These are the stocks posting the largest moves before the bell.Market Insiderread more
Stock futures are surging after the Fed signaled interest rate cuts may begin as early as July.US Marketsread more
The billionaire investor believes the stock market is in a "zone of fair value" at current levels.Marketsread more
An Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz Thursday morning, the Pentagon said.World Politicsread more
Workplace messaging firm Slack is about to go public in a red-hot IPO market, but it's approach to going public--using a "direct listing"--is slightly different than an IPO.Trader Talk with Bob Pisaniread more
President Donald Trump has publicly blamed the Federal Reserve's interest rates hikes for holding back U.S. economic growth.The Fedread more
Beyond Meat has blown up. The plant-based meat company is now larger than 80 S&P 500 companies, including Macy's, Xerox and Mylan.Trading Nationread more
Slack's public market debut on Thursday will generate billions for venture firm Accel and healthy returns for Andreessen Horowitz and Social CapitalTechnologyread more
While the Federal Reserve still sees no rate cut in 2019, traders are convicted a rate reduction is coming as soon as July.Marketsread more
Goldman Sachs lowered its price target on Tesla over concerns about demand.Marketsread more
China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday morning for a state visit to North Korea — the first by a Chinese state leader in 14 years. Experts say the move...Asia Politicsread more
An explosion in a popular Istanbul tourist district killed at least 10 people and wounded 15 others today, with that country's president claiming a Syrian suicide bomber was responsible. (Reuters)
A report raising questions about a junk bond fund run by Avenue Capital is "misleading, " Avenue's billionaire founder Marc Lasry told CNBC, adding it was "based on dated information."
President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address tonight. He plans to take a rhetorical step back, while giving voice to themes that Democrats can embrace in their campaigns. (AP)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has proposed a new 4 percent tax on the wealthiest Americans as part of her plan to finance new domestic spending initiatives. (CNBC)
Donald Trump and Clinton remain national front-runners for their party's nominations less than three weeks before the Iowa caucus, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.
Just seven candidates take the main stage for the next GOP presidential debate Thursday evening, the fewest yet. Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina did not make the cut. (NPR)
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has announced his engagement to actress and former model Jerry Hall, who had previously been in a long-term relationship with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. (CNBC)
The only government economic report for today comes out at 10 a.m. ET. That's when the Labor Department releases its November Job Opportunity and Labor Turnover Survey, better known as JOLTS.
There are no major earnings this morning. Railroad CSX (CSX) is one of the few companies scheduled after the closing bell. Eleven S&P 500-listed companies and two Dow components are due to report by the end of Friday.
Thomson Reuters predicts S&P 500 profits will contract 4.4 percent for the final three months of 2015, marking the second straight quarter of negative earnings growth.
Alcoa (AA) reported adjusted quarterly profit of 4 cents per share, 2 cents above estimates, though revenue was very slightly below forecasts on sliding aluminum prices. Though Alcoa did project record aluminum demand for 2016.
SAP (SAP) released better than expected results for 2015, as it saw strong levels of license renewals and adoption of cloud-based software. However, the business software provider did give a cautious outlook for the current year.
Lululemon (LULU) raised its guidance for its most recent quarter, following stronger than expected holiday season sales. The maker of yoga wear had been cautious about the quarter's outlook a month ago, pointing to slower store traffic in October and November.
AT&T (T) plans to bring back unlimited data plans, allowing customers to pay $100 a month for unlimited data, talk, and text on a single smartphone when bundled with TV service.
Amazon (AMZN) plans to release a new, smaller version of its voice-controlled Echo digital assistant within a few weeks. That's according to the Wall Street Journal.
McDonald's (MCD) is the target of a European antitrust complaint, with Italian consumer groups claiming the restaurant chain imposes illegal terms on its franchisees.
JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is considering replacing its Bloomberg terminals with Reuters software unless the bank can get a better deal on the terminals, according to the New York Post.
No. 2 Alabama, led by the Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, won the College Football Playoff championship. It's the Crimson Tide's fourth national title under Coach Nick Saban. (NY Times)
NFL owners begin a special meeting today to consider bringing a team back to Los Angeles. A consensus is building for the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers to share a stadium in Inglewood. (LA Times)