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Financial News from CNBC

  • Two members of the Bank of England's interest rate-setting committee voted to raise interest rates in August, as pressure builds to raise rates.

  • Carlsberg, the Danish brewer, became one of the first major European companies to warn over the impact of the Ukrainian crisis.

  • European shares closed mostly lower on Wednesday, with investors focused on central bank policy ahead of the Jackson Hole symposium later this week.

  • CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Editor-in-Chief Dan Costa discuss reports that Snapchat will show news and ads to its users.

  • CNBC's Kayla Tausche accepts the ice bucket challenge to strike out ALS.

  • Forget the headlines and the charts: Despite the loopy market behavior recently, investors are downright apathetic about the way things are going.

  • Stocks wavered Wednesday after Target cut its outlook and investors adopted a cautious tone before minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting.

  • Ahead of Apple's iPhone 6 launch, developers scramble to see that their apps will work on iOS8, which is expected to launch with the new smartphone.

  • [video] Inspiration of 'Hanx Writer' @ CNBC - 49 minutes ago

    Hitcents co-founders Chris & Clinton Mills, discuss their collaboration with actor Tom Hanks to create the "Hanx Writer," an app that simulates typing on an old school typewriter.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the strategies employed by central banks for requirements to normalize policy.

  • CNBC's Dominic Chu and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the slow summer day. Coming out of the Fed minutes could have a negative bias, he says. Yellen and Draghi speak on Friday.

  • [video] Ice cream vans go high tech @ CNBC - 59 minutes ago

    Andy Newland, managing director at Tony Fresko, explains how the use of new technology is helping move this ice cream truck company from a "paper-based business" to a "21st century" ...

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  • Mere coincidence or freaky Fed? @ CNBC - 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    The gain in the S&P 500 between the same Fed minute release time periods the past two years is effectively exactly the same.

  • [video] Shazam hits 100 million users @ CNBC - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    CNBC's Julia Boortstin reports music app Shazam has grown 34 percent in the past year to over 100 million active users, a bigger mobile base than Pinterest or Snapchat.

  • [video] European markets close: Euro falls @ CNBC - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a consolidation for European stocks after a two day rally and the euro breaks below $1.33.

  • [video] European market closes lower @ CNBC - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    European shares closed mostly lower on Wednesday, with investors focused on central bank monetary policy ahead of the Jackson Hole symposium later this week.

  • [video] Profiting from California drought @ CNBC - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports water agencies are spending big money on rebates to get people to rip out their lawns and replace the grass with drought tolerant plants or fake turf.

  • [video] Heavy Russia exposure hits Carlsberg @ CNBC - 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, comments on Heineken and Carlsberg's earnings, and says Carlsberg is now suffering from its heavy exposure to Russia.

  • [video] One tap mobile payments @ CNBC - 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    Bill Ready, Braintree CEO, aims to change users' mobile buying experience by rolling out a one touch payments system on Braintree apps, which includes companies like OpenTable, Airbnb and Uber.

  • [video] Ballmer bounces from Microsoft board @ CNBC - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    Henry Blodget, Business Insider editor-in-chief & CEO and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss Steve Ballmer's exit from Microsoft's board to run the L.A. Clippers.

  • [video] Uber hiring Plouffe brilliant: Blodget @ CNBC - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Henry Blodget, Business Insider editor-in-chief & CEO, discuss Uber's hiring of political strategist David Plouffe to be its senior vice president of policy and strategy.

  • More iPhone 6 images leak @ CNBC - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Another day, another iPhone 6 leak.

  • [video] Apple-sphere expanding: Milunovich @ CNBC - 1 hour 38 minutes ago

    With Apple slightly off its all-time high, Steven Milunovich, UBS managing director, explains why the stock will climb after its new product line is announced.

  • Fears about Russian sanctions are driving the price of palladium to 13-year highs, and analysts say it could go much higher.

  • [video] On the hunt for bow ties @ CNBC - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    Wanting the whole staff to be wearing bow ties for the soft launch, Brian from Bespoke Doughnuts goes searching for bow ties.

  • [video] Should the BoE have raised rates? @ CNBC - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    DeAnne Julius, chairman at Chatham House and Karen Ward, senior global economist at HSBC, discuss the dissent within the Bank of England regarding the timing of an interest rate hike.

  • The viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge could change fundraising and charitable giving forever.

  • [video] A trip to Fonuts @ CNBC - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    WayLynn brings Reilly and Brian from Bespoke Doughnuts to her shop, Fonuts, and gives them some inspirational career advice.

  • [video] Home construction surges @ CNBC - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    New home construction shot up by nearly 16 percent last month.

  • Why America has a shortage of truck drivers @ CNBC - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    America has more available trucking jobs than qualified drivers, as older workers retire. Inside the labor shortfall.

  • [video] Google's massive footprint @ CNBC - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    On the ten-year anniversary of Google going public, Josh Lipton looks at how ubiquitous the search giant has become in our lives.

  • Five reasons the Fed should raise rates now @ CNBC - 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    The time has come for the Fed to get off its zero-rate policy, says economist Craig Dismuke. Here are five reasons why.

  • Pinot in aluminum cans? Believe it @ CNBC - 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    The Union Wine Com. in Oregon is taking a unique approach to packaging and selling wine: pinot noir in humble, aluminium cans.

  • [video] Josh Lipton takes ice bucket challenge @ CNBC - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    CNBC's Josh Lipton accepts the ice bucket challenge to benefit ALS.

  • Apple touched a fresh high Wednesday along with a handful of other companies:

  • [video] Santelli Exchange: Central bank elixir @ CNBC - 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    Matt Maley, Miller Tabak & Co., and CNBC's Rick Santelli, discuss foreign exchange and how markets will react to Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech at Jackson Hole.

  • [video] Are you better than your boss? @ CNBC - 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    DFX founder Tom Smith, discusses the new reality series "Does Someone Have to Go?" premiering on CNBC tonight. Smith discusses how the show helped solve internal squabbles.

  • Several companies highlighted strong back-to-school trends in their earnings reports.

  • Class warfare with a twist in Iowa Senate race @ CNBC - 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst, vying for a crucial Senate seat in Iowa, are scrambling terms of engagement in the politics of class.

  • American journalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria two years, has apparently been executed by ISIS militants, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen.

  • [video] Battle for Iowa's Senate @ CNBC - 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses the importance of the race for Senate in Iowa between Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley and state Senator Joni Ernst.

  • [video] No Ballmer equal more cash for Microsoft? @ CNBC - 2 hours 22 minutes ago

    Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, explains why Steve Ballmer stepping down from Microsoft's board will lead to changing dynamics on the board that could lead to more cash for shareholders.

  • [video] Fed's focus in Jackson Hole @ CNBC - 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    Discussing when the Fed will raise interest rates and deflationary fears in Europe, with Kathleen Gaffney, Eaton Vance Portfolio Manager, and Ethan Harris, BofA Merrill Lynch co-head of economics research....

  • US Treasury yield curve flattens; FOMC eyed CNBC - 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    The U.S. Treasury yield curve flattened on Wednesday, with minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in focus.

  • [video] CNBC Survey: Jackson Hole edition @ CNBC - 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    CNBC's Steve Liesman previews Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, where the big topic is slack in the labor market. Liesman also reveals the results from CNBC's Fed policy survey.

  • [video] Target rebounding from breach? @ CNBC - 2 hours 38 minutes ago

    Discussing Target's quarterly results and signs they are recovering from December's credit breach, with Charles Grom, Sterne Agee managing director.

  • CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he is watching Dunkin' Brands and Starbucks.

  • Growing trend? Using tablets to make calls @ CNBC - 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    Have you ever been tempted to make a call on your tablet? If the trend in Asia is anything to go by, many of us could be doing so soon.

  • [video] Market opens: Lack of sellers @ CNBC - 2 hours 59 minutes ago

    CNBC's Dominic Chu provides insight to why traders predict a lower volume day.

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