The massive market transformation this month that some on Wall Street called a "once in a decade opportunity" might have just been a one-off technical move because of taxes.Marketsread more
The Pentagon will deploy U.S. forces to the Middle East on the heels of the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced...Defenseread more
Any loans to Iran or engagement by the international community is "appeasement," the minister claimed.World Politicsread more
CNBC did a deep dive through the most recent Wall Street research to find stocks that analysts say are underappreciated.Marketsread more
Shares of MasterCard are up 46% this year, and 1120% since 2011, getting a boost from the strong U.S. consumer.Investingread more
Trade with China is the 'big unknown' for the Federal Reserve as it decides how best to support the U.S. economy, says Council on Foreign Relations Director of International...Futures Nowread more
Lobbying experts said the visit is likely an attempt to be in lawmakers' ears as they consider legislation that would impact Facebook.Technologyread more
Yardeni Research's Edward Yardeni believes the U.S. economy is picking up steam.Trading Nationread more
Iran's audacious drone and cruise missile attack on Saudi Arabia's oil producing facilities has provided a critical test yet for the Trump administration's foreign policy. A...Politicsread more
Chinese trade negotiators suddenly canceled a visit to meet U.S. farmers after they wrapped up trade talks in Washington this week.Marketsread more
Blackstone Executive Vice Chairman Tony James says he's less optimistic now than before that the U.S.-China trade war could be resolved, but even a smaller deal could help...World Economyread more
Intuitive Surgical shares slumped after the company posted a 14 percent decrease in third-quarter net income on declining sales of its da Vinci surgical system.
Revenue slipped 7 percent from a year earlier, and the company said full-year sales would come in on the lower end of its previously cut forecast range.
Intuitive said its third-quarter results were affected by continued slow growth in the use of da Vinci in gynecology procedures. Shares fell 5 percent Friday afternoon. (What's the stock doing now? Click here)
Options expert Jon Najarian said the da Vinci's high cost of $1.5 million is one reason for the company's revenue drop.
The robotic device maker also reported that hospitals are increasingly cutting back on the use of their devices because of reimbursements tied to cost savings under the Affordable Care Act.
"Our third-quarter results were impacted by the same pressures we faced in the first half of the year—namely, moderating growth in benign gynecology, combined with changing hospital capital spending priorities associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act," Chief Executive Officer Gary Guthart said in the statement.
—By CNBC.com with AP.