Oncology Technology; Huawei; Billionaire Gift Exchange
The Nasdaq Composite hit 9000 for the first time ever in the last trading week of the decade. CNBC’s Dominic Chu walks us through the market journey to this record. The Wall Street Journal reports that Chinese telecom giant Huawei had access to $75 billion from the Chinese government throughout its lifetime; Becky and Andrew press Huawei USA’s Chief Security Officer Andy Purdy on the company’s ties to its home government and the threats it may pose to American companies—and national security. In another installment of Squawk Pod’s 2019 market debut series, Joe talks cancer-curing technology with Turning Point Therapeutics CEO Dr. Athena Contouriotis. Plus,Bill Gates is in a Secret Santa gift exchange, and it’s open to everyone. That’s right, everyone. Today’s guest host: Edmund Lee, Media Reporter for The New York Times.
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