Month: September 2020

Joshua Harris, Apollo Global Management Co-Founder speaks during the 2020 Delivering Alpha conference on Sept. 30th, 2020. CNBC A notable private equity investor said Wednesday that the boom in special purpose acquisition companies was not just a passing fad. Apollo Global Management co-founder Joshua Harris said at the Delivering Alpha conference presented by CNBC and
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CNBC’s Scott Wapner talks to Chamath Palihapitiya, Social Capital Founder and Chief Executive Officer during the 2020 Delivering Alpha conference on Sept. 30th, 2020. CNBC Outspoken technology investor Chamath Palihapitiya said Wednesday that the Federal Reserve will have more influence over the markets in the next four years than whomever takes the White House in November. 
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Association of Flight Attendants International President Sara Nelson joins airline executives, fellow union heads and political leaders to call on Congress to pass an extension of the Payroll Support Program to save thousands of jobs, during a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol September 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images The
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Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group Chairman and CEO, speaking during the 2020 Delivering Alpha conference on Sept. 30th, 2020. CNBC Starwood’s Barry Sternlicht expects high flying technology stocks to fall from their heights if Former Vice President Joe Biden wins the 2020 election and Democrats take control of both chambers of Congress.   ”Maybe long term, two,
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Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Datadog — Shares of Datadog popped more than 11% after the cloud security platform announced a new strategic partnership with Microsoft’s cloud computing service Azure. Datadog will now be available in the Azure console as a first-class service, the company said. Nikola — Nikola soared 11% after
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Robert Smith, the billionaire chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, said Wednesday that there’s a marked disparity in investment opportunities between the public and private markets. Smith, who spoke with CNBC’s David Faber from the Delivering Alpha conference, said that his firm continues to look at high-growth investments in enterprise software versus more mature areas
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According to Mark Cuban, a second stimulus package should give all American households a $1,000 stimulus check every two weeks for the next two months — and they must use that money within 10 days to promote spending and help keep businesses open.  But Cuban’s “Shark Tank” co-star, Barbara Corcoran disagrees with her friend’s “use it
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With elementary and high school around the world attending school virtually this fall, hotels are selling an unlikely travel opportunity — the “schoolcation.” Families are being enticed from their homes by hotels promising a change of scenery alongside tutoring, round-the-clock tech help and after-school activities that are more fun than what’s available back home.   Relieving
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The rise in popularity of home cooking that occurred early in the coronavirus pandemic has been sustained, according to McCormick & Company CEO Lawrence Kurzius.  “This has really become a trend that’s becoming a habit,” Kurzius said in an interview Tuesday on CNBC’s “Mad Money.”  Shares of the spice maker fell 2.7% on Tuesday to $189.89 apiece, following
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Money manager Loreen Gilbert is optimistic the market will return to all-time highs this year, and it has nothing to do with who wins the presidential election. She’s building her case on a strong — albeit uneven — economic recovery. “You can’t fight the train that’s already in motion,” WealthWise Financial CEO, told CNBC’s “Trading
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Getty Images The big question over whether Congress will pass another coronavirus stimulus bill is, will they or won’t they? From jobs to savings to retirement plans, the coronavirus pandemic has upended many Americans’ financial lives. And that has resulted in millions of people facing serious financial hardship. They are hoping for more relief, including
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An indoor farming start-up that heralds itself as the future of agriculture and has Martha Stewart on its board announced Tuesday it is going public through a reverse merger, the latest in a series of blank-check deals during the coronavirus pandemic.   Kentucky-based AppHarvest is merging with special purpose acquisition company Novus Capital Corp., while picking up $475 million
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David M. Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, speaks during the Milken Institute’s 22nd annual Global Conference in Beverly Hills, April 29, 2019 Mike Blake | Reuters Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon restructured several of his businesses and named new heads for the bank’s asset management and consumer and wealth management divisions.  The moves announced
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Bobbi Brown, who left her eponymous cosmetics company in 2016, is now founder and CEO of Beauty Evolution. Source: Ben Ritter Navigating the pandemic hasn’t been easy for business owners. Serial entrepreneur Bobbi Brown is no exception. The beauty icon, who sold her eponymous cosmetics company to Estée Lauder in 1995, is now founder and
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J.P. Morgan Chase has quietly settled a long-running lawsuit that had accused the bank of manipulating precious metals markets with “spoofing” trades. And the bank is set to pay $920 million to resolve government investigations for similar alleged conduct in the precious metals and Treasury futures markets, CNBC has learned. A penalty of that size
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Bang Si-Hyuk is know as the mastermind behind K-pop sensation BTS, since he brought the boy band together in 2013. On Monday, his company, artist management firm Big Hit Entertainment, set its IPO share price at 135,000 South Korean won, which is approximately $115 per piece, valuing the company at over $4.1 billion.  That means Bang, its
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BTS attend the Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frazer Harrison | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images SINGAPORE — The highly anticipated market debut of Big Hit Entertainment, the music label behind South Korean K-pop megastars BTS, will shift South Korea’s public listing landscape
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