In its latest attempt to build market credibility, China on Monday launched the Science and Technology Innovation Board, or "STAR Market," on which 25 companies were listed.China Economyread more
Stocks in Asia traded lower on Monday morning, as a Nasdaq-style technology board on the Shanghai Stock Exchange marked its debut.Asia Marketsread more
These box office numbers do not include the cost of production or marketing costs. They also don't count the billions in merchandising that Disney has made over the last...Entertainmentread more
When Cathy Hsu and Tony Hsieh wanted to build an English language app for Chinese children, they decided to follow Facebook and Google's lead.Start-upsread more
Tariffs are the only instrument left for addressing China's systematic and excessive surpluses on its U.S. trades, writes Michael Ivanovitch.US Economyread more
Instagram began tests that hide "like" counts on posts. That means influencers who market products on Instagram will have to rely on different metrics to show success.Technologyread more
Peter Neupert worked for Microsoft and Amazon-backed Drugstore.com, where he got to know Jeff Bezos. He now advises start-ups.Technologyread more
The firing of the tear gas was the latest confrontation between police and protesters who have taken to the streets for over a month to fight a proposed extradition bill and...China Politicsread more
Last week shows that oil prices are not the indicator for Middle East tensions they once were, and worries about global demand and growing U.S. production has changed that...Market Insiderread more
Facebook Vice President David Marcus is the face of the company's Libra digital currency, but the original driving force was a 26-year-old female corporate-development...Technologyread more
Amazon's new policy for account suspensions doesn't go far enough to protect sellers from potentially unfair and wrongful suspensions, merchants say.Technologyread more
U.S. stock-index futures wavered on Friday, a day after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi detailed plans of a larger-than-expected bond-buying program.
In an effort to bolster the euro-zone economy, Draghi said the central bank would make monthly bond purchases of as much as $70 billion, starting in March and running to September 2016. The stimulus package was well-received by global markets, with European stocks rallying on Friday.
The euro also weakened to an 11-year low against the dollar, and euro-area sovereign bond prices ticked up.
General Electric fell in early New York trading after the conglomerate posted fourth-quarter revenue just shy of estimates.
The day also brings several key data releases. Existing home sales at 10:00 a.m. ET are expected to push back just above 5 million, having dipped below this level for the first time in six months in November. The Conference Board's Leading Index for December is also due at 10:00 a.m. ET.
In other news, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman has been named king. Investors will be keeping a close eye on the oil-exporting nation and what the succession means for crest-fallen commodity.
Heads of state and government join global business leaders for the third day of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos. George Soros, U.K. Finance Minister George Osborne and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble are due to take part in a CNBC discussion on the future of Europe at 7 a.m. ET.