U.S. sanctions Cuban officials over crackdown on protests as Biden warns: ‘This is just the beginning’

PoliticsU.S. sanctions Cuban officials over crackdown on protests as Biden warns: 'This is just the beginning'Published Thu, Jul 22 20211:55 PM EDTUpdated 2 Hours AgoAmanda Macias@amanda_m_maciasShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points The Biden administration imposed sanctions on Cuba's defense minister and...

European Central Bank vows a ‘persistently accommodative’ stance in new guidance

Central BanksEuropean Central Bank vows a 'persistently accommodative' stance in new guidancePublished Thu, Jul 22 20217:49 AM EDTUpdated Thu, Jul 22 202110:30 AM EDTElliot Smith@ElliotSmithCNBCShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points The euro zone central bank's Governing Council revised its forward guidance...

Twitter posts fastest revenue growth since 2014 in pandemic rebound

TechTwitter posts fastest revenue growth since 2014 in pandemic reboundPublished Thu, Jul 22 20214:06 PM EDTUpdated Moments AgoJordan Novet@jordannovetShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points Twitter's revenue growth accelerated and surpassed analysts' expectations. The social media company introduced its first subscription service...

U.S. launched overnight airstrikes on the Taliban to support Afghan forces

PoliticsU.S. launched overnight airstrikes on the Taliban to support Afghan forcesPublished Thu, Jul 22 20214:11 PM EDTAmanda Macias@amanda_m_maciasShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points The U.S. conducted overnight airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby would not provide further...

Delta variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases known, CDC director says

Health and ScienceDelta variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases known, CDC director says Published Thu, Jul 22 20215:19 PM EDTUpdated Moments AgoRich Mendez@richmendezcnbcShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points The delta Covid variant is one of the most infectious...

Intel beats, but guides to lower margins for Q3

TechIntel beats, but guides to lower margins for Q3Published Thu, Jul 22 20214:08 PM EDTUpdated 2 Min AgoKif Leswing@kifleswingShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points Intel reported second-quarter earnings on Thursday in CEO Pat Gelsinger's second earnings report at the helm of...

The internet outage that took down several major websites seems to be fixed

TechThe internet outage that took down several major websites seems to be fixedPublished Thu, Jul 22 202112:18 PM EDTUpdated 2 Hours AgoLauren Feiner@lauren_feinerShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailErik Isakson | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesKey Points Several major websites briefly went down in...

‘Mini trade war’ imminent? EU rejects the UK’s attempts to overhaul the Brexit deal

Europe Politics‘Mini trade war’ imminent? EU rejects the UK's attempts to overhaul the Brexit deal Published Thu, Jul 22 20219:31 AM EDTUpdated 6 Hours AgoElliot Smith@ElliotSmithCNBCShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points U.K. Brexit Minister David Frost and Secretary of State for...

Mercedes plans to go all-electric by the end of the decade

Sustainable EnergyMercedes plans to go all-electric by the end of the decadePublished Thu, Jul 22 202110:50 AM EDTUpdated 2 Hours AgoAnmar FrangoulShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points "The EV shift is picking up speed," Ola Källenius, who heads up both Daimler...

U.S. jobless claims show surprise gain, well above expectations

EconomyU.S. jobless claims show surprise gain, well above expectationsPublished Thu, Jul 22 20218:31 AM EDTUpdated 4 Hours AgoJeff Cox@jeff.cox.7528@JeffCoxCNBCcomShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points Weekly jobless claims totaled 419,000 for the week ended July 17, above the 350,000 estimate. The total...

Europe’s travel industry is on a knife edge as Covid surges, again

Health and ScienceEurope's travel industry is on a knife edge as Covid surges, againPublished Thu, Jul 22 20215:03 AM EDTUpdated Thu, Jul 22 20217:53 AM EDTHolly Ellyatt@HollyEllyattShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points During the Covid pandemic, perhaps no other industry has...

Didi shares drop on report China is planning unprecedented penalties

MarketsDidi shares drop on report China is planning unprecedented penaltiesPublished Thu, Jul 22 20218:09 AM EDTUpdated 2 Hours AgoYun Li@YunLi626ShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points Bloomberg News reported Chinese regulators are planning a slew of punishments against Didi, including a fine...

Chinese prosecutor, ex-NYPD cop charged with stalking, harassing U.S. residents on behalf of China

PoliticsChinese prosecutor, ex-NYPD cop charged with stalking, harassing U.S. residents on behalf of ChinaPublished Thu, Jul 22 202111:54 AM EDTDan Mangan@_DanManganAmanda Macias@amanda_m_maciasShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points A prosecutor from China, a former New York City Police Department detective sergeant and...

Unilever CEO ‘fully committed’ to Israel business after Ben & Jerry’s stops selling in occupied territories

RetailUnilever CEO 'fully committed' to Israel business after Ben & Jerry's stops selling in occupied territoriesPublished Thu, Jul 22 202111:53 AM EDTUpdated 49 Min AgoNadine El-Bawab@nadineelbawabShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points The CEO of Ben & Jerry's parent company Unilever sought...

British fintech boss sounds the alarm about ‘dangers’ of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

TechBritish fintech boss sounds the alarm about 'dangers' of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies Published Thu, Jul 22 20218:53 AM EDTRyan Browne@Ryan_Browne_ShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points The finance industry must remain vigilant about fraud in the unregulated crypto market, Starling CEO...

The bond market is torn over the potential for higher inflation and lower growth

MarketsThe bond market is torn over the potential for higher inflation and lower growthPublished Wed, Jul 21 20213:51 PM EDTJeff Cox@jeff.cox.7528@JeffCoxCNBCcomShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points A volatile environment for government bonds is reflecting worries about both slower growth and stubborn...

Visa makes another big bet on fintech, buying UK payments start-up Currencycloud

TechVisa makes another big bet on fintech, buying UK payments start-up CurrencycloudPublished Thu, Jul 22 20217:03 AM EDTUpdated Thu, Jul 22 202110:24 AM EDTRyan Browne@Ryan_Browne_ShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points Visa is buying Currencycloud in a deal valuing the British payments...

UK digital bank Starling trims losses as revenue skyrockets 600%

TechUK digital bank Starling trims losses as revenue skyrockets 600%Published Thu, Jul 22 20215:38 AM EDTUpdated Thu, Jul 22 20216:08 AM EDTRyan Browne@Ryan_Browne_ShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points Losses totaled £23.3 million in the six months ending March 2021, down 55%...

Indonesia reported the highest new Covid cases in the world last week, says WHO

Health and ScienceIndonesia reported the highest new Covid cases in the world last week, says WHOPublished Thu, Jul 22 20215:34 AM EDTUpdated Thu, Jul 22 20218:58 AM EDTAbigail Ng@abigailngwyShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points While the numbers appear to be coming...

Shares of Australian miner BHP jump 3% after news of nickel supply deal with Tesla

Asia MarketsShares of Australian miner BHP jump 3% after news of nickel supply deal with TeslaPublished Thu, Jul 22 202112:08 AM EDTUpdated Thu, Jul 22 202112:47 AM EDTWeizhen Tan@weizentShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points BHP said Thursday it will be supplying...

Smartphone shipments in India fell 13% on-quarter as Chinese firms maintain their stronghold

TechSmartphone shipments in India fell 13% on-quarter as Chinese firms maintain their strongholdPublished Thu, Jul 22 20212:39 AM EDTSaheli Roy Choudhury@sahelircShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points Smartphone makers shipped about 32.4 million devices in India between April and June, according to...

Chinese economist uses keynote speech to discuss competition with the U.S.

China EconomyChinese economist uses keynote speech to discuss competition with the U.S. Published Wed, Jul 21 20218:00 PM EDTUpdated Thu, Jul 22 202112:07 AM EDTEvelyn Cheng@chengevelynShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points Liu Yuhui, an economist at a government think tank, gave...

Bitcoin extends gains, climbing above $32,000 as cryptocurrencies rebound from sell-off

TechBitcoin extends gains, climbing above $32,000 as cryptocurrencies rebound from sell-offPublished Wed, Jul 21 20216:14 AM EDTUpdated 40 Min AgoRyan Browne@Ryan_Browne_Tanaya Macheel@tanayamacShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points Bitcoin extended its comeback from a brutal sell-off, advancing more than 7% and briefly...

Stocks rally for a second day, Dow jumps more than 200 points to recoup Monday’s losses

MarketsStocks rally for a second day, Dow jumps more than 200 points to recoup Monday's lossesPublished Tue, Jul 20 20216:02 PM EDTUpdated 11 Min AgoTanaya Macheel@tanayamacMaggie Fitzgerald@mkmfitzgeraldShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailVIDEO5:1505:15Markets are heading for an unavoidable risk-off episode, Knapp saysThe Exchange...

U.S., Germany strike a deal to allow completion of controversial Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline

PoliticsU.S., Germany strike a deal to allow completion of controversial Russian Nord Stream 2 pipelinePublished Wed, Jul 21 20212:54 PM EDTUpdated An Hour AgoAmanda Macias@amanda_m_maciasShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points The United States and Germany reached an agreement to allow completion...

Ethereum price rises after Elon Musk confirms he owns the cryptocurrency

TechEthereum price rises after Elon Musk confirms he owns the cryptocurrencyPublished Wed, Jul 21 20212:32 PM EDTUpdated 2 Hours AgoLora Kolodny@lorakolodnyShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points The price of cryptocurrency Ethereum rose on Wednesday after Elon Musk confirmed he owns it....

The beta Covid variant is causing concerns in Europe. Should we be worried?

Health and ScienceThe beta Covid variant is causing concerns in Europe. Should we be worried?Published Wed, Jul 21 20217:00 AM EDTUpdated 3 Hours AgoHolly Ellyatt@HollyEllyattShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points There are quiet concerns in parts of Europe about the Covid...

ECB set to tweak guidance to reflect its new 2% inflation target

Europe EconomyECB set to tweak guidance to reflect its new 2% inflation targetPublished Wed, Jul 21 202111:04 AM EDTAnnette Weisbach@AnnetteCNBCShareShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via EmailKey Points The European Central Bank's new inflation target and its possible effects on monetary policy will be...