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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
Making (Business) Magic: NBA Legend Teams Up with Fanatics
NBA Hall of Famer and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson is teaming up with sports merchandising e-commerce giant Fanatics. Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises and Fanatics Executive Chairman Michael Rubin weigh in on the partnership, sports, and a new trend in sports collectibles. Plus, President Biden is pushing to vaccinate as many Americans as possible, as quickly as possible. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb expects vaccine supply to surpass demand before the summer. 
Mar 03, 2021
Senator Elizabeth Warren & Her Ultra-Rich Tax Plan
In an extended interview, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) shares the details of her tax plan for the ultra-rich: paying 2 and 3 cents on every dollar over $50 million. She defends her plan as the fairest, most progressive option to level the playing field for Americans, and considers the country’s path forward with the resulting $3 trillion. Plus, Merck is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to churn out vaccines for the U.S., and the Squawk team is doling out Zoom grooming tips. 
Mar 02, 2021
Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter; Johnson & Johnson’s Best Shot
Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky discusses the drugmaker’s single dose vaccine as it begins distribution across the United States. 4 million vaccines are en route to Americans across the country, solving the logistical and administrative challenges posed by the dual-dose, refrigerated Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. In his annual letter to shareholders, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett admitted mistakes, commented on the markets and offered some folksy wisdom. The legendary investor said, “despite some severe interruptions, our country’s economic progress has been breathtaking. Our unwavering conclusion: Never bet against America.”
Mar 01, 2021
“It’s exactly like the 90s”: Blodget on Stock Speculation; Etsy Crushes Estimates
GameStop shares continue to climb today, keeping alive a rally that restarted this week. In a history lesson soaked in 1990s-nostalgia, Henry Blodget, co-founder and CEO of Insider, says “the entire market is actually at an extreme level relative to all history, including 2000 and that’s because of interest rates.” Etsy blew past earnings estimates. The online retailer has been one of the big pandemic winners with shares up 300% over the past year. Etsy CEO Josh Silverman discusses the company’s quarterly results and its outlook for 2021. Plus, awaiting the newest Covid vaccine from Johnson & Johnson and the latest on the debate to increase the federal minimum wage. 
Feb 26, 2021
Gamestop Game On (Again); David Rubenstein; AB InBev:This Bud’s For You
The online-driven trading frenzy around retailer GameStop ignited again following the announcement of next month’s departure of Chief Financial Officer Jim Bell. CNBC’s Jim Cramer questioned “are prices real?” on Wall Street anymore, as he exasperatingly tries to make sense of GameStop’s renewed rally. Democrats are set to advance President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal on Friday without Republican support. David Rubenstein, a co-founder of the Carlyle Group, discusses the potential economic impacts of the legislation and the fight over the $15 federal minimum wage. Anheuser-Busch InBev reported better-than-expected revenue for the fourth-quarter, but AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito says consumers are itching for bars to fully re-open. Plus, vaccines, variants and the investing wisdom of 97 year old Charlie Munger.
Feb 25, 2021
A Drama Trio: Robinhood on the Barstool, Minimum Wage on the Hill, & Theranos in the Courts
Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy streamed a candid conversation on social media this week, and Wall Street is reacting to their exchange and the continued fallout of the GameStop short squeeze drama. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is pushing back against President Biden’s stimulus plan and its minimum wage plan, but President of the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce Ron Busby says the sooner consumers have more in their pockets, the sooner small businesses will recover. Plus, Elizabeth Holmes is back in the news for yet another development in the unraveling of Theranos, and Michael Bolton is back in the sound booth for a comical ad that’s taken the businessworld by surprise.
Feb 24, 2021
Bitcoin Turbulence, Stimulus Pressure, & A Waning SPAC Sparkle
Former Senior Advisor to President Obama and current President of the Barack Obama Foundation Valerie Jarrett discusses President Biden’s first 100 days in office, the metrics by which Americans will judge his success, and the latest iteration of the stimulus package. Bitcoin’s wild ride continues, catching the attention of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Plus, a former Tesla employee’s electric vehicle SPAC could be the tipping point for the hyped listing process, highlighting all that could go wrong in any public debut. 
Feb 23, 2021
JAY-Z & Ace of Spades Partner with Moët Hennessy
Music mogul and entrepreneur Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter is selling half of his Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” champagne to the Wine and Spirits arm of LVMH, Moët Hennessy. JAY-Z and Moët Hennessy CEO Philippe Schaus discuss the deal, the alcohol landscape, and the impact that both Moët Hennessy and JAY-Z have had on the world of luxury liquor. Plus, Bitcoin’s roller coaster continues, and former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb considers Dr. Anthony Fauci’s projection of mask-wearing through 2022.
Feb 22, 2021
Citadel CEO Ken Griffin & “Game Stopped”: Robinhood Goes to Washington
Two participants in the House Financial Services Committee “Game Stopped” hearing debrief on the marathon day on Capitol Hill. Ken Griffin, the billionaire CEO of hedge fund Citadel, defends his $2 billion investment in short seller Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital amid the height of the GameStop mania. Griffin says that there is “no doubt” that the amount of short selling will be reduced thanks to the power that Reddit-fueled retail traders demonstrated with GameStop. Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) discusses his concerns about the “democratization of financial addiction,” the subject of his questions to Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev during the House hearing. Plus, a big happy birthday to Andrew Ross Sorkin!
Feb 19, 2021
Bill Gates & “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster”
In an extended interview, business magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates discusses his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” with Andrew Ross Sorkin. In a wide ranging conversation, Gates weighs in on Elon Musk and Tesla, the Reddit Rebellion and subsequent GameStop drama, vaccination strategies, Bitcoin, and President Biden’s policies for a greener future. 
Feb 18, 2021
Weathering the Texan Storm; Vaccinating America; Rebuilding Detroit
Operation Hope’s John Hope Bryant and Shark Tank co-host Kevin O’Leary discuss what’s at stake in the House Financial Services Committee’s hearing on the Reddit- and Robinhood-fueled market volatility this week. Real estate developer Roderick Hardamon tells CNBC’s Diana Olick how he’s helping to rebuild Detroit and improve access to capital for women and minorities in his community. Plus, Bezos is back at the top of the billionaires list, Texas is weathering energy outages as the cold front wears on, and Dr. Anthony Fauci is clarifying the U.S. vaccination timeline. 
Feb 17, 2021
Mrs. Dow Jones & Gaming GameStop; Bitcoin’s Mainstream Boost; St. Louis Fed President
President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve James Bullard shares his outlook for the U.S. economy in 2021, from vaccination and pandemic recovery to the tech sector’s sky high valuations. Haley Sacks, AKA the millennial investing influencer “Mrs. Dow Jones,” discusses social media’s role in gamifying the stock market. Plus, mainstream corporate interest has bumped Bitcoin up and over $50,000, and Texas temperatures are shutting the state’s oil refineries down. 
Feb 16, 2021
Aurora CEO & the Cannabiz, WorkLife's Adam Grant, & Coupang Plans its Debut
Cannabis stocks have been on a roller coaster this week, as Reddit traders piled into the biggest names in pot. CEO of Aurora Cannabis Miguel Martin discusses the Reddit-fueled market volatility and his hopes for the marijuana industry. Data shows remote work could become the norm for most companies. Adam Grant, organizational psychologist and author of “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know”, discusses a post-pandemic work life balance and the benefits and challenges presented by remote work. Coupang, the e-commerce giant that has muscled Amazon out of South Korea, is planning what could become Asia's biggest IPO since Alibaba. Plus, investors swiped right on Bumble on its first day of trading.
Feb 12, 2021
Uber’s Road Ahead; Bumble’s Date with the Nasdaq; Dr. Atul Gawande
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is betting on widespread vaccination to help the ride sharing business recover in 2021. He discusses UberEats, the competition, and accepting Bitcoin for rides. Surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and staff writer for The New Yorker Dr. Atul Gawande discusses vaccination strategies across the U.S., and considers best practices for reaching underserved populations. Plus, the team is craving PepsiCo’s snacks, Zillow’s hot for real estate junkies, and Bumble is hitched to the Nasdaq, just in time for Valentine’s Day. 
Feb 11, 2021
Bitcoin, Junk Bonds, New Jersey’s Governor, & SPAC-ernick
Strategist and pollster Frank Luntz breaks down America’s response to the “Reddit Rebellion,” and considers the collective power of the public, threatening to topple the U.S. financial system as we know it. New Jersey has vaccinated over 1 million people, and Governor Phil Murphy discusses the state’s (long) path to the end of the pandemic. Plus, Bitcoin is once again on the move after yet another celebrity tweet, junk bonds are back, and Colin Kaepernick is joining the SPAC wave. 
Feb 10, 2021
A Reddit Education, Salad Robots, & Valuations in Space
As valuations for Tesla and Bitcoin climb higher and higher, Joe, Becky, and Andrew consider the roots of the hype and the consequences for the market. Operation Hope’s John Hope Bryant delves into what the “Reddit Rebellion” is teaching America about equity and financial literacy in this country. Plus, DoorDash is betting on restaurant robots; automation is coming soon to a salad near you. 
Feb 09, 2021
Elon Musk’s $1.5B Bet on Bitcoin; Dogecoin Tweets; Clear CEO & Post-Vaccine Safety
Elon Musk’s Tesla announced that it has bought $1.5B in bitcoin, and the company plans to accept the currency as payment for its products. Galaxy Digital’s Michael Novogratz says this should be the first corporate move of many, but Tesla’s announcement intensifies concerns that Elon Musk is irresponsibly wielding his power to hype stocks and cryptocurrency--like Dogecoin--on his social media. South Africa is second guessing the efficacy of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against a new coronavirus variant, and back in the U.S., Super Bowl LV used touchless security company Clear to keep attendees and health workers safe at this year’s game. Clear CEO Caryn Seidman Becker discusses Clear’s technology and its role in a post-pandemic, post-vaccine world. 
Feb 08, 2021
23andMe, Sir Richard Branson, & Finding Human Connection
23andMe is set to go public in a merger with a SPAC backed by Sir Richard Branson. Company co-founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki and Branson himself discuss the “delight” offered by the company’s genetic sequencing, and they look ahead to what they’re hoping is a lucrative future. In a special conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, Joe Kernen reflects on his own family’s journey with 23andMe, including the highs and lows of finding long lost blood connections. Plus, Johnson and Johnson has asked the FDA for emergency use authorization for its vaccine, and former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says an approval could hasten the country’s herd immunity. 
Feb 05, 2021
Apple Hits the Road; Sen. Amy Klobuchar Takes on Big Tech; Merck CEO Steps Down
Apple is finally hitting the road, closing in on a deal with Hyundai-Kia to manufacture an Apple-branded autonomous electric vehicle in Georgia. Merck CEO and social justice leader Ken Frazier is stepping down from his role, effective in June. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell discusses his legacy while at the helm of the pharma giant, as well as his role in pushing progress in corporate America. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has introduced a bill to take on Big Tech and bolster antitrust regulation. Plus, PayPal delivers big returns to its investors.
Feb 04, 2021
The BAANG Heard ’Round the Street, & Bezos Passes the Baton: Walter Isaacson on the Amazon Innovator
 Jeff Bezos is stepping back from his role as Amazon CEO, passing leadership to AWS head Andy Jassy. Walter Isaacson, author of the introduction to Bezos’s book, “Invent and Wander,” discusses the Amazon founder’s infinite thirst for innovation and the transition of power at the “store” that changed everything. In the wake of the Redditor rebellion, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is calling for a meeting of financial regulators. Former Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher considers the regulators’ role in managing volatility, maintaining market fairness, and leveling the market’s playing field. 
Feb 03, 2021
“GameStopped”; NYC Mayoral Candidate Ray McGuire; Civilians in Space
The endgame may be near for the GameStop squeeze trade as investing enthusiasm and volume wane. Silver prices, another hill in the battle between Redditor retail investors and Wall Street hedge funds, fell after hitting an eight-year high on Monday. Ray McGuire, Democratic candidate for New York City mayor and former Citigroup vice chairman, discusses his strategy for overcoming the pandemic and supporting businesses in crisis, including calls for police reform and more. Plus, SpaceX is prepped for its first all-civilian space mission.
Feb 02, 2021
Musk in the Clubhouse, & Retail Traders on the Rise
Starting off a new week and a new month, Wall Street continues to weather concerns about the Reddit-sparked retail trading frenzy around GameStop. Joe Moglia, former chairman and CEO of TD Ameritrade, puts the Reddit traders’ short squeeze into perspective with the broader market. Elon Musk turned to social media audio app, Clubhouse, for a conversation with Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev about the retail investor rebellion. Paul Davison, CEO and co-founder of Clubhouse, the audio social networking app popular with Wall Street and Silicon Valley insiders, discusses social media’s role in the markets. Plus, could Silver be the new GameStop?
Feb 01, 2021
Lady Gaga’s Post-Pandemic Plans, & “Hakuna Matata,” It Means No Market Worries
In a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, singer, actress, activist, and Presidential Inauguration performer Lady Gaga shares her hopes for rebuilding community spirit post-pandemic. She and Becky Quick discuss her inauguration performance, mental health amid Covid, and the WELL Health-Safety Seal initiative to bolster consumer confidence in shared indoor spaces like live concert and sport venues. Plus, Elon Musk is moving markets, and The New York Times Columnist Tom Friedman gives a graphic, circle-of-life-inspired explanation of the RobinHood, GameStop, short squeeze drama. 
Jan 29, 2021
Bonus Pod: Robinhood Returns
In this Squawk Pod bonus episode, Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev returns to speak to Andrew Ross Sorkin following the free brokerage’s controversial decision to suspend buying of certain volatile stocks like GameStop. Near the end of a wild week, Tenev is getting criticism from a virtual army of Reddit-reading retail investors for the move. 
Jan 29, 2021
Games, Stops, Rebellions & Retweets: Reddit Co-Founder & Mark Cuban
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian reflects on social media’s role in the GameStop short squeeze drama. He considers the evolution of the Internet and the advent of a new normal where equity investing and communication are democratized. Plus, Mavericks owner, entrepreneur, and investor Mark Cuban weighs in on the Wall Street heat, the role of regulators, and the importance of an investing education--wherever we can find it. 
Jan 28, 2021
Gaming GameStop; Robinhood CEO; Bank of America CEO (Supersized)
Retail investing Redditors are gaming GameStop. The social media-driven roller coaster ride for the GameStop stock has lost Wall Street’s biggest short sellers billions of dollars--and has made everyone else a hefty profit. The Squawk Box team breaks down why it’s happening, what it means, and which stock might be next. In an interview with Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev, Andrew Ross Sorkin discusses the rise and role of the retail investor, from the GameStop drama to expanding access to the U.S. financial system. Plus, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is leveraging capitalism to advance sustainability goals. In an extended interview, Moynihan stresses corporate America’s influence on achieving environmental and equity goals in the U.S. and beyond
Jan 27, 2021
Wall Street’s Ties to Infamy; Elon Musk’s New (Dog) Hat; Biden’s NEC Director
President Biden’s director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese, shares the new administration’s strategy for combating the simultaneous crises now facing the nation. Axios reporter Sara Fischer discusses MyPillow’s Twitter drama, Washington’s agenda for Big Tech, and hurdles for bipartisan tech regulation. CNBC’s Leslie Picker reports on Wall Street’s ties to infamy: Apollo’s Leon Black’s $150 million payment to Jeffrey Epstein. Plus, Harriet Tubman is coming (not so soon) to a $20 bill near you, and Elon Musk loves his dog’s new hat--and Etsy, the platform where he bought it. 
Jan 26, 2021
Lloyd Blankfein on Biden & Bitcoin; Andrew Yang on Keeping NYC Strong
Former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein speaks out on President Biden’s minimum wage pitch, the SPAC frenzy, and cryptocurrency regulation. He considers the trajectory of markets under a new administration and weighs in on the Fed’s moves in 2021. Presidential-turned-mayoral candidate Andrew Yang discusses New York City’s road to recovery amid the pandemic. He shares his plans for keeping NYC strong, from vaccine distribution to supporting the local talent pool. Plus, the Squawk team is kicking their anchorman habits--or at least, trying. 
Jan 25, 2021
The 15 Dollar Wage Debate; Big Tech’s Old Guard; Common Groundwork
Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), co-chairs of the Problem Solvers Caucus, discuss the legislative path forward under the Biden administration. After a divisive start to 2021, they’re urging for bipartisanship. Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary and Galaxy Digital’s Michael Novogratz debate President Biden’s proposed $15 minimum wage; the two weigh the benefits of higher wages against the pressure they would place on small business employers. Plus, IBM and Intel are struggling to keep up with big tech’s newest players, and James Bond’s “No Time to Die” is (still) waiting for its time in the movie theaters. 
Jan 22, 2021
Biden’s First Moves; New Hampshire’s Governor; A Dark Anniversary
Just over 24 hours in office, President Biden has signed a series of executive actions on the pandemic, immigration, and climate change. CNBC’s Eamon Javers breaks down his agenda to get the nation past the pandemic and back on its feet, some parts of which are a direct rollback of Trump-era policies. New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu discusses President Biden’s $1.9T relief plan and expresses his own state’s hopes for the new administration. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell reflects on the year since the CDC’s first confirmed case of Covid-19 in the U.S. It’s been a heartbreaking road, but with continued scientific funding, experts are hopeful for a brighter 2021. Big tech has also had a bumpy road through 2020, weathering multiple hearings on Capitol Hill and proposals for regulation. Journalist Joanne Lipman and Axios reporter Sara Fischer consider what Silicon Valley giants can expect from the new administration. Plus, bitcoin’s had a wild ride in 2021 so far, but the Squawk team’s lessons from childhood suggest that things might get rougher still. 
Jan 21, 2021
Leon Cooperman on Inauguration Day
Billionaire investor and philanthropist Leon Cooperman, Chairman and CEO of Omega Family Office, discusses his vote for President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Cooperman considers where and when he’ll find alpha in the markets under the nation’s new leader. Plus, CNBC’s Eamon Javers recaps Donald Trump’s last acts in office: a string of pardons. 
Jan 20, 2021
The “Art” of Healing with Arthur Brooks; Vaccine Supply with Dr. Scott Gottlieb
Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses coronavirus vaccine supply, likelihood of bottlenecks, and threats to equitable distribution. Harvard Professor, AEI President Emeritus, and contributing writer for The Atlantic Arthur Brooks says reconciliation and healing in America are possible, if we refocus on offering opportunities for success. The host of “The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks” considers what’s needed from both political parties for a productive future for all. Plus, President-Elect Biden is headed for the White House, Teslas are headed for Chinese driveways, and a new auto listing in Europe has made a market splash. 
Jan 19, 2021
Biden’s $1.9T Plan; Big Tech’s Next Steps; IPO Fever
President-Elect Joe Biden has unveiled his $1.9T Covid relief package, and his newly appointed Council of Economic Advisers Member Jared Bernstein makes the case for the proposal and discusses the pandemic’s “dual shock” to the American financial system. The New York Times media columnist Ben Smith joins OZY Media CEO Carlos Watson to examine what comes next for big tech as Silicon Valley giants grapple with protections for users and for free speech. Plus, 2021 is only 2 weeks old, but it already has IPO fever. The Squawk Box anchors unpack the biggest listings so far, and the speedbumps that may lie ahead for investors eager to jump in while the deals are flowing. 
Jan 15, 2021
Ken Langone: I feel betrayed
In an extended interview, billionaire Republican, Invemed Chairman, and Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone speaks out against reluctance to accept President-Elect Joe Biden as the nation’s next leader. As a trustee of NYU Langone, a philanthropist, and an American billionaire, Langone discusses taxes, pandemic relief, and the country’s public education system. Plus, in a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, Becky Quick reflects on Langone’s comments over his years of interviews on Squawk Box. 
Jan 14, 2021
Corporate Money Talks…& Walks
Corporate executives across the country are reassessing their political donations in the wake of last week’s violence in the Capitol. Former EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger discusses corporate responsibility amid an increasingly polarized American political environment. Plus, former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains the current vaccine distribution pipeline and considers the value of different eligibility qualifications in different jurisdictions across the nation.
Jan 13, 2021
Vaccine Bottlenecks with Pfizer CEO; Big Tech’s Path Forward with Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower
Leaders in Washington and on Wall Street are grappling with conservative allegiances as lawmakers approach a vote on impeachment and corporate America cuts off donations to lawmakers who opposed the 2020 Presidential Election results. Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie discusses the fundamentals of big tech regulation and responsibility with Twitter’s former Global Chair of News and former President and CEO of NPR, Vivian Schiller. Plus, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla joins CNBC’s Meg Tirrell to discuss coronavirus vaccine bottlenecks across the country. 
Jan 12, 2021
The Platform Power Debate: Publishers, Parler, & The President
Parler, the social app favored by conservative Americans, found itself on the wrong side of Apple, Amazon, and Google in the wake of last week’s riots in the U.S. Capitol. Big tech is drawing a line on the internet, suspending President Donald Trump’s content and forcing Parler temporarily offline. Axios business editor Dan Primack and journalist Joanne Lipman track big tech’s journey to today’s platform power debate. CNBC’s Eamon Javers offers intel from Washington and considers the various paths for lawmakers seeking an eleventh hour impeachment. Plus, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League Jonathan Greenblatt discusses the role of big tech in upholding free speech and protecting its users. He explores accountability and responsibility on the internet, and the implications of media businesses taking a stand on issues nearly inextricable from party politics. 
Jan 11, 2021
Leadership Amid Chaos: Carlyle’s David Rubenstein & Ariel’s Mellody Hobson
In the wake of the riots at the Capitol, America’s C-suites are speaking out, some calling for President Trump’s removal from office, others urging a reevaluation and restoration of the United States’ democracy. Founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group David Rubenstein calls on his fellow business leaders to help restore America’s reputation as a beacon of democracy, and to restore American democracy itself. Co-CEO of Ariel Investments, Mellody Hobson, reflects on her role as a corporate leader in pushing the nation forward, and considers the juxtaposition of new market highs and political unrest. 
Jan 08, 2021
Democracy, the Day After
Hours after a mob of pro-Trump rioters breached the United States Capitol and disrupted the Presidential certification process, Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the nation’s next leaders. On the ground in DC, CNBC’s Washington Reporter Eamon Javers recaps the day’s chaos and the country’s attempt at recovery. President Trump’s former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney addresses his own responsibility in supporting a leader who ultimately incited violence in the People’s House. Mulvaney announces that he has resigned from his final position in Donald Trump’s administration. Plus, entrepreneur and author John Hope Bryant underlines the lessons of January 6, 2021. “This suggests something is wrong with the business plan for this country.” Bryant rejects what some have considered the “separatist movement” that prompted the violence at the Capitol, and calls on Americans to reconsider the way they maintain democracy.
Jan 07, 2021
China’s Plans, Georgia’s Polls, Palantir’s Co-Founder, & Sowing Oatly: Planning a Debut
As Georgia’s final runoff votes are counted, Joe Lonsdale, Palantir co-founder and 8VC founding partner, considers how the state’s races are impacting market volatility. Lonsdale discusses Peloton, Netflix, and other tech stocks on the move as we kick off 2021. Former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh has written a new WSJ op-ed on China’s bid for financial supremacy after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications. Warsh says the U.S. should not be “naive about what’s happening” with China. Plus, Vegan milk brand Oatly is reportedly aiming for a $1 billion IPO this year, and cheers--it’s Joe Kernen’s birthday.
Jan 06, 2021
2021 Surprises; Jack Ma’s Mystery; An Exchange’s About Face; Haven’s End
Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba, Chinese tech celebrity, and outspoken innovator in China, has not been seen in public for two months. China Beige Book International CEO Leland Miller discusses why the CCP and the Chinese banking sector might be pleased that Ma is lying low. Miller considers the global community’s theories on Ma’s disappearance and what China’s crackdown on tech means for President-elect Biden’s international agenda. CNBC’s Beijing Bureau Chief Eunice Yoon shares China’s response to an about face on the New York Stock Exchange; after suggesting that they’d delist three Chinese companies, the NYSE has changed its mind. Blackstone’s Byron Wein returns for his 36-year-old tradition of projecting the biggest market surprises in the year to come. Plus, Haven, the joint health care venture between Amazon, JPMorgan, and Berkshire Hathaway, is scheduled to shut down next month. 
Jan 05, 2021
Georgia’s Votes in Focus; WW’s New Year Resolutions
As the final count in Georgia’s runoff elections draws nearer, Axios co-founder Jim Vandehei breaks down what’s at stake on both sides of the aisle. CNBC’s Eamon Javers recaps the other political story in the Peach State: President Trump’s hour-long call with Georgia’s Secretary of State. American vaccinations are underway, but Dr. Scott Gottlieb considers potential speed bumps in the U.S. supply and distribution system. Plus, it’s a new year, which means new resolutions. WW CEO Mindy Grossman explains how she’s supporting new members in 2021. 
Jan 04, 2021
Farewell, 2020: Market Wrap, China’s Progress, & Next Year’s Georgia
In the final episode of the year, CNBC Beijing Bureau Chief Eunice Yoon shares life in China, a year after the world’s first case of Covid-19 within its borders. CNBC’s Leslie Picker breaks down the most impressive hedge fund returns of the year. Joe Kernen and Becky ring in New Zealand’s New Year together and reflect on the year that was, both emotionally and financially. Looking to 2021, Axios co-founder Mike Allen considers what’s at stake in the Georgia runoffs, and what’s to come in the eventful week ahead. Happy New Year!
Dec 31, 2020
The $2000 Check Debate with Senator Toomey & The $1B+ Club: Unqork
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) shares why he remains against upping the American stimulus checks from $600 to $2000 amid the pandemic. CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman breaks down the economic arguments on both sides of the stimulus debate. The United Kingdom has approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, and the shot will join the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine distribution already underway there. Dan Loeb’s activist hedge fund Third Point is pushing chipmaker Intel to explore a strategic deal, and the news has already directly impacted Intel’s stock price. Plus, it’s a new age for enterprise according to Unqork, the three-year-old no-code software platform that hit a $2B valuation in 2020. CEO Gary Hoberman and CapitalG General Partner Laela Sturdy discuss how software infrastructure is evolving, and which enterprise giants are taking part. 
Dec 30, 2020
Boeing 737 Max Return, & The $1B+ Club: MessageBird
American Airlines is operating the first U.S. flight of the Boeing 737 Max since the craft was grounded in March or 2019. CNBC’s Auto and Airline Industry Reporter Phil LeBeau is on that first flight from Miami to New York. Plus, EU-based cloud communications platform MessageBird is taking on Twilio with its $3B valuation. In the second interview of the $1B+ Club series, MessageBird CEO Robert Vis and one of his investors, Spark Capital GP Will Reed, discuss how they’re betting on an omnichannel platform as a service (PaaS) to change the way businesses communicate. 
Dec 29, 2020
Ant Group, Intimates, & The $1B+ Club: Klaviyo
This year has been painful for many businesses, but some tech-focused startups have managed to thrive amid the pandemic. In the $1B+ Club series debut, founder and CEO Klaviyo, Andrew Bialecki, shares how his marketing automation platform quintupled its valuation to $4.15B in the last 10 months. Ping Li, venture capitalist who led Accel’s investment in Klaviyo, discusses how Klaviyo joins a healthy cohort of e-commerce platforms, and highlights how Klaviyo has helped many struggling businesses pivot to online commerce after the pandemic closed their brick and mortar locations. Chinese regulators have ordered Ant Group, the world’s largest financial technology company, to rectify its businesses and comply with regulatory requirements amid increased scrutiny of anti-monopoly practices in the country’s internet sector. Plus, 11th hour changes to stimulus plans...and the most *intimate* holiday returns. 
Dec 28, 2020
2020: The Year That Was
In an original conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, anchors Joe Kernen and Becky Quick reflect on the roller coaster year of the pandemic--market turns, tech glitches, binge watches and all. The two CNBC hosts Zoom in (and out) for a look at what filled their years with gratitude, energy, and hope. Plus, a White Elephant exchange: 2021 predictions, streaming recommendations, and wishes for the new year. Happy Holidays!
Dec 24, 2020
Deal or No Deal with NYT’s Tom Friedman; Vaccines, Strains, & Safety with Dr. Atul Gawande
After last minute input from President Trump, the $900B relief bill passed by Congress may be back to the negotiating table. The New York Times Columnist Tom Friedman shares why the situation is “suboptimal” across the board, and he discusses what’s next for lawmakers and Americans awaiting aid. Surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and staff writer for The New Yorker Dr. Atul Gawande discusses coronavirus risks ahead of the holidays and the likelihood of a Covid mutation spreading worldwide. Plus, the last days of the holiday shopping season are upon us, and Fanatics Executive Chairman Michael Rubin says the pandemic has accelerated demand for e-commerce options. Head of the sports swag e-retailer quizzes the Squawk team on the season’s most popular merchandise, and considers the tough road ahead for logistics companies. 
Dec 23, 2020
The Self-Driving Apple of Tim Cook’s Eye, & Relief, “A Christmas Miracle”
Apple’s efforts to get its own electric passenger vehicle on the road might finally be picking up speed. The Sunday Times West Coast Correspondent Danny Fortson discusses reports that Apple’s taking on Tesla with its own EV, how the tech giant will do it, and why it makes sense. Plus, Congress has finally passed a $900B relief package for Americans. Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) discuss their work in the Problem Solvers Caucus to bridge the partisan divide and get a deal done. Plus, Peloton’s expanding and the Squawk team is dancing for holiday joy. Sort of. 
Dec 22, 2020
Covid’s New Strain; University Tuitions Freezing Over; Tracking Wealth Threats
New strains of the Covid-19 virus have been found in Britain and South Africa and doctors are warning it could be even more contagious than the original strain. Former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses what a mutated strain of coronavirus means for vaccine efforts and a global recovery. The pandemic has prompted higher education institutions to rethink tuition costs, and Purdue University has found a way to freeze its costs for a decade. Purdue President Mitch Daniels explains prioritizing safety and academic integrity throughout the pandemic and beyond. Plus, the wealthy are planning for a prosperous new year amid the threat of taxes and the ongoing coronavirus risks. 
Dec 21, 2020
(Vaccine) Jabs at the White House
Vice President Mike Pence received the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in a televised appearance today in an effort to boost public confidence in its effectiveness. President-elect Joe Biden could be vaccinated as soon as next week. As the country awaits final approval for Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb raises concerns about the shot supply and volume. CNBC's Meg Tirrell explains the imminent vaccine rollouts that could keep the U.S. on target for its distribution goals. Plus, Jim Cramer joins Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin in a Friday chat about resisting social temptation in the pandemic and taking on ConEd in the wee hours.
Dec 18, 2020
HHS Secretary Alex Azar; Media Deal Mogul Aryeh Bourkoff
As the U.S. works to ensure efficient and effective vaccine distribution, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar urges Americans to remain cautious while they hope for a healthier future. Officials are recommending pared down holiday celebrations, and the first round of vaccine recipients are lining up to get--and showcase--the jab. Plus, the dealmaker behind the Viacom-CBS merger, Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo!, and the Snap IPO has unveiled his expectations for mergers and acquisitions in 2021. LionTree’s Aryeh Bourkoff shares his projections for media, media deals, and SPACs in the year to come.
Dec 17, 2020
Vaccine Rollout; Russian Hack; Who are you Calling Overweight?
Only 5% to 20% of the coronavirus antibody drugs that have been shipped across the U.S. are being used to treat people who are infected according to CNBC’s Senior Health & Science reporter, Meg Tirrell. Former FDA Commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb. says some states may struggle with last-mile logistics of getting therapeutics to patients and administering Covid vaccines. He said “you’re going to see some stark differences in accessibility across the states” as shots become available for Americans who are not health-care workers or residents of long-term care facilities. Multiple government agencies and U.S. companies were infiltrated through software updates from SolarWinds in a massive cyber-attack that’s believed to have been backed by Russia. Theresa Payton, CEO of cybersecurity firm Fortalice Solutions and former White House chief information officer in the George W. Bush Administration, advises all organizations to do a ‘proactive threat hunt’ of data. Plus, an analyst at JPMorgan downgrades United Airlines from overweight to underweight...as Joe Kernen also watches his weight.
Dec 16, 2020
Buffett on Small Business: ‘It’s an economic war’
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon address the biggest challenges facing the backbone of the American economy: the thousands of small businesses struggling with no sign of federal relief. “It’s an economic war,” says America’s best-known investor, about the uneven prospects of recovery for smaller firms. Buffett urges Congress to do something - now - and start with a new Paycheck Protection Program. “Just renew the PPP and get us to the end of the tunnel.” A bipartisan group in Congress released $908 billion legislation yesterday for economic stimulus. The proposal includes about $300 billion to support small businesses, a group exceptionally hard-hit by the economic slowdown of the pandemic. 
Dec 15, 2020
D-Day; Pfizer CEO on Vaccine Roll-out: ‘Trust science’
An historic day after months of research and clinical trials, the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine delivery is underway, with millions of doses being distributed across the country. CNBC Senior Health & Science Reporter Meg Tirrell joins Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin with special guest Pfizer CEO, Albert Bourla. Bourla describes the rollout of the life-saving inoculation, reaching dosing goals and combating vaccine hesitancy. 
Dec 14, 2020
I-P-Whoa! Airbnb Takes Off
Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky sat down with Andrew Ross Sorkin ahead of the company’s landmark IPO. Public listings have been on a tear this year in the market’s epic recovery rally from the coronavirus-fueled rout in March. Airbnb, the company that allows users to book short-term rentals and experiences while traveling, jumped 112% during its first day as a public company yesterday. Chesky details how investors should think about regulatory risks, how the pandemic impacted the company and the possible “Roaring 20’s” to come. Steve Cakebread, who served as a CFO at Salesforce, Yext and Pandora when those companies went public, and Chip Conley, former Airbnb head of global hospitality and strategy, discuss what could be next for Airbnb and DoorDash after their big Wall Street debuts.
Dec 11, 2020
CVS Health CEO; “10,000 staffers are ready to vaccinate” & Starbucks’ 2021 Rebound
The Food and Drug Administration votes today on whether to recommend the approval of Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. CVS Health Chief Executive Larry Merlo said the company is ready to administer “vaccines into the arms of some of our most vulnerable populations” within 24 to 48 hours upon receiving its share of Covid-19 vaccines. Starbucks lost billions of dollars in sales this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but sales in the United States and China have been rebounding faster than expected. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson discussed the company’s projections for 2021 as hopes rise over a coronavirus vaccine becoming available to the general public. Plus, consumers’ holiday spending plans in data from CNBC’s All America Economic Survey.
Dec 10, 2020
Stimulus (Again), SALT-y Debates & Covid Brain Fog
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he wants Congress to pass a coronavirus relief bill with neither legal immunity for businesses nor state and local government relief. Congress is trying to come to agreement on coronavirus relief and government funding before the end of the year, and have a new proposal from the White House to consider. Stimulus checks, liability protections and state and local aid are some of the biggest sticking points remaining in discussions. Brain fog, severe fatigue and shortness of breath are three of the main post-COVID symptoms doctors are seeing, says Mayo Clinic's Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, which can affect 25% of patients. High-tax states like New York and California are seeing Fortune 500 companies leaving for lower tax states like Florida and Texas. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) wants to keep New York open for business and has a plan for the debate over SALT deductions for federal income taxes. Plus, the cost of convenience for home delivery and a stunning cybersecurity breach offers a good reminder … update your password!
Dec 09, 2020
Uber CEO & a Self-Driving Deal; Shopify President & the 2021 Consumer; The UK & its V-Day
The United Kingdom has administered the coronavirus vaccine to its first recipient just 10 months after Covid-19 took hold around the globe. Shopify is making projections for the 2021 shopping season, and President Harley Finkelstein says retail’s future is in the hands of the youngest consumers, entrepreneurs, and social media platforms. Uber sold its self-driving unit to $10B startup Aurora; Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Aurora CEO Chris Urmson discuss the deal and the road ahead for self-driving. Plus, Tesla has unveiled a second capital raise, this time aimed at $5B. 
Dec 08, 2020
The IPO Parade; Dr. Scott Gottlieb & Indoor Dining; Axios’s Mike Allen
Axios co-founder Mike Allen reveals what he’s watching as we approach the Presidential inauguration on January 20th. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb looks ahead to 2021 as he considers indoor dining safety and vaccine availability. DoorDash and Airbnb are planning their respective IPOs this week, part of a week of debuts that will likely total nearly $8 billion in capital raised. Plus, much of California is back on lockdown and Florida is hotter than ever--for tax breaks, that is. Goldman Sachs is the latest institution to consider moving part of its operations to the Sunshine State. 
Dec 07, 2020
Hollywood’s Watershed Moment; DocuSign’s Strong Quarter; NYT’s Call with President-Elect Biden
Tom Friedman, New York Times foreign affairs columnist, shares takeaways from his conversation with President-Elect Joe Biden as negotiations for stimulus wear on and coronavirus cases rise. E-document company DocuSign reported a solid third quarter, building on a 200%+ stock rise throughout the pandemic. DocuSign CEO Dan Springer makes the case for all things electronic even after the pandemic ends. Plus, AT&T’s WarnerMedia will simultaneously release all of its 2021 films for streaming on HBO Max and for viewing in theaters. Rich Greenfield, partner at LightShed, explains why this decision could be a watershed moment for Hollywood and Wall Street. 
Dec 04, 2020
The IRS is Eyeing Crypto; Discovery is Entering the Streaming Wars
Discovery is the latest media company to jump into the streaming wars with Discovery+. Discovery CEO David Zaslav and Verizon Consumer Group CEO Ronan Dunne discuss their partnership, the two-tiered streaming service, and the year of ad-free content for 55 million customers. If you’re cashing in some of your Bitcoin this year, the IRS wants to know about it. CNBC’s Sharon Epperson reports that the IRS is eyeing crypto profits with new tax disclosures for digital holdings. Plus, a $900 billion coronavirus stimulus plan and electric vehicle adoption.
Dec 03, 2020
Renting the Pandemic Runway & Diversify, or Delist: the Nasdaq’s New Rule with Ursula Burns & Darren Walker
The Nasdaq has proposed a new rule to require its 3,000+ listed companies to disclose Board of Directors demographics. Ursula Burns, former Xerox CEO and board member at Uber, Nestle, and ExxonMobil, joins Ford Foundation president Darren Walker in a discussion about diversity’s impact on the financial bottom line, finding diverse talent, and encouraging evolution in corporate America. Rent the Runway CEO Jenn Hyman says despite casual pandemic fashion trends, her business is holding steady. A Covid vaccine is drawing nearer on the horizon; CNBC’s Julianna Tatelbaum reports on the United Kingdom’s process for distributing supply to vulnerable populations. Plus, Tesla’s Elon Musk is putting pressure on his employees, and wealthy U.S. citizens are on the move--or at least, making plans to. 
Dec 02, 2020
Zoom, Run, Negotiate, Repeat
In the new normal of distanced, remote activities, video conferencing services like Zoom and gym-free fitness companies like Brooks Running have become staples of pandemic life. Zoom Chief Financial Officer Kelly Steckleberg discusses the company’s most recent financial results and why the virtual shift--and Zoom’s value--is here to stay, through the pandemic and beyond. Brooks Running Company CEO Jim Weber takes stock of his customers, new and old, who’ve turned to his brand for mental and physical wellbeing. Plus, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) is leading the bipartisan charge for a relief package before the year’s end. 
Dec 01, 2020
The Power of Pandemic Rhetoric; The Winklevoss Bitcoin Bulls
In the wake of the Thanksgiving holiday, former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the rise in coronavirus cases and the troublesome trend that’s likely to continue. Political strategist Frank Luntz considers leveraging rhetoric to end the pandemic, and he digs into the politicization of the current health crisis. As bitcoin marches higher, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, founders of the cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, make the case for digital currencies, a $500,000 bitcoin, and a world of moderate crypto regulation. Plus, Doordash is lining up for its IPO, and for the fast food restaurants across the country. 
Nov 30, 2020
Black Friday, Bonuses, & Bitcoin
On a Black Friday unlike any other, CNBC’s Bertha Coombs reports on the scene outside a New Jersey mall. Former Saks CEO Steve Sadove and former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon unpack what 2020’s retail landscape means for shopping seasons to come. Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean and The NYT’s Kate Kelly discuss what Wall Streeters can expect--or not expect--from their bonuses this year; amid the country’s health, political, and economic environment, some firms may offer a holiday payout, and others may hold out. Bitcoin’s weathered a wild ride this week, topping off an impressive 9 months. Andrew Ross Sorkin, Becky Quick, and Steve Liesman consider where cryptocurrency has been, where it’s headed, and what it’ll do to our global financial system. Plus, CNBC’s Contessa Brewer brings some pent up seasonal cheer from a neighborhood already decorated for the holiday season.
Nov 27, 2020
“Grateful” with Singer-Songwriter Jewel
In a special pandemic holiday episode, singer-songwriter Jewel opens up about her history with mental health, overcoming trauma, and practicing gratitude. As part of a CNBC virtual event for the “Workforce Executive Council,” Becky Quick interviews the musical artist and activist about her self-taught methodology for overcoming anxiety, and her work to share that method with kids and companies around the world. Hudson’s Bay Company CEO Richard Baker shares his experience applying Jewel’s work to mental health programs for his own employees. Plus, in a special performance just for CNBC, Jewel sings her new song, “Grateful,” over Zoom. 
Nov 26, 2020
First Timer Turkey Cooking Tips; MTA’s $12B Pitch; Dow’s 30K Milestone
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 for the first time ever, putting the index up 62% from its pandemic lows in March. The MTA, the biggest public transportation network in the country, is asking the federal government for $12 billion in aid as it struggles to recuperate from low ridership amid the pandemic. Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye explains why the $12B isn’t just for NYC, but for the entire U.S. economy. Plus, first time cooking a turkey this holiday? The Butterball Turkey Talk Line has you covered; in CNBC’s holiday tradition, a supervisor of the home cook hotline shares tips for cooking your holiday turkey, however and wherever you’re cooking. 
Nov 25, 2020
Crypto Bets with PayPal CEO; A U.S. Treasury with Janet Yellen; QR Codes & Snow Sports
PayPal customers will soon be able to buy, hold, and sell cryptocurrencies on the platform, and starting in 2021, customers will be able use crypto to pay retailers via PayPal. CEO Dan Schulman is betting that crypto confidence and popularity is only beginning. Tim Armstrong, founder of the dtx company and former Oath CEO, has partnered with Olympic skier Bode Miller to make 2020’s ski season safer and more profitable. Miller is using dtx-powered QR codes to keep ski and snowboard resorts safe amid the pandemic, and to minimize in-person snow sport equipment shopping. Plus President-elect Biden has picked former Fed Chair Janet Yellen to lead the United States Treasury; Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Mike Santoli discuss what her leadership would mean for the markets and for economic stimulus.
Nov 24, 2020
AstraZeneca in the Vaccine Race; Ballots in Georgia
AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine is the third one to prove highly effective in late-stage trials. AstraZeneca Executive Vice President Ruud Dobber explains differentiators of his company’s vaccine, and why between his company, Pfizer, and Moderna, he has high hopes for an accessible vaccine. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman discusses the next steps in the race for a vaccine and in the Presidential transition. Plus, political pollster and strategist Frank Luntz unpacks what’s at stake on the ballots in Georgia. 
Nov 23, 2020
Covid Milestones: Eli Lilly CEO on Antiviral Approval, Pfizer’s FDA Application, & Getting Back to the Movies
Pfizer is submitting its application to the FDA for emergency use of its Covid-19 vaccine. If approved, administration of the vaccine could begin before the end of the year. The FDA has approved emergency use of Eli Lilly’s arthritis drug baricitinib in combination with Gilead’s remdesivir to treat Covid-19 patients. Eli Lilly CEO David Ricks and CNBC’s Meg Tirrell discuss distribution, supply, and the path to approval for coronavirus treatments. Plus, IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond is planning ahead for theater reopenings around the world. He shares his own outlook for entertainment, in-person movies, and safety post-pandemic. 
Nov 20, 2020
SEC Chairman Exit Interview; Vaccine Supply & Distribution; David Boies & an Uncontestable Election
David Boies, the lawyer who counseled former Vice President Al Gore in the 2000 election Florida recount, says President Trump will be unable to overturn the 2020 election results. Covid-19 cases are rising with hopes for an effective vaccine. In light of positive news from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca, former Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini considers the current plans for managing supply and distribution and offers his own method as an alternative. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton is leaving his post after 3 years. In his exit interview on CNBC, he weighs in on cryptocurrency, the SPAC frenzy, and the next disruptors to the US financial system. 
Nov 19, 2020
Boeing’s 737 Max Returns; Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine Proves 95% Effective
As Covid cases rise and states impose new curfews to stem the spread, Pfizer & BioNtech have unveiled their coronavirus vaccine’s final data analysis. Their vaccine proved 95% effective in preventing the coronavirus, higher than preliminary data originally revealed. Former FDA Commissioner and Pfizer board member Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the bumpy but significantly shorter road to the end of the pandemic. He addresses next steps for lawmakers, Moderna, and Pfizer as they strategize vaccine supply and distribution. Plus, the Federal Aviation Administration has cleared the Boeing 737 Max to fly again, 20 months after it grounded the aircraft in the wake of two deadly crashes. In a CNBC exclusive interview, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson recounts the plane’s extensive safety reviews, discusses the journey ahead to restore confidence in the aircraft, and addresses concerns about his own agency’s relationship with Boeing. 
Nov 18, 2020
Buffett’s Quarterly Bets; Tesla’s Index Inclusion; Amazon’s Drug Biz; Newsmax’s Editorial Appeal
The S&P 500 will finally add Tesla to its index in mid-December. Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company now tops $400B in market cap. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway made some changes to its equity portfolio in the last quarter, trimming its stakes in Apple and JPMorgan and betting on drug stocks and T-Mobile. Amazon is jumping into the pharmacy business with online prescription fulfillment and delivery for Prime members. Plus, conservative Americans may be seeking new media platforms; Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy responds to reports that his channel is a target for acquisition and defends his editorial perspective. Ruddy explains why his channel has become a Fox News alternative, and considers the prospect of “Trump TV.”
Nov 17, 2020
The 94.5%: Moderna’s Covid Vaccine with CEO Stephane Bancel
In Moderna’s ongoing clinical trial, the drugmaker’s Covid vaccine proved 94.5% effective in preventing the coronavirus. In an exclusive interview, CEO Stephane Bancel and CNBC’s Meg Tirrell discuss the news, the bright light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and ensuring a steady supply of vaccines to those who need it most. Plus, former Citigroup chairman and former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons considers what the vaccine would mean for American business, what a contested election would mean for the country’s future, and what the pandemic’s disruption to sports and entertainment will mean for media and content providers in the years to come. 
Nov 16, 2020
Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian; A Pitch for Restaurant Rescue
Social media entrepreneur and venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian urges Americans to consider the role social platforms should play in society. He examines where the Internet started, where it’s going, and how the “levers of power should be wielded.” He and Aylon Steinhart, founder of plant-based ice cream company Eclipse, outline a positive outlook for the startups and entrepreneurs who’ll emerge from the collective trauma and chaos of 2020. Restaurateur Cameron Mitchell operates over 30 establishments across the country, but he needs additional government stimulus to keep his business afloat. Plus, CNBC’s Robert Frank reports that the wealthy are hoping to pay for early access to Covid vaccines, and Elon Musk reports that his own Covid tests are testing his patience. 
Nov 13, 2020
The Parley on Parler; The Bull Market with Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson
Parler, a new social media platform that touts itself as a less censored alternative to Facebook and Twitter, is rising in popularity, particularly among conservative Americans. The Anti-Defamation League’s Jonathan Greenblatt says Parler’s free speech mission might be leaving too wide an opening for harmful content. Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson says this bull market has a long way to run, both in timing and pricing; he offers investors some cautionary advice. Plus, former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses rising Covid cases and the impact on the health care system across the nation. He considers the risks for Americans hoping to celebrate Thanksgiving in groups.
Nov 12, 2020
Veterans Day with General David Petraeus; Lyft President John Zimmer
In a rare interview, Lyft co-founder and President John Zimmer discusses the ridesharing app’s path to profitability, plans for food delivery (or not), and a post-pandemic boost to business. Plus, the U.S. is celebrating and remembering veterans today; former CIA Director and retired U.S. Army general David Petraeus explains why it’s a good day to thank our servicemen and servicewomen, and an even better time to hire them. General Petraeus examines President-Elect Joe Biden’s campaign promise to “end never-ending wars,” and calls on history and geopolitical practice to imagine a world with less U.S. involvement in international conflict.
Nov 12, 2020
BET’s Bob Johnson; Tesla’s Refunds; Target’s Makeup Counters
In the wake of Pfizer’s positive vaccine news, markets are rallying on hopes of a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. BET and RLJ Companies founder Bob Johnson is relieved by the news but looking ahead; he discusses the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on Black Americans, and shares his vision for narrowing the racial health and wealth gap under a new administration. Plus, Target has entered a deal with Ulta Beauty, Amazon is in hot water in the EU, and Tesla is making up for defective computers in some of its vehicles. 
Nov 10, 2020
Lessons from Election Market History; “The Black Swan” Author Nassim Taleb
Ed Clissold, market strategist for Ned Davis Research Group, puts this week’s election in perspective with market and election data going back to 1900. Historically, a Republican incumbent victory prompts a market rally in the short term, but a reversal in the year following. Essayist and “Black Swan” investor Nassim Nicholas Taleb outlined the risks of a pandemic earlier in 2020, and now says the solution is simple, if only governments around the world could move past their coronavirus denial. Taleb - who advises Universa Investments, with 100%+ annual return from 2008-2019 - says victor predictions are a sign of incompetence; his election calculus: 50/50. Plus, Covid-19 cases continue to rise as we head into the holiday season.
Nov 09, 2020
Breakthrough: Pfizer's Vaccine & “A Great Day for Humanity” with CEO Albert Bourla
In what Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla calls “likely the most significant medical advancement in the last 100 years,” BioNtech and Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine may prove to be more than 90% effective in preventing coronavirus. CNBC’s Senior Health and Science Reporter Meg Tirrell breaks the good news with the Squawk Box anchors, and Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla discusses the success, the implications, and the questions still unanswered. In an extended interview, Bourla thanks his scientists for their ongoing work to change the course of history and outlines the road ahead. 
Nov 09, 2020
Election Day, Continued: Leon Cooperman, Uber CEO, & Arthur Brooks
Legendary investor Leon Cooperman explains his approach to markets amid the ongoing Presidential vote and the Federal Reserve’s approach to stabilizing the economy. The billionaire explains his personal vote for former Vice President Biden and his bet on equities. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi unpacks his company’s latest financial results and his projection for a transportation recovery post-pandemic. In the wake of California’s Proposition 22 vote preserving gig workers’ status as contractors, Khosrowshahi considers what the measure will mean for the gig economy moving forward. Plus, as the final votes are counted, Harvard Professor, AEI President Emeritus, and contributing writer for The Atlantic Arthur Brooks says it’s time to rebuild the U.S., starting at home. The host of “The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks” encourages those who are pleased with the election outcome to reach out to their disappointed friends and family, to begin repairing the political division in America.
Nov 06, 2020
“It’s Got to End at Some Point, for the Good of the Country”
As 2020 election results trickle in, Al Gore’s running mate former Senator Joe Lieberman reflects on the 34 controversial days between Election Day in 2000 and Gore’s final concession. His lessons from that infamous election twenty years ago: at some point, for the good of the country, a peaceful transfer of power must ensue. Pollster and political strategist Frank Luntz considers what’s next for the candidates, the country, and his own polling profession. Whatever the outcome, Luntz says it’s only the beginning of America’s journey through political division. Plus, NYT’s Edmund Lee and Jefferies’ Brent Thill discuss what each administration would mean for big tech regulation. 
Nov 05, 2020
He’s a Political Force: Barry Diller & David Rubenstein, the Morning After
As votes are counted across the country, David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, expects market jitters to continue until a clear winner emerges. He and IAC Chairman Barry Diller consider what political division in the U.S. means for the next four years of policy, business, international relations, and the American psyche, regardless of the election outcome. Diller reflects on liberal moral superiority, a potentially fatal flaw of the Democratic Party, and says that humility and respect are the keys to a hopeful future. Both Rubenstein and Diller agree that whatever his fate, Donald Trump is a political force to be respected and not dismissed.  
Nov 04, 2020
Election Day 2020: The United States of Anxiety
Election Day 2020 is finally here. At this culmination of America’s anxieties, former Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos discusses social media’s strategies and obligations to curb misinformation ahead of the final results. In a podcast original interview, The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern shares how she found her anxiety fix in a social media blackout. Plus, regardless of the election outcome, Dr. Scott Gottlieb maps out a bumpy pandemic road ahead, and Joe, Becky, and Andrew consider the inevitability of civil unrest after all the votes are counted. 
Nov 03, 2020
Counting on Confidence: Vaccines with Dr. Atul Gawande & Investor Sentiment Beyond Election Day
Dr. Atul Gawande, Chairman of Haven, surgeon, and staff writer for The New Yorker, shares his expectations for coronavirus vaccine supply and American confidence in preventative drugs. CNBC’s Steve Liesman breaks down results from a CNBC All America Survey, revealing American faith in health care companies and the demographic disparities between those who are wary of and confident in a potential vaccine. Insider’s Henry Blodget unpacks the whirlwind week for tech and suggests that despite some disappointing quarterly reports, big tech will continue to deliver a strong performance for investors. Closing in on Election Day, CNBC’s Dominic Chu reveals how either administration would affect individual sectors. 
Oct 30, 2020
Vaccines & Voting with Merck CEO; Tech & Politics on the Hill
Ken Frazier, CEO of drug maker Merck, maps out his timeline for a coronavirus vaccine as cases continue to rise around the world. In a conversation with Yale School of Management’s Jeff Sonnenfeld, Frazier discusses the duty CEOs have to encourage voting, civility, and faith in the democratic process. Politics took precedence at big tech’s big (virtual) day on Capitol Hill. Former White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and CNBC’s Ylan Mui break down Jack Dorsey’s, Mark Zuckerberg’s, and Sundar Pichai’s four hour hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee. Plus, less than a week before the Presidential election with no end to the Covid pandemic in sight, the markets are struggling to find steady ground. 
Oct 29, 2020
Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev: The Rise of the Retail Investor
Robinhood, the trading app that took young people and financiers by storm, now boasts 13 million user accounts. Its zero-commission trading model prompted an overhaul of the online brokerage ecosystem, although the company has run into SEC investigations, hackers, and performance outages along the way. In an extended interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin, CEO Vlad Tenev discusses the role Robinhood plays in the financial system and the risks and rewards of retail investors engaging in high volume trading. Tenev addresses wide ranging criticisms of his platform, and considers what’s next for the $11B-valued app. 
Oct 28, 2020
Eli Lilly CEO on Antibody Trial’s Finish; CEOs Get Out the Vote
The National Institutes of Health has halted one of Eli Lilly’s coronavirus antibody trials, having found that the combination of Lilly’s antibody drug and Gilead’s remdesivir does not result in a marked improvement in hospitalized Covid-19 patients. Eli Lilly CEO David Ricks discusses what’s next for the antibody that’s proven successful in treating milder Covid cases, and he addresses the company’s third quarter financials. CNBC’s All America Survey reveals that while Joe Biden is leading President Trump in the election polls, both candidates must now rely on niche populations for victory. Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman unpacks the survey findings and shares which voting groups are crucial to which contender. Boston Consulting Group CEO Rich Lesser shares what c-suites are doing to encourage employee voting, and discusses how American CEOs may think about democracy going forward. Plus, the tech industry has thrown $200 million behind a campaign for California voters to support Proposition 22, the legislation that could preserve independent contractor status for gig economy workers. 
Oct 27, 2020
Covid Calculations with Dr. Scott Gottlieb; Big Tech’s Big Week
Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Europe and in the United States, and former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says things stateside are likely to get worse before they get better. Big tech is gearing up for a big week; major players are expected to report quarterly earnings, and the CEOs of Alphabet, Facebook, and Twitter are slated to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee to discuss their content liability shield known as Section 230. Ellie Wheeler, partner at the venture capital firm Greycroft, expects a standout quarter for these tech companies, and says despite regulatory scrutiny, they’ll continue to outperform. Adam Singolda, founder and CEO of content discovery and advertising platform Taboola, says regulators should be concerned about whether big tech players are making editorial decisions, rather than about whether they’re too large. Plus, actor Chadwick Boseman lost his battle with cancer two months ago, and his wife is working with courts to sort out his assets. CNBC’s Sharon Epperson explains that most Americans don’t have a will, but they should, regardless of age. 
Oct 26, 2020
Breaking Up Big Tech & Breaking Down the Final Debate
Pollster and political strategist Frank Luntz breaks down the last Presidential debate before Election Day. Luntz emphasizes the volume of mail in ballots expected this cycle, and projects that we won’t have a final vote count for days after November 3rd. Plus, Facebook’s former Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel Chris Kelly discusses the challenges ahead for big tech players and the regulators who want to rein them in. Kelly considers the implications of replacing Section 230 and the role these platforms play in the media landscape. 
Oct 23, 2020
Paul Tudor Jones: Expecting a Biden Victory; Washington Football President Jason Wright
Paul Tudor Jones, billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist, discusses today’s market, 33 years after Wall Street’s Black Monday. Jones considers the U.S. economic environment after the election, the value of bitcoin, market volatility, and Joe Biden’s tax plan. The Washington Football Team plays the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, in a game dubbed “DMVotes Game,” part of Washington’s campaign to register DC, Maryland, and Virginia voters and to support them when casting their ballots. Washington Football President Jason Wright reviews the team’s starting plays and voting plays, as well as his timeline for a new team name. Plus, media bids adieu to the short lived, short video platform Quibi. 
Oct 22, 2020
Snapchat Surprises, Netflix Disappoints, Amazon Picks Up, & Robot Dogs Take Over
Amazon is rolling out grocery pickup at Whole Foods, but Bezos may still have a few kinks to iron out to make the effort a success. Netflix reported disappointing results for its third quarter after missing subscriber targets, but Snapchat surprised the Street with a strong delivery for its investors and its advertisers. Lightshed’s Rich Greenfield and CNBC’s Julia Boorstin discuss the two platforms, and what’s to come for each. Stimulus negotiations continue on the Hill, and CNBC’s Ylan Mui tracks the possible paths forward, as well as the mounting frustration across the country. Plus, Boston Dynamics’ robot dog Spot may help keep employees safe amid the pandemic. CEO Robert Playter says if they take over menial, repetitive tasks, Spots could reduce density in the workplace, although robots are no match for human common sense. Usually. 
Oct 21, 2020
Achieving Equity: Killer Mike, John Hope Bryant, & Shopify on Black Business & #BankBlack
Rapper, actor, and activist Michael Render, AKA Killer Mike, has launched Greenwood, a digital banking platform aimed at supporting Black and Latinx Americans who are unbanked or underserved by the traditional banking system in the U.S. He explains why support from financial institutions is critical to Black and brown America building wealth and participating fully in the economy. John Hope Bryant, CEO of Operation Hope, has launched the 1MBB initiative, an effort to create 1 million new Black-owned businesses in the next decade. Bryant is teaming up with Shopify, which has committed $130 million to the effort. Bryant and Shopify’s President Harley Finklestein discuss ways to cultivate Black entrepreneurship and improve racial equity in business. Those conversations, plus WeWork’s newest drama and America’s pandemic grooming. 
Oct 20, 2020
AMC’s Box Office & Dr. Scott Gottlieb: The Pandemic’s Seventh Inning
Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb looks ahead to 2021 for vaccines and a possible end to the coronavirus pandemic. He says we’re nearly through, but the hardest road is still ahead. AMC movie theaters are starting to reopen in New York, and CEO Adam Aron is optimistic about cinema safety but concerned about consumer demand. He emphasizes that movie releases, not limited theater capacity, may hinder his business. Plus, stimulus negotiations slog on in Washington, and Boeing’s 737 Max is inching closer to its next takeoff. 
Oct 19, 2020
Title: Masters of Scale’s Reid Hoffman; Persona vs. Policy; Going Big (on Stimulus) or Going Home
Description: LinkedIn co-founder and “Masters of Scale” podcast host Reid Hoffman has joined a number of prominent business leaders in speaking out on election integrity. The entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author is calling for patience and civility in awaiting election results, and considers the best options for American stability moving forward. GOP pollster Frank Luntz says undecided voters are struggling with their dislike of President Trump and their concern about Joe Biden’s policies following Trump and Biden’s opposing town halls last night. Luntz says the dueling town halls delivered little clarity to Americans still unsure of their candidate. Plus, New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy says to “go big or go home” when it comes to passing a federal stimulus package. He hopes to avoid broad lockdowns to deal with rising coronavirus cases in his state and across the nation.
Oct 16, 2020
Walmart CEO & Business Roundtable Chairman Doug McMillon: Keeping the Spotlight on Racial Justice
Four months after the 200 American CEOs in the Business Roundtable committed to combating racial injustice in this country, the group has released a set of policy recommendations to hold themselves accountable to their goals, and to encourage other business leaders to do the same. Walmart CEO and BRT Chairman Doug McMillon discusses strategies for keeping the spotlight on racial inequality amid the current news cycle. McMillon underscores the real economy’s need for stimulus, his expectations for Black Friday and Cyber Monday amid the pandemic, and his hopes for a deal with TikTok’s parent company ByteDance. Plus, Covid cases are rising in Europe, and Wells Fargo has had another bout of internal fraud--and subsequent firing. 
Oct 15, 2020
Bill Gates: Coronavirus, Vaccines, & Big Tech
Business magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates sits down (virtually) with Becky Quick for an extended interview. Gates discusses the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, explains the Gates Foundation’s partnership with Eli Lilly to find a vaccine, and addresses Covid conspiracy theories. Amid mounting regulatory pressure on big tech, Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, reflects on his own time leading a tech giant and coming under scrutiny in Washington. 
Oct 14, 2020
BlackRock’s Larry Fink; Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Study
Larry Fink, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of BlackRock, gives his outlook for the markets, the U.S. economic recovery, and fiscal stimulus. For the second time, BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, is working with the Federal Reserve to help prop up the American economy. Larry Fink considers the promise of SPACs and retail investing platforms like Robinhood, and he underscores the role corporations can play in curbing climate change. Plus, Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine study is paused after a participant reported an illness. Dr. Zeke Emanuel, former White House Health Care Policy Advisor to President Obama, explains that pauses are part of standard scientific inquiry. In a new research letter for the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Emanuel compares America’s response to the pandemic with other similarly populated OECD countries. 
Oct 13, 2020
NYT’s Thomas Friedman; Dr. Scott Gottlieb; Sports Fan Fans
As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the U.S. Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses drug treatment distribution and potential supply issues. The New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Thomas Friedman weighs the biggest issues for voters just three weeks before the Presidential election, and considers innovation in a post-pandemic world, from social media in Silicon Valley to the world’s best assistant in your pocket--and all the big tech in between. Plus, sports are finally back, but the fans are mostly missing. CNBC’s Jabari Young and Sports Business Director at Washington University in St. Louis, Patrick Rishe, explain why TV ratings for sports may be lower than expected. They underscore the importance of sports fans for the networks, the gambling industry, and the teams themselves.
Oct 12, 2020
Lloyd Blankfein on Stimulus and Break-Ups; the NFL & a New Covid Test
Lloyd Blankfein, former chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, joins for an extended interview to discuss the stalemate over more federal stimulus, more federal aid for airlines, the state of the bank sector and more. The National Football League is now experiencing a pandemic crisis sparked by Covid-19 outbreaks that started with the Tennessee Titans. And like Major League Baseball, outside skepticism is starting to intensify whether the league will complete its pandemic season. Plus, FDA granted emergency clearance for GenMark’s test that screens for the flu, coronavirus and other viruses.
Oct 09, 2020
Covid Treatments & Emergency Use Approvals; Debating to Convince “The Undecideds”
Regeneron and Eli Lilly have both asked the FDA to grant their experimental Covid-19 antibody treatments emergency use approval. President Trump, who received Regeneron’s antibody cocktail in his own coronavirus treatments, is urging regulators to approve them for widespread use. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell breaks down the journey ahead for the treatments with Joe, Becky, and Andrew. Pollster and political strategist Frank Luntz discusses how the 6% of American voters who remain undecided responded to the Vice Presidential debate. Plus, activist investor Dan Loeb is asking Disney to bet even bigger on Disney+. 
Oct 08, 2020
Big Tech with Steve Ballmer; U.S. Energy with Chevron CEO
LA Clippers Chairman and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discusses the prospect of breaking up tech giants after the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee released its 450 page report on Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon. Ballmer, also the founder of USAFacts, addresses misinformation and the value in fact-finding ahead of the Presidential election. Chevron CEO Michael Wirth shares his company’s efforts to achieve gender parity in the energy industry, as well as the pandemic’s impact on oil prices. Plus, the team remembers guitar legend Eddie Van Halen.
Oct 07, 2020
Awaiting Stimulus with Southwest Airlines CEO & Chef Marcus Samuelsson
After the President’s return to the White House, CNBC’s Eamon Javers discusses containment, messaging, and recovery in the West Wing. Pandemic-bruised airlines await a federal bailout, but Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly plans to save his business and his employees with or without the government’s help. Chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson is lobbying Congress for restaurant stimulus as Covid-19 continues to batter the industry. He says, “we just want to get back to work.” Plus, 2020’s Nobel Prize winners in Medicine and Physics; it’s not 2020, it’s a black hole discovery. 
Oct 06, 2020
President Trump’s Condition: Regeneron CEO and Dr. Scott Gottlieb on POTUS Treatment
President Trump remains at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and treatments for his coronavirus diagnosis include an experimental antibody cocktail from Regeneron, dexamethasone, and Gilead’s remdesivir. CNBC’s Eamon Javers tracks the timeline of events since the President’s announcement, and CNBC’s Meg Tirrell explains the drugs in the President’s treatment plans. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb deciphers the President’s likely condition from White House communications, and Regeneron CEO Dr. Leonard Schleifer discusses the status of the monoclonal antibody cocktail that was approved by the FDA for “compassionate use” in President Trump’s treatment. 
Oct 05, 2020
Testing Positive: Coronavirus Contact Tracing at the White House
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting further economic and political uncertainty just 32 days before Election Day. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says the President is likely to recover, but “the risk is still high.” CNBC’s Eamon Javers breaks down the whirlwind of Covid contact tracing currently underway at the White House, as well as the domestic and global political implications of the diagnoses. The House passed the $2.2 trillion Democratic coronavirus stimulus bill Thursday night, but Republicans oppose the package and bipartisan discussion continues. Plus, 661,000 jobs were created in September, a disappointing number in the last Jobs Friday before November 3rd. CNBC’s Jim Cramer joins Joe Kernen, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Melissa Lee to discuss the many factors contributing to market movements this week. 
Oct 02, 2020
Unpacking Palantir’s Public Debut: CEO Alex Karp
The high profile, highly controversial Palantir has finally gone public on the NYSE after 17 years of near-secret operation. CEO Alex Karp shares the company’s journey to this point, its pathway to profitability, and Palantir’s list of “cool” customers, from government agencies to the world’s most influential corporations. Journalists and CNBC contributors Joanne Lipman and Alex Kantrowitz unpack the listing, the company’s reputation and political affiliations, and what the election could mean for Palantir’s investors. Plus, biting into “bread” at Subway. 
Oct 01, 2020
Special Episode | The News with Shepard Smith
Today, CNBC launched its newest daily podcast, The News with Shepard Smith. Each day, expect deep, non-partisan coverage and perspective on the day's most important stories. Featuring on-the-ground reporting from around the globe, The News with Shepard Smith goes beyond the headlines to give listeners sharp context into the world around them. It is punctuated by compelling, thought-provoking expert guests – all pulled together by Shepard Smith's trademark devotion to speed, accuracy and the trust of his audience. Available to listen daily by 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT.
Oct 01, 2020
Danny Meyer’s Restaurant Plan; About Last Night: Polling Independent Voters & Debate Breakdown with Shepard Smith
New York City restaurants are reopening indoor dining this weekend, capping capacity at 25%. Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group Founder & CEO, discusses the implementation of safety protocols with CLEAR CEO, Caryn Seidman-Becker. Pollster and political strategist Frank Luntz highlights the “Fight Night” that was the first Presidential debate of 2020. He says independent voters in his post-show focus group were let down. “Everyone was embarrassed and upset about what had happened.” Plus, a conversation with CNBC anchor Shepard Smith ahead of “The News with Shepard Smith” debut tonight at 7PM ET on CNBC. 
Sep 30, 2020
A Farm, a SPAC, & Martha Stewart; Airline Bailouts; $2.2 Trillion
At-home expert, mogul, and pandemic-Instagram pro Martha Stewart is cultivating her commitment to a cleaner planet with AppHarvest, an agricultural tech startup hoping to revolutionize the farming industry. AppHarvest CEO Jonathan Webb discusses the company’s news to go public via SPAC, and Martha Stewart underscores the value of the startup’s mission to make food production more efficient and sustainable. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports that funding for airline workers expires on September 30th, and Airlines for America CEO Nicholas Calio makes his case for why the industry needs a bailout. Plus, Democrats have proposed a $2.2 trillion stimulus package, Nikola founder Trevor Milton is facing another scandal, and global coronavirus fatalities have reached 1 million.
Sep 29, 2020
Introducing The News with Shepard Smith – Coming Soon
The News with Shepard Smith is CNBC's daily news podcast providing deep, non-partisan coverage and perspective on the day's most important stories. Featuring on-the-ground reporting from around the globe, The News with Shepard Smith goes beyond the headlines to give listeners sharp context into the world around them. It is punctuated by compelling, thought-provoking expert guests – all pulled together by Shepard Smith's trademark devotion to speed, accuracy and the trust of his audience. Available to listen by 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT daily beginning Wednesday, 9/30.
Sep 28, 2020
App Geopolitics; Health Care Trades; Reported Tax Returns
The upcoming election, Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nominee vote, and ongoing pandemic have painted an uncertain landscape for the health care sector. Ana Gupte, AG Health Advisors principal, shares her health care stock picks amid an uncertain investment landscape. TikTok is safe for American download, at least for now. Insider co-founder and CEO Henry Blodget discusses the platform’s significance in U.S.-China geopolitics, as well as the most realistic next steps for the platform and the Trump administration. Plus, CNBC’s Robert Frank unpacks The New York Times report on President Trump’s federal income taxes, and CNBC’s Eamon Javers maps out the likelihood of Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS confirmation. 
Sep 28, 2020
Gary Vee’s TikTok Marketing; Gen Z’s Dancing from Home; Metropolitan Millionaire Taxes
TikTok is still going full steam ahead with its social media marketing plans, despite a high-profile showdown with president Trump. Parent company ByteDance tapped social media expert, branding guru, and VaynerMedia founder Gary Vaynerchuk to lead TikTok’s U.S. marketing strategy. Gary Vee discusses the app’s content, its users, and its controversy, and gives some social media tips to the Squawk team. Gen Z may be dancing on TikTok, but they’re mostly dancing from their parents’ homes. CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports that more than half of young adults are now living with their parents; Gen Z’s dollars are going to streaming and entertainment, rather than rent. Plus, Friday bets and millionaire taxes. 
Sep 25, 2020
Bank of America CEO; JetBlue CEO; The Latinx GDP
The U.S. airline industry is one week away from potentially furloughing tens of thousands of workers, and major carriers are asking Congress for billions of dollars in additional aid. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes makes his--and his employees’--case for more federal support. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is spearheading the World Economic Forum International Business Council’s effort to set forth a new framework for corporate ESG tracking and disclosure. Moynihan discusses stakeholder capitalism, the economy, and Covid bailouts. Plus, a new report reveals that the Latinx community in the U.S. generated a GDP larger than that of Italy, South Korea or Brazil in 2018. Solomon Trujillo, Trujillo Group Investments Chairman and Founder of L’Attitude, discusses the value in the new mainstream economy.
Sep 24, 2020
J&J’s Vaccine Trial Enters Phase 3; Tesla & Nikola: What’s Next for Electric Vehicles
Johnson & Johnson is the latest drugmaker to enter a late-stage trial for a coronavirus vaccine. The company’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Paul Stoffels, shares the process and next steps for a safe, widely effective vaccine. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau recaps the highly anticipated Tesla Battery Day with reactions from Wall Street and Main Street. Tesla competitor Nikola has also captured headlines after founder and chairman Trevor Milton announced he’s leaving the company just 13 days after he and General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced a partnership. Former Ford CEO Mark Fields discusses what’s next for the transaction and for GM’s shareholders. Plus, Ronald Perelman is a legendary financier and billionaire, but he’s begun liquidating hundreds of millions of dollars in assets. CNBC’s Robert Frank reveals what he’s selling and explores why he might need the cash. 
Sep 23, 2020
Media Mogul Barry Diller; Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Second Waves & the CDC
IAC and Expedia Chairman Barry Diller weighs in on the TikTok drama, the travel industry, and the upcoming election. He discusses economic headwinds for a Joe Biden presidency, but concludes that for business, there may not be much of a difference between candidates. Plus, former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the credibility of the CDC and the possibility of a second Covid wave in the U.K. and in the U.S.
Sep 22, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy; TikTok’s Next Dance
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights, has passed away at the age of 87. Chris Krueger, Cowen Washington Research Group managing director, discusses the Supreme Court vacancy and the fate of the Affordable Care Act. President Trump has approved Oracle and Walmart’s deal to acquire minority stakes in a newly formed company: TikTok Global. Details of the deal between the U.S. government, Oracle, Walmart, and TikTok’s parent company ByteDance are still unclear; Lightshed’s Rich Greenfield discusses the many implications for shareholders and the tech industry at large. Plus, confidential U.S. documents reveal that several major world banks moved large sums from allegedly illicit funds over a period of nearly 20 years. 
Sep 21, 2020
Tick, Tock, TikTok
TikTok and WeChat downloads in the U.S. might be banned by Sunday. Oracle, Bytedance and Walmart are on the clock to find a deal for the TikTok’s U.S. business that President Trump will approve. CNBC’s Eamon Javers and Deirdre Bosa explain the TikTok soap opera, and Insider’s Henry Blodget discusses the app battle’s implications for President Trump’s relationship with China. Former FDA head Dr. Scott Gottlieb underlines the key for a safe, effective vaccine. Plus, Friday sports bets, and brainstorming Squawk Box’s first viral dance video. 
Sep 18, 2020
Wall Street Blizzard; Moderna’s Vaccine Trial; Crony Capitalism
Snowflake debuted on the Nasdaq in the biggest software IPO in history. Berkshire Hathaway, Salesforce, and a few lucky early investors have made billions on the listing. Loup Ventures’ Doug Clinton explains the hype and the hope surrounding this still unprofitable cloud company. Peter Wagner, a venture capitalist who got in on the ground floor, explains why a bet on Snowflake is a bet on data. Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel shares the drugmakers approach to safety and protocol in the race for a Covid vaccine. Plus, a healthy debate about crony capitalism, and a craving for Krispy Kreme.
Sep 17, 2020
Insta-Freeze; Shepard Smith & Bob Woodward: “Rage”
Celebrities are pausing their social media content to protest misinformation on Instagram and Facebook. Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the Anti-Defamation League, discusses this latest effort in the “Stop Hate for Profit” Campaign, as well as what Facebook can and should be doing to curb the spread of harmful content. CNBC’s newest host, Shepard Smith, shares his conversation with fellow journalist Bob Woodward as the two discuss Woodward’s new book, “Rage.” Woodward reveals details about President Trump’s response to the pandemic and the markets, and he offers his own historical perspective on both. Plus, Apple has unveiled new products and offerings for its users, and the House has released its report on the Boeing 737 Max.
Sep 16, 2020
Another “Plus” for Streaming, & Chamath Palihapitiya: Democratizing the Stock Market
ViacomCBS is rebranding its streaming platform as Paramount+, another “plus” for the streaming wars. CEO Bob Bakish reveals what viewers--and shareholders--can expect. Investor, NBA owner, and Virgin Galactic Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya has yet another SPAC announcement. He’s betting on special purpose acquisition companies to rebalance the supply/demand issues in the stock market and to democratize investing opportunities. TikTok’s final rose goes to Oracle, though the pair still has a few political and technical obstacles to hurdle. Citi’s new leader Jane Fraser may be on a glass cliff, and Cinnabon is coming to a grocery near you. 
Sep 15, 2020
Economic Recovery from Two Sides: Pete Buttigieg & Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
Presidential candidate turned Joe Biden surrogate Pete Buttigieg says a fairer tax code is the key to continuing America’s track record of success. He says the systems that keep America great need more financial support. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discusses how vaccines, testing, and additional fiscal stimulus will help the U.S. economy rebound. Plus TikTok has found an unexpected suitor in Oracle, but their path ahead still remains unclear. 
Sep 14, 2020
19 Years After September 11; Peloton CEO; Instagram Head
At-home workout company Peloton has seen sales for its exercise equipment rise 200% in the pandemic. CEO John Foley discusses financial and fitness performance. Another stay-at-home winner Instagram has taken on TikTok in its newly launched “Reels” feature. The social media’s chief executive Adam Mosseri shares the app’s strategy for success under parent company Facebook, as well as its responsibilities amid a polarizing election. 19 years ago, the United States changed forever. Today we honor those lost on September 11, 2001, and all those who are still impacted by the tragedy. 
Sep 11, 2020
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: “No Rules Rules”
Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings discusses the streaming giant’s corporate culture in his book, “No Rules Rules.” In an extended interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin, Hastings shares his strategy for driving social change from the C Suite and his plans to take on Disney in family entertainment. In a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, Andrew reflects on the biggest takeaways from the interview, as well as what he expects from media giants during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Plus, AstraZeneca’s promising Covid-19 vaccine trials are suspended and NYC rentals are empty. 
Sep 10, 2020
Disrupting Generational Poverty, Stan Druckenmiller, & Market “Mania”
Harlem Children’s Zone is celebrating 20 years of disrupting the cycle of generational poverty in the NYC community and beyond. HCZ founder and activist Geoffrey Canada joins CEO Kwame Owusu-Kesse and investor and philanthropist Stanley Druckenmiller to discuss the nonprofit’s next 20 years, as well as the role education plays in closing opportunity and wealth gaps. Stanley Druckenmiller shares his life’s best investment to date and explains concerns about inflation, the Fed, and what’s causing “mania” in financial assets. Plus, AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine development has hit a snag, and the anchors turn to seltzers for some 2020 market relief. 
Sep 09, 2020
General Motors CEO Mary Barra Bets on Nikola; Pharma CEOs Commit to Vaccine Safety
Pharmaceutical companies may be competing in the race for a coronavirus vaccine, but they’re all on the same team when it comes to safety. CNBC’s health and science reporter Meg Tirrell shares details of the historic move from 9 pharma CEOs who issued a pledge to prioritize safety in their work to find a trustworthy vaccine. Surgeon, author, and Chairman of Haven Dr. Atul Gawande maps out the infrastructure America needs to avoid a coronavirus resurgence in the winter months. General Motors CEO Mary Barra discusses why she’s partnered with electric vehicle darling Nikola, and Nikola Executive Chairman Trevor Milton explains why the partnership couldn’t be a better fit. Plus, SoftBank’s Masa Son has rattled tech investors.
Sep 08, 2020
Working & Trading from Home: DocuSign CEO & Tech Stocks Taking the Lead
The summer is ending with a market roller coaster. After a single trading day wiped out hundreds of billions in tech market valuations and net worths, Becky Quick, Mike Santoli, and Brian Sullivan break down 2020 market fundamentals and trader psychology. Electronic signature platform DocuSign is one of the work-from-home stocks that has outperformed throughout the pandemic; CEO Dan Springer explains why his business won’t be dulled by a rough day in the markets, and why work-from-home culture will forever change working from anywhere. Dr. Zeke Emanuel, former health adviser to President Obama, discusses a global vaccine distribution strategy and urges leaders to work together. Plus, the August jobs numbers are in, and stimulus may be working.
Sep 04, 2020
Market Déjà Vu; Facebook’s Election Ads; A Lesson for “Robinhoodies”
Markets are partying like it’s 1999, or at least, some investors think so. GAMCO CIO and seasoned investor Howard Ward underlines the differences between today’s market environment and that of the dotcom bubble nearly twenty years ago. Viral trading app Robinhood is under investigation by the SEC; former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt warns millennials about the costs of an execution service that’s marketed as free. Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook is rolling out new policies ahead of the November election, including prohibiting new political ads the week of the election. The platform will also remove posts using Covid-19 to discourage voting and flag premature victory posts. CNBC’s Jon Fortt discusses why this could be a smart move for social media. Plus, schools are ironing out Covid testing plans, and a Manpower Group survey says both employees and employers are looking forward to a hybrid workplace in 2021. 
Sep 03, 2020
Getting Tested: The Crux of Classroom and Community Safety
New York City Public Schools have delayed their start date, as part of an agreement between Mayor Bill de Blasio and teachers unions. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten says safe and equal education hinges on accessible Covid testing and successful “hybrid” teaching. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says testing is the key to containing outbreaks in the colder months, since a viable vaccine is unlikely before 2021. TikTok’s deal has hit a snag, and liquor sales are struggling with takeoff. Plus, the Apple and Tesla stock splits were first, and Profit Investments CEO Eugene Profit says Amazon could be next. 
Sep 02, 2020
Zoom CFO Kelly Steckelberg; A Digital Berlin Wall; The Online Khan Academy
Zoom reported a record-breaking quarter; CFO Kelly Steckelberg explains why the Zoom platform is here to stay, even when “normal” life resumes and in-person meetings continue. The New York Times foreign affairs columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tom Friedman discusses the digital battles between the U.S. and China, and the risks of building a Berlin Wall in cyberspace. Online learning pioneer Sal Khan discusses the back-to-school season around the world. Khan Academy has seen remote learning triple during the pandemic, and Khan himself has big plans for the next, fully remote semester. Plus, Tesla’s cashing in on its own rally, Walmart is taking on Amazon Prime, and AstraZeneca is renewing hopes for a coronavirus vaccine in 2020. 
Sep 01, 2020
Wall Street Legends Lee Cooperman & David Rubenstein; Buffett’s Bet on Japan; Tick, Tock
The markets have had a record-breaking month. Investing giant Lee Cooperman shares where he’s looking for lucrative opportunities and what he expects for the upcoming election. Carlyle co-founder and co-chairman David Rubenstein shares his own investing insights, plus some wisdom from his upcoming book, “How to Lead.” Rubenstein explains the leadership--and sleep--patterns of Jeff Bezos, as well as the leadership he thinks we need as a country. Plus, Warren Buffett is making a big bet on Japanese companies, and TikTok’s time to make a deal is running out. 
Aug 31, 2020
TikTok’s New Leader; Athletes & Activism with Billie Jean King; An RNC Agenda “Made in the U.S.A.”
In an interview exclusive to CNBC, TikTok’s acting chief Vanessa Pappas underscores her priorities for the platform and its users as Microsoft, Walmart, Oracle, and the U.S. government attempt to reach a deal for its control. The final night of the 2020 Republican National Convention came to a close with President Donald Trump’s nomination acceptance speech and promises of an agenda “made in the U.S.A.” Pollster and strategist Frank Luntz breaks down the high- and lowlights of the evening. Plus, an interview only available on Squawk Pod: professional tennis player and activist Billie Jean King talks sports, civil rights, and speaking up in 2020. 
Aug 28, 2020
NBA Activism; Kushner’s Case for Four More Years; TikTok’s CEO Turnover
In protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, NBA players boycotted playoff games on Wednesday. Basketball teams across the league have postponed games in support of the protest, and teams in the WNBA, MLB, and MLS have all followed suit. CNBC’s Jabari Young and Patrick Rishe, Sports Business Program Director at Washington University in St. Louis, explain the power of the player in sports and activism. Senior Adviser and son-in-law to President Trump Jared Kushner makes the case for the President’s reelection ahead of the fourth and final night of the 2020 Republican National Convention. Plus, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer is out after only a few months on the job, and Jeff Bezos has hit a $200 billion record. 
Aug 27, 2020
Palantir’s Plan to Go Public; RNC’s Second Night; Georgetown’s Virtual Moving Day
The second night of the Republican National Convention featured a varied lineup of speakers who focused on the economy, foreign policy and social issues in their push for President Donald Trump’s reelection. CNBC Washington Correspondent, Eamon Javers, discusses Trump’s approval rating and COVID-19 response. Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments and billionaire real estate investor, says it’s too early to identify potential investments after COVID-19, and thinks “there will be significant opportunities probably in Q4 or first quarter of next year." John DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, discusses the school’s decision to shift all classes online as the pandemic wears on. Plus, the secretive Silicon Valley data company Palantir has filed to go public after 16 years of anticipation.
Aug 26, 2020
Eric Schmidt Re-Imagines the World; RNC Kicks Off and the Dow Shakes Up
Google’s long-time former CEO, Eric Schmidt, says that a pandemic proves big tech isn’t all bad. Schmidt discusses the growth of trillion-dollar technology, the importance of Apple’s App Store and his concerns with the U.S. action toward TikTok’s U.S. operations. The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday, featuring speeches from Donald Trump Jr. and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. Heritage Foundation Research Fellow, Joel Griffith, and Stony Brook University Professor, Stephanie Kelton, preview the economic themes we’ll hear from the GOP & the Trump re-election campaign in this unconventional convention. Plus, major changes are coming to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, with three new companies joining the 30-stock benchmark before-the-bell on Monday. Salesforce replaces Exxon Mobil; Amgen replaces Pfizer; and Honeywell International replaces Raytheon Technologies. And, Joe Kernen gets a flat tire.
Aug 25, 2020
Roku’s Dominance; Convalescent Plasma and Facebook vs. TikTok
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Sunday the emergency use authorization for using convalescent plasma to treat coronavirus patients. Former FDA Commissioner and CNBC contributor, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, says “it doesn’t look like a home run, but right now we’re looking for singles and doubles”. While movie theaters were closed during the pandemic the shift to streaming accelerated. Roku’s chief financial officer, Steve Louden, discussed the increasingly crowded space, standoffs between streamers and platforms and what made his customers stream for 14 billion hours last quarter. Plus, how Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg warned Washington over TikTok...and happy waffle day!
Aug 24, 2020
Biden’s Big Night, Pompeo on China & Tesla at $2,000
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed lingering tension between the United States and China over TikTok’s sale, trade and threats to national security. America’s top diplomat urged United Nations colleagues to restore sanctions on Iran, and Pompeo vowed to continue to go after China for policies demanding that all Chinese companies are “beholden to their security apparatus.” Former Vice President Joe Biden stated his case for uniting a coronavirus-fatigued America on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. Frank Luntz, pollster and political strategist, says “Joe Biden is ahead, and the challenges for Donald Trump are significant” heading into next week’s GOP convention. Plus, Burberry’s high-fashion masks, Tesla’s stock split and ridesharing companies Lyft and Uber received an emergency stay to continue operations in California.
Aug 21, 2020
Apple Touches $2 Trillion, Kamala Harris Makes History & the NFL’s First Black Team Presiden
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the first Black woman and Asian American on a major presidential ticket, formally accepted the nomination to become vice president. Frank Luntz, pollster and political strategist, breaks down day 3 of the Democratic National Convention and says the Democrats “have successfully criticized Trump but have not built up Joe Biden as of yet”. Apple hit a market cap of $2 trillion, doubling in valuation in just over two years. Raymond James Managing Director, Chris Caso, comments on the price of the stock and the future of 5G. Washington's football team is going through a significant rebranding along with its name change. Jason Wright, president of the Washington Football Team, discusses his strategy to lead the team through those changes. Plus Uber and Lyft could be out of California, and China trade talks may be back on.
Aug 20, 2020
Target’s Sales Boom, DNC Day 2 & College COVID Outbreaks
Day 2 of the all-virtual Democratic National Convention featured the formal nomination of Joe Biden for president. CNBC’s Washington Correspondent, Eamon Javers, reports the highlights, saying “it’s basically a 2 hour advertisement for the presidential candidate of the Democratic party.” Target reports a monster second quarter with profit up 80% and set a record for same store sales. Target CEO Brian Cornell says the company has focused on creating a safe shopping environment for the consumer. Josh Bolten, Business Roundtable CEO, reflected on the one-year anniversary of the BRT’s redefining corporate responsibility. Plus, colleges across the country are finding it may be impossible to create a coronavirus-free environment on campus and do women make better leaders in a crisis?
Aug 19, 2020
Virtual DNC, New COVID Saliva Test & Big Box’s Big Quarter
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former first lady Michelle Obama headlined the first night of the 2020 all-virtual Democratic National Convention. James Pethokoukis, Economic Policy Analyst and CNBC Contributor, and Julie Margetta Morgan, Vice President of Research at the Roosevelt Institute, discuss the big takeaways from the first night and look ahead to what voters and viewers can expect in this unprecedented political season. The FDA approved a new saliva test for COVID, developed by the Yale School of Public Health. Researcher Anne Wyllie says scientists hope to get results to patients the same day or within 24 hours. Big box chains like Walmart and Home Depot make huge gains as consumer spending shifts during the pandemic. Plus, the University of North Carolina abandons in-person classes after a COVID-19 outbreak, and Oracle enters the race to buy TikTok’s U.S. operations.
Aug 18, 2020
Pains in the Post; Covid Compounding Inequality; Hope for American Politics
The U.S. Postal Service is suddenly at the center of debates in Washington, and CNBC’s Ylan Mui explains why snail mail is making headlines ahead of the 2020 election. The Democratic National Convention begins Monday night, and for the first time in its near 200-year history, speakers and the nominee will be speaking virtually. Harvard Professor, AEI President Emeritus, and contributing writer for The Atlantic Arthur Brooks discusses what’s likely to come of this election’s DNC. The host of “The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks” offers a hopeful look into the American psyche during what has so far seemed like a bleak 2020. Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake shares research on Covid-19’s health and economic impact on Black households and entrepreneurs, explaining what these communities need from America’s leaders to survive and thrive. Plus, airlines are still stuck on the tarmac; CNBC’s Phil LeBeau and analyst Seth Kaplan discuss what’s next for carriers as travelers remain grounded. 
Aug 17, 2020
‘Epic’ Battle, NJ’s Economic Comeback & Amazon Third-Party Ruling
Epic Games is suing Apple after the tech giant removed Fortnite’s “Battle Royale” game from the App Store. Fortnite is attempting to bypass Apple’s standard 30% App Store fee, and CNBC contributor Alex Kantrowitz says the gamer’s move is a smart one. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy lays out his steps for the Garden State’s economic comeback from the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, mail-in COVID-19 testing and a court ruling that says Amazon can be held liable for faulty third-party products sold on its website.
Aug 14, 2020
“Content Is King” with Movie Producer Brian Grazer; Back-to-School Uncertainties
Movie and television producer behind “Apollo 13,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Empire,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood,” and “Arrested Development” Brian Grazer reflects on the legacy of friend and media titan Sumner Redstone. Grazer considers which media giants will be able to set themselves apart from the rest in a crowded content landscape. President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten shares her strategy for safe education during a pandemic, as well as the government's role in reopening schools. Plus, Lyft and Uber may need to hit the road out of California, at least temporarily.
Aug 13, 2020
The Biden-Harris Ticket & Two Oval Offices
Joe Biden has announced Kamala Harris as his pick for Vice President in the 2020 election. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Democratic Whip, discusses implications of Biden’s choice for the party and for the country. Political strategist and pollster Frank Luntz digs into the Biden-Harris relationship and treats Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin to a tour of his very own Oval Office. Plus, college athletic conferences are postponing seasons, and Americans are still recovering from Tropical Storm Isaias damage. 
Aug 12, 2020
Russia’s Covid Vaccine; IBM’s Ginni Rometty & New York Jobs CEO Council
Vladimir Putin announced that Russia has approved the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, and that it has already been administered to one of his daughters. Without data on safety or efficacy, the rest of the world is speculating on the veracity and implications of the announcement. Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb explains why human vaccine trials are time consuming but necessary. The newly minted New York Jobs CEO Council consists of leaders from 27 NY-based companies and aims to bridge the gap between City of New York education and NYC corporate job opportunities. IBM’s Executive Chairman and former CEO Ginni Rometty and the Council’s Executive Director Gail Mellow are leading the initiative, and share why this work may be the key to combating racial and economic injustice in the area. Plus, college sports may be at a standstill. The Mid-American Conference has postponed Fall sports, and players, fans, and universities debate whether other leagues should follow. 
Aug 11, 2020
Warren Buffett’s Big Buyback; Back to School Season; President Trump’s Executive Orders, Explained
President Trump took unorthodox action over the weekend in an attempt to fast track pandemic relief for Americans. CNBC’s Eamon Javers breaks down each of the four orders, from delayed payroll taxes to unemployment aid. The newly reinvented Kodak is facing SEC investigations into the company’s disclosure of its deal with the US government. Summer is drawing to a close, and Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Annette Anderson highlights what’s needed to prepare students and families for the new school year--whether it be remote or in person. Plus, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway announced that it repurchased $5.1B worth of stock in May and June, the company’s largest buyback in a single period. 
Aug 10, 2020
Pandemic Jobs Report; Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Eyeing $43B from Bezos
Two months of record-setting payroll growth slowed in July, but the Labor Department's monthly report still showed encouraging signs. Jason Furman, Former Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, Kate Moore, Head of Thematic Strategy at Blackrock and Steve Liesman, CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter break down the jobs report. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) discusses the latest stimulus negotiations and the U.S. economy. Plus, Nasdaq's new highs, U.S.-China tech tensions, and supporting struggling Americans: will billionaires be on the hook to cover fellow citizens' health costs?
Aug 07, 2020
The Markets, the Middle Class, & Hopes for Stimulus; Quicken Loans Parent IPO
The markets may be nearing all-time highs, but the real economy continues to struggle amid the pandemic. Senator Bernie Sanders is calling on billionaires to help support their country in need. Stimulus negotiations press on in Washington, and Operation Hope Chairman & CEO John Hope Bryant debates “Shark Tank” co-host Kevin O’Leary on what’s fair, what’s needed, and what’s at stake in the next round of pandemic relief. Plus, Rocket Companies, the parent of Quicken Loans, IPOs on the NYSE today. CEO Jay Farner and founder, chairman, billionaire, and philanthropist Dan Gilbert share what’s next for the now-public company, and for the mortgage lending landscape. 
Aug 06, 2020
Surveying Isaias Damage; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); College (Ghost) Towns
Businesses still recovering from Covid-19 shutdowns are now saddled with Tropical Storm Isaias damages. CNBC’s Contessa Brewer shares the storm’s impact on insurers amid the pandemic. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, says the worst relief plan for struggling businesses is no stimulus plan. The Senator weighs in on the stimulus stalemate in Congress and TikTok’s journey from hottest teenage app to hottest political headline. CNBC’s Ylan Mui reveals the financial impact of remote university learning on college towns in America, and former White House Health Care Policy Advisor Dr. Zeke Emanuel shares action steps for how schools can reopen safely. Plus, Apple is marching toward a $2T market cap, and Disney is leaning on streaming to survive the year. 
Aug 05, 2020
“Tipping the Waiter” at the TikTok Table; Howard Schultz: This is a five-star emergency
Over three million small businesses in the U.S. have closed amid the pandemic, and former Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz says that without any "significant stimulus" plans available, millions more will follow. As the coronavirus crisis wears on, schools across the country are strategizing safe education. Julie Kashen, Director at Women's Economic Justice and Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation, discusses what’s at stake for parents--and the economy--in school’s new normal. If children are staying home...who’s caring for them? Plus, Microsoft may have competition in its pitch to buy TikTok, and President Trump wants the U.S. government to receive a cut of the deal.
Aug 04, 2020
TikTok, the App of Microsoft’s Eye; LA Clippers Chairman Steve Ballmer; Restaurateurs Seeking Relief
Microsoft is in talks to buy some of the TikTok business from Chinese parent company ByteDance as U.S. government officials raise concerns about the platform’s risks to national security. Microsoft’s largest shareholder, former Microsoft CEO, founder of USAFacts, and Chairman of the NBA LA Clippers Steve Ballmer talks TikTok, big tech, and Covid cases. Plus, Cameron Mitchell operates dozens of successful restaurants across the country, but he says his industry won’t survive without another stimulus package. 
Aug 03, 2020
Big Tech Blowout, Coronavirus Relief Bill & Shake Shack Drive Thru
The biggest tech companies and market leaders, Amazon, Apple and Facebook, reported stellar quarterly results. Legendary tech investor, Alan Patricof, says “everybody’s got to face up to the fact they are basically utilities.” Emergency unemployment benefits are set to expire today and Congress and the White House still seem far apart on an agreement. O’Shares ETFs Chairman and ”Shark Tank” Co-Host Kevin O’Leary, and Operation Hope Chairman, John Hope Bryant, discuss what they would like to see be done at the state and federal level. Plus, Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti on the company’s push in digital, and plans for Drive-Thru services.
Jul 31, 2020
Washington vs. Big Tech: Taking on the Trillion-Dollar Club
Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai, leaders of the four tech titans, testified remotely on Capitol Hill for 6 hours this week. Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Wilfred Frost recap the highlights of the hearings, from antitrust defenses to privacy concerns and technical glitches. Former White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra breaks down the evidence presented by the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee and how the hearings may change FTC, DOJ, and state-led investigations into Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Alphabet. Plus, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) raises his concerns about what might follow a big tech breakup.
Jul 30, 2020
Kodak’s New Big Picture; SEC Chairman Jay Clayton; Dr. Scott Gottlieb
Kodak is back. The once-giant corporation responsible for most twentieth century American memories is now reinventing itself as a drug company. Executive Chairman James Continenza explains Kodak’s comeback amid the coronavirus pandemic. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton discusses corporate hygiene as company boards cash in on their own holdings. He issues a word of advice for investors looking to get involved in SPACs, and urges transparency among corporate management. Plus, former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the race for a Covid vaccine and planning schools’ fall semesters. 
Jul 29, 2020
Bill Gates on the Race for a Vaccine, Elon Musk, & Big Tech
In an interview exclusive to CNBC, billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates discusses the efforts to find a coronavirus vaccine and therapeutic, how those technologies may change our new normal, and when. Gates weighs in on big tech ahead of the Silicon Valley giants’ antitrust hearings this week, as well as the other tech giant: Elon Musk. Plus, when would Bill Gates send his children back to school? 
Jul 28, 2020
Moderna CEO Racing for a Vaccine; Harlem Children’s Zone’s National Covid Relief
As coronavirus cases spike in hot spots across the country, biopharmaceutical companies race to find a vaccine. Moderna Therapeutics has secured an additional $472 million in government funding to develop its own vaccine candidate, which begins phase 3 human trials today. Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel discusses the vaccine development and addresses concerns about his executive team’s lucrative and unscheduled stock sales over the past six months. The Harlem Children’s Zone is going national with its efforts to provide communities with holistic Covid-19 relief. President Geoffrey Canada and CEO Kwame Owusu-Kesse discuss the disproportionate effect the pandemic has had on Black communities, and share their approach to scaling relief efforts from NYC to six other cities across the US.  
Jul 27, 2020
Elon Musk, “A Bona Fide Texan,” & Wall Street’s Scandals, from Goldman Sachs to Tapestry
Texas Governor Greg Abbott discusses the new $1B Tesla factory moving into Austin. After issuing a statewide mask mandate, Governor Abbott explains his strategy for keeping Texan businesses open amid rising coronavirus cases. The U.S. and China are in a diplomatic spat that’s escalating quickly, and the highly anticipated big tech hearing on the Hill has been postponed. Plus, two Wall Street scandals: Goldman Sachs has reached a settlement with Malaysia, putting the star-studded 1MDB debacle to bed, and Coach & Kate Spade parent Tapestry’s CEO abruptly resigned as questions about his past behavior came to light. Vanity Fair special correspondent and CNBC contributor William Cohan chronicles how what started as a profile on Jide Zeitlin turned into a bizarre discovery of a double life. Happy National Tequila Day!
Jul 24, 2020
United Airlines CEO; Tesla’s Profits; Investor Chamath Palihapitiya
Scott Kirby, United Airlines CEO, explains why despite safe and clean air circulation on planes, his industry won’t fully recover until a Covid-19 vaccine is widely available. Tech investor, co-owner of the NBA Golden State Warriors and Virgin Galactic Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya breaks down Tesla’s track for the S&P 500. Palihapitiya, a former Facebook insider, says big tech has “had a good run,” but a breakup is good for competition. Plus, a continuing SPAC education: Palihapitiya’s case for special-purpose acquisition companies after taking a few of his own to the public markets. 
Jul 23, 2020
SPAC-Man: Bill Ackman’s Pitching SPACs & Defending Profits
Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management sponsored the largest SPAC IPO in history, raising $4B in capital. In an exclusive CNBC interview, the hedge fund billionaire makes his pitch for the insider baseball market vehicle: the special-purpose acquisition company. “Much better for the issuer, much better for the shareholder, because they get to make a thoughtful decision that’s not rushed by the typical IPO process.” Plus, four months after his “Hell is coming” comments rocked the markets, Ackman, a famous short seller, explains why less than a week after that warning, he profited over $2 billion. 
Jul 22, 2020
Classrooms & Covid; Musk’s & Bezos’s Billions; Pandemic Pivots
Epidemiologist and Dean of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Michelle Williams suggests corporations may be the key to stemming Covid’s spread and ensuring a safe fall semester for students and teachers. Bruce Feiler, author of “Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age,” offers insight on navigating the personal and professional changes prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are each over $10 billion wealthier today than they were yesterday, and the NFL is shelling out $75 million for daily Covid testing during practice camps. 
Jul 21, 2020
Mark Cuban’s Tips for TikTok Traders; Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Covid Testing
While Covid-19 cases climb in 40 states, former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb considers the American infrastructure that led the country to this point, as well as what’s needed to support its physical and financial recovery. Mavericks owner, entrepreneur, and investor Mark Cuban offers his investing tips to day traders, even the ones on TikTok. With the 1990s tech bubble in mind, Cuban encourages market participants to think long term and practice patience. He issues a reminder to investors, novice and seasoned: “Everyone’s a genius in a bull market.”
Jul 20, 2020
BlackRock’s Fink: Masks are needed to avoid future economic shutdowns
The U.S. reported another record one-day spike in new Coronavirus cases on Thursday as outbreaks continue to worsen across the country, particularly in Texas, Florida and California. A growing number of politicians, health and business experts, including BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, are advocating mask-wearing amid concerns about the possibility of having to shut down the U.S. economy again to contain the spread. Fink also discussed the asset manager’s position on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and how a young generation of America’s workers are being shaped by the crisis. Plus, the Coronavirus continues to affect Netflix, Twitter, cruise companies … and Joe Kernen tries to tell the difference between the Hemsworth brothers.
Jul 17, 2020
Twitter Hacked, Disney Heiress on Higher Taxes; Amazon’s Anniversary
Hackers gained access to more than a dozen high-profile Twitter accounts yesterday, including those of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, Elon Musk and the corporate account of Apple. Facebook’s former head of security, Alex Stamos, warns about the possible future consequences and the controls that need to be in place before the 2020 elections. Disney heiress, Abigail Disney, says millionaires (yes, she is one) should pay higher taxes permanently to aid in Coronavirus recovery. Plus, Amazon celebrates its 25th anniversary on-line.
Jul 16, 2020
Moderna’s “Ethical Obligation” for a Vaccine … and Fast
Moderna released promising data on its potential coronavirus vaccine trial late Tuesday, saying it generated a “robust” immune response. Moderna’s chief medical officer, Tal Zaks, says the newly released data “puts us on a positive path towards a larger phase three trial.” Plus, Apple’s tax break, United Health earnings, and the Trump Administration punishing Chinese officials for new security laws. CNBC’s Beijing Bureau Chief, Eunice Yoon, also discusses the U.K’s decision to ban Huawei from its 5G network. 
Jul 15, 2020
Delta & Disney World: Traveler Safety on Planes & in Parks
Delta CEO Ed Bastian discusses his airline’s financials after a difficult quarter for the industry. He expects Delta’s journey to pandemic recovery to be choppy and years long, but in the meantime, passengers can expect mandatory masks and empty middle seats. Disney World in Florida has reopened, and Disneyland in Hong Kong has reclosed as coronavirus cases rise in both areas. New York Times reporter Brooks Barnes traveled to Disney World in Florida for the park’s reopening, and he’s impressed with the protocols in place. Plus, Tesla’s share price is soaring, but clickbait headlines about the stock could be misleading. 
Jul 14, 2020
Reopening Schools; Weighing More Stimulus
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA Commissioner, discusses the health risks and the political factors involved in reopening schools come September. Former White House Chief of Staff and previously the Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney considers the steps every state needs to take to help businesses and the national economy back to their feet.
Jul 13, 2020
Chicago Mayor; Business from Barbados; Procter & Gamble: “Let’s #TalkAboutBias”
Procter & Gamble is using its position as one of the world’s largest advertisers to combat racism with powerful ad campaigns. P&G Chief Communications Officer Damon Jones says two videos released this week, “The Choice” and “Let’s #TalkAboutBias,” are part of the CPG giant’s long-standing strategy to encourage activism and dismantle inequality. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses her plans for reopening her city and maintaining safety for its residents. Plus, Barbados may be open for (remote) business. The Caribbean island is considering a year-long Welcome Stamp for remote workers to relocate to its sunny shores. 
Jul 10, 2020
Pete Buttigieg & Joe Biden’s $700B Plan; “How to Build a Life”
: Pete Buttigieg, former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana and previously a Democratic Presidential candidate, discusses Joe Biden’s $700 billion “Buy American” campaign. Buttigieg explains why he supports Biden’s plan to maintain U.S. global competitiveness and support economic recovery with tax policies and government investments. Harvard Professor and AEI President Emeritus Arthur Brooks shares his family’s journey building an American life and finding happiness in his “How to Build a Life” series for The Atlantic. He considers the value of college, the definition of entrepreneurship, and the path ahead for the American economy.
Jul 09, 2020
Facebook’s Civil Rights Zoom Call; The New College Campus
"There are no nuances to white nationalism.” Over 750 companies have agreed to pull or pause their Facebook advertising spending as part of the Stop Hate for Profit campaign. After a virtual meeting about moderating racist content with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and other Facebook executives, the organizers of the boycott expressed deep disappointment. Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, one of the organizers and participants in the civil rights Zoom call, urges Facebook to see and act on the “thick black lines about what’s in bounds and out of bounds” when it comes to upholding civil rights on its platform. Plus, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels lays out his plan for reopening campus and keeping students safe in the fall semester.
Jul 08, 2020
Government Spending Sprees: Novavax’s Vaccine and U.S. Business Relief
Vaccine maker Novavax received $1.6B from the U.S. government for “Operation Warp Speed,” an effort to expedite the race for a coronavirus vaccine. Novavax CEO Stanley Erck maps out his timeline for vaccine distribution. The government has also poured trillions of dollars into the American financial recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, and Jason Furman, former Chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, says the government is battling two concurrent recessions. He and AEI’s Michael Strain discuss whether more stimulus is still needed to rescue the U.S. economy. Plus, TikTok is dancing its way out of Hong Kong, Palantir is preparing for its IPO, and Patrick Mahomes just closed a $500 million deal.
Jul 07, 2020
Warren Buffett’s $4 Billion Check; The “Second Wave”; Elon Musk’s (Very) Short Shorts
Warren Buffett has made Berkshire Hathaway’s first purchase since the pandemic began in a near $10 billion deal to buy Dominion Energy. Becky Quick, who broke the story, explains Buffett’s path to this purchase, and its implications for the future. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is calling the spikes in Covid-19 cases the “second wave” of the pandemic in the United States. Former Allergan CEO Brent Saunders discusses Regeneron’s phase 3 trials of antibody therapy and America’s path forward. He sees an opportunity to maintain both physical and economic health across the country. Plus, Tesla is now the world’s most valuable car company by market cap, and Elon Musk is mocking the stock’s short sellers with some shorts of his own. 
Jul 06, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening America
Listen to the final episode of CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jul 03, 2020
Gary Vee’s Wine Deal; Cisco Systems CEO
Gary Vaynerchuk, the entrepreneur behind VaynerMedia, VaynerX, and Empathy Wines has struck a deal with Constellation Brands. The internet celebrity discusses why Constellation’s Empathy acquisition is a match made in the heavens with Constellation’s President of Wine and Spirits, Robert Hanson. Vaynerchuk, followed by over 12 million social media accounts, calls out corporations pulling their advertising from Facebook, calling those companies “hypocritical.” Chuck Robbins, CEO of telecom company and WebEx owner Cisco, discusses his organization’s role in global connectivity in a time of two crises. Plus, big tech’s CEOs are gearing up for testimony on the House floor, and companies and state governments are rolling back their plans for reopening.
Jul 02, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jul 02, 2020
Building a New Normal: Police Reform & FreshDirect
AT&T Executive Chairman and Business Roundtable Chairman Randall Stephenson reveals how the BRT’s coalition of 200 CEOs are thinking about calls to defund the police. He shares AT&T’s vision and action plans for a diverse and equitable workplace. FreshDirect CEO David McInerney discusses the grocery delivery boom throughout the pandemic and how the food landscape may be forever altered. 
Jul 01, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jul 01, 2020
2020’s First Half; Uber’s Appetite; Lululemon’s New Mirror
The first half of 2020 is over, finally. University of Pennsylvania Wharton Professor Jeremy Siegel explains why the market whiplash investors weathered in 1H might very well continue until political and pandemic uncertainties are resolved. Real estate and hospitality magnate Barry Sternlicht calls for states to reopen despite those uncertainties, just as he has for the last few months. Plus, Uber is reportedly gearing up for an acquisition, and the ridesharing giant has an appetite for Postmates delivery. Lululemon is also expanding its business, moving from workout clothes to workout technologies with the at-home fitness innovator Mirror. 
Jun 30, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jun 30, 2020
Pricing Remdesivir; Instagram Co-Founder’s Covid Tracking Data
Drug maker Gilead has announced pricing for its Covid treatment Remdesivir, but it’s more expensive in the U.S. than in other developed countries. Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day explains the health care factors in setting the drug’s cost. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom launched the Covid-19 case tracker website RT.live in April. The site breaks down infection cases and potential for continued spread state by state. Systrom explains how RT.live is a tool for Americans to stay informed about their communities, and former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb shares how the site’s data can help U.S. states stay safe. Plus, another “friend” bites the dust. Companies continue to pull their advertising spending from Facebook as the #StopHateforProfit campaign gains momentum. 
Jun 29, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jun 27, 2020
NJ Governor Phil Murphy; VP Biden’s Lead in the Polls
New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut are asking travelers from states with spiking Covid infections to self-isolate upon arrival. NJ Governor Phil Murphy discusses best practices for the tristate area as national reopening plans are underway. Joe Biden has pulled ahead of President Trump in the election polls, and political strategist and pollster Frank Luntz says it’s now Biden’s election to lose. According to Luntz, undecided voters are seeking gentler rhetoric from the President in his reelection campaign. Plus, Ford’s new pickup truck is taking remote work on wheels.
Jun 26, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jun 26, 2020
Hitting Pause: Companies, Consumers, & the Markets
New spikes in coronavirus cases around the U.S. have signaled a yellow light for companies, consumers, and the markets betting on a nationwide reopening. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA Commissioner, warns of a time gap between implementation of policy and affecting Covid-19’s spread. Steps taken now amid infection spikes, he says, will help states in a few weeks. Disney has indefinitely postponed reopening California theme parks amid the case spikes, although Florida properties are still on track for a July reopening despite employee petitions to delay. Media watcher and Lightshed Partners co-founder Rich Greenfield says Disney’s plans for Florida point to a media giant under financial pressure. Plus, markets also took a signal from the cautious road to reopening; Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian is looking for the next anchor for the stock market.
Jun 25, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jun 25, 2020
Big Tech & Small Business: Sen. Mark Warner & Operation Hope’s John Bryant
Washington is turning up the heat on Silicon Valley. After a whirlwind month of flagged tweets and suggested rollbacks of Section 230, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) discusses his hopes for new tech legislation and the risks of the revisions already proposed. As states reopen, entrepreneurs, particularly Black small business owners, are faced with a steep road to recovery. Operation Hope Founder, Chairman, and CEO John Hope Bryant explains what’s needed to support Black business amid a health and social crisis. Plus, fireworks, fireworks everywhere. And not an end in sight.
Jun 24, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jun 24, 2020
Apple’s Unveilings; Trade Deal Doubts; Faux Meat Foods
At Apple’s first virtual Developers Conference, CEO Tim Cook revealed new software, new features, and a new plan for hardware. Apple’s filling user needs everywhere from sleep cycle to car engine. Are trade negotiations with China “over,” or “intact”? China Beige Book International’s Leland Miller discusses the U.S.-China trade relationship and the comments from President Trump’s top trade advisor that spooked the markets. Plus, Starbucks is grilling up some fake meat for customers. American stores are striking up a new partnership with Impossible Foods. And, Docusign is making big moves as a stay-at-home stock. Dan Springer, the company’s CEO, says the 130% increase in the digital signatory app’s share price is proof that some coronavirus pandemic trends will be here to stay.
Jun 23, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jun 23, 2020
White House NEC Director Larry Kudlow; Dr. Scott Gottlieb
New York City kicks off Phase Two of its reopening as states across the country experience upticks in coronavirus cases. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the likelihood of a resurgence, and encourages the U.S. to consider following the British “Recovery” approach to moving past the Covid-19 pandemic. White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow does not expect a second wave of the virus, and considers the steps taken in the U.S. to manage the spread. He, President Trump, and Vice President Pence are not intending to shut down the national economy, despite hot spots across the country.
Jun 22, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jun 20, 2020
Juneteenth Episode: People are hungry for change
Today we observe Juneteenth, the day commemorating when enslaved African Americans in the South learned of their freedom in 1865. Lisa Lewin, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Ethical Ventures, reminds executives that they can and should take action to address inequality. She shares action steps and details of her Business Racial Equity Pledge. 99 years ago this June, a successful pillar of early Black entrepreneurship was burned to the ground in Tulsa, Oklahoma in one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history. Local business owners Venita Cooper, Glory Wells, and Ricco Wright discuss the resilience of Black Wall Street and share a hopeful future. Melissa Bradley, founder of business accelerator 1863 Ventures, co-founder of Ureeka, and former Presidential Appointee under two administrations, discusses the role investors play in closing opportunity gaps for Black businesses. Plus, an exclusive interview with BLCK VC’s Frederik Groce about Black representation in venture capital.
Jun 19, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jun 19, 2020
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings; Department of Justice VS. Big Tech
The Department of Justice has submitted a proposal to Congress, recommending a rollback of the immunity shield that protects internet companies from liability for what’s posted on their platforms. Former White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra discusses the “good, bad, and the ugly” of the Section 230 legal framework introduced in the 1990s. The Anti-Defamation League and five other organizations took out an ad in the LA Times: #StopHateforProfit. ADL CEO and National Director Jonathan Greenblatt explains the group’s campaign urging global corporations to take an “ad pause” from Facebook in July and in doing so, push Mark Zuckerberg to make changes to his platform. Plus, CNBC’s interview about race, inequity, and opportunity gaps with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, UNCF CEO Michael Lomax, Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell, and Morehouse College President David Thomas. Hastings is donating $120 million to HBCUs and raising the bar for corporate executives. 
Jun 18, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jun 18, 2020
General Motors CEO Mary Barra; Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban
Mary Barra, General Motors Chairman & CEO, says her company is on track to resume its pre-Covid production, but the pandemic is not the only crisis that’s prompted change internally at GM. Barra explains being “impatient and disgusted” at Americans’ passive responses to racial inequality, and shares her strategy for building a more open, equitable work environment. Mavericks owner, entrepreneur, and investor Mark Cuban is also speaking out against racial bias in the U.S., urging white Americans to confront their privilege and to speak up, even when it’s difficult, even when it hurts. Ahead of the much anticipated return of professional sports, Cuban discusses plans for safe play. 
Jun 17, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jun 17, 2020
A Potential Covid Breakthrough; CNBC Disruptors: Stripe CEO
An Oxford University trial revealed that Dexamethasone, a common and inexpensive steroid, has been shown to improve survival rates in some Covid-19 patients. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell and Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discuss the significance of this finding and its impact on health workers, global hope, and U.S. markets. CNBC has unveiled its annual list of Disruptors, a group of 50 up-and-coming companies disrupting industries and legacy brands. Number one on the list: payment platform Stripe. CEO John Collison shares how his platform’s been helping businesses stay afloat throughout the pandemic, and how he plans to keep his own business growing. 
Jun 16, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report about the Coronavirus outbreak, the treatment and diagnosis of Covid-19 and the impact it’s having on the economy, business and your money.
Jun 16, 2020
Reopenings and Resurgence: Dr. Scott Gottlieb & Yelp’s Small Business Data
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA Commissioner and CNBC board member at Pfizer and Illumina discusses concerns about a second wave of Covid-19 in states attempting to reopen, as well as the potential consequences. Justin Norman, Yelp’s Vice President of Data, shares the stats on small businesses reopening across the country, in a dataset exclusively for CNBC.
Jun 15, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening America
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Jun 13, 2020
Carlyle’s David Rubenstein, Mega-Bank Architect Sandy Weill, & a Blast from Warren Buffett’s Past
Investor, philanthropist, and author David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, discusses the market sell-off and a bumpy economic recovery amid two simultaneous crises in America. The “father” of big banking, Wall Street legend and former Citigroup head Sandy Weill is working to address inequality by reforming classrooms alongside NAF CEO JD Hoye. Weill and Hoye explain education’s role in closing opportunity gaps for Black Americans, and they offer executives a way to participate. Plus, in 1962, the US markets experienced a “flash crash” in the last 70 minutes of a May trading day. One day later, a 31-year-old Warren Buffett gave an interview on his takeaways from the market’s alarming sell-off. Becky, Joe, and Andrew share an excerpt of that interview and discuss Buffett’s perspective and The Kennedy Slide.
Jun 12, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 12, 2020
Honeywell CEO; America’s Covid Recovery; Useful CEO Responses to BLM
As the U.S. attempts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Honeywell CEO Darius Adamczyk shares his company’s efforts to prepare Americans for whatever comes in the post-Covid normal. Southern Bancorp CEO Darrin Williams discusses his expectations for America’s Covid-19 recovery and its path forward from centuries of systemic racism. Journalist and CNBC contributor Joanne Lipman highlights the CEO missteps in the wake of the #MeToo movement and outlines a playbook for impactful executive actions responding to calls for equity amid the Black Lives Matter movement. 
Jun 11, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 11, 2020
Citigroup’s Ray McGuire: Maybe This Time It’s Different
Ray McGuire, Vice Chairman of Citigroup, calls for executive action in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other Black Americans. He recommends companies work to close the opportunity gap in the U.S. with investments in early education technology for Black communities. As he recounts his own journey to Wall Street boardrooms, he says, “It’s not about me...it’s about all of those kids who look like me.” As nationwide protests of systemic racism continue, states across the country attempt to reopen their economies and stem a resurgence of Covid-19. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the uncertain path ahead and highlights which states are on the right track. 
Jun 10, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening America
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Jun 10, 2020
Finding Solutions: Stanley Druckenmiller, Harlem Children’s Zone, & Richard Parsons
As nationwide civil unrest continues, Richard Parsons, one of America’s first Black Fortune 500 CEOs, presents business leaders with options for challenging the economic status quo. Parsons, the former Chairman of Citi, CBS, Time Warner, and the LA Clippers, underscores executive accountability to society as well as to shareholders. Harlem Children’s Zone incoming CEO Kwame Owusu-Kesse joins legendary investor Stanley Druckenmiller for a conversation about reinvesting profits into community infrastructure to disrupt systemic inequality. Druckenmiller recounts his investments--wins and losses--but considers his partnership with HCZ to be his best yet.
Jun 09, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening America
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Jun 09, 2020
IAC Chairman Barry Diller: Birdbrains, Business, & Social Justice; Jobs “Misclassification” Explained
The May jobs report encouraged investors last week, but it’s raising economists’ eyebrows this week. The Washington Post reporter Heather Long explains the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “misclassification” footnote that has all but eclipsed the encouraging signs of U.S. economic recovery. IAC and Expedia Chairman Barry Diller shares his bold calls for business leaders, from relationships with shareholders to responses to social justice demands.
Jun 08, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Crisis in America
Listen to CNBC's special report as traders focus on reopening the economy amid the Coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest around the U.S.
Jun 06, 2020
Walmart CEO & Business Roundtable Chairman Doug McMillon
Doug McMillon, Walmart CEO and Chairman of the Business Roundtable, announces the BRT’s new CEO collaborative committee to advance racial equity and justice solutions. In discussing his CNBC.com op ed, “And Justice for All: Unshackling the Potential for Every American,” Blue Meridian Partners’ Jim Shelton takes American executives to task. He says calls for justice and acknowledging history are not enough; he calls for corporate action beyond boardrooms and press releases. Plus, Allianz Chief Economic Advisor and Squawk Box regular Mohamed El-Erian makes sense of the market rebound in the face of two American crises. 
Jun 05, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 05, 2020
Marriott & Bank of America: Persistence & Progress
Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan discusses why his bank’s $1B pledge to address inequality is just the beginning of the financial industry’s work to effect social change. Arne Sorenson, CEO of the world’s largest hotel chain Marriott, emphasizes the importance of business leader coordination and persistence in the push for policy reform. 
Jun 04, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Jun 04, 2020
Harlem Children’s Zone, Johnson & Johnson: C-Suite & Community Change
President of the Harlem Children’s Zone, activist Geoffrey Canada, shares his cradle-to-career strategy in supporting young communities of color. Alex Gorsky, CEO of the world’s largest health care company Johnson & Johnson, pushes for productive conversations about inequality and diversity in the boardroom and corresponding concrete business plans beyond it. 
Jun 03, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Crisis in America
Listen to CNBC's special report as traders focus on reopening the economy amid the Coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest around the U.S.
Jun 03, 2020
Ariel’s Mellody Hobson: Corporate America, Talk Is Cheap
Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO of the largest African American-owned investment firm in the U.S., urges for genuine leadership among her corporate peers, and challenges them to stand up for justice beyond a well-meaning press release. Chairman and outgoing AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson vocally defended the Black Lives Matter movement in 2016 after the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling in Louisiana. Today, he reiterates his message that tolerance is not enough, and he urges other corporate leaders to facilitate impactful dialogue and action internally.
Jun 02, 2020
Special Report | Crisis In America
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Jun 02, 2020
America’s Two Crises
Protests continue across the country as Americans demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other black citizens who’ve died at the hands of the police. In a candid and powerful interview, Merck CEO Ken Frazier highlights economic opportunity--and lack thereof--in the United States racial divide. Robin Hood CEO, veteran, and author Wes Moore delivers a poignant commentary on protests that turn violent and the collective pain in the black community. 
Jun 01, 2020
Special Report | The Path Forward
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May 30, 2020
Twitter and Trump; Bank of America CEO on Economic Comeback
Twitter and President Trump spar over social media censorship. Former White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra suggests negotiating industry standards on appropriate content across social media platforms to help mitigate the escalating tensions. Plus, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan sees light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel as economies begin to reopen. 
May 29, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening
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May 29, 2020
Mark Zuckerberg & the Arbiters of Truth
“I don’t think that Facebook or internet platforms in general should be arbiters of truth.” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg considers social media’s obligation to censor--and not censor--information available on their platforms. In an extended interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin, Zuckerberg discusses his company’s role in politics, truth, and the future of work. Plus, Andrew reflects on the interview in a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod. 
May 28, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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May 28, 2020
Streaming Schedule: HBO Max & Papa John’s Delivery
“Our goal, frankly, is not to be Netflix.” AT&T’s incoming CEO John Stankey explains the company’s $4 billion bet on HBO Max. He shares his strategy for the platform, from its price point to its timeline and its rivals. Plus, Papa John’s delivers--profits, that is. May proved to be the chain’s best sales period in its 30+ year history. CEO Rob Lynch discusses pizza in the pandemic. 
May 27, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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May 27, 2020
The Race for a Vaccine; Tracker Apps; ‘The Art of Happiness’
Shopify’s ecommerce business has boomed over 70% since the pandemic began, and COO Harley Finkelstein credits the platform’s ability to connect entrepreneurs with their customers, wherever they might be. Merck joins the race for a Covid-19 vaccine, but former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is betting on more than one drug maker to see us through the pandemic. Arthur Brooks, columnist for The Atlantic and AEI President Emeritus, discusses escalating tensions between the U.S. and China and the pandemic’s role in shaping the future of American politics and values. Plus, China’s tech-savvy strategy curb Covid-19’s spread comes at a cost Americans may not be willing to pay. 
May 26, 2020
Robert Smith, Vista Equity Partners; PPP & Minority-Owned Businesses
Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners discusses his role working with the White House on the roll-out of PPP, and how to get the loans in the hands of the most in need, including minority-owned small businesses. Plus, Restaurateur Cameron Mitchell, founder and CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, discusses adapting to the “new normal” as businesses reopen. Cameron Mitchell operates over 30 restaurants across 12 states.
May 25, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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May 23, 2020
Joe Biden, Presidential Candidate & Former Vice President
“That’s not the capitalist system!” Apparent Democratic nominee Joe Biden discusses economic routes to American recovery, his tax proposals, taking a stance on China, and winning the progressive vote in November. Plus, Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin share their post-game analysis of the interview. 
May 22, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening
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May 22, 2020
Coca-Cola CEO; NJ Governor on Reopening: Data Determines Dates
New Jersey is reopening its beaches just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy explains his state’s strategy for getting back to business as the pandemic wages on. Plus Coca-Cola sales shrunk as restaurants, offices, and other away from home channels closed their doors. CEO James Quincey shares how Coca-Cola is attempting to make up for the lost business, and how he’s gauging consumer trends during the pandemic and beyond. Plus, how are you looking after your hair...and your home in isolation? The Squawk team reveals their methods for working from home, from Mr. Vacuum and Mr. Laundry to at-home hairdressing. 
May 21, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Travel & Contact Tracing
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May 21, 2020
Walmart CEO: When I think of the future, I think locally first
Doug McMillon, CEO of America’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer and one of the country’s biggest employers, discusses his company’s efforts to support Walmart’s current associates while simultaneously making 200,000 new hires during the pandemic. As Chairman of the Business Roundtable, McMillon outlines his view of corporate responsibility in a global crisis. Plus, first reports are rarely right. And even if they are, there’s usually more to the story. Joe, Becky, and Andrew discuss the value in providing context behind the day’s headlines. 
May 20, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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May 20, 2020
Magic Johnson; Galatoire’s New Orleans; Main Street Recovery
NBA legend and entrepreneur Magic Johnson has teamed up with MBE Capital Partners CEO Rafael Martinez to deploy $100 million to fund loans for minority- and women-owned small businesses hit by the Covid-19 shutdowns. Melvin Rodrigue, CEO of New Orleans iconic restaurant Galatoire’s, joined industry leaders at the White House for a meeting about the administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. He discusses what he and his fellow restaurateurs need to keep serving their customers--and their employees--after the pandemic. Plus, real estate magnate and hospitality CEO Barry Sternlicht is calling for U.S. businesses to reopen as long as they comply with health recommendations. As it is, he says, America’s Main Streets will never look the same. 
May 19, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Vaccine Latest
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May 19, 2020
Racing for a Vaccine: Moderna’s Phase 1 Human Trial
Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel shares the first human data for a Covid-19 vaccine program. Early results from the study are promising, and the markets agree. Surgeon, author, and The New Yorker staff writer Dr. Atul Gawande has a “Regimen for Reentry” as the United States plans reopening businesses in the wake of the pandemic. Plus, sagas from Silicon Valley: Grubhub spurns an Uber union, Softbank weathers a leadership and monetary loss, and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is taking on big tech (again) via Twitter. 
May 18, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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May 16, 2020
Life, Travel, & Security After a Pandemic
U.S. retail sales have plummeted as Americans cut back spending on non-essential items. Chinese businesses are largely up and running again, although CNBC Beijing Bureau Chief Eunice Yoon says life in the aftermath of the coronavirus looks very different from life before it. Mobile phones generate unique barcodes of health and travel data, and hazmat suits and temperature checkpoints are part of the country’s new normal. CEO of touchless airport security company CLEAR explains handsfree travel technology and health data collection in a post-Covid world. Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun is facing some backlash after he said that a major airline carrier may not survive the Covid crisis. CNBC’s Phil Lebeau discusses airline leadership and how lawmakers are now getting involved in the effort to socially distance plane passengers. Pilot Dennis Tajer, spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association, is calling for concrete guidance from the FAA and the Department of Transportation to keep the industry from collapsing.
May 15, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Remdesivir Challenges
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May 15, 2020
Eric Schmidt, Google’s Former CEO; A Potential “She-Cession” Looms
Eric Schmidt, Google’s former CEO and Executive Chairman, has teamed up with New York Governor Cuomo. Schmidt explains technology’s role in the Covid-19 pandemic, from surviving it to ending it, and through whatever comes afterward. In a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, Andrew Ross Sorkin shares context on the man who built Google into the behemoth we know today, and the backlash that comes with asking billionaires for help in a crisis. Plus, journalist and CNBC contributor Joanne Lipman says a successful economic reopening depends on supporting women in the workforce. 
May 14, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Recession vs. Reopening
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May 14, 2020
Kara Swisher on Elon Musk: He’s not bluffing
“I don’t love to compare him to Trump but these techniques…are not dissimilar.” Pivot podcast co-host and Silicon Valley journalist Kara Swisher talks Tesla and says Elon Musk is not bluffing in his threat to relocate his California manufacturing. Musk may be eager to reopen economies and get back to business, but Director of the NIAID Dr. Anthony Fauci is warning the U.S. about the dangers of reopening state economies too soon. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) discusses his state’s gradual reopening and the House Democrats’ $3T pandemic relief proposal. Plus, CEO of direct-to-consumer online shoe retailer M.Gemi explains how his company is ramping business back up as Italy’s economy reopens and America’s remains largely closed. 
May 13, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Democratic Aid
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May 13, 2020
Musk vs. California; Virgin Galactic Chairman; Crypto & Covid
Virgin Galactic Chairman, Social Capital founder, Facebook alumnus, and outspoken investor Chamath Palihapitiya weighs in on Tesla and its famed founder, the Fed’s controversial moves, and roles governments and businesses should play during a pandemic. Plus, bestselling author Ben Mezrich has teamed up with The Boston Globe in his newest work, a slow-release novella available chapter by chapter throughout May. The writer behind “The Social Network,” “Bitcoin Billionaires,” and “Q,” a 2015 book about a pandemic forcing New York City into quarantine speaks to our new world of crypto-investing, streaming, and staying home. 
May 12, 2020
Paul Tudor Jones: America’s Love of Freedom, Its Greatest Strength & Greatest Weakness
Hedge fund titan and Robin Hood founder Paul Tudor Jones weighs in on the markets, the American spirit, and charity amid the pandemic. Tonight’s Robin Hood Foundation Annual Benefit will be hosted virtually by Tina Fey. Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains the recently approved antigen test that identifies asymptomatic Covid carriers. PayPal CEO Dan Schulman shares how his platform is monitoring and accommodating shifting consumer behavior during the pandemic. Plus, Elon Musk’s busy weekend: filing a lawsuit against a California county and celebrating his partner Grimes’ first Mother’s Day with X Æ A-12.
May 11, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Your Business & Reopening America
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May 09, 2020
Unemployment Hits 14.7%; Uber CEO Navigating a Crisis
The historic April jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department revealed the highest level of unemployment since the Great Depression. Market historian and UPenn Wharton Professor Jeremy Siegel shares some context for these numbers, as well as his projections for America post-Covid. Plus, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi explains his plan to support and protect drivers providing essential services during the crisis. 
May 08, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: California Reopening & Moderna Vaccine
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
May 08, 2020
Goldman’s Former Head Lloyd Blankfein: Poverty & GDP Are Also Health Issues
Lloyd Blankfein, former Goldman Sachs CEO and famed risk manager, discusses reopening economies to spare Americans further economic--and possibly physical--damage, and he shares lessons learned from the last financial crisis. United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explains Covid diplomacy as the U.S. looks to China for help in ending the global pandemic. 
May 07, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Amazon Death & Child Illness
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May 07, 2020
Covid’s Mutations & Treatments; The (New) Office with Architectural Digest
A new report suggests that Covid-19 has mutated into a new, strong strain; former head of the FDA Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains the relationship between virus mutations and increased infectiousness. Adaptive Biotechnologies CEO explains how his company is working on developing coronavirus treatments using human immune systems. Plus, office culture as we know it may change once the pandemic subsides. Features Director at Architectural Digest Sam Cochran discusses building a new normal in the workplace.
May 06, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Pfizer Vaccine & Food Prices
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May 06, 2020
Doordash CEO & the Essential Gig Economy; Reddit Co-Founder; WeWork Saga Continued
United Airlines is warning employees about job cuts after it accepted federal aid to avoid layoffs. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reveals that this move may be just the beginning of Covid’s impact on the airline industry. Tech players big and small may have the ability to trace cases of coronavirus, but will they get permission? Reddit co-founder and venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian explains the challenge ahead for technologists as Americans weigh personal privacy against public health. Food delivery platform Doordash is teaming up with Pennsylvania’s Attorney General to keep essential delivery workers safe. The company’s CEO and the PA AG laud gig economy workers on the front lines of the pandemic. WeWork’s Adam Neumann is making headlines again; CNBC’s Deirdre Bosa discusses the latest chapter--and lawsuit--in the co-working intrigue. Plus, at-home haircuts, fridge staples’ rising costs, and social media tensions between China and the United States.
May 05, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Airlines & Future of Sports
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May 05, 2020
Warren Buffett: “Nothing can stop America”
Berkshire Hathaway’s 2020 annual shareholder meeting, the “Woodstock for Capitalists” -- which allows the company’s 40,000+ investors to question the Oracle of Omaha directly -- was hosted virtually for the first time ever. The four-hour live-streamed presentation and Q&A gave insight into Warren Buffett’s investing mindset amid the coronavirus crisis. Becky Quick joins the podcast with exclusive insight and highlights from the meeting. Chief Economic Adviser of Allianz, Mohamed El-Erian, discusses Warren Buffett’s take on the markets and the impact of the Fed’s emergency response to the coronavirus crisis. Plus, words of hope from Apple CEO Tim Cook to the class of 2020.
May 04, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Gilead & COVID-19 Testing
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
May 02, 2020
Gilead’s Remdesivir, the Drug that Could Treat Covid-19
Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day shares details of Remdesivir’s two positive trials against Covid-19. He explains collaboration among global drugmakers, the process of finding a treatment for coronavirus, and worldwide, equitable distribution of the drug once it’s developed. CNBC’s Senior Health Science Reporter Meg Tirrell traces the history of Remdesivir, as well as the world’s response to pandemics in the past. In a conversation exclusive to Squawk Pod, Tirrell tracks the drugmakers still in the race for a Covid vaccine and treatment, and she explains covering the pandemic accurately amid rapidly evolving headlines. 
May 01, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Healthcare & Reopening
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May 01, 2020
Elon Musk off Script; Jobless Claims with U.S. Labor Secretary; Former White House Insider Steve Bannon
Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s expletive-laced rant and subsequent tweet about American shelter-in-place orders has Wall Street and Main Street abuzz. The rolling total of Americans who’ve filed for unemployment in the last six weeks has topped 30 million; U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia assures Americans that there’s reason to hold on to optimism. Plus, former White House insider Steve Bannon takes on China and warns that the Chinese Communist Party will have to answer to citizens around the world who wonder about its role in the pandemic’s spread. 
Apr 30, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Gilead Latest
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Apr 30, 2020
Chasing Wellness: Gilead’s Remdesivir & Tools for Healthy Isolation
A new study from the NIAID revealed that at least 50% of Covid-19 patients treated with a 5-day dosage of Gilead’s Remdesivir reported improved symptoms and were discharged from the hospital within two weeks. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb describes the treatment as “part of a better toolbox” for fighting the coronavirus, but “not a home run.” Plus, Mindy Grossman, CEO of WW International, (formerly known as Weight Watchers) discusses keeping her business and our bodies well during quarantine. 
Apr 29, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Reopening Malls
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Apr 29, 2020
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin & Brown University President Christina Paxton
The Paycheck Protection Program resumed this week with a fresh infusion of $310 billion for America’s small businesses. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addresses flaws in the relief package, including why stimulus intended for small businesses inadvertently helped big players, like the LA Lakers and Shake Shack. Secretary Mnuchin, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, shares how how government relief will review large loans before granting forgiveness, and explains why this crisis is different from the problems in 2008. Plus, Brown University President Christina Paxton shares what it will take to reopen campus, from widespread testing to student body privacy concessions. 
Apr 28, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Expanding Testing
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Apr 28, 2020
NJ Governor: ‘Everyone’s got a plan until you’re punched in the face’
New York and New Jersey have the highest number of coronavirus cases and related deaths in the U.S. As leaders in other states plan to reopen businesses amid the pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy weighs the country’s preparedness for crisis and the state-by-state financial troubles brought on by widespread shutdowns. The New York Times Foreign Affairs columnist Tom Friedman highlights America’s need for strong and transparent leadership, especially in a pandemic. Plus genetic cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic Dr. Michael Ackerman, issues a warning about the cardiac risks that may accompany the widely-praised Covid-19 treatment, hydroxychloroquine. 
Apr 27, 2020
Special Report | The Path Forward: Your Business
In this CNBC special report, Shark Tank's Daymond John and individual business owners discuss challenges and struggles in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
Apr 25, 2020
Do Not Drink the Bleach; Another Round of Relief; Drafting from Home
An accidental post on the WHO website revealed that Gilead’s coronavirus treatment Remdesivir may fall short of the world’s high expectations. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains the various Covid-19 drugs in pharmaceutical pipelines and urges the public not to ingest disinfectant while they wait for an approved treatment. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) discusses entitlement costs and the additional coronavirus relief spending package approved by Congress. Plus, the show--or the NFL draft--must go on, even from home. 
Apr 24, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Apr 24, 2020
Another 4.4 Million; Reopening Georgia; Oil, Oil Everywhere
Description: The Labor Department’s latest jobless claims report revealed another 4.4 million Americans signed up for unemployment benefits, bringing the five-week total to over 26 million people. Despite backlash from health care officials and President Trump, Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp plans to begin reopening parts of the state’s economy, including spas, gyms, and beauty salons. A small business owner in Atlanta says she’s not ready. Virginia Senator Mark Warner explains the trouble with reopening state economies without sufficient data. Plus, longtime energy analyst and Pulitzer Prize winner Dan Yergin explains oil’s wild ride, its plummeted demand, and where all of the excess will go. 
Apr 23, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
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Apr 23, 2020
At-Home Covid Tests; Awash in Oil; U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow
Labcorp has developed the first FDA-approved at-home coronavirus test, available to first responders and frontline workers. Labcorp CEO Adam Schechter explains the process and what’s next in the battle against Covid. As people around the globe stay home, demand for oil has dropped to unprecedented levels, triggering one of the biggest oil routs in history and questions about where to store oil that no one needs. The White House’s voice on economic policy, NEC Director Larry Kudlow, explains the administration’s efforts to keep businesses afloat throughout the pandemic.  
Apr 22, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Federal Aid
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
Apr 22, 2020
Reopening the Economy: Howard Schultz, Connecticut Governor & Fmr. FDA Head
The price of U.S. crude oil plunged below zero for the first time in history. As the U.S. attempts to look beyond the pandemic, state leaders are planning to coordinate reopening their jurisdictions; Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is working with six other states, and he does not expect Connecticut’s schools to reopen earlier than May 20th. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the complications that accompany any timeline for reopening, from health liabilities to social distancing in a post-Covid society. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz considers America’s moral and economic obligation to support small business during the crisis. 
Apr 21, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Oil Plunge
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
Apr 21, 2020
Shake Shack’s Big Return; Microsoft’s President; Covid-Positive Plasma Treatments
In Washington and beyond, Americans debate the timeline and the pros and cons of getting back to work. CNBC’s Eamon Javers discusses the push for further federal assistance as small businesses nationwide struggle to stay afloat throughout the pandemic. Shake Shack originally received financial relief but has since returned it for redistribution among smaller businesses in more urgent need. Microsoft Teams and Microsoft-owned Skype have surged as employees around the world adapt to sheltering--and working--in place. Microsoft President and long-serving executive Brad Smith discusses the boost in platform usage and how Microsoft balances the Covid-19 crisis with everything else. Plus, the head of New Jersey’s largest hospital system has personally recovered from the coronavirus, and he explains a new technology using plasma from covid-positive patients to help the sick.  
Apr 20, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
Apr 18, 2020
Rooting for Remdesivir; Pharmaceuticals & the Push for Progress
Gilead’s experimental Covid-19 treatment caught the markets’ attention after STAT News reported encouraging early results in its phase 3 trial. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains the antiviral Remdesivir and explains its potential role in flattening the pandemic’s curve. French pharmaceutical company Sanofi has partnered with peer GlaxoSmithKline to develop a Covid-19 vaccine in the next 18 months. Sanofi has also partnered with a startup to create a coronavirus test using a smartphone. CEO Paul Hudson explains the news, the technology, and the path ahead for a healthier planet. 
Apr 17, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Restarting the Economy
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
Apr 17, 2020
Who Deserves a Bailout?
Former Administrator of the 9/11 Compensation Fund Ken Feinberg warns Americans to avoid drawing parallels between the Covid-19 pandemic and previous crises in history. He explores the moral hazard of supporting an economy reeling from an unexpected tragedy. Chairman of IAC Corp. Barry Diller expects the U.S. to come back to life in six months or possibly longer, but to get there, he says Americans will have to overcome their fear. In the meantime, everyone should get a bailout. Plus, Joe, Becky, and Andrew discuss what it will take to reopen the country and to keep it running. 
Apr 16, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Consumer Spending
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
Apr 16, 2020
Dr. Sam Waksal; Searching for Antibodies; A-Rod Goes “All In’ to Fight Hunger
Immunologist and former CEO of pharmaceuticals company ImClone Systems Dr. Sam Waksal explains the science that he believes will carry us through the coronavirus crisis. Scientists are looking to Covid-19 survivors for antibodies as they race to develop a vaccine, and testing kits may be easiest to find among the wealthy on Florida’s Fisher Island. Plus, Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin and Alex Rodriguez discuss the #AllInChallenge, encouraging celebrities to donate experiences and one-of-a-kind items to raise money for organizations addressing food insecurity during the pandemic.
Apr 15, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
Apr 15, 2020
Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine Hunt; Zoom Rooms; Activision Blizzard CEO’s Calls of Duty
Stephane Bancel, CEO of biotechnology company Moderna, maps out his timeline for a coronavirus vaccine and explains the details of Moderna’s Covid-19 study and the nuances of the human immune system. Zoom CFO Kelly Steckelberg explains the videoconferencing platform’s role in a pandemic and beyond. She addresses security concerns over “Zoom bombs” and considers the future of work. Plus Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, the company behind Candy Crush and Call of Duty, gave his personal phone number to all 10,000+ of his employees. He discusses connecting with his employees and his audience in a time of crisis. “I don’t even think there is a real ‘normal’ that’s going to exist for a while.”
Apr 14, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Back To Work
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
Apr 14, 2020
Mark Cuban: We are at an inflection point
“Banks are playing themselves.” Entrepreneur, investor, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban discusses the issues rolling out relief for small businesses. Richard Preston, writer for The New Yorker and author of “The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus” contemplates the fragility of the human species and the race for a vaccine. Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian suspects that the majority of companies will suspend forward-looking guidance this earnings season. 
Apr 13, 2020
Arianna Huffington: It’s more important than ever to disconnect from screens and reconnect with ourselves
Businesswoman, author, and co-founder of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington discusses life after Covid-19 with Andrew Ross Sorkin at CNBC Events’ first virtual conference, “At Work: Leadership and Management Amid Crisis.” She shares her perspective on how we live, work, and unplug as we shelter in place, and how our connectivity--to work and to ourselves--will change once the pandemic subsides. 
Apr 10, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
Apr 10, 2020
Bill Gates: It’s the nightmare we’ve been talking about
Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been thinking about global preparedness for a pandemic for years. In a conversation with Becky Quick, Gates discusses the race for a coronavirus vaccine, when the world will get back to normal, and what that “normal” will look like. 
Apr 09, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Testing The Lows
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
Apr 09, 2020
Coronavirus’s Alarming Impact on African-Americans; What Do We Do After?
“There is going to be a wrenching debate about who got bailed out, and who didn't.” Tom Friedman, foreign affairs columnist at The New York Times, discusses the difficult debates society must have once the Coronavirus passes its peak. John Hope Bryant, chairman and CEO of Operation Hope, on the economic impact on small businesses run by entrepreneurs of color. On a larger scale, PVH CEO Manny Chirico says his company has furloughed about 75% of its workforce in North America as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and other PVH-brand stores have been closed since mid-March.
Apr 08, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Outbreak
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
Apr 08, 2020
U.S. Labor Secretary on ‘Phase 4’ Relief Program: Let’s keep our eyes open
The CEO of Slack, the internal messaging service now keeping thousands of office teams connected during worldwide shelter-in-place orders, discusses staying connected with colleagues and growing his own business. U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia believes the current small business relief legislation is running well, but admits that it may not be perfect. He weighs in on the possibility of a “Phase 4” federal pandemic relief program. Robert Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, discusses next steps in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. 
Apr 07, 2020
Special Report: Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the novel Coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
Apr 07, 2020
Dr. Scott Gottlieb: This will change American life
As some areas around the world begin to see coronavirus death tolls decline, officials in the United States are hopeful that American fatalities will also level off. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb grounds expectations for life after the pandemic with historical perspective. 31 million small businesses are scrambling to take advantage of relief programs before the $350 billion of federal funds run out; American Bankers Association President and CEO Robert Nichols explains how the banks are trying to keep up with demand. Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney shares how restaurants are using his platform to stay afloat during the pandemic. Plus, Father James Martin, Jesuit priest and author, discusses faith in humanity during a global crisis.
Apr 06, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: Your Business
Listen to CNBC's special report, The Path Forward: Your Business. We’ll discuss the challenges facing independent businesses with ‘The Profit’ himself, Marcus Lemonis.
Apr 04, 2020
“The Hot Zone” Author Richard Preston: There will be more in the future
Richard Preston, writer for The New Yorker and author of “The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus,” discusses the patterns of virus outbreaks throughout history and shares what may be ahead for the planet. Plus, 10 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the last few weeks, and the unemployment rate jumped nearly one full percent to 4.4% in the last month. Former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew discusses the latest report from the Department of Labor and the government’s plans to save small business in America. 
Apr 03, 2020
Special Report | Markets in Turmoil: The Path Forward
CNBC's special report will focus on the path forward for individual business owners here in the U.S. Listen for insight from The Profit's Marcus Lemonis, Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary and Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg with details on what her company is doing to help.
Apr 03, 2020
6.6 Million Americans; Stony Brook University Hospital CEO
A record 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman and Daniel Tarullo, the former Federal Reserve Governor who led the Fed’s financial regulatory reforms in the wake of the financial crisis, talk through that grim and staggering number and what could be next for the pandemic-afflicted economy. Stony Brook University Hospital CEO Carol Gomes shares strategies for supporting health care workers and Covid-19 patients in the NYC metropolitan area. 
Apr 02, 2020
Special Report: Markets in Turmoil
Listen to CNBC's special report on how the coronavirus outbreak is spreading in the United States, and how it's continuing to hit stock markets around the world.
Apr 02, 2020
Amazon Warehouse Safety; Wartime Production Laws in a Health Crisis; Mortgages in a Pandemic
Former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb hopes the rate of Covid-19 infections in New York will start to slow next week, but wildcards like Texas and Florida could push the nation’s death toll close to the President’s sobering new estimates. Eurasia Group’s Ian Bremmer explains whether the federal government will use wartime production laws to force companies to make essentials during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, mortgage applications to buy a home have plummeted 24% during the health crisis, and an Amazon worker led a protest about unsafe conditions in a New York warehouse, was fired, and is still speaking out about worker protection during the coronavirus pandemic. 
Apr 01, 2020
Anheuser Busch InBev’s Hand Sanitizer; Burger King’s Safety Measures; Food Insecurity with Russell Wilson
“We are in a John F. Kennedy moment.” Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter has taken his private jet company into “Meals Up” mode. Inspired by NFL Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and singer/songwriter Ciara, Wheels Up and its members are donating 10 million meals to Feeding America, a nonprofit devoted to providing relief for the food insecure in the U.S. Wilson and Dichter urge other business leaders to help struggling Americans as the pandemic wages on. The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, is pivoting its business as well. CEO Carlos Brito explains why and how his company is making hand sanitizer as well as Budweiser in a global health crisis. Plus, Jose Cil, CEO of Restaurant Brands, owner of Burger King and Popeyes, says it’s business as usual, serving millions safely around the world. 
Mar 31, 2020
Virus Vaccine is One Step Closer
“This is a bit of a moonshot for J&J.” Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson Alex Gorsky discusses its experimental vaccine for COVID-19 that will begin clinical trials by September, and could be available for emergency use authorization in early 2021. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says deaths in the U-S related to the virus would likely peak toward the end of April and suggests that life might start returning to normal after the middle of May.
Mar 30, 2020
Dr. Atul Gawande: We need a national shelter-in-place
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.
Mar 27, 2020
Paul Tudor Jones: We’re going to kick this bug’s ass
"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. 
Mar 26, 2020
Ben Bernanke: This is closer to a snowstorm than the Depression
“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.”
Mar 25, 2020
Boeing CEO on Airline Bailouts; Covid-19 Test Ramp Up
“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. 
Mar 24, 2020
Hedge Funder: Shut the markets down
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. 
Mar 23, 2020
Former FDA Chief: There’s an end to this
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. 
Mar 20, 2020
A Restaurateur in Crisis and Hedge Fund Titan Ray Dalio
“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. 
Mar 19, 2020
Mark Cuban: No Buybacks; Bailing Out Boeing; Staying Safe
“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. 
Mar 18, 2020
Reddit Founder: Stay Home! and Regeneron’s Possible Coronavirus Breakthrough
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. 
Mar 17, 2020
Pandemic “Peak,” Faster Testing, Uber’s Lost Rides
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.
Mar 16, 2020
Special Episode: Life in China During an Outbreak
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.
Mar 13, 2020
A Pandemic, A Passenger, & A Market Plunge
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. 
Mar 12, 2020
Coronavirus Cancel Culture; Fact, Fiction, & Financial Fallout
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. 
Mar 11, 2020
March Market Madness; Ariel Investments; Saudi Oil Output
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.
Mar 10, 2020
Crude (Oil) Realities; Italian Lockdown; Hedge Fund Manager Kyle Bass
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.
Mar 09, 2020
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Jamie Dimon’s Recovery
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.
Mar 06, 2020
Real Estate Moguls Sam Zell & Howard Lorber; Bloomberg Bets on Biden
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. 
Mar 05, 2020
Market Roller Coaster; Robinhood’s Outage; Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
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.
Mar 04, 2020
Making the Cut; Home, the Healthiest Office
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. 
Mar 03, 2020
Superbug in the U.S.; Market Morale; Remembering Jack Welch
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.
Mar 02, 2020
Warren Buffett & Berkshire 2.0; Market Sell-Off
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.
Feb 28, 2020
Warren Buffett on Banks, Boards, & Scandal; Coronavirus Fears Hit Wall Street
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. 
Feb 27, 2020
Warren Buffett & Bitcoin; Virgin Galactic Chairman; Disney’s New CEO
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.”
Feb 26, 2020
Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger; Pain at the Ports; Resisting the Dip
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.
Feb 25, 2020
Ask Warren Buffett
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.
Feb 24, 2020
Outer Space Investing; Markets During an Outbreak
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. 
Feb 21, 2020
Bloomberg’s First Debate; Trouble in Toyland; Morgan Stanley Goes Shopping
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. 
Feb 20, 2020
Department of Justice’s Antitrust Chief; Amazon Seller Supply Chains; Pardoning Day
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. 
Feb 19, 2020
Apple’s Warning; Coronavirus Currency; The Democrats’ New Debater
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.
Feb 18, 2020
Bill Murray Stories
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.
Feb 17, 2020
Delta Air Lines CEO; Biden’s Donors; Operation Hope CEO
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!
Feb 14, 2020
Massachusetts Suing Juul; Wall Street’s Voters; The Dow’s Next Milestone
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.
Feb 13, 2020
Quarantined on a Cruise Ship; New Hampshire Feels the “Bern”
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.
Feb 12, 2020
Telecom’s Mega-Merger; The Granite State Primary; JetBlue’s President
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.
Feb 11, 2020
WeWork’s Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure; Parasite’s Big Night
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. 
Feb 10, 2020
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi & AT&T Chairman & CEO Randall Stephenson
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. 
Feb 07, 2020
Twitter’s CFO; Mayor Buttigieg’s Tech Support; On the Ground in China
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. 
Feb 06, 2020
Disney’s Q1; Elon-gated Wealth; Memes from the SOTU
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. 
Feb 05, 2020
Tesla’s Wild Ride with Investor Ron Baron
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.
Feb 04, 2020
Iowa Votes; Misinformation Goes Viral; Bezos Takes a “DNA Test”
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.
Feb 03, 2020
Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO; Amazon at $1 Trillion; IBM; Billion Dollar Brands
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.
Jan 31, 2020
Tesla’s Surge; Deals in 2020; Piloting the 737
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.
Jan 30, 2020
Boeing CEO; Apple’s Q4; Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)
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.
Jan 29, 2020
Fmr. FDA Commissioner; Casino Companies & the Coronavirus; Huawei
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.
Jan 28, 2020
Coronavirus; Bloomberg’s Campaign Manager; Billionaire Robert Smith
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. 
Jan 27, 2020
Palantir CEO Alex Karp & CNBC’s Davos Team
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.
Jan 24, 2020
Davos Day 3: Jamie Dimon, J.P. Morgan Chase CEO & Chairman
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. 
Jan 23, 2020
Davos Day 2: President Donald J. Trump
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. 
Jan 22, 2020
Davos Day 1: Carlyle Co-Founder David Rubenstein
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.
Jan 21, 2020
Jane Goodall: Conservationist, Scientist, Humanitarian
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.
Jan 20, 2020
Twitter Co-Founder; NFL & Billionaires; Airbnb News
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.
Jan 17, 2020
“Netflix & Chilll’d”; Apple’s Encryption; Sustainability Investing
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. 
Jan 16, 2020
China Hawks on Phase One; NYT’s Nick Kristof; Power of the Pea
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).
Jan 15, 2020
World’s Largest Money Manager Changes Course
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. 
Jan 14, 2020
Bachelor in Space; Boeing’s New CEO
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.
Jan 13, 2020
Clowns, Monkeys, & Planes; Dissecting Donors; Jobs Friday
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