Lebanon forms new government with backing of Hezbollah

Lebanese demonstrators take part in a rally outside the Mohammad al-Amin mosque in the capital Beirut’s downtown district on October 20, 2019. Lebanon formed a new government on Tuesday, the presidency announced after Shi’ite Hezbollah and its allies clinched a deal on a cabinet that must tackle the country’s worst economic crisis in decades. Heavily indebted Lebanon has been without effective government since Saad al-Hariri resigned as premier in October under pressure from protests against sta


Lebanese demonstrators take part in a rally outside the Mohammad al-Amin mosque in the capital Beirut’s downtown district on October 20, 2019.
Lebanon formed a new government on Tuesday, the presidency announced after Shi’ite Hezbollah and its allies clinched a deal on a cabinet that must tackle the country’s worst economic crisis in decades.
Heavily indebted Lebanon has been without effective government since Saad al-Hariri resigned as premier in October under pressure from protests against sta
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Lebanon forms new government with backing of Hezbollah

Lebanese demonstrators take part in a rally outside the Mohammad al-Amin mosque in the capital Beirut’s downtown district on October 20, 2019.

Lebanon formed a new government on Tuesday, the presidency announced after Shi’ite Hezbollah and its allies clinched a deal on a cabinet that must tackle the country’s worst economic crisis in decades.

Heavily indebted Lebanon has been without effective government since Saad al-Hariri resigned as premier in October under pressure from protests against state corruption and waste – root causes of the crisis.


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‘We have never served one gram of caviar’: Meet the man feeding the Davos elite

DAVOS, Switzerland — Between 6,000 and 8,000 people, including world leaders, staff, security and the media are fed every day from the Davos kitchen during the World Economic Forum (WEF). Well, they are not eating in a Michelin star restaurant — there is no caviar or foie gras — the man feeding the Davos elite told CNBC Monday. “Everybody thinks we are serving caviar, we have never served one gram of caviar,” said Christophe Guiraud, food and beverage manager at the annual meeting, of the twelve


DAVOS, Switzerland — Between 6,000 and 8,000 people, including world leaders, staff, security and the media are fed every day from the Davos kitchen during the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Well, they are not eating in a Michelin star restaurant — there is no caviar or foie gras — the man feeding the Davos elite told CNBC Monday.
“Everybody thinks we are serving caviar, we have never served one gram of caviar,” said Christophe Guiraud, food and beverage manager at the annual meeting, of the twelve
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'We have never served one gram of caviar': Meet the man feeding the Davos elite

DAVOS, Switzerland — Between 6,000 and 8,000 people, including world leaders, staff, security and the media are fed every day from the Davos kitchen during the World Economic Forum (WEF). But what do they eat? Well, they are not eating in a Michelin star restaurant — there is no caviar or foie gras — the man feeding the Davos elite told CNBC Monday. “Everybody thinks we are serving caviar, we have never served one gram of caviar,” said Christophe Guiraud, food and beverage manager at the annual meeting, of the twelve years he has worked at the event.

Christophe Guiraud, the food and beverage manager at the Annual Meeting in Davos.

“We serve very simple things. People are here to share ideas, to meet, they are not here to have a fantastic dinner with a Michelin-star chef … They are here to work,” Guiraud told CNBC. One of this week’s lunch menus, served to representatives from companies such as BP, Goldman Sachs and Facebook includes pumpkin soup, broccoli mousse with nuts, smoked halloumi and chocolate cake. But according to Guiraud, world leaders can easily be seen eating a “normal sandwich.”

“The top leaders in Davos are very easy to handle because they don’t have so many people around (them), making things difficult,” he said. “For example, you can find a head of state eating a normal sandwich or a normal salad at the bar — this is Davos,” Guiraud told CNBC. WEF has been taking steps to make its kitchen more environmentally friendly. This means the food that is served daily is mostly from Switzerland. 97% of the cheese served is from Davos itself. WEF has also restarted purchases of salmon recently, only after securing a Swiss supplier.

The main kitchen at Davos

“One difficult thing is the region is quite small. Switzerland is quite a small country in the mountains so you really have to define the products that you can find in enough quantities to feed all of these people,” Guiraud said, explaining that he struggled to find enough apples last year because local production was insufficient. WEF is also looking to reduce food waste by using artificial intelligence. The AI technology is installed on several trash cans in the main building that photographs waste and weighs food that has been disposed. The system then provides a report on the different types, weight, costs and sources of the food that has been binned. This information is then used to analyze and organize future food orders which can help reduce waste.


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Starbucks aims to become ‘resource positive’ in climate push

Starbucks announced Tuesday that it will strive to become “resource positive,” storing more carbon than it emits, eliminating waste and providing more clean freshwater than it uses. The coffee chain is among the growing number of companies that are announcing sweeping sustainability goals as consumers grow increasingly concerned about climate change. The company plans to formalize those goals by March 2021, when it celebrates its 50th anniversary. As part of its far-reaching goal to become resou


Starbucks announced Tuesday that it will strive to become “resource positive,” storing more carbon than it emits, eliminating waste and providing more clean freshwater than it uses.
The coffee chain is among the growing number of companies that are announcing sweeping sustainability goals as consumers grow increasingly concerned about climate change.
The company plans to formalize those goals by March 2021, when it celebrates its 50th anniversary.
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Starbucks aims to become 'resource positive' in climate push

A protestor walks past a caricature made of coffee cups outside of the Starbucks Annual Shareholders Meeting at McCaw Hall, on March 21, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.

Starbucks announced Tuesday that it will strive to become “resource positive,” storing more carbon than it emits, eliminating waste and providing more clean freshwater than it uses.

The coffee chain is among the growing number of companies that are announcing sweeping sustainability goals as consumers grow increasingly concerned about climate change. BlackRock, the world’s largest investment firm, announced a week ago it plans to overhaul its investing strategy to make sustainability the new standard. On Thursday, Microsoft said it is trying to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits by 2030.

“By embracing a longer-term economic, equitable and planetary value proposition for our company, we will create greater value for all stakeholders,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in announcing the new goal.

In 2018, Starbucks emitted 16 million tons of greenhouse gases, withdrew 1 billion cubic meters of water and created 868 kilotons of waste. These numbers track the journey of its products starting with suppliers and coffee producers all the way to its cafes.

To help reach its long-term targets, Starbucks has set three preliminary goals for 2030: to cut carbon emissions by half in direct operations and its supply chain, to conserve or replenish half of the water taken for coffee production or operations and to reduce half of the waste sent to landfills by stores and manufacturing.

The company plans to formalize those goals by March 2021, when it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

As part of its far-reaching goal to become resource positive, Starbucks plans to offer more plant-based options on its menu. Dairy accounted for 21% of its global carbon footprint in 2018, and animal protein was the highest contributor to its carbon and water usage in the food category.

Realistic meatless meats from companies such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, coupled with studies that have shown the negative environmental impacts of meat consumption, have led many consumers to reduce their meat intake and eat more plant-based foods instead.

The coffee chain also plans to shift to reusable packaging. Getting consumers to ditch single-use cups in favor of reusable ones has proved to be tricky for the company. Starbucks previously set a goal in 2008 to have a quarter of consumers use reusable cups by 2015, but the company fell short of that goal.

Along with McDonald’s, Nestle and other multinational companies, Starbucks is a partner in the NextGen Consortium to fund recyclable and compostable cup designs.

Starbucks’ announcement came on the day 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg exhorted world leaders at Davos, Switzerland, to take action on climate change.

“I know you don’t want to talk about this,” Thunberg told them.


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Wind energy powerhouse Vestas announces plans for ‘zero-waste’ turbines

This image shows Vestas’ V90-3MW wind turbines being used at the Kentish Flats Windfarm in England. Danish firm Vestas said Monday that it was aiming to produce “zero-waste” wind turbines by the year 2040. “Wind energy will continue to grow rapidly, therefore the time for a conservative approach is behind us,” he added. Vestas’ aim for zero-waste wind turbines points to a significant challenge faced by the industry. Wind energy is just one of many industries aiming to reduce waste and mitigate e


This image shows Vestas’ V90-3MW wind turbines being used at the Kentish Flats Windfarm in England.
Danish firm Vestas said Monday that it was aiming to produce “zero-waste” wind turbines by the year 2040.
“Wind energy will continue to grow rapidly, therefore the time for a conservative approach is behind us,” he added.
Vestas’ aim for zero-waste wind turbines points to a significant challenge faced by the industry.
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Wind energy powerhouse Vestas announces plans for 'zero-waste' turbines

This image shows Vestas’ V90-3MW wind turbines being used at the Kentish Flats Windfarm in England.

Danish firm Vestas said Monday that it was aiming to produce “zero-waste” wind turbines by the year 2040.

The wind turbine manufacturer explained that its goal would mean operating a value chain that produced no waste materials.

This, it added in a statement, would be achieved through the introduction of a “circular economy approach” in the design, production, service and end-of-life parts of the value chain.

The Aarhaus-headquartered firm added that it would present its new waste-management strategy in the next two years.

“As the world’s largest supplier of wind energy, Vestas has a responsibility to eliminate waste across its value chain,” Tommy Rahbek Nielsen, who is interim chief operations officer at Vestas, said in a statement.

“Wind energy will continue to grow rapidly, therefore the time for a conservative approach is behind us,” he added.

Vestas’ aim for zero-waste wind turbines points to a significant challenge faced by the industry. For while turbines produce renewable energy, their construction does have an environmental impact.

As the wind industry develops — the International Energy Agency recently said that the offshore sector looked set to become a $1 trillion business by 2040 — it will face mounting challenges when it comes to waste.

Take a turbine’s blades. A 2017 research paper from the University of Cambridge, which was cited by Vestas on Monday, found that waste produced by wind turbine blades could hit an estimated 43.4 million tons by the year 2050. The research looked at waste produced by factors such as the manufacturing process, operation and maintenance as well as the end of a blade’s life.

Wind energy is just one of many industries aiming to reduce waste and mitigate environmental impacts. Last October, for example, consumer goods giant Unilever said it would halve its use of virgin plastic by 2025.

The business, whose brands include Dove, Ben & Jerry’s and Lipton, said it would achieve this by cutting its “absolute use of plastic packaging” by over 100,000 tons and “accelerating its use of recycled plastic.” Virgin plastics are produced using raw materials, rather than recycled ones.

The Anglo-Dutch firm also vowed to “help collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells.”


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Apple may be forced to ditch its Lightning charge cable due to new EU rules

The European Union (EU) is revamping plans that could force smartphone makers, such as Apple, to share the same charging method. European policymakers want to make life easier for consumers as well as to reduce electronic waste across the 28-country region. “We are drowning in an ocean of electronic waste,” Roza Thun und Hohenstein, a European lawmaker said at the European Parliament Monday. Old chargers generate more than 51 000 metric tons of electronic waste per year, according to the Europea


The European Union (EU) is revamping plans that could force smartphone makers, such as Apple, to share the same charging method.
European policymakers want to make life easier for consumers as well as to reduce electronic waste across the 28-country region.
“We are drowning in an ocean of electronic waste,” Roza Thun und Hohenstein, a European lawmaker said at the European Parliament Monday.
Old chargers generate more than 51 000 metric tons of electronic waste per year, according to the Europea
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Apple may be forced to ditch its Lightning charge cable due to new EU rules

On September 7th Apple will release the highly anticipated iPhone 7. Design changes to the new model are suggested to affect the 3,5mm headphone jack, to be replaced with the proprietary Lightning jack.

The European Union (EU) is revamping plans that could force smartphone makers, such as Apple, to share the same charging method.

European policymakers want to make life easier for consumers as well as to reduce electronic waste across the 28-country region. As a result, they are looking at introducing a single universal charging cable. This would be particularly relevant for Apple given its different charging options.

“We are drowning in an ocean of electronic waste,” Roza Thun und Hohenstein, a European lawmaker said at the European Parliament Monday. “We cannot continue this way,” she added.

Old chargers generate more than 51 000 metric tons of electronic waste per year, according to the European Parliament. Lawmakers want one single charger that fits phones, tables, e-books and any other portable device. Apple’s Lightning connector cable, which is used to charge and sync different devices, would therefore be at risk.

However, Apple believes that the EU’s plan would hurt innovation.

“Regulations that would drive conformity across the type of connector built into all smartphones freeze innovation rather than encourage it. Such proposals are bad for the environment and unnecessarily disruptive for customers,” Apple said in a feedback form issued to the European institutions last year.

Apple, of its own choice, has already stopped using Lightning on the 2019 version of the iPad, moving to the USB-C port used on MacBooks. USB-C and micro-USB are also used on Android devices.

“This has been a long-term objective of the industry,” Dexter Thillien, a senior industry analyst at Fitch Solutions, told CNBC Friday. “Most Android devices already use the same charging system (USB-C and micro-USB), so it would impact Apple more than anybody else.”

However, Thillien also noted that Apple is already using USB for some iPads, “so it wouldn’t be completely new for them, and would only apply to future models.”

The EU pushed for a single charging mechanism back in 2014. At the time, the European Commission – the EU’s executive arm, tried to encourage smartphone makers to develop a solution among themselves. However, the voluntary scheme did not achieve what European policymakers wanted and they are now looking at putting it into law.

“It is never too late for industry to come up with a suitable proposal, but we now must consider the legislative approach,” a Commission source told CNBC via email.


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Winnow Solutions uses A.I. to help companies curb food wastage

Winnow Solutions uses A.I. to help companies curb food wastage”Food is too valuable to waste,” says Marc Zornes from Winnow Solutions, a startup organization that uses artificial intelligence to help companies monitor and curb food wastage. He explains his firm’s business model and its growth plans.


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to help companies curb food wastage”Food is too valuable to waste,” says Marc Zornes from Winnow Solutions, a startup organization that uses artificial intelligence to help companies monitor and curb food wastage.
He explains his firm’s business model and its growth plans.
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Winnow Solutions uses A.I. to help companies curb food wastage

Winnow Solutions uses A.I. to help companies curb food wastage

“Food is too valuable to waste,” says Marc Zornes from Winnow Solutions, a startup organization that uses artificial intelligence to help companies monitor and curb food wastage. He explains his firm’s business model and its growth plans.


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The looming market sell-off would be ‘a terrible thing to waste’ for investors, Jim Cramer says

The looming market sell-off would be ‘a terrible thing to waste’ for investors, Jim Cramer says”So many companies [are] doing so well. I’d love to buy them, but at this point only on weakness,” “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said.


The looming market sell-off would be ‘a terrible thing to waste’ for investors, Jim Cramer says”So many companies [are] doing so well.
I’d love to buy them, but at this point only on weakness,” “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said.
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The looming market sell-off would be 'a terrible thing to waste' for investors, Jim Cramer says

The looming market sell-off would be ‘a terrible thing to waste’ for investors, Jim Cramer says

“So many companies [are] doing so well. I’d love to buy them, but at this point only on weakness,” “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said.


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The potential market sell-off would be ‘a terrible thing to waste’ for investors, Jim Cramer says

“If today’s afternoon pullback turns into a full-blown decline later this week, you need to remember that a sell-off would be a terrible thing to waste,” the “Mad Money” host said. The two countries are preparing to sign a long-awaited, so-called phase one trade deal in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Investors are still waiting to hear the full details of the trade deal, but the latest development is one that Cramer, who has been supportive of President Donald Trump’s trade war, approves of. Ou


“If today’s afternoon pullback turns into a full-blown decline later this week, you need to remember that a sell-off would be a terrible thing to waste,” the “Mad Money” host said.
The two countries are preparing to sign a long-awaited, so-called phase one trade deal in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
Investors are still waiting to hear the full details of the trade deal, but the latest development is one that Cramer, who has been supportive of President Donald Trump’s trade war, approves of.
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The potential market sell-off would be 'a terrible thing to waste' for investors, Jim Cramer says

Investors got spooked and Wall Street coughed up its gains after word spread that import tariffs could stay in place after a U.S.-China trade agreement is signed Wednesday, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose almost 150 points to its early afternoon highs before closing the session up roughly 32 points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite both reached new heights during the trading day before finishing down about 0.20%.

“If today’s afternoon pullback turns into a full-blown decline later this week, you need to remember that a sell-off would be a terrible thing to waste,” the “Mad Money” host said. “So many companies [are] doing so well. I’d love to buy them, but at this point only on weakness.”

After trading at new highs, the market fell following the news that the rollback of tariffs on Chinese imports would be delayed until Washington and Beijing come to terms on a phase two trade deal. People began worrying about the uncertain path to reach another agreement. The two countries are preparing to sign a long-awaited, so-called phase one trade deal in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

Investors are still waiting to hear the full details of the trade deal, but the latest development is one that Cramer, who has been supportive of President Donald Trump’s trade war, approves of. He added that the market “had gotten overbought,” which contributed to the late Tuesday slide.

He said: “I think leaving the tariffs on until China actually follows through with its promises — since they’ve double-crossed us so many times — makes a ton of sense. It should have caused a rally, not a sell-off.”

Outside of trade chatter, Cramer pointed to “astonishing” quarterly reports from Delta Air Lines, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan Chase. The two bank stocks closed up more than 1% as the airliner’s stock rose 3.3% on the day.

J.P. Morgan, buoyed by its performance in bond trading, reported earnings of $2.57 a share, and Citigroup, also powered by its bond trading and consumer businesses, showed earnings of $1.90 per share. Delta posted $1.70 in adjusted earnings per share, benefiting from lower fuel prices and strong travel demand in its latest quarter.

Wells Fargo was the “one fly in the ointment,” Cramer said. The embattled bank, now led by CEO Charles Scharf, saw legal fees eat away at its pocket while low interest rates negatively impacted business. The bank missed on both the top and bottom lines.

Though the market is overheated, Cramer said the banks showed some positive signs about the consumer.

“The statistics from these banks show a robust consumer who’s still spending within her means,” the host said. “That’s an encouraging backdrop, especially if we’re headed into some short-term sell-off after a remarkable run.”


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$3 billion worth of gift cards go unused each year. Don’t let your cards go to waste

Did you receive a gift card from someone over the holidays? Many people, however, let the dollars on their plastic go to waste: Each year, up to $3 billion worth of gift cards go unused, according to the Mercator Advisory Group, which provides data on the payments industry. The good news is that around a decade ago, new rules added consumer protections to gift cards. “By law, gift cards cannot expire for at least five years from the date of issuance,” said Jill Gonzalez, a spokesperson for perso


Did you receive a gift card from someone over the holidays?
Many people, however, let the dollars on their plastic go to waste: Each year, up to $3 billion worth of gift cards go unused, according to the Mercator Advisory Group, which provides data on the payments industry.
The good news is that around a decade ago, new rules added consumer protections to gift cards.
“By law, gift cards cannot expire for at least five years from the date of issuance,” said Jill Gonzalez, a spokesperson for perso
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$3 billion worth of gift cards go unused each year. Don't let your cards go to waste

Did you receive a gift card from someone over the holidays? Well, it’s time to go shopping.

That sounds like the right move. Many people, however, let the dollars on their plastic go to waste: Each year, up to $3 billion worth of gift cards go unused, according to the Mercator Advisory Group, which provides data on the payments industry.

Any unspent money gets sent back to the retailer or bank, who are often happy to have it.

“The recipient’s part of the bargain is to accept the giver’s gift,” said Dan Horne, a professor of marketing and associate dean for the School of Business at Providence College.

The good news is that around a decade ago, new rules added consumer protections to gift cards.

“By law, gift cards cannot expire for at least five years from the date of issuance,” said Jill Gonzalez, a spokesperson for personal finance website Wallethub.

The site has ranked what it considers the best gift cards of 2020 here.


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Spending time not working can spark the best business ideas, says top P&G exec

In today’s beauty industry – as with so many others – the appearance of “more of the same” can be a death knell. In fact, there are very few people (or ideas) that are truly original — it’s a remarkably high bar to clear. Da Vinci and Einstein were originals, and as most would argue, we have yet to see their equals. For more on tech, transformation and the future of work, join CNBC at the @Work Summit in New York on April 1–2, 2020. The key is in lateral thinking and being open to new ideas.


In today’s beauty industry – as with so many others – the appearance of “more of the same” can be a death knell.
In fact, there are very few people (or ideas) that are truly original — it’s a remarkably high bar to clear.
Da Vinci and Einstein were originals, and as most would argue, we have yet to see their equals.
For more on tech, transformation and the future of work, join CNBC at the @Work Summit in New York on April 1–2, 2020.
The key is in lateral thinking and being open to new ideas.
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Spending time not working can spark the best business ideas, says top P&G exec

In today’s beauty industry – as with so many others – the appearance of “more of the same” can be a death knell. So the pressure is on to innovate or be left in a vulnerable position, but many companies mistakenly think that an “original” idea is the only way to escape a downward spiral.

This basic misunderstanding can be extremely costly in terms of both time and resources. In fact, there are very few people (or ideas) that are truly original — it’s a remarkably high bar to clear. Da Vinci and Einstein were originals, and as most would argue, we have yet to see their equals. But that doesn’t mean that the great scientific minds that have followed since have not delivered immeasurable value to science, or society at large.

For more on tech, transformation and the future of work, join CNBC at the @Work Summit in New York on April 1–2, 2020.

Not everyone can be original, but almost everybody can be creative and come up with something that will make a marked difference to them, their industry, their community, the world. This type of creativity, though, transcends the classic group brainstorming sessions, which are — more often than not — a complete waste of time. The key is in lateral thinking and being open to new ideas.


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