Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
Focus on the big picture
Why Gas Prices In The U.S. Vary
CNBC, 22 Oct 2021
As of October 4, 2021, the average price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States reached about $3.19.
How Visa Became The Most Popular Card In The U.S.
CNBC, 20 Oct 2021
$6.7 trillion. That is how much Americans spent using their debit or credit cards in 2019.
The Great Resignation: Why Millions Of Workers Are Quitting
CNBC, 20 Oct 2021
Americans are leaving their jobs in droves. In August 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs.
Secretive Giant TSMC’s $100 Billion Plan To Fix The Chip Shortage
CNBC, 16 Oct 2021
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company makes 24% of all the world's chips, and 92% of the most advanced ones found in today's iPhones, fighter jets and supercomputers.
Why Car Buyers Are Ditching Dealerships For Online Sales
CNBC, 16 Oct 2021
Many car buyers are moving away from traditional dealerships in favor of the internet.
How BlackRock Became The World's Largest Asset Manager
CNBC, 13 Oct 2021
BlackRock is one of the world’s most influential companies in finance. At the end of the third quarter, it had $9.464 trillion in assets under management, making it the biggest asset manager in the world.
Can The Navy Fix Its Most Controversial Warship?
CNBC, 12 Oct 2021
The U.S. Navy has invested billions in the Littoral Combat Ship. But with unsolved problems and a murky mission set, will this close to shore surface combatant remain a key part of the Navy's strategy? The USS Freedom — the first Littora...
Can Boston Dynamics’ Robots Spot And Stretch Make It Profitable?
CNBC, 09 Oct 2021
Boston Dynamics has sparked the imaginations of the general public with its viral YouTube videos, but the company is now hoping to get the attention of paying customers.
Is The Steel Bubble About To Pop?
CNBC, 08 Oct 2021
Steel is essential. It's in everything from dishwashers to cars. Since the start of the pandemic, steel prices have spiked 300% over pre-pandemic levels, pricing over $1,900 at one point.
Why Internet Access Is Slow And Costly In The U.S.
CNBC, 06 Oct 2021
People in the U.S. frequently pay more for slower internet service than people abroad, according to a report from the Open Technology Institute.
Will Women Return To The Workforce?
CNBC, 03 Oct 2021
As offices begin to open back up, economists worry the pandemic reversed years of progress made in women's labor force participation.
Why Tesla Solar Hasn’t Worked Out The Way Elon Musk Promised
CNBC, 02 Oct 2021
It’s been five years since Tesla acquired SolarCity for about $2.6 billion. The deal was immediately controversial with some shareholders suing Elon Musk.
Can This $22 Billion Megaproject Make Nuclear Fusion Power A Reality?
CNBC, 01 Oct 2021
Fusion is the process that powers the sun and the stars, and scientists are getting a lot closer to replicating it here on Earth.
Why It’s Impossible To Put Tracking Microchips In Covid Vaccines
CNBC, 29 Sep 2021
Among the conspiracy theories circulating about the pandemic, one claim is that Covid-19 vaccines contain microchips that the government or global elites like Bill Gates would use to track citizens.
Why The American Car Fleet Is Getting So Old
CNBC, 26 Sep 2021
In 2021, the average age of vehicles on the road reached a record 12.1 years. Every driver that chooses to hold on to a car for another year is postponing a trip to the dealership, and some industry analysts wonder if rising vehicle ages...
Is Gold A Good Investment?
CNBC, 24 Sep 2021
Gold is one of the largest financial assets in the world with an average daily trading volume of $183 billion, and its value has seen explosive growth in recent years.
How Greyhound Became The Largest Bus Service In The U.S.
CNBC, 23 Sep 2021
Intercity bus travel in the U.S. has long been dominated by one iconic brand. With its fleet of 1,200 buses Greyhound shuttles nearly 16 million passengers annually to roughly 2,400 North American destinations.
Why The Flu Season Will Be A ‘Whopper’: Former FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb
CNBC, 22 Sep 2021
Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb speaks with CNBC’s Meg Tirrell about the future of work as businesses reimagine the workday.
The Truth About Buying Organic Food
CNBC, 21 Sep 2021
The organic food industry is a booming business. U.S. organic sales surged in 2020, jumping by 12.4% to $61.9 billion.
Crypto’s Next Big Thing: Decentralized Finance Takes On Wall Street
CNBC, 17 Sep 2021
What would a world without banks look like? The answer may lie in decentralized finance.