• personal finance Jan 24

    110 Million Consumers Could See Their Credit Scores Change Under New FICO Scoring

    Americans who are struggling to pay off their debt could see lower FICO credit scores in their future, especially if they miss payments. Fair Isaac Corp., the company behind the popular FICO credit score, announced the launch of its latest FICO 10 model today, Jan. 23, that will start incorporating consumers’ debt levels into their scoring model.

  • Child Care Jan 21

    Oh, Baby! 3 Steps to Prepare Your Finances for Your New Arrival

    If you think bringing a new human into the world is daunting, wait until you see what he or she will do to your budget. It will cost a middle-income married couple an average of $233,610 to raise a child from birth through age 17, according to 2015 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In fact, your child is costing...

  • money Jan 10

    Do Your Teens Understand Money? 10 Tips to Start the Conversation

    The tween and early teen years can be a tricky time for kids. Not only are they encountering new social situations and gaining more responsibility, they are also forming a big part of their relationship with money. “Kids this age are old enough to really understand how money works,” said Chantel Bonneau, a wealth management advisor at Northwestern Mutual. “They…

  • Starbucks Jan 7

    Starbucks Introduces New Nondairy Drinks and Tests Oat Milk

    Starbucks announced Tuesday that it would introduce oat milk regionally and add two new dairy-free drinks to its U.S. and Canadian menus. Oat milk will be coming to 1,300 cafes in the Midwest.

  • Donald Trump Dec 30, 2019

    Trump Faces Backlash After Retweeting Post Revealing Alleged Whistleblower’s Name

    President Donald Trump is facing backlash for retweeting over the weekend a post that revealed the alleged name of the whistleblower whose report triggered the Ukraine investigation that eventually led to Trump’s impeachment. The retweet appears to have since been deleted, and the surfermom77 account where the tweet originated appears to have been removed from Twitter.

  • CNBC Dec 5, 2019

    United CEO Oscar Munoz to Step Down, President Scott Kirby Will Take Over

    United Airlines announced Thursday that CEO Oscar Munoz will turn over day-to-day management of the airline next spring to President Scott Kirby, who will become company’s chief executive officer. The change happens in May, when Munoz becomes executive chairman, succeeding Jane Garvey, who is retiring from the board. The announcement ends speculation Kirby could be hired to replace Doug Parker...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Why ‘The Mandalorian’ Episodes Are Short and Arrive on Disney+ Once a Week

    In an era in which binge-watching is the new norm, Disney+ is breaking the mold — at least with its new content. While episodes of old Disney shows can be watched one right after another, all of Disney’s new programming is being doled out in weekly installments, just like traditional cable. Then there are the shorter-than-average episodes.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    NBC Names Its New Streaming Service ‘Peacock’

    NBCUniversal’s new streaming service will be named “Peacock,” the company announced Tuesday. The ad and subscription-supported service will roll out in April with 15,000 hours of content including “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.” The Comcast-owned company said it would announce pricing details closer to the launch.

  • Sep 4, 2019

    Trump Rolls Back Regulations on Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

    The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that it will roll back requirements for more energy efficient light bulbs, a set of rules that could lead to increased green house gas emissions that accelerate global warming. The filing from the Energy Department would prevent new efficiency requirements from implementation on Jan. 1 under a previous law passed during President George W....

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Apparel Retailer Forever 21 Weighs Bankruptcy Filing

    Apparel retailer Forever 21 is considering filing for bankruptcy as efforts to restructure its debt run dry, a person familiar with the situation told CNBC. The retailer has been exploring restructuring options to shore up its liquidity as it struggles with its business, CNBC previously reported. Those efforts, though, have stalled, making a bankruptcy more likely. It could not be...

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Disney+ Is Cheap, Chock-Full of Content and Poised for a Massive November Launch

    With a little more than two months before the debut of its streaming service, Disney dazzled its hardcore fans with celebrity guests and teaser trailers over the weekend at its D23 Expo. The company showcased a number of programs it had previously announced, like “Lady and the Tramp,” “WandaVision” and “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” as well as a...

  • Aug 21, 2019

    CBO Expects Deficit to Grow More Than Projected, Warns That Tariff Hikes Could Harm Growth

    Federal deficits are expected to swell to higher levels over the next decade than previously expected, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in a new report Wednesday. The CBO also said that President Donald Trump’s tariffs are projected to shrink gross domestic product by 2020, and warned that further tariff hikes could stifle economic growth. The U.S. budget deficit is...

  • Jun 29, 2019

    FDA Investigates Link Between Some Pet Foods, Canine Heart Disease

    The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a potential link between certain brands of dog food, including Blue Buffalo, Merrick and Rachael Ray Nutrish, and an increased risk of heart disease in pets. The agency is looking into more than 500 cases of canine heart disease, identifying the brands of dog food that have been most frequently fed to pets...

  • Jun 21, 2019

    Donald Trump Sexually Assaulted E. Jean Carroll in the Mid-1990s, Writer Says in New Book

    The writer E. Jean Carroll says in a new book that President Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman store in New York City in the mid-1990s. A description of the alleged attack was excerpted by New York magazine in an article published Friday. The White House did not return CNBC’s request for comment,...

  • Jun 1, 2019

    Trump’s Mexico Tariffs Risk Pricing Some Americans Out of Buying a Car

    Honda’s head of American operations, Henio Arcangeli, worries that President Donald Trump’s latest proposal to slap a 5% tariff on auto imports from Mexico will price some Americans out of cars just when auto prices are near record highs. “The tariffs will be a problem for us and everyone else in the industry,” Arcangeli said in an interview. Like many...

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Single Mom Tries to Get Tax Refund Back After Government Takes It

    As she scanned the letter’s black type, Alexis Patterson felt herself go numb. “The U.S. Department of Treasury … applied all or part of your payment to delinquent debt that you owe,” it read. Patterson stopped reading. One thing mattered now. The single mother would not receive her $3,063 tax refund, including her child tax credit. The government would instead...

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Massive ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Footage Leak Hits Twitter, Reddit

    Marvel fans are being warned to stay away from social media after leaked footage from the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame” was found circulating online. Walt Disney has kept the film shrouded in so much secrecy that even journalists and critics weren’t permitted to see the film ahead of its premiere. Those who have viewed the clip have called it “spoiler heavy.”...

  • Apr 15, 2019

    ‘Talk Stoop’ host Nessa drills celebs on their first big purchase — then admits her own major buy

    “Talk Stoop” host Nessa asked celebrities to reveal their first major saved-up-for purchase. Her interview was part of CNBC’s new initiative, “Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow” — a partnership with Acorns that focuses on improving America’s money knowledge.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    Linda McMahon Resigns as SBA Administrator

    The head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, announced Friday she is stepping down from the role. A former wrestling executive and major Republican donor, McMahon was tapped for the job by President Donald Trump in late 2016.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    Facebook Won’t Let Users Opt Out of a Feature That Lets People Look Up Profiles Using Phone Numbers Provided for Security Reasons

    Facebook asked users to add their phone numbers as an extra security measure, but now users are learning their numbers are being used as a way to look up their profiles and even target them with ads, without the option to opt out. TechCrunch first reported the feature after Jeremy Burge, who runs the site Emojipedia, called it out in...

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