Silicon Valley supply chain fixer Flexport tops CNBC Disruptor 50

After a year in which supply chain bottlenecks roiled the global economy, Flexport, which uses technology to improve supply chains, reaches the top of the CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Freight forwarding, the official name for the industry Flexport is disrupting, is the centuries-old, trillion-dollar global business of matching companies that make stuff with companies that … Read more

Will Turkey block NATO membership for Sweden and Finland?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks ahead of the peace talks between delegations from Russia and Ukraine at Dolmabahce Presidential Office in Istanbul, Turkey on March 29, 2022. Arda Kucukkaya | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has doubled down on his opposition to Sweden and Finland joining the NATO alliance, … Read more

Some factories might leave China, but big picture it doesn’t matter

China still holds the cards for global supply chains, whether or not Covid lockdowns frustrate businesses in the near term. An employee works on the production line of the screens for 5G smartphones at a factory on May 13, 2022 in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province of China. Zhu Haipeng | Visual China Group | Getty Images … Read more

‘Unretiring’? This is how to handle your Medicare coverage

Blackcat | E + | Getty Images Retirees on Medicare who are heading back to the workforce may discover they have choices when it comes to their health-care coverage. That is, depending on the size of your new employer, you might be able to pick up the company health plan and drop Medicare – and … Read more

How Carvana went from a Wall Street top pick to meme stock trading

Ernie Garcia, CEO, Carvana Scott Mlyn | CNBC Carvana CEO Ernie Garcia III regularly tells Wall Street that “the march continues” in the company’s mission to become the largest and most profitable used car retailer in the world. Its stock price has marched this year as well, just in the wrong direction for investors. Within … Read more

How could Russia react to Finland, Sweden joining NATO

Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves Red Square after the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on May 9, 2022. Kirill Kudryavtsev | Afp | Getty Images With Finland and Sweden both announcing their bids to join the Western military alliance NATO, ending a decades-long history of military non-alignment, all eyes are on Russia and … Read more

UK threatens to scrap parts of Brexit deal

Johnson will visit Northern Ireland on Monday to hold emergency talks. Daniel Leal | Afp | Getty Images LONDON – The UK government is again threatening to unilaterally override large parts of the Brexit deal agreed with the European Union, raising the prospect of a trade war amid a power-sharing crisis in Northern Ireland. UK … Read more

China blockchain explainer: What is BSN?

China has made blockchain technology a strategic priority. Blockchain-based Service Network, or BSN, is part of its efforts to boost its capabilities in the sector. Yuichiro Chino | Moment | Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared that his country needs to “seize the opportunities” presented by blockchain technology. In a speech in 2019, … Read more

How to buy stocks on the brink of a bear market

It seemed like everyone was in a buying mood on Friday, except Elon Musk. The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke a six-day losing streak, the Nasdaq Composite turned in its second positive session in a row, and the S&P 500 was up over 2%, a small step back from the brink of a bear market, … Read more

US pilot shortage forces airlines to cut flights, scramble for solutions

Airline pilots walk through the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on December 27, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images The United States is facing its worst pilot shortage in recent memory, forcing airlines to cut flights just as travelers are returning after more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. The crisis … Read more