Blackstone Executive Vice Chairman Tony James says he's less optimistic now than before that the U.S.-China trade war could be resolved, but even a smaller deal could help...World Economyread more
The massive market transformation this month that some on Wall Street called a "once in a decade opportunity" might have just been a one-off technical move because of taxes.Marketsread more
The Pentagon will deploy U.S. forces to the Middle East on the heels of the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced...Defenseread more
CNBC did a deep dive through the most recent Wall Street research to find stocks that analysts say are underappreciated.Marketsread more
Shares of MasterCard are up 46% this year, and 1120% since 2011, getting a boost from the strong U.S. consumer.Investingread more
CNBC sat in on an "empathy training" at Amazon PillPack's Somerville offices, which is part of new hire orientation.Technologyread more
Trade with China is the 'big unknown' for the Federal Reserve as it decides how best to support the U.S. economy, says Council on Foreign Relations Director of International...Futures Nowread more
Lobbying experts said the visit is likely an attempt to be in lawmakers' ears as they consider legislation that would impact Facebook.Technologyread more
Yardeni Research's Edward Yardeni believes the U.S. economy is picking up steam.Trading Nationread more
Iran's audacious drone and cruise missile attack on Saudi Arabia's oil producing facilities has provided a critical test yet for the Trump administration's foreign policy. A...Politicsread more
Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
DowDupont – The newly combined company has altered its spinoff plan, now planning to move units with $8 billion or more in annual revenue from the materials spinoff to the specialty chemicals spinoff.
Travelers — The insurance company temporarily suspended stock buybacks while it evaluates its losses stemming from hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Apple – Apple holds its long-anticipated product launch event today beginning at 1 p.m. ET, at which new versions of the iPhone are widely expected to be unveiled.
21st Century Fox – Fox has joined the court challenge against a CBS deal to buy Australian TV broadcaster Ten Network Holdings. A private company controlled by Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch has challenged the CBS deal in court and wants to revise its own bid.
Western Digital – The hard disk drive maker may or may not have a deal to buy Toshiba's chip unit, in a long-running takeover process. Published reports in Japan say Toshiba has agreed to sell the unit to a group led by Western Digital for $18.3 billion, but Toshiba has denied the report and said it is continuing to evaluate bids.
Equifax – The credit reporting agency is seeing lawsuits pile up related to the massive data breach that may affect as many as 143 million Americans. More than 30 lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. so far, with Equifax shares falling more than 20 percent since the breach was disclosed last Thursday.
Nielsen – Nielsen had to delay issuing its ratings for Sunday night's victory by the Dallas Cowboys over the New York Giants, because the company had to evacuate its ratings staff in Tampa Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma.
Coach, L Brands, Nike – The stocks are rated "outperform" in new coverage at Bernstein. The firm thinks athletic apparel and footwear will outperform the broader apparel category, but is being selective within those categories, and also sees compelling value opportunities in specialty retail. Bernstein is also positive on off-price retailers, rating both TJX and Ross Stores as "outperform."
Kroger – Kroger was upgraded to "buy" from "hold" at Pivotal Research on a valuation basis. The supermarket operator's stock has lost nearly 40 percent of its value so far this year.
Amazon – Amazon saw a 25 percent increase in foot traffic at its Whole Foods grocery chain over the two days following the implementation of price cuts, according to the New York Post.
First Data – First Data filed for an 85 million share secondary offering, on behalf of shareholder New Omaha Holdings. The payment processing company will not receive any proceeds from the offering.