NFL condemns racism, admits 'we were wrong' not to listen to NFL player protests

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell admitted the league was “wrong” for failing to listen to players who protested social injustice, he said on Friday in a video.  In his second statement released since the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by police in Minnesota, Goodell used the roughly 80-second…

Reddit co-founder Ohanian resigns from board, urges company to replace him with a black candidate

Alexis Ohanian holds daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. following the women’s singles match between his wife, Serena Williams, and Katie Boulter of Great Britain during day six of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena on January 03, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

Trump says states that have reopened are doing 'tremendous business,' even as coronavirus cases rise in some

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House June 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images States that have reopened nonessential businesses and eased restrictions meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus are doing “tremendous business,” President Donald Trump said Friday.

New York City reports first day with no confirmed coronavirus deaths since March 11

A cyclist wearing a face mask rides on the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States, May 27, 2020. Michael Nagle | Xinhua via Getty Images New York City saw its first day without any confirmed deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, according to new data from the NYC Department of…

'It's going to be ugly,' analyst says as mortgage rates suddenly spike on shocking jobs report

What’s good news for the U.S. economy is suddenly bad news for mortgage rates. A far-better-than-expected May employment report only added to a growing sell-off in the bond market, pushing yields to the highest level since March. Mortgage rates loosely follow the yield on the 10-year Treasury.

'We're back' — Cramer says May's shocking, record jobs gains show economy bouncing back

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday raved about the May jobs report, saying the 2.5 million jobs added last month was evidence the U.S. economy was bouncing back from the coronavirus-induced devastation. “We’re back,” he said on “Squawk Box.” “I think there were a lot of people who felt that the layoffs would be permanent and it’s obvious that…

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Slack, Gap, RH, Broadcom, Uber & more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: United Airlines (UAL), American Airlines (AAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), Southwest Airlines (LUV), JetBlue (JBLU) – Airline stocks are extending this week’s rally this morning, as demand continues to rebound faster than expected despite being substantially below normal levels.

Coronavirus live updates: WHO sees 'upticks' in cases amid reopening; global deaths cross 390,000

As the global death toll of Covid-19 surpasses 390,000, the spread of the virus continues to accelerate in parts of Latin America and Eastern Europe, according to the World Health Organization. Daily new confirmed cases are pushing new highs, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, with an all-time high of 130,400 new cases…

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday

Dow futures really started to soar — pointing to an over 700-point advance at Friday’s open — after the government’s May jobs report was much better than feared. Nonfarm jobs last month rose 2.5 million. Estimates had called losses of 8.3 million jobs. The unemployment rate last month declined to 13.3%, but that was a far cry better…

Coronavirus live updates: Brazil's death toll surpasses Italy's, Lancet retracts hydroxychloroquine study

The global number of coronavirus cases surpassed 6.6 million, as the pandemic continues to sweep across the world. The death toll in Brazil surpassed that of Italy on Thursday. South America was recently declared a new epicenter in the outbreak.

U.S. coronavirus cases have been slowly ticking up since Memorial Day

Coronavirus cases in the United States have been slowly ticking up since the Memorial Day holiday, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. New cases hit a peak of 31,578, based on a seven-day average, on April 10 before steadily falling to an eight-week low of  just over 20,600 a…

Bail set at up to $1 million for three ex-Minneapolis police officers charged with abetting alleged murder of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis police officers (L to R) Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, Alexander Kueng Three now-former Minneapolis police officers had bail set at up to $1 million at their arraignment Thursday on charges of aiding and abetting a fourth cop in the alleged murder of George Floyd, a black man whose Memorial Day death while in…

'All I want is a reason': GOP senator blocks Trump's nominations until administration explains why it fired watchdogs

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) talks with reporters as he heads for a meeting at the Capitol October 02, 2018 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Thursday said he would block two Trump administration nominations until the White House explained why it fired two federal watchdogs.

Elon Musk calls for Amazon breakup after Covid-19 skeptic claims it censored his book

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Thursday tweeted that he thinks it’s time to break up Amazon. His tweet came after writer Alex Berenson tweeted a screenshot showing that his upcoming book about Covid-19 doesn’t meet Amazon guidelines for sale. Berenson has been a critic of the coronavirus lockdown and has suggested that the risks of…

Joe Biden's lead against Trump in the 2020 election is growing wider, polls show

Joe Biden and Donald Trump Ron Adar | Echoes Wire | Barcroft Media via Getty Images: Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images With the 2020 election now less than five months away, polls show former Vice President Joe Biden pulling further ahead of President Donald Trump, even as the apparent Democratic nominee’s campaign remains…

CDC warns George Floyd protests may be 'seeding event' for more coronavirus outbreaks

Protestors kneel in front of the police during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles on June 2, 2020. Kyle Grillot | AFP | Getty Images Protests across the U.S. and other parts of the world over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis…

U.S. needs to ensure underserved minorities have 'equitable access' to coronavirus testing, testing chief says

Assistant Secretary for Health admiral Brett Giroir speaks as US President Donald Trump listens during a news conference on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on April 27, 2020.