Wells Fargo is raising the bar for new customers to get a popular mortgage product, CNBC has learned exclusively. The bank is now requiring new clients to bring at least $1 million in balances if they want to refinance a jumbo mortgage, up from a previous level of $250,000, according to people with knowledge of
A pedestrian passes by the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE, in New York on March 17, 2020. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Michael Nagle via Getty Images) Xinhua News Agency Companies struggling to get through the coronavirus slashed the amount of money they returned to shareholders through dividends in the second quarter. The net
People pass by the Salesforce Tower and Salesforce.com offices in New York City, March 7, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters What seemed like a few decades ago, I mean in February, people used to occasionally ask “How’s business?” Despite usually responding, “Fine, thanks,” I would often think of the inquiry as two-part. One, and probably
Charles Zhengyao Lu, chairman and founder of Luckin Coffee, and Jenny Qian Zhiya, chief executive officer of Luckin Coffee, ringing the opening bell during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq in New York, on May 17, 2019. Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Luckin Coffee fraud scandal was a
Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway is finally pulling the trigger. The conglomerate is spending $4 billion to buy the natural gas transmission and storage assets of Dominion Energy. Including the assumption of debt, the deal totals almost $10 billion. It’s the first major purchase from Berkshire since the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent market collapse in March.
Fracking giant Chesapeake Energy’s bankruptcy filing comes following a financial mess at the company that included no budgets, a massive wine collection and a nine-figure bill for parking garages, sources told CNBC’s David Faber. CEO Robert D. “Doug” Lawler found in examining the company’s books a $110 million bill for two parking garages, Faber reported
BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist said after the market’s strong gains, he is more cautious on U.S. stocks into the second half of the year because of risks of fading fiscal stimulus and potential election volatility. BlackRock Investment Institute, in its second half outlook, said it retains equities at neutral, or benchmark weight in portfolios.
An artist’s rendering of a Momentus Vigoride transfer vehicle deploying satellites in orbit. Momentus A space startup offering a “last mile delivery” service for spacecraft is continuing its deal spree this year, becoming an increasingly important player in the growing small satellite market. Momentus, a Santa Clara, California-based company, has so far struck $40 million
People walk by a Wells Fargo bank branch on October 13, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Wells Fargo warned on Monday that it will likely cut its dividend after the Federal Reserve announced it would cap dividends for banks based on earnings. Wall Street analysts pointed to Wells Fargo as
The logo of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen during the 4th annual America Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile, September 5, 2018. Ivan Alvarado | Reuters Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing branch of the e-commerce giant, is further expanding its services in the growing space industry. The company announced
(L-R) Michael Corbat, chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc., Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., James Gorman, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley, Brian Moynihan, chief executive officer of Bank of America Corp., Ron O’Hanley, president and chief executive officer of State Street Corp., Charles Scharf, chief executive officer of Bank
A worker on a Chesapeake Energy natural gas rig in Fort Worth, Texas Matt Nager | Bloomberg | Getty Images Chesapeake Energy, the poster child of the U.S. shale revolution, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday. The move comes as the company and industry more broadly has been rocked by a drop in oil and
Getty Images Banks have pulled back from a popular credit card promotion on concerns that borrowers struggling during the coronavirus crisis may leave them with defaulting loans. Balance transfer offers, which typically entice borrowers to move their debt to a new lender in exchange for a temporary 0% interest rate, have been sharply reduced at banks
Jeffrey Ubben Source: BusinessWire Company: Enviva Partners LP (EVA) Business: Enviva is a supplier of utility-grade wood pellets to power generators. The company procures wood fiber and processes it into utility-grade wood pellets and loads the finished wood pellets into railcars, trucks and barges that are transported to deep-water marine terminals, where they are received, stored
Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft Unity comes into land during a glide test flight on May 1, 2020. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic successfully completed its second glide flight test in New Mexico on Thursday, a milestone that should set the company up to begin spaceflights next. The company said that after it completes “an extensive data review”
Vricon 3D visualization of Damascus, Syria. Maxar Space and satellite imagery company Maxar Technologies is taking full ownership of a joint venture it has held with Swedish aerospace group Saab, which the U.S. company expects will further its analytics offering. Maxar announced after the market closed on Tuesday that it intends to acquire full ownership of 3D
Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Billionaire investor Bill Ackman, who made a killing this year by nailing the market bottom, on Monday disclosed plans for an initial public offering of a $4 billion blank-check company, which will target so-called “Mature Unicorns.” The new investment vehicle named Pershing Square
Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft outside Spaceport America in New Mexico. Virgin Galactic Shares of Virgin Galactic shares jumped Monday after it signed an agreement with NASA that will allow the space tourism venture to train astronauts for trips to the International Space Station on flights to the edge of space. The company — which is publicly traded
People walk past the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington D.C., the United States, May 21, 2020. Ting Shen | Xinhua via Getty Images Historically unique financial conditions brought on by the coronavirus have changed the way the Federal Reserve is stress-testing banks this year. In addition to the usual rigors that measure how well
Barry Rosenstein, founder of JANA Partners. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Company: Perspecta Inc. (PRSP) Business: Perspecta provides end-to-end information technology services and mission solutions to government customers. The company serves intelligence, defense, space, federal civilian, federal healthcare and state and local governments. It provides various solutions in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations. Stock Market
Robinhood app Source: Robinhood Robinhood is making it more difficult to get access to its options offering in the wake of a customer’s suicide last week. In a blog post Friday, Robinhood’s co-CEOs outlined multiple changes to the free-trading app. Robinhood will increase eligibility requirements, and “consider additional criteria” for customers for level three options
Source: Robinhood On the small yellow sticky note that 20-year-old Alex Kearns left on his bedroom door was an ominous message saying to turn on the computer. Daniel Kearns powered up his son’s laptop in their home in Naperville, Ilinois. Within seconds, a four-paragraph letter flashed on the screen. “If you’re reading this, then I
A person on a scooter rides past a JPMorgan Chase & Co. bank branch in New York, U.S., on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg | Getty Images JPMorgan Chase will close its U.S. Chase retail branches early on Friday in observation of Juneteenth, according to an email to colleagues from CEO Jamie
An Astra rocket standing on the launchpad in Kodiak, Alaska. Astra / John Kraus Rocket builder Astra will try again for its first orbital rocket launch in July, as the San Francisco-area startup navigates the coronavirus pandemic environment while trying to begin flying satellites to space regularly. The company suffered a setback in March when
Spencer Platt | Getty Images JPMorgan Chase will bring more of its trading personnel back to its New York headquarters starting next week, according to a person with knowledge of the bank’s plans. Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in New York in March, most of the bank’s traders and salespeople have worked from home.
Chewy CEO Sumit Singh (C) rings the opening bell to commence the day’s trading for the Chewy Inc. IPO at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), June 14, 2019. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Which stocks are primed to outperform during this notably volatile period? Here are a few of the names the best-performing Wall Street
A trader walks by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the first day that traders are allowed back onto the historic floor of the exchange on May 26, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Traders baffled by the unprecedented market whipsaw are scrambling to buy protection against more rough sledding ahead.
CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday that professionals on Wall Street are taking advantage of amateur investors by bidding up beat-up but popular stocks like airlines in premarket trading. “It’s a game. If it weren’t securities, let’s say it was monopoly, let’s say it’s Draft Kings … it would be so much fun,” Cramer said on “Squawk
A man looks at an electronic quotation board displaying stock prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on May 26, 2020. KAZUHIRO NOGI | AFP via Getty Images After reaping profits during the market’s rebound, some Robinhood traders are getting squeezed as the Dow violently reverses its winning ways with a 1,600-point plunge. The
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, smiles as he speaks during the Economic Club of Washington’s Milestone Celebration event in Washington, DC, on September 13, 2018. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Amazon is introducing a new digital credit line for U.S.-based merchants with partner bank Goldman Sachs, CNBC has learned exclusively. Small