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
Democrats want Mueller's testimony on his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and Trump's efforts to influence it.Politicsread 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
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 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
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
Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
Vince Holding — The luxury fashion brand's stock traded more than 35 percent lower before the bell, still reeling from a disappointing earnings report and weak guidance.
Facebook — The social media giant made headlines after WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said in a post that the messaging app now has 900 million monthly active users. Facebook acquired WhatsApp last year for more than $16 billion.
Royal Caribbean — The cruise operator's stock traded slightly lower before the bell after hiking its dividend by 25 percent to about 38 cents per share on Thursday.
Walt Disney — The media behemoth is trying to maximize profits from its new "Star Wars" merchandise, creating a new holiday called "Force Friday."
Cooper Cos. — The company posted third-quarter earnings and revenue above expectations, but also presented a weaker-than-expected forecast Thursday after the bell.
Gap — The apparel retailer posted a 2 percent decline in same-store sales for August across its brands, but Old Navy sales rose by 6 percent.
VeriFone Systems — The electronic payment device maker posted third-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations, but its current-quarter forecast came in light.
Chipotle Mexican Grill — The fast casual restaurant chain is battling a "Chubby Chipotle" campaign from Center for Consumer Freedom, a food industry group, according to Reuters. "These are agenda-driven people who are being backed by unknown parties," a company spokesman told Reuters.