Mnuchin told CNBC that he's confident President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping can make progress in stalled trade talks.World Economyread more
President Donald Trump's administration hopes additional sanctions on Iran will force the country to negotiate.Politicsread more
Democrats want Mueller's testimony on his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and Trump's efforts to influence it.Politicsread more
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
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
Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out another email to his employees, pushing them to aim for a record number of vehicle deliveries to end the second quarter of 2019.Technologyread more
More than 300 companies are talking to government officials in Washington about how detrimental the trade war is.Marketsread more
The Senate is expected to pass its own version of the border aid legislation, while the Trump administration has threatened to veto both bills.Politicsread more
Some 4 million people have fled the South American country since 2015 amid an economic meltdown.World Politicsread more
Japanese designer Undercover posted on its Instagram account a photo of protesters with the slogan "no extradition to China," the Financial Times reported.China Politicsread more
President Trump announced fresh sanctions on the Islamic Republic on Monday, following the downing of an unmanned American drone last week.Politicsread more
Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:
EBay - The online auctioneer rose after billionaire investor Carl Icahn issued an open letter to shareholders, saying his research uncovered multiple lapses in corporate governance. EBay responded by saying Icahn has cherry picked old news clip and anecdotes out of context.
Humana - The insurance company gained as proposed government reductions to the Medicare Advantage program were less than initially thought. United Health Group, Aetna, Health Net and Wellpoint also rose.
Pfizer - Shares of the drugmaker climbed after its pneumonia vaccine study met clinical objectives.
3D Systems - The maker of 3D printers fell after BofA/Merrill Lynch downgraded its shares to underperform from buy.
Trex - The deck maker gained after reporting better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.
Eli Lilly - Shares of the drug manufacturer rose after it said it would buy Germany's privately held Lohmann Animal Health for an undisclosed amount.
Hewlett-Packard - The technology company rose after Argus Research upgraded it to buy from hold.
Dillard's - The retailer fell after reporting weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.
Palo Alto Networks - The cybersecurity firm gained after posting better-than-expected second-quarter earnings.
Starz - Shares gained for a second session following the pay-network operator's fourth-quarter earnings report. Stifel Nicolaus upgrades the stock to hold from sell.
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—By CNBC's Rich Fisherman.
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