Articles written by: Lynn Wilkins

Ikea apologizes for leaving New Zealand off a world map

Ikea apologizes for leaving New Zealand off a world map

furniture giant Ikea has apologized for leaving off a world map that was being sold at one of its Washington D.C. outlets, . A Reddit user posted the error on a subreddit called , which collects all the instances where cartographers inadvertently leave out New Zealand from maps. last year […]

Here are the people most likely to get a bigger tax refund this year

Here are the people most likely to get a bigger tax refund this year

Even if you haven‘t started on your 2018 return, you‘ve probably heard this tax year‘s horror story: lower-than-anticipated refund checks or the possibility you will owe the . This tax year holds surprises for many individuals after the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. So far, average refunds […]

Huawei‘s fate in the US will be decided in the coming weeks

Huawei‘s fate in the US will be decided in the coming weeks

Two landmark cases involving the Shenzhen-based hardware giant Huawei take big steps forward in the coming weeks, as the Trump administration weighs an executive order that may further curtail the ability of American companies to use telecom equipment manufactured in China. Decisions on these matters will affect U.S.-China trade talks, […]

CDC blames spike in teen tobacco use on vaping, popularity of Juul

CDC blames spike in teen tobacco use on vaping, popularity of Juul

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is blaming nicotine vaping devices like Juul for single-handedly driving a spike in tobacco use among teens, threatening to erase years of progress curbing youth use. Over the course of a year, the number of high school students using tobacco products, which include […]

‘This is a union town‘ — NYC councilman says Amazon‘s HQ2 is ‘antithetical‘ to our values

‘This is a union town‘ — NYC councilman says Amazon‘s HQ2 is ‘antithetical‘ to our values

has shown that it is “antithetical” to New York values, and the company should not be allowed to build its second headquarters in Queens until it changes its ways, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer told CNBC on Monday. Bramer, deputy leader of the 51-member council, said one reason he is […]

FDA to overhaul oversight of dietary supplements, curb ‘potentially dangerous products‘

FDA to overhaul oversight of dietary supplements, curb ‘potentially dangerous products‘

The plans to strengthen its oversight of the dietary supplement market in what Commissioner Scott Gottlieb called “one of the most significant modernizations of dietary supplement regulation and oversight in more than 25 years.” The agency is developing a new “rapid-response tool” to alert the public to avoid buying products […]

Tesla‘s largest institutional investor just cut its stake in half

Tesla‘s largest institutional investor just cut its stake in half

cut its stake in in half during the fourth quarter, according to a government filing. The international money manager owned 8.98 million Tesla shares by the end of last year, according to a filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission. The new, smaller stake represents 5.2 percent of the electric […]

Reddit raised $300 million at a $3 billion valuation — now it‘s ready to take on Facebook and Google

Reddit raised $300 million at a $3 billion valuation — now it‘s ready to take on Facebook and Google

What do Sen. Kamala Harris, Toyota, Charles Schwab and Jordan Peele‘s new movie “Us” all have in common? They all turned to Reddit to deploy ad campaigns and connect with consumers. The social network‘s growth in popularity with a broad range of advertisers has attracted new investors and is driving […]

Cramer: It would take two surprises — on trade and the Fed — to cause the next recession

Cramer: It would take two surprises — on trade and the Fed — to cause the next recession

The hiking interest rates aggressively and the U.S. not reaching a trade deal with China could be the catalysts that spur an economic recession, CNBC‘s contended Monday. Cramer , at least anytime soon. But when asked by CNBC‘s Joe Kernen on “” what would cause the next recession, Cramer responded […]

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Avis Budget Group, Pfizer, Tesla & more

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Avis Budget Group, Pfizer, Tesla & more

Check out the companies making headlines midday on Monday: — Shares of the car-rental company jumped 7.4. percent , citing an attractive valuation. The analyst also sees a 36.3 percent upside for Avis over the next 12 months. — The video-game maker climbed as much as 9.6 percent after Bank […]