases and potential for continued spread state by state. Systrom explains how RT.live is a tool for Americans to stay informed about their communities, and former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb shares how the site’s data can help U.S. states stay safe. Plus, another “friend” bites the dust. Companies continue to pull their advertising spending from Facebook as the #StopHateforProfit campaign gains momentum.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2020
NJ Governor Phil Murphy; VP Biden’s Lead in the Polls
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New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut are asking travelers from states with spiking Covid infections to self-isolate upon arrival. NJ Governor Phil Murphy discusses best practices for the tristate area as national reopening plans are underway. Joe Biden has pulled ahead of President Trump in the election polls, and political strategist and pollster Frank Luntz says it’s now Biden’s election to lose. According to Luntz, undecided voters are seeking gentler rhetoric from the President in his reelection campaign. Plus, Ford’s new pickup truck is taking remote work on wheels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 26, 2020
Hitting Pause: Companies, Consumers, & the Markets
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New spikes in coronavirus cases around the U.S. have signaled a yellow light for companies, consumers, and the markets betting on a nationwide reopening. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA Commissioner, warns of a time gap between implementation of policy and affecting Covid-19’s spread. Steps taken now amid infection spikes, he says, will help states in a few weeks. Disney has indefinitely postponed reopening California theme parks amid the case spikes, although Florida properties are still on track for a July reopening despite employee petitions to delay. Media watcher and Lightshed Partners co-founder Rich Greenfield says Disney’s plans for Florida point to a media giant under financial pressure. Plus, markets also took a signal from the cautious road to reopening; Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian is looking for the next anchor for the stock market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 25, 2020
Big Tech & Small Business: Sen. Mark Warner & Operation Hope’s John Bryant
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Washington is turning up the heat on Silicon Valley. After a whirlwind month of flagged tweets and suggested rollbacks of Section 230, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) discusses his hopes for new tech legislation and the risks of the revisions already proposed. As states reopen, entrepreneurs, particularly Black small business owners, are faced with a steep road to recovery. Operation Hope Founder, Chairman, and CEO John Hope Bryant explains what’s needed to support Black business amid a health and social crisis. Plus, fireworks, fireworks everywhere. And not an end in sight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 24, 2020
Apple’s Unveilings; Trade Deal Doubts; Faux Meat Foods
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At Apple’s first virtual Developers Conference, CEO Tim Cook revealed new software, new features, and a new plan for hardware. Apple’s filling user needs everywhere from sleep cycle to car engine. Are trade negotiations with China “over,” or “intact”? China Beige Book International’s Leland Miller discusses the U.S.-China trade relationship and the comments from President Trump’s top trade advisor that spooked the markets. Plus, Starbucks is grilling up some fake meat for customers. American stores are striking up a new partnership with Impossible Foods. And, Docusign is making big moves as a stay-at-home stock. Dan Springer, the company’s CEO, says the 130% increase in the digital signatory app’s share price is proof that some coronavirus pandemic trends will be here to stay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 23, 2020
White House NEC Director Larry Kudlow; Dr. Scott Gottlieb
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New York City kicks off Phase Two of its reopening as states across the country experience upticks in coronavirus cases. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the likelihood of a resurgence, and encourages the U.S. to consider following the British “Recovery” approach to moving past the Covid-19 pandemic. White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow does not expect a second wave of the virus, and considers the steps taken in the U.S. to manage the spread. He, President Trump, and Vice President Pence are not intending to shut down the national economy, despite hot spots across the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 20, 2020
Juneteenth Episode: People are hungry for change
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Today we observe Juneteenth, the day commemorating when enslaved African Americans in the South learned of their freedom in 1865. Lisa Lewin, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Ethical Ventures, reminds executives that they can and should take action to address inequality. She shares action steps and details of her Business Racial Equity Pledge. 99 years ago this June, a successful pillar of early Black entrepreneurship was burned to the ground in Tulsa, Oklahoma in one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history. Local business owners Venita Cooper, Glory Wells, and Ricco Wright discuss the resilience of Black Wall Street and share a hopeful future. Melissa Bradley, founder of business accelerator 1863 Ventures, co-founder of Ureeka, and former Presidential Appointee under two administrations, discusses the role investors play in closing opportunity gaps for Black businesses. Plus, an exclusive interview with BLCK VC’s Frederik Groce about Black representation in venture capital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 19, 2020
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings; Department of Justice VS. Big Tech
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The Department of Justice has submitted a proposal to Congress, recommending a rollback of the immunity shield that protects internet companies from liability for what’s posted on their platforms. Former White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra discusses the “good, bad, and the ugly” of the Section 230 legal framework introduced in the 1990s. The Anti-Defamation League and five other organizations took out an ad in the LA Times: #StopHateforProfit. ADL CEO and National Director Jonathan Greenblatt explains the group’s campaign urging global corporations to take an “ad pause” from Facebook in July and in doing so, push Mark Zuckerberg to make changes to his platform. Plus, CNBC’s interview about race, inequity, and opportunity gaps with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, UNCF CEO Michael Lomax, Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell, and Morehouse College President David Thomas. Hastings is donating $120 million to HBCUs and raising the bar for corporate executives.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 18, 2020
General Motors CEO Mary Barra; Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban
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Mary Barra, General Motors Chairman & CEO, says her company is on track to resume its pre-Covid production, but the pandemic is not the only crisis that’s prompted change internally at GM. Barra explains being “impatient and disgusted” at Americans’ passive responses to racial inequality, and shares her strategy for building a more open, equitable work environment. Mavericks owner, entrepreneur, and investor Mark Cuban is also speaking out against racial bias in the U.S., urging white Americans to confront their privilege and to speak up, even when it’s difficult, even when it hurts. Ahead of the much anticipated return of professional sports, Cuban discusses plans for safe play.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 17, 2020
A Potential Covid Breakthrough; CNBC Disruptors: Stripe CEO
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An Oxford University trial revealed that Dexamethasone, a common and inexpensive steroid, has been shown to improve survival rates in some Covid-19 patients. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell and Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discuss the significance of this finding and its impact on health workers, global hope, and U.S. markets. CNBC has unveiled its annual list of Disruptors, a group of 50 up-and-coming companies disrupting industries and legacy brands. Number one on the list: payment platform Stripe. CEO John Collison shares how his platform’s been helping businesses stay afloat throughout the pandemic, and how he plans to keep his own business growing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 16, 2020
Reopenings and Resurgence: Dr. Scott Gottlieb & Yelp’s Small Business Data
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA Commissioner and CNBC board member at Pfizer and Illumina discusses concerns about a second wave of Covid-19 in states attempting to reopen, as well as the potential consequences. Justin Norman, Yelp’s Vice President of Data, shares the stats on small businesses reopening across the country, in a dataset exclusively for CNBC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening America
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Jun 13, 2020
Carlyle’s David Rubenstein, Mega-Bank Architect Sandy Weill, & a Blast from Warren Buffett’s Past
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Investor, philanthropist, and author David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, discusses the market sell-off and a bumpy economic recovery amid two simultaneous crises in America. The “father” of big banking, Wall Street legend and former Citigroup head Sandy Weill is working to address inequality by reforming classrooms alongside NAF CEO JD Hoye. Weill and Hoye explain education’s role in closing opportunity gaps for Black Americans, and they offer executives a way to participate. Plus, in 1962, the US markets experienced a “flash crash” in the last 70 minutes of a May trading day. One day later, a 31-year-old Warren Buffett gave an interview on his takeaways from the market’s alarming sell-off. Becky, Joe, and Andrew share an excerpt of that interview and discuss Buffett’s perspective and The Kennedy Slide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 12, 2020
Honeywell CEO; America’s Covid Recovery; Useful CEO Responses to BLM
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As the U.S. attempts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Honeywell CEO Darius Adamczyk shares his company’s efforts to prepare Americans for whatever comes in the post-Covid normal. Southern Bancorp CEO Darrin Williams discusses his expectations for America’s Covid-19 recovery and its path forward from centuries of systemic racism. Journalist and CNBC contributor Joanne Lipman highlights the CEO missteps in the wake of the #MeToo movement and outlines a playbook for impactful executive actions responding to calls for equity amid the Black Lives Matter movement.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 11, 2020
Citigroup’s Ray McGuire: Maybe This Time It’s Different
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Ray McGuire, Vice Chairman of Citigroup, calls for executive action in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other Black Americans. He recommends companies work to close the opportunity gap in the U.S. with investments in early education technology for Black communities. As he recounts his own journey to Wall Street boardrooms, he says, “It’s not about me...it’s about all of those kids who look like me.” As nationwide protests of systemic racism continue, states across the country attempt to reopen their economies and stem a resurgence of Covid-19. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the uncertain path ahead and highlights which states are on the right track.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening America
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Jun 10, 2020
Finding Solutions: Stanley Druckenmiller, Harlem Children’s Zone, & Richard Parsons
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As nationwide civil unrest continues, Richard Parsons, one of America’s first Black Fortune 500 CEOs, presents business leaders with options for challenging the economic status quo. Parsons, the former Chairman of Citi, CBS, Time Warner, and the LA Clippers, underscores executive accountability to society as well as to shareholders. Harlem Children’s Zone incoming CEO Kwame Owusu-Kesse joins legendary investor Stanley Druckenmiller for a conversation about reinvesting profits into community infrastructure to disrupt systemic inequality. Druckenmiller recounts his investments--wins and losses--but considers his partnership with HCZ to be his best yet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening America
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Jun 09, 2020
IAC Chairman Barry Diller: Birdbrains, Business, & Social Justice; Jobs “Misclassification” Explained
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The May jobs report encouraged investors last week, but it’s raising economists’ eyebrows this week. The Washington Post reporter Heather Long explains the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “misclassification” footnote that has all but eclipsed the encouraging signs of U.S. economic recovery. IAC and Expedia Chairman Barry Diller shares his bold calls for business leaders, from relationships with shareholders to responses to social justice demands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Crisis in America
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Listen to CNBC's special report as traders focus on reopening the economy amid the Coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest around the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2020
Walmart CEO & Business Roundtable Chairman Doug McMillon
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Doug McMillon, Walmart CEO and Chairman of the Business Roundtable, announces the BRT’s new CEO collaborative committee to advance racial equity and justice solutions. In discussing his CNBC.com op ed, “And Justice for All: Unshackling the Potential for Every American,” Blue Meridian Partners’ Jim Shelton takes American executives to task. He says calls for justice and acknowledging history are not enough; he calls for corporate action beyond boardrooms and press releases. Plus, Allianz Chief Economic Advisor and Squawk Box regular Mohamed El-Erian makes sense of the market rebound in the face of two American crises.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 05, 2020
Marriott & Bank of America: Persistence & Progress
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Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan discusses why his bank’s $1B pledge to address inequality is just the beginning of the financial industry’s work to effect social change. Arne Sorenson, CEO of the world’s largest hotel chain Marriott, emphasizes the importance of business leader coordination and persistence in the push for policy reform.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 04, 2020
Harlem Children’s Zone, Johnson & Johnson: C-Suite & Community Change
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President of the Harlem Children’s Zone, activist Geoffrey Canada, shares his cradle-to-career strategy in supporting young communities of color. Alex Gorsky, CEO of the world’s largest health care company Johnson & Johnson, pushes for productive conversations about inequality and diversity in the boardroom and corresponding concrete business plans beyond it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Crisis in America
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Jun 03, 2020
Ariel’s Mellody Hobson: Corporate America, Talk Is Cheap
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Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO of the largest African American-owned investment firm in the U.S., urges for genuine leadership among her corporate peers, and challenges them to stand up for justice beyond a well-meaning press release. Chairman and outgoing AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson vocally defended the Black Lives Matter movement in 2016 after the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling in Louisiana. Today, he reiterates his message that tolerance is not enough, and he urges other corporate leaders to facilitate impactful dialogue and action internally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
Special Report | Crisis In America
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Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
America’s Two Crises
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Protests continue across the country as Americans demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other black citizens who’ve died at the hands of the police. In a candid and powerful interview, Merck CEO Ken Frazier highlights economic opportunity--and lack thereof--in the United States racial divide. Robin Hood CEO, veteran, and author Wes Moore delivers a poignant commentary on protests that turn violent and the collective pain in the black community.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
Special Report | The Path Forward
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May 30, 2020
Twitter and Trump; Bank of America CEO on Economic Comeback
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Twitter and President Trump spar over social media censorship. Former White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra suggests negotiating industry standards on appropriate content across social media platforms to help mitigate the escalating tensions. Plus, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan sees light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel as economies begin to reopen.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening
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May 29, 2020
Mark Zuckerberg & the Arbiters of Truth
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“I don’t think that Facebook or internet platforms in general should be arbiters of truth.” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg considers social media’s obligation to censor--and not censor--information available on their platforms. In an extended interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin, Zuckerberg discusses his company’s role in politics, truth, and the future of work. Plus, Andrew reflects on the interview in a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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May 28, 2020
Streaming Schedule: HBO Max & Papa John’s Delivery
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“Our goal, frankly, is not to be Netflix.” AT&T’s incoming CEO John Stankey explains the company’s $4 billion bet on HBO Max. He shares his strategy for the platform, from its price point to its timeline and its rivals. Plus, Papa John’s delivers--profits, that is. May proved to be the chain’s best sales period in its 30+ year history. CEO Rob Lynch discusses pizza in the pandemic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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May 27, 2020
The Race for a Vaccine; Tracker Apps; ‘The Art of Happiness’
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Shopify’s ecommerce business has boomed over 70% since the pandemic began, and COO Harley Finkelstein credits the platform’s ability to connect entrepreneurs with their customers, wherever they might be. Merck joins the race for a Covid-19 vaccine, but former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is betting on more than one drug maker to see us through the pandemic. Arthur Brooks, columnist for The Atlantic and AEI President Emeritus, discusses escalating tensions between the U.S. and China and the pandemic’s role in shaping the future of American politics and values. Plus, China’s tech-savvy strategy curb Covid-19’s spread comes at a cost Americans may not be willing to pay.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
Robert Smith, Vista Equity Partners; PPP & Minority-Owned Businesses
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Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners discusses his role working with the White House on the roll-out of PPP, and how to get the loans in the hands of the most in need, including minority-owned small businesses. Plus, Restaurateur Cameron Mitchell, founder and CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, discusses adapting to the “new normal” as businesses reopen. Cameron Mitchell operates over 30 restaurants across 12 states. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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May 23, 2020
Joe Biden, Presidential Candidate & Former Vice President
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“That’s not the capitalist system!” Apparent Democratic nominee Joe Biden discusses economic routes to American recovery, his tax proposals, taking a stance on China, and winning the progressive vote in November. Plus, Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin share their post-game analysis of the interview.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening
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May 22, 2020
Coca-Cola CEO; NJ Governor on Reopening: Data Determines Dates
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New Jersey is reopening its beaches just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy explains his state’s strategy for getting back to business as the pandemic wages on. Plus Coca-Cola sales shrunk as restaurants, offices, and other away from home channels closed their doors. CEO James Quincey shares how Coca-Cola is attempting to make up for the lost business, and how he’s gauging consumer trends during the pandemic and beyond. Plus, how are you looking after your hair...and your home in isolation? The Squawk team reveals their methods for working from home, from Mr. Vacuum and Mr. Laundry to at-home hairdressing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Travel & Contact Tracing
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May 21, 2020
Walmart CEO: When I think of the future, I think locally first
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Doug McMillon, CEO of America’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer and one of the country’s biggest employers, discusses his company’s efforts to support Walmart’s current associates while simultaneously making 200,000 new hires during the pandemic. As Chairman of the Business Roundtable, McMillon outlines his view of corporate responsibility in a global crisis. Plus, first reports are rarely right. And even if they are, there’s usually more to the story. Joe, Becky, and Andrew discuss the value in providing context behind the day’s headlines.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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May 20, 2020
Magic Johnson; Galatoire’s New Orleans; Main Street Recovery
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NBA legend and entrepreneur Magic Johnson has teamed up with MBE Capital Partners CEO Rafael Martinez to deploy $100 million to fund loans for minority- and women-owned small businesses hit by the Covid-19 shutdowns. Melvin Rodrigue, CEO of New Orleans iconic restaurant Galatoire’s, joined industry leaders at the White House for a meeting about the administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. He discusses what he and his fellow restaurateurs need to keep serving their customers--and their employees--after the pandemic. Plus, real estate magnate and hospitality CEO Barry Sternlicht is calling for U.S. businesses to reopen as long as they comply with health recommendations. As it is, he says, America’s Main Streets will never look the same.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Vaccine Latest
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May 19, 2020
Racing for a Vaccine: Moderna’s Phase 1 Human Trial
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Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel shares the first human data for a Covid-19 vaccine program. Early results from the study are promising, and the markets agree. Surgeon, author, and The New Yorker staff writer Dr. Atul Gawande has a “Regimen for Reentry” as the United States plans reopening businesses in the wake of the pandemic. Plus, sagas from Silicon Valley: Grubhub spurns an Uber union, Softbank weathers a leadership and monetary loss, and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is taking on big tech (again) via Twitter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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May 16, 2020
Life, Travel, & Security After a Pandemic
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U.S. retail sales have plummeted as Americans cut back spending on non-essential items. Chinese businesses are largely up and running again, although CNBC Beijing Bureau Chief Eunice Yoon says life in the aftermath of the coronavirus looks very different from life before it. Mobile phones generate unique barcodes of health and travel data, and hazmat suits and temperature checkpoints are part of the country’s new normal. CEO of touchless airport security company CLEAR explains handsfree travel technology and health data collection in a post-Covid world. Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun is facing some backlash after he said that a major airline carrier may not survive the Covid crisis. CNBC’s Phil Lebeau discusses airline leadership and how lawmakers are now getting involved in the effort to socially distance plane passengers. Pilot Dennis Tajer, spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association, is calling for concrete guidance from the FAA and the Department of Transportation to keep the industry from collapsing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Remdesivir Challenges
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May 15, 2020
Eric Schmidt, Google’s Former CEO; A Potential “She-Cession” Looms
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Eric Schmidt, Google’s former CEO and Executive Chairman, has teamed up with New York Governor Cuomo. Schmidt explains technology’s role in the Covid-19 pandemic, from surviving it to ending it, and through whatever comes afterward. In a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, Andrew Ross Sorkin shares context on the man who built Google into the behemoth we know today, and the backlash that comes with asking billionaires for help in a crisis. Plus, journalist and CNBC contributor Joanne Lipman says a successful economic reopening depends on supporting women in the workforce.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Recession vs. Reopening
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May 14, 2020
Kara Swisher on Elon Musk: He’s not bluffing
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“I don’t love to compare him to Trump but these techniques…are not dissimilar.” Pivot podcast co-host and Silicon Valley journalist Kara Swisher talks Tesla and says Elon Musk is not bluffing in his threat to relocate his California manufacturing. Musk may be eager to reopen economies and get back to business, but Director of the NIAID Dr. Anthony Fauci is warning the U.S. about the dangers of reopening state economies too soon. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) discusses his state’s gradual reopening and the House Democrats’ $3T pandemic relief proposal. Plus, CEO of direct-to-consumer online shoe retailer M.Gemi explains how his company is ramping business back up as Italy’s economy reopens and America’s remains largely closed.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Democratic Aid
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May 13, 2020
Musk vs. California; Virgin Galactic Chairman; Crypto & Covid
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Virgin Galactic Chairman, Social Capital founder, Facebook alumnus, and outspoken investor Chamath Palihapitiya weighs in on Tesla and its famed founder, the Fed’s controversial moves, and roles governments and businesses should play during a pandemic. Plus, bestselling author Ben Mezrich has teamed up with The Boston Globe in his newest work, a slow-release novella available chapter by chapter throughout May. The writer behind “The Social Network,” “Bitcoin Billionaires,” and “Q,” a 2015 book about a pandemic forcing New York City into quarantine speaks to our new world of crypto-investing, streaming, and staying home.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
Paul Tudor Jones: America’s Love of Freedom, Its Greatest Strength & Greatest Weakness
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Hedge fund titan and Robin Hood founder Paul Tudor Jones weighs in on the markets, the American spirit, and charity amid the pandemic. Tonight’s Robin Hood Foundation Annual Benefit will be hosted virtually by Tina Fey. Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains the recently approved antigen test that identifies asymptomatic Covid carriers. PayPal CEO Dan Schulman shares how his platform is monitoring and accommodating shifting consumer behavior during the pandemic. Plus, Elon Musk’s busy weekend: filing a lawsuit against a California county and celebrating his partner Grimes’ first Mother’s Day with X Æ A-12. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Your Business & Reopening America
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May 09, 2020
Unemployment Hits 14.7%; Uber CEO Navigating a Crisis
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The historic April jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department revealed the highest level of unemployment since the Great Depression. Market historian and UPenn Wharton Professor Jeremy Siegel shares some context for these numbers, as well as his projections for America post-Covid. Plus, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi explains his plan to support and protect drivers providing essential services during the crisis.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: California Reopening & Moderna Vaccine
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May 08, 2020
Goldman’s Former Head Lloyd Blankfein: Poverty & GDP Are Also Health Issues
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Lloyd Blankfein, former Goldman Sachs CEO and famed risk manager, discusses reopening economies to spare Americans further economic--and possibly physical--damage, and he shares lessons learned from the last financial crisis. United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explains Covid diplomacy as the U.S. looks to China for help in ending the global pandemic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Amazon Death & Child Illness
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May 07, 2020
Covid’s Mutations & Treatments; The (New) Office with Architectural Digest
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A new report suggests that Covid-19 has mutated into a new, strong strain; former head of the FDA Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains the relationship between virus mutations and increased infectiousness. Adaptive Biotechnologies CEO explains how his company is working on developing coronavirus treatments using human immune systems. Plus, office culture as we know it may change once the pandemic subsides. Features Director at Architectural Digest Sam Cochran discusses building a new normal in the workplace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Pfizer Vaccine & Food Prices
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May 06, 2020
Doordash CEO & the Essential Gig Economy; Reddit Co-Founder; WeWork Saga Continued
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United Airlines is warning employees about job cuts after it accepted federal aid to avoid layoffs. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reveals that this move may be just the beginning of Covid’s impact on the airline industry. Tech players big and small may have the ability to trace cases of coronavirus, but will they get permission? Reddit co-founder and venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian explains the challenge ahead for technologists as Americans weigh personal privacy against public health. Food delivery platform Doordash is teaming up with Pennsylvania’s Attorney General to keep essential delivery workers safe. The company’s CEO and the PA AG laud gig economy workers on the front lines of the pandemic. WeWork’s Adam Neumann is making headlines again; CNBC’s Deirdre Bosa discusses the latest chapter--and lawsuit--in the co-working intrigue. Plus, at-home haircuts, fridge staples’ rising costs, and social media tensions between China and the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Airlines & Future of Sports
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May 05, 2020
Warren Buffett: “Nothing can stop America”
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Berkshire Hathaway’s 2020 annual shareholder meeting, the “Woodstock for Capitalists” -- which allows the company’s 40,000+ investors to question the Oracle of Omaha directly -- was hosted virtually for the first time ever. The four-hour live-streamed presentation and Q&A gave insight into Warren Buffett’s investing mindset amid the coronavirus crisis. Becky Quick joins the podcast with exclusive insight and highlights from the meeting. Chief Economic Adviser of Allianz, Mohamed El-Erian, discusses Warren Buffett’s take on the markets and the impact of the Fed’s emergency response to the coronavirus crisis. Plus, words of hope from Apple CEO Tim Cook to the class of 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Gilead & COVID-19 Testing
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May 02, 2020
Gilead’s Remdesivir, the Drug that Could Treat Covid-19
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Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day shares details of Remdesivir’s two positive trials against Covid-19. He explains collaboration among global drugmakers, the process of finding a treatment for coronavirus, and worldwide, equitable distribution of the drug once it’s developed. CNBC’s Senior Health Science Reporter Meg Tirrell traces the history of Remdesivir, as well as the world’s response to pandemics in the past. In a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, Tirrell tracks the drugmakers still in the race for a Covid vaccine and treatment, and she explains covering the pandemic accurately amid rapidly evolving headlines.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Healthcare & Reopening
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May 01, 2020
Elon Musk off Script; Jobless Claims with U.S. Labor Secretary; Former White House Insider Steve Bannon
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s expletive-laced rant and subsequent tweet about American shelter-in-place orders has Wall Street and Main Street abuzz. The rolling total of Americans who’ve filed for unemployment in the last six weeks has topped 30 million; U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia assures Americans that there’s reason to hold on to optimism. Plus, former White House insider Steve Bannon takes on China and warns that the Chinese Communist Party will have to answer to citizens around the world who wonder about its role in the pandemic’s spread.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Gilead Latest
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Apr 30, 2020
Chasing Wellness: Gilead’s Remdesivir & Tools for Healthy Isolation
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A new study from the NIAID revealed that at least 50% of Covid-19 patients treated with a 5-day dosage of Gilead’s Remdesivir reported improved symptoms and were discharged from the hospital within two weeks. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb describes the treatment as “part of a better toolbox” for fighting the coronavirus, but “not a home run.” Plus, Mindy Grossman, CEO of WW International, (formerly known as Weight Watchers) discusses keeping her business and our bodies well during quarantine.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening Malls
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Apr 29, 2020
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin & Brown University President Christina Paxton
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The Paycheck Protection Program resumed this week with a fresh infusion of $310 billion for America’s small businesses. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addresses flaws in the relief package, including why stimulus intended for small businesses inadvertently helped big players, like the LA Lakers and Shake Shack. Secretary Mnuchin, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, shares how how government relief will review large loans before granting forgiveness, and explains why this crisis is different from the problems in 2008. Plus, Brown University President Christina Paxton shares what it will take to reopen campus, from widespread testing to student body privacy concessions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Expanding Testing
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Apr 28, 2020
NJ Governor: ‘Everyone’s got a plan until you’re punched in the face’
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New York and New Jersey have the highest number of coronavirus cases and related deaths in the U.S. As leaders in other states plan to reopen businesses amid the pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy weighs the country’s preparedness for crisis and the state-by-state financial troubles brought on by widespread shutdowns. The New York Times Foreign Affairs columnist Tom Friedman highlights America’s need for strong and transparent leadership, especially in a pandemic. Plus genetic cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic Dr. Michael Ackerman, issues a warning about the cardiac risks that may accompany the widely-praised Covid-19 treatment, hydroxychloroquine.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
Special Report | The Path Forward: Your Business
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In this CNBC special report, Shark Tank's Daymond John and individual business owners discuss challenges and struggles in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2020
Do Not Drink the Bleach; Another Round of Relief; Drafting from Home
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An accidental post on the WHO website revealed that Gilead’s coronavirus treatment Remdesivir may fall short of the world’s high expectations. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains the various Covid-19 drugs in pharmaceutical pipelines and urges the public not to ingest disinfectant while they wait for an approved treatment. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) discusses entitlement costs and the additional coronavirus relief spending package approved by Congress. Plus, the show--or the NFL draft--must go on, even from home.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Apr 24, 2020
Another 4.4 Million; Reopening Georgia; Oil, Oil Everywhere
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Description: The Labor Department’s latest jobless claims report revealed another 4.4 million Americans signed up for unemployment benefits, bringing the five-week total to over 26 million people. Despite backlash from health care officials and President Trump, Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp plans to begin reopening parts of the state’s economy, including spas, gyms, and beauty salons. A small business owner in Atlanta says she’s not ready. Virginia Senator Mark Warner explains the trouble with reopening state economies without sufficient data. Plus, longtime energy analyst and Pulitzer Prize winner Dan Yergin explains oil’s wild ride, its plummeted demand, and where all of the excess will go.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Apr 23, 2020
At-Home Covid Tests; Awash in Oil; U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow
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Labcorp has developed the first FDA-approved at-home coronavirus test, available to first responders and frontline workers. Labcorp CEO Adam Schechter explains the process and what’s next in the battle against Covid. As people around the globe stay home, demand for oil has dropped to unprecedented levels, triggering one of the biggest oil routs in history and questions about where to store oil that no one needs. The White House’s voice on economic policy, NEC Director Larry Kudlow, explains the administration’s efforts to keep businesses afloat throughout the pandemic.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Federal Aid
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Apr 22, 2020
Reopening the Economy: Howard Schultz, Connecticut Governor & Fmr. FDA Head
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The price of U.S. crude oil plunged below zero for the first time in history. As the U.S. attempts to look beyond the pandemic, state leaders are planning to coordinate reopening their jurisdictions; Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is working with six other states, and he does not expect Connecticut’s schools to reopen earlier than May 20th. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the complications that accompany any timeline for reopening, from health liabilities to social distancing in a post-Covid society. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz considers America’s moral and economic obligation to support small business during the crisis.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Oil Plunge
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Apr 21, 2020
Shake Shack’s Big Return; Microsoft’s President; Covid-Positive Plasma Treatments
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In Washington and beyond, Americans debate the timeline and the pros and cons of getting back to work. CNBC’s Eamon Javers discusses the push for further federal assistance as small businesses nationwide struggle to stay afloat throughout the pandemic. Shake Shack originally received financial relief but has since returned it for redistribution among smaller businesses in more urgent need. Microsoft Teams and Microsoft-owned Skype have surged as employees around the world adapt to sheltering--and working--in place. Microsoft President and long-serving executive Brad Smith discusses the boost in platform usage and how Microsoft balances the Covid-19 crisis with everything else. Plus, the head of New Jersey’s largest hospital system has personally recovered from the coronavirus, and he explains a new technology using plasma from covid-positive patients to help the sick.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Apr 18, 2020
Rooting for Remdesivir; Pharmaceuticals & the Push for Progress
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Gilead’s experimental Covid-19 treatment caught the markets’ attention after STAT News reported encouraging early results in its phase 3 trial. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains the antiviral Remdesivir and explains its potential role in flattening the pandemic’s curve. French pharmaceutical company Sanofi has partnered with peer GlaxoSmithKline to develop a Covid-19 vaccine in the next 18 months. Sanofi has also partnered with a startup to create a coronavirus test using a smartphone. CEO Paul Hudson explains the news, the technology, and the path ahead for a healthier planet.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Restarting the Economy
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Apr 17, 2020
Who Deserves a Bailout?
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Former Administrator of the 9/11 Compensation Fund Ken Feinberg warns Americans to avoid drawing parallels between the Covid-19 pandemic and previous crises in history. He explores the moral hazard of supporting an economy reeling from an unexpected tragedy. Chairman of IAC Corp. Barry Diller expects the U.S. to come back to life in six months or possibly longer, but to get there, he says Americans will have to overcome their fear. In the meantime, everyone should get a bailout. Plus, Joe, Becky, and Andrew discuss what it will take to reopen the country and to keep it running.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Consumer Spending
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Apr 16, 2020
Dr. Sam Waksal; Searching for Antibodies; A-Rod Goes “All In’ to Fight Hunger
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Immunologist and former CEO of pharmaceuticals company ImClone Systems Dr. Sam Waksal explains the science that he believes will carry us through the coronavirus crisis. Scientists are looking to Covid-19 survivors for antibodies as they race to develop a vaccine, and testing kits may be easiest to find among the wealthy on Florida’s Fisher Island. Plus, Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin and Alex Rodriguez discuss the #AllInChallenge, encouraging celebrities to donate experiences and one-of-a-kind items to raise money for organizations addressing food insecurity during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Apr 15, 2020
Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine Hunt; Zoom Rooms; Activision Blizzard CEO’s Calls of Duty
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Stephane Bancel, CEO of biotechnology company Moderna, maps out his timeline for a coronavirus vaccine and explains the details of Moderna’s Covid-19 study and the nuances of the human immune system. Zoom CFO Kelly Steckelberg explains the videoconferencing platform’s role in a pandemic and beyond. She addresses security concerns over “Zoom bombs” and considers the future of work. Plus Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, the company behind Candy Crush and Call of Duty, gave his personal phone number to all 10,000+ of his employees. He discusses connecting with his employees and his audience in a time of crisis. “I don’t even think there is a real ‘normal’ that’s going to exist for a while.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Back To Work
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Apr 14, 2020
Mark Cuban: We are at an inflection point
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“Banks are playing themselves.” Entrepreneur, investor, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban discusses the issues rolling out relief for small businesses. Richard Preston, writer for The New Yorker and author of “The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus” contemplates the fragility of the human species and the race for a vaccine. Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian suspects that the majority of companies will suspend forward-looking guidance this earnings season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
Arianna Huffington: It’s more important than ever to disconnect from screens and reconnect with ourselves
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Businesswoman, author, and co-founder of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington discusses life after Covid-19 with Andrew Ross Sorkin at CNBC Events’ first virtual conference, “At Work: Leadership and Management Amid Crisis.” She shares her perspective on how we live, work, and unplug as we shelter in place, and how our connectivity--to work and to ourselves--will change once the pandemic subsides.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Apr 10, 2020
Bill Gates: It’s the nightmare we’ve been talking about
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Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been thinking about global preparedness for a pandemic for years. In a conversation with Becky Quick, Gates discusses the race for a coronavirus vaccine, when the world will get back to normal, and what that “normal” will look like.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Testing The Lows
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Apr 09, 2020
Coronavirus’s Alarming Impact on African-Americans; What Do We Do After?
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“There is going to be a wrenching debate about who got bailed out, and who didn't.” Tom Friedman, foreign affairs columnist at The New York Times, discusses the difficult debates society must have once the Coronavirus passes its peak. John Hope Bryant, chairman and CEO of Operation Hope, on the economic impact on small businesses run by entrepreneurs of color. On a larger scale, PVH CEO Manny Chirico says his company has furloughed about 75% of its workforce in North America as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and other PVH-brand stores have been closed since mid-March. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Outbreak
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Apr 08, 2020
U.S. Labor Secretary on ‘Phase 4’ Relief Program: Let’s keep our eyes open
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The CEO of Slack, the internal messaging service now keeping thousands of office teams connected during worldwide shelter-in-place orders, discusses staying connected with colleagues and growing his own business. U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia believes the current small business relief legislation is running well, but admits that it may not be perfect. He weighs in on the possibility of a “Phase 4” federal pandemic relief program. Robert Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, discusses next steps in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
Special Report: Markets in Turmoil
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Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
Dr. Scott Gottlieb: This will change American life
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As some areas around the world begin to see coronavirus death tolls decline, officials in the United States are hopeful that American fatalities will also level off. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb grounds expectations for life after the pandemic with historical perspective. 31 million small businesses are scrambling to take advantage of relief programs before the $350 billion of federal funds run out; American Bankers Association President and CEO Robert Nichols explains how the banks are trying to keep up with demand. Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney shares how restaurants are using his platform to stay afloat during the pandemic. Plus, Father James Martin, Jesuit priest and author, discusses faith in humanity during a global crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Your Business
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Listen to CNBC's special report, The Path Forward: Your Business. We’ll discuss the challenges facing independent businesses with ‘The Profit’ himself, Marcus Lemonis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2020
“The Hot Zone” Author Richard Preston: There will be more in the future
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Richard Preston, writer for The New Yorker and author of “The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus,” discusses the patterns of virus outbreaks throughout history and shares what may be ahead for the planet. Plus, 10 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the last few weeks, and the unemployment rate jumped nearly one full percent to 4.4% in the last month. Former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew discusses the latest report from the Department of Labor and the government’s plans to save small business in America.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: The Path Forward
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CNBC's special report will focus on the path forward for individual business owners here in the U.S. Listen for insight from The Profit's Marcus Lemonis, Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary and Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg with details on what her company is doing to help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
6.6 Million Americans; Stony Brook University Hospital CEO
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A record 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman and Daniel Tarullo, the former Federal Reserve Governor who led the Fed’s financial regulatory reforms in the wake of the financial crisis, talk through that grim and staggering number and what could be next for the pandemic-afflicted economy. Stony Brook University Hospital CEO Carol Gomes shares strategies for supporting health care workers and Covid-19 patients in the NYC metropolitan area.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Special Report: Markets in Turmoil
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Listen to CNBC's special report on how the coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Amazon Warehouse Safety; Wartime Production Laws in a Health Crisis; Mortgages in a Pandemic
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Former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb hopes the rate of Covid-19 infections in New York will start to slow next week, but wildcards like Texas and Florida could push the nation’s death toll close to the President’s sobering new estimates. Eurasia Group’s Ian Bremmer explains whether the federal government will use wartime production laws to force companies to make essentials during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, mortgage applications to buy a home have plummeted 24% during the health crisis, and an Amazon worker led a protest about unsafe conditions in a New York warehouse, was fired, and is still speaking out about worker protection during the coronavirus pandemic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
Anheuser Busch InBev’s Hand Sanitizer; Burger King’s Safety Measures; Food Insecurity with Russell Wilson
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“We are in a John F. Kennedy moment.” Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter has taken his private jet company into “Meals Up” mode. Inspired by NFL Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and singer/songwriter Ciara, Wheels Up and its members are donating 10 million meals to Feeding America, a nonprofit devoted to providing relief for the food insecure in the U.S. Wilson and Dichter urge other business leaders to help struggling Americans as the pandemic wages on. The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, is pivoting its business as well. CEO Carlos Brito explains why and how his company is making hand sanitizer as well as Budweiser in a global health crisis. Plus, Jose Cil, CEO of Restaurant Brands, owner of Burger King and Popeyes, says it’s business as usual, serving millions safely around the world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
Virus Vaccine is One Step Closer
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“This is a bit of a moonshot for J&J.” Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson Alex Gorsky discusses its experimental vaccine for COVID-19 that will begin clinical trials by September, and could be available for emergency use authorization in early 2021. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says deaths in the U-S related to the virus would likely peak toward the end of April and suggests that life might start returning to normal after the middle of May. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
Dr. Atul Gawande: We need a national shelter-in-place
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Surgeon, author, and CEO of Haven, the joint health care venture between JPMorgan, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway, Dr. Atul Gawande shares what U.S. systems need while under pandemic-induced duress. Plus, some Friday news (and booze) you can use: Katie Kramer gets tips for virtual happy hours from Food and Wine Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
Paul Tudor Jones: We’re going to kick this bug’s ass
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"America can beat this thing. Humanity can beat this thing.” Hedge fund titan and philanthropist Paul Tudor Jones says investors can take heart in the United States’ fiscal “nuclear bomb.” Jones was the first money manager to raise concerns about the coronavirus back in January; in a colorful, emotional interview today, he weighs in on the pandemic’s shock to the U.S. economy and the American workforce.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Ben Bernanke: This is closer to a snowstorm than the Depression
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“It is important before we put everybody back to work that we feel like we have the public health situation under control.” Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke led the Fed during the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent recession; now he’s weighing in on the Fed’s playbook to prevent another American recession in 2020. As a student of the Great Depression, he views today’s economic distress as much closer to a natural disaster than the economic downturn of the 1930s. Current President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve James Bullard calls for historical perspective as well, telling the public, “Don’t get discouraged, because this isn’t at all comparable to past events in U.S. macroeconomic history.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2020
Boeing CEO on Airline Bailouts; Covid-19 Test Ramp Up
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“If there is no government support…we can still find our way to the other side. But if it goes on for 8 months, probably not.” Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun considers the future of his company with and without an industry bailout. Covid-19 test producer LabCorp is rolling out 20,000 tests per day. CEO Adam Schechter urges Americans to continue social distancing while healthcare companies and the government work to curb the pandemic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
Hedge Funder: Shut the markets down
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Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass is calling for the U.S. markets to be shut down completely as coronavirus cases continue to grow worldwide. Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian envisions a long, arduous journey to the other side of this market turmoil. One of the biggest landlords in the New York tri-state area, Richard LeFrak, addresses calls for a mortgage and rent “holiday” as workers follow shelter-in-place mandates and miss paychecks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
Former FDA Chief: There’s an end to this
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb considers the next steps in the U.S. response to pandemic, including a nation-wide tech strategy for Covid-19 screenings. The Federal Reserve has employed billions to buoy the American economy, and it still has more work to do, according to former Federal Reserve Governor, Kevin Warsh.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2020
A Restaurateur in Crisis and Hedge Fund Titan Ray Dalio
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“I don’t want people to mass panic, I want people to think.” Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, the largest hedge fund in the world, considers the market downturn and what’s needed from investors and the Federal Reserve to relieve economic anxiety. Cameron Mitchell, founder and CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, has closed each of his restaurants in over a dozen states and cut his staff from 4000+ to a mere six. He considers the wide impact of pandemic-prompted shutdowns across the service industry. CEO of Boston Consulting Group Rich Lesser has been speaking with other CEOs around the world; he maps out the long term costs of business slowdown.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
Mark Cuban: No Buybacks; Bailing Out Boeing; Staying Safe
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“What can we do to make sure that everybody lands on their feet?" Entrepreneur, investor, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban contemplates the responsibility of billionaires, corporations, and governments to ensure financial and physical wellbeing for everyone. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb considers best practices to curb the spread of coronavirus as the pandemic wages on. Airlines are seeking over $50B in government assistance as travel plans grind to a near-halt. Aerospace analyst Seth Kaplan compares a potential 2020 bailout with the airline bailout after 9/11.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2020
Reddit Founder: Stay Home! and Regeneron’s Possible Coronavirus Breakthrough
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Stay home! Reddit and Initialized Capital co-founder Alexis Ohanian bought a billboard in Times Square in the hopes “the crossroads of the world” is empty during the coronavirus scare. He explains why he’s staying home. Regeneron aims to have COVID-19 antibody treatment ready for human treatment by early summer, reports CNBC’s Meg Tirrell. The New York Times Foreign Affairs columnist Tom Freidman advises cool heads when understanding the exponential factor of public health and Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy says we may have many more months of social isolation ahead.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
Pandemic “Peak,” Faster Testing, Uber’s Lost Rides
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As global fears of the spread of coronavirus mount, the Federal Reserve slashes rates to stave off a recession, we get analysis from CNBC's senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says he believes the coronavirus will peak in the U.S. from around late April to early May. Swiss drugmaker Roche has the first commercially available diagnostic test to treat COVID-19 that can deliver results in just over three hours, we hear from CEO Severin Schwan and how he is addressing demand. Plus, Uber’s CFO Nelson Chai discusses a series of measures aimed at mitigating the effect of Coronavirus on its workers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
Special Episode: Life in China During an Outbreak
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CNBC Beijing Bureau Chief Eunice Yoon shares details of living and reporting during a pandemic in a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod. Cleveland Clinic is developing a test for COVID-19 that delivers results in eight hours, instead of multiple days. CEO of Cleveland Clinic Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic explains testing capabilities at this stage in the pandemic and urges patients who feel ill to call healthcare facilities ahead of their visits. Plus, a bear market has begun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020
A Pandemic, A Passenger, & A Market Plunge
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The WHO has declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Tom Friedman says the U.S. needs a “World War II-level response.” Former FDA Chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb warns that the United States has been too slow to roll out broad virus testing. A passenger on a JetBlue flight tested positive for coronavirus; another passenger on that plane explains the airline’s response and his efforts to keep his family safe. The global pandemic continues to rock the economy, sending stocks into a bear market. Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian expects more volatility--and a deeper drop--still to come.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
Coronavirus Cancel Culture; Fact, Fiction, & Financial Fallout
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China’s businesses are starting to reopen, but Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer says China’s economy could be worse off than the government is letting on. Richard Attias is the events coordinator behind the Davos World Economic Forum; as the coronavirus outbreak prompts event cancellations around the globe, Attias explains how digital meetings aren’t the ideal solution. Plus, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is looking for a new gigafactory, and it could be coming to a city near you.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
March Market Madness; Ariel Investments; Saudi Oil Output
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Coronavirus fears have shaken the global markets; the New York Stock Exchange even tripped a “circuit breaker” designed to halt trading and give investors a few minutes of perspective. Virtus Investment Partners’ Joe Terranova weighs in on market volatility and President Trump’s planned stimulus package. Volatility has also shaken Robinhood, the millennial-favored trading platform. Ariel Investments Chairman John Rogers has 37 years of experience investing through crises, and he’s thinking long term through this market roller coaster. Plus, RBC’s Helima Croft is fresh off a trip to Riyadh with her insights on the Saudi-Russian oil price war that has sent crude prices to multi year lows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
Crude (Oil) Realities; Italian Lockdown; Hedge Fund Manager Kyle Bass
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A split between Russia and Saudi Arabia has triggered oil’s biggest price plunge since the Gulf War, sparking fears of an all-out price war. ProShares Advisors’ Simeon Hyman and Strategas’ Jason Trennert discuss the oil production battle and the broader market sell-off. Dr. Luciano Borio, former Director of Medical and Biodefense Preparedness as the White House National Security Council joins former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb to discuss coronavirus testing and the outbreak’s global impact. NBC’s Claudio Lavanga is on the ground in Rome with details on the Italian response to the virus. Hayman Capital Management founder and CIO Kyle Bass weighs in on oil prices, coronavirus concerns, and the market sell-off. The man who predicted the subprime mortgage crisis leading up to the Great Recession thinks the virus peak in financial markets is still a month away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Jamie Dimon’s Recovery
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The markets see-sawed this week, but the Labor Department’s February jobs number is out and better than expected. The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo describes working with China during the coronavirus outbreak and keeping himself healthy during his travels. Exxon Mobil CEO and Chairman Darren Woods discusses sustainability and market volatility with Becky Quick. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is recovering from successful emergency heart surgery; Yale’s Jeff Sonnenfeld discusses the bank’s leadership during Dimon’s recovery and beyond. CNBC’s Alex Sherman shares details from his exclusive interview with the head of SoftBank’s Vision Fund, Rajeev Misra about SoftBank post-WeWork. Plus, a PSA: Tito’s Vodka is not a suitable hand sanitizer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2020
Real Estate Moguls Sam Zell & Howard Lorber; Bloomberg Bets on Biden
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Mayor Bloomberg’s campaign for President might be over, but he’ll still spend millions until Election Day. Former director of USAID Jeremy Konyndyk weighs his experience with the Ebola outbreak as he considers the global coronavirus risks to come. Real estate titan and billionaire, Equity Group Investments Chairman Sam Zell, talks energy bets, market volatility, motorcycle rides with the Squawk team and Douglas Elliman Chairman Howard Lorber.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2020
Market Roller Coaster; Robinhood’s Outage; Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
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Super Tuesday has revealed a two-person race among the Democratic presidential candidates, says political pollster and strategist Frank Luntz. The markets’ roller coaster ride continues with the yield on the 10 year treasury bond dropping below 1%. Douglas C. Lane’s Sarat Sethi weighs in on the Federal Reserve’s emergency rate cut and the response from global investors. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) discusses the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on airlines. Plus Axios Business Editor Dan Primack explains why Robinhood’s platform outage could be trouble for millennial investors who use it and for the company’s future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2020
Making the Cut; Home, the Healthiest Office
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The Federal Reserve announced a surprise cut to its key interest rate as coronavirus concerns pressure the global economy. Jim Cramer and Steve Liesman discuss the Fed, the coronavirus, and handshakes with Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Mike Santoli. Squawk Alley host Jon Fortt shares CNBC’s data on how tech executives are keeping their businesses running—and their employees safe—during the coronavirus outbreak. Plus, Robinhood investors missed out on the biggest point gains for the Dow, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq, and it has been almost one year since the Boeing 737 Max was grounded.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
Superbug in the U.S.; Market Morale; Remembering Jack Welch
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Markets are attempting to come back from Wall Street’s worst week since the financial crisis amid mounting concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, Mike Santoli, and BNY Mellon’s Liz Young discuss economic risks and possible Fed intervention. Infectious disease physician and author of “Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic,” Dr. Matt McCarthy warns that the United States will see more coronavirus cases and related school closures. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb agrees that the U.S. should focus more on mitigation than containment as the virus spreads domestically. CNBC remembers former GE chairman and CEO Jack Welch. The man who played a key role in building CNBC and modern corporate leadership has died at age 84. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
Warren Buffett & Berkshire 2.0; Market Sell-Off
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Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett speaks to Becky Quick about the company’s plan for succession after his 50+ years at the helm. The Oracle of Omaha fields questions on baseball, Kraft Heinz, and Geico. Former Governor of the Federal Reserve Kevin Warsh penned an op ed in The Wall Street Journal urging the Fed to lead a global interest rate cut in light of this week’s market sell-off. He defends his argument and discusses the economy during an outbreak with Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Stuart Frankel’s Steve Grasso discusses the historical context of this week’s sell-off and best practices during a market correction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2020
Warren Buffett on Banks, Boards, & Scandal; Coronavirus Fears Hit Wall Street
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The Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffett discusses corporate leadership and the Wells Fargo scandal with Becky Quick. The world’s most famous investor explains his choice to pass on investing in California’s utility, PG&E. Don’t miss Buffett’s thoughts on Boeing, banks, interest rates, and the markets’ Cinderella stories. Plus, COVID-19 has spread to at least 47 countries; former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains what’s coming for the United States and what small changes we can make to protect our health. As Wall Street reacts to fears of a global pandemic, C-suites at Microsoft, HP, Airbnb, and elsewhere are making decisions to mitigate risk.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
Warren Buffett & Bitcoin; Virgin Galactic Chairman; Disney’s New CEO
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Legendary investor Warren Buffett says he does not own cryptocurrency, but the Twittersphere disagrees. Becky Quick sets the record straight in a conversation about the Oracle of Omaha’s history with Bitcoin, only on Squawk Pod. Disney CEO Bob Iger is handing over the keys to the Magic Kingdom in a surprise move that has Hollywood, Wall Street, and the Squawk anchors buzzing. Venture capitalist and Chairman of Virgin Galactic Chamath Palihapitiya shares his investing strategy during the coronavirus outbreak, a timeline for Sir Richard Branson’s trip to outer space, his recommendations for investor crypto holdings, and why he thinks ESG is “a fraud.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2020
Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger; Pain at the Ports; Resisting the Dip
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The Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffett explains his relationship with 96-year-old best friend and partner Charlie Munger. Becky Quick shares insights from her years of interviewing the legendary investors in a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod. The coronavirus outbreak is affecting shipping in South Carolina and in California. Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles Gene Seroka comments on a pandemic’s financial fallout. Wall Street saw its worst day in two years this week; Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian urges investors to resist buying the dip. Plus, Mastercard named a new CEO, Amazon’s launching a grocery store, and Juul’s trying to age-proof e-cigarettes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
Ask Warren Buffett
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Warren Buffett—the world’s most high-profile investor—sits down with Becky Quick at the Berkshire Hathaway headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska days after writing his latest annual letter to shareholders. Buffett weighs in on Mike Bloomberg’s bid for the Presidency and Berkshire Hathaway’s 5.6% stake in Apple. (And, he just graduated from a flip phone!) The 89-year old investor also shares the best time to buy stocks—even during the coronavirus outbreak. Plus, in a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, the Oracle of Omaha reveals what’s on his podcast feed and his unorthodox strategy for settling meal checks with fellow billionaire Bill Gates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2020
Outer Space Investing; Markets During an Outbreak
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Virgin Galactic’s stock has soared over the past three months; venture capitalist and SpaceX investor Lisa Rich explains why the run up in interstellar interest is just getting started. St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard addresses the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on the global economy and on interest rates in the U.S. He and CNBC’s Steve Liesman discuss the Democratic debates and American income inequality with Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Plus, this weekend is your last chance to submit your questions for Warren Buffett! Tweet your questions for the Oracle of Omaha @SquawkCNBC with the hashtag #AskWarren, and he might answer them during Monday’s special Warren Buffett episode of Squawk Pod.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2020
Bloomberg’s First Debate; Trouble in Toyland; Morgan Stanley Goes Shopping
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Mayor Mike Bloomberg made his Democratic debate debut, and his stagemates weren’t very welcoming. Political strategist and pollster Frank Luntz comments on the night’s liveliest moments. The coronavirus is hitting supply chains in tech and beyond; Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner and Entertainment One CEO Darren Throop reveal how the outbreak is affecting playtime. Morgan Stanley is set to become the largest wealth manager in the world, prompted by its $13B purchase of E*Trade; the WSJ reporter who broke the story, Liz Hoffman, explains the deal’s backstory. Plus, a deal for L Brands, comments from Boeing’s CEO, and some of the best eats in Ohio.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2020
Department of Justice’s Antitrust Chief; Amazon Seller Supply Chains; Pardoning Day
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President Trump has granted a series of pardons and commutations, including to financier Mike Milken and former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich; Jim Stewart, CNBC contributor, NYT Columnist, and journalist who covered the insider trading scandals of the 1980s discusses what clemency means for white collar crime going forward. Small businesses who rely on Chinese factories are getting hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Plugable Technologies CEO Bernie Thompson is one Amazon seller expecting an impact on his business. The Antitrust Chief for the Department of Justice, Makan Delrahim, discusses the T-Mobile, Sprint merger, Star Wars, Elf, and the future of big tech. Plus, BlueApron is considering ways to salvage its business, Joe Kernen is recruiting Twitter followers for Kelly Evans, and Andrew Ross Sorkin rings in his birthday with celebratory donuts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2020
Apple’s Warning; Coronavirus Currency; The Democrats’ New Debater
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Apple is warning that the coronavirus might impact its revenue, and other major American companies like Walmart may also see financial fallout. Moody’s retail analyst Charlie O’Shea examines Walmart’s disappointing quarterly report and what might be next for the retail giant. Mayor Mike Bloomberg made the cut for tomorrow’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas, and Andrew Ross Sorkin takes time off from his day off to share the details on Bloomberg’s plan to change how the financial industry is regulated. Senior Director of the NYC Health and Hospitals Special Pathogens Program Dr. Syra Madad says we’re about a year away from an effective vaccine for the coronavirus; she explains what’s needed to contain the outbreak. CNBC’s Beijing Bureau Chief Eunice Yoon has details on China’s Central Bank’s plan to sanitize—and in some cases destroy—currency that may carry the coronavirus. Plus, if you have questions for Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha and legendary investor, tweet them @SquawkCNBC and tag #AskWarren. Warren Buffett himself will be answering questions from the Squawk audiences on Monday, February 24th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
Bill Murray Stories
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Do you know what a “Bill Murray Story” is? Becky Quick does, and she has plenty of them to share. In this bonus episode for your long weekend, Becky Quick and Katie Kramer reminisce on years of golf, interviews, and jokes with actor and comedian Bill Murray. Catch sound from those interviews, old and new, as well as highlights from the star-studded AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am annual golf tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2020
Delta Air Lines CEO; Biden’s Donors; Operation Hope CEO
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There’s no love lost between the two American Airlines passengers in the viral video of a reclined airplane seat, but at Delta, there’s plenty of love in the air. CEO Ed Bastian discusses the $1.6B he’s giving back to his employees this Valentine’s Day, and he announces that Delta is going carbon neutral in March. Businessman, philanthropist, and Operation Hope CEO John Hope Bryant discusses serving underbanked communities and the future of capitalism. Co-founder of venture capital firm Greycroft Alan Patricof attended two Joe Biden fundraisers this week; he shares why he’s backing the Vice President and why Mayor Mike Bloomberg is implementing some smart strategies in his campaign for the White House. Plus, Microsoft’s $10 billion deal with the Pentagon has been put on hold, President Trump’s nominee for the Federal Reserve received mixed reviews, and Joe, Becky, and Andrew spread the love on set. Happy Valentine’s Day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2020
Massachusetts Suing Juul; Wall Street’s Voters; The Dow’s Next Milestone
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The Dow is nearing 30,000, and Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel says we can get there in a “snap.” Presidential hopeful Mayor Mike Bloomberg has been pouring $1 million dollars a day into Facebook campaign ads, but will it be enough to overcome his “stop and frisk” history? Bob Steel, former Deputy Mayor of Economic Development during Bloomberg’s administration, shares his thoughts on Bloomberg’s campaign strategy. Vanity Fair’s Bill Cohan and former CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder discuss which candidates will get Wall Street’s votes. Massachusetts is suing Juul for marketing to kids, and Attorney General Maura Healey shares details of the lawsuit. Plus, China has changed the way it measures coronavirus cases and Jeff Bezos made a $165 million purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2020
Quarantined on a Cruise Ship; New Hampshire Feels the “Bern”
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Over 3,500 passengers and crew are quarantined on a cruise ship off the coast of Japan due to a coronavirus outbreak on board; two of those passengers share details of the vacation they didn’t know they were taking. As the coronavirus concerns mount, the U.S. Senate is holding a roundtable to discuss global pandemics. Dr. Luciana Borio, former Director of Medical and Biodefense Preparedness at the National Security Council, shares her insights on the outbreak before speaking to that panel. New Hampshire is feeling the “Bern” after the state voted in the nation’s first primary of this election cycle, and pollster Frank Luntz says Senator Sanders is one of the “three Bs” who might end up fighting for the soul of the Democratic party. Plus, Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes is back in the news, and Joe, Becky, and Andrew discuss their Bed Bath & Beyond buys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020
Telecom’s Mega-Merger; The Granite State Primary; JetBlue’s President
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A federal judge has officially approved the long-awaited Sprint and T-Mobile merger, sending the stocks up and changing the U.S. telecom landscape. New Hampshire voters are kicking off the nation’s first primary; the state’s Governor Chris Sununu has some bold calls on which candidates will win voters over, and how. JetBlue’s President and COO Joanna Geraghty explains how she’s watching the coronavirus outbreak and the Boeing 737 Max’s return to service. Plus, SoftBank-backed Brandless is shutting down, and Under Armour’s financials were hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
WeWork’s Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure; Parasite’s Big Night
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Parasite had a big night at the Oscars, but Netflix didn’t. NYT’s Ed Lee and Variety’s Cynthia Littleton run through the big wins—and snubs. Andrew Ross Sorkin interviews WeWork Executive Chairman and SoftBank COO Marcelo Claure about trusting Adam Neumann and SoftBank’s CEO Masa Son. Plus, the team debriefs on everything from gas prices to Bath & Body Works.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2020
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi & AT&T Chairman & CEO Randall Stephenson
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Andrew Ross Sorkin is in New York talking profitability and plans for a “super app” with Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Becky Quick and Joe Kernen are in California at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson. They’re talking streaming, trade, and the global economy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2020
Twitter’s CFO; Mayor Buttigieg’s Tech Support; On the Ground in China
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Twitter’s Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal explains the platform’s plans for the future, from online safety to opportunities in Africa. Mayor Pete Buttigieg seems to have eked out a narrow lead in the Iowa Democratic Party Caucuses, and CNBC’s Robert Frank explains where his money is coming from. (Spoiler: Silicon Valley, in part.) Former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair makes the Republican case for supporting Senator Elizabeth Warren and weighs in on the rest of the Democratic candidates. Plus, CNBC’s Eunice Yoon shares details of daily life in Beijing during the coronavirus outbreak and CNBC’s Scott Cohn explains Bernie Madoff’s request for early release from prison.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2020
Disney’s Q1; Elon-gated Wealth; Memes from the SOTU
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President Trump delivered his third State of the Union address to a divided House Chamber. Andrew Ross Sorkin, Brian Sullivan, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and Eamon Javers discuss tension in the Capitol and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s meme-able moment. Disney’s first quarter results gave investors a glimpse of the financials for Disney+; leading media analyst Michael Nathanson and CNBC contributor and NYT columnist Jim Stewart digest comments from Bob Iger and the streaming strategies for legacy media companies. Tesla added $20B in market cap in a single day, and Elon Musk has more than one reason to celebrate. Plus, Casper has cut its IPO price range, Iowa’s results are in (mostly), and Nike is temporarily closing half its stores in China due to coronavirus concerns.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2020
Tesla’s Wild Ride with Investor Ron Baron
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The first voters of the 2020 election cycle gathered across Iowa on Monday evening, but the state Democratic Party is still scrambling for the caucus results. Political pollster Frank Luntz says voters should be outraged. Tesla has hit $900 a share, and long-time investor and bull Ron Baron believes there’s even more room to run for the company—and for Elon Musk. Baron Funds has $32.5B under management, and nearly 4% of the firm’s assets are in Tesla shares. Plus, some news you can use: Dr. Corey Hebert from LSU and Tulane has some tips for travelers concerned about the coronavirus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
Iowa Votes; Misinformation Goes Viral; Bezos Takes a “DNA Test”
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Concerns about the coronavirus outbreak are putting pressure on the global markets, but Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian is calling for some perspective, warning investors not to buy this dip. CNBC’s Ylan Mui shares which tech platforms are taking action to curb misinformation. The Iowa caucuses are finally here! Senator Bernie Sanders and Vice President Joe Biden have been swapping spots atop different polls, but are voters feeling the “Bern” for Mayor Bloomberg? GOP Strategist Kevin Madden and political economist at Cornerstone Macro Donald Schneider discuss what’s at stake tonight for all of the Democratic hopefuls. Plus, the best ads of the Super Bowl, a “DNA test” from Jeff Bezos, and WeWork’s new CEO. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2020
Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO; Amazon at $1 Trillion; IBM; Billion Dollar Brands
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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is stepping down; Joe, Becky, and Andrew digest the news. Veteran business journalist and author of “Billion Dollar Brand Club” Larry Ingrassia explains how direct-to-consumer startups like Warby Parker and Dollar Shave Club are disrupting the big players in household products. Ahead of the Super Bowl, listen to an interview with Carlos Brito, CEO of the world’s largest brewer, the owner of Budweiser and over 500 other brands: Anheuser-Busch InBev. Plus, some context—and drink recommendations—from Squawk’s Supervising Producer Rob Contino and Senior Producer Dave Evans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2020
Tesla’s Surge; Deals in 2020; Piloting the 737
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The world’s CEOs are responding to the coronavirus outbreak, from Starbucks to Dow, Inc. Richard Bernstein Advisors’ Dan Suzuki explains the pressure on the markets and how long it might last. Tesla’s stock is up 50% in the last month; Roth Capital’s Craig Irwin and CNBC’s Phil LeBeau discuss the company’s fourth quarter and why investors can’t seem to get enough. Dennis Tajer, spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association and a 737 pilot for the last decade, responds to the Boeing CEO’s confidence in the 737 Max. Plus, Morgan Stanley advised on eight of the top ten deals in 2019, but Robert Kindler, the bank’s Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, says 2020 won’t be as popular for dealmaking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
Boeing CEO; Apple’s Q4; Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)
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It’s earnings season, which means some of the biggest names in business are reporting the financials of the previous quarter. Two of those: Apple and Boeing. Squawk Box’s Supervising Producer Rob Contino makes his Squawk Pod debut with some context about the network’s coverage of those two reports. Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Phil LeBeau ask Boeing President and CEO David Calhoun about the company’s fourth quarter and his timetable for the 737 Max’s return to the sky. Plus, the author of President Trump’s first round of tax cuts and the ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) discusses the U.S. deficit and tax-driven corporate innovation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
Fmr. FDA Commissioner; Casino Companies & the Coronavirus; Huawei
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The United Kingdom is allowing Huawei to build some of its 5G networks, and the United States is “disappointed.” Huawei USA Chief Security Officer Andy Purdy explains the relationship. Former FDA Commissioner and CNBC contributor Dr. Scott Gottlieb thinks we’ll see a coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., but that we can prevent it from becoming an epidemic. Health concerns are also hitting the markets; SpringOwl Asset Management’s Jason Ader and CNBC’s Contessa Brewer discuss how the virus is affecting casino revenues. Plus, hug or handshake? The anchors differ on greetings and germs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
Coronavirus; Bloomberg’s Campaign Manager; Billionaire Robert Smith
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Joe Kernen, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reflect on Kobe Bryant’s legacy as an athlete and businessman. CNBC’s Beijing Bureau Chief Eunice Yoon is on the ground in China with updates on the coronavirus, and CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman is on set in New York with some lessons from history about the economic impact of a pandemic. Michael Bloomberg’s campaign manager Kevin Sheekey speaks to the campaign’s $217 billion in ad spending, and addresses whether Bloomberg’s financial status hurts his 2020 run more than it helps. Plus, Andrew’s Davos interview with Robert Smith, the billionaire philanthropist who made headlines last May for paying off the student debt for Morehouse College’s entire class of 2019.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2020
Palantir CEO Alex Karp & CNBC’s Davos Team
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Andrew Ross Sorkin reflects on his interview with Alex Karp, CEO and Co-founder of Palantir, the software and data services company with $1.5B in government contracts. The two cover Palantir’s relationship with ICE, Silicon Valley’s role in society, Apple’s encryption, and Jeff Bezos’ WhatsApp account. Plus, some behind the scenes and sounds from the team on the ground in Davos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2020
Davos Day 3: Jamie Dimon, J.P. Morgan Chase CEO & Chairman
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Joe, Becky, and Andrew interview Jamie Dimon on politics, economics, and everything in between. A roundup of newsy comments from Chevron CEO Michael Wirth, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, and Goldman Sachs CEO (and DJ) David Solomon. Plus some special podcast content from the anchors and Katie Kramer, on site in Switzerland.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2020
Davos Day 2: President Donald J. Trump
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Joe Kernen sits down for a one-on-one interview with President Trump. Joe, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin break down that conversation with Eurasia Group’s Ian Bremmer. Plus, highlights of Squawk Box interviews with the CEOs of Uber, BP, Coca-Cola, and J.P. Morgan Chase.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
Davos Day 1: Carlyle Co-Founder David Rubenstein
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A roundup of the best moments from this morning’s four-hour Squawk Box broadcast from Davos, Switzerland: Citi CEO Michael Corbat, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, Blackstone Group CEO Steve Schwarzman, Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg, and legendary investor Paul Tudor Jones join Joe, Becky, and Andrew on set in the Swiss Alps. Investor, philanthropist, and author David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, weighs in on economic inequality, American politics, and the global marketplace. Plus, some podcast exclusive content bringing you behind-the-scenes—and sounds—of the World Economic Forum with Joe, Becky, and Katie Kramer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
Jane Goodall: Conservationist, Scientist, Humanitarian
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A day before the annual World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos, Switzerland, we bring you a timeless interview with Jane Goodall from Davos 2019. Katie Kramer and Andrew Ross Sorkin reflect on the themes of past years and how they felt sharing the Squawk set with conservationist and UN Messenger for Peace, Jane Goodall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2020
Twitter Co-Founder; NFL & Billionaires; Airbnb News
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NBCUniversal has unveiled its Peacock streaming service to investors. Former NBC Cable President and CNBC contributor Tom Rogers reflects on the origins of CNBC and discusses what’s to come in streaming. Airbnb is planning on holding a “Stakeholder Day,” Andrew reports. CNBC’s sports business reporter Jabari Young discusses David Tepper’s big NFL move with Joe, Becky, and Andrew, which leads to the hedge fund billionaire David Tepper himself messaging Joe about the markets, which in turn leads to Stanley Druckenmiller—another hedge fund billionaire—contacting Joe as well. Plus, Twitter Co-founder Ev Williams joins his partner at Obvious Ventures James Joaquin to discuss impact investing and Silicon Valley sentiment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2020
“Netflix & Chilll’d”; Apple’s Encryption; Sustainability Investing
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WeWork’s Q4 leases plunged 93% in its fourth quarter. The anchors discuss that company’s future, some Gucci kicks, and they taste test a new Ben & Jerry’s flavor. Apple CEO Tim Cook refuses to build a “backdoor” to its iPhone encryption; CNBC Squawk Alley anchor Jon Fortt and CNBC.com tech editor Steve Kovach discuss President Trump’s request for Apple’s help. Plus, Point Bridge Capital CEO Hal Lambert and Amundi Pioneer Investments CIO Ken Taubes debate whether ESG investing is profitable, or even feasible.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2020
China Hawks on Phase One; NYT’s Nick Kristof; Power of the Pea
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Hedge fund manager and Hayman Capital Management founder Kyle Bass joins former White House insider and fellow China hawk Steve Bannon to discuss today’s signing of “phase one” of the U.S.-China trade deal. Bass is calling for more humanitarian considerations in the relationship, and Bannon sees the deal as a huge win for President Trump. In his new book “Tightrope,” Pulitzer Prize-winning international journalist Nick Kristof is looking at his own hometown in Oregon as an example of the diverging economic fortunes of America’s working class. Plus, President Trump’s relationship with Apple CEO Tim Cook is evolving, and Beyond Meat is betting on the pea (protein). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2020
World’s Largest Money Manager Changes Course
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Larry Fink, founder and CEO of BlackRock, announced a sustainability-focused investment strategy in his annual letter today. He reflects on climate change and the future of our financial system in an extended interview with Andrew, exclusive to CNBC. Joe, Becky, and Andrew discuss the impact of Fink’s CEO letter, environmentally conscious investment philosophies, and corporate responsibility.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
Bachelor in Space; Boeing’s New CEO
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A Japanese billionaire is taking applications for a life partner...to go to the moon. Fox is pushing to make the day after the Super Bowl a national holiday; Buzzfeed’s Alex Kantrowitz and The New Yorker’s Charles Duhigg discuss NFL streaming and big tech’s path in 2020. Former Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Jim DeMint (R-SC) debate the impact the 2018 tax cuts had on each state, and what it means for the 2020 election. It’s David Calhoun’s first day as CEO of Boeing, and Yale’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and former Boeing VP and GM Gordon Bethune agree that he’s up for the challenge. Plus, China’s delegation is heading to Washington to sign “phase one” of a trade deal, but its ultimate impact on businesses is still up for debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2020
Clowns, Monkeys, & Planes; Dissecting Donors; Jobs Friday
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Boeing released hundreds of damaging internal messages between employees, right before a new CEO steps in on Monday. The U.S. Labor Department released the jobs and unemployment numbers for the last month of the decade; Strategas’ Jason Trennert, Blackrock’s Kate Moore, AEI’s Alex Brill, former CEA Chairman Austan Goolsbee, and CNBC’s Steve Liesman digest the metrics and what they mean heading into the 2020 election. Plus, CNBC’s Wealth Reporter Robert Frank and pollster Frank Luntz have the details on the donations keeping 2020 Presidential candidates afloat, as well as which companies those donors work for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2020
A Royal Exit; Elon Musk’s Possible Payday; Robocall Revenge
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Twitter is planning to test a new feature that allows users to filter out unwanted tweet replies, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are stepping back from their roles in the Royal Family. Fmr. GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz—a longtime Tesla bear—finally has an optimistic outlook for Elon Musk and the big payday he might have coming. He discusses Tesla’s stock and Musk’s wallet with WSJ Reporter Tim Higgins. It’s the revenge of the spammed: RoboKiller CEO Ethan Garr was fed up with robocalls, so he built a business on shutting them down...and having fun with it. Plus, highlights from Michelle Caruso-Cabrera’s one-on-one with ousted Nissan leader Carlos Ghosn, and an update on U.S. tensions with Iran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2020
“Justice Is Different for the Wealthy”
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Carlos Ghosn, ousted Nissan-Renault leader, speaks publicly for the first time in over 400 days about his decision to flee house arrest in Japan. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau, Yale’s Jeff Sonnenfeld, and attorney Joshua Dratel analyze Ghosn’s passionate self-defense with Joe, Becky, and Andrew. Katie Kramer and CNBC Wealth Reporter Robert Frank discuss Ghosn’s future, his finances, and the relationship between wealth and justice in a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2020
A New Finnish Finish; Tesla (& Musk) Make Moves; 2020’s Surprises
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There’s a second act ahead for many serial entrepreneurs of the last decade, including Travis Kalanick and Mike Cagney, CNBC’s Deirdre Bosa reports. Finland’s Prime Minister is hoping to shorten the workweek for her citizens, and Facebook is making some changes regarding deepfakes. Tesla has hit a market cap milestone, Elon Musk is dancing, but Wall Street analysts Gene Munster and Craig Irwin are split on its stock. Plus Blackstone’s Byron Wien and Joe Zidle release their surprise market predictions for 2020, from the S&P to the Senate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
Iran’s Calls for Retaliation; Ghosn’s Case; WW CEO
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CNBC contributor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera gives her analysis on U.S. tensions in the Middle East, including possible Iranian retaliation for the American airstrike that killed the Tehran’s top military leader. Joe, Becky, and Andrew recap the Golden Globes and discuss the latest drama at Boeing. More details of Carlos Ghosn’s flight to Lebanon have come to light; crisis management expert Eric Dezenhall explains the best case scenario for the ousted Nissan leader—and for the Japanese government. Plus, Oprah Winfrey is traveling the country for the WW International 2020 Vision Tour. Mindy Grossman, CEO of the company formerly known as Weight Watchers, is cashing in on that partnership, New Year’s resolutions, and a well-rounded wellness strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
U.S. Airstrike in Iraq; Apple’s Milestone
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Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani has been killed in an airstrike authorized by President Trump. Eurasia Group’s Ian Bremmer discusses possible retaliation from Iran. Axios co-founder Mike Allen runs through reactions from Presidential hopefuls and other politicos with Becky, Joe, and CNBC’s Eamon Javers. Plus, Apple’s share price has crossed $300 for the first time; famed venture capitalist Alan Patricof was one of the company’s earliest investors, and he reflects on how far Apple has come and how far it can go still. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2020
David Stern’s Legacy; E-Cigarette Sales; Google’s “Don’t Be Evil”
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Former NBA Commissioner David Stern has died at 77. BET Founder and first black majority owner of an NBA team Bob Johnson speaks on Stern’s legacy on the court and in the boardroom. Becky, Joe, and CNBC’s Phil LeBeau discuss the emerging details of Carlos Ghosn’s flight from Japan’s legal system. The FDA plans to ban flavored e-cigarette cartridges as early as this week, but former commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says the damage is already done. Plus, Google veterans call the company’s culture in 2019 “unrecognizable.” Journalists Ed Lee, Joanne Lipman, and CNBC’s Dierdre Bosa discuss internal strife at Alphabet and how the company’s evolution could affect top talent recruitment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2020
Microsoft’s President; Squawk Box’s Executive Producers
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Happy New Year! Microsoft President Brad Smith has a message for the tech community: “If you create technology that changes the world, you do bear a responsibility to help address the world that you’ve helped create.” He speaks with Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Mike Santoli about corporate accountability and digital behemoths in the age of the Internet. Plus, podcast-exclusive conversations with the Executive Producers of Squawk Box, Max Meyers and Anne Tironi. Hear what happens behind the scenes (and sounds) of our TV broadcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 01, 2020
2019 Is Going, Going, Ghosn; White House Trade Adviser; Cancer Research
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Ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has fled house arrest in Tokyo and landed in Lebanon, potentially with some help from an instrument case. The booze you choose for tonight’s toast—and the Uber or Lyft you take home—might be a little more expensive in the new year. White House Trade Adviser and Assistant to the President Peter Navarro shares his very optimistic economic outlook for the decade to come. The American Cancer Society’s new venture fund is attempting to change the way we donate to research; Managing Director of ACS’s BrightEdge Ventures Bob Crutchfield shares his outlook for the next decade of philanthropy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2019
Trumponomics; Duolingo; What Year Is It?
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Joe takes issue with the (widely agreed upon) end date for this decade, and he walks Wilfred Frost through his logic. Joe also recounts tales from the Twittersphere, from the headlines to his personal strategies. NYT’s Cecilia Kang and The Guardian’s Alex Hern discuss streaming in the new decade. Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank spars with former aide to President George H. W. Bush Joe Watkins and with Joe Kernen on how Democrats can compete with President Trump in 2020. Plus, are you hoping to pick up a new language in the new year? App and tech unicorn Duolingo might be able to help—even if your goal is learning Klingon.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2019
Oncology Technology; Huawei; Billionaire Gift Exchange
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The Nasdaq Composite hit 9000 for the first time ever in the last trading week of the decade. CNBC’s Dominic Chu walks us through the market journey to this record. The Wall Street Journal reports that Chinese telecom giant Huawei had access to $75 billion from the Chinese government throughout its lifetime; Becky and Andrew press Huawei USA’s Chief Security Officer Andy Purdy on the company’s ties to its home government and the threats it may pose to American companies—and national security. In another installment of Squawk Pod’s 2019 market debut series, Joe talks cancer-curing technology with Turning Point Therapeutics CEO Dr. Athena Contouriotis. Plus,Bill Gates is in a Secret Santa gift exchange, and it’s open to everyone. That’s right, everyone. Today’s guest host: Edmund Lee, Media Reporter for The New York Times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2019
Ray Dalio Reforming Capitalism
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Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, in 1975. In the years since, he’s built up an immense personal fortune and developed a set of beliefs about capitalism. He joined Joe Kernen, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Becky Quick to discuss his concerns about income disparity, the rise of billionaires and the shaky promise of the American dream. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2019
Melinda Gates’ Moment of Lift
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Melinda Gates is a philanthropist, businesswoman, co-chair of the Gates Foundation and now author. In The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, Gates shares stories from her global philanthropic work on gender equality. She joined Becky Quick for a conversation about family planning, getting women in STEM and creating a balanced relationship with her husband and Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 25, 2019
Crowdstrike’s Debut; NORAD Tracks Santa; CEO Generosity
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It’s a special holiday edition of Squawk Pod! NORAD has the intel on how to track Santa’s journey across the globe this Christmas Eve, and whether Google’s data is as accurate. Plus, Crowdstrike CEO George Kurtz on his company’s IPO performance, the second in our series of the 2019 class of public companies. And The New Yorker’s Charles Duhigg and The New York Times’ Ed Lee on former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg pouring millions into a tech fund to bring digital know-how to his 2020 campaign. Andrew Ross Sorkin is joined by Brian Sullivan, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and Tom Farley to discuss Boeing’s ouster of CEO Dennis ouster and the role of CEOs in this season of giving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2019
Slack’s Start; Boeing’s Ups and Downs; Travis Kalanick Selling Out
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Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, the first in our series on the new class of companies that went public in 2019. Butterfield shares his thoughts on the popularity of direct listings and Slack’s role in this new information age. Plus, an update on the Boeing Starliner’s marred launch, an event that capped off a long year of ups and downs for the aerospace giant.. And Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Tom Farley and Joanne Lipman run through today’s headlines, including Travis Kalanick leaving Uber for good, new questions around the death of Jamal Khashoggi, and Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’s weekend box office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
Boeing’s Spacecraft; Baby Yoda; Democratic Debate
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Political strategist and pollster Frank Luntz doesn’t see a clear winner of last night’s Democratic debate. He shares the results from his Los Angeles-based focus group and weighs in on where billionaires stand in the 2020 election. Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft launched this morning, but it won’t make it to the International Space Station as planned. CNBC Reporter Morgan Brennan joined from the Kennedy Space Center during liftoff with the details of this step in the space race. Plus, the force is with Baby Yoda! ReachTV CEO Lynnwood Bibbens says Disney may have missed an opportunity to cash in on the newest Star Wars character’s viral fame. Plus, is a life without Xfinity worth living? Joe Kernen doesn’t think so. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2019
The House Votes: Impeachment & USMCA; Star Wars
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The House has voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump. CNBC Contributor Steve Grasso, QMA’s Ed Campbell, and Needham’s Chris Retzler discuss if and when the markets will react with Becky and Andrew. The other big vote in Washington this week: USMCA. Former Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren shares what this deal means for business leaders and retailers, and what the bricks versus clicks battle looks like in the decade to come. Becky’s headed to the movies for Star Wars, no matter what the critics say. Former NBC Cable President Tom Rogers and Variety’s Brent Lang discuss the franchise’s value for Disney. Plus, IAC is spinning off dating website Match Group while Facebook is taking Super Bowl ads for a spin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2019
Teflon Tesla; Impeachment Ad Blitz
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg is facing criticism for his (incomplete) donor list, Eli Lilly is facing criticism from Elizabeth Warren on the company’s insulin pricing, and WeWork has landed another lifeline. Tesla has had a volatile year; Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean and Oppenheimer’s Colin Rusch discuss why Elon Musk keeps bouncing back. Plus, today’s big story: impeachment. NBC News’ Dylan Byers and The Wall Street Journal’s Emily Glazer, and CNBC’s Ylan Mui have the details on the impeachment ad business for Republicans, Democrats, and the big tech players with a crucial position in American politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
Boeing’s Production Halt; Bad Apps; Impeachment Economics
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Boeing announced it is suspending production of the 737 Max Jetliner in January. CNBC reporter Phil LeBeau, crisis management expert Eric Dezenhall and Allied Pilots Association’s Dennis Tajer talks rebuilding trust in Boeing and in the FAA. Joshua Topolsky, the editor-in-chief of Input and co-founder of Vox Media, flags misleading apps marketed to kids in Apple’s app store. Wall Street’s bonuses aren’t as big as they used to be and Netflix shares new data on international viewers and revenue. Plus, the anchors debate impeachment and discuss its impact on the market with Bespoke’s Paul Hickey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
Space Race with Neil deGrasse Tyson; Boeing Board’s Debate; 1998 Amazon Throwback
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Squawk Pod heads to space! Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says there are plenty of opportunities beyond Earth, and NASA’s just the tip of the meteor. Allianz Chief Economic Adviser Mohamed El-Erian weighs in on U.S.-China trade relations and calls for a note of caution in the journey ahead. Boeing’s Board of Directors is considering pausing production of the 737 Max aircraft. Plus, Becky Quick’s 1998 WSJ cover story offers some historical perspective on retail nowadays, and the Sorkin family went to the movies this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2019
Boris Johnson’s Big Win; Steve Bannon; Nancy Pelosi’s Pricing Plan
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A decisive win for the Conservative Party in the U.K. means Brexit is coming. “No ifs, no buts, no maybes.” A phase one trade deal has been reached, but China Beige Book International’s Leland Miller says there’s a lot more still up in the air. One of the most respected tech analysts on Wall Street Mark Mahaney breaks down Facebook’s run-in with the FTC. White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon sees impeachment as a unifying event for the President’s supporters. Joe Kernen and Katie Kramer discuss Bannon’s presence in American politics, a conversation only available on Squawk Pod. Plus, the House passed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s drug pricing bill, the Senate is debating conflicting legislation, and Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says that both efforts miss the mark. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2019
Survivor Streaming; WeWork or WeFraud; Noms de Plume
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Saudi Aramco’s stock surged on its second day of trading and a senior trade advisor is adding to the tariffs debate under a not-so-secret nom de plume. The banker behind the biggest media deals of the decade, LionTree’s Aryeh Bourkoff, expects a clash of the titans in the years to come, not only in video but also in audio—as you listeners undoubtedly know. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) is calling WeWork’s Adam Neumann a fraud and a gangster, and now he’s calling for an investigation. Plus, Lululemon pants and name anagrams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2019
World’s Biggest IPO; Smoking Pot Stocks; Head of the FAA
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The head of the Federal Aviation Administration speaks to Congress today in the wake of the Boeing 737 Max tragedies this past year. Before his testimony, Steve Dickson shares his strategy for flight safety and Boeing 737 recertification in an exclusive interview with CNBC. Pot stocks have lost billions in market value since March, but CEO of cannabis portfolio company Acreage says now is the best time to invest. Plus, Saudi Aramco’s IPO debut, Andrew’s Dave & Buster’s winnings, the Yankees’ new pitcher, and 850 Grateful Dead concerts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2019
SurveyMonkey CEO; Warby Parker Co-CEO; Google’s Play for Death (Cures)
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A former Boeing employee speaks out on the red flags he raised before the two deadly 737 Max crashes. Google’s parent company Alphabet has brought on a new board member who might be able to help the company’s venture to find a cure for death. SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie has the numbers on pretty much everything, including public sentiment on trade, President Trump, and ageism. Warby Parker Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal makes the case for frames, and for growing sustainably before going public. Plus, 401(k) fund selection, it’s easy as A-B-C! At least, it should be. A Seton Hall professor’s data reveals the investor bias that might be hurting your retirement plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
Amazon’s Return to NY; NASA to the Moon
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Amazon is still coming to New York, though this time it’s hitting Hudson Yards instead of Long Island City. The move reignited a debate about subsidies and what big tech does to the community and businesses. Senator Gianaris of New York, once dubbed “the Amazon killer” for his role in the original canceled HQ2 plans, joined Squawk Box to debate with Andrew Ross Sorkin. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tells the anchors about the organization’s plan to launch and keep people on the moon. Plus, China is ordering companies to remove foreign devices from its offices in the next few years, but isn’t banning Apple. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is speaking out in support about big tech doing business with the Pentagon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
Uber’s Report; Musk’s Trial; Activision Blizzard CEO
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Uber released its data on incidents from 2017-2018, and the 3,000+ reports of sexual abuse have alarmed and disturbed riders. CNBC’s Jane Wells is in LA for Elon Musk’s defamation trial. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick shares his unique start in business (in a casino basement) and the video game industry in an interview with Becky at CNBC’s Evolve conference. The November Jobs report blew expectations out of the water; Becky and Joe digest the good news with our panel of experts and guest host Jason Trennert of Strategas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2019
China & the World Bank; CVS’ Evolution; AI Learning
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Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass says China gets too much in loans from the global community. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) has introduced a bill, the Accountability for World Bank Loans to China Act, to make China graduate from the program that lends money to developing countries. Gonzalez tells Becky Quick, Joe Kernen and guest host Tom Farley that China’s economy is too big to qualify. CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo lays out how the company has changed one year after its Aetna acquisition and how it will play a role in healthcare in 2020. Amesite Founder & CEO Ann Marie Sastry says education in artificial intelligence can help today’s workers survive tomorrow.. The Squawk gang and reporter Phil Lebeau discuss United Airlines’ announcement that its CEO Oscar Munoz will step down in May and President Scott Kirby will take over running the airline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
ConocoPhillips CEO; Billionaire Ken Langone; Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Promotion
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Billionaire investor, Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone joined Squawk Box to discuss President Trump’s U.S.-China trade war strategy, the education system and the Fed. Ryan Lance, Chairman and CEO of energy giant ConocoPhillips has a ten year plan to sustain the company—and its shareholders—through market volatility and geopolitical uncertainty. Plus, Google CEO Sundar Pichai got a promotion; he’s now CEO of parent company Alphabet as the two original founders step aside. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
Family Matters; Musk on Trial; College Crisis
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President Trump isn’t in a rush to make a trade deal with China. Joe, Becky, and Tom Farley discuss what a trade war into 2020 might mean for the markets. Elon Musk’s tweets have thrown him into the headlines—again. Tesla’s CEO is on trial for allegedly defaming a British cave explorer; CNBC’s Jane Wells and Yale’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld explain the strange story. Colleges could go out of business; CNBC’s Scott Cohn, Brookings’ Andre Perry, and Cato's Neal McCluskey discuss the high costs of higher education. Plus, some personal family details about Tom and Joe and a lesson in linguistics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
Cyber Weekend; Boeing’s Big Month; Boomers & Billionaires
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E-commerce entrepreneur Michael Rubin, Executive Chairman of Fanatics and Rue Gilt Groupe weighs in on what he’s calling “cyber weekend.” Young voters are willing to take action against billionaires; CNBC’s Robert Frank reports some surprising statistics and discusses his findings with Mattie Duppler of the National Taxpayers Union, former Senator Evan Bayh, billionaire Michael Rubin, and guest host, former NYSE Group President Tom Farley. Plus, aerospace engineer and analyst Ron Epstein previews Boeing’s big month ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
Warren Buffett’s Bid; Black Friday Deals
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It’s Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping season. CNBC reporters Kate Rogers, Deirdre Bosa, and Courtney Reagan set the scene for America’s biggest shopping day of the year. CNBC’s Todd Haselton breaks down the best tech buys, and the Small Business Association’s Chris Pilkerton is shopping small but thinking big this Small Business Saturday. Plus, Becky Quick breaks some news: Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway lost out on a bid for Tech Data to private equity firm Apollo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2019
Becky Quick and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon
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Happy Thanksgiving! On this special holiday episode: Becky’s extended interview with Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, spanning from his teenage years unloading Walmart trucks to his upcoming role as Chairman of the Business Roundtable. McMillon has led Walmart—and corporate America—through changes in wages, gun policy, and grocery delivery; his highs, lows, and lessons, plus Becky’s context and insights, exclusively on the podcast.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2019
Turkeys, Travel, and Toys R Us
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It’s almost Thanksgiving, and that means it’s turkey time—and travel time. AAA Media Manager Robert Sinclair explains the best habits for your holiday drives. If you’re stuck on how to cook a turkey, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is here to help. It’s an annual Squawk Box tradition, and now it’s a Squawk Pod tradition: the best cooking tips from America’s top turkey producer. Andrea Balitewicz, supervisor of the Illinois-based Turkey Talk-Line, shares proper stuffing, thawing, and spatchcocking (?!) techniques. If you need something to do while that turkey cooks, NYT’s Ed Lee and CNET’s Joan Solsman have your streaming options covered. Plus, Toys R Us returns just in time for Black Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
Bloomberg’s Campaign Co-Chair; Wealth & Warren; Uber’s Road Ahead
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Michael Bloomberg’s campaign co-chair Greg Fischer believes in his candidate, and trusts that voters who get to know him will believe in him, too. Former Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp discusses Elizabeth Warren’s tax plans with CNBC’s Robert Frank and former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Axios’ Dan Primack maps out Uber’s road ahead after London revoked its operating license. Disney+ makes a strong debut, and the fake meat market is heating up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2019
Merger Monday; Bloomberg’s Bid; Holiday Movie Recs
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LVMH and Tiffany have tied the knot, and so have Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade. Michael Bloomberg is officially running for President, and CNBC contributors Joanne Lipman and Edmund Lee consider his strategy in running as a Democrat. Plus, there’s holiday traffic on the highway and at the box office. Joe, Becky, and Andrew run through travel options for the holidays, from congested road trips to Flexjet’s private planes. CNBC’s Julia Boorstin and Fandango’s Erik Davis discuss the best movies this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
Tesla’s Smashing Expectations; Vape Industry Execs in Washington
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This Friday’s podcast is vehicles and vapes. Tesla’s new truck isn’t exactly what it was cracked up to be, Uber’s major shareholders are making moves, and vaping industry executives are meeting with President Trump at the White House. On today’s episode: CNBC reporters Eunice Yoon and Phil LeBeau, Wedbush Securities’ Dan Ives, Tusk Ventures’ Bradley Tusk, Columbia Business School’s Craig Hatkoff, and Fmr. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2019
Big News for Brokerages; Debate Night; Kara Swisher
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Becky breaks news that Charles Schwab is reportedly in talks to acquire TD Ameritrade, potentially creating a brokerage behemoth. Political pollster Frank Luntz doesn’t see any frontrunners emerging from the Democratic debates, and he has a surprising candidate suggestion who is not any ballots. Recode’s Kara Swisher is watching Silicon Valley and Washington meet again. She weighs in on what turns out not to be an Apple-owned manufacturing plant in Texas and Google’s new stand on political ads. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
Target CEO; Apple & Trump in Texas
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Target CEO Brian Cornell is looking forward to a bustling holiday season after the company’s strong quarterly report. He and Becky Quick talk strategy and seasonal sales in the Herald Square Target location in NYC. The Dean of Stanford Medical School Dr. Lloyd Minor is prescribing tech innovation for rising healthcare costs. Joe, Andrew, and CNBC reporter Eamon Javers weigh the positives and perils of Tim Cook’s meeting with President Trump. Plus, Mohamed El Erian is on set, and Mark Mahaney believes the worst may be over for Uber and Lyft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
Kris Jenner; Taco Bell Date Night
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Kris Jenner, the “momager” behind the Kardashian-Jenner empire, sees family business opportunities beyond Kylie Jenner’s $600 million cosmetics deal with Coty. In a conversation exclusively for Squawk Pod, Andrew Ross Sorkin shares his insights about the family and the deliberate strategy that drives its success. Former Yum! Brands CEO David Novak is optimistic about the trade war with China and sets up a special night for Andrew and Joe. Plus, Disney+ accounts might have been hacked and American Express is trying out a new business strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2019
FedEx CEO is Fired Up; Ford’s Electric SUV; Walter Isaacson
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FedEx founder and CEO Frederick Smith is challenging The New York Times to a debate. Ford has unveiled its fully electric SUV; the automaker’s president Joe Hinrichs speaks to the new Mustang Mach-E and auto-electrification beyond Tesla. WSJ’s Dan Gallagher and author and CNBC contributor Walter Isaacson run through the logistical and philosophical obstacles for tech giants, from politics to acquisitions. Plus, Hong Kong violence continues to escalate and the FAA is considering a change to how it certifies planes safe for flight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2019
The Jedi Battle; Directness of Direct Advertising; Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood
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Amazon is challenging the Pentagon’s award of a $10 billion cloud contract known as Jedi to Microsoft. Amazon accused the government of bias because of President Trump’s disparagement of the company and its CEO Jeff Bezos. Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Joe Kernen debate with The New York Times’ Ed Lee whether the government was biased when choosing Microsoft over Amazon. Tim Armstrong, the founder and CEO of the DTX Company, discusses Twitter’s political ad ban and the new shopping holiday his company is launching to precede Black Friday. And, Taylor Swift is pleading for help from the private equity firm The Carlyle Group. The private equity firm fronted the money for producers Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta to purchase the rights to Swift’s older music, which she can no longer use or perform. The Squawk gang discusses Swift’s bad blood with the music executives with Erik Hirsch, Hamilton Lane vice chairman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2019
Warren Bashing Billionaires; Impeachment Impact; Cooking Conversations with Lidia Bastianich
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Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren fired her latest shot at billionaires with a commercial on our own network, CNBC. Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin discuss her ad -- targeting hedge fund mogul Leon Cooperman, among others -- with Jared Bernstein, the former chief economist & economic policy adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, and the Heritage Foundation’s Joel Griffith. Raymond James’ Washington Policy Analyst Edward Mills breaks down how the House impeachment inquiry could affect the markets. And Italian restaurateur, author and TV host Lidia Bastianich says the restaurant industry is changing and weighs in on whether you should eat out or cook at home for Thanksgiving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2019
Tax Cuts 2.0; Justice in Business; Regulating Big Tech
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An annual ranking of the most just companies - responsible to both society and shareholders - is out from Just Capital, co-founded by billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones. He joins Squawk Box with PayPal CEO Dan Schulman to explain why it’s important to recognize businesses based on how they treat their employees and customers, as well as their impact on the environment and local communities. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) explains why he’s pushing back on Facebook’s political advertising policies and what he’d like Congress to do to regulate big tech. The White House teases another tax cut for the middle class (Tax Cuts: The Sequel); and Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia describes the surging tensions between businesses and the anti-government protestors in Hong Kong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2019
Microsoft’s DACA Mission; Betting Big in Space; Disney+’s Debut
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Microsoft is stepping in to try to save DACA. Today, the Supreme Court begins hearing the case that that’s trying to stop the termination of the program that protects 700,000 people who came to the U.S. illegally as children. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President, says Microsoft is the only company that’s a plaintiff in the case. About five dozen current Microsoft employees are DACA recipients. Space Angels’ Chad Anderson tells Becky Quick and Joe Kernen why he’s betting big in outer space .. soon to be a $10 Trillion industry. And, Disney+ launches today. Cg42 Founder Stephen Beck judges how this platform will fare in the streaming wars and what to do with your boxes of Disney DVDs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
Singles’ Day; Dimon’s Wealth; Social Media Spying
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It’s Singles’ Day— one of the biggest shopping days in the world. Alibaba has already beat last year’s sales on the e-commerce platform’s 24-hour shopping event. JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon defended his $31 million salary in an interview about wealth inequality on 60 Minutes. Joe Kernen and Becky Quick discuss that and Taylor Swift’s boyfriends with guest host Tom Farley. General David Petraeus is on set for Veterans Day to encourage businesses to hire and support veterans’ careers. Alex Stamos, former chief security officer at Facebook, discusses social media’s role in national security in the wake of the Department of Justice charging two Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
Billionaire-in-Chief
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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg might be running for President, but Joe’s betting Andrew that he doesn’t. The team speaks to pollster Frank Luntz (again), Operation Hope’s John Hope Bryant, and CNBC’s Robert Frank. NYT reporter and CNBC contributor Edmund Lee rounds up the week’s tech and media stories, from WeWork’s concerned employees to Disney+ and product placement on Apple TV’s “The Morning Show.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2019
Food (Delivery) Fight; Bill Gates’ Tax Math; Tom Friedman
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Bill Gates is the second-richest man in the world and a famously generous philanthropist, so he knows a thing or two about taxes. At The New York Times DealBook Conference in partnership with CNBC, Bill did the math on his taxes under Senator Warren’s plan...and now the Presidential candidate is reaching out for a meeting. Pulitzer Prize-winning NYT columnist Tom Friedman weighs in on China’s economy and the 2020 race for the White House. Plus, the Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann has big plans for food delivery; Joe is pushing for Taco Bell to his door. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
Wall Street vs. Warren; Personal Finance with A-Rod
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Bank of America’s Savita Subramanian is on set with Becky and Joe talking Walgreens, SoftBank, Amazon, and whether anyone “Xeroxes” anymore. Wall Street and Senator Elizabeth Warren are at it again; pollster Frank Luntz shares his statistics and his theories about economic education in the U.S., and whether believers in socialism will stay on that side of the capitalism debate. Plus, baseball legend Alex Rodriguez became a millionaire at 18, and now he’s a CEO with a new show on CNBC. He shares his advice for your personal finances—and for Mets fans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
Exclusive: Boeing’s Chairman
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The full, exclusive interview with Boeing’s new Chairman, David Calhoun. The aircraft manufacturer stripped CEO Dennis Muilenburg of the Chairman role last month in the wake of the 737 Max tragedies. CNBC’s auto and airline reporter Phil LeBeau has been covering Boeing for 20 years, and he shares his perspective with Katie in a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod. Plus, private equity pioneer David Rubenstein joins the show from the Greenwich Economic Forum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
McDonald’s Fires CEO; Medicare for All; Kickstarter’s Co-Founder
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McDonald’s is on its fourth CEO in eight years. Yale’s School of Management and CNBC contributor Jeff Sonnenfeld puts its most recent corporate exit into perspective. Joe, Becky, and Andrew discuss the federal accounting probes facing Under Armour and whether a four-day workweek could improve a company’s bottom line. Former FDA Commissioner and CNBC contributor Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Obamacare advisor Dr. Zeke Emanuel debate all $20.5 trillion of Senator Warren’s Medicare for All plan. Plus, Kickstarter’s co-founder Yancey Strickler has made a business from crowdsourcing, and he’s learned a lot about generosity in the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
Silicon Valley Whisperer Kara Swisher & Who’s Hiring
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Jobs Friday is here! It turns out, employment in the U.S. might be healthier than we thought. Job opportunity in transportation is particularly strong, according to LinkedIn’s Dan Roth. CNBC contributor and journalist Kara Swisher has some hot takes on the streaming wars, and she shares her biggest takeaways from her interview with NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden. Plus, Leon Cooperman’s letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren and WeWork’s increasingly dramatic decline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2019
Trolling Twitter; E-Cig Efforts; Big Tech’s Big Hurdles
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Twitter is banning political ads while Facebook defends them. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) penned a letter urging the White House to pull flavored e-cigarettes from the market, and he has the statistics to back up his argument. Plus, one of the first internet venture capitalists and AT&T board member Geoff Yang isn’t sure how prepared Silicon Valley is for the ramifications of its technology. Happy Halloween!
Oct 31, 2019
Supersized: Boeing on the Hill & Barry Diller on Set
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The Squawk team breaks down Boeing’s time on Capitol Hill with Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who was in the room for the hearing. Crisis management expert Eric Dezenhall projects the C-suite fallout from the tragedy and the testimony. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) are teaming up for (federal) trust funds. Media mogul and Hollywood veteran Barry Diller, Chairman of Interactive Corp. and Expedia, shares his wisdom from over five decades of corporate deals and content creation. Plus, finally! Joe has a permanent solution for his AirPods problems—maybe. CNBC’s Todd Haselton compares the wireless ear wearables on the market.
Oct 30, 2019
Beyond Meat; California Fires; Humans Ruining Companies
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Wildfires rage on in California, and pressure mounts on PG&E, the utility company that many are holding responsible for the crisis. CNBC’s Jane Wells is on the ground with updates from communities affected, and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) is calling PG&E to action. Saudi Aramco finally has an update on its highly anticipated IPO. Speaking of IPOs, Beyond Meat is still sizzling at the six-month mark, even with a slight dip in share price this week. CEO Ethan Brown breaks down his company’s Q3 report and the secret ingredient to his plant-based success. Ben Horowitz of Andreessen-Horowitz has a new book, and it’s all about how human behavior can make or break a company. Plus, an update on Squawk ears and AirPods.
Oct 29, 2019
Microsoft’s Win; Facebook’s New News; SALT-y About Taxes
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin catch each other up on the weekend headlines, from major corporate deals to Twitter trends and box office records. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has a new plan for low-income homebuyers. Plus, another day, another tax debate. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), talks SALT, “mooching,” and middle ground with Rep. Kevin Brady, House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member and co-author of the GOP’s 2017 tax cut.
Oct 28, 2019
Billionaire Bull; Tesla’s Plan for China; Davos in the Desert
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin set you up with the headlines you need for your weekend. Becky sits down with legendary investor Ron Baron at his annual investment conference. Tesla Chairman Robyn Denholm joins Squawk Box with the latest on Tesla’s growth in China. CNBC contributors author Walter Isaacson and The New York Times journalist Kate Kelly dissect the controversial decisions in Washington and on Wall Street’s to attend an economic conference in Saudi Arabia. Plus, Joe’s in love...
Oct 25, 2019
Facebook’s DC Defense; Tesla’s Good News; Billionaire Blame Game
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin break down Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony on Capitol Hill with Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX), a member of the House Financial Services Committee who participated in the hearing. Michael Novogratz, CEO and Founder of Galaxy Digital, weighs in on Squawk Box’s ongoing debate about billionaires and the wealth gap in the United States. Plus, Roth Capital’s Craig Irwin shares some good news from Tesla, and Joe has some sick days to spare. 
Oct 24, 2019
Curing Alzheimer’s; WeWork’s Platinum Parachute; CEO Musical Chairs
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CEOs are stepping up, down, and all around. Nike’s longtime leader is hanging up his sneakers a day after Under Armour’s. Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos is on set to share new results for an old Alzheimer’s study and explain why this time, the drug’s headed for the FDA. Honeywell CEO Darius Adamczyk maps out his company’s future for Joe, Becky, and Andrew (HINT: you won’t find thermostats). The Squawk Box team breaks down the deal Softbank made with former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann. Plus, more leadership changes at Boeing and some carne asada and chipwiches to get you through the day.
Oct 23, 2019
The “Winning” Bid for WeWork; Under Armour’s Handover; Trade & Taxes
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The WeWork saga continues, even during broadcast. Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin break out the details of Softbank’s rescue plan for the company as the news hits the wires. You’ll hear Andrew’s own reporting, as well as reporting from The Wall Street Journal’s Maureen Farrell. Under Armour’s Kevin Plank is handing the CEO role over to Patrik Frisk; CNBC’s Courtney Reagan interviews them both. Economist Art Laffer has an economic theory named after him, and now he has a plan for redistributing wealth in America. Plus, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley trusts President Trump’s word more than he trusts China’s.
Oct 22, 2019
Industry Reckonings: Drug Companies, Boeing, & Facebook
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Minutes before the first federal trial on opioids was set to begin this morning, four drug companies announced settlements. Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin break down that news, as well as weekend headlines from China and expectations for Facebook’s many meetings this week. Boeing’s journey back from the 737 Max crashes has stalled again, and consumer advocate Ralph Nader is calling for more changes in Boeing’s boardroom. Plus, crisis management expert Eric Dezenhall and aviation attorney Mark Dombroff map out Boeing’s path forward--if there is one. 
Oct 21, 2019
Facebook & Free Speech; Real (Estate)Talk; Capitalism Is in Crisis—Maybe
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Apple’s CEO is in China, Facebook’s CEO is at Georgetown, and Saudi Aramco has officially postponed its IPO. Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin go beyond the headlines with Natixis Chief Economist of the Americas Joe Lavorgna, journalist Joanne Lipman, and Business Insider’s Meghan Morris. Plus, real estate magnate Barry Sternlicht and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker discuss what’s working—and what isn’t—in politics and capitalism.
Oct 18, 2019
Netflix; Stress; White House Insider Larry Kudlow
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin break down Brexit with Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz and friend of Her Majesty The Queen. Bob Davis, Partner at Highland Capital and veteran of the dot com bubble defends capitalism in 2019. Arianna Huffington downloads to unplug; her health-focused company Thrive Global has made an acquisition in AI. Plus, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow defends President Trump and the U.S. economy.
Oct 17, 2019
Facebook’s Foray into Crypto; The Democrats’ American Dream
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Facebook’s cryptocurrency venture is no longer Facebook’s alone. It’s complicated. The co-founder of the Libra project, David Marcus, explains the details. Plus, billionaire investor and long-time hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman debates the debate with Joe, Becky, and Andrew. The Squawk team agrees: today’s podcast is especially good.
Oct 16, 2019
WeWork’s Workplace; Last Night’s Jeopardy; “Bezos’s Master Plan”
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Oct 15, 2019
WeWork’s Workplace; Last Night’s Jeopardy; “Bezos’s Master Plan”
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Larry Fink, Chairman & CEO of Blackrock, the world’s largest money manager, speaks to his company’s earnings—and his clue on Jeopardy last night. Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin break down WeWork’s possible workplace hazards and more off-court trouble for the NBA. The Atlantic’s Franklin Foer gives the Squawk team a peek at Jeff Bezos’s lofty goals that date back to the Amazon founder’s time in high school. Plus, one of the designers of Senator Warren’s tax plan and University of California Berkeley Economics Professor Gabriel Zucman defends the details of his wealth tax proposal.

Oct 15, 2019
Boeing’s Battles; Facebook’s Feuds; Phase One Complete--Almost
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Boeing strips the chairman’s role from CEO Dennis Muilenburg as the 737 Max plane fleet remains grounded. Antiques are to Restoration Hardware as Bitcoin is to...Libra? Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin discuss Facebook’s crypto currency with Anthony Pompliano, co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, and the Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern and CNET’s Joan Solsman pose concerns about Facebook’s position of power. Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant has a message about capitalism for U.S. companies, the NBA, China, and Democratic presidential candidates. Plus, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tells CNBC that the U.S. and China have reached a fundamental trade agreement--the first phase, at least.
Oct 14, 2019
Boeing’s Battles; Facebook’s Feuds; Phase One Complete--Almost
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Boeing strips the chairman’s role from CEO Dennis Muilenburg as the 737 Max plane fleet remains grounded. Antiques are to Restoration Hardware as Bitcoin is to...Libra? Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin discuss Facebook’s crypto currency with Anthony Pompliano, co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, and the Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern and CNET’s Joan Solsman pose concerns about Facebook’s position of power. Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant has a message about capitalism for U.S. companies, the NBA, China, and Democratic presidential candidates. Plus, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tells CNBC that the U.S. and China have reached a fundamental trade agreement--the first phase, at least.

Oct 14, 2019
China Trade Talks, Day Two; UAW Strikes; Headlines for Your Weekend
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin examine three different perspectives of the U.S.-China trade relationship. Former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, former Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiator Wendy Cutler, and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon weigh in. The United Auto Workers Union’s strike against General Motors is in its third week; GM parts supplier Stripmatic is feeling the pressure. CEO Bill Adler speaks to his side of the automotive supply chain. Plus, the Squawk team chats through a rescue plan for WeWork and their weekend watch lists.
Oct 11, 2019
China Trade Talks, Day Two; UAW Strikes; Headlines for Your Weekend
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin examine three different perspectives of the U.S.-China trade relationship. Former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, former Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiator Wendy Cutler, and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon weigh in. The United Auto Workers Union’s strike against General Motors is in its third week; GM parts supplier Stripmatic is feeling the pressure. CEO Bill Adler speaks to his side of the automotive supply chain. Plus, the Squawk team chats through a rescue plan for WeWork and their weekend watch lists.

Oct 11, 2019
China Trade Talks; Delta CEO; Facebook in Election Season
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin discuss the U.S.-China trade talks set to resume today with China Beige Book International CEO Leland Miller. Delta CEO Ed Bastian projects a timeline for the 737 Max aircraft to fly again, and he speaks with the Squawk team about his airline’s third quarter performance. Facebook is caught up in politics—again. Axios Media Reporter Sara Fischer and former Federal Election Commissioner Lee Goodman dive into social media’s responsibility during election season.Plus, Joe and Andrew make Bed Bath & Beyond plans for the weekend—kind of.
Oct 10, 2019
China Trade Talks; Delta CEO; Facebook in Election Season
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin discuss the U.S.-China trade talks set to resume today with China Beige Book International CEO Leland Miller. Delta CEO Ed Bastian projects a timeline for the 737 Max aircraft to fly again, and he speaks with the Squawk team about his airline’s third quarter performance. Facebook is caught up in politics—again. Axios Media Reporter Sara Fischer and former Federal Election Commissioner Lee Goodman dive into social media’s responsibility during election season.

Plus, Joe and Andrew make Bed Bath & Beyond plans for the weekend—kind of.

Oct 10, 2019
China Trade War with Sen. Ted Cruz & Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
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Joe Kernen and Becky Quick break down the intricacies of the U.S.-China trade war, from the basketball court to the C-Suite. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) dials in from Taiwan. Plus, CNBC contributor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and A.T. Kearney’s Greg Portell map out the challenges for American CEOs with business in China.
Oct 09, 2019
China Trade War with Sen. Ted Cruz & Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
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Joe Kernen and Becky Quick break down the intricacies of the U.S.-China trade war, from the basketball court to the C-Suite. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) dials in from Taiwan. Plus, CNBC contributor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and A.T. Kearney’s Greg Portell map out the challenges for American CEOs with business in China.

Oct 09, 2019
Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO; Debating Democratic Tax Plans; China & the NBA
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin digest the latest in China’s actions against the NBA, Boeing’s uphill climb back from the 737 Max tragedies, and a new study linking vaping to cancer. CNBC’s Robert Frank breaks down—and adds up—Senator Elizabeth Warren’s plans for $800B in tax revenue. Plus, Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, describes weighing his morality with delivering shareholder returns. In a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, Andrew Ross Sorkin speaks with Katie Kramer about Stack’s stand on firearms sales.
Oct 08, 2019
Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO; Debating Democratic Tax Plans; China & the NBA
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin digest the latest in China’s actions against the NBA, Boeing’s uphill climb back from the 737 Max tragedies, and a new study linking vaping to cancer. CNBC’s Robert Frank breaks down—and adds up—Senator Elizabeth Warren’s plans for $800B in tax revenue. Plus, Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, describes weighing his morality with delivering shareholder returns. In a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, Andrew Ross Sorkin speaks with Katie Kramer about Stack’s stand on firearms sales.

Oct 08, 2019
Geopolitics & the NBA; Fmr. Aetna CEO; The Evolving Data Economy
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The NBA is caught up in an international freedom of speech controversy; Joe Kernen, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Melissa Lee debate business interests in China and ask The New York Times’ Edmund Lee and The Verge’s Nilay Patel to weigh in. Former Aetna CEO and Chairman Mark Bertolini maps out the challenges for health care heading into the 2020 election. Plus, atoms or bits? MIT Principal Research Scientist Andrew McAfee argues that software has drastically changed the way our economy works. 
Oct 07, 2019
Geopolitics & the NBA; Fmr. Aetna CEO; The Evolving Data Economy
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The NBA is caught up in an international freedom of speech controversy; Joe Kernen, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Melissa Lee debate business interests in China and ask The New York Times’ Edmund Lee and The Verge’s Nilay Patel to weigh in. Former Aetna CEO and Chairman Mark Bertolini maps out the challenges for health care heading into the 2020 election. Plus, atoms or bits? MIT Principal Research Scientist Andrew McAfee argues that software has drastically changed the way our economy works.

Oct 07, 2019
September Jobs Report; Tech Turns on Capitalism; Steve Schwarzman
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Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Steve Grasso break down September’s jobs report with BlackRock’s Kate Moore, University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ Austan Goolsbee and Club for Growth’s David McIntosh. Major tech CEOs speak out against wealth — and capitalism; the Squawk Box hosts debate whether our system is worth saving — and how they’d do it. Plus, want to be a legend? Blackstone CEO and Wall Street titan Steve Schwarzman reveals what it takes in a one-on-one conversation with Becky Quick.
Oct 04, 2019
September Jobs Report; Tech Turns on Capitalism; Steve Schwarzman
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Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Steve Grasso break down September’s jobs report with BlackRock’s Kate Moore, University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ Austan Goolsbee and Club for Growth’s David McIntosh. Major tech CEOs speak out against wealth — and capitalism; the Squawk Box hosts debate whether our system is worth saving — and how they’d do it. Plus, want to be a legend? Blackstone CEO and Wall Street titan Steve Schwarzman reveals what it takes in a one-on-one conversation with Becky Quick.

Oct 04, 2019
Economic Worries; Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA); Legal Sports Gambling
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin analyze drivers in the markets this week--and drivers at the fast food drive thru. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) is concerned about Democratic tax plans and about a possible trade war with the EU. Plus, billionaire tech pioneer and Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis is making a play for sports betting with the CEO of sports betting company William Hill US, Joe Asher. 
Oct 03, 2019
Economic Worries; Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA); Legal Sports Gambling
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin analyze drivers in the markets this week--and drivers at the fast food drive thru. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) is concerned about Democratic tax plans and about a possible trade war with the EU. Plus, billionaire tech pioneer and Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis is making a play for sports betting with the CEO of sports betting company William Hill US, Joe Asher.

Oct 03, 2019
Facebook’s audio leak; Adidas CEO; Big bank disruption
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Mark Zuckerberg’s leaked audio from Facebook has Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tweeting and Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Mike Santoli squawking. They check in with the New York Times’ Edmund Lee and Nilay Patel from The Verge, the platform that broke the story. Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted bikes the Austrian mountains in Adidas apparel made entirely from ocean plastic—by 2024, you can too.

Plus, Wall Street is buzzing about brokerages offering commission-free trading; we tell you why, and Wells Fargo senior banking analyst Mike Mayo tells us why he’s “cutting ties” to the old school banking industry. 

Oct 02, 2019
Facebook’s audio leak; Adidas CEO; Big bank disruption
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Mark Zuckerberg’s leaked audio  from Facebook has Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tweeting and Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Mike Santoli squawking. They check in with the New York Times’ Edmund Lee and Nilay Patel from The Verge, the platform that broke the story. Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted bikes the Austrian mountains in Adidas apparel made entirely from ocean plastic—by 2024, you can too.Plus, Wall Street is buzzing about brokerages offering commission-free trading; we tell you why, and Wells Fargo senior banking analyst Mike Mayo tells us why he’s “cutting ties” to the old school banking industry. 
Oct 02, 2019
China’s National Day; Alexis Ohanian; Papa John’s new CEO; Squawk Pod analysis with Becky Quick
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Becky Quick, Wilfred Frost, and Mike Santoli kick off the first trading day of the fourth quarter. The corporate stories that had our team talking: China’s National Day celebrations, juxtaposed with escalating protests in Hong Kong, and the real estate fallout from WeWork’s IPO drama. Papa John’s new CEO Rob Lynch discusses the pizza franchise’s turnaround plan. Plus, Reddit and Initialized Capital Co-founder Alexis Ohanian says Silicon Valley has a different view of highly-valued start-ups than Wall Street.  Hear Becky Quick’s original analysis of that discussion. 
Oct 01, 2019
China’s National Day; Alexis Ohanian; Papa John’s new CEO; Squawk Pod analysis with Becky Quick
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Becky Quick, Wilfred Frost, and Mike Santoli kick off the first trading day of the fourth quarter. The corporate stories that had our team talking: China’s National Day celebrations, juxtaposed with escalating protests in Hong Kong, and the real estate fallout from WeWork’s IPO drama. Papa John’s new CEO Rob Lynch discusses the pizza franchise’s turnaround plan. Plus, Reddit and Initialized Capital Co-founder Alexis Ohanian says Silicon Valley has a different view of highly-valued start-ups than Wall Street. Hear Becky Quick’s original analysis of that discussion. 

Oct 01, 2019
White House Advisor Peter Navarro; Mohamed El-Erian; Jounalists Edmund Lee and Joanne Lipman
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Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz Chief Economic Advisor, advises investors on withstanding global political risk. Also, Trump trade advisor Peter Navarro says Congress has “declared war” on the President with the impeachment inquiry.   Plus, Journalists Joanne Lipman and Edmund Lee break down the good and bad news when investors bet big on charismatic talent. 
Sep 30, 2019
White House Advisor Peter Navarro; Mohamed El-Erian; Jounalists Edmund Lee and Joanne Lipman
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Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz Chief Economic Advisor, advises investors on withstanding global political risk. Also, Trump trade advisor Peter Navarro says Congress has “declared war” on the President with the impeachment inquiry.  Plus, Journalists Joanne Lipman and Edmund Lee break down the good and bad news when investors bet big on charismatic talent.

Sep 30, 2019
September 27, 2019: Peloton’s Rough Ride; A Millionaires’ Tax; DraftKings CEO
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Joe Terranova break down the bumpy road for Peloton’s first day of trading, and whether it’s the beginning of the end for the IPO rush. Also, debating the proposed high-income tax plans of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Plus, the DraftKings CEO Jason Robins bet big on this football season with an exclusive NFL partnership for fantasy football.
Sep 27, 2019
Peloton’s Rough Ride; A Millionaires’ Tax; DraftKings CEO
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Joe Terranova break down the bumpy road for Peloton’s first day of trading, and whether it’s the beginning of the end for the IPO rush. Also, debating the proposed high-income tax plans of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Plus, the DraftKings CEO Jason Robins bet big on this football season with an exclusive NFL partnership for fantasy football.

Sep 27, 2019
September 18, 2019: Billionaire Ken Langone, BlackRock’s Kate Moore, Documentarian Ken Burns
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BlackRock’s Head of Thematic Strategy Kate Moore untangles the Federal Reserve’s interest rate strategy. Billionaire, Home Depot co-founder, and philanthropist Ken Langone responds to tax proposals from the Democratic Presidential candidates that could affect hefty charitable donations. Plus, documentarian Ken Burns has wrapped a decade of production on a television series tracing the history of country music.  He describes the genre’s key role in the pioneering days of the American music industry. 
Sep 26, 2019
September 26, 2019: Former EY CEO Mark Weinberger, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Peloton CEO & Co-founder John Foley
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Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin break down the political headlines with CNBC’s Washington Correspondent Eamon Javers. Mark Weinberger, a board member of the Business Roundtable, reveals the biggest concerns for CEOs navigating a trade war. Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton introduces his proposal for a tax break from tariffs. Plus, Peloton begins trading today; is it a fitness, software, or media company? CEO John Foley joined Squawk Box before the company’s IPO and made the case for why it’s all three. 
Sep 26, 2019
BONUS | Billionaire Ken Langone, BlackRock’s Kate Moore, Documentarian Ken Burns