World Health Organization says there are ‘no indications’ of coronavirus cases in North Korea

Doctors in medical masks and protective suits at the Munsu-dong diplomatic compound in North Korea amid the COVID-19 outbreak. There are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said, despite South Korean media reports suggesting the outbreak had spread to the isolated country. Some South Korean media outlets have reported multiple cases and possible deaths from the virus in North Korea, but there has been no independen


Doctors in medical masks and protective suits at the Munsu-dong diplomatic compound in North Korea amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
There are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said, despite South Korean media reports suggesting the outbreak had spread to the isolated country.
Some South Korean media outlets have reported multiple cases and possible deaths from the virus in North Korea, but there has been no independen
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World Health Organization says there are 'no indications' of coronavirus cases in North Korea

Doctors in medical masks and protective suits at the Munsu-dong diplomatic compound in North Korea amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

There are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said, despite South Korean media reports suggesting the outbreak had spread to the isolated country.

“At the moment there are no signals, there are no indications we are dealing with any COVID-19 there,” Dr. Mike Ryan, head of WHO’s emergencies program, told a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

WHO officials had “no reason to believe that there are any specific issues” going on in North Korea, and would be providing authorities in the North with more laboratory supplies to conduct diagnostic tests, Ryan said.

Some South Korean media outlets have reported multiple cases and possible deaths from the virus in North Korea, but there has been no independent verification.

On Tuesday, Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of North Korea’s ruling party, quoted a public health official reiterating the country had “no confirmed case of the new coronavirus so far.”

An outbreak of the disease — which has killed more than 2,000 people in neighboring China — could be devastating for the under-resourced health system in North Korea, experts said.

Last week the U.S. State Department said it is “deeply concerned” about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to facilitate efforts by U.S. and international organizations contain the spread of the virus there.

Aid organizations have called for exemptions from sanctions that restrict most trade and business with North Korea.

Already one of the most closed-off countries in the world, North Korea has stopped flights and train services with its neighbors, established month-long mandatory quarantines, suspended international tourism, and imposed a near-complete lockdown on cross-border travel.

The WHO has prioritized aid for North Korea, and a shipment of protective equipment and supplies was due to be shipped there this week, Ryan said.

“The government is very anxious as you can imagine, as all governments are, to make preparations and are seeking our technical and operational assistance to help them get ready,” he said.


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Watch: World Health Organization holds press conference on the coronavirus outbreak

World Health Organization officials are holding a press conference Friday to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more people than the 2003 SARS epidemic. Now, world health officials are scrambling to determine just how widespread the new coronavirus is. Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s emergencies program, said at a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva on Thursday. We’ve all seen those clusters, we’ve all seen thos


World Health Organization officials are holding a press conference Friday to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more people than the 2003 SARS epidemic.
Now, world health officials are scrambling to determine just how widespread the new coronavirus is.
Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s emergencies program, said at a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva on Thursday.
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World Health Organization officials are holding a press conference Friday to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more people than the 2003 SARS epidemic.

As of Friday, more than 64,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in over two dozen countries, resulting in least 1,380 deaths, almost all in China. The WHO declared the virus a global health emergency last month, a rare designation that helps the international agency mobilize financial and political support to contain the outbreak.

The number of new cases of COVID-19 appeared to be stabilizing until Thursday, when a change in China’s methodology for determining the disease led to a spike in confirmed cases in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.

Now, world health officials are scrambling to determine just how widespread the new coronavirus is.

“How big is the iceberg?” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s emergencies program, said at a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva on Thursday. “We do know, and we all accept, that there is transmission occurring at some level in communities. We’ve all seen those clusters, we’ve all seen those super spreading events.”

“The question is how much is happening outside what we see?” he said.

The iceberg “might not be that great,” Ryan added. Public health officials around the world have been actively testing suspected cases of the virus, and at the moment they are not discovering a huge amount of new cases, Ryan said.

To see the latest updates on the coronavirus, visit CNBC’s live updates here.


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WHO is investigating 1,716 health workers in China infected with coronavirus

World health officials are working with Chinese authorities to determine when the 1,716 health workers in the country were infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, World Health Organization officials said Friday. Earlier in the day, China’s National Health Commission said that 1,716 health workers in the country had been infected with the coronavirus and six of them have died. It was the first time China published figures specifically relating to infected medical personnel. She said there are cur


World health officials are working with Chinese authorities to determine when the 1,716 health workers in the country were infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, World Health Organization officials said Friday.
Earlier in the day, China’s National Health Commission said that 1,716 health workers in the country had been infected with the coronavirus and six of them have died.
It was the first time China published figures specifically relating to infected medical personnel.
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WHO is investigating 1,716 health workers in China infected with coronavirus

World health officials are working with Chinese authorities to determine when the 1,716 health workers in the country were infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, World Health Organization officials said Friday.

It appears infections among medical workers peaked in mid-January and have “rapidly” decreased since, Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s emergencies program, said at a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva. “This may reflect increased levels of training, increased levels of protection and increased levels of awareness.”

Officials are also looking to see whether the medical workers were exposed to the virus unknowingly within a clinical environment and whether they were wearing protective equipment at the time, Ryan said. “There are a whole lot of factors we need to look at, and we will be doing that with Chinese authorities.”

Earlier in the day, China’s National Health Commission said that 1,716 health workers in the country had been infected with the coronavirus and six of them have died. It was the first time China published figures specifically relating to infected medical personnel.

Dr. Sylvie Briand, head of WHO’s Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness division, told reporters that the health workers may have been fatigued at the time they were infected and weren’t taking proper protective measures because they were too tired. China has sent medical professionals from several regions to support those workers, she said.

Later Friday, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters on a conference call that the notice from China of the health workers being infected was “concerning.” She said there are currently no health workers in the U.S. that have contracted the virus.

WHO is asking suppliers of protective gear to prioritize sending the equipment to regions most affected by the virus.

Last week, WHO said it sent medical supplies such as masks, gloves, gowns and diagnostic tests around the world. It is discouraging stockpiling of protective gear, saying the limited number of items need to be saved for regions most affected by the virus. The price of protective gear has increased, while availability has decreased, WHO officials said.

That could have a “knock-on effect” for other ongoing epidemics such as Ebola, Ryan said last week.

On Thursday, world health officials said they were scrambling to determine just how widespread the new coronavirus is as Chinese authorities reported a surge in new cases after changing how they count confirmed infections.

“How big is the iceberg?” Ryan said. “We do know, and we all accept, that there is transmission occurring at some level in communities. We’ve all seen those clusters, we’ve all seen those super spreading events.”

The flu-like virus has killed at least 1,380 people and sickened more than 64,000 worldwide as of Friday morning.

World health officials have said the respiratory disease is capable of spreading through human-to-human contact, droplets carried through sneezing and coughing and germs left on inanimate objects. The coronavirus produces mild cold symptoms in about 80% of patients, they said. About 15% of the people who contract the virus have ended up with pneumonia, with 3% to 5% of all patients needing intensive care.

Ryan said Thursday that officials are working on identifying the virus’s natural host. Earlier in the week, WHO officials said the virus, which emerged from a seafood market in Wuhan, likely originated in bats and then jumped to an “intermediate host” before infecting humans.


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WHO officials scramble to measure size of coronavirus epidemic: ‘How big is the iceberg?’

World health officials are scrambling to determine just how widespread the new coronavirus is as Chinese authorities reported a surge in new cases overnight after changing how it counts confirmed infections. Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s emergencies program, said at a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva. We’ve all seen those clusters, we’ve all seen those super spreading events.” Earlier in the day, Chinese health authorities confirmed 15


World health officials are scrambling to determine just how widespread the new coronavirus is as Chinese authorities reported a surge in new cases overnight after changing how it counts confirmed infections.
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We’ve all seen those clusters, we’ve all seen those super spreading events.”
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WHO officials scramble to measure size of coronavirus epidemic: 'How big is the iceberg?'

World health officials are scrambling to determine just how widespread the new coronavirus is as Chinese authorities reported a surge in new cases overnight after changing how it counts confirmed infections.

“How big is the iceberg?” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s emergencies program, said at a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva. “We do know, and we all accept, that there is transmission occurring at some level in communities. We’ve all seen those clusters, we’ve all seen those super spreading events.”

“The question is how much is happening outside what we see?” he said.

The iceberg “might not be that great,” Ryan added. Public health officials around the world have been actively testing suspected cases of the virus, and at the moment they are not discovering a huge amount of new cases, Ryan said.

“I sometimes find it difficult to understand why the assumption to the awful is the one that’s accepted and while the assumption of what might be a higher proportional detection of cases is almost seen as invalid,” he said.

The flu-like virus, now named COVID-19, has killed at least 1,369 people and sickened more than 60,000 worldwide. Earlier in the day, Chinese health authorities confirmed 15,152 new cases and 254 additional deaths.

Health authorities in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, said that they changed the way they tabulate case totals — “clinically diagnosed” cases now count toward the “confirmed case” count, resulting in the sudden surge among the latter. The change was made so a broader set of patients can receive the same treatment a confirmed case does, according to a CNBC translation of the official announcement’s Chinese text.


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WHO says new coronavirus cases in China have stabilized, but warns that could change

New coronavirus cases in China appear to have stabilized in recent days, but world health officials cautioned the public against reading too much into those numbers. There are 44,730 cases in China and at least 1,114 deaths as of Wednesday morning, Tedros said. Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s emergencies program, said the slowing in cases is due in large part to “the huge public health operation in China.” “We must continue to stop the virus, while preparing countries for the arrival


New coronavirus cases in China appear to have stabilized in recent days, but world health officials cautioned the public against reading too much into those numbers.
There are 44,730 cases in China and at least 1,114 deaths as of Wednesday morning, Tedros said.
Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s emergencies program, said the slowing in cases is due in large part to “the huge public health operation in China.”
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WHO says new coronavirus cases in China have stabilized, but warns that could change

A Chinese security guard wears a protective mask as he waits to take temperatures while standing next to a sign instructing people to wear masks, February 12, 2020 in Beijing, China.

New coronavirus cases in China appear to have stabilized in recent days, but world health officials cautioned the public against reading too much into those numbers. The outbreak could still get worse, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday.

“The outbreak could still go in any direction,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, warned at a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva. The slowing number of new cases “must be interpreted with extreme caution.”

There are 44,730 cases in China and at least 1,114 deaths as of Wednesday morning, Tedros said. Outside of China, there are 441 cases across two dozen countries and one death, he said.

Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s emergencies program, said the slowing in cases is due in large part to “the huge public health operation in China.” While new cases appear to have slowed in recent days, Ryan said public health officials must still be vigilant in preparing for the virus to get worse.

“We must continue to stop the virus, while preparing countries for the arrival of the virus,” Ryan warned. “I know that sounds contradictory, but it is not a contradiction.”

“We hope to see the virus come under control. We are not going to speak about numbers or dates,” he added. “It’s way too early to try and predict the beginning, the middle or the end.”

Ryan said public health officials “have a good view on the virus,” adding there are eight cases globally where officials can not find a plausible explanation of how they were exposed to it.

Since emerging in Wuhan in central China about a month ago, the virus has spread from about 300 people as of Jan. 21 to more than 45,000.

World health officials have said the respiratory disease, named COVID-19, is capable of spreading through human-to-human contact, droplets carried through sneezing and coughing and germs left on inanimate objects. Symptoms can include a sore throat, runny nose, fever or pneumonia and can progress to multiple organ failure or death in some severe cases, they said.

Scientists are working on deeper investigations into the source of the outbreak, Tedros said Wednesday. Earlier in the week, WHO officials said the virus that emerged from a seafood market in Wuhan likely originated in bats and then jumped to an “intermediate host” before infecting humans.

Scientists are running tests on various animals, but have so far not found the host responsible for the outbreak, Dr. Sylvie Briand, head of WHO’s Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness division, told reporters at the time.

Earlier this week, the Chinese government said it was changing the way it classifies confirmed cases of the virus, causing some infectious disease experts to speculate that would likely result in a reduction of reported cases. When asked about the change, WHO officials said Wednesday that the shift “is actually likely to generate more confirmed cases, not less.”

Last week, WHO said it sent medical supplies such as masks, gloves, gowns and diagnostic tests around the world. It is discouraging stockpiling of protective gear, saying the limited items need to be saved for regions most impacted by the virus. The price of protective gear has increased, while availability has decreased, WHO officials said.

That could have a “knock-on effect” for other ongoing epidemics such as Ebola, Ryan said Friday.


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Army secretary: We’re locked and loaded to respond to coronavirus

Army secretary: We’re locked and loaded to respond to coronavirusArmy secretary Ryan McCarthy sits down with CNBC’s Morgan Brennan to discuss cloud computing and cybersecurity, coronavirus and more.


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Army secretary: We're locked and loaded to respond to coronavirus

Army secretary: We’re locked and loaded to respond to coronavirus

Army secretary Ryan McCarthy sits down with CNBC’s Morgan Brennan to discuss cloud computing and cybersecurity, coronavirus and more.


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Samsung’s new $1,400 flip phone shows that foldable devices aren’t just a gimmick

Samsung’s new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is a big improvement on the South Korean electronics giant’s predecessor, the Galaxy Fold. Samsung’s new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Samsung’s new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Samsung’s new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip.


Samsung’s new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is a big improvement on the South Korean electronics giant’s predecessor, the Galaxy Fold.
Samsung’s new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip.
Samsung’s new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip.
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Samsung's new $1,400 flip phone shows that foldable devices aren't just a gimmick

Samsung’s new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Ryan Browne | CNBC

Samsung made a splash Tuesday with the unveiling of its latest experiment in the foldable phones category. And it appears to be the clearest demonstration yet of how the trend isn’t just a gimmick. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is a big improvement on the South Korean electronics giant’s predecessor, the Galaxy Fold. That phone started life crashing for floods of gadget reviewers before it even had the chance to hit the shelves. But with the Z Flip, which CNBC got a hands-on with, we got an early sign that history is not likely to repeat itself. The device, which folds in half like a clamshell flip phone, feels sturdier and the hinge is a noticable improvement on the Fold. The gap in both halves of the phone is barely noticable, and it’s built to resist exposure to dust and sand. Whereas the Fold showed how you can cram as much as possible into a phone that folds out into a huge tablet, the Z Flip demonstrates a much more compact version of that design which could open up the “niche” of foldables to a bigger audience.

Samsung’s new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Ryan Browne | CNBC

It also obviously harks back to a time when such “flip” phones were far more commonplace, injecting both a sense of nostalgia and freshness at the same time – as the Motorola Razr did in its own way. And, given the Z Flip comes equipped with a glass display rather than a plastic one, it feels much smoother to use. One little drawback for me was that it’s a little slower to be able to shut and open the device. A more secure hinge comes with the condition that it takes a little more force to close and open up the Z Flip. “I believe we’re in the very beginning of a ten-year transition where nearly every mid-range and premium smartphone will be able to fold one way or another,” Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst of Moor Insights & Strategy, told CNBC. “I do not believe this is a passing fad, but a long term trend we will see in phones but also PCs.” He added: “We will even see devices that can fold twice and I believe Samsung is looking to that future as it named the line ‘Z’ which has two folds.”

Interacting with apps

As with the Fold, there’s the ability to interact with apps in different ways. With the YouTube app, for instance, you can view it on the fully-opened phone normally as you would with any smartphone. But start folding it at a 90-degree angle, and the experience changes.

Samsung’s new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Ryan Browne | CNBC

The video you’re viewing then collapses into the top half of the display — meaning it doesn’t cross into the second half — while recommendations for other clips and the comments section can be interacted with on the bottom portion of the device. Meanwhile, the way this folding experience — which Samsung calls “Flex Mode” — works with the camera is also a neat feature. When bending it at an angle, like with YouTube, the photo app shows only what the camera sees at the top, while at the bottom you can flick through options like whether to take a picture or video and different effects. It’s only a sneak peak at how practical folding phones could be for apps, but given that’s such a key thing these phones will have to get right, it’s a promising sign. Samsung could easily exploit this dual-screen function to enable more creative use cases, like it’s done with its “phablet” Note range of phones. “Foldable phones is an iPhone moment for the smartphone industry similar to the transition from a keypad, non-touch form-factor to capacitive slate touch form-factor when the iPhone was launched ten years ago,” Neil Shah, partner and vice president of research at Counterpoijnt Research, told CNBC. “4G was the catalyst for the slate mobile phone form-factor then; 5G will play the same role for the foldable smartphones.”

Samsung’s new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Ryan Browne | CNBC

But, Shah added: “The mobile ecosystem from supply chain to manufacturers to app developers will have to work hard on standardizing, optimizing the software, applications on these varieties of potential foldable form-factors to keep the experience intuitive and less fragmented.”

More foldables in the works

The Z flip isn’t just a copycat of the Motorola Razr, which was revealed to much fanfare late last year. That device is another clear example in its own right of how foldables could take off at lower entry points, especially for people hesitant to pay a high price for these gadgets. Plus, despite Huawei’s political problems and a huge $2,600 price tag for its foldable phone, the Mate X released last year was another sign of the amount of investment that’s going into creating these things. The Galaxy Z Flip sells for a cool $1,380 price, which is expensive. But it’s worth noting that’s significantly lower than the $1,980 you’d pay for a Galaxy Fold. However, the Z Flip won’t come with 5G — the super-fast next generation of mobile internet — whereas the Fold has a slightly more expensive variant with 5G.

Samsung’s new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Ryan Browne | CNBC

Paolo Pescatore, tech, media and telecom analyst at PP Foresight, told CNBC he believes the foldable category is still a “novelty,” but that Samsung had done a “phenomenal job” with the Z Flip. “Samsung has raised the benchmark compared to other foldable devices in every single way,” he said. “It is far more refined and feels more finished and fashionable compared to rivals.” Still, the Z Flip will need to stand the test of time — and of willingness from consumers to buy it. If we’ve learned anything from the last two years’ dismal smartphone market performance, it’s that not everyone is ready to part with $1,000 or more for a new handset.


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Joe Biden can beat Trump — but he won’t win the Democratic nomination, Paul Ryan says

“I’d say he’s probably the most likely one to have a chance at beating Donald Trump, but I don’t see Joe getting the nomination, I just don’t see him getting there. “So they’ll be tempted to vote for what they think is a safe moderate — and I think Joe Biden, it’s all relative, will fall into that category, and is the likeliest to be able to win that voter,” Ryan said. But that’s only if Biden, former vice president and senator from Delaware, wins his party’s nomination. “I don’t see Joe getting


“I’d say he’s probably the most likely one to have a chance at beating Donald Trump, but I don’t see Joe getting the nomination, I just don’t see him getting there.
“So they’ll be tempted to vote for what they think is a safe moderate — and I think Joe Biden, it’s all relative, will fall into that category, and is the likeliest to be able to win that voter,” Ryan said.
But that’s only if Biden, former vice president and senator from Delaware, wins his party’s nomination.
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Joe Biden can beat Trump — but he won't win the Democratic nomination, Paul Ryan says

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Former house speaker and staunch Republican Paul Ryan sees only one Democrat capable of beating President Donald Trump in the 2020 election — but that candidate won’t actually make it to the nomination, he argued at a panel event on Tuesday. “I’d say he’s probably the most likely one to have a chance at beating Donald Trump, but I don’t see Joe getting the nomination, I just don’t see him getting there. I think it’s going be one of these progressives, which I think will be much easier to beat,” he told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at the annual Milken Conference in Abu Dhabi. Speaking as a former Congressman for Wisconsin, the one-time vice presidential hopeful outlined three key states the parties will have to fight over to win in 2020: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. In those states, particularly Ryan’s home state, “I think Joe is probably the hardest to beat, because it’s going to come down to the suburban (voter), it’s going to be the suburbanite that’ll basically be the difference-maker,” he said. Ryan, who is on the board of Fox News parent Fox Corp., described that voter as typically a right-of-center, first-generation college-educated white collar worker. “A first-generation Republican and they like Trump the idea, they like Trump the disruption — they don’t necessarily like the personality and the noise and the tweets that come with it,” he said. “So they’ll be tempted to vote for what they think is a safe moderate — and I think Joe Biden, it’s all relative, will fall into that category, and is the likeliest to be able to win that voter,” Ryan said. But that’s only if Biden, former vice president and senator from Delaware, wins his party’s nomination.

With several contenders still in the field, and further-left progressive candidates like Bernie Sanders seeing a surge in support from young liberal voters, Ryan believes Biden’s chances are basically zero. “If Bernie (I-VT) keeps racking up wins and is seen to be going toward the nomination, then you can probably make the case that (former New York Mayor Michael) Bloomberg will get enough proportional delegates, because he’ll play in enough states, to go into the convention with a claim, and then you’ll have one whale of a mess of a convention — in Milwaukee, and then we’ll what happens there,” Ryan said. “I don’t see Joe getting the nomination, but he’s the best bet the Democrats have.”

A divided Democratic camp

Former Vice President Biden, initially expected by many Americans to blaze ahead as the Democratic nominee, trailed rivals Sen. Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the Iowa caucus last week. Polls in New Hampshire, which will hold its primary Tuesday, show Biden on the verge of another relatively weak finish, according to a RealClearPolitics polling average. And new national polls show Sanders pulling ahead of Biden for the first time.

Bloomberg, meanwhile, joined the race late in the game and won’t be appearing on any ballots until Super Tuesday on March 3, but he’s rising in the polls after pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into his campaign. In a recent poll of small business owners, the billionaire businessman was the only Democrat to top Trump. The poll, conducted in January, showed 52% of respondents said they favored the former New York mayor, according to Gallup and payments-tech firm Square.

Trump’s economic tailwinds

Ryan lauded what he felt were Trump’s economic achievements, noting the sweeping tax reform and cuts package delivered under his leadership in 2017, the first since 1969. “If Trump were to lose it would be because of a really bad economy due to a crisis,” he said. But citing the lowest U.S. unemployment levels in some 50 years coupled with rapid wage growth, he argued, “It’s really hard to run a contest against a president sitting on such a strong economy.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2020-02-11  Authors: natasha turak
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These are the steps to financial independence

Now she works three jobs, including two side hustles, while also managing a local women’s networking group to make ends meet. In 2017, Fields moved into her own apartment in Austin, Texas, and pays roughly $1,200 a month, including utilities. Source: Alisha + Brook Photographers”People forget the value of financial independence, and therefore it hinders them from making it a goal,” said Kate Ryan, a director of financial planning at TIAA in New York. “Financial independence gives them the opport


Now she works three jobs, including two side hustles, while also managing a local women’s networking group to make ends meet.
In 2017, Fields moved into her own apartment in Austin, Texas, and pays roughly $1,200 a month, including utilities.
Source: Alisha + Brook Photographers”People forget the value of financial independence, and therefore it hinders them from making it a goal,” said Kate Ryan, a director of financial planning at TIAA in New York.
“Financial independence gives them the opport
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These are the steps to financial independence

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England. Max Mumby | Indigo | Getty Images

A separate report by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave found that 58% of early adults, which Merrill defines as those between the ages 18 and 34, said they would not be able to afford their current lifestyles without parental support. That’s true for Whitney Fields, 33. Fields graduated from college in 2007 and received a master’s degree in advertising in 2009. Now she works three jobs, including two side hustles, while also managing a local women’s networking group to make ends meet. Altogether, Fields estimates she makes between $36,000 to $38,000 a year. In 2017, Fields moved into her own apartment in Austin, Texas, and pays roughly $1,200 a month, including utilities. But she still receives regular support from her parents to cover her cellphone, internet and insurance, to the tune of about $250 to $300 a month. “While I’m very appreciative of the support, there’s a little bit of embarrassment that goes along with that,” she said. Many of her friends, however, are in a similar boat. “You don’t want to admit that our parents are still helping us.”

Whitney Fields, 33, works three jobs to make ends meet and still relies on her parents to some extent. Source: Alisha + Brook Photographers

“People forget the value of financial independence, and therefore it hinders them from making it a goal,” said Kate Ryan, a director of financial planning at TIAA in New York. For young adults, that’s a mistake, she added. “Financial independence gives them the opportunity to really dream about what they want their life to look like and the freedom to live their life the way they want.” Learning to take charge of your money requires discipline and planning around finances. Prince Harry and Meghan are doing it — admittedly, with a little more of a head start — and you can, too. Here’s how:

Step 1: Create a budget

Most experts start by differentiating between discretionary and fixed expenses. “Then you are able to pick areas that are non-negotiable and areas where you can reduce your expenses,” Ryan said. “I’ve never had a client make a budget and discover they are spending less than they thought,” she said.

Step 2: Cut spending

Once you’ve mapped out your budget, start cutting a few expenses that you just want and really don’t need — at least temporarily. For Fields, that means reigning in impulse purchases. To accomplish this, she now relies on a debit card instead of credit. “It’s difficult,” she admitted. “You really have to watch your finances on a daily basis.”

Step 3: Boost saving

Many financial advisors recommend stashing some cash in an emergency fund, which will keep you from reaching for a credit card when something unexpected pops up. Aim to have at least six months’ worth of expenses, or more, set aside if you are the head of a household. You also want to contribute at least enough money to your workplace retirement account to get the company’s full matching contribution. “That’s free money,” Ryan said.

Step 4: Increase income

Often, changing jobs is the key to giving your income a boost, particularly in the face of stagnant wages, and that can go a long way towards independence, Ryan advised. People who switched jobs saw their wages rise 4.3% last year, versus 3.2% for workers who stayed in the same job, according to an analysis of wage data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Alternatively, negotiate a pay increase at your current employer. It’s usually up to employees to take the initiative, experts say — but they are also often successful. “Know your worth,” Ryan said.

Step 5: Pay down debt


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Meet the 22-year-old who ran 3,055 miles across the US and won a ‘free year’ in NYC from ‘Million Dollar Listing’ star Ryan Serhant

The guy turned out to be Seth Phillips, known from the comedic Instagram account Dude With Sign, who teamed up with “Million Dollar Listing” star Ryan Serhant to promote Serhant’s free year in New York City contest. Bencheghib had won, and Phillips and Serhant had flown out to California to personally surprise him with the news. “He had a lot of heart, big goals and a very clear plan for what he wanted to do when he got to New York City. He was going to figure out how to come to New York City an


The guy turned out to be Seth Phillips, known from the comedic Instagram account Dude With Sign, who teamed up with “Million Dollar Listing” star Ryan Serhant to promote Serhant’s free year in New York City contest.
Bencheghib had won, and Phillips and Serhant had flown out to California to personally surprise him with the news.
“He had a lot of heart, big goals and a very clear plan for what he wanted to do when he got to New York City.
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Meet the 22-year-old who ran 3,055 miles across the US and won a 'free year' in NYC from 'Million Dollar Listing' star Ryan Serhant

On a Friday afternoon in late January, Sam Bencheghib ran alongside California Route 62. He’d already logged 15 miles and was planning on doing 10 more before sundown. It was a typical day for Bencheghib: Since July 2019, the 22-year-old environmental activist had been running 20 to 30 miles a day across the U.S., from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, to raise awareness about ocean pollution. He ran in Adidas x Parley running shoes, which are made out of upcycled plastic waste. The day had started like so many before it: Bencheghib woke up in his RV, cooked breakfast and hit the pavement. But mid-run, around 2:30 p.m., he saw a guy standing on the side of the highway with a sign that read, “Which Way 2 NYC?” The flip side read, “You Win.” The guy turned out to be Seth Phillips, known from the comedic Instagram account Dude With Sign, who teamed up with “Million Dollar Listing” star Ryan Serhant to promote Serhant’s free year in New York City contest. Bencheghib had won, and Phillips and Serhant had flown out to California to personally surprise him with the news.

Ryan Serhant, left, and Seth Phillips found Bencheghib on the side of Route 62 to tell him he won a free year in NYC Courtesy of Ryan Serhant

Serhant, who moved to NYC in 2006 to pursue acting with a small amount of savings, says he owes everything to New York City: “It’s what gave me my career, my family, everything,” he tells CNBC Make It. His success didn’t happen overnight, though. After two years of struggling to make a living from acting gigs, he decided to get his real estate license. He made just $9,000 his first year as a real estate agent, but he hustled to gain a foothold in the industry. Today, Serhant is one of the most successful brokers in the world. In 2020, he wants to help someone else realize their dream by giving them a “free year” in the city, which includes an apartment in downtown Manhattan and a stipend to cover food, transportation and other necessities. Plus, Serhant will mentor them along the way. After sorting through 28,000 applications, Serhant and his team chose Bencheghib. His video, which he filmed on the road outside of the RV he named Jenny, was “super genuine and very authentic,” says Serhant. “He had a lot of heart, big goals and a very clear plan for what he wanted to do when he got to New York City. What I also really loved about him was, he was going to do it anyway. He was going to figure out how to come to New York City and sleep on people’s couches if he needed to.” But the one problem with selecting Bencheghib was that he was hard to track down, says Serhant, who flew to Los Angeles and rented a car to find him on Route 62. Of the thousands of applicants, “this was the one guy who was running across the United States.”

Bencheghib will use the free year to grow Make A Change, the organization he and his two siblings, Gary and Kelly, founded 10 years ago with the mission of combating plastic pollution and cleaning up the coastlines. In the early days of the organization, they simply cleaned up the rivers and oceans in Bali, where they grew up, themselves. As they got older, they started organizing group clean-ups and shifted their focus to raising awareness around plastic pollution by speaking in schools and creating videos that spotlight the issue. They even caught the attention of the president of Indonesia after they kayaked down the world’s most polluted river — the Citarum in Indonesia — and released videos showing the massive amount of plastic floating on the surface of the water. The president responded and promised to hire thousands of military troops to do a seven-year, full-scale clean up of the river. “That was when we came up with this concept of combining our passion for the environment and adventure,” Bencheghib tells CNBC Make It. During his senior year at Lehigh University, he started thinking, “What crazy idea can I do in the U.S. to raise awareness about this cause that I’m passionate about? I thought running across America on shoes made out of 11 plastic bottles was the way to do it.” Bencheghib completed his run across the U.S. on February 1 in Santa Monica, Calif., where he dove into the Pacific Ocean. He ran 3,055 miles over 191 days.

Sam Bencheghib finished his run across America, which spanned six months, in Santa Monica, CA Courtesy of Jacqueline Verdugo

He’ll fly to NYC in mid-February to start his “free year” from Serhant. “We’re going to follow Sam for a year, we’re going to help him and do as much as we possibly can and then it’s going to be up to him to determine how he wants to proceed after that first year,” says Serhant, who also selected two runner-ups, both of whom he’ll bring to New York for a day. Bencheghib, who spent two months in NYC before his run to train, knows firsthand how expensive the city is. It makes him all the more appreciative for the opportunity to work on Make A Change without having to stress about money. “I have always seen myself living in New York, but the conditions I saw myself living in were: somewhere deep in Bushwick, where the rent is as cheap as it gets, probably working on side projects just to pay the bills,” he says. “To get to focus only on what I’m really passionate about — to put 100% of my time and effort into what I think really matters — without any financial burdens, is life-changing.”

To put 100% of my time and effort into what I think really matters, without any financial burdens, is life-changing. Sam Bencheghib


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