Month: June 2021

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, setting up a challenging situation for the head of the Federal Reserve before Wednesday’s meeting, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said. “The surging price of crude … makes life difficult for Fed Chief Jay Powell,” Cramer said on “Mad Money.” “Even as many other commodities have actually now fallen, and some falling
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Hunter Horsley, CEO of Bitwise Asset Management and executives celebrate the launch of an ETF at the New York Stock Exchange, June 1, 2021. Source: NYSE Henry Kravis, Stanley Druckenmiller and Bridgewater CEO David McCormick have invested in Bitwise Asset Management’s Series B funding. The cryptocurrency index fund manager raised $70 million from a handful
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CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, Diana Olick breaks down how lumber costs are weighing on homebuilders’ confidence levels. Plus, CNBC.com’s Natalie Zhang explains why teens are benefiting from widespread job openings and higher wages. Also on today’s show. Homebuilder sentiment drops to 10-month low, as construction
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A woman looks at the “Naming the Lost Memorials,” as the U.S. deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are expected to surpass 600,000, at The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 10, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The U.S. hit another grim milestone in the pandemic, reaching more than 600,000 Covid fatalities, according
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Hollie Adams/Bloomberg via Getty Images President Joe Biden has consistently pledged not to raise taxes on households making less than $400,000 a year. Whether his tax proposal keeps or breaks that promise depends on one’s frame of reference. Primarily, it’s a question of how an observer considers a taxpayer earning less than $400,000 who has
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday warned about the stock market implications of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell‘s upcoming post-meeting news conference. The Fed is set to release its policy statement at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, at the conclusion of its two-day June gathering. Powell’s Q&A session with reporters is scheduled to follow. Powell’s comments
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The Flavored Tobacco Product Prohibition Amendment Act of 2021 (B24-0020) under consideration by the D.C. City Council would, as the name suggests, ban all flavored tobacco product sales in the District. That means banning the majority of cigarettes being sold, since more than 50 percent of the market is menthol flavored, which could have a
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