Steve Kopack

Steve Kopack


Social, breaking news, newsgathering & other stuff at @CNBC (+@CNBCnow) • Steve@CNBC.com • Probably in front of a screen right now ?

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2019's issuance of subprime auto debt is set to surpass 2018's record of $32B despite concerns about consumers' financial health. There's $1.3T of outstanding auto debt, with 4.8% of that seriously delinquent — just below the financial crisis peak of 5.2%

Inbox: ATLANTA--Former U.S President Jimmy Carter was released from Emory University Hospital this morning after successful surgery and recovery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by a subdural hematoma.

“A future where it costs you money to get a hurricane alert is a bad future, and we shouldn’t be aiming for that.” Worthwhile story on NOAA, falling behind the curve in weather forecasting, and how private industry could upend free weather info for you.

One memorable example of U.S. forecasting already lagging: The European model accurately predicted Superstorm Sandy’s track in 2012 — a week ahead of time. Europe will likely keep its edge for now & have the ability to upgrade its systems faster because it charges for access.

To keep up, the National Weather Service is working w/ universities, other agencies & public/private partnerships. One example is the GRAF model recently unveiled by The Weather Company and showed to CNBC in November (also mentioned in Wash. Post story):

YouTube CEO: " If we were held liable for every single piece of content that we recommended, we would have to review it."

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“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is push­ing to strip out sweep­ing le­gal pro­tec­tions for on­line con­tent in the new trade pact with Mex­ico and Canada, in what would be a blow for big tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies.”

One day after delivering a warning about using Huawei equipment, UK PM Boris Johnson was spotted taking selfies on a phone made by — you guessed it — Huawei. The U.K. government has not commented on the incident.

WSJ: Amazon has signed a lease for 335,000 square feet of office space in Hudson Yards, where it will put more than 1,500 employees. "Amazon is taking the space without any of the special tax credits and other inducements" offered during the HQ2 saga.

The U.K. economy reported GDP growth of *0%* in October. And with declines seen in August and September, it’s the 3 weakest months of growth since 2009. (via @BBCBusiness )

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Did Trump just shove another NATO leader to be in the front of the group?

Breaking, via : Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have gathered evidence of Donald Trump's participation in payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal "that violated campaign-finance laws"

BREAKING on @NBCNewYork : Sources say that R. Kelly has been arrested on sex trafficking charges by NYPD detectives and federal agents

As Trump speaks, it appears someone briefly threw a bunch of Russian flags up in air in front of the pool camera.

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Slo-mo: Trump appears to push aside/shove another NATO leader to get to the front of the group.

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Someone dressed like the Monopoly guy is photobombing the Senate's Equifax hearing

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On Fri., Trump got a briefing on Dorian and was shown this projected path (left). On Sun., Trump tweeted Ala. would be among states "most likely [to] be hit" (NWS said that wasn't correct) Today, Trump showed the same map — but looks like someone added Alabama to the track.

Security is quite literally dragging people away from outside McConnell's office

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Reuters: FACEBOOK HAS TURNED OVER ALL INFORMATION ABOUT ELECTION ADS BELIEVED TO BE BOUGHT BY RUSSIANS TO SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER - SOURCE

Why is Mar-A-Lago being promoted on two State Department websites?

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