Home appraisal refers to the process of having a qualified professional offer an assessment of the value of a home. Appraisals are a vital part of the home buying and selling process in the U.S., especially if a mortgage is attached to the property and the appraisal is used to ensure that the value of
U.S. Bancorp George Frey | Bloomberg | Getty Images The race to cater to institutional investors who want to wager on cryptocurrency is heating up. U.S. Bank, the fifth biggest retail bank in the nation, is expected to announce Tuesday that its cryptocurrency custody service is available to fund managers, CNBC has learned. The offering
Boeing’s Starliner capsule sits on to an Atlas V rocket on the launchpad before the launch of the OFT-2 mission. United Launch Alliance NASA moved a pair of astronauts off Boeing’s first two crewed missions to a SpaceX mission next year, in a rare reassignment as the aerospace giant’s Starliner capsule remains delayed in development.
Though mortgage rates have pulled back somewhat from the sharp gains triggered by the Fed’s mid-September meeting, fixed-rate averages are inching back up. The 30-year rate average is now back to within six points of the three-month high set a week ago. National Averages of Lenders’ Best Rates Loan Type Purchase Refinance 30-Year Fixed 3.16%
David McDonough, founder and CEO of Commonstock Commonstock A new social network is betting that enthusiastic retail traders are here to stay and that they want more transparency than what’s offered on Reddit. Commonstock is a social media platform for talking about trades and financial markets. It features a Twitter-like news feed, with users ranking
In this article SWX Carl Icahn speaking at Delivering Alpha in New York on Sept. 13, 2016. David A. Grogan | CNBC Carl Icahn on Tuesday announced a sizeable stake in Southwest Gas, and the activist investor is pushing the Las Vegas-based utility company to drop its rumored acquisition of natural gas company Questar Pipeline.
Facebook Inc. (FB), the world’s largest social networking website, was founded by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and several Harvard College roommates in 2004. The company’s name initially was FaceMash, which was changed to TheFacebook, eventually dropping “The” from its name to become, simply, Facebook. Zuckerberg and his co-founders initially launched the service for their Harvard classmates,
William Shatner Anjali Sundaram | CNBC Science fiction will soon become reality, as William Shatner is scheduled to launch on the next crewed spaceflight of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. Blue Origin plans to fly the Canadian actor, who famously played Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek television series, as one of the passengers on
Engine No. 1, the firm that rose to prominence after waging a successful campaign against Exxon, on Monday announced an investment in General Motors. This time, the upstart activist’s stake signals support for the automaker as it transitions to electric vehicles. Engine No. 1 pointed to the similarities between Exxon and GM, noting that each
If you’re like many consumers, you see life insurance as a big mystery. You know you probably need it but aren’t exactly sure how it works—other than that it pays money to your next of kin when you die. In fact, there’s much more to life insurance than a death benefit. And it’s not all
In this article ATVI DELL OTMO Dell CEO Michael Dell speaks during an interview with CNBC on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, July 2, 2018 Brendan McDermid | Reuters The fourth quarter has just begun, and Wall Street analysts are picking out the companies they believe have potential for the long run.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) is a global technology company that designs, manufactures, and sells smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories. Some of its main products include the iPhone, the Mac line of personal computers and laptops, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The company also has a fast-growing services business that includes its iCloud cloud
Jeff Bezos, left, and Elon Musk Getty Images; Reuters Elon Musk repeated prior criticisms of fellow billionaire space mogul Jeff Bezos, as their respective companies continue to battle in federal court and in front of regulators. “I think I’ve expressed my thoughts on that front – I think he should put more of his energy
Monty Rakusen | Image Source | Getty Images Company: Huntsman Corp. (HUN) Business: Huntsman Corp. is a global manufacturer of differentiated organic chemical products. The company operates in four segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, and Textile Effects. The Performance Products segment manufactures amines and maleic anhydrides, including ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, glycols, ethylene dichloride,
Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), the world’s largest online retailer, has grown rapidly in a broad range of businesses including its core e-commerce operations, cloud services, and digital advertising. It also sells products such as the Alexa personal assistant and ecosystem, Kindle e-reader, Fire TV, and movies and television shows through its Amazon Prime Video platform. Amazon’s
Billionaire American businessman Jeff Bezos walks with Blue Origin’s President and CEO Bob Smith after Bezos flew on the company’s inaugural flight to the edge of space, in the nearby town of Van Horn, Texas, U.S. July 20, 2021. Joe Skipper | Reuters Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is suffering from an elevated turnover rate, CNBC
ESG investing, or when a company’s environmental, social and governance factors are evaluated, is booming, and a panel of sustainability-focused investors said the trend is only going to accelerate from here. Climate change “is a mega-trend that if you take advantage of it, and get ahead of it, it’s going to be an alpha generator
In 2020, there were $51.1 billion of flows into environmental, social, and governance (ESG) funds available to U.S. investors, marking a nearly tenfold increase over 2018 levels. This stat suggests that more and more investors care about aligning their investments with their values, but is ESG investing, also known as impact investing, right for you?
In this article NTRS Yie-Hsin Hung, New York Life Investment Management CEO CNBC Inflation will persist and add risk to the market, but one asset class could be a long-term ride, Yie-Hsin Hung, chief executive of New York Life Investment Management, said Wednesday. “Interest rates and inflation are going to persist at levels above what
Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origin, introduces a new lunar landing module called Blue Moon during an event at the Washington Convention Center, May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images Twenty-one current and former employees of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin claim the space company is a “toxic” workplace, according to an