Gains have been dominated by a handful of big tech stocks — Alphabet became the latest to reach a trillion-dollar valuation on Thursday and some on Wall Street expect that trillion-dollar march to slow from here. Shorter trading hoursA majority of the traders surveyed backed a shortening of trading hours, with 36% suggesting the move would encourage more trading liquidity and only 6% saying shorter hours would drive up trading costs. We would revisit our stance if we see more attractive valuation and/or better visibility into improving domestic supply/demand balance. NBCUniversal-parent Comcast and Travelers posted better-than-expected results, but their stocks closed lower. 'Page-Kirby gave the film zero stars, citing Downey's performance as alternating "between dull and manic" and a plot that is so frenetic that it loses all sense of suspense or intrigue

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Dow, Boeing, Apple and Goldman Sachs are the biggest gainers in the Dow. PTC - Shares of the computer software company jumped nearly 8% after it released fourth-quarter results that beat expectations for revenue. Gerry Miller | CNBCGlobal leaders continue to meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. VIDEO3:3203:32Economists use unconventional methods to measure coronavirus impactSquawk BoxOne reason for frequent changes in the numbers is that a shortage of test kits in some areas has meant that health-care workers have had to resort to other methods of diagnosing the illness, and those methods may produce false positives that are later deleted from the latest tally. "On a multiyear basis, you have more upside overseas than you do here in the U

"We estimate that Starbucks has the greatest exposure as measured by percentage of WW system revenues and operating income, followed by McDonald's & Domino's," Guggenheim analyst Matthew DiFrisco said in a note. Pelosi was scheduled to hold a press conference Thursday at 10:45 a. is expected to make a decision on whether to let Huawei build out its fifth-generation mobile networks on Tuesday. While student loan debt is difficult to discharge in bankruptcy — you must prove undue hardship — most other consumer debt is fair game for either eliminating or negotiating a lower payback amount, depending on the specifics of your case. VIDEO4:2904:29Trump tells world leaders at Davos to 'put their own citizens first'Squawk BoxThough Trump did not mention auto tariffs during comments in front of reporters, he said that "we're going to talk about a big trade deal and we've been talking about it for a while

decided he wanted to take on investing, he knew he could learn how to do it without spending a ton of money. The firm pointed to Israel's invasion of Gaza in 2008, when prices remained 27% higher a month later, as well as a 25. But notwithstanding similar equity returns, the Bernstein comparison between Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and Son's SoftBank may seem a bit rich to those familiar with their markedly different investment strategies. military response," it would cause a $20 to $40 jump in oil prices. Stocks on the moveShares of London-listed NMC Health plunged almost 16% after two investors sold their stakes in the company

A lot of people have become pessimistic because a lot of the purchases they said they're going to make seem hard to attain," Quaid said. Sometimes referred to as the Wuhan virus, it has been temporarily named the "2019-nCoV" and belongs to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses, which can be transmitted from person to person. The IPO market is now heating up again, with recent filings from Reynolds Consumer (Reynolds Wrap and Hefty trashbags) and OneMedical (health clinics). Disclosure: CNBC and NBC are owned by Comcast's NBCUniversal unit. Priced inSome analysts said they believe the market has already priced in most of the benefits but it can keep rising against a less volatile trade backdrop

Following the articles' passage, Pelosi said she planned to hold them until McConnell assured her he would conduct what Democrats called "a fair process. economic success has happened "despite the fact that the Fed has raised rates too fast and lowered them too slowly. Zenefits works with about 11,000 small and medium-size businesses, and Gusto serves more than 100,000, according to the company. : "We spoke yesterday with Constellation Brands and David Kline, the excellent CFO, went over there to run Canopy. The deal potentially promises billions of dollars' worth of agricultural purchases and is likely to mark the beginning of reforms to China's longstanding practice of forced technology transfer

US President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters after making a video call to the troops stationed worldwide at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach Florida, on December 24, 2019. Croft said that while oil once would have spiked much higher following an event like Thursday's airstrike, it's now become more of a lagging indicator, with the United States' surge in production shielding it from price volatility thanks to Middle East tensions. Microchip Technology (MCHP) – Microchip issued updated guidance that projected sales for its most recent quarter at the high end of prior guidance, with the chipmaker adding that it believes the December quarter marked the bottom of the current cycle and that 2020 would see growth. companies, including General Motors and Ford, announced that they would also temporarily restrict employee travel. (Reuters)Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is set to hold talks today with Prince Harry for the first time since he and his wife, Meghan, unveiled their controversial plan to walk away from royal roles, a dramatic family summit meant to chart a future course for the couple

At one point last year, Warren was virtually neck-and-neck with Biden at the top of national polling averages. Southwest's net income fell 21% to $514 million from a year earlier on revenue of $5. "'We absolutely need to do things differently'Thunberg has reportedly pledged to tell global leaders in attendance at Davos to "immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels. VIDEO0:3300:33Boeing CEO: Optimistic China trade deal will lead to 'significant orders'Squawk Box. The question now becomes who Jones will hire as the ninth coach of "America's Team"?According to a report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the team started interviewing candidates before announcing Garrett would not return, bringing in former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, as well as Mike McCarthy, the ex-Green Bay Packers head coach who led the team to a Super Bowl XLV win

"Given the unprecedented nature of African Swine Fever, it's possible that exports deliver the demand required to balance the protein market, and potentially a constructive environment in 2020, but with the valuation expansion we've seen, we think the stocks are more appropriately valued with balanced risk/reward. But many executives have tried to maintain friendly relations as scrutiny of the power and size of the largest tech firms has grown in recent years. "Gapen's enthusiasm is chiefly due to a reduction in risk factors stemming from the signing of the U. On Thursday, Cramer said the 19% plunge is warranted, but he deemed it a prime opportunity for investors to "hold your nose and buy" the stock. Biden wants to preserve and expand upon Obamacare, with a private insurance option