Meanwhile, the flags at Iranian embassies overseas were ordered to fly at half-mast and preparations were being made for Soleimani's body to be transferred to Iran. The U.S. directly blamed Iran for a September 16 attack by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi on the Saudi facility. Concern shifted to potential retaliation, and US oil companies were taking steps to evacuate workers from Iraq.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said on Twitter that the Phase-1 US-China trade deal would be signed on January 15 at the White House, bolstering widespread expectations of a finalised preliminary agreement in early 2020. The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) surged 62% in 2019, its best one-year performance since 2003. But forecasts for the S&P 500 for 2020 are relatively muted.
Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol had an average price of $2.30 per gallon Monday. Gas prices are expected to be a peak in May, potentially rising as much as 75 cents from their low. The national average was the same price as last month, but 31 cents more expensive than the end of 2018. As of Wednesday, the average price per gallon was $2.45 across Florida, $2.50 in Escambia County and $2.43 in Cantonment.
People all over West Tennessee will be ringing in the new year Tuesday night, but once the part is over, how are you getting home? As people figure out their New Year's Eve plans, MTS is making it easier to plan out how to get to and from destinations safely.
Microsoft, which investigated the group through the digital crime unit and the Threat Information Center, said the hacking team sent false emails that appeared to come from Microsoft, which deceived users into revealing their login credentials, a a technique known as phishing bait.
The "living wage" is the minimum cost that covers the basic needs of an individual and the needs of their family without government assistance. The minimum wage will not change in 21 states including Texas, Utah and Indiana. Later next year, four more states and 23 more municipalities will raise their wage floors as well, according to NELP. Professor Arindrajit Dube, an academic in the U.S.