Venezuelan security forces have committed ‘gross violations’ of human rights, UN says

The United Nations has issued a scathing critique of the human rights situation in Venezuela, accusing the government of targeting opponents with a “shocking” number of extrajudicial killings. Following a three-day trip to Venezuela last month, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet published a 16-page report accusing security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro of committing a series of “gross violations” against dissenters. Referring to these figures, the report said that researchers fro


The United Nations has issued a scathing critique of the human rights situation in Venezuela, accusing the government of targeting opponents with a “shocking” number of extrajudicial killings. Following a three-day trip to Venezuela last month, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet published a 16-page report accusing security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro of committing a series of “gross violations” against dissenters. Referring to these figures, the report said that researchers fro
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Venezuelan security forces have committed 'gross violations' of human rights, UN says

A member of Venezuela’s Special Action Forces (FAES) takes part in a security operation in the 70’s neighbourhood, municipality of El Valle, in Caracas, on April 1, 2019.

The United Nations has issued a scathing critique of the human rights situation in Venezuela, accusing the government of targeting opponents with a “shocking” number of extrajudicial killings.

Following a three-day trip to Venezuela last month, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet published a 16-page report accusing security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro of committing a series of “gross violations” against dissenters.

Special Action Forces were said to have killed 5,287 people last year and another 1,569 by mid-May of this year.

Referring to these figures, the report said that researchers from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) believed there are “reasonable grounds to believe that many of these killings constitute extrajudicial executions committed by the security forces.”

Victims were arrested and shot, with crime scenes manipulated to suggest they had resisted police, the report said Thursday. Bachelet was scheduled to present the findings to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Friday.

The detailed report, which was based on “558 interviews with victims and witnesses of human rights violations,” described a lawless system of oppression and estimated the actual number of deaths in the country could be much higher.

In most cases, “women and men were subjected to one or more forms of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, including electric shocks, suffocation with plastic bags, water boarding, beatings, sexual violence, water and food deprivation, stress positions and exposure to extreme temperatures.”


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For most Americans, $1.7 million is the magic retirement number

When it comes to retirement savings, many Americans miss the mark. On average, Americans believe they need $1.7 million to retire, according to a recent survey from Charles Schwab, which looked at 1,000 401(k) plan participants nationwide. In fact, “that’s a pretty good number if you average out age and median salary across the U.S.,” said Nathan Voris, a managing director at Schwab Retirement Plan Services. That’s is a good start but may not suffice for most savers, Voris said, especially if yo


When it comes to retirement savings, many Americans miss the mark. On average, Americans believe they need $1.7 million to retire, according to a recent survey from Charles Schwab, which looked at 1,000 401(k) plan participants nationwide. In fact, “that’s a pretty good number if you average out age and median salary across the U.S.,” said Nathan Voris, a managing director at Schwab Retirement Plan Services. That’s is a good start but may not suffice for most savers, Voris said, especially if yo
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For most Americans, $1.7 million is the magic retirement number

When it comes to retirement savings, many Americans miss the mark.

On average, Americans believe they need $1.7 million to retire, according to a recent survey from Charles Schwab, which looked at 1,000 401(k) plan participants nationwide.

In fact, “that’s a pretty good number if you average out age and median salary across the U.S.,” said Nathan Voris, a managing director at Schwab Retirement Plan Services.

However, “the bulk of folks do not get there,” he said.

More than half of those polled are contributing 10% or less of their salary to their 401(k) — their largest source of retirement savings — with an average annual contribution of $8,788, Schwab found.

That’s is a good start but may not suffice for most savers, Voris said, especially if you start saving for retirement later in life.

For example, if you start in your 20s, stashing 10% to 15% of your salary each year could be enough to retire comfortably, according to Schwab. But if you don’t start until age 45 or older, you would need to set aside as much as 35% of your salary annually — a goal few workers achieve.

In addition to those basic guidelines, experts recommend using a retirement calculator to get a more accurate picture of your retirement number.


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Job creation has another rough month in June as private payrolls rise by just 102,000

Job creation looks to have had another rough month in June, with private companies adding just 102,000 new positions, according to a report Wednesday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics. That missed even the meager 135,000 estimate from economists surveyed by Dow Jones and comes off the weak May growth of just 41,000. Economic data overall has been wobbly lately as economists see growth slowing in 2019 and a possible recession ahead in 2020. “The job market continues to throttle back,” Zandi said in


Job creation looks to have had another rough month in June, with private companies adding just 102,000 new positions, according to a report Wednesday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics. That missed even the meager 135,000 estimate from economists surveyed by Dow Jones and comes off the weak May growth of just 41,000. Economic data overall has been wobbly lately as economists see growth slowing in 2019 and a possible recession ahead in 2020. “The job market continues to throttle back,” Zandi said in
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Job creation has another rough month in June as private payrolls rise by just 102,000

Job creation looks to have had another rough month in June, with private companies adding just 102,000 new positions, according to a report Wednesday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics.

That missed even the meager 135,000 estimate from economists surveyed by Dow Jones and comes off the weak May growth of just 41,000. The May number was revised up from an initially reported 27,000.

The disappointment sets the stage for another possible letdown from the more widely watched nonfarm payrolls report from the Labor Department, which will be released Friday and is expected to show growth of 165,000 after May’s lackluster 75,000.

“The economy’s growth rate is significantly slowing, and I think the risks are rising that it’s going to stall out,” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, told CNBC. “I think the economy is on the razor’s edge, and this number is consistent with that view.”

Economic data overall has been wobbly lately as economists see growth slowing in 2019 and a possible recession ahead in 2020.

“The job market continues to throttle back,” Zandi said in a statement. “Job growth has slowed sharply in recent months, as businesses have turned more cautious in their hiring. Small businesses are the most nervous, especially in the construction sector and at bricks-and-mortar retailers.”


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Nike’s Betsy Ross controversy highlights new dangers lurking in old American icons

A replica ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ is posted on the side of the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 27, 2016. The controversy faced by Nike is the most recent example of the danger of relying on historical icons as modern interpretation changes along with political discord. The 13-star flag, which was America’s first, is said to have been designed by Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross (though historians note that lore was propagated by her grandson, and never confirmed). While Ross


A replica ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ is posted on the side of the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 27, 2016. The controversy faced by Nike is the most recent example of the danger of relying on historical icons as modern interpretation changes along with political discord. The 13-star flag, which was America’s first, is said to have been designed by Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross (though historians note that lore was propagated by her grandson, and never confirmed). While Ross
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Nike's Betsy Ross controversy highlights new dangers lurking in old American icons

A replica ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ is posted on the side of the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 27, 2016.

An apparent attempt at celebrating America’s history turned into political outrage this week, when Nike pulled its sneakers depicting an early version of the American flag, after former NFL football player Colin Kaepernick reportedly told the company the image is offensive and tied to slavery.

The controversy faced by Nike is the most recent example of the danger of relying on historical icons as modern interpretation changes along with political discord.

The 13-star flag, which was America’s first, is said to have been designed by Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross (though historians note that lore was propagated by her grandson, and never confirmed). While Ross lived during slavery, her flag’s relationship to white supremacy was not immediately clear to a number of historians contacted by CNBC. The political leanings of Ross are unknown, but Philadelphia, with its large Quaker population, had neutral leanings during the Revolutionary War.

In recent years, the flag, like a number of early American symbols, has been co-opted by groups to harken back to a picture of America before a large centralized federal government was established. One of the more famous recent examples is the Tea Party’s use of the Gadsden “rattlesnake” flag that has the phrase “Don’t tread on me.”

“It’s probably mainly a matter of these groups’ attempts to appropriate and fetishize the American Revolution for their own ugly (and historically inaccurate) purposes,” said Scott P. Marler, associate professor of history at University of Memphis, in an email.


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Tesla stock surges after setting new delivery and production records

Tesla shares surged Tuesday after the electric auto maker said it shattered its previous production and delivery records during the second quarter, soundly beating analysts’ estimates. The company’s stock jumped by about 7% in after-market trading. Tesla also hinted at a strong third quarter, saying it’s entering the period with a backlog of orders. CEO Elon Musk set investors’ expectations high in a companywide email on June 25, saying the electric car maker was on course to deliver a record nu


Tesla shares surged Tuesday after the electric auto maker said it shattered its previous production and delivery records during the second quarter, soundly beating analysts’ estimates. The company’s stock jumped by about 7% in after-market trading. Tesla also hinted at a strong third quarter, saying it’s entering the period with a backlog of orders. CEO Elon Musk set investors’ expectations high in a companywide email on June 25, saying the electric car maker was on course to deliver a record nu
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Tesla stock surges after setting new delivery and production records

Tesla shares surged Tuesday after the electric auto maker said it shattered its previous production and delivery records during the second quarter, soundly beating analysts’ estimates.

The company’s stock jumped by about 7% in after-market trading. Tesla also hinted at a strong third quarter, saying it’s entering the period with a backlog of orders.

CEO Elon Musk set investors’ expectations high in a companywide email on June 25, saying the electric car maker was on course to deliver a record number of vehicles throughout the quarter. He wasn’t exaggerating. The company delivered 95,200 cars during the the three months ending June 30 — a 51.1% increase over an admittedly weak first quarter and besting its previous record of 90,700 deliveries set in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Tesla’s deliveries are a closely watched industry number and the nearest reflection of sales, showing how many cars were actually delivered to customers.

“Challenges remain, but this is a step in the right direction,” said Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. “The numbers were above even the bull estimates and shows a clear rebound for the company. This is a feather in the cap for Tesla.”


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Tesla’s record delivery number bodes well for the ‘green car’ industry, says former Chrysler exec

Tesla shares jumped more than 7% in extended trading after announcing 95,200 vehicle deliveries in the second quarter, topping expectations of 91,000, according to analysts surveyed by FactSet. “I think demand was there,” Jim Press, a longtime auto executive who was president of Chrysler and Toyota. The electric vehicle company did not release a regional breakdown of its second-quarter deliveries, but Press said the electric vehicle market is growing. Press said he expects to see more competitio


Tesla shares jumped more than 7% in extended trading after announcing 95,200 vehicle deliveries in the second quarter, topping expectations of 91,000, according to analysts surveyed by FactSet. “I think demand was there,” Jim Press, a longtime auto executive who was president of Chrysler and Toyota. The electric vehicle company did not release a regional breakdown of its second-quarter deliveries, but Press said the electric vehicle market is growing. Press said he expects to see more competitio
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Tesla's record delivery number bodes well for the 'green car' industry, says former Chrysler exec

A record quarter for deliveries by Tesla is further proof that the market for green vehicles in the United States is expanding and that Tesla does not have demand issues, a former executive at Chrysler and Toyota told CNBC on Tuesday.

Tesla shares jumped more than 7% in extended trading after announcing 95,200 vehicle deliveries in the second quarter, topping expectations of 91,000, according to analysts surveyed by FactSet. The company delivered just 63,000 vehicles in its first quarter as the electric auto maker was plagued by production issues, but that disappointing number also led analysts to question whether Tesla had a demand issue.

“I think demand was there,” Jim Press, a longtime auto executive who was president of Chrysler and Toyota. said on “Closing Bell. ” “I think a lot of this quarter was really done by stoking up production. They had a lot of unfilled orders, especially outside the United States.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been stressing to investors that there is a healthy appetite for Tesla vehicles, saying at a shareholders’ meeting last month, “I want to be clear: There is not a demand problem.”

The company’s biggest seller was the Model 3, which saw 77,550 deliveries. This also beat expectations, as analysts surveyed by FactSet had an estimate of 74,100.

The electric vehicle company did not release a regional breakdown of its second-quarter deliveries, but Press said the electric vehicle market is growing.

“If you look at Tesla’s production, half of their sales up to the beginning of this year have been in the state of California,” Press said. “A lot of this growth now for them has been outside of California, and that shows that demand is growing for green vehicles throughout the country, and actually in other markets as well outside the United States.”

Press said he expects to see more competition from major manufacturers for Tesla in the green car market in the coming quarters.

Gene Munster, a venture capitalist and Tesla bull, said Tuesday that the electric auto maker’s deliveries show it is taking a “powerful step forward” after being plagued by production issues and executive departures.

Munster said the company appears to be working through its manufacturing problems, and in fact may not have a manufacturing problem.

“Something bigger is going on here,” the former longtime tech analyst and founder of Loup Ventures said on CNBC’s “Fast Money. ” “Electric cars are undoubtedly the future here.”


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Novak Djokovic: number one men’s tennis player and charity founder


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Novak Djokovic: number one men's tennis player and charity founder


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Chip stocks surge on China trade war truce and reprieve from the Huawei ban

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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Coty, Skyworks, Wynn Resorts & more

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US proposes $4 billion in potential additional tariffs over EU aircraft subsidies

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