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Economists polled by Reuters had expected Chinese exports denominated in the U.S. dollar to fall by 3% and imports to decline by 5.2% in September, compared to a year ago.China Economyread more
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A technical recession occurs when there are two consecutive quarters of economic contraction.Asia Economyread more
"Deepfakes" are being used to depict people in fake videos they did not actually appear in, and can potentially affect elections, diplomacy and how markets move, experts say.Technologyread more
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Syria's Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed Sunday to help them fend off Turkey's invasion.World Newsread more
U.S. President Donald Trump said that both sides reached a "very substantial phase one deal" that will address intellectual property and financial services concerns and...Asia Marketsread more
Hagibis dropped record amounts of rain for a period in some spots, according to meteorological officials, causing more than 20 rivers to overflow.Asia Newsread more
A spokesperson for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has issued a stark warning to the international community.World Newsread more
The "Halftime Report" traders gave their final trades.
Stephen Weiss was a buyer of OA.
Jim Lebenthal was a buyer of BP.
Jon Najarian was a buyer of TWTR.
Pete Najarian was a buyer of KO.
Trader disclosure: On February 19, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Halftime Report" trader: Pete Najarian is long AAPL, AMAT, BABA, BAC, BMY, DB, JPM, KKR, KO, LLY, LOCO, MRK, PFE, he is long calls AAL, AAPL, BABA, C, CDW, COP, DAL, DIS, DNKN, DVN, EBAY, EWG, FCX, FEYE, FOXA, GS, GT, IAG, ISIL, JNJ, KO, MCD, MRVC, MS, NEE, OLN, PEP, RG, RIG, SPY, SYY, UAL, WMB, XLE, XLF, he is long puts BHP, today he bought AMAT, KO calls. Jon Najarian is long ABT, ADP, AMAT, AN, ATVI, AUY, BRCM, BSX, DNKN, GT, HUN, INFN, KBH, KO, MW, NEE, NRG, NSAM, OKE, POST, RIG, SFUN, SIRI, SYK, TWTR, TWX, WBA, WMB, XLE, he is long calls BYD, TWTR, today he bought AMAT, KO, TWTR, TWTR calls. Stephen Weiss is long AAL, AAPL, C, HTZ, HWAY, LPLA, OA, SLXP, THC, VXX, he is long calls AAPL, SLXP. Jim Lebenthal is long AAPL, BP, C, DCO, EEQ, GAIA, GM, IBM, INTC, JCP, MPC, OA, ORBC, PFE, SJT, SPLS, TGT, TRMB, WGO.