Squawk Pod

Squawk Pod

Squawk Pod is a daily, guided curation of the top moments and takeaways from CNBC’s flagship morning show, “Squawk Box”, anchored by Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Each day, the podcast includes news making interviews, perspective and analysis from iconic guest hosts, and slices of debate and discussion—from the heated to the hilarious— all wrapped with exclusive context and color from Senior Producer Katie Kramer.

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January 26, 2022 27 min

The market’s wild swings have not deterred retail investors; Tastytrade founder Tom Sosnoff breaks down trading volume and trading appetite among the smaller market players. ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood isn’t deterred by big tech’s big swings either, and she’s doubling down on her strategy. Mattel has won back the license to make Disney princess toysMicrosoft is optimistic about its future in the cloud, and the U.S. Commerce Departme...

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After the biggest intraday market bounceback in years, investors are making sense of tech stock stumbles, inflation fears, and uncertainty from the Fed. Cryptocurrencies are still trading lower, with bitcoin down 50% from its highs. About 8,500 American troops are standing by for deployment as the U.S. and its European allies watch Russia-Ukraine tensions escalate. CNBC’s Kayla Tausche breaks down the U.S. response to the rising li...

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January 25, 2022 45 min
Listen to CNBC's special report about today's market volatility. From which stocks were hit hardest, to fears of war between Russia and Ukraine, and whether the Federal Reserve is moving too fast.
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U.S. stocks fell today following the S&P 500′s worst week since March 2020. Riskier assets are also selling off, with bitcoin plunging over the weekend, wiping out nearly half of its value. Lloyd Blankfein, former CEO of Goldman Sachs, discusses cryptocurrencies, plus the Fed’s plan for rate hikes ahead of the FOMC meeting this week. Blankfein explains why he thinks bank stocks are a good place for investors to be and why his v...

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The Nasdaq is firmly in correction territory, with Peloton and Netflix leading the slide downhill. Veteran investor Jeremy Grantham says there’s more to come, predicting a multi-asset bubble burst, resulting in a 45% decline in stocks. After CNBC’s report that Peloton would halt production of its products and concerns about insider trades in the c-suite, Peloton’s been on a bumpy ride. Its stock price returning to earth from the st...

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American Airlines CEO Doug Parker spoke with CNBC’s Phil LeBeau and the ‘Squawk Box’ team to break down the company’s latest fourth-quarter earnings report. In his last interview as CEO, Parker considers omicron’s impact on industry recovery, provides a bookings forecast for the spring, and discusses the nation’s 5G rollout. The Winter Olympics kick off in two weeks, but NBC’s announcers have decided against traveling to Beijing ov...

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Microsoft’s enormous deal for Activision Blizzard might be the catalyst for consolidation of metaverse projects in 2022. AT&T and Verizon have turned on a major new part of 5G coverage, but alarm from some airlines has delayed the launch near U.S. airports. Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg discusses 5G safety and how the new 5G C-band coverage could supercharge the internet, just in time for more metaverse projects. Plus, Pfizer’s new...

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Microsoft announced it will buy video game giant Activision Blizzard in a $68.7 billion all-cash deal. Under the deal, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, who has faced calls to resign over the cultural problems within his company, will remain CEO during the transition. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and CNBC contributor, discusses the omicron Covid variant and says its global spread is inevitable. CNBC’s Eunice Yoon reports ...

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Carl Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist behind Watergate, discusses the evolution of the news industry, what constitutes good journalism, and his new book, ‘Chasing History’. The Transportation Department is launching a $27 billion program to repair and upgrade roughly 15,000 highway bridges across the nation as part of the infrastructure law approved in November. White House National Economic Council Di...

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January 13, 2022 19 min

Delta and other airlines are facing headwinds from weather and rising cases of omicron, but Delta CEO Ed Bastian predicts a travel rebound at the end of February. Speaking with CNBC’s Phil LeBeau and the ‘Squawk Box’ team, Bastian reacts to the company’s latest quarterly earnings report, the rising cost of oil, and Delta’s ranking on 2022′s “Just 100” list. After lobbying the CDC to shorten quarantine guidelines from 10 to 5 days t...

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Investors are considering what Fed Chair Powell’s second term means for their portfolios, particularly after the Labor Department revealed that inflation grew at its fastest 12-month pace in nearly 40 years during December. CNBC’s Ylan Mui reports on the growing calls for new stock trading rules for Capitol Hill lawmakers and for Fed officials. Also in DC, Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) discusses common ground between Democr...

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Legendary trader and Just Capital co-founder Paul Tudor Jones discusses this year’s “Just 100” list, which ranks companies based on ESG issues. Julie Sweet, CEO of number 17 on the list Accenture, shares how her focus on sustainability and diversity has helped her company’s bottom line. Paul Tudor Jones lays out his outlook for the U.S. economy in 2022, including the Fed, crypto, and more. As new Covid cases rise, consumers are scr...

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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says the company will have an omicron vaccine ready by March, just in case. He discusses global vaccine distribution, the covid treatment pill, and what he’s hoping for in 2022 with CNBC’s Meg Tirrell, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler discusses regulatory goals on his 2022 docket, including bolstering transparency for investors. Plus, China is attempting to mitigate a surge of ...

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The tech stock darlings of the pandemic have finally hit a pullback. For the first time in five years, the Dow is outperforming the Nasdaq. The Fed’s signals for rate hikes on the horizon has prompted a reversal for high-growth cloud stocks, which could spell trouble for portfolios of tech bulls like Cathie Wood. Omicron is weighing on the markets and a group of former advisers to President Biden, who urge, “We need to do better.” ...

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One year after the deadly insurrection at the Capitol, we consider leadership, complicity, and the future of American democracy with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman. President Biden delivered remarks from Statuary Hall of the Capitol building, a space that a year ago was overrun by rioters discontent with the 2020 election results: “You can’t love your country only when you win.”

 

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President Joe Biden’s overall disapproval rating reached a new high in December as more voters signaled their unhappiness with his handling of the economy and the Covid pandemic. Harvard University’s Arthur Brooks, AEI president emeritus, contributing writer for the Atlantic, and host of “The Art of Happiness,” breaks down why Americans are feeling disappointed with the U.S. economy despite strong employment and economic metrics. W...

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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty on four of eleven charges in her criminal fraud trial; CNBC’s Scott Cohn breaks down the jury’s verdict and the life that now awaits Holmes. The U.S. reported a record 1 million cases of new Covid infections on Monday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The record single-day total may be due in part to delayed reporting from over the holiday weekend. Dr. Kavita...

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Kicking off 2022, CNBC’s Meg Tirrell discusses the latest surge in Covid-19 cases, up more than 200% in the last two weeks. 2021’s issues at the airport continue in 2022, as well: over 13,000 flights were canceled in the U.S. between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports on the latest wave of flight cancellations and says airlines have blamed the disruptions on a combination of bad weather and omicron infecti...

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In the final episode in Squawk Pod’s special series on the wealth and wisdom of the leaders behind Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger share their combined 187 years of wisdom, both in life and in finance. The two consider history’s patterns, from fiscal stimulus to global pandemic, and offer perspective on today’s economic and social problems. Buffett and Munger discuss wealth’s impact on character, both for indi...

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In part three of our most popular episodes of Squawk Pod, featuring real stories behind the leadership of Berkshire Hathaway, CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger share lessons learned from investing through nearly 7 decades of economic history. In conversations with Becky Quick, the two share their perspective on axe murderers, “swingers,” and the costs of a free market, and the two speak candidly on the dangers of ...

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