Chinese companies have overtaken U.K. firms in the number of transactions reviewed by U.S. government for national security concerns. The FT reports.» Read More
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
As Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping meet this weekend, China's aggressive actions and halting cooperation on a growing list of issues undermine the U.S. economy and national security.
Americans know that the U.S. keeps a huge petroleum reserve, but China takes stockpiling to an entirely different level: It runs a strategic pork reserve.
U.S. securities regulators froze the assets of a Thailand-based trader, alleging he reaped illegal profit ahead of Smithfield Foods acquisition by a Chinese company.
The SEC alleges a Thailand trader made $3 million in profits ahead of the Smithfiled deal, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
China's top hog butcher is taking on a daunting new job persuading Americans to allow him to complete China's biggest takeover of a U.S. company.
Obama's cyberhacking talks with China can have only a "limited" impact, former ambassador Jon Huntsman tells CNBC.
A group of investors, including Chinese real estate tycoon Zhang Xin, paid about $1 billion for a New York office building in the latest sign of a U.S. commercial real estate market recovery.
BlackRock boss Larry Fink and Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan sound the alarm on Americans' insufficient retirement savings and what needs to be done to grow their nest eggs.
The proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International is unlikely to change pork-buying habits of American consumers.
China's largest acquisition to date of a U.S. company, Smithfield Foods, is raising eyebrows among market watchers who question China's interest in taking possession of one of America's largest food producers.
Smithfield Foods bought by China's largest meat producer, Shuanghui, is facing regulatory and political scrutiny, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Japan's benchmark index skidded below the 14,000 mark to a one-month low on Thursday, weighed down by a strengthening yen and volatile Japanese government bond yields (JGBs). The session brought the benchmark's total losses to 14 percent since last Thursday's plunge.
A letter sent to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained ricin, and Rep. Michele Bachmann won't seek a 5th term in Congress, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.
Stocks clawed back from their worst levels but still closed in the red Wednesday, dragged by the defensive sectors such as consumer staples and utilities, as investors questioned when the Federal Reserve would start winding down its stimulus program.
Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International Holdings is buying Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion.
Nasdaq hit with record SEC fine in Facebook IPO flap; BlackRock's Fink says Dow headed to 28,000; China brings home the U.S. bacon in $4.7 billion pork industry deal.
China's Shaunghui International announced plans to buy pork producer Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Eamon Javers; Peter Navarro, University of California; and Mayor Carter Williams of Smithfield, Virginia discuss.
China is buying America's biggest pork company Smithfield Foods for more than $4.5 billion, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers: