The bull market is fake news but America will still outperform

Markets watchers are buzzing off Tuesday’s all-time peak for the S&P 500, tying the record for the longest bull run in history. But investors shouldn’t get carried away, some strategists warned Wednesday as soaring equities are currently unique to the U.S., amid a backdrop of waning returns everywhere else. This is the position of Ian…

CNBC International Midday Briefing

CNBC market reporters bring you the latest on the stock markets throughout the day as well as fast, accurate, and actionable business news. Source link

Facebook and Twitter dismantle disinformation campaigns tied to Iran and Russia

FireEye said the U.S.-focused Iranian activity ramped up last year, just months after Trump took office, with websites and social media accounts posting memes and articles, some of which were apparently copied from legitimate U.S. and Iranian news outlets. In some cases, the domains for the fake websites like “US Journal” and “Liberty Free Press”…

Target CEO: We continue to remodel stores

Brian Cornell, Target Chairman and CEO, sits down with CNBC's Becky Quick in an exclusive interview to discuss Target's long-term investments and the revival of brick and mortar stores. Source link

Plan ahead to protect your family fortune from this retirement risk

Not everyone will wind up needing care in an assisted-living facility in old age, but everybody should plan for it, just in case. “When people hear the term ‘long-term care,’ they immediately think, Oh, my gosh, long-term care insurance. That’s for old people,” said certified financial planner Marguerita Cheng, CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth….

‘LazyTown’ villain Stefan Karl Stefansson dies at 43

LONDON (AP) — Icelandic actor Stefan Karl Stefansson, who played villain Robbie Rotten in the children’s TV series ‘‘LazyTown,’’ has died of cancer. He was 43. The actor’s wife, Steinunn Olina Thorsteinsdottir, announced on Facebook that he died Tuesday. Trained as a stage actor and puppeteer, Stefansson was best known for ‘‘LazyTown,’’ where his junk…

Congo approves 4 experimental Ebola treatments in outbreak

By Carley Petesch | AP August 22 at 8:00 AM DAKAR, Senegal — Congo has approved the use of four more experimental treatments in the Ebola virus outbreak in its northeast, as health officials try to contain the spread amid the threat from armed groups in the region. The treatments ZMapp, Remdesivir, Favipiravir and Regn3450 – 3471…

Pizza founder Schnatter’s battle with board heats up

Schnatter then promoted longtime staffer Steve Ritchie into the CEO role but told CNBC earlier this month: “Franchisees don’t believe in this leadership, don’t believe in this management team and I don’t believe this board has the oversight or the confidence to help steer the company in the right direction.” Reports of a toxic culture…

Small Caps With Big Returns

1 Hour Ago As part of our week-long series on Worldwide Exchange, we profile Jeff James, manager of the Driehaus Micro Cap and Small Cap Growth funds, which have outperformed the broader market, and get insight on how he’s managed to beat the street, and highlight some of his under-the-radar positions. Source link