Carl Quintanilla & Twitter CEO Dick Costolo take on the #IceBucketChallenge
— 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.
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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.
James Middleton is taking sweets to a new level with his unique invention: selfie marshmallows.
Middleton’s company, Boomf, snags photos from Instagram and Facebook and sells them in packs of 9 for 15 pounds (about $26) each.
"It’s hilarious to be sent pictures on your friends on marshmallows,” Middleton said.
Middleton says his company is hoping to expand the business to cakes, macaroons, chocolates, and biscuits in the near future.
But is his success due in part to his royal connection?
“I’m my own person, irrespective of who my family are,” he said. “I want to know I can achieve stuff without additional attention that I may get.”
The company will expand into the U.S. later this year.
Did you know?
• Two thirds of the Class of 2011 had loans.
• In 2013, graduates owed the U.S. government $1 trillion in federal loan debt.
For many 20-somethings, paying off those loans is easier said than done. Our social media intern, Jane Burnett, went in search of answers.
She caught up with CNBC’s Personal Finance Correspondent, Sharon Epperson, who shares her best tips to help college grads ditch that debt.
For more on this topic, click here.
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Former White House Press Secretary James Brady has died. Brady served under President Ronald Reagan.
He was 73.
Ebola is spreading, and there’s no cure. Why?
At least 826 people have died in West Africa during the current outbreak of the virus- more deaths than in any previous outbreak of the disease. The first infected American is being treated in an isolation unit at Emory hospital- the first time a person with the disease has been treated on American soil.
Because the development of a vaccine is so costly, and outbreaks of the disease are so rare, significant efforts have not resulted in developing a vaccine in the past.
"Prior episodes burned themselves out with fewer deaths after a shorter time," said Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious disease professor at Florida International University. "That’s meant less of a feeling that a vaccine should be on the market."
The disease is contracted through touch, bodily fluids and contact with infected needles. Experts say the disease is unlikely to spread in the U.S. at this point.
Here’s what POTUS had to say :
On the economy: The good news is, the economy clearly is getting stronger, things are getting better, our engines are revving louder. Unfortunately, there are a series of steps we could be taking to maintain this momentum and perhaps accelerate it…and- so far at least- in Congress we have not seen them willing or able to take those steps.
On working with Congress: I will not stop trying to work with both parties. When Congress returns new month, my hope is that instead of trying to pass partisan message bills…they’re going to come together.
On the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: It is heartbreaking to see what’s happening there. On one hand, Israel has the right to defend itself. On the other hand, because of the incredibly irresponsible actions of Hamas to house these rocket launches in the middle of civilian neighborhoods, we send up seeing people who have nothing to do with these rockets being hurt.
On resources at the border: We’ve run out of money. And we are going to have to reallocate resources in order to just make sure that some of the basic functions that have to take place down there … that those things get done.
On enhanced interrogation techniques after 9/11: In the immediate aftermath of 9/11 we did some things that were wrong. We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks. We did some things that were contrary to our values.
On the CIA report that got into hands of Senate staff: My hope is that this report will reminds us once again that the character of our country has to be measured in part not by what we do when things are easy, but what we do when things are hard.
On the crisis in Russia and Ukraine: Short of going to war, there are going to be some constraints in terms of what we can do if President Putin and Russia are ignoring what should be their long-term interests.