It is a rare scenario where long-term interest rates suddenly fall below short-term interest rates.Real Estateread more
It was the third trigger of the recession indicator in less than two weeks.Bondsread more
Overstock CEO Partick Byrne has resigned from the e-commerce company after making controversial comments about his role in the "Deep State."Technologyread more
Automakers are trying to deal with President Trump's efforts to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules.Autosread more
U.S. manufacturer growth slowed to the lowest level in almost 10 years in August, the latest sign that the trade war may be exacerbating the economic slowdown.Marketsread more
"The president is not backing down," says CNBC's Jim Cramer, referring to Trump's repeated calls for the Fed to cut rates while talking tough on China.Economyread more
Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said he doesn't see the case for additional stimulus after the Federal Reserve's July rate cut.The Fedread more
Stocks fell, giving up earlier gains as investors wondered whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates next month.US Marketsread more
"My sense was we've added accommodation, and it wasn't required in my view," George tells CNBC's Steve Liesman.Investingread more
Former Prudent Bear Fund manager David Tice is urging investors to brace for a massive downturn.Trading Nationread more
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10+ packs everything you need and more into a phone.Technologyread more
Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Friday:
BlackBerry – The beleaguered smartphone maker posted a second-quarter loss that was slightly less than Wall Street estimates, but still massive – excluding items, BlackBerry lost 47 cents a share on revenue of $1.57 billion. Despite Fairfax Financial riding to its rescue with a $4.7 billion dollar buyout bid earlier this week, the company continues to be dogged by doubts about its long-term prospects.
(Read more: BlackBerry reports deep loss, revenue drop)
J.C. Penney – The struggling retailer priced an 84 million share secondary offering at $9.65 per share, which the company is using to help boost its financial position. J.C. Penney said it expects to end the year with $1.3 billion in cash, excluding the proceeds of the stock sale.
Sprint Nextel –The company's CFO Joe Euteneur said has decided to take a "wait and see" approach to offering BlackBerry in its stores. His remarks come a day after rival T-Mobile USA announced it would cut back on BlackBerry units in its stores.
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Ford Motor – Technology website AllThingsD reported on Thursday that the auto giant's CEO, Alan Mulally, has become the frontrunner to replace departing Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer. According to the site, Mulally was initially resistant to the idea, but has warmed to it in recent weeks.
(Read more: Ford's Mulally top choice for Microsoft CEO: Report)
Toyota Motor – The automaker will recall about 694,000 Sinenna Minivans in North America, due to an issue with the shift lever. As a result, the vans may shift out of the park position and roll away.
(Read more: Safe!: This car model tops crash avoidance tests)
KKR – The private-equity firm will pay about 165 billion yen ($1.67 billion) to purchase Panasonic's health-care unit. The deal is being billed as the largest Asian buyout this year thus far. Prior to this deal, KKR's only Japanese holding was Intelligence Holdings, a temporary staffing agency it offloaded to another staffing company earlier this year.
BP – The oil giant is locked in a legal battle to contain fines stemming from the infamous 2010 Gulf oil spill. Beginning on Monday, BP will begin the second of a three phase trial that could culminate in the company footing a bill that is five times greater than the $3.5 billion it has set aside to resolve claims from the oil spill.
JPMorgan Chase – The megabank's audit committee head admitted to mistakes that have caused JPMorgan to be locked in numerous legal and regulatory battles. On Thursday, JPMorgan's CEO Jamie Dimon met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss a settlement to end investigations into its mortgage lending practices.
Lumber Liquidators — A report by The Associated Press says the hardwood company's offices have been searched by federal authorities, yet no word on why or when this took place. The stock is down by 7 percent before-the-bell.
McDonald's — Want a salad with that burger? The fast food giant is moving to offer healthy options on its wildly popular value meals, as part of an effort to address rampant obesity. The plan would let customers choose fruit, salad or vegetables instead of fries.
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—By CNBC's Javier David
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