The escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing dominated discussions at the G-7 gathering in France.Politicsread more
The latest round of tariff announcements in the last few days means that by the end of the year, essentially all Chinese goods exported to the U.S. will be subject to duties.China Economyread more
Futures fell after Trump said the U.S. will raise tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese imports, increasing trade tensions.Marketsread more
As Washington and Beijing continue to up the ante in their protracted trade fight, the potential of a recession in the U.S. is now "the biggest concern," according to Standard...US Economyread more
Tensions stemming from the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply over the last few days, with much happening as Asian markets were shut down for the weekend.China Economyread more
Clouding the G-7 gathering, which represents the world's major industrial economies, are the tit-for-tat tariffs between Washington and Beijing.Politicsread more
Neither the U.S. nor China wants to be seen as the party that derailed trade talks, says William Reinsch of Center for Strategic and International Studies.World Economyread more
China said Friday it will be resuming 25% duties on U.S. autos, and a further 5% on auto parts and components.Asia Marketsread more
World leaders, environmental groups and celebrities have publicly decried the vast swaths of forest being destroyed by the fires.World Newsread more
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung says the Singapore government has been preparing for the challenge of an aging workforce "for the past 20 years."Employmentread more
Megvii is known for its facial recognition technology and while revenue grew over 350% in 2018, its losses have widened.Technologyread more
The "Fast Money " traders shared their first moves for the market open.
Pete Najarian was a buyer of Home Depot.
Karen Finerman was a seller of General Motors.
Dan Nathan was a seller of Disney.
Guy Adami was a buyer of Twitter.
Trader Disclosure: On October 12, 2017, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Pete Najarian is long calls AMAT, BABA, BAC, BHP, C, CHK, COP, CRM, CS, CZR, EOG, FB, FCX, GDX, HD, HIMX, INTC, JBLU, JNJ, LULU, MAC, MSFT, MU, NTRS, OA, ORCL, PFE, PG, S, SCSS, SFM, SPY, TMUS, TWTR, UNP, UUP, VALE, VLO, WYNN, XBI, XLF, XOP. Pete Najarian is long stock AAPL, BAC, BKE, BMS, CMCSA, CSX, DIS, GIS, GM, IBM, KO, LEN, MLCO, MRK, MSFT, MU, NKE, NTRS, PEP, PFE, SCSS, TRN, TXT, UAL, UPS, VIAB, WDC, WFC, WFT, WYNN. Pete owns TLT puts. Bought calls: AMAT, TWTR. Karen Finerman is long AAL, BAC, BAC short calls, Bitcoin and Ethereum, C, DAL, DVYE, DXJ, EFX put spreads, EEM, EPI, EWW, DVYE, FB puts, FB short calls FNAC, GMLP, GLNG, GM short calls, GOGO, GOOG, GOOGL, JPM, LYV, KORS, KORS calls, KORS puts, MA, SEDG, SPY puts, TACO, URI, WIFI, WFM. Bitcoin and Ethereum are in her kids' Trust. Her firm is long ANTM, BAC short calls, C, C calls, FB, FNAC, GOOG, GOOGL, GLNG, GMLP, JPM, JPM calls, KORS puts, LYV, SPY puts, SPY put spreads, VRX, WIFI, UAL, her firm is short ESRX, IWM, MDY, VRX calls. Karen is long EFX put spreads, FB puts, FB short calls, GM short calls. Dan Nathan is long AMD, INTC, IPOA, OSTK. Dan is short SPY. Sold DIS. Bought OSTK. Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS, GDX, INTC, Guy Adami's wife, Linda Snow, works at Merck.