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The S&P 500 energy sector was the biggest loser among the 11 groupings, down more than 1%. Lower tensions, more market gainsThe decreasing tensions between Iran and the U. Tom Rafferty, principal China economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit said he expected China's growth to hold around 6% through 2020 as Beijing continues to stimulate the economy. 2-seeded Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, while the Seahawks will play the Green Bay Packers. That total puts Sanders at the top of the Democratic 2020 field in the fundraising department

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Japanese prosecutors had no immediate response to Ghosn's comments. — CNBC's Fred Imbert and Pippa Stevens contributed to this report. Those communications fall short of an official audit, which the IRS gets three years to initiate after the challenged return is filed. Online banks are able to offer higher-yielding accounts because they have fewer overhead expenses than traditional brick-and-mortar banks. ": "I don't like that particular kind of REIT 'cause I don't know what they're in

Moody's also downgraded the debt of 737 Max supplier Spirit Aerosystems to junk territory, after the Wichita, Kansas-based company that makes fuselages for the planes said it would cut at least 2,800 jobs. The incident "makes the Taiwanese public recognize how different Taiwan is from China, and understand why Taiwan should not be encroached by China," said Chiang. Toyota expects about 2,000 people – from employees to retailers and visiting scientists – to initially live in the Woven City, according to Toyoda. VIDEO1:5401:54Here's what an Amazon fulfillment center looks like on Cyber MondaySquawk on the Street. The hedge fund billionaire made a bold call on CNBC back in 2010, betting on the power of the Federal Reserve's easing program

On backing Trump: 'I'm leaving the door open'On the economy, Cohn does not see a recession on the horizon and expects fourth quarter GDP to come in at 2. To begin its international expansion, it has signed a joint agreement with Oman-based Al Maha Petroleum, which operates a network of more than 225 service stations across the country. She beat her main opponent Han Kuo-yu of the Kuomintang party — which favors close ties with China — by more than 2. VIDEO8:3408:34Bernie Sanders won the December Democratic debate, according to one focus groupSquawk Box. But an array of others is quietly vying for the attention of Phuket's discerning gourmands