and Iran to worsen and fueled concerns of outright war in the region. As bitcoin's price hit record highs in late December 2017, Riot was making news on a daily basis. The current attacks come as businesses have never spent more on cybersecurity, with their spending estimated to have reached $124 billion in the fourth quarter alone. "But [to] those people who might be thinking of taking some profits over the next few weeks or so, watch this market closely. But Nadella credits his predecessor, the louder and more outspoken Steve Ballmer, for making the decision to take on Amazon Web Services in cloud infrastructure, where Microsoft is now the clear No

Build a case for your increase that draws both on your contributions to the business and the improving economic environment. "We have to do more preemptively, do good for those countries in order to prevent these enormous floods of migrants," Merkel said. An experience that's above or at the standard they expect for spending that type of money. Even so, Wendy's is entering a crowded breakfast market, and investors, at first, were wary of its decision. consumption of beer declined and legalized cannabis was seen as a threat to all alcohol categories

But it remains unclear how the company is plotting its comeback there. "Double-check everything — Social Security numbers, your address, make sure all boxes are checked that need to be," said Shannonhouse, at the AICPA. VIDEO14:2514:25Watch CNBC's full interview with Sir Richard Branson, Chamath Palihapitiya and George WhitesidesSquawk on the StreetMorgan Stanley maintained its overweight rating on Virgin Galactic shares, although Jonas noted the stock is now within 30% of the firm's $22 a share price target. "Meanwhile, a rush to forgive student loan debt could destabilize the entire higher education system, said Wayne Johnson, former chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid. -China trade tensions and competitor price cuts in the rear view now position hot chip stock Advanced Micro Devices to continue its impressive stock rally, according to Mizuho Securities

Since James Quincey became CEO of the company in May of 2017, shares of Coca-Cola have risen about 26%. Other solutions include video doorbells by companies like Google, start-ups experimenting with advanced package tracking, and lockboxes for individual homes. "In a steadily growing economy marked by solid client activity, our teammates produced another strong quarter and year, allowing us to increase investments in our customers, communities, and employees," CEO Brian Moynihan said in the release. The defendant companies and individuals could not immediately be reached for comment. But Huawei has been investing in its own core technology over the past few years, including chips and software

We cannot, however, underestimate investors' fear of missing out on the potential to get ahead of what might be an approval for the first ever disease-altering therapy for Alzheimer's, which simultaneously presents high unmet need and a large addressable market. The number of deaths in Iraq fell from 4,271 in 2017 to 1,054 in 2018 — marking a 75% decrease. James Gorman, chief executive officer of Morgan StanleyQilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesHere are the biggest calls on Wall Street on Monday:Oppenheimer upgraded Costco to 'outperform' from 'market perform'Oppenheimer said in its upgrade of the stock that it saw an attractive valuation and upbeat top line trends among other things. The top prize is now at an advertised $277 million for the drawing on Saturday. If you break that down to a weekly savings target, it's roughly the equivalent of setting aside $20 every Friday

George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund ManagementBillionaire investor George Soros. The Competition Commission of India on Monday launched a probe into whether Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart have violated competition laws by promoting "preferred sellers" on their platforms and offering deep discounts. We continually work with developers and take their feedback on how to help protect user privacy while also providing the tools developers need to make the best app experiences. We will not adjust them just for one country," Han told Caixin, according to a CNBC translation of his Chinese-language quotes in an article published Tuesday. Chinese officials have said there are 2,862 confirmed cases, with the death toll rising to 81

The stock bottomed at $142 and traded up more than 151 points by the end of the year as the company placed more emphasis on its subscription businesses, along with releasing its latest iPhone and AirPods products. It remains unclear if Experiences is a meaningful source of revenue for the company, which is privately valued at more than $30 billion. 18 on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, both related to his dealings with Ukraine. The rebound comes from banks' fixed-income trading operations, projected to rise 25% on average, versus a 3% bump in stock trading revenue, KBW analyst Brian Kleinhanzl wrote last month. Despite Tuesday's gains, the tech giant is down more than half a percent for the week and is trading below its record high from earlier this month

elections" and that "the market currently is not pricing any significant risk. As of early Wednesday, the issue of witnesses at Trump's Senate trial remained very much unresolved, following reports that McConnell met with a small group of GOP senators on Tuesday who pitched him on the idea that calling witnesses could work to the president's advantage, as long as there are no restrictions on exactly who can be summoned. VIDEO2:0202:02Sonos suing Google for patent infringementClosing BellFollow @CNBCtech on Twitter for the latest tech product news. That includes whether you really use all the subscription services that you're paying for or that pricey gym membership. The GOP-held chamber approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in an overwhelming 89-10 vote

Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said, "Our goal with regard to Ukraine aid, has always continued to be, to ensure that anti-corruption measures were in place and that the money would be well spent. Procter & Gamble (PG) – The consumer products giant beat estimates by 5 cents a share, with quarterly profit of $1. Ron Wyden of Oregon, Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Chris Coons of Delaware and Gary Peters of Michigan sent a letter to Ring, asking for more information about how the company retains and secures customers' data and videos. VIDEO5:1205:12Why is Brexit so complicated?CNBC Explains"We are ready to design a new partnership with zero tariffs, zero quotas, zero dumping. It comes at a time when top Democratic presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are calling for a $15 per hour federal minimum wage as they try to appeal to working-class voters

Outside mourners gathered wearing the basketball icon's jersey and laid flowers and art at a makeshift memorial. Fundamentally, we think they're really well set up for the year and the quarter. Do not let it scare you away from what I think could be a fabulous comeback story," he said. "The biggest legal issue is whether the conditions for dual criminality are fulfilled. "You've got a little bit more certainty relevant to politics — now the survey was done before the election but nonetheless, at least there was less certainty before and as a result you have an increase in confidence levels for people to take some actions