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Virgin Galactic partner suffers loss of vehicle in SpaceShipTwo test

cnbc.com — Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates. Virgin Galactic said its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane suffered an "in-flight anomaly" during a powered test flight on Friday. Virgin Galactic Tweet The reported anomaly came after SpaceShipTwo fired up its rocket engine in flight for the first time in more than nine months.
Oct 31, 2014

Virgin Galactic rocket plane crashes, reports of one fatality cnbc.com/id/102141850?t…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @MikeIsaac: oh no. MT @CNBC CHP spokesperson: One fatality confirmed and one minor injury after SpaceShipTwo crash. cnb.cx/1wOCwOc

Oct 31, 2014

RT @CNBCnow: California Highway Patrol spokesperson to CNBC: One fatality confirmed and one minor injury after SpaceShipTwo crash. cnb.cx/1wOCwOc

Oct 31, 2014

RT @CNBCnow: California Highway Patrol spokesperson to CNBC: One fatality confirmed and one minor injury after SpaceShipTwo crash. cnb.cx/1wOCwOc

Oct 31, 2014

RT @CNBCnow: California Highway Patrol spokesperson to CNBC: One fatality confirmed and one minor injury after SpaceShipTwo crash. cnb.cx/1wOCwOc

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US stocks open higher after Japan widens stimulus

cnbc.com — U.S. stocks gained on Friday, with benchmark indexes at or near records, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly expanded stimulus, increasing hopes for the global economy. The U.S. dollar climbed against the currencies of major trading partners, including the Japanese yen, while dollar-denominated commodities including gold and oil dropped.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @BreakingNews: Dow Industrials, S&P 500 close at record highs after the Bank of Japan expands stimulus program - @CNBC http://t.co/Lic52…

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Americans spend this much on Halloween

cnbc.com — Candy makers, retailers and tourism groups are expecting a treat rather than a trick this Halloween. Americans now spend an estimated at $7 billion during Halloween, making it the second biggest holiday in terms of consumer spending, according to the Historic Hudson Valley.

Watch Art Cashin: Stocks get a Halloween treat

cnbc.com — "It's Halloween, and we got a treat," said the UBS director of floor operations at the NYSE. Japan soared to a seven-year high. China closed at a 20-month high.

Trader's Sex/Hormones Claims Being Investigated

cnbc.com — The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is ramping up its inquiry into sexual harassment accusations made by a former junior trader at SAC Capital, who says his boss, star trader Ping Jiang, forced him to take female hormones and then sexually assaulted him, CNBC has learned.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @CGasparino: if U think the jefferies-divorce stuff is insane this story involves SAC Capital cross dressing and female... fb.me/3kNqIIjUH

Oct 31, 2014

if U think the jefferies-divorce stuff is insane this story involves SAC Capital cross dressing and female... fb.me/3kNqIIjUH

Markets are still addicted to money printing

cnbc.com — Indeed, Wall Street is rubbing its hands together contemplating that at a time when global growth appears to be slowing, the willingness of central banks to crank up their virtual printing presses hasn't abated a bit, the Fed notwithstanding.

A Return to the JFK-Reagan economic model

cnbc.com — Jorge Villalba | Getty Images Hillary Clinton just argued that corporations and businesses don't create jobs, and that a higher minimum wage and other government actions do. It showcases just how far the Democrats have moved left since her husband, working with a Republican Congress, launched pro-growth supply-side policies like free trade, welfare reform, lower investment tax rates, limited spending, and a strong dollar.
Oct 31, 2014

New Congress: back to JFK/Reagan supply-side. And end berserk money. cnbc.com/id/102142660

It pays to shop around for health-care plans

cnbc.com — Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images Not only can consumers expect to see more premium and deductible increases, but they may also see more low-premium, high-deductible plans (often called consumer-driven health plans). There may also be surcharges for coverage of a spouse and more incentives for healthy behaviors.
Oct 31, 2014

Many people spend more time researching a TV purchase than health care options. How to navigate open enrollment: cnb.cx/1088skO

Wal-Mart bringing Black Friday to Halloween weekend

cnbc.com — Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images "As soon as they put away their Halloween costumes, our customers start prepping for Thanksgiving, buying Christmas trees and shopping for gifts," said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S. "They want the best deals now." Read More Price wars: Amazon vs Wal-Mart vs...
Oct 31, 2014

Christmas Creep?: Wal-Mart bringing Black Friday to Halloween weekend cnb.cx/1wLLED5

Oct 31, 2014

RT @CNBC: Wal-Mart is bringing Black Friday to Halloween weekend: cnb.cx/1wLLED5 (via @KrystinaGustafs) $WMT pic.twitter.com/ONuwYVTvKj

Stocks bounce into November, focus turns to global economy

cnbc.com — Stocks launch into November at record highs, as if October was just a bad dream. But that does not mean the volatility that punctuated October's roller-coaster trading will end, as markets focus on the activities of global central banks and weigh the health of the world economy.

How GoPro could win the holiday shopping season

cnbc.com — After blowing past Wall Street's expectations in the third quarter, GoPro seems poised to move past its core user-base of surfers, snow-boarders and outdoor enthusiasts this holiday season, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter told CNBC. "I think people thought of this as an outdoor athlete's brand, and I think it's becoming a mainstream brand," Pachter said after GoPro released its better-than-expected earnings report.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TheDomino: Shares of GoPro soar on better earnings & guidance...what's ahead for $GPRO? @BridgetCarey weighs in... http://t.co/3QQ1ZeBd…

Oct 31, 2014

Shares of GoPro soar on better earnings & guidance...what's ahead for $GPRO? @BridgetCarey weighs in... buff.ly/1zRlJOU

These sectors are the biggest winners in the October rally

cnbc.com — Markets have rebounded sharply since touching correction territory on October 15, with two S&P sectors posting double-digit gains since. Almost all of the major indexes are also up double digits, with the Dow transports leading the gains. -- Analysis by CNBC's Giovanny Moreano

US consumer sentiment at 86.9 in October vs 86.4 expected

cnbc.com — Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images This is a breaking news story. Please check back for further updates. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan final October reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment was expected to come in at 86.4, the highest reading since July 2007 and up from 84.6 in the previous month.
Oct 31, 2014

Soo...consumer spending fell in Sept but by Oct consumers were feeling the best in more than 7 years? cnbc.com/id/102140270?t…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @CNBCnow: US consumer sentiment at 86.9 in October vs 86.4 expected: cnb.cx/10F3OMb

Apple Watch starts countdown on face off with Swiss industry

cnbc.com — Forty years ago, the Swiss watch industry nearly died. The advent of Japanese quartz watches, cheaper and more accurate than their mechanical Swiss rivals, drove many traditional watchmakers out of business. Two generations on, a new question is occupying the country's watch industry: will Apple's new smartwatch be the prelude to a similar upheaval?
Oct 31, 2014

#AppleWatch battery life will keep Swiss in game. RT @bobtvnews: Apple Watch has the Swiss reassessing their future cnb.cx/1ucyFfX

Oct 31, 2014

Apple Watch has the Swiss reassessing their future cnb.cx/1ucyFfX

A tale of two Obamacare price changes

cnbc.com — Karen Bleier | AFP | Getty Images It's the most moderate of times for Obamacare premiums, or it's the most financially pressing of times-depending on your perspective. About two weeks before Obamacare's second open enrollment starts, there is even more evidence that health-insurance premiums for plans sold on government-run marketplaces will be only modestly higher, on average, than what plans on those exchanges cost last year.

Trick-or-treat at this billionaire's haunted house

cnbc.com — This billionaire really likes Halloween. Every year, hedge fund titan Marc Lasry turns his posh New York City home into an elaborate haunted house. Appeared on CNBC's " Squawk Box" on Halloween, the founder of Avenue Capital took a time out Friday from talking about his investment strategies to explain what motivates his ghoulish display.

Wait till you see what Alan Greenspan's been saying

cnbc.com — Here's what Merk, as part of his phrase-by-phrase analysis from the conference, had to say about that issue: Read More Markets still addicted to money printing Greenspan: "I never said the central bank is independent!" I could not believe my ears.

Crackdown on 'black money' takes off in India

cnbc.com — Sonu Mehta | Hindustan Times | Getty Images Black money, the moniker for income that is shipped out of India in order to evade taxes, is estimated to have grown to a total of $500 billion-a significant sum in a country with a gross domestic product of $1.87 trillion.
Oct 31, 2014

You definitely don't want to be caught w/ #blackmoney in India. My story. cnb.cx/1tIFrIh

CNBC's gas pump game

cnbc.com — With gas prices dipping below $3 a gallon, CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a close look at everyday items that are now more expensive than a gallon of gas.