Three big questions you probably have about Covid booster shots — and answers from top experts

You've probably heard a lot about booster shots in recent weeks. But nobody can agree on when you'll actually need to get one. On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory committee will meet to discuss booster shots, additional doses of the Covid vaccines designed to provide continued protection against the virus. The… Continue reading Three big questions you probably have about Covid booster shots — and answers from top experts

Delta Air Lines' $200 per month experiment for changing unvaccinated employees' minds seems to be working

Americans infamously vote with their wallets. Turns out, they may get vaccinated against Covid with their wallets, too. In the two weeks since Delta Air Lines announced a $200 monthly health insurance surcharge for unvaccinated employees, 20% of Delta's unvaccinated employees have already gotten the jab, Dr. Henry Ting, Delta's chief health officer, said in… Continue reading Delta Air Lines' $200 per month experiment for changing unvaccinated employees' minds seems to be working

How 4 college students tried to steal rare books worth millions from a school library — and what got them caught

One morning in December 2004, four men in gray wigs and fake beards embarked on a daring heist. Their target: several volumes of some of the world's rarest books, later valued at more than $5.7 million in total, located in the special collections library at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. To obtain the goods, they'd… Continue reading How 4 college students tried to steal rare books worth millions from a school library — and what got them caught

How 20-year-old ‘MkLeo’ went from poverty to top gamer with nearly half a million dollars in the bank

If the growth of esports into a billion-dollar industry isn't enough to convince you that video games are more than just a way for kids to while away hours on end in their rooms, then consider the career trajectory of professional gamer Leonardo "MkLeo" Lopez Perez. Today, the 20-year-old Mexico City native is one of… Continue reading How 20-year-old ‘MkLeo’ went from poverty to top gamer with nearly half a million dollars in the bank

Dr. Fauci on CDC mask guidelines: ‘We are dealing with a different virus now'

"We are dealing with a different virus now." That's what Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House chief medical advisor, told NPR Tuesday about the Covid delta variant. "This is not the original virus that we were dealing with. This has different capabilities much more efficient in transmitting from person to person," he said, explaining why the… Continue reading Dr. Fauci on CDC mask guidelines: ‘We are dealing with a different virus now'

This 29-year-old lives with her mom and daughter in a $1,400 a month rent-stabilized 1-bedroom apartment in Manhattan

Emma Sadler turned her life around during the pandemic, going from a laid-off service worker with $15,000 in debt to a gainfully employed UX designer with almost no debt, earning $75,000 a year through two jobs. The 29-year-old single mom, who shared her journey on CNBC Make It's Millennial Money series earlier this year, has… Continue reading This 29-year-old lives with her mom and daughter in a $1,400 a month rent-stabilized 1-bedroom apartment in Manhattan

How a CEO turned $6,000 into a multimillion-dollar toothpaste business that got an investment offer from Mark Cuban

Five years ago, Lindsay McCormick was working as a TV producer on HGTV's "House Hunters." She was traveling the country, living out of a suitcase, and relying heavily on travel-size toiletries. "I kept going through toothpaste tubes and I was just like, this feels so wasteful," McCormick says. An avid surfer and former surf instructor,… Continue reading How a CEO turned $6,000 into a multimillion-dollar toothpaste business that got an investment offer from Mark Cuban

How Oatly went from a decades-old obscure brand to a $10 billion IPO

Oat milk company Oatly makes its market debut Thursday, after pricing its IPO at $17 a share. The company raised $1.4 billion, valuing it at $10 billion.  Oatly has become a popular new alt-milk in the United States — it can be found at Starbucks, and an investment group that includes Oprah Winfrey and former… Continue reading How Oatly went from a decades-old obscure brand to a $10 billion IPO

Setting boundaries can help you manage your mental health as you return to work — here's how to do it

From being able to see a therapist virtually from the comfort of your home, to having extra time during the day to exercise and spend time outdoors, some people have had an easier time managing their mental health while working remotely during the pandemic. With more people getting vaccinated and returning to physical office spaces,… Continue reading Setting boundaries can help you manage your mental health as you return to work — here's how to do it

Always anxious about money? Here are 3 strategies to cope, from a psychotherapist

From worries about job security during the pandemic to managing crippling student loans, young people face many stressors when it comes to money. "Anxiety is really meant to bring our attention to something, because humans are wired to survive," Amanda Clayman, a mental health clinician who specializes in money issues, tells CNBC Make It. However,… Continue reading Always anxious about money? Here are 3 strategies to cope, from a psychotherapist

55% of Americans say the pandemic set their retirement plans back 2 or more years

More than 20% of Americans say they will need four or more years to get their retirement plans back on track following the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on the U.S. economy. That's according to a new survey from retirement-plan provider Fidelity, which explores the impact that the past year of lockdowns has had… Continue reading 55% of Americans say the pandemic set their retirement plans back 2 or more years

What a crypto executive wishes investors knew before buying bitcoin for the first time

Bitcoin is trending upward again, with the cryptocurrency briefly topping the $60,000 mark for the first time ever on Saturday. As recently as September 2020, one bitcoin was worth just over $10,000, and the recent rally has prompted more investors to get into crypto for the first time. But many new investors are jumping feet… Continue reading What a crypto executive wishes investors knew before buying bitcoin for the first time

Here's when the IRS could start sending out $1,400 stimulus checks

With the House and Senate both approving the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, the only thing separating Americans from a $1,400 stimulus check is a signature from President Joe Biden. The American Rescue Plan Act is expected to be signed by President Biden on Friday, and stimulus payments could start being sent out within days… Continue reading Here's when the IRS could start sending out $1,400 stimulus checks

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson on starting a tequila business: 'I am learning on-the-go'

In March, when the Covid pandemic first began, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was getting ready to launch his tequila brand, called Teremana. "We all had to shut down around the world, obviously it affected our businesses large and small," Johnson told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" Wednesday. But the pandemic ended up being fruitful for… Continue reading Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson on starting a tequila business: 'I am learning on-the-go'

Bob Iger: I wanted to run for president but my family shut it down–'they did not like that idea and the rest is history'

When Bob Iger made the stunning decision to step down as CEO of The Walt Disney Company in February, many speculated about his next steps – including whether he had planned to run for president. Although he decided against it, Iger seriously considered running for office multiple times, he said on Tuesday's "Coffee with The Greats"… Continue reading Bob Iger: I wanted to run for president but my family shut it down–'they did not like that idea and the rest is history'

How Bob Iger convinced Steve Jobs to sell Pixar to Disney: 'I've got a crazy idea'

When Bob Iger became the CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, he had a risky idea: buy Pixar. At the time, Walt Disney Animation Studios had been "faltering," Iger said during an interview with Bloomberg's "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations" published Wednesday. Pixar and Disney had a joint venture to co-produce Pixar's films,… Continue reading How Bob Iger convinced Steve Jobs to sell Pixar to Disney: 'I've got a crazy idea'

How Bob Iger convinced Steve Jobs to sell Pixar to Disney: 'I've got a crazy idea'

When Bob Iger became the CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, he had a risky idea: buy Pixar. At the time, Walt Disney Animation Studios had been "faltering," Iger said during an interview with Bloomberg's "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations" published Wednesday. Pixar and Disney had a joint venture to co-produce Pixar's films,… Continue reading How Bob Iger convinced Steve Jobs to sell Pixar to Disney: 'I've got a crazy idea'

VC who's backed companies like Peloton: My best advice for growing and scaling your side hustle

Some of today's most notable companies began as side hustles before they saw success. And at some point, all these founders had to ask themselves the same question: "Will this idea scale?" I've been a venture capitalist for 15 years, investing all over North America in 40 companies, including Peloton and Bill.com, both of which… Continue reading VC who's backed companies like Peloton: My best advice for growing and scaling your side hustle

9 winter side hustles: Some could earn you hundreds of dollars a month

More than half of Americans, 53%, are looking for an additional source of income this holiday season, according to a recent Decluttr survey of 2,000 U.S. adults. The coronavirus pandemic is still very much a factor in day-to-day life, though, so if you're considering a side hustle to pick up extra cash over the winter,… Continue reading 9 winter side hustles: Some could earn you hundreds of dollars a month

PPP loan borrowers are being steered toward forgiveness. Why they should slow down

The CARES Act established the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses experiencing difficulties amid the coronavirus. Generally, the loans are forgivable if at least 60% of the proceeds go to payroll expenses. The Small Business Administration and Treasury Department recently released simplified forgiveness applications for firms that borrowed $50,000 or less. Some lenders are nudging… Continue reading PPP loan borrowers are being steered toward forgiveness. Why they should slow down

'Queer Eye' design expert Bobby Berk: The one piece of furniture worth splurging on

As we spend more time at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, you might be looking for ways to zhuzh up your space. Bobby Berk, interior design guru on Netflix's "Queer Eye," says there's one home item that's definitely worth spending a little extra on: your mattress. According to Berk, your mattress "has the most effect… Continue reading 'Queer Eye' design expert Bobby Berk: The one piece of furniture worth splurging on

From 'electrostatic' spray to wipe-downs, here's how airplanes are cleaned during the pandemic

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, airplanes and airports were considered notoriously germy. With high-touch surfaces like tray tables and cramped spaces that make distancing difficult, there are lots of potential ways to spread germs and viruses. But if you're planning to travel this holiday season, airports and aircrafts will look different — potentially cleaner than usual.… Continue reading From 'electrostatic' spray to wipe-downs, here's how airplanes are cleaned during the pandemic

7 common shopping mistakes to avoid on Amazon Prime Day

Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon wasn't able to have Prime Day in July this year, but from midnight pacific time on Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Wednesday, Oct. 14, the sale is on with exclusive discounts for Amazon Prime members.  According consumer psychology expert Kelly Haws, like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, the idea with Prime… Continue reading 7 common shopping mistakes to avoid on Amazon Prime Day

How using an air purifier in your home can and can't prevent the spread of Covid-19

On Friday, the world learned that President Donald Trump has contracted Covid-19, just two days after his advisor Hope Hicks tested positive. Trump and Hicks traveled together this week on Air Force One, including to and from the presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday. The turn of events reinforces the idea that spending time indoors with… Continue reading How using an air purifier in your home can and can't prevent the spread of Covid-19