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NJ/NY consider mandatory 21-day quarantines for high-risk travelers

cnbc.com — This is a breaking news article.Please check back for updates on this story. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at a Friday afternoon media conference from 7 World Trade Center in Manhattan.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @CNBCnow: N.J. Dept. of Health: Quarantined health worker who came into Newark Airport has developed fever, under evaluation » cnb.cx/12sAnNK

Oct 24, 2014

RT @CNBCnow: N.J. Dept. of Health: Quarantined health worker who came into Newark Airport has developed fever, under evaluation » cnb.cx/12sAnNK

Tipping for takeout food is not customary

cnbc.com — Nevertheless, it's been an ongoing argument in the CNBC Digital newsroom this week ever since we published our interview with one of Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Pass holders. In our look at his experience, one detail caught attention: He ate about $800 worth of food, mostly via take out, but only left about $20 in tips.

After big earnings miss, will activists circle Amazon?

cnbc.com — Another issue: We don't really know where Amazon is spending so much money. The company has notoriously poor disclosure, only breaking out revenue for broad categories. That said, the company is unlikely to ignore frustrated investors forever. And If Amazon starts showing a little financial discipline, it could be rewarded with a rebound in its share price.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @levynews: @jannarone raises a very interesting question. would the activists dare take on bezos? cnbc.com/id/102119381

Oct 24, 2014

@jannarone raises a very interesting question. would the activists dare take on bezos? cnbc.com/id/102119381

Oct 24, 2014

After big miss, will activists circle Amazon? - my story on the company's spending addiction cnb.cx/1wqhaqe $AMZN

Hedge funders jam for charity at 'Rocktoberfest'

cnbc.com — Who said Wall Street can't be cool? Hedge fund investors and others in the financial industry traded their market terminals and BlackBerrys for guitars and sunglasses Wednesday night in New York to rock out for a good cause.

Lower oil not forcing companies to cut production

cnbc.com — Ralph Hettler | E+ | Getty Images Many of you have asked me when the oil companies are going to cut production and capital expenditures in light of weak oil prices. We seem to have our answer: not yet. But there is clearly some nervousness and there is already talk of belt-tightening.

Amazon sinks after earnings-which isn't so unusual

cnbc.com — Shares in Amazon sank on Friday after missing Wall Street expectations for the seventh time in nine quarters-and it turns out the stock tanking isn't so unusual either. Read More A grocer in e-commerce clothes? Amazon shares have fallen the day after earnings 11 of the last 20 quarters, according to Factset data, with an average day-after decline of 7.2 percent.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @BerkowitzBT: Amazon down the day after earnings for 11th time in 20 quarters (avg decline 7.2%) cnb.cx/12qdjiS via @GiovannyMoreano $AMZN

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BerkowitzBT: Amazon down the day after earnings for 11th time in 20 quarters (avg decline 7.2%) cnb.cx/12qdjiS via @GiovannyMoreano $AMZN

Oct 24, 2014

Amazon down the day after earnings for 11th time in 20 quarters (avg decline 7.2%) cnb.cx/12qdjiS via @GiovannyMoreano $AMZN

Ins & outs of annuities

cnbc.com — You've probably heard of them, but you may not know exactly what they are. Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson explains how an annuity works, what the different types are, whether they're right for you, and why you have to be very careful before you buy.

Pairings match Halloween candy and cocktails, beer, wine

cnbc.com — Mitch Diamond | Getty Images Not in the mood to mix? Wine, beer and straight spirits make for some easy pairings, too. (Check out the video above for five from Bottlerocket.) Raid the Halloween stash with these 10 cocktail pairings in mind: Read More Guinness taps into the luxury beer market Old-Fashioned: Enjoy a Snickers bar with this whiskey-based drink.
Oct 24, 2014

Cocktail-candy pairing worth a raid your kids' candy pails this Halloween: cnb.cx/1FMbnR6

Oct 24, 2014

Halloween candy + booze! Maybe nibble a York Peppermint Patty while sipping a daiquiri? cnbc.com/id/102115602

Ebola 1st responder suit

cnbc.com — Mark Herzberg, Medical Warehouse owner, provides perspective into emergency kits being distributed to protect against Ebola. CNBC producer Uptin Saiidi showcases the kit.

The optimistic GOP story everyone is missing

cnbc.com — Jorge Villalba | Getty Images The Republicans are going to recapture the Senate, picking up more seats than most any forecaster expects. And the House GOP is going to add to its majority. But then comes the big story: The beginning of a new conservative revolution.

Pepsi says it plans a small-scale test with SodaStream; SODA spikes 10%

Oct 24, 2014

RT @CNBCnow: JUST IN: Pepsi says it plans a small-scale test with SodaStream that will last 10 weeks; $SODA spikes 10% » cnb.cx/1woMFke

Oct 24, 2014

Pepsi says it plans a small-scale test with SodaStream; $SODA spikes 10% cnb.cx/1woMFke $PEP

Scariest day in October for market looms. It's not Halloween

cnbc.com — According to Thomson Reuters, 70 percent of the S&P 500 companies reporting so far have beaten earnings estimates, while 59 percent have beaten on revenues. The materials, financials, health care, and industrial sectors have had the most beats on a percentage basis, while consumer discretionary and utilities had more misses so far.

10 'insane things' Wall Street really believes

cnbc.com — 1. Falling gas and home heating prices are a bad thing. 2. Layoffs are great news, the more the better. 3. Billionaires from Greenwich, Connecticut, can understand the customers of JC Penney, Olive Garden, Kmart and Sears. 4. A company is plagued by the fact that it holds over $100 billion in cash.

This stock cashes in, thanks to Apple: Cramer

cnbc.com — With the launch of Apple Pay on Monday, we may be witnessing the end of the modern day wallet. It's also the end of back pains for "Seinfeld" George Costanza and his giant wallet. Source: Seinfeld | Sony Pictures One stock in particular that Jim Cramer thinks will benefit from the move is VeriFone.

Cramer: Ebola's effect on the market next week

cnbc.com — Petar Chernaev | Getty Images Thursday night the world learned that a doctor in New York City has been diagnosed with Ebola after spending time in West Africa. The news immediately caused the index futures to take a nose dive.

Annuities for retirement: Good or bad idea?

cnbc.com — Monkey Business Images | Getty Images Jittery investors who are fearful about outliving their savings may have another investment option to consider in their workplace retirement plans. The Treasury Department has issued new guidelines designed to expand the use of annuities inside 401(k) plans.

Abrupt movement in 401(k) portfolios

cnbc.com — CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the correlation between market moves and movement in 401(k) investments.