GM resurrecting Hummer as an all-electric ‘super truck’ with 1,000 horsepower

The GMC Hummer EV will be revealed on May 20 and built at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan. GM DETROIT – General Motors is resurrecting the Hummer, best known as a gas-guzzling, military-style SUV, as an all-electric “super truck” with massive horsepower, acceleration and torque. The Detroit automaker confirmed the plans Thursday and released …

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Caterpillar earnings, Brexit, economic data: 3 things to watch for in the markets on Friday

An employee assembles an excavator at the Caterpillar Inc. manufacturing facility in Victoria, Texas. Callaghan O’Hare | Bloomberg | Getty Images Here are the most important things to know about Friday before you hit the door. 1. Caterpillar earnings Industrial giant Caterpillar is set to report quarterly earnings before the bell Friday. Investors will look …

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Elon Musk rips Tesla analysts, says individual investors ‘have better insights’ than Wall Street

Elon Musk Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn’t have a lot of love for Wall Street – a fact he often mentions, including on Wednesday night’s earnings conference call. To begin with, Musk’s company hosts an nontraditional quarterly call with shareholders: After making a short statement about Tesla’s results, …

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New programs aim to help the 55 million people without workplace retirement savings plans

Anfisa Kameneva | EyeEm | Getty Images Many workers don’t have access to retirement savings programs. That is changing. Now, efforts on both a national and state level aim to give more individuals access to plans. In December, Congress ushered in the Secure Act. Among the changes included in the legislation are new ways for …

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Coronavirus live updates: Russia closes China border, cruise ship of 6,000 quarantined as outbreak spreads

Passengers wear face masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive on a flight from Asia at Los Angeles International Airport, California, on January 29, 2020. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images All times below are in Eastern time. 7:48 am: Russia closes border with China Russia plans to close …

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Amazon’s spending on one-day delivery is likely to weigh on fourth-quarter profit

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon’s ongoing effort to get orders to your doorstep more quickly is likely to drag down profit numbers when the company reports fourth-quarter results …

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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Verizon, Coca-Cola, Altria, DuPont, UPS & more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Coca-Cola (KO) – The beverage giant matched estimates with quarterly earnings of 44 cents per share, with revenue above Street forecasts. Coca-Cola also said it had its largest market share gain – as measured by value – in nearly a decade. Verizon (VZ) – Verizon missed …

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Citigroup unveils free robo-advisor for customers with at least $50,000 at the bank

Michael Corbat, CEO, Citigroup, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020. Adam Galica | CNBC Citigroup is making a push for investors’ dollars with a new digital robo-advisor that’s free for customers with at least $50,000 in deposits or investments at the bank. That’s the threshold needed to qualify for …

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This is the right amount of bitcoin to keep in an investment portfolio

eclipse_images | E+ | Getty Images If you can’t beat the crypto crowd, it might be time to join them, experts say. Virtual currency and its underlying technology, blockchain, are here to stay – and that means both will play some role in investors’ lives. “It’s actually very hard to decouple blockchain and bitcoin,” said …

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Facebook users keep clicking on ads, pointing to strong fourth quarter results

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks to meetings for technology regulations and social media issues in Washington on September 19, 2019. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Facebook users are clicking on more ads than before, according to the company’s own tools that are provided to advertisers, suggesting the company will announce strong fourth quarter …

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Newspaper industry loses one of its last big backers in Buffett, who delivered Washington Post as a kid

Daniel Zuchnik | WireImage | Getty Images Warren Buffett, a life-long newspaper fan and booster, is giving up on his bet that local news would help protect papers in small to medium-sized cities. Berkshire Hathaway is selling its 31 newspapers to Lee Enterprises for $140 million in cash. The deal includes Buffett’s home-town daily, The …

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Coronavirus live updates: Outbreak is ‘grave concern’ as infections spread beyond China

People with protective face masks pass in front of a thermal scanner as they enter a shopping mall in Bangkok on January 29, 2020. Mladen Antonov | AFP | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Eastern time. 7:36 am: Death toll of coronavirus climbs …

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Major US companies are warning about the potential impact of the coronavirus on earnings calls

A deadly spreading virus is now worrying some of the world’s biggest companies. The word “virus” or “coronavirus” was mentioned by 27 different S&P Composite 1500 companies on earnings calls this week, according to CNBC’s screening using FactSet. The Wuhan virus has infected more than 6,100 people in China, topping the number of cases from …

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Powerball jackpot is nearly $400 million. Here’s what past big winners said they’d do when they won

With the Powerball jackpot close to $400 million for Wednesday night’s drawing, you may be daydreaming about what you would do if you win. Among past recipients of huge jackpots — whether Powerball or Mega Millions — some common themes emerge when it comes to how they intended to handle their sudden windfall, based on …

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