In pictures: Suspected terror attack at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

An explosion in Manchester has killed at least 22 people and injured around 59 in a suspected terrorist incident. The blast occurred at the end of a concert of the American pop star Ariana Grande at about 10.35 p.m. local time (5.35 p.m. Scroll down to see scenes from Manchester after the suspected terror attack.


An explosion in Manchester has killed at least 22 people and injured around 59 in a suspected terrorist incident. The blast occurred at the end of a concert of the American pop star Ariana Grande at about 10.35 p.m. local time (5.35 p.m. Scroll down to see scenes from Manchester after the suspected terror attack.
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In pictures: Suspected terror attack at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

An explosion in Manchester has killed at least 22 people and injured around 59 in a suspected terrorist incident.

The blast occurred at the end of a concert of the American pop star Ariana Grande at about 10.35 p.m. local time (5.35 p.m. ET).

Scroll down to see scenes from Manchester after the suspected terror attack.


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Sophisticated weapon used in Manchester terror attack is ‘disturbing’, says security expert

The explosive device used in the Manchester terror attack on Monday evening that has so far been responsible for 22 fatalities and dozens of injuries was worryingly sophisticated, according to a U.K.-based security expert. “The type of weapon is disturbing in some ways because a functioning bomb is actually a fairly sophisticated device to make,” Raffaello Pantucci, director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), told CNBC Tuesday. “There are easy bombs


The explosive device used in the Manchester terror attack on Monday evening that has so far been responsible for 22 fatalities and dozens of injuries was worryingly sophisticated, according to a U.K.-based security expert. “The type of weapon is disturbing in some ways because a functioning bomb is actually a fairly sophisticated device to make,” Raffaello Pantucci, director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), told CNBC Tuesday. “There are easy bombs
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Sophisticated weapon used in Manchester terror attack is ‘disturbing’, says security expert

The explosive device used in the Manchester terror attack on Monday evening that has so far been responsible for 22 fatalities and dozens of injuries was worryingly sophisticated, according to a U.K.-based security expert.

“The type of weapon is disturbing in some ways because a functioning bomb is actually a fairly sophisticated device to make,” Raffaello Pantucci, director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), told CNBC Tuesday.

“There are easy bombs and there are harder bombs but it does always require a certain level of technical ability which either requires a certain amount of training or some practice or some sort of technical skills. And that’s always quite worrying,” he added, noting that many aspiring bombmakers try and fail.

Observing the more common trend in recent years for U.K. terror perpetrators to select cars or knives as the weapon of choice, the security expert said the level of sophistication needed to construct this device will have authorities asking whether the operative was a part of a larger operation.


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22 dead in suicide attack after Ariana Grande concert in UK

At least 22 people were killed and about 59 others were injured in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called “an appalling attack” after an Ariana Grande concert Monday night at Manchester Arena in England, authorities said. A senior White House official told NBC News that President Donald Trump, who is on a visit to Jerusalem, had been briefed on the incident. Multiple senior U.S. law enforcement officials briefed by British authorities told NBC News that forensic evidence at the scene — i


At least 22 people were killed and about 59 others were injured in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called “an appalling attack” after an Ariana Grande concert Monday night at Manchester Arena in England, authorities said. A senior White House official told NBC News that President Donald Trump, who is on a visit to Jerusalem, had been briefed on the incident. Multiple senior U.S. law enforcement officials briefed by British authorities told NBC News that forensic evidence at the scene — i
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22 dead in suicide attack after Ariana Grande concert in UK

At least 22 people were killed and about 59 others were injured in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called “an appalling attack” after an Ariana Grande concert Monday night at Manchester Arena in England, authorities said.

Greater Manchester Police said the incident was being treated as terrorism. A senior White House official told NBC News that President Donald Trump, who is on a visit to Jerusalem, had been briefed on the incident.

Police said the explosion took place outside the arena, which is near the Manchester Victoria transit station, as the concert ended at about 10:35 p.m. local time (5:35 p.m. ET), catching people as they exited.

Ian Hopkins, chief constable of the Greater Manchester Police, said investigators were coordinating with British intelligence. “This is clearly a very concerning time for everyone,” he said at a brief news conference early Tuesday. At a later press conference on Tuesday, Hopkins said that police believe the attack was carried out by one man who had an improvised explosive device and who also died in the bombing. He added that children were among those killed in the blast.

Multiple senior U.S. law enforcement officials briefed by British authorities told NBC News that forensic evidence at the scene — including a body found at the blast site — indicated a suicide attack. British and U.S. law enforcement officials said they believed they had tentatively identified the bomber.

U.S. officials said initial reports indicated that some of the casualties might have been caused by a stampede of concert-goers.

“My thoughts are with the victims and the families of those affected in what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” May said in a brief statement.

A representative of Ariana Grande said the singer, who has millions of young fans around the world, was not hurt. Likewise, Bianca Landrieu, the Boston hiphop star known as Bia, who also performed, tweeted: “Guys we are okay!!!”

In a statement, Scooter Braun, Grande’s manager, thanked “Manchester’s first responders, who rushed towards danger to help save lives.”

“We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families and all those affected in your hearts and prayers,” he said.


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Britain suspends election campaign after suspected attack

Britain’s political parties have agreed to suspend election campaigning until further notice following an explosion in Manchester that killed at least 22 people at a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande. May said earlier that the incident in the northern English city was being treated as a terrorist attack and that authorities were working to establish the details of the blast. “I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night,” Corbyn said. “My thoughts are with families and fri


Britain’s political parties have agreed to suspend election campaigning until further notice following an explosion in Manchester that killed at least 22 people at a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande. May said earlier that the incident in the northern English city was being treated as a terrorist attack and that authorities were working to establish the details of the blast. “I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night,” Corbyn said. “My thoughts are with families and fri
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Britain suspends election campaign after suspected attack

Britain’s political parties have agreed to suspend election campaigning until further notice following an explosion in Manchester that killed at least 22 people at a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande.

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, said in a statement that he had spoken to Prime Minister Theresa May and had agreed that all national campaigning for the June 8 election would be suspended.

May said earlier that the incident in the northern English city was being treated as a terrorist attack and that authorities were working to establish the details of the blast.

“I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night,” Corbyn said. “My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and been injured.”

Initial signs pointed to a suicide bomber as the cause of the blast, said two U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.


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Goldman warns of 2018 oil glut amid optimism over OPEC cut extension

Expectations of an extension of an oil production cut agreement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and major producers led by Russia are supporting prices, but there are risks for a renewed surplus later next year, Goldman Sachs analysts wrote in a report published on Monday. “A nine-month extension would normalize OECD inventories by early 2018, in our view, but we see risks for a renewed surplus later next year if OPEC and Russia’s production rises to their expanding capa


Expectations of an extension of an oil production cut agreement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and major producers led by Russia are supporting prices, but there are risks for a renewed surplus later next year, Goldman Sachs analysts wrote in a report published on Monday. “A nine-month extension would normalize OECD inventories by early 2018, in our view, but we see risks for a renewed surplus later next year if OPEC and Russia’s production rises to their expanding capa
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Goldman warns of 2018 oil glut amid optimism over OPEC cut extension

Expectations of an extension of an oil production cut agreement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and major producers led by Russia are supporting prices, but there are risks for a renewed surplus later next year, Goldman Sachs analysts wrote in a report published on Monday.

“A nine-month extension would normalize OECD inventories by early 2018, in our view, but we see risks for a renewed surplus later next year if OPEC and Russia’s production rises to their expanding capacity and shale grows at an unbridled rate,” the Goldman analysts said.

Crude oil prices have been gaining steadily in the last few weeks but are slightly lower in Asia on Tuesday with U.S. West Texas intermediate and European Brent futures down 0.4 percent lower around $51 and $53.60 a barrel respectively, as prices give up some recent gains after President Donald Trump proposed the sale of half the country’s strategic oil reserves in his budget plan, according to Reuters.

To avoid the boom-bust cycle, sustained backwardation in prices will help, the Goldman analysts added. This is as the low deferred prices will restrain access to credit for shale producers.

Backwardation happens when spot and near-month contracts are priced higher than contracts in the forward months.

“Costs will also play a role in setting shale’s growth path but we do not forecast sufficient inflation at this point to achieve the required slowdown next year,” the investment bank said


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Manchester attack likely the work of lone wolf than terror network, analyst says

Monday’s suspected suicide attack on Manchester Arena was likely yet another lone-wolf incident rather than the work of international terror networks, according to one political analyst. “It is highly unlikely that this is part of some coordinated attack from overseas,” Richard Fenning, global CEO at political consultancy Control Risks, told CNBC. He added that the priority was to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network. “The nature of modern terror attacks in Europe is ent


Monday’s suspected suicide attack on Manchester Arena was likely yet another lone-wolf incident rather than the work of international terror networks, according to one political analyst. “It is highly unlikely that this is part of some coordinated attack from overseas,” Richard Fenning, global CEO at political consultancy Control Risks, told CNBC. He added that the priority was to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network. “The nature of modern terror attacks in Europe is ent
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Manchester attack likely the work of lone wolf than terror network, analyst says

Monday’s suspected suicide attack on Manchester Arena was likely yet another lone-wolf incident rather than the work of international terror networks, according to one political analyst.

No details are known about the identities of parties involved in an explosion that has killed 22 people and injured at least 59. However, U.K. and U.S. officials said they may have tentatively identified the bomber, according to NBC News.

“It is highly unlikely that this is part of some coordinated attack from overseas,” Richard Fenning, global CEO at political consultancy Control Risks, told CNBC.

Ian Hopkins, chief constable of the Greater Manchester Police, said Tuesday that police believe the attack was carried out by one man who had an improvised explosive device and who also died in the bombing. He added that the priority was to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network.

Recent attacks on European soil reveal the development of self-radicalized individuals, as reflected by the Westminster Bridge incident, he explained. These people have chosen to duck below society’s radar, got personal issues that lead them to self-alienation as well as a willingness to inflict serious violence, he continued.

“The nature of modern terror attacks in Europe is entirely sporadic in what motivates people to do it.”

Still, the extent of strategic planning behind the explosion at one of Europe’s largest indoor stadiums was impressive, pointed out another analyst.

“The actual placement of the suicide bomber or device was put there with a specific intent to kill so this was a well-thought out plan,” Fred Burton, chief security officer at Stratfor and former U.S. State Department counter-terrorism agent, told CNBC. “This was a certainly a very successful operation from the eyes of whoever carried this off.”


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Early movers: F, HUN, RBS, AMGN, PPG, BA, BX & more

The automaker’s new CEO will be Jim Hackett, former chief executive of Steelcase and currently chairman of the autonomous vehicles unit at Ford. Huntsman – U.S.-based Huntsman and Switzerland’s Clariant are combining in a more than $14 billion merger of specialty chemical companies. PPG Industries – Akzo Nobel shareholders are taking the Dutch paint maker to court over its rejection of a $29.5 billion takeover bid from PPG. Elliott Advisors is leading the effort to convince judges to order a pro


The automaker’s new CEO will be Jim Hackett, former chief executive of Steelcase and currently chairman of the autonomous vehicles unit at Ford. Huntsman – U.S.-based Huntsman and Switzerland’s Clariant are combining in a more than $14 billion merger of specialty chemical companies. PPG Industries – Akzo Nobel shareholders are taking the Dutch paint maker to court over its rejection of a $29.5 billion takeover bid from PPG. Elliott Advisors is leading the effort to convince judges to order a pro
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Early movers: F, HUN, RBS, AMGN, PPG, BA, BX & more

Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Ford – CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports that the automaker will announce that it’s replaced CEO Mark Fields. The automaker’s new CEO will be Jim Hackett, former chief executive of Steelcase and currently chairman of the autonomous vehicles unit at Ford. The news comes amid profit margins at Ford that trail those of rivals and a nearly 40 percent drop in Ford’s stock price since Field took over three years ago. Ford has scheduled a news conference for 9:45 a.m. ET.

Huntsman – U.S.-based Huntsman and Switzerland’s Clariant are combining in a more than $14 billion merger of specialty chemical companies. The all-stock transaction will create a company that will be 52 percent owned by Clariant shareholders.

Royal Bank of Scotland – RBS is trying to reach a last-minute settlement with investors who sued the bank, accusing it of misleading them over a 2008 capital increase.

Amgen – The biotech company does not expect an experimental osteoporosis drug to win FDA approval this year, following a trial which showed a higher rate of heart problems.

PPG Industries – Akzo Nobel shareholders are taking the Dutch paint maker to court over its rejection of a $29.5 billion takeover bid from PPG. Elliott Advisors is leading the effort to convince judges to order a probe into alleged mismanagement by Akzo’s board.

Boeing – The jet maker signed a handful of deals with Saudi Arabia during President Trump’s weekend visit, involving the sale of military and passenger aircraft.

Berkshire Hathaway – Berkshire got a bullish mention in this weekend’s Barron’s, which said Warren Buffett’s company could see double-digit gains in its stock over the next 18 months.

Blackstone – The private equity firm and Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund announced plans to create a $40 billion infrastructure fund, investing mostly in U.S. projects.

General Electric– GE is also among the companies inking new deals in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, with GE signing $15 billion in agreements involving power, health care, and energy.

Apple – Apple is being sued for patent infringement by a small Boston-based company called Universal Secure Registry over technology used in its Apple Pay service.

Ciena –Ciena was upgraded to “buy” from “hold” at Stifel Nicolaus, which said the maker of networking equipment is in a position to benefit from improving market trends, as well as recent contract wins and possible profit margin improvements from new products.

Qualcomm – JPMorgan Chase upgraded the chip maker’ stock to “overweight” from “neutral”, citing the benefits of the soon-to-close deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors (NXPI).

Mylan – Barclays upgraded the generic drug maker’s stock to “overweight” from “equal weight, with the expected approval of a generic version of multiple sclerosis treatment Copaxone among the positive factors.


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Tuesday’s markets are watching Trump overseas and his budget at home, plus housing data and Fed speakers

Traders are also watching President Trump’s overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe. Clifton said it’s unusual for a president to be traveling overseas when their budget is introduced. Sinche said Trump could start to win back some confidence if his meetings overseas go well. Comey reportedly has said Trump asked him to end the investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security advisor. The Trump budget is expected to include a $54 billion bump in defense spending.


Traders are also watching President Trump’s overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe. Clifton said it’s unusual for a president to be traveling overseas when their budget is introduced. Sinche said Trump could start to win back some confidence if his meetings overseas go well. Comey reportedly has said Trump asked him to end the investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security advisor. The Trump budget is expected to include a $54 billion bump in defense spending.
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Tuesday's markets are watching Trump overseas and his budget at home, plus housing data and Fed speakers

Traders are also watching President Trump’s overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe. Trump visited Saudi Arabia over the weekend and was in Tel Aviv on Monday where he said his visit to Israel was a rare opportunity to “bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people.”

“This is just standard fare. When things are going poorly at home, presidents seem to book it overseas,” said McCarthy. Trump heads to Europe, where he will attend the G-7 leaders meeting at the end of the week.

Clifton said it’s unusual for a president to be traveling overseas when their budget is introduced. The budget is usually something the president spends time promoting.

Stocks closed higher as traders looked past the controversies surrounding Trump at home and bid up defense stocks and other stocks benefiting from deals with Saudi Arabia.

“He’s having a good trip so far. He’s stayed on script,” said Bob Sinche, chief global strategist at Amherst Pierpont. Sinche said Trump could start to win back some confidence if his meetings overseas go well.

Trump’s troubles have hit the dollar, at the same time the euro is surging on an improved view of the euro zone. The dollar index is now down 0.9 percent since the election, after being up more than 6 percent in early January. But the air needs to clear around the investigation into Trump’s campaign’s ties to Russia before the dollar takes off again, Sinche said. He said it could also be helped by the Fed raising interest rates, but it would really improve if it seemed that tax reform was becoming a priority in Washington.

Former FBI director James Comey is expected to testify before Congress on the investigation after the Memorial Day holiday, and some strategists say the dollar could be stuck until then. Comey reportedly has said Trump asked him to end the investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security advisor. On Monday evening, the Washington Post quoted sources saying that Trump asked two top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against the FBI investigation.

The stock market has held up despite a sell-off last week, and Clifton said there could still be policy positives even with the investigation. “We think the Comey stuff is serious. But at the end of the day, I can’t be on the sidelines if a $200 billion infrastructure plan is going to be put on the table. That could be tomorrow, it could be in two weeks,” said Clifton. The strategist also said Republicans could be galvanized to push tax reform because of the White House’s troubles, opposite of what many in the markets think.

The Trump budget is expected to include a $54 billion bump in defense spending. One example of how the budget would raise funds would be to allow states to require more work in exchange for food stamps.

“It’s the beginning of the process and everyone knows this is a place holder,” Clifton said.

Watch: What’s at stake in Trump’s visit to Israel


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Donald Trump arrives in Israel, will push peace process

TEL AVIV, Israel — President Donald Trump arrived in Tel Aviv on Monday, hoping to help push forward what he’s described as the “ultimate deal” — peace between Israelis and Palestinians. In his welcoming remarks to Trump, Netanyahu said “Israel’s hand is extended in peace to all of our neighbors, including the Palestinians.” “We do not have a greater friend than Donald Trump,” Netanyahu told reporters after a meeting with him at the White House in February. Monday’s flight — direct from Riyadh t


TEL AVIV, Israel — President Donald Trump arrived in Tel Aviv on Monday, hoping to help push forward what he’s described as the “ultimate deal” — peace between Israelis and Palestinians. In his welcoming remarks to Trump, Netanyahu said “Israel’s hand is extended in peace to all of our neighbors, including the Palestinians.” “We do not have a greater friend than Donald Trump,” Netanyahu told reporters after a meeting with him at the White House in February. Monday’s flight — direct from Riyadh t
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Donald Trump arrives in Israel, will push peace process

TEL AVIV, Israel — President Donald Trump arrived in Tel Aviv on Monday, hoping to help push forward what he’s described as the “ultimate deal” — peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

“Welcome, our good friend,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said while greeting Trump after he stepped off Air Force One.

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Despite the formality of the occasion, Netanyahu and Trump swapped banter on the red carpet.

“What is the protocol?” Trump asked. “Do you have any idea?”

“I think they’ll just tell us where to stand,” Netanyahu replied as they walked toward their predetermined spots to listen to the national anthem.

Trump later said he was “very, very honored” to be visiting the country, highlighting that he came “to this sacred and ancient land to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and the state of Israel.”

He added: “We have before us a rare opportunity to bring stability, security and peace to this region and its people — defeating terrorism.”

Trump’s two-day visit will include separate meetings with Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Trump also plans to visit the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem and the Western Wall, an important key Jewish holy site.

In April, Trump said he was convinced that an end to the violence was within reach.

“I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians,” he told Reuters a week before meeting with Abbas at the White House. “There is no reason there’s not peace between Israel and the Palestinians — none whatsoever.”

White House aides have played down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Trump’s stop, casting it as more symbolic than substantive.

The last round of peace talks, led by then-President Barack Obama and his secretary of state, John Kerry, fell apart in 2014.

While en route to Tel Aviv, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson previewed the stop as a continuation of the president’s push for unity in the fight against terrorism, as well as an opening step in the quest for peace between Israel and Palestine.

“I think he feels like there’s a moment in time here,” Tillerson said, referring to Trump. “We have the opportunity to advance the peace discussions between the Israelis and the Palestinians … I think the president has indicated he’s willing to put his own personal efforts into this if the Israelis and the Palestinians are ready to be serious about engaging as well.”

In his welcoming remarks to Trump, Netanyahu said “Israel’s hand is extended in peace to all of our neighbors, including the Palestinians.”

Trump ran a pro-Israel campaign and his election was welcome news in Israel. The presidents decision to tap three Orthodox Jews — Ambassador David Friedman, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and adviser Jason Greenblatt — only solidified their favor.

“We do not have a greater friend than Donald Trump,” Netanyahu told reporters after a meeting with him at the White House in February.

However, from compromising Israeli intelligence to backtracking on a promise to move the U.S. Embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv to a diplomatic scuffle over the Western Wall, Israel’s once-clear support of the Trump administration is less certain.

Israel has also expressed concern about the $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia that Trump announced Saturday in Riyadh. Yuval Steinitz, a senior Cabinet minister and Netanyahu confidant, called Saudi Arabia “a hostile country” and said the deal was “definitely something that should trouble us.”

Palestinian activists are calling for a “Day of Rage” when Trump visits the West Bank on Tuesday. The demonstrations are meant to draw attention to a month-long hunger strike by hundreds of prisoners being held by Israel, and to protest what many Palestinians say is unfair U.S. support for Israel.

Trump’s first foreign trip began in Saudi Arabia and takes him, after Israel, to the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis, to Brussels for a NATO summit and finally to Sicily for a meeting of leaders of the Group of Seven major industrial nations.

Monday’s flight — direct from Riyadh to Tel Aviv — was in itself historic. It marks the first time Air Force One was able to fly directly between the two nations, which do not have diplomatic relations.

Netanyahu said he hoped “that one day an Israeli prime minister will be able to fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh.”


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Ford Motor Is Replacing Mark Fields as C.E.O.

In a shake-up reflecting the pressures on the American auto industry, Ford Motor is replacing its chief executive, Mark Fields, according to officials briefed on the move. Jim Hackett, who oversees the Ford subsidiary that works on autonomous vehicles, will take the reins from Mr. Fields. Ford plans to make an announcement on Monday morning, the officials said. More from the New York Times:Ford Moves to Trim Its Ranks as Its Chief Faces a TestKilling C.I.A. The change came less than two weeks af


In a shake-up reflecting the pressures on the American auto industry, Ford Motor is replacing its chief executive, Mark Fields, according to officials briefed on the move. Jim Hackett, who oversees the Ford subsidiary that works on autonomous vehicles, will take the reins from Mr. Fields. Ford plans to make an announcement on Monday morning, the officials said. More from the New York Times:Ford Moves to Trim Its Ranks as Its Chief Faces a TestKilling C.I.A. The change came less than two weeks af
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Ford Motor Is Replacing Mark Fields as C.E.O.

In a shake-up reflecting the pressures on the American auto industry, Ford Motor is replacing its chief executive, Mark Fields, according to officials briefed on the move.

Jim Hackett, who oversees the Ford subsidiary that works on autonomous vehicles, will take the reins from Mr. Fields. Ford plans to make an announcement on Monday morning, the officials said.

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During Mr. Fields’s three-year tenure — a period when Ford’s shares dropped 40 percent — he came under fire from investors and Ford’s board for failing to expand the company’s core auto business and for lagging in developing the high-tech cars of the future.

The change came less than two weeks after Mr. Fields was sharply criticized during the company’s annual shareholders meeting for Ford’s deteriorating financial results.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2017-05-22  Authors: bill vlasic, daniel acker, bloomberg, getty images
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