Looking to upgrade laptop? Consumer Reports offers tech shopping tips
Technology has been put to the test over the past year, everything from laptops and monitors to routers and keyboards. If you’re looking for an upgrade, plan to be flexible because the global chip shortage has made shopping for tech more challenging this year.
Vaccination passports could further divide the U.S.
Vaccination passports could further divide the U.S. Tech companies are working on digital "vaccine passports" that could help the U.S. track people who have received coronavirus vaccines as more businesses and services reopen nationwide. Some researchers believe that this effort could end up further dividing an already fragmented country. Albert Fox Cahn, founder of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project and a Wired contributor, joined "CBSN AM" to discuss.cbsnews.com
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Tesla, Stitch Fix, Dick's Sporting Goods & more
Tech stocks — Tech and more-speculative stocks rose en masse on Tuesday as a retreat in U.S. Treasury yields helped the sector reverse some of the steep losses its seen in recent weeks. Electric car maker Tesla jumped more than 14%, on pace for its best day since March 2020. Zoom Video — Shares of the video communications company popped more than 7% midday after chief executive and founder Eric Yuan transferred roughly 40% of his stake, according to a government filing. First Energy — Shares of the energy company rose more than 2% after Bloomberg News reported that activist investor Carl Icahn is in talks with the company about potentially taking two seats on the board. Dick's Sporting Goods — The retail stock slumped about 6% on Tuesday despite the company beating Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom lines for its fourth quarter.cnbc.com
Why "vaccine passports" could be a future travel requirement
Why "vaccine passports" could be a future travel requirement Tech and travel companies are teaming up to create digital "vaccine passports," which could be someday be required for travelers to prevent the spread of disease. CBSN technology reporter Dan Patterson joined CBSN with more on what this new technology could mean.cbsnews.com
BlackRock takes equities to overweight for 2021, sees powerful restart to the economy
BlackRock has raised equities to overweight for 2021, based on its view that the restart of the economy will accelerate with the distribution of vaccines. The firm is raising equities from neutral on a tactical basis, meaning over a six-to-12-month basis. From a long-term strategic view, BlackRock remains neutral on stocks, due to valuations and a challenging environment for earnings and dividend payouts. Pyle said the firm remains focused on the stocks of quality companies, particularly in the U.S. In addition to U.S. stocks, BlackRock also overweights emerging markets and most Asian equities.cnbc.com
Four tech stocks that could outperform during sector weakness
Tech has fallen out of favor in the past week, with mega-cap stocks such as Apple and Microsoft coming under pressure. But, even in the case of sector weakness, two market watchers see some opportunity in the space. I mean, this is the big Chinese ecommerce play here," Binger told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Monday. Binger noted the stock trades cheaply relative to the rest of the tech sector. Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak, backs the chips stocks, highlighting one name by way of example.cnbc.com
Apple and four other of the largest publicly traded companies are about to report earnings – what to watch
The five largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. – Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook – will report earnings this week. Bapis warns that tech stocks could come under near-term pressure during the earnings stretch after their sharp climb off the lows. Apple and Microsoft are categorized as tech, Facebook and Alphabet are in the communication services sector and Amazon in consumer discretionary. That's what we've seen. And then when we've seen these market setbacks tech's been able to hold up against that backdrop, too.cnbc.com
One stock could benefit from materials breakout and e-commerce boom, Miller Tabak strategist says
The materials sector has taken over the leadership position as tech hit a rough spot this month. Materials stocks hit a high for a second day in a row on Thursday after rallying more than 5% in September. Just on Thursday, the XLB materials ETF rose 1%, while the XLK tech ETF fell 1%. International Paper is one materials stock that has benefited from the materials breakout and the surge in online spending during the pandemic, according to Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak. "Seventy percent of their sales come from packaging, so with everybody using e-commerce to have their packages delivered to them, it's very positive," Maley said during the same "Trading Nation" segment.cnbc.com
Facebook knows a lot about you. Heres how to manage that information
If all of that sounds like oversharing, you may be able to limit what Facebook does with the information it collects. Theres another setting called Manage Future Activity, Germain said. Other companies will keep sending Facebook information, but they wont be able to use it for targeted advertising and it wont keep it tied to your account.Cant create a Facebook avatar? To find and manage these settings:On a computer: Click the down arrow in the top right of the Facebook home page > Settings & Privacy > Privacy Shortcuts > View or clear your Off-Facebook activity > Manage Your Off-Facebook Activity. To prevent the data from being used for targeted ads in the future, tap Manage Future Activity on the right-hand side, hit the Manage Future Activity button on the next screen, and then switch off the toggle.
S&P 500 closes at highest since early March as Facebook and Amazon hit records, Dow up 300 points
Stocks rose sharply on Wednesday, building on this week's gains, as traders increased bets of an economic recovery with more states easing stay-at-home orders. The S&P 500 advanced 1.7% to 2,971.61, its highest closing level since March 6. It also put the Nasdaq up 4.5% for 2020, adding to the index's lead over the Dow and S&P 500 year to date. Facebook's gains came as investors cheered the company's new e-commerce, Facebook Shops, while Amazon continues to benefit from consumers ordering online. Connecticut began allowing consumers to dine in at restaurants with outdoor seating on Wednesday, and some shops also began reopening.cnbc.com
Is your old computer not meeting new demands?
Otherwise, it would crash.If that sounds familiar, it may be time to buy a new computer that keeps up with the new demands of working from home or video-chatting with friends. Consumer Reports offered some recommendations. If you like PCs, the Lenovo Flex 15 is a Consumer Reports Best Buy at $750. Theyre powerful and save space. Click here for step-by-step instructions from Consumer Reports.
Dow drops nearly 200 points on second-to-last day of trading, trimming big gain for the year
Stocks fell from their all-time highs on Monday as investors took off some risk on the second-to-last trading day of a historic year for equities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 183.12 points, or 0.6%, to 28,462.14, while the S&P 500 fell 0.5%, or 18.73 points, to 3,221.29. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.6%, or 60.62 points, to 8,945.99, after topping 9,000 for the first time ever last week. The S&P 500 notched five straight weeks of gains, rising 28.5% in 2019 through Monday's close. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% last week during the shortened holiday trading.cnbc.com
Here's what happened to the stock market on Monday
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 183.12 points, or 0.64%, to close at 28,462.14. The S&P 500 dropped 0.58% to 3,221.29. Tech was the worst-performing sector among the 11 S&P 500 groupings. Some of the biggest winners of the year, including Microsoft, Visa, Nike, and Procter & Gamble, were all in the red on Monday as investors took profits. Microsoft and Visa were among the top three gainers in the Dow this year, rallying 55% and 42%, respectively.cnbc.com
Tech stocks hit all-time highs as Micron shares surge
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York City, November 21, 2019. Technology stocks, a longtime sector leader, once again lifted the broad market to records. Tech was the best-performing sector among the 11 S&P 500 groupings, led by Micron Technology and Western Digital which traded 4.5% and 6.9% higher. Micron and Western Digital surged Monday on upgrades from Susquehanna International Group. The equity research firm upgraded Western Digital on the expected ramp-up of the 5G smartphone build cycle.cnbc.com
In 2019, almost every investment worked
The S&P 500 is up more than 25% and counting. For stock investors specifically, it was hard to guess wrong. A look at the S&P 500 companies' internal performance shows only 64 names, or 12%, are down this year. With the trade war still unresolved and the election coming up, Wall Street is forecasting much more modest gains next year. Wall Street's equity strategists are generally more cautious about 2020, with the average S&P 500 target of 3,272 implying a little more than 5% gain.cnbc.com
The technology sector could be headed for new all-time highs by the end of 2019, trader says
"You're seeing the semis, measured by the [VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF, or] SMH, make new highs. You're seeing large-cap tech like Microsoft just below highs. You're seeing Apple at new highs. Climbing to $88 would mean new all-time highs for the XLK, and a nearly 8% rise from its Wednesday morning levels. So, I'm risking about a dollar, or $100 per call spread you're trading."cnbc.com
VIDEO: Airman suffers PTSD as child, shares emotional story to encourage others to get help
Casey Ross from the Montana Air National Guard shares her story of overcoming mental health challenges. She credits her Wing DPH and Commanders with helping her find the tools she needed to save her life and her career. Video by Tech. Jonathan Young Air National Guard Training and Education Center/TV, U.S. Dept. of DefenseRelated Content:Suicide prevention lifeline information and resourcesSAQ: What questions do you have about PTSD?
Symantec shares soar on report that Broadcom is in talks to acquire the security software maker
Why LinkedIn is the only social network that survives breakupsWhile many who date say they tend to unfriend, unfollow or outright block their exes on social media after a relationship ends, there seems to be one social network that is...Technologyread morecnbc.com
Vehicle-to-vehicle tech aims to prevent accidents
The federal government is proposing new technology regulations for the car market: vehicle-to-vehicle technology. The new system would allow cars to "talk" to each other on the road. Kris Van Cleave reports regulators hope this will help prevent accidents.cbsnews.com
Google, Delphi self-driving test cars involved in crashes
Tech companies hope to change the way we drive by having cars drive themselves. Advocates say it will make the roads safer, but testing driverless technology doesn’t come without fender benders. Ben Tracy reports on the alarming new information on the test car collisions.cbsnews.com
Tech to expect in 2015
Tech to expect in 2015 2014 was the year of the bigger smart phone, fitness trackers, drones, 3D printing and security hacks. So what will next year bring? CNET's Kara Tsuboi gazes into the tech crystal ball and reports on some of the innovative trends and gadgets you can expect to hit the market in 2015.cbsnews.com
New wearable tech will be more fashionable
New wearable tech will be more fashionable Another brand of smart glasses will soon hit the market. Intel has teamed with Luxottica to create a new line of eyewear they promise will be stylish too. CNET's Bridget Carey joins CBSN with more on how companies are looking to make wearable tech more fashionable for consumers.cbsnews.com