It has a great — if not class-leading — interior, phenomenal on-road dynamics, a knockout powertrain and best-in-the-business technology. Deadlines and spurts of activityThe decision comes to an industry that has been on edge amid a lack of regulatory clarity and spike in teens' usage. That deal is not expected to be addressed until after the November election even though Trump said the administration would work on a phase two deal as soon as the current deal "kicks in. airstrike that killed Iran's top commander showed Tehran that it can't get away with its provocations, but won't stop the country from continuing with its agenda, a former chief of Saudi intelligence told CNBC. Though Cowen analyst Andrew Charles said on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" it may not be much of a concern for the business, as less than 2% of the fast-food chain's operating profits are derived from China

The last time WHO declared a global health emergency was in 2019 for the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo that killed more than 2,000 people. — This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on December 16, 2019, Monday. Existing home salesMajor earnings:Johnson & Johnson (before the bell Wednesday)Fifth Third (before the bell)Abbott Labs (before the bell)Texas Instruments (after the bell). In corporate news, as bushfires continue to take a toll on the country, Australian insurer Suncorp said its bushfire-related claims since September have hit 345 million Australian dollars ($237 million), Reuters reported. Trump's aide said that they were in discussions with Fox, the network broadcasting the Super Bowl, in the fall and reserved the airtime in December

VIDEO1:5801:58Kohl's CEO: Holiday sales didn't meet expectationsSquawk on the Street. VIDEO1:1601:16Economic growth will hit 3% in 2020, says Trump economic advisor Larry KudlowSquawk Box. Rising concentration risksApple and Microsoft, which surged 86% and 55% in 2019, respectively, together accounted for nearly 15% of the S&P 500′s advance last year. Weekly jobless claims unexpectedly dropped by 10,000 to 204,000. "On a standalone basis, the market looks expensive, but actually if you look at it on a relative basis, it's very cheap," he said

5%, matching a 2019 level that at the time was the lowest since 1969. "Under similar conditions, we would expect a similar behavior, with most of the pressure concentrated on (the Korean won) and (Chinese yuan)," the analysts said. ""We are monitoring the situation closely and will make the appropriate adjustments to our routes if necessary," it added. (WSJ)Following a secretive escape last week from Japan to Lebanon, former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn publicly defended himself Wednesday against accusations of financial misconduct and misuse of corporate resources. Keep all this in mind as people roll out their 2020 forecasts

More from Personal Finance:Why retiring at 65 could become a thing of the past Not knowing these Roth IRA truths can cost you Congress approves major changes to how you save for retirementYet others, including academics, champion annuities as a solution to help solve a dilemma that many retirees face: how to transform a pool of money into a steady stream of income. "Even before the fires, I thought they would cut another two times given the weakness of the economy," the economist said. The Trump administration is set to release a report today that outlines its short-term and long-term plans for enlisting e-commerce companies to combat counterfeit products on their platforms. ""Apple purchased a higher percentage of its own trading volume in FY18 than FY 19, and HPE has repurchased significantly higher relative levels of shares, with no correlation of its share performance," he said. Tesla shares climbed past the $500 level on Monday and neared $550 on Tuesday as the stock continues its almost daily push to new all-time highs

In the call, Trump pressed his counterpart to announce an investigation into his Democratic rivals while withholding congressionally approved military aid. Correction: An earlier version misstated the date of the Trump-Zelenskiy phone call. The president and Chinese officials plan to sign a long-sought initial piece of a trade agreement on Jan. Disclosure: NBCUniversal and Comcast Ventures are investors in Acorns. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans echoed that position, telling CNBC in a Friday interview that he remains concerned about the lack of inflation, which by the Fed's preferred measure is running at just 1

Jeffrey LevineCEO and director of financial planning at Blueprint Wealth AllianceThe strategy is also generally better for those who anticipate being in a lower tax bracket (both state and federal) than their heirs. In other words, we are working on the worst scenario that this becomes a bigger outbreak. 6, 2019 revealed plans to build a prototype "city of the future" on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. But according to Harris, there is no reason Brexit won't be sorted before the Conservatives' end-of-year deadline. Goldman Sachs (GS) – JMP Securities upgraded Goldman to "market outperform" from "market perform," saying the company is in the early stages of the most meaningful transformations in the financial services industry

ISM non-manufacturing indexThe Institute for Supply Management will release its economic index for non-manufacturing businesses on Tuesday, giving the market a look at key service industries that have been the drivers of the United States economy in recent months. A Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 landing at Athens International Airport AIA. The IRS asks the following question on the first page of Schedule 1 of the individual income tax return: "At any time during 2019, did you receive, sell, send, exchange or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual currency?""If the answer is yes, then say yes," said April Walker, CPA and lead manager for tax practice and ethics at the American Institute of CPAs. Wade, would be somebody who understands plight of the working class in this country, who is prepared to stand up to the power of corporate interests," Sanders said. )Wall Street analysts think Facebook investors are in for another big quarter when the company reports its fourth-quarter earnings report on Wednesday after the bell

VIDEO5:3505:35Watch Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla's first TV interview with CNBCThe Exchange. "Challenges in the workplace include general discrimination or harassment, reported by 13% to Experian, or reduced salaries or chances for promotion, 10%. If you had the idea the Fed might get more hawkish, it's not in this number. The document also urges the Supreme Court "to provide clarity regarding the bounds of the Government's ability to safeguard the lives and health of their citizens. It has no value whatsoever," Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Tuesday in an interview with CNN

As debate qualifying standards get tougher and more candidates drop out of the race, the number of participants has dwindled. Verizon (VZ) – Verizon dropped annual contracts for Fios TV and internet customers, eliminating the traditional bundles and allowing customers to select internet, tv, and phone packages separately. VIDEO3:2503:25Rate of litigation soars as more companies get suedPower LunchThis year may bring sticker shock for publicly traded U. Spotify recently announced it was suspending political ads for 2020, citing insufficient tools to vet the ads. Shorting an asset refers to a trading strategy where investors bet that its price will fall, rather than rise