5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday

In comments from the NATO summit, President Donald Trump said Wednesday trade talks are going well and he’ll see what happens. ET, investors look to the Institute for Supply Management’s November nonmanufacturing index to see if services are slipping like manufacturing. Sergey Brin, who started Google with Page in 1998, is stepping down as president of Alphabet and that role will be eliminated. Tuesday evening, several NATO leaders were caught in an unguarded exchange on camera apparently gossip


In comments from the NATO summit, President Donald Trump said Wednesday trade talks are going well and he’ll see what happens.
ET, investors look to the Institute for Supply Management’s November nonmanufacturing index to see if services are slipping like manufacturing.
Sergey Brin, who started Google with Page in 1998, is stepping down as president of Alphabet and that role will be eliminated.
Tuesday evening, several NATO leaders were caught in an unguarded exchange on camera apparently gossip
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5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday

1. Dow to rise on encouraging report on US-China trade talks

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as U.S. President Donald Trump meets with France’s President Emmanuel Macron on the television, shortly after the opening bell, in New York, U.S., December 3, 2019. Lucas Jackson | REUTERS

U.S. stock futures turned around from early morning declines and were pointing to a strong Wall Street open Wednesday after Bloomberg reported the U.S. and China were edging closer to cementing a “phase one” trade deal before new U.S. tariffs go into effect against Chinese goods on Dec. 15. In comments from the NATO summit, President Donald Trump said Wednesday trade talks are going well and he’ll see what happens. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank for a third straight session Tuesday after Trump suggested he may want to delay a trade agreement with China until after the 2020 presidential election. However, the Dow still remains less than 2.5% away from record highs.

2. First of two major jobs reports is released before the bell

Ahead of the government’s latest monthly employment report on Friday, the ADP’s November private sector data showed job growth at U.S. companies slowing to 67,000 new positions, way below estimates for 150,000. November’s tally also was a sharp decline from the 121,000 in October, which was revised down from an initially reported 125,000. At 10 a.m. ET, investors look to the Institute for Supply Management’s November nonmanufacturing index to see if services are slipping like manufacturing. The service sector has been expanding for 117 straight months.

3. There’s a change at the top of Google-parent Alphabet

Google CEO Larry Page holds a press annoucement at Google headquarters in New York on May 21, 2012. Google announced that it will allocate 22,000 square feet of its New York headquarters to CornellNYC Tech university, free of charge for five years and six month or until the university completes its campus in New York. EMMANUEL DUNAND | AFP | Getty Images

Larry Page is stepping down as CEO of Google-parent Alphabet, with Google head Sundar Pichai taking over as chief executive officer of the entire company in addition to his current duties. Sergey Brin, who started Google with Page in 1998, is stepping down as president of Alphabet and that role will be eliminated. Page became CEO of Alphabet in 2015 when Google reorganized to form the new parent company to oversee its “Other Bets” outside of its main search and digital ads businesses. Both Page and Brin will remain “actively involved” as members of Alphabet’s board.

4. Trump impeachment inquiry moves into a new phase

Democrats publicly released a new report accusing Trump of soliciting Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election for his benefit and obstructing the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. The report, written by the Democratic members of the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees, came on the eve of the next phase of the impeachment probe, where the House Judiciary Committee is expected to draft formal articles of impeachment against the president. House Republicans released their own report, asserting Democrats were attempting to tank Trump’s reelection chances and “undo the will of the American people.”

5. Trump meets with Germany’s Angela Merkel at NATO summit

France’s President Emmanuel Macron (2nd L) and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) look at US President Donald Trump (front L) and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (front R) walking past them during a family photo as part of the NATO summit at the Grove hotel in Watford, northeast of London on December 4, 2019. Christian Hartman | AFP | Getty Images

Trump was meeting Wednesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the NATO gathering to celebrate 70 years of the military alliance. Tuesday evening, several NATO leaders were caught in an unguarded exchange on camera apparently gossiping about Trump’s behavior. Without mentioning Trump by name, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was seen standing in a huddle with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson seemingly to be talking about Trump’s long and unscheduled question-and-answer session with journalists earlier Tuesday. In comments Wednesday, sitting next to Merkel, Trump called Trudeau “two faced,” adding the Canadian leader is probably upset about being called out on underpaying NATO contributions.


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What you need to know about ‘gender lens’ investing

CNBC Make It analyzed one so-called socially responsible fund, the Fidelity Women’s Leadership Fund (FWOMX), to see how it measures up to its mission, and to illustrate just how complicated impact investing can be. Investing in women’s leadershipThe Fidelity Women’s Leadership Fund is an actively managed equity fund that “invests primarily in companies that prioritize and advance women’s leadership,” per Fidelity’s website. There are many options that also hold Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook


CNBC Make It analyzed one so-called socially responsible fund, the Fidelity Women’s Leadership Fund (FWOMX), to see how it measures up to its mission, and to illustrate just how complicated impact investing can be.
Investing in women’s leadershipThe Fidelity Women’s Leadership Fund is an actively managed equity fund that “invests primarily in companies that prioritize and advance women’s leadership,” per Fidelity’s website.
There are many options that also hold Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook
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What you need to know about 'gender lens' investing

Investing with a purpose has never been more popular. So-called impact investments are holding more money than ever, and some 85% of individual investors, and 95% of millennials, are interested in sustainable options, according to a recent report from the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing. The mission of sustainable funds varies, but typically they market themselves as investments in companies with sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. But a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, which found that 8 of the 10 biggest U.S. sustainable funds are invested in oil and gas companies, makes clear that ethical investing can be difficult when business interests and individual interests clash. It’s not just environmentally focused funds that face this existential problem. CNBC Make It analyzed one so-called socially responsible fund, the Fidelity Women’s Leadership Fund (FWOMX), to see how it measures up to its mission, and to illustrate just how complicated impact investing can be.

Investing in women’s leadership

The Fidelity Women’s Leadership Fund is an actively managed equity fund that “invests primarily in companies that prioritize and advance women’s leadership,” per Fidelity’s website. It’s marketed as a tool for the capitalist with values. Nicole Connolly, head of ESG investing at Fidelity Investments, tells CNBC Make It that companies in the Russell 3000 Index, which tracks the performance of the 3,000 largest U.S.-traded stocks, had to meet one of following requirements in order to be considered for inclusion in the women’s leadership fund: The company has one woman as a member of the senior management team. It is governed by a board that is at least one-third female. It has policies — related to parental leave, the gender pay gap, schedule flexibility, etc. — aimed at attracting, retaining and promoting women. Those requirements narrowed down the roster of eligible companies to 700. From there Connolly, looked for companies that had good visibility into revenue growth, have sufficient cash flow and “do responsible things with that cash flow.” The fund, which began trading in May 2019, currently has 112 holdings, including behemoths like Alphabet, Facebook and J.P. Morgan, and smaller companies like Etsy and Ulta. It also has an expense ratio of 1%, which is significantly higher than, say, an index fund that tracks the whole Russell 3000. While that might seem like a “Pink Tax,” it is in line with fees charged by other actively managed funds. There are many options that also hold Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and J.P. Morgan just like the women’s leadership fund, at lower costs. Fidelity is hoping that the fund’s mission resonates enough with investors that they will overlook the expense ratio to support companies that prioritize gender inclusivity. Connolly says the fund is worth the price because of all of the research Fidelity puts into selecting companies that meet its criteria. And there are studies that conclude that companies promoting women and diversity initiatives perform better than less-diverse firms, including an October 2019 report by S&P Global. The researchers compared the performance of female and male CEOs and CFOs for companies in the Russell 3000 Index over a 17-year period and found that firms with female CEOs and CFOs had superior stock market performance compared with the market average, and companies with a more gender diverse board of directors were more profitable than firms without diversity. It also found that companies with female CFOs were more profitable than those with male CFOs. Other reports have found similar results. Conversely, recent research from Harvard Business School that analyzed board composition and financial data from more than 1,600 public U.S. companies between 1998 and 2011 found that the firms appointing women to their boards “see a decline in their market value for two years following the appointment.”

The nuances of impact investing

If you are interested in the advancement of companies owned or controlled by women, then higher-than-average returns are, presumably, not your primary motivator. You want to support these companies to promote gender equality and women’s advancement, not necessarily to outperform the market and get rich. That leaves two big questions about investing in a fund purporting to promote women’s leadership: One, is it worth paying more for a fund that invests in many of the same companies as a standard low-cost index fund? And two, are Apple, Amazon, Facebook and others included in the fund really good for women? GoDaddy, for example, is included in the fund. Its old ad campaigns were perceived to be so sexist, its male chief executive acknowledged in 2013 that the company needed to improve image, by stopping its salacious ad campaigns and improving the company’s working environment. (In 2017, it was named one of the best places to work for women by careers site Comparably.) Lockheed Martin, one of the largest defense companies in the world, is another name included in the fund that raises eyebrows considering women and girls suffer disproportionately during and after war, according to the United Nations. Would conscientious investors be upset to see these companies in a fund focused on women’s leadership? Both check the boxes to be included in Fidelity’s fund — the former has women in the C-suite and the latter boasts a female CEO — which are outlined transparently on the fund’s page and in its prospectus. (It’s also in the name: “Leadership” is an important requirement here.) But as with everything related to personal finances, there aren’t definitive answers to those questions, Erika Karp, founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Group, tells CNBC Make It.

These are issues that are way more complex than who’s at the board and who’s in leadership. Erika Karp Cornerstone Capital Group

A women’s development fund, narrowly defined, risks confusing or alienating people who care about gender parity more broadly. “I worry that people don’t understand the nuance. If you want to empower women, you need women to have access to education, health care, water, education, to capital,” says Karp. “These are issues that are way more complex than who’s on the board and who’s in leadership.” It’s important that tech companies, for example, offer competitive salaries and generous parental leave policies, but they also need to consider the office culture. An apparel company might have a woman CEO, but it still needs to evaluate its supply chain and how women are treated from the bottom up. At the end of the day, Karp says, it’s up to each individual to do their own due diligence on any investment, to read the prospectus and do a deep dive into the companies held in the fund, and decide where to draw the line. Each individual investor needs to make a decision in line with their own values. There are other funds marketed as “gender lens investing,” including the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund and the WOMN ETF, which tracks the Morningstar Women’s Empowerment Index. Both have lower expense ratios than Fidelity’s, but run into the same existential problems. In April, Morningstar reported that there are five U.S. equity funds that focus on gender diversity, not including Fidelity’s fund, which launched in May of this year. You could also buy stock in individual companies that you believe promote women’s leadership and economic empowerment by doing your own research and investing through a brokerage account. You’d have more say in the companies and avoid the 1% management fee, but it would also entail a lot of work and wouldn’t guarantee the stock diversity of a professionally managed fund. (CNBC Make It does not advise stock picking as a way to build wealth or as a primary means of investing.) And as Karp notes, every company is flawed in some way, making it a complicated undertaking.

The limitations of impact investing


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What you need to know about being an authorized user on a credit card

If you’re looking to build credit, becoming an authorized user on someone else’s credit card is a smart option. Below, CNBC Select reviews five common questions about what’s involved in being an authorized user on a credit card. An authorized user is an additional cardholder on someone else’s credit card account. When you’re added as an authorized user to someone else’s credit card account, you can piggyback off their credit. Depending on the card issuer, the authorized user may be able to call


If you’re looking to build credit, becoming an authorized user on someone else’s credit card is a smart option.
Below, CNBC Select reviews five common questions about what’s involved in being an authorized user on a credit card.
An authorized user is an additional cardholder on someone else’s credit card account.
When you’re added as an authorized user to someone else’s credit card account, you can piggyback off their credit.
Depending on the card issuer, the authorized user may be able to call
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What you need to know about being an authorized user on a credit card

If you’re looking to build credit, becoming an authorized user on someone else’s credit card is a smart option. It can be relatively low-risk and allows you to build or boost your credit score. But before you sign up there are some things you should know. Below, CNBC Select reviews five common questions about what’s involved in being an authorized user on a credit card.

What is an authorized user?

An authorized user is an additional cardholder on someone else’s credit card account. You have a credit card in your name that is linked to the primary cardholder’s account.

How can being an authorized user affect your credit?

When you’re added as an authorized user to someone else’s credit card account, you can piggyback off their credit. With that in mind, you should really only become an authorized user on an account owned by someone with good (670-799) or excellent credit (800-850). Most major card issuers report authorized user data to the three main credit bureaus — Experian, Equifax and TransUnion — but you can call your issuer to confirm.

What responsibilities does an authorized user have?

An authorized user has no liability whatsoever. Authorized users can make charges, but they aren’t responsible for bill payments. The primary cardholder has complete liability and is responsible for making payments, redeeming rewards, requesting credit limit increases, etc. That said, it’s essential for authorized users to show good financial habits when using someone else’s card. You should not spend beyond your means, and you should make a clear plan with the cardholder to pay off your balance on time and in full each month. You also don’t have to actually use the card to see your credit score rise as the result of being an authorized user. So if the cardholder doesn’t feel comfortable trusting you with your own card, you’ll still benefit from being linked to their account.

How do I add/become an authorized user on a credit card?

The primary cardholder has to add you as an authorized user. You can either do it online, via your bank’s mobile app or over the phone. The process can be completed within a few minutes, and your card will likely be mailed to the primary cardholder’s address. Sometimes there’s the option to ship the card to an alternative address. And if you already added someone as an authorized user on one card from an issuer, the process is often quicker to add them to an additional card from the same issuer. For example, if you already added your spouse to your Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, then you would just have to select their name to add them to your American Express® Gold Card instead of reentering the information.

How much does it cost to be an authorized user?

How do I remove/get removed as an authorized user on a credit card?

Depending on the card issuer, the authorized user may be able to call and asked to be removed from the card. In other cases, the primary cardholder will have to call the bank themselves to ask for the removal of any authorized users they no longer want to have access to the card.

What’s the next step after being an authorized user?

Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the CNBC Select editorial staff’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any third party.


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If there’s no trade deal this year, ‘I don’t know if I want to be around equities,’ Jeremy Siegel says

If a U.S.-China trade deal is off the table, stay away from the stock market, says Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School professor of finance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 250 points after President Donald Trump indicated he might wait until 2020 to strike a trade deal with China. If Trump doesn’t reach a trade deal with China and “the tariffs get put on on Dec. 15 … I don’t know if I want to be around equities then,” Siegel said on CNBC’s Closing Bell on Tuesday. Without a trade re


If a U.S.-China trade deal is off the table, stay away from the stock market, says Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School professor of finance.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 250 points after President Donald Trump indicated he might wait until 2020 to strike a trade deal with China.
If Trump doesn’t reach a trade deal with China and “the tariffs get put on on Dec. 15 …
I don’t know if I want to be around equities then,” Siegel said on CNBC’s Closing Bell on Tuesday.
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If there's no trade deal this year, 'I don't know if I want to be around equities,' Jeremy Siegel says

If a U.S.-China trade deal is off the table, stay away from the stock market, says Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School professor of finance.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 250 points after President Donald Trump indicated he might wait until 2020 to strike a trade deal with China. The White House reportedly still plans on moving ahead with scheduled Dec. 15 tariffs on Chinese goods despite the recent efforts between the two countries to work up phase one of a trade agreement.

If Trump doesn’t reach a trade deal with China and “the tariffs get put on on Dec. 15 … I don’t know if I want to be around equities then,” Siegel said on CNBC’s Closing Bell on Tuesday.

Trump’s comments sparked a flight to safe assets, pushing the yield on benchmark Treasury note to the lowest level since August. Without a trade resolution between the world’s two largest economies, rates are bound to remain low and investors will gravitate towards dividend-paying stocks, Siegel predicted.

“Yields are going to stay really low with Treasuries being a hedge asset like this … Utilities and defensive stocks, anything that gets you yield I think is going to do pretty well in 2020,” Siegel said.

However, Siegel cautioned Trump’s downplaying the urgency to make a deal could be a negotiating tactic.

“Honestly, in my personal opinion, this is just a negotiating tactic — be really tough right before you make a deal. I still think he will make a deal this year,” he said.


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5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday

Wall Street set for higher openTraders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid | ReutersU.S. stock futures were pointing to a higher Wall Street open on Monday — the first trading day of December, which has historically been the strongest month of the year. The market, after months of selling, bottomed on Christmas Eve before staging a 2019 rally that could give stocks their best yearly gains in a generation. China repeats calls for US tariff rollbackChinese President


Wall Street set for higher openTraders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange.
Brendan McDermid | ReutersU.S. stock futures were pointing to a higher Wall Street open on Monday — the first trading day of December, which has historically been the strongest month of the year.
The market, after months of selling, bottomed on Christmas Eve before staging a 2019 rally that could give stocks their best yearly gains in a generation.
China repeats calls for US tariff rollbackChinese President
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5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday

1. Wall Street set for higher open

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid | Reuters

U.S. stock futures were pointing to a higher Wall Street open on Monday — the first trading day of December, which has historically been the strongest month of the year. However, in December 2018, the S&P 500 dropped more than 9%. The market, after months of selling, bottomed on Christmas Eve before staging a 2019 rally that could give stocks their best yearly gains in a generation. The S&P 500, as of Friday’s close, was up more than 25% this year. The outcome of discussions on a “phase one” trade deal between the U.S. and China could make or break whether Wall Street gets a so-called Santa Claus rally, gains that have often occurred late in December as money managers, traders and investors lock in yearly profits.

2. China repeats calls for US tariff rollback

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump at the G-20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. Brendan Smialowsi | AFP | Getty Images

China on Monday once again demanded the U.S. commit to rolling back tariffs as part of any trade agreement. President Donald Trump has been resistant to that idea, even as new levies are set to go into effect Dec. 15 on many Chinese-made products, including laptops and smartphones. While both sides last week suggested they were close to striking a deal, China on Monday said it was barring the U.S. Navy from making port calls in Hong Kong. Beijing also announced unspecified sanctions on pro-democracy groups. Trump signed legislation last week supporting human rights in Hong Kong as months of anti-government protests persist. In a brighter spot for China’s tariff-damaged economy, a private survey Monday showed China’s manufacturing activity expanded more than expected in November.

3. US manufacturing may show signs of recovery

A General Motors assembly worker works on assembling a V6 engine, used in a variety of GM cars, trucks and crossovers, at the GM Romulus Powertrain plant in Romulus, Michigan, August 21, 2019. Rebecca Cook | Reuters

Manufacturing, the most vulnerable sector in the U.S. economy due to the China trade war, could also show signs of a recovery. The Institute for Supply Management’s November manufacturing index is out at 10 a.m. ET. The gauge in October showed manufacturing contraction for a third straight month. The first signs of contraction surfaced in August, ending a 35-month run of expansion. September saw the lowest index reading since June 2009 as exports took a dive on fallout from the trade war. Manufacturing was once considered a big winner under the Trump administration, with improvements in employment and activity over the past few years.

4. Record Cyber Monday seen as users shop more online

Big tech platforms have consumer data histories to inform advertising strategies, but lack of personalization in ads is still a big problem for the e-commerce industry. VIEW press | Corbis News | Getty Images

Cyber Monday online shopping is expected to hit an even bigger record this year, with users seen spending $9.4 billion in a nearly 19% increase from 2018. Shoppers over the long Thanksgiving weekend, including Black Friday, opted to buy more online, which hurt mall traffic. For the entire holiday season, Adobe is anticipating shoppers will spend a $143.7 billion online. Meanwhile, the National Retail Federation is forecasting U.S. holiday retail sales over the two months in 2019 will increase by 3.8% to 4.2% from a year ago, for a total of $727.9 billion to $730.7 billion. That compares with an average annual increase of 3.7% over the past five years.

5. Trump won’t participate in this week’s House Judiciary hearing

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) holds a news conference to discuss the Committee’s oversight agenda following the Mueller Hearing in Washington, July 26, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters

The White House will not participate in the House Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing Wednesday but left open the possibility that it may take part in future proceedings. In a letter to committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., White House Counsel Pat Cipollone said the hearing does “not begin to provide the president with any semblance of a fair process.” But Cipollone said Trump may participate if he is allowed to do so “meaningfully.” The president leaves Monday morning for a NATO summit in London. Trump got back to the U.S. on Friday after a surprise Thanksgiving trip to Afghanistan to visit U.S. troops.


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8 credit card perks you might not know about

Below, CNBC Select rounds up eight credit card perks that you might not know about, so you can start to take advantage of them. Business owners and their employees can also benefit from this perk on select small business credit cards, such as the Chase Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card. Instant credit card numberWhen you apply for and are approved for select credit cards, you may receive the option to get an instant card number. This allows you to use your credit card for online transactions r


Below, CNBC Select rounds up eight credit card perks that you might not know about, so you can start to take advantage of them.
Business owners and their employees can also benefit from this perk on select small business credit cards, such as the Chase Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card.
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8 credit card perks you might not know about

Credit cards are a great way to earn rewards and finance new purchases, but you could be overlooking some money-saving perks that offer added value to cardholders. Card issuers often market credit cards with generous welcome bonuses or long special financing periods, but bury the details of lesser-known perks, such as cell phone protection and exclusive shopping discounts. “To clarify, not all credit cards have perks. Typically, rewards cards that have an annual fee offer more perks in addition to cash back or points for purchases,” Priya Malani, founder and CEO of Stash Wealth, tells CNBC Select. “Each credit card will apply its own stipulations to these perks and make the decision on which to offer at various rewards levels.” Below, CNBC Select rounds up eight credit card perks that you might not know about, so you can start to take advantage of them.

1. Cell phone protection

Some credit cards offer cell phone protection for damage or theft when you pay your monthly phone bill with your card. This perk can help offset or cover the cost of repairing or replacing your phone. Eligible consumer cards include the Wells Fargo Propel American Express® card and the U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card. Business owners and their employees can also benefit from this perk on select small business credit cards, such as the Chase Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card. “There is usually a cap to what card issuers will pay, and some cards have a deductible requiring you to pay, let’s say, the first $100,” Malani says.

2. Shopping discounts

Many credit cards offer discounts at eligible merchants when you either activate a bonus offer or shop through a portal. American Express, Chase and Bank of America provide their cardholders with special deals on eligible spending. These offers typically give you either a percentage or set dollar amount of cash back, credited to your account. Chase and Wells Fargo offer online shopping portals that provide extra rewards on purchases made through a special link. You must pay with an eligible credit card to take advantage of these shopping perks.

3. Free two-day shipping

Many credit cards offer complimentary ShopRunner access, which provides free two-day shipping and returns at over 100 online retailers, such as Bloomingdale’s and 1800 Flowers. Simply enroll for free with your eligible credit card and sign in to your ShopRunner account during checkout at participating retailers. Credit cards backed by American Express and Mastercard qualify for this offer.

4. Exclusive event access

Many cards provide exclusive access to a variety of entertainment events, such as concerts, dining experiences and pro sporting games. You may receive presale access, priority seating and complimentary tickets, depending on the card you have. For example, Mastercard provide Priceless experiences, which includes early access to Off-Broadway two-for-one tickets. And certain Capital One cards offer access to premium OpenTable reservations and as well as events such as the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball.

5. First late payment fee waived

If you miss a credit card payment, there can be negative results, including a fee, sometimes up to $39. But some cards may waive your first late payment fee. All Discover cards do this, and other cards such as the Citi Simplicity® Card charge no late payment fees whatsoever.

6. Instant credit card number

When you apply for and are approved for select credit cards, you may receive the option to get an instant card number. This allows you to use your credit card for online transactions right away, without waiting for your physical card to arrive in the mail. Select card issuers, such as American Express, may provide your credit card number, expiration date and temporary CVV code after approval.

7. Free museum admission

8. Reward incentives for college students

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Why Tom Brady and the Patriots never celebrate wins during the regular season (even when they’re 10-1)

NFL quarterback Tom Brady has a lot to celebrate, as does his team, the New England Patriots. The team has won six Super Bowls since 2002 and is currently 10-1 this season. But celebrate is not something Brady and his team do, at least during the regular season. In fact, according to former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, that was the hardest part of playing with Brady and the Patriots. There wasn’t time to revel in regular season success because there was still always something to improve on


NFL quarterback Tom Brady has a lot to celebrate, as does his team, the New England Patriots.
The team has won six Super Bowls since 2002 and is currently 10-1 this season.
But celebrate is not something Brady and his team do, at least during the regular season.
In fact, according to former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, that was the hardest part of playing with Brady and the Patriots.
There wasn’t time to revel in regular season success because there was still always something to improve on
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Why Tom Brady and the Patriots never celebrate wins during the regular season (even when they're 10-1)

NFL quarterback Tom Brady has a lot to celebrate, as does his team, the New England Patriots. The team has won six Super Bowls since 2002 and is currently 10-1 this season. But celebrate is not something Brady and his team do, at least during the regular season.

“I have a job to do,” Brady said, defending his famously tough post-game demeanor even after wins, on Monday’s “The Greg Hill Show.”

“My job, it’s very important to me. I want us to do as best we possibly can each week, like I always have. Everybody puts a lot into it and you want to see a great performance. When it’s less than that I don’t know what I should feel other than what is authentic to me and what is authentic to my own personal feelings and beliefs about how we should be performing and what we need to do in order to do better,” he said.

In fact, according to former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, that was the hardest part of playing with Brady and the Patriots. There wasn’t time to revel in regular season success because there was still always something to improve on.

“You know it’s crazy…. It’s like, ‘Yo, you guys are 9-1,'” Gronk said during the Fox pregame show on Sunday before the Patriots beat the Dallas Cowboys making their record 10-1, but Brady never let the team have a moment to celebrate.


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Impeachment hearings start again next week. Here’s what you need to know

The spotlight now turns to the House Judiciary Committee, which is set to hold its first impeachment hearing at 10 a.m. It will “also discuss whether your alleged actions warrant the House’s exercising its authority to adopt articles of impeachment,” Nadler told Trump in the letter. So far, Trump’s White House has refused to cooperate with the inquiry. But just like in the Intelligence Committee hearings, suggestions about witnesses must be approved by the Democratic chairman. “The White House i


The spotlight now turns to the House Judiciary Committee, which is set to hold its first impeachment hearing at 10 a.m.
It will “also discuss whether your alleged actions warrant the House’s exercising its authority to adopt articles of impeachment,” Nadler told Trump in the letter.
So far, Trump’s White House has refused to cooperate with the inquiry.
But just like in the Intelligence Committee hearings, suggestions about witnesses must be approved by the Democratic chairman.
“The White House i
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Impeachment hearings start again next week. Here's what you need to know

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) holds a news conference to discuss the Committee’s oversight agenda following the Mueller Hearing in Washington, July 26, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters

Two weeks of explosive public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump have left lawmakers as divided and entrenched as ever, but House Democrats are charging ahead with the next phase of the probe. The spotlight now turns to the House Judiciary Committee, which is set to hold its first impeachment hearing at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday. The panel is expected to hear from legal scholars, though it has yet to announce who will be called to speak. It has shared an invitation for one notable guest however: the president himself. Democrats are investigating whether Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine and its leader, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to announce investigations into Trump’s political rivals while dangling an invitation to the White House and withholding a military aid package approved by Congress.

Trump is on the guest list

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., informed Trump in a letter Tuesday that he is allowed to attend the hearing, in keeping with the rules for the impeachment proceedings that passed in the House last month. The president was not allowed to participate in House Intelligence Committee hearings. The rules also permit Trump’s counsel to appear and question the witness panel. Nadler gave the president a deadline of 6 p.m. on Sunday to respond to his invitation. During the hearing, entitled “The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment,” experts will discuss the Constitution and explore whether Trump’s actions rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors. It will “also discuss whether your alleged actions warrant the House’s exercising its authority to adopt articles of impeachment,” Nadler told Trump in the letter. “At base, the President has a choice to make: he can take this opportunity to be represented in the impeachment hearings, or he can stop complaining about the process,” Nadler said in a statement. So far, Trump’s White House has refused to cooperate with the inquiry. But Trump claimed in a series of tweets Tuesday that he would “love” for senior officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, to testify. Still, the Justice Department on Wednesday moved to appeal a ruling that former White House counsel Don McGahn must testify before Congress and answer questions related to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. The federal judge in that case soundly rejected the Trump administration’s broad claim of “absolute immunity,” saying “Presidents are not kings.” Pompeo refused to say if he would testify in the impeachment probe when asked about it Tuesday.

Trump and his allies aren’t satisfied

With the Judiciary Committee now taking the lead, the House rules allow Trump to get involved. But that isn’t likely to mollify the president or his allies, who have railed against the proceedings as biased and unfair since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the formal inquiry in September. Republicans blasted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for conducting depositions behind closed doors that excluded Trump’s counsel, and for rejecting some of the GOP-proposed witnesses. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., the Judiciary Committee’s ranking member, will have the power to call witnesses in the hearings, according to the rules. But just like in the Intelligence Committee hearings, suggestions about witnesses must be approved by the Democratic chairman. While the White House did not reject Nadler’s invitation, it reiterated some harsh words about the inquiry. “The White House is currently reviewing Chairman Nadler’s letter — but what is obvious to every American is that this letter comes at the end of an illegitimate sham partisan process,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement Wednesday. “The President has done nothing wrong and the Democrats know it.”

The Democrats’ report

Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks during a hearing before the House (Select) Intelligence Committee November 1, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Getty Images


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‘They don’t know we’re here’: In Britain’s most pro-Brexit town, voters are still angry and disillusioned

Shoppers walk past an empty commercial unit in the central market square of Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019. The River Witham and St. Botolph’s Church, known locally as the ‘Boston Stump’, in Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019. A Union Jack flies from an apartment block against the backdrop of the ‘Boston Stump’ in Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019. A vacant furnishing store in Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019. A commercial unit sits empty beside a pawn shop in Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019.


Shoppers walk past an empty commercial unit in the central market square of Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019.
The River Witham and St. Botolph’s Church, known locally as the ‘Boston Stump’, in Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019.
A Union Jack flies from an apartment block against the backdrop of the ‘Boston Stump’ in Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019.
A vacant furnishing store in Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019.
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'They don't know we're here': In Britain's most pro-Brexit town, voters are still angry and disillusioned

Shoppers walk past an empty commercial unit in the central market square of Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019. Elliot Smith | CNBC

BOSTON, England — With Britain facing its second general election since the historic vote to leave the European Union in June 2016, voters in the nation’s most pro-Brexit town are even more angry and disillusioned than they were three years ago. More than three quarters of the people of Boston, in the county of Lincolnshire in the East Midlands of England, voted to leave the EU. According to the most recent U.K. census in 2011, Boston also has the highest proportion of eastern European immigrants of anywhere in the U.K., after an influx of EU workers to the area’s agricultural sector, earning it the label of Britain’s “most divided town.” Between 2004 and 2014, the town’s migrant population grew by 460%, and the proportion of residents of the Borough of Boston born in EU accession countries such as Lithuania, Poland and Latvia, stands at around 12%. The center of the quaint English farming town is a melting pot of local and eastern European chatter as residents work, shop, visit the bank, the drug store, the pub, and co-exist seemingly without incident. Yet the first word out of the mouth of every local when asked about the difficulties facing the town is “immigration.” St. Botolph’s Church, known in typically blunt local parlance as the “Boston Stump,” formerly served as a landmark to sailors arriving at the town’s docks. In its neighboring Stump & Candle pub, cries of “sh-t”, “fed up” and “p—-d off” ring out when the current state of British politics is mentioned.

Brexit, immigration and the death of hope

Slogans like “will of the people” and “leave means leave” still dominate the local lexicon, and almost to a man, the regulars will be voting for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party next month in the hope of getting Brexit over the line before the extended deadline of January 31. The simmering frustration with opposition lawmakers for their successful attempts to block a “no-deal” Brexit in Parliament is palpable. The constituency of Boston and Skegness has been a safe Conservative seat since its inception in 1997, and the party is almost certain to retain it in December after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage announced that he would not stand candidates in seats carried by the Conservatives in 2017.

The River Witham and St. Botolph’s Church, known locally as the ‘Boston Stump’, in Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019. Elliot Smith | CNBC

This notwithstanding, nobody in Boston seems to believe that the upcoming general election will resolve the country’s political divisions, and the tone is one of exasperation. “I’m not bothered if there’s a deal or no deal,” one regular says indignantly. “Everybody’s frightened to death about what might happen, but nobody knows what will happen. We should just go with the deal, but the opposition are always going to block it.” Some of the patrons accuse migrants of “coming over here to claim benefits” while others simultaneously allege that they have taken jobs and opportunity away from low-skilled workers in the area. Migrants from the eastern European countries which joined the EU after 2004 are more likely to be in work than British born working-age adults, according to the Migration Advisory Committee. Boston’s employment rate is comfortably higher than the U.K. average and its percentage of out-of-work benefits claimants sits at 2.7% compared to a national average of 2.9%, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.

Boston’s total population did grow by nearly 16% between 2001 and 2011, double the national average, but around 42% of the town’s workforce is employed in the categories of “process plant and machine operatives” or “elementary occupations,” versus a national average of just below 17%. Its proportion of workers employed in managerial, professional or technical occupations is 18.4% versus 47.1% across Great Britain. Median wages are well below the national average. The bottom 10% of earners are more detrimentally affected by EU migration, but the change is comparatively small compared to overall wage growth for U.K.-born workers. So while low income U.K.-born workers experience more of the negative impact of increased unskilled migration compared to higher earners, this is outstripped by the average increase to their wages over that same period. An Oxford Economics study in 2018 estimated that EU migrants’ annual net tax contributions are approximately £2,300 ($2,960) more than the average U.K. adult.

A Union Jack flies from an apartment block against the backdrop of the ‘Boston Stump’ in Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019. Elliot Smith | CNBC

One man in his sixties who spoke to CNBC in the Stump & Candle attributed the disgruntlement not to the migrants themselves, but to a lack of U.K. government spending to enable public services to deal with the surging population. “Did they give us more police, more doctors, more hospitals, more schools, better roads? Did they give us anything to cope with it? No. We got dumped on,” he says, adding that Boston used to be a “beautiful little town and still could be,” but has been reduced to an “empty shell.”

‘We’ve been robbed blind’

Contrary to his peers, he welcomes the presence of migrant workers as a positive for the area, but claims the presence of large supermarkets at the expense of local businesses has “drawn the lifeblood” out of Boston. “In the old days, that money used to circulate in Boston, we all got a bit of it. It would go round and round and round — now the money flies, it’s gone, we never see anything,” he says. The group paints a dystopian picture of Boston’s decline, describing a wasteland of boarded up windows, businesses closing down to be replaced by charity stores. There are indeed an increasing number of empty commercial units dotted throughout the central shopping district, but as locals greet one another gleefully on the sidewalk on a wintry Friday morning, it evokes greater likeness to the archetypal sleepy, post-industrial East Midlands town than the nightmare they are depicting.

A vacant furnishing store in Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019. Elliot Smith | CNBC

Much of the anger which fueled the Brexit vote seems to stem from a sense of neglect by consecutive British governments, rather than any long-running gripe with the EU itself. “When you come up from London and you see the roads in London, and then you see from Peterborough to here, they don’t spend any money on any of it,” the man points out indignantly. “We’re stuck out here in the Wash, nearly in the North Sea, and they don’t even know we’re here. That’s what it’s all about.”

Responses vary with regards to what Brexit will achieve, however. “We don’t want to be dictated to!” one elderly gentlemen yells from across the room, which by now has escalated from a quiet midday hum to a bellowing cacophony. “I’m not bothered, as long as we’re out!” a gaunt, wild-eyed man shouts, adding that “it’ll get rid of the foreigners.” “It’s not going to solve anything,” the first man sighs, “because we’ve got no pull on government, we’ve got no voice, we’ve got nothing to help us.” He points out to his friend that Boston will still need EU migrant labor on the farms and in the packhouses, but says the money which once circulated within the local economy will still “fly away” and the town will continue to be “robbed blind.”

Strained public services

Financial pressures on the U.K.’s national health service (NHS) are, aside from Brexit, one of the pre-eminent battlegrounds in British politics. A burly man in his late fifties says the local NHS is “overwhelmed” and “you can’t get a doctor’s appointment,” while the gaunt man angrily claims that he has been waiting over a year for a pacemaker. Out in the central market square, Pat, a 74-year-old former secretary at Boston’s flagship Pilgrim Hospital, claims it is no longer “fit for purpose.” “We can’t blame the foreigners for everything but our services are stretched to the limit and have been for a good few years due to the influx of people coming here,” she says, adding that the “schools are packed to capacity” and “English children are having to be held back” due to the growing proportion of non-English speaking pupils. NHS trusts across the country are spending more than they are bringing in, and the NHS was asked several years ago to find £22 billion in savings by 2020, prompting further cuts.

A commercial unit sits empty beside a pawn shop in Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019. Elliot Smith | CNBC

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, which runs the Pilgrim, has racked up almost £4 million in fines for missing key waiting time targets over the last four years. Meanwhile, EU immigrants make up about 5% of English NHS staff and about 5% of the English population, according to the best available data. Across the U.K., EU immigrants make up 10% of registered doctors and 4% of registered nurses. Pat does not think the election will help to heal the nation’s divisions, and suggests lawmakers on both sides of the aisle need to “get round the table and work together.” She empathizes with ousted former Prime Minister Theresa May and complains that under Johnson, the country is “two steps back from where we were” on Brexit. “We’ve become the laughing stock of the world,” she says, adding that she is unsure which way she’ll vote in December. A young woman nearby confirms that she will vote Conservative, but is not sure how it will help, or whether anything will change in Boston, regardless of the result.

‘Everyone is going home’

Contrary to the bleak representation of the town given in the Stump & Candle, the Bulgarian grocery store neighboring it is bustling with activity, and the two female clerks chat jovially in native dialect to customers and a group of men congregated by the store room. Beside them are a string of Western Union posters headlined “Know Your Rights” and containing a string of advice for migrants on how to avoid exploitation and discrimination. “It is your right to be treated honestly and fairly,” the top bullet point reads.

Graffiti on the wall of a private car park in Boston, England. Nov. 8, 2019 Elliot Smith | CNBC

Interaction between Bostonian and Eastern European residents seems minimal at best. One 28-year-old employee at a Romanian butchers has lived here for six years and says that while she has found the locals to be generally friendly, her community very much keeps to itself. Over on the less postcard-worthy side of the River Witham, West Street, a long, straight road toward the railway station, is lined on both sides with Eastern European stores, in an area which once hosted more empty units than occupied ones. Romas Latvenas, a grocery and protein supplement store owner who moved to Boston from Lithuania in 2004, says despite the relative prosperity they have enjoyed in Boston, Brexit is forcing EU migrants to consider relocating, while already driving up food prices for businesses.

Eastern European shops on West Street, Boston, England, Nov. 8, 2019. Elliot Smith


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‘Star Wars’ actor John Boyega admits the ‘Rise of Skywalker’ script that wound up on eBay was his

John Boyega during the Star Wars Celebration at the Wintrust Arena on April 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. “Star Wars” actor John Boyega has confessed that the lost “Rise of Skywalker” script that found its way onto eBay was his. “It was me,” John Boyega said on “Good Morning America” Wednesday, just two days after director J.J. Abrams revealed that a copy of a real screenplay wound up for sale online. A few weeks later, a cleaner came, found the script and put it on eBay for 65 pounds, or about


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“Star Wars” actor John Boyega has confessed that the lost “Rise of Skywalker” script that found its way onto eBay was his.
“It was me,” John Boyega said on “Good Morning America” Wednesday, just two days after director J.J. Abrams revealed that a copy of a real screenplay wound up for sale online.
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'Star Wars' actor John Boyega admits the 'Rise of Skywalker' script that wound up on eBay was his

John Boyega during the Star Wars Celebration at the Wintrust Arena on April 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

“Star Wars” actor John Boyega has confessed that the lost “Rise of Skywalker” script that found its way onto eBay was his.

“It was me,” John Boyega said on “Good Morning America” Wednesday, just two days after director J.J. Abrams revealed that a copy of a real screenplay wound up for sale online.

“Let me tell you how this one went down,” Boyega explained. “I was moving apartments, and I left the script under my bed. I was just like, you know what, I’ll leave it under my bed. When I wake up in the morning, I’ll take it and move, but my boys came over and, you know, we started partying a little bit and then the script just — it just stayed there.”

A few weeks later, a cleaner came, found the script and put it on eBay for 65 pounds, or about $84.

“So the person didn’t know the true value,” Boyega joked.

Abrams had said the script was discovered by someone at Disney and the company was able to retrieve the script before it was sold.

The nine-film Skywalker saga comes to a conclusion Dec. 20 with the release of “The Rise of Skywalker.”


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