(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. VIDEO6:1306:13Twitter co-founder Ev Williams' Obvious Ventures launches new fundSquawk BoxEv Williams' Obvious Ventures announced Tuesday that it raised $271,828,182 for its third fund, bringing its total size to about $585 million. The source said Tepper started to believe last month that the market was going to continue higher as the Federal Reserve was putting more money into the system and as U. The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed provisionally up by 1%, with bank and technology shares leading the gains as all sectors and major bourses traded firmly in positive territory. He added that Trump's 2016 election was not due to "Russia or misinformation or Cambridge Analytica

On Friday, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC that the outbreak of coronavirus looks more contagious but less severe than SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which sickened nearly 8,100 worldwide and killed 774. decision," Paul Triolo, practice head for geotechnology at Eurasia Group, told CNBC. However, health officials say some "limited human-to-human transmission" occurred between close contacts. Arne Dedert | Getty ImagesDUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The first cases of the deadly coronavirus in the Middle East have been confirmed in the United Arab Emirates, the country's Ministry of Health and Community Protection said in a statement Wednesday. Apple shares fell on Monday amid concerns that the company, which has high revenue exposure in China, would be hurt by any impact the coronavirus might have on consumer spending

An organization known as "Our Mine," allegedly based in Saudi Arabia, took responsibility for the attack. VIDEO1:4101:41Former White House advisor Steve Bannon: Apple should provide backdoor to US governmentSquawk BoxSteve Bannon said Wednesday he believes President Donald Trump will "drop the hammer" on technology companies if they don't cooperate with investigators seeking information in the devices of criminal suspects. Ally Financial rallied nearly 35% in 2019, beating the broad market by about 5 percentage points. "Credico said Stone, "with all his talent and knowledge," would be "an ideal candidate" for an "alternative to incarceration program that would serve and benefit need organizations or distressed communities. Apple's peak year for iPhone sales was 2015, when the iPhone 6 hit stores, with 231 million units worldwide

Strong showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, which don't really have a huge number of delegates, can bring in money and media attention that can lead to later success. While those opposing the new rules are concerned about privacy and HIPAA violations in a day where data is prone to being hacked, Kiani said the information can be shared among institutions without identifying the respective patients. That pessimism continued into 2012 and 2013 as rivals like Samsung pushed forward with iPhone alternatives that had bigger screens and wild features. –Fitzgerald9:48 am: General Electric rallies 7% as Q4 results hint at Culp's turnaround prowessGeneral Electric rose more than 7% following the company's better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings report. WeWork's pullback reflects a downsizing of the business after SoftBank took over 80% control in October with a $5 billion financing package that kept the company afloat

Instead, he's leveraged the iPhone's success into new areas of growth. " 'A red line for Washington' On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal, citing sources, reported that Saudi Arabia's state tanker operator, Bahri, had suspended transits through the Strait of Hormuz. During its fiscal fourth quarter, Starbucks' 4,125 Chinese cafes contributed $763 million in revenue. VIDEO3:1303:13McDonald's names third woman to board, plans to continue big tech betsPower Lunch. ""It appears though that the death rate remains at about 2% to 3%, it seems to be very well contained at the moment," he said

In 2018, The Wall Street Journal reported strip club visits were allowed as work-related expenses, while reports surfaced citing some female and minority employees felt passed over for promotions or otherwise left out of the company's competitive culture. "It's hard to gauge whether '20 is an earlier-than-expected normalization or a step up in the bridge to a consensus number for '21. VIDEO3:5403:54Netflix is set to stream higher: TraderTrading NationNetflix may have fallen short at the Golden Globes, but one trader thinks the streaming giant's stock is about to win big heading into earnings. During Asian trading hours on Wednesday, prices had surged about 4% in response to the Iranian attack. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers tried to jump-start his offense in the fourth quarter, but the Niners' lead was insurmountable

"The idea isn't to cut out every company that possibly has something that's not ESG about it, but to actually give you a benchmark-like return while reflecting your values," Oliver said. Automation, which hits the headlines for its potential to replace humans, is lower down the list, being a worry for 53% of workers. "Berkshire's original business, textile milling, seems as distant from insurance as SoftBank's original software distribution business. Angus King told CNBC on Thursday that while the Trump administration made a good argument for killing Iran's top general, the timing is still questionable. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, who argue it hurts average workers

That exceeded the 68 cent estimate of analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. NBCUniversal's strategy hedges this outcome, building something that could one day operate as the company's primary source of content distribution while also marketing it as an add-on service that's free to many people. "It's significantly underreported because most small and medium banks don't believe they're victims of it. However, some observers believe the Secure Act rules could benefit consumers looking for annuity income — especially those employed by large businesses — since the offerings may be of lower cost than those available in the retail market. 'Today's Hong Kong, tomorrow's Taiwan'The "one country, two systems" framework would be a hard sell in Taiwan, where there have been several demonstrations in support of the protests in neighboring Hong Kong

"And what we were looking at is designs very similar to the Tesla Model 3 coming out two, three years from now," he said. "Airbnb is a truly inspiring company with a mission that sits at the heart of the Experiences Economy," Powell said. " It will also take several years to fully vest, meaning he won't be able to take it with him unless he stays at the company. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesShares of Beyond Meat jumped 13% in morning trading Tuesday after Starbucks announced that it would add more plant-based menu options as part of its efforts to combat climate change. It requires more public-private connections together to solve these problems

"When I was in Brussels three weeks ago we talked about this among defense ministers, on how do we preserve the integrity of our networks as an alliance, and so that will continue to be important for me as we go forward," he said in July, referring to a NATO visit he made while acting Defense secretary. "The only job I had next to my studies was being a skipper of sailing yachts," Renner, now 29, told CNBC in an interview. So what the one platform does is take the digital and targeting capabilities that they've grown accustomed to from the tech platforms and apply it to the massive scale of premium content that's always brand safe so they get the best of both worlds. TweetAs with Ballie, it's not clear when Samsung's smart glasses will go on sale or how much they will cost. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said Wednesday the only financial market bubble he sees right now is in government red ink