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Presidential hopeful @MikeBloomberg  packs his bags for the Nevada debate. A special dial-in from @andrewrsorkin  on Bloomberg’s plan for Wall Street, plus a lesson in wagers and politics from @PredictIt  CEO and @JoeSquawk , all on today’s #SquawkPod :

Japan appears to be on the cusp of a large outbreak and maybe epidemic growth in Japan. We need to watch that very closely.” Former FDA Commissioner@ScottGottliebMD  on what comes next in the #coronavirus  outbreak as the number of cases slow in mainland China.

“Where I think it gets really messy is Stories … What happens when you have people hawking things on posts that disappear in 24 hours?” Axios’ @sarafischer  weighs in on possible consequences of the Bloomberg campaign buying meme posts on Instagram.

Tesla’s biggest bull explains why she nearly doubled her price target on $TSLA to $7,000:

TOMORROW: Squawk Box#Exclusive  with Makan Delrahim. He joins us at 8A ET to discuss the U.S. District judge ruling in favor of the Sprint, T-Mobile merger $S $TMUS

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Chip stocks dive after $AAPL’s coronavirus warning. Plus, $WMT disappoints after a lackluster holiday season—we get analysis from @MoodysInvSvc  Lead Retail Analyst Charlie O'Shea on #SquawkPod 

TODAY: DoJ Antitrust Chief Makan Delrahim joins the show at 8A ET following the U.S. district judge's signing off on the $TMUS, $S merger.

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President Trump pardoning Michael Milken yesterday. @JoeSquawk  @andrewrsorkin  and @KellyCNBC  discuss Milken’s legacy in transforming the financial sector:

"At the moment @BernieSanders  is the indisputable national leader, and of course @MikeBloomberg  is going to try to change that tonight," says @mikeallen  on #demdebate . "This is going to be by far the juiciest debate."


"I think China needs to stop interfering in the internal affairs of the United States because our treatment of Hong Kong is an internal matter," says @marcorubio .

China "is not going to do anything that is good for us and they are never going to open up their markets," says @SenRickScott  on #tradetalks 

"For me, this is way bigger than a trade deal. This is a communist Chinese government that doesn't comply with anything," says @SenRickScott . "I don't believe there's ever going to be a deal."

Disney Heiress calls for higher taxes on the wealthy: "We do not have a society structured around fairness." #wealthtaxdebate 

"I think there's no capacity to kill bitcoin" says @PatrickMcHenry  #btc 

"Libra is currency for corporations. Only Bitcoin is currency for the people" - @JoeSquawk  "I'm feeling like an evangelist, almost!"

Bitcoin tops $8,000 @APompliano  makes the case to @kevinolearytv  on why he is bullish on Bitcoin

"I think customers have the right to recline." $DAL CEO Ed Bastian shares his seat-reclining philosophy: If there's a tall person behind you "the polite thing is to make certain it was okay. I never recline … and I never say anything if someone reclines into me.”

Are you saying cash has never been used for illicit purposes, @JoeSquawk  asks in response to Mnuchin's concerns about #btc  "We are going to make sure that bitcoin doesn't become the equivalent to swiss numbered bank accounts" says @stevenmnuchin1