Stocks should rally if the U.S. and China agree to new negotiations and a ceasefire in the trade war, but the economic impact of tariffs will continue.Market Insiderread more
More than 300 companies are talking to government officials in Washington about how detrimental the trade war is.Marketsread more
Powell stresses the central bank's independence in a speech that comes amid continuous pressure from the White House to cut interest rates.The Fedread more
The trade war between Beijing and Washington appears to have depressed Chinese property purchases in the United States. China's own actions may also be playing a role.Real Estateread more
Markets in Asia fell on Wednesday morning after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell tempered expectations for a potential interest rate cut.Asia Marketsread more
In a text message, Grisham confirmed to CNBC that she will still be working for the first lady even as she takes on her new roles.Politicsread more
Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders is resigning amid the furor over the Trump administration's treatment of migrant children.Politicsread more
NBC is taking the office back from Netflix as it seeks to bolster its own streaming service launching in 2020.Technologyread more
Wayfair employees plan to walk out tomorrow, after no action was taken in response to their opposition to the company supplying border detention camps with beds for children.Retailread more
Micron beat analyst estimates on earnings and revenue for its fiscal third quarter of 2019.Technologyread more
Omarosa Manigault Newman, who had been a senior advisor to President Donald Trump before her firing, was sued for allegedly failing to file required financial disclosures.Politicsread more
Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:
American Airlines Group Shares of what is now the world's largest carrier rose after the U.S. Supreme Court late Saturday denied a last-ditch bid to stop the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
McDonald's Shares declined after the fast-food chain reported sales at stores open at least 13 months climbed 0.5 percent in November, beneath Wall Street's expectations.
QEP Resources The oil-exploration company fell after saying it would
WhiteWave Foods Shares of the food-packaging company rose after it said it would buy organic-food brand Earthbound Farm for about $600 million.
Ruby Tuesday The restaurant chain gained after Debtwire reported on Friday that it had hired Goldman Sachs Group to explore options including a sale.
Gilead Sciences Shares advanced after the Food and Drug Administration said it approved the company's hepatitis-C pill.
Dean Foods Its shares fell after Morgan Stanley cut its rating on the food producer to equal weight from overweight.
Abercrombie & Fitch Shares of the teen-apparel retailer dropped after it said it would extend CEO Mike Jeffries' contract for at least a year after it expires in February.
Edwards Lifesciences Shares slipped after the manufacturer of artificial-heart values projected 2014 earnings below estimates.
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—By CNBC's Kate Gibson.
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