WATCH: Insider trading suspect bolts—barefoot—from cameras.
You know what’s cool? $10.4 million in crowdfunding.
The “Coolest Cooler” is now the most-funded project ever on Kickstarter.
Created by Ryan Grepper, this cooler has a little bit of everything — blender, waterproof bluetooth DJ speaker system, USB recharge station, and yes, it will keep your stuff cold.
The campaign still has 3 days to go. Check it out here.
It’s official: Burger King is moving to Canada.
Burger King is buying Canadian chain Tim Hortons in a deal worth roughly $11 billion.
The new company, with combined sales of $23 billion, will be based in Canada.
When it comes to sports, the NFL brings in the big bucks. After all, it’s the most lucrative sports league…in the WORLD.
A few fun facts:
Now that’s a lot of billions.
We have a Nutella crisis on our hands.
Here’s the deal:
-There’s a global hazelnut shortage.
-Ferrero, which makes Nutella, uses 25% of the world supply of hazelnuts.
-This means prices of your favorite spread are about to surge.
So, you better stock up now.
Meet Andy Casagrande:
His scariest moment ever on Shark Week? He revealed it all in a Q&A with CNBC: http://cnb.cx/1nWHlO7.
I accept the challenge! #icebucketchallenge @CNBC https://t.co/WmICZ9y1rI— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla)August 13, 2014
After Scott Wapner challenged them yesterday, CNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took on the #IceBucketChallenge today. Just after noon eastern time, Costolo posted a Vine of him drenched in cold ice water. Moments later, Quintanilla, who Costolo challenged, did the same from outside the New York Stock Exchange.
Both passed on the challenge, which benefits the ALS Association.
See who they challenged.
Remembering Robin Williams
From President Obama to Hollywood actors and comedians, an outpouring of tributes flood social media upon news of the legendary comedian’s death.
@BarackObama: "Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny … and everything in between. But he was one of a kind." —President Obama
@BillyCrystal: No Words.
@Disney: "He was a true Disney Legend, a beloved member of our family, and he will be sorely missed." http://di.sn/foL
@SteveMartinToGo: I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
Quincy Jones: RIP to my dear brother and friend Robin Williams. The world will miss the decades of laughter that you gave all of us.
Happy Birthday! We got you this pure gold shirt.
For Indian textile magnate, Pankaj Parakh, turning 45 involved donning this $213K gold shirt, weighing nine pounds.
We urge all Iraqi authorities, civil society and international partners to work the United Nations and its partners to deliver lifesaving humanitarian assistance. —
- White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, in Tuesday’s press briefing
Two days after urging humanitarian assistance in Iraq, Earnest would not directly address reports that the U.S. is considering air strikes in Iraq in response to worsening threats presented by terrorist group ISIS.
During the White House news briefing today, Earnest said the White House is not prepared to discuss options for Iraq on or off the table at this point.
“The President has at the same time demonstrated his clear willingness to take the kind of military actions required to protect america’s core interests,” Earnest said.
As many as 40,000 religious minorities are currently stranded on top of a mountain in Iraq, with no food or water, in the face of death threats from ISIS. According to UNICEF, about 40 children have already died from heat exposure and dehydration.
Senior officials say a decision from the President is expected “imminently”.
UPDATE: NYT reports American forces to bomb two ISIS targets in Iraq, story is developing.