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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 ofRead more

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Pfizer CEO & Taking on Omicron

Nov 29 • 31:10

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says he’s “very, very confident” that the company’s Covid-19 treatment pill will be effective against the omicron variant of Covid-19, and that Pfizer will be able to manufacture a vaccine for this variant within 100 days, to be used if necessary. Pfizer submitted its application earlier this month to the Food and Drug Administration to authorize t...

The New Variant: “It’s Still Early Days”

Nov 26 • 24:32

The World Health Organization will meet today to discuss a new heavily-mutated variant of Covid-19. The variant has been detected in small numbers in South Africa, with reports of cases in Israel and Hong Kong. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell reports on how Covid-19 drugmakers like Moderna and Pfizer are responding to the variant. Dr. Kavita Patel, former White House health policy dire...

Business Icons’ Hope for Mental Health

Nov 25 • 18:10

Billionaire investor Ken Langone and Larry Bossidy, former Honeywell CEO, speak about the RADical Hope Foundation, their effort to reach young people struggling with mental health. The two united after Bossidy’s grandson Chris Martin, a Gonzaga University student, died by suicide aged 20. Bossidy first discussed the tragedy in a moving 2018 Squawk Box appearance, that caug...

Tesla, Turkey, NASA, & Cathie Wood: ARK on Steroids

Nov 24 • 40:26

ARK Invest founder and CEO Cathie Wood explains why she thinks ARK’s funds should be more valuable over the next five years despite a recent dip in tech shares. Wood’s flagship fund, ARK Innovation ETF, is down nearly 15% in 2021 while the S&P 500 is up 25%. Retailers Nordstrom and Gap both saw their quarterly results fall short and their shares prices hit by supply-chain ...

Palantir’s Politics with CEO Alex Karp; Powell’s Renomination; Elizabeth Holmes on the Stand

Nov 23 • 28:43

Palantir CEO Alex Karp reflects on the software firm’s first year as a publicly traded company and breaks down its growth trajectory. Karp discusses the company’s controversial position in American politics, his decision to relocate from Silicon Valley, the recently passed infrastructure bill, and U.S. climate policies. Karp weighs in on Palantir’s anti-terrorism efforts a...

Turkey Day Turbulence & Europe’s Covid-19 Protests

Nov 22 • 34:45

President Joe Biden is nominating Jerome Powell for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, which means Americans can expect the U.S. central bank to maintain its patient stance on inflation and interest rates. Biden praised Powell and the Fed for “decisive” action that cushioned the impact of the Covid pandemic. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and CN...

Build, Back, Passed -- and Moxie, Salad and TikTok

Nov 19 • 31:31

The House of Representatives has passed the largest expansion of the social safety net in decades, a $1.75 trillion bill that funds universal pre-K, Medicare expansion, renewable energy credits, affordable housing, a year of expanded Child Tax Credits and major Obamacare subsidies. Now President Biden’s Build Back Better Act heads to the Senate. CNBC’s Ylan Mui reports on ...

Sweetgreen’s IPO, Support for Spanx, & Good Stock, Nvidia!

Nov 18 • 19:23

Salad chain Sweetgreen made its trading debut today on the New York Stock Exchange. The D.C.-based company, which was founded in 2007, is trying to tap into what it describes as a grossly underserved market for fast-food that is also fresh, seasonal, and healthy. Sweetgreen co-founders Jonathan Neman, Nicolas Jammet and Nathaniel Ru explain their vision for a “McDonald’s o...

Target CEO & Holiday Shoppers; Mario Gabelli & NFTs for Christmas

Nov 17 • 40:21

Retail earnings continued today with Target reporting better-than-expected Q3 results. Like Walmart however, Target investors are worried about margins as the company absorbs higher costs of supply chain disruptions and labor shortages, rather than passing them on to consumers. Target CEO Brian Cornell addresses those concerns and details how the company has navigated glob...

David Rubenstein: Inflation, a Temporary Problem

Nov 16 • 29:23

Billionaire investor and founder of The Carlyle Group David Rubenstein discusses the risks and longevity of inflation. Having worked in the Carter Administration, Rubenstein considers whether today’s economic environment might match that of the 1970s. In his extended interview, he discusses the markets, the supply chain, President Biden’s economic agenda, the Fed, and cryp...

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