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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
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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2019
September 19, 2019: A special podcast from the Delivering Alpha Summit, presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor
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Longtime tech investor and Delivering Alpha speaker Glen Kacher is watching tech infiltrate every sector of the economy, and he predicts that the IPO market will lose steam. Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist and advisor to President Trump, maps out the battles in a trade war with China. Plus, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Raj Shah debates the value of investing for social impact. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2019
September 25, 2019: WeWork’s Wild Ride; Dr. Scott Gottlieb; Ken Feinberg; Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito and Water.org’s Gary White
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Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb responds to news that the CEO of Juul is stepping down amid growing health concerns about vaping. Boeing has launched a $50 million financial assistance fund for families affected by the two 737 Max aircraft crashes; Ken Feinberg, administrator of that fund, shares challenges ahead. Water.org co-founder Gary White and Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito encourage big corporations to pay--or “pour”--success forward. They discuss a shared mission to bring clean water to communities around the globe. Plus, Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin break down the two other headlines shaping today’s news: WeWork and Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2019
Introducing Squawk Pod
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The most powerful show in business news as a podcast.  It’s all the things that Squawk Box’s TV viewers have come to expect on a daily basis – plus behind-the-scenes content from the production team – right in your ears. Coming soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2019