Dems’ Wall Street Tax Plans Fall Flat on CNBC

Business
May 24th, 2019 10:57 AM
Even CNBC's more liberal anchor wasn't thrilled with newly announced plans from Democratic candidates to tax Wall Street transactions. Reporter Ylan Mui told Squawk Box viewers on May 23 about plans from liberal candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) to tax Wall Street to pay for…

CNBC: 213,000 Jobs Added in ‘Great Report,’ ‘As Good as It Gets’

Business
July 6th, 2018 2:26 PM
Last month, 213,000 new jobs were added to the U.S. economy — more than expected by analysts. Jobs figures from the previous two months were also revised up by a total of 37,000 jobs. This good news about job gains and increased participation in the labor market drew praise from CNBC’s panelists on July 6, even from former Obama administration economist Jared Bernstein.
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NYT’s Sorkin Lobbies for Credit Card Companies to Ban Gun Purchases

February 20th, 2018 12:14 PM
Appearing on MSNBC in the 9:00 a.m. ET hour on Tuesday, with fellow anti-gun activist Stephanie Ruhle, New York Times finance editor Andrew Ross Sorkin touted his latest column demanding that banks and credit card companies ban their customers from making gun purchases with credit cards.

Libs Gripe as Companies Announce Bonuses, After Tax Bill Passes

Business
December 21st, 2017 2:45 PM
Good news for the economy came quickly on the heels of the Republican-driven tax bill. AT&T, Boeing, Wells Fargo, Comcast and others announced employee bonuses or wage increases, additional contributions to training, charitable efforts and facilities, and U.S. investment. Some directly attributed the decision to changes that will affect them in the tax legislation.
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Shocker: ‘Hardball’ Segment Makes Trump Tax Plan All About Trump

September 29th, 2017 1:01 PM
Following the lead of Thursday’s White House press briefing, MSNBC’s Hardball decided to not discuss how the Trump tax reform plan could help millions of Americans by unleashing massive economic growth, but instead how President Trump would benefit from it.

Liberal New York Times Rallies to Defense of Competitor: ‘Stay Bold'

September 8th, 2017 4:37 PM
The advent of computer and online technology has made it difficult for newspapers to continue producing and distributing copies of their printed editions while remaining afloat financially. As you might expect, large companies have often snapped up troubled publications in an effort to expand their firms’ influence far and wide. One recent example of this situation came on Monday, September…

7 Times Media Pushed CEOs to Dump Trump Over Charlottesville

Business
August 16th, 2017 5:06 PM
The media don’t just make the news, they frame it. Journalists did it this week, pushing business CEOs to quit President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council. After one CEO resigned in response to Trump’s comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the media urged others to follow. The fallout resulted in Trump shutting down the group entirely. Merck CEO Ken…
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CNBC’s Kernen Slams Media Support for Liberal Obstruction

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March 30th, 2017 4:00 PM
One CNBC anchor thinks the media are “in cahoots with the hating party” and it’s hurting the president’s ability to function with Congress. Squawk Box co-anchor Joe Kernen blasted the media for unequivocal support of Democrat obstruction of President Donald Trump’s economic agenda. He specifically criticized the liberal press for ignoring one Congresswoman’s…
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Frustrated CNBC Anchor Says We ‘Need Term Limits’

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March 17th, 2017 5:49 PM
Seeing a conservative and a liberal agree on the idea of term limits is quite unusual. Though they don’t usually agree on much, CNBC’s Squawk Box co-anchors Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin both praised the idea of term limits for members of Congress. Frustrated with Congress’s lack of progress on Trump’s agenda, Kernen argued that getting substantial change passed…
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CNBC Reports Small Business Optimism at ‘Historically High Levels’

Business
March 15th, 2017 3:14 PM
Wall Street has been brimming with optimism since President Donald Trump’s election, but Main Street’s optimism soared as well. Some say the new GOP health insurance bill may keep that going.CNBC reporter Kate Rogers said that “Main Street’s outlook post-election is still holding at historically high levels according to the National Federation of Independent Business.…
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Home Depot Co-Founder Praises Trump Tax Plan

Business
March 14th, 2017 2:49 PM
Add Home Depot Co-founder Ken Langone to the list of business leaders endorsing Trump’s economic agenda. After blasting the “irrelevant” liberal media for obstructing President Trump, Langone warned Republicans of the importance of advancing Trump’s plans for major tax reform. “Republicans, Democrats, the media, everybody was against Trump,” Langone said Feb.…
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Squawk Box Ethics? Skips How Harwood Cozied Up To Clinton Campaign

Business
October 11th, 2016 2:10 PM
The Wikileaks emails are revealing not only how close the press is to Clinton, but how much they’ll hide it. No one on Squawk Box confronted CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood about leaked emails showing him cozying up to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
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Shapiro Battles CNN's Stelter Over Media Bias, Fact-Checking Hillary

September 15th, 2016 2:44 PM
One of the more interesting and fulfilling debates concerning media bias took place on Wednesday night’s Charlie Rose on PBS as fill-in host Andrew Ross Sorkin moderated a discussion between CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter and Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro with the latter firmly denouncing the inability for the media to fact-check Hillary Clinton and questions that the…
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Disgraced Anchor Dan Rather Criticizes Media's Coverage of 2016 Race

June 15th, 2016 6:14 PM
On CNBC's Squawk Box on Wednesday, Dan Rather somehow thought it was wise to offer criticism of the way the media has covered the 2016 presidential campaign so far. The former CBS anchor, whose career was crippled after the MemoGate scandal in 2004, asserted that there's "too much on the horse race, not enough on the substance of the race."