U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is under house arrest in Canada and facing extradition to America, is not a bargaining chip in the trade...Technologyread more
Boris Johnson will be meeting President Donald Trump to discuss a potential post-Brexit trade deal just as he tries to court EU leaders for a new withdrawal agreement.World Politicsread more
Arturo Estrella has a message for recession naysayers: It could hit sooner than you think.Marketsread more
Accountants in Hong Kong took to the streets on Friday to call for the government to accept five demands of the people, including the complete withdrawal of a now-suspended...China Politicsread more
Recent trade friction between the two Asian powerhouses has morphed into a dispute with political implications that go far beyond the region.Asia Politicsread more
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell faces the tough challenge of presenting a unified voice on Fed policy from the most divided Fed in years.Market Insiderread more
Local governments commonly share single service providers, making many vulnerable at once. On top of this, ransomware has often been used to mask more targeted, malicious...Technologyread more
Bank Indonesia on Thursday cut its key policy rate by 25 basis points to 5.5% to support growth amid an increasingly fragile global economy.Central Banksread more
Meanwhile, investors look ahead to Fed Chair Jerome Powell's speech at a yearly central banking symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.Asia Marketsread more
The office has long been a breeding ground for budding romances. But actively going into business with your other half is another thing entirely.Successread more
Salesforce released its first earnings report since its $15.3 billion acquisition of Tableau Software, the company's largest deal ever.Technologyread more
President Trump is planning to sign an executive order today as a new step toward weakening Obamacare, according to reports. And, as part of that move, Trump will instruct agencies to allow more sales of cheaper, and less comprehensive, health plans. (NY Times & WSJ)
Trump advisers briefed lawmakers ahead of a decision by the president on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. White House officials said the pending decision wasn't shared, but several officials said they left the briefings convinced that Trump plans to decertify the deal. (NBC News)
*Trump may not scrap the Iran deal entirely (CNBC)
Speaking in Pennsylvania to a crowd that included truckers, Trump made lofty pledges about the benefits of the work-in-progress Republican tax plan and threw in a promise to rid roads of potholes, to boot. (CNBC)
*Trump claimed stock market gains offset national debt. They don't (CNBC)
*Trump walks back pledge that tax reform won't make him richer (CNBC)
Kirstjen Nielsen was chosen by Trump to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Nielsen is the principal deputy to White House chief of staff John Kelly. She was Kelly's chief of staff when he was DHS secretary, and moved to the White House with Kelly in July. (CNBC)
Firefighters facing a resurgence of high winds overnight struggled to halt wildfires that have killed at least 23 people, destroyed 3,500 structures and left hundreds missing in chaotic evacuations across northern California's wine country. (Reuters)
*Congress tees up another $36 billion in hurricane and wildfire aid (USA Today)
Alphabet's Waymo sought at least $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber as conditions for settling its high-profile trade secret lawsuit against the ride-services company, sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the Oculus Go, a standalone VR headset that will cost $199 and launches early next year. Facebook's head of VR said the headset features the next generation of lenses from the ones in the Oculus Rift. (CNBC)
Citing his age, Warren Buffett, 87, told fund manager Mark Yusko he will not do another bet that a simple S&P 500 index fund will beat a basket of hedge funds. Buffett is on track to beat the original 10 year wager this year by a blowout. (CNBC)
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn increased his stake in nutritional products company Herbalife (HLF) to 26.22 percent from the prior 24.57 percent, according to an SEC filing.
Blackhawk Network (HAWK) reported adjusted quarterly profit of 18 cents per share, 7 cents above estimates. But the provider of financial technology also saw revenue miss forecasts, and it also gave weaker than expected full-year earnings and revenue guidance.
Toyota (TM) wants to cut the number of models it offers for sale in Japan in half by 2025, according to a source quoted by Reuters. The move is in response to a two-decade decline in overall auto sales in Japan.
AT&T (T) said its third quarter results were negatively impacted by the recent hurricanes in the U.S. as well as the earthquakes in Mexico, putting the total impact at two cents per share. AT&T also said it lost about 90,000 video subscribers during the quarter, owing to heavy competition.
Merck (MRK) scrapped an experimental cholesterol drug after it did not live up to expectations in studies.
SpaceX successfully landed another reused rocket as Elon Musk's firm pushes forward to make space flight cheaper and more frequent. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite, before returning back to Earth and landing on the droneship station in the Atlantic. (CNBC)
An asteroid the size of a house zoomed past Earth early this morning at a distance of some 26,000 miles. NASA said. To give some context of how close that is, the moon is about 239,000 miles away from Earth. (USA Today)