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After U.S. SPAC frenzy, blank-check firms eye deals in Europe’s burgeoning tech sector

The bronze Charging Bull in the financial district of New York City. Robert Nickelsberg | Getty…

UK economy shrank by 9.9% in 2020, its largest contraction on record

The U.K. economy contracted by 9.9% in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged economic activity. In…

Disney smashes streaming subscriber expectations, boosting segments hurt by Covid

Bob Chapek Jeff Gritchen | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register via Getty Images Disney reported…

Biden warns China is going to ‘eat our lunch’ if U.S. doesn’t get moving on infrastructure

President of China, Xi Jinping. SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg | Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Joe…

UK coronavirus variant on course ‘to sweep the world,’ leading scientist says

Ron Votral receives a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a drive-through vaccination site in…

India rebukes Twitter for not fully complying with government order to ban certain accounts

The Twitter App loads on an iPhone in this illustration photograph taken in Los Angeles, California.…

Why there’s a chip shortage that’s hurting everything from the PlayStation 5 to the Chevy Malibu

A close up image of a CPU socket and motherboard laying on the table. Narumon Bowonkitwanchai…

France’s Macron floats pursuing Airbus-Boeing settlement in call with Biden, source says 

French President Emmanual Macron speaks on the telephone with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, at the Elysee…

Portugal’s restaurants face long-term pain as the country struggles with Covid surge

In downtown Lisbon, many cafes and restaurants are closed due to the mandatory confinement. Anadolu Agency…

Stock futures rise slightly after equities snap six-day winning streak

U.S. stock rose slightly in overnight trading on Tuesday following the regular session that snapped a…

Stock futures flat after equities snap six-day winning streak

U.S. stock were flat in overnight trading on Tuesday following the regular session that snapped a…

United Arab Emirates becomes the first Arab country to reach Mars

An Emirati walks past a screen displaying the “Hope” Mars probe at the Mohammed Bin Rashid…

WHO says ‘most likely’ pathway of virus was from animals to humans, but investigation still a ‘work in progress’

Peter Ben Embarek and Marion Koopmans (R) arrive at a press conference to wrap up a…

Huawei CEO says he’d welcome phone call from Biden in first remarks on new U.S. president

Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei speaking with CNBC at Huawei headquaters in Shenzhen, China. Justin Solomon…

Dow jumps more than 200 points to a record, six-day winning streak is best since August

U.S. stocks climbed on Monday, building on a recent rally to record levels as investors remained…

Carmakers have been hit hard by a global chip shortage — here’s why

Silicon chips are the lifeblood of the tech-obsessed world we live in, but today they’re in…

AstraZeneca races to adapt Covid vaccine as South Africa suspends rollout

Dose of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is displayed from its box at the Princess Royal…

Hyundai, Kia shares tumble after automakers say they’re not in talks with Apple to develop a car

South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors said Monday they are not in talks with…

Biden says there will be ‘extreme competition’ with China, but won’t take Trump approach

President Xi Jingping. Getty Images WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said his administration was ready for…

Biden says Iran must return to negotiating table before U.S. lifts sanctions

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden attends a briefing to deliver remarks on the U.S. response to the…