Huawei says its first-quarter revenue jumped 39% despite political pressure

Huawei reported a 39 percent year-on-year increase in first-quarter revenue on Monday as it continues to see growth despite continued political pressure. The Chinese networking equipment maker said revenue totaled 179.7 billion yuan ($26.8 billion) for the first three months of 2019. Huawei said in a press release that 2019 “will be a year of large-scale deployment of 5G around the world” and its carrier business “has unprecedented opportunities for growth.” By the end of March, Huawei had signe


Huawei reported a 39 percent year-on-year increase in first-quarter revenue on Monday as it continues to see growth despite continued political pressure. The Chinese networking equipment maker said revenue totaled 179.7 billion yuan ($26.8 billion) for the first three months of 2019. Huawei said in a press release that 2019 “will be a year of large-scale deployment of 5G around the world” and its carrier business “has unprecedented opportunities for growth.” By the end of March, Huawei had signe
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Huawei says its first-quarter revenue jumped 39% despite political pressure

Huawei reported a 39 percent year-on-year increase in first-quarter revenue on Monday as it continues to see growth despite continued political pressure.

The Chinese networking equipment maker said revenue totaled 179.7 billion yuan ($26.8 billion) for the first three months of 2019. The company said it shipped 59 million smartphones in the first quarter.

Huawei said in a press release that 2019 “will be a year of large-scale deployment of 5G around the world” and its carrier business “has unprecedented opportunities for growth.” By the end of March, Huawei had signed 40 commercial contracts for 5G with leading global carriers. 5G refers to the fifth generation of mobile networks that promises super-fast data speeds with the ability to support new technologies like driverless cars.


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Facebook hires top State Department lawyer as general counsel

Facebook announced on Monday that it’s bringing in a new general counsel and vice president of communications as it tries to rebuild its image following a year filled with scandals. The company said Jennifer Newstead, the legal adviser to the U.S. State Department, is joining the company as its general counsel, replacing Colin Stretch, who said last year that he would be departing. Facebook also named John Pinette as vice president of global communications, succeeding Caryn Marooney, who announc


Facebook announced on Monday that it’s bringing in a new general counsel and vice president of communications as it tries to rebuild its image following a year filled with scandals. The company said Jennifer Newstead, the legal adviser to the U.S. State Department, is joining the company as its general counsel, replacing Colin Stretch, who said last year that he would be departing. Facebook also named John Pinette as vice president of global communications, succeeding Caryn Marooney, who announc
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Facebook hires top State Department lawyer as general counsel

Facebook announced on Monday that it’s bringing in a new general counsel and vice president of communications as it tries to rebuild its image following a year filled with scandals.

The company said Jennifer Newstead, the legal adviser to the U.S. State Department, is joining the company as its general counsel, replacing Colin Stretch, who said last year that he would be departing. Facebook also named John Pinette as vice president of global communications, succeeding Caryn Marooney, who announced her plans to leave in February.

Newstead, who was confirmed by the Senate in December 2017, is a government veteran, having previously worked at the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Justice and as an associate White House counsel. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thanked Newstead for her service in a statement, without addressing where she was going.

“Jennifer Newstead is an exceptional lawyer who has served the American people, our State Department team, and the Trump Administration faithfully as our Legal Adviser,” Pompeo wrote. “Her expertise and sharp judgment on an array of critical foreign policy issues will be greatly missed.”

Newstead brings some controversy with her. As part of the George W. Bush administration in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Newstead helped draft the Patriot Act, which granted law enforcement agencies greater surveillance power over ordinary Americans.

Pinette most recently worked as vice president of marketing and communications at Vulcan, the business and philanthropic group started by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Before that, he led communications for Bill Gates’ private office and also worked at Google.

Facebook has seen an exodus of top talent since the company became embroiled in controversy following the 2016 presidential election, when the platform was manipulated by foreign actors and flooded with fake news. The company is now trying to regain the trust of users, lawmakers and even advertisers, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has laid out his plans for a “privacy-focused” future.

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Huawei says its first-quarter revenue jumped 39% despite political pressure

Huawei reported a 39 percent year-on-year increase in first-quarter revenue on Monday as it continues to see growth despite continued political pressure. The Chinese networking equipment maker said revenue totaled 179.7 billion yuan ($26.8 billion) for the first three months of 2019. Huawei said in a press release that 2019 “will be a year of large-scale deployment of 5G around the world” and its carrier business “has unprecedented opportunities for growth.” By the end of March, Huawei had signe


Huawei reported a 39 percent year-on-year increase in first-quarter revenue on Monday as it continues to see growth despite continued political pressure. The Chinese networking equipment maker said revenue totaled 179.7 billion yuan ($26.8 billion) for the first three months of 2019. Huawei said in a press release that 2019 “will be a year of large-scale deployment of 5G around the world” and its carrier business “has unprecedented opportunities for growth.” By the end of March, Huawei had signe
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Huawei says its first-quarter revenue jumped 39% despite political pressure

Huawei reported a 39 percent year-on-year increase in first-quarter revenue on Monday as it continues to see growth despite continued political pressure.

The Chinese networking equipment maker said revenue totaled 179.7 billion yuan ($26.8 billion) for the first three months of 2019. The company said it shipped 59 million smartphones in the first quarter.

Huawei said in a press release that 2019 “will be a year of large-scale deployment of 5G around the world” and its carrier business “has unprecedented opportunities for growth.” By the end of March, Huawei had signed 40 commercial contracts for 5G with leading global carriers. 5G refers to the fifth generation of mobile networks that promises super-fast data speeds with the ability to support new technologies like driverless cars.


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Oil surges as US ends Iran sanction waivers—four experts forecast what’s next

Crude prices surged after the announcement, with the U.S. benchmark, West Texas Intermediate crude, gaining nearly 3 percent. So I think that’s one potential silver lining of higher oil. And so my guess is that economic activity stays where it is [and] oil prices will remain relatively constant. That’s going to couple with what we’ve been seeing in Venezuela, this likely forcing the oil price up [like] we’ve seen this morning. RBC Capital Markets’ head of U.S. equity strategy, Lori Calvasina, wa


Crude prices surged after the announcement, with the U.S. benchmark, West Texas Intermediate crude, gaining nearly 3 percent. So I think that’s one potential silver lining of higher oil. And so my guess is that economic activity stays where it is [and] oil prices will remain relatively constant. That’s going to couple with what we’ve been seeing in Venezuela, this likely forcing the oil price up [like] we’ve seen this morning. RBC Capital Markets’ head of U.S. equity strategy, Lori Calvasina, wa
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Oil surges as US ends Iran sanction waivers—four experts forecast what's next

Things are heating up in the energy market.

The Trump administration announced Monday that it would end exemptions to its sanctions on Iran, a move meant to significantly curb Iran’s oil output. Crude prices surged after the announcement, with the U.S. benchmark, West Texas Intermediate crude, gaining nearly 3 percent.

Here’s what experts say higher oil prices could mean for the broader market:

Savita Subramanian, head of U.S. equity and quantitative strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said a significant uptick in the price of crude would likely be a double-edged sword:

“[Higher] oil is actually good for corporate profits because the S&P [500] is levered to oil, so I think this could be a source of positive earnings surprise[s] for the year where analysts are penciling in super low expectations. So I think that’s one potential silver lining of higher oil. And then … consumers are making more money, so we might not feel that energy pinch until we get to higher levels. But $5 a gallon in California is not a good environment to be in, so we’re getting to a point where this could turn ugly.”

Aperture Investors CEO Peter Kraus didn’t anticipate major changes to the status quo:

“I think the oil prices are going to continue to reflect this sort of restriction in supply. And we’re not going to see a lot of new drilling based on these prices. We’re not going to see more holes being punched into the world to create more oil at these current prices. And so my guess is that economic activity stays where it is [and] oil prices will remain relatively constant. […] People predicted oil was going to go to $100, $120 a barrel, which I don’t see happening.”

Alex Dryden, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan, said macroeconomic global risks could catch up to the oil market itself:

“I think what you’re looking at is incoming restrictions on supply. That’s going to couple with what we’ve been seeing in Venezuela, this likely forcing the oil price up [like] we’ve seen this morning. Now, again, it’s about how sustainable that oil price is. You look at … the futures market. Go three years out — you typically go out that far when you want to take out political risk and look at how much geopolitical risk premium [is] priced into oil. Right now, it’s some of the highest levels since the Arab Spring. That’s not exactly a great backdrop for energy companies to really be able to continue to put that oil number in in a reliable way going forward. So, certainly some question marks over it.”

RBC Capital Markets’ head of U.S. equity strategy, Lori Calvasina, was fairly bullish on the prospect of higher oil prices for the broader market:


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RNC hires little-known intel firm Outliers Group for opposition research on Dems

The company, called the Outliers Group, received $10,000 from the RNC in March for research and consulting services, according to the RNC’s latest Federal Election Commission filing. It marks the first time Outliers has been paid by any political entity since its founding, FEC records show. Outliers is run by Rob Berra, a former U.S. Army infantry officer and managing director of Clerestory Research, which also isn’t known as a go-to firm for the GOP. “This was for Democrat oppo research service


The company, called the Outliers Group, received $10,000 from the RNC in March for research and consulting services, according to the RNC’s latest Federal Election Commission filing. It marks the first time Outliers has been paid by any political entity since its founding, FEC records show. Outliers is run by Rob Berra, a former U.S. Army infantry officer and managing director of Clerestory Research, which also isn’t known as a go-to firm for the GOP. “This was for Democrat oppo research service
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RNC hires little-known intel firm Outliers Group for opposition research on Dems

The Republican National Committee has hired a tiny, unknown company, which is run by an Army veteran who leads a private intelligence firm, to dig up opposition research on Democrats for the 2020 campaign.

The company, called the Outliers Group, received $10,000 from the RNC in March for research and consulting services, according to the RNC’s latest Federal Election Commission filing. It marks the first time Outliers has been paid by any political entity since its founding, FEC records show.

Outliers is run by Rob Berra, a former U.S. Army infantry officer and managing director of Clerestory Research, which also isn’t known as a go-to firm for the GOP.

“This was for Democrat oppo research services. Searching for and analyzing public records,” Mike Reed, the RNC’s deputy chief of staff of communications, told CNBC in an email describing Outliers’ role. “We partner with a variety of firms to assist us with this type of work — as we are doing research on dozens of Democrat candidates in preparation for 2020.”

Outliers is such an unknown entity that leaders of President Donald Trump’s campaign hadn’t heard of it. “Not heard of either” Outliers or Clerestory, a senior Trump campaign advisor told CNBC.


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Facebook hires top State Department lawyer as general counsel

Facebook announced on Monday that it’s bringing in a new general counsel and vice president of communications as it tries to rebuild its image following a year filled with scandals. The company said Jennifer Newstead, the legal adviser to the U.S. State Department, is joining the company as its general counsel, replacing Colin Stretch, who said last year that he would be departing. Facebook also named John Pinette as vice president of global communications, succeeding Caryn Marooney, who announc


Facebook announced on Monday that it’s bringing in a new general counsel and vice president of communications as it tries to rebuild its image following a year filled with scandals. The company said Jennifer Newstead, the legal adviser to the U.S. State Department, is joining the company as its general counsel, replacing Colin Stretch, who said last year that he would be departing. Facebook also named John Pinette as vice president of global communications, succeeding Caryn Marooney, who announc
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Facebook hires top State Department lawyer as general counsel

Facebook announced on Monday that it’s bringing in a new general counsel and vice president of communications as it tries to rebuild its image following a year filled with scandals.

The company said Jennifer Newstead, the legal adviser to the U.S. State Department, is joining the company as its general counsel, replacing Colin Stretch, who said last year that he would be departing. Facebook also named John Pinette as vice president of global communications, succeeding Caryn Marooney, who announced her plans to leave in February.

Newstead, who was confirmed by the Senate in December 2017, is a government veteran, having previously worked at the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Justice and as an associate White House counsel. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thanked Newstead for her service in a statement, without addressing where she was going.

“Jennifer Newstead is an exceptional lawyer who has served the American people, our State Department team, and the Trump Administration faithfully as our Legal Adviser,” Pompeo wrote. “Her expertise and sharp judgment on an array of critical foreign policy issues will be greatly missed.”

Newstead brings some controversy with her. As part of the George W. Bush administration in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Newstead helped draft the Patriot Act, which granted law enforcement agencies greater surveillance power over ordinary Americans.

Pinette most recently worked as vice president of marketing and communications at Vulcan, the business and philanthropic group started by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Before that, he led communications for Bill Gates’ private office and also worked at Google.

Facebook has seen an exodus of top talent since the company became embroiled in controversy following the 2016 presidential election, when the platform was manipulated by foreign actors and flooded with fake news. The company is now trying to regain the trust of users, lawmakers and even advertisers, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has laid out his plans for a “privacy-focused” future.

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Biden hires over a dozen senior advisors from Obama administration for 2020 campaign: Sources

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his team have hired over a dozen senior advisors from President Barack Obama’s administration for his upcoming 2020 campaign for president, CNBC has learned. Numerous former Obama White House advisors who have been brought on to work with Biden’s team, have yet to hear where the campaign will be headquartered. Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and as a Senator, represented the First State for over three decades. Biden, according to people with direct kn


Former Vice President Joe Biden and his team have hired over a dozen senior advisors from President Barack Obama’s administration for his upcoming 2020 campaign for president, CNBC has learned. Numerous former Obama White House advisors who have been brought on to work with Biden’s team, have yet to hear where the campaign will be headquartered. Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and as a Senator, represented the First State for over three decades. Biden, according to people with direct kn
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Biden hires over a dozen senior advisors from Obama administration for 2020 campaign: Sources

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his team have hired over a dozen senior advisors from President Barack Obama’s administration for his upcoming 2020 campaign for president, CNBC has learned.

Many of these people didn’t work within Biden’s office throughout Obama’s tenure as president, but they have extensive campaign experience ranging from political consulting to communications, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter.

Since their time in the Obama White House, some of these aides have gone on to work on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and later helped Democrats retake the U.S. House of Representatives during the 2018 congressional midterm elections, these people said.

Numerous former Obama White House advisors who have been brought on to work with Biden’s team, have yet to hear where the campaign will be headquartered. But they expect it will be either in Delaware or Pennsylvania. Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and as a Senator, represented the First State for over three decades.

Those who described the recent hirings declined to be named in this story because they did not want to get ahead of the upcoming announcement.

NBC News reported on Friday that the former lawmaker is set to announce his much anticipated 2020 presidential run next week. Biden, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, is likely to roll out his campaign video in the coming days.

A spokesman for Biden declined to comment.

At a recent press gaggle with reporters, the former Vice President touted his connection to Obama and their legacy.

“I’m an Obama-Biden Democrat, man, and I’m proud of it,” he said at the time.

Since at least March, Biden and his team have been discussing potential economic policies for a third White House campaign, including an infrastructure reform plan, cutting taxes for the middle class and bettering income inequality, CNBC first reported.

An emphasis on infrastructure would give Biden an opportunity to directly challenge Donald Trump on a key aspect of the president’s “Make America Great Again” agenda. Trump ran on improving the nation’s roads, bridges and tunnels, but those policies have yet to take shape as the administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan failed to gain traction.


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Here are the top risk events facing global oil markets

As global supply stocks lessen, oil industry experts are agreed that the crude market is becoming ever more sensitive to a sudden or unexpected disruption. However there appears to be little agreement on what the current biggest risk actually is. That means a global oversupply of crude is draining, bringing supply and demand into balance and putting the market at risk of flipping into shortage. Energy analysts tend to agree that intensifying risk indicators in the oil market is a cause for conce


As global supply stocks lessen, oil industry experts are agreed that the crude market is becoming ever more sensitive to a sudden or unexpected disruption. However there appears to be little agreement on what the current biggest risk actually is. That means a global oversupply of crude is draining, bringing supply and demand into balance and putting the market at risk of flipping into shortage. Energy analysts tend to agree that intensifying risk indicators in the oil market is a cause for conce
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Here are the top risk events facing global oil markets

As global supply stocks lessen, oil industry experts are agreed that the crude market is becoming ever more sensitive to a sudden or unexpected disruption. However there appears to be little agreement on what the current biggest risk actually is.

Oil prices have soared since the start of the year, supported by ongoing OPEC-led supply cuts, escalating fighting in Libya and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela.

International benchmark Brent crude and U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude have risen by approximately 30% and 40% respectively since the start of the year.

The primary reason for the run-up is simple: The market is tightening. That means a global oversupply of crude is draining, bringing supply and demand into balance and putting the market at risk of flipping into shortage.

Energy analysts tend to agree that intensifying risk indicators in the oil market is a cause for concern. CNBC rounds up what oil traders and analysts view as potentially the most disruptive event.


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HBO wants Trump to stop making ‘Game of Thrones’-style tweets

In a more than 400-page report, Mueller’s team said it did not find evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein further determined that Mueller’s findings did not warrant an obstruction of justice offense. As part of his victory lap Thursday morning, Trump tweeted an image using a font style that closely matches the title cards and credits used in HBO’s show. HBO, a unit of AT&T, said in a statement that


In a more than 400-page report, Mueller’s team said it did not find evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein further determined that Mueller’s findings did not warrant an obstruction of justice offense. As part of his victory lap Thursday morning, Trump tweeted an image using a font style that closely matches the title cards and credits used in HBO’s show. HBO, a unit of AT&T, said in a statement that
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HBO wants Trump to stop making 'Game of Thrones'-style tweets

In a more than 400-page report, Mueller’s team said it did not find evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein further determined that Mueller’s findings did not warrant an obstruction of justice offense.

As part of his victory lap Thursday morning, Trump tweeted an image using a font style that closely matches the title cards and credits used in HBO’s show.

“NO COLLUSION. NO OBSTRUCTION,” the text of the image reads. “FOR THE HATERS AND THE RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS — GAME OVER.”

HBO, a unit of AT&T, said in a statement that it doesn’t want Trump using the show, which clocked a record-high 17.4 million viewers during its season premiere, to suit his political agenda.

“Though we can understand the enthusiasm for Game of Thrones now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer our intellectual property not be used for political purposes,” an HBO spokesman said in a statement to CNBC.

Trump has aped the style and slogans of “Game of Thrones” before. He has shared at least two other photos in the past six months that borrow from the slogans and font style of the television series.

In November, Trump promoted his administration’s promised sanctions against Iran by tweeting “SANCTIONS ARE COMING NOVEMBER 5” — a clear reference to the phrase “Winter is coming” popularized by the show.

“We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes,” HBO told CNBC at the time. The network’s official Twitter account later suggested Trump misused its trademark.

In January, Trump’s Instagram account posted a similar photo — this one apparently meant to promote Trump’s long-held campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding HBO’s statement.

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HUD moves to require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing after deaths

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is drafting the first federal rule requiring carbon monoxide detectors in public housing, after an NBC News investigation revealed the lack of protections for millions of low-income residents. At least 13 people have died from the hazardous gas in federally subsidized housing since 2003, NBC News found. About half of states require carbon monoxide detectors in some housing, but those rules don’t always apply to older rental properties, and the regu


The Department of Housing and Urban Development is drafting the first federal rule requiring carbon monoxide detectors in public housing, after an NBC News investigation revealed the lack of protections for millions of low-income residents. At least 13 people have died from the hazardous gas in federally subsidized housing since 2003, NBC News found. About half of states require carbon monoxide detectors in some housing, but those rules don’t always apply to older rental properties, and the regu
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HUD moves to require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing after deaths

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is drafting the first federal rule requiring carbon monoxide detectors in public housing, after an NBC News investigation revealed the lack of protections for millions of low-income residents.

At least 13 people have died from the hazardous gas in federally subsidized housing since 2003, NBC News found.

The new requirement will go through the federal rulemaking process, which means it could be months, at a minimum, before it’s implemented.

“A simple, inexpensive, widely available device can be the difference between life and death,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement on Thursday, announcing the agency’s plans to move forward with the new requirement in both publicly and privately owned HUD housing.

“Given the unevenness of state and local law, we intend to make certain that CO detectors are required in all our housing programs, just as we require smoke detectors, no matter where our HUD-assisted families live,” Carson added.

About half of states require carbon monoxide detectors in some housing, but those rules don’t always apply to older rental properties, and the regulations are sporadically enforced.

HUD currently does not require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing, despite past deaths and federal recommendations for all households with fuel-fired appliances or attached garages to install the devices. The new rule would apply to federally subsidized public housing that meets those guidelines.

HUD said that it would use a formal rulemaking process to require the carbon monoxide detectors. That means the agency must release the proposed rule for public comment and respond to the input before it can take effect — a process that typically takes months, sometimes years.

In the meantime, HUD is encouraging landlords of federally subsidized housing “to make certain they have working CO detectors in all their housing units/buildings” in states where the devices are required. HUD also “strongly encourage[s]” landlords to install detectors to protect residents in places where the detectors are not required by state or local law, the agency said in a notice released Thursday.

“Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes, CO can kill you before you are aware it is in your home,” HUD said in the notice. Because of this, the memo continued, “a device — a CO detector — is necessary to determine the presence of high and dangerous concentrations of CO in a residence.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-18  Authors: suzy khimm, saul loeb, afp, getty images
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