investors as large multinationals such as Disney, Starbucks and American Airlines suspended their operations in China in response. Sectors that are particularly vulnerable include retail, food and beverage, conferences, special events — such as the 2020 summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo — and aviation, said Biswas. Also in 2019, a wave of state-led abortion bans defined the year in reproductive rights news. Anjali Sundaram | CNBCGold prices, which briefly topped $1,600 last week, could rally to $2,000 an ounce amid heightened political risks, Bridgewater's co-chief investment officer Greg Jensen told the Financial Times Wednesday. " "Toy Story 4" was nominated in the category alongside Golden Globe winner "Missing Link" and "I Lost My Body

"Some of them will buy Tesla's cars and some will buy WM's cars. "They paint a deeply disturbing picture of the lengths Boeing was apparently willing to go to in order to evade scrutiny from regulators, flight crews, and the flying public, even as its own employees were sounding alarms internally. Gloystein pointed to the attacks on two Saudi Aramco oil facilities last year that forced Saudi Arabia, the largest oil producer in OPEC, to shut down half its total oil production. It's unclear if the president's lawyers will use the entirety of the 24 cumulative hours at their disposal to make their case. Different countries have been seeking out different methodologies to deal with it," he said, referring to concerns around fake news

VIDEO7:0507:05Former White House negotiator Clete Willems was impressed by China trade dealThe USTR cited longstanding U. Inovio Pharmaceuticals, a small biotech company with a market cap of $390 million, skyrocketed 13% after it said it's in the process of developing a vaccine against the new deadly virus. Physicians compared the outbreak to the 2003 outbreak of SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which had a short incubation period of 2 to 7 days and WHO officials said was less infectious than the flu. In a tweet, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas praised the actions of the security guard, who he said "appears to have kept the situation from being even worse. The second crash, in March, led to the mid-March grounding of the entire fleet

Pilots undergo simulator training for those scenarios and on commercial flights can usually find a safe place to land the plane, aviation experts told CNBC, adding that engine failure breaking apart an entire plane is highly unlikely. The report, which is based on research Bezos commissioned, alleges that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have personally been involved in a complex hacking campaign against Bezos, which started with a friendly dinner and exchange of phone numbers between the two in 2018. "Despite a late Thanksgiving and worries about tariffs, the consumer didn't go away. "Here, suddenly, obviously, it is not even possible anymore for the internet censors to control the cynical questions in the internet of the population whether the leadership is really managing this crisis in the right way," Stanzel said, according to a live stream of the discussion. ""We admired him not just as a legendary basketball player, but as a father, a youth coach, and a role model for future generations of athletes," Engelbert said in a statement

32 billion haul since its release in November, "Frozen II" has surpassed "Frozen" as the top animated film at the global box office. Despite the big beat in December, the jobs market continues to "moderate," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics. VIDEO1:4501:45US public opinion favors having witnesses at Trump's Senate trial: ProfessorSquawk Box Asia"I think it is appropriate at this point for me to admonish both the House managers and the president's counsel in equal terms to remember that they are addressing the world's greatest deliberative body," Roberts said. That strategy only works if Apple's accessories are good enough to justify spending $159 (the starting price for AirPods) or more on top of a $1,000 iPhone. European countries introduced 20 years ago a common currency, allowing, for example, people from France to travel to Germany without the need to change their cash

Petra LohoCooperatives and private growers produce a small portion. "Let's get rid of these mistakes and bad actors and figure out how to move forward and be the guiding light," she said. "Former NTSB Chairman Jim Hall had some strong words for Boeing's management, saying the emails showed a blatant disregard for safety. "Combined with news that China is no longer being pegged as a currency manipulator, this has put upward pressure on the yuan," Felicity Emmett, a senior economist at Australian bank ANZ, wrote in a morning note. Seth Wenig | APA disgraced and highly emotional former New York congressman Chris Collins was sentenced Friday to 26 months in prison for an illegal stock tip that he gave his son from the White House lawn about a biopharmaceutical company's failed drug trial

How did you find out about this place? Is it your first time? Are you a cop?Once satisfied with the answers, she asked for an ID and $20. He says one of the biggest factors in getting a new job is timing. VIDEO4:5804:58Unlikely Ghosn will ever go back to Japan: Former FBI agentPower LunchGhosn described his captivity in Japan to reporters earlier Wednesday as a "nightmare" that included intense interrogations of up to eight hours a day, without access to a lawyer, and threats that his family would suffer if he didn't confess. Meantime, selling real estate and leasing it back is a strategy that numerous retailers have deployed in the past, especially when they're in a pinch for liquidity. IPOs not deadAnother major theme of 2019 was the woes of the IPO

"That basically tells you that there's actually still going to be some capital that will be attracted to that dividend, especially, to Todd's point, if rates continue to go low and it will drive investors into high-dividend sectors," said Sanchez. For example, people who retire from a fire department at age 52 will have to pay a penalty if they take a withdrawal from their IRA instead of a qualifying retirement plan, Slott said. "They've called for new government, new system of government that is non-sectarian, that is not corrupt, that actually delivers," he said. But speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Thursday, Germany's Olaf Scholz told CNBC's Geoff Cutmore that he believes a free trade agreement with the United States will happen and he wasn't gloomy about the threat of tariffs. Instead of optimizing for market cap-weighted exposure, these funds will instead focus on ESG-optimized exposure

"Other countries have also been taking precautions such as screening people at airports and isolating people suspected of having the virus. That means, as investors and executives scrutinize those results, the era of mega-funded private companies waiting to go public could be coming to an end. Of course, there are some wrinkles to existing services, experts said. Currently, it provides subscribers with higher resolution video and greater multiple streaming account access. Warren committed in the plan to have at least half of her Cabinet positions filled by women and people who are "non binary," or who do not identify as male or female

4%, and is expected to stay the same for the next two years, due to fluctuations in the population seeking work. David Gray | Getty ImagesA mother and daughter look on as bush fires rage near Nana Glen, Coffs Harbour, New South WalesSharnie Moren and her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte look on as thick smoke rises from bushfires near Nana Glen, near Coffs Harbour, Australia, November 12, 2019. While 80% of the 126 traders confirmed that they were, to some extent, influenced by Trump's tweets, only 39% cited Brexit as a factor influencing trading activity. The host of "Mad Money" came out as a Tesla bull last week, and said Monday, "I love sitting in a Tesla. "We have dozens of scientists working on this so we're pretty confident we can get something made that will work and stay active for the longer term," said Stoffels, also vice chairman of the executive committee, in a "Squawk Box" interview