It’s Alibaba IPO day, and the crowds are already gathering outside the New York Stock Exchange for what will be the largest IPO ever in the U.S.
Founder Jack Ma made an appearance with Alibaba executives before heading inside for the big day.
All day, follow our Alibaba LIVE BLOG for all the latest news from the NYSE.
Should Scotland be an independent country?
That’s the question Scots are going to have to answer when they head to the polls today to vote on whether they’ll secede or remain part of the United Kingdom.
With over 4 million Scots – or 97 percent of the population – registered to vote, turnout is expected to be higher than for a general election. For this referendum, Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond lobbied to have 16- and 17-year-olds included as part of the electorate.
CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is reporting from Edinburgh today, where she talked with local voters. One family even brought their kids, the mom saying they wanted them to be part of the historic day.
Although the Scottish economy has been slowly picking up, those who favor an autonomous state argue a “yes” majority would bring more prosperity. But not everyone agrees. The vote has members of the country’s best-known industry – whisky – on edge.
How will this all play out? For coverage of this historic election, follow @CNBC and @MCaruso_Cabrera on Twitter.
All work and no play would make all of us here at CNBC a pretty boring bunch! So as part of Healthy Week 2014, runners and walkers got together for a 5k Fun Run and Walk. Participants completed a 2-lap course around our Englewood Cliffs headquarters. After the event, there was a BBQ, raffle, prizes and more!
Venture capitalist Peter Thiel had a lot to say on Squawk Box this morning.
"Twitter is hard to evaluate," said Thiel. "They have a lot of potential. It’s a horribly mismanaged company — probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there. But it’s such a solid franchise, it may even work with all that."
He also shared his thoughts on Google, Uber and gay CEO’s.
See it here: http://cnb.cx/1s6zKVC
He’s a legendary venture capitalist, the first major investor in Facebook, and a co-founder of PayPal.
Tomorrow, YOU have the chance to ask Peter Thiel a question on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” where he will be live from 7-9aET.
Have a question or maybe you want to pitch your brilliant startup idea? Go for it. Head over to Twitter and submit your question using hashtag #AskThiel. We’ll choose the best ones to ask live tomorrow on CNBC.
Anyone who’s seen “Captain Phillips” will tell you where the pirates are. Somalia, right? Wrong.
A region on an entirely different continent is now plagued by pirates more than anywhere else on earth.
Go inside the most pirated seas in the world: cnbc.com/pirates.
Say hello to the biggest IPO EVER in the United States!
Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, just filed to sell up to $21 billion in stock.
The company is expected to start trading on September 19th under ticker symbol “BABA,” but before that, it will be making a tour around the globe to woo investors.