The Fed cut interest rates by a quarter point, but it also reaffirmed its rate cut was meant to serve as insurance for the economy.Market Insiderread more
The U.S. economy will have a tough time at the start of 2020, says the head of one of the largest bond managers in the world.Delivering Alpharead more
Investors are asking how the world's third-largest defense spender could have left itself so vulnerable and what that means for the future.Politicsread more
The presidential campaign is "going to be very tough," the former chief White House strategist.Politicsread more
Clayton was the opening speaker at the Delivering Alpha conference, presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor.Delivering Alpharead more
The former CEO of Overstock announced that he's dumped all of his equity and blamed both the "deep state" and the government for his exit.Marketsread more
AT&T is not considering a split with its DirecTV unit at this time, people familiar with the situation tell CNBC.The Faber Reportread more
"The market all of the sudden has broken out into a behavior that seems much more rational in September than it did in August," National Securities' Art Hogan says.Trading Nationread more
Gelson's, an upscale grocery store chain with 27 locations across Southern California, will sell 12-ounce packages of the Impossible Burger.Food & Beverageread more
The new rules come after recent disclosures by some players about their mental health battles — before and during their NBA careers.Health and Scienceread more
Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
JPMorgan Chase — The bank posted profit of $1.58 per share, beating estimates of $1.39, and revenue was also above forecasts. Though profit fell from a year ago, JPM did see record commercial banking income as well as double-digit gains in deposits and loans.
PNC Financial — PNC beat estimates by six cents with quarterly earnings of $1.84 per share, while revenue was just slightly above forecasts. The bank said its capital levels are strong and that loans and deposits increased compared to a year ago.
HP Inc. — The printer and PC maker issued a cautious 2017 cash flow forecast. It does, however, expect to hike its dividend by seven percent and it's added $3 billion to its stock buyback program. HP also said it would cut three to four thousand jobs over the next three years.
Amazon.com, VMware — The two companies have jointly unveiled a new hybrid cloud service which will let customers run computing operations both on their own local VMWare data centers as well as on Amazon's cloud servers.
United Continental — United suffered a computer glitch that temporarily delayed thousands of United Airlines passengers on flights worldwide. The airline does say the problem has now been resolved.
Hershey — Chief Executive Officer John Bilbrey will retire on July 1, 2017. Bilbrey will continue as non-executive chairman of the chocolate maker following his retirement, and the board has appointed a special committee to find a new CEO.
Yahoo — Yahoo remains on watch following Verizon's declaration yesterday that Yahoo's recent data hack may have been material enough to renegotiate the terms of their takeover deal. Verizon currently has a $4.83 billion deal in place to buy Yahoo's core internet assets.
PepsiCo — PepsiCo is near a deal to buy KeVita, according to Reuters, as the beverage maker diversifies its soft drink business. KeVita is a maker of sparking probiotic drinks.
Honeywell — Chief Executive Officer David Cote told CNBC's Jim Cramer that he was wrong for not giving a more upbeat 2017 outlook. He said that the upbeat long-term message for the company may have gotten lost in a recent management presentation.
ConAgra — RBC upgraded the food producer to "outperform" from "sector perform," saying the current stock price undervalues the potential for increased profit margins as well as the company's new consumer focus and the probability of ConAgra executing a large takeover deal.
Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive — Oppenheimer initiated coverage of the two video game companies with "outperform" ratings. It thinks Take-Two will benefit both from company initiatives as well as positive trends within the entire industry, and that Activision is outperforming its peers in the shift to digital distribution.
Union Pacific — Citigroup added the rail operator to its "Focus List," noting improved volume, exposure to different sectors, and saying consensus estimates seem too low.