Rising home prices and conservative borrowing have today's homeowners sitting on a record amount of potential cash. Today's mortgage holders saw their home equity increase by...Real Estateread more
Stocks have been grinding sideways, but technical analysts say once they breakout, the move to the upside could be powerful.Market Insiderread more
SpaceX is deep into development of its Starship rocket, with recent updates from CEO Elon Musk showing the first one under construction.Investing in Spaceread more
The new wireless earbuds, codenamed "Puget," are expected to come with an accelerometer and be able to monitor things like the distance run, calories burned, and pace of...Technologyread more
The Mac Pro is the only major Apple computer to be assembled in the United States. Most of Apple's products, including the iPhone, are assembled in China and are facing tariff...Technologyread more
SoftBank wants to push Neumann out of the CEO role ahead of the IPO.Technologyread more
Toys R Us' bankruptcy caused a 7% surge in sales for the toy industry during the first half of 2018 as parents stocked up, then sales fell 2% as manufacturers experienced...Retailread more
After an unexpected loss of subscribers and increased competition in the streaming war, shares of Netflix erased all of its 46% gain for the year at its peak and officially...Marketsread more
The UK's Civil Aviation Authority said Thomas Cook had now ceased trading and the regulator would work with the government to bring the more than 150,000 British customers...Europe Marketsread more
"Apple is not only going to make money on their own service they're also going to make money selling everybody else's services, and so will Amazon," consultant Michael J. Wolf...Tech Driversread more
CNBC's Jim Cramer calls on investors to be wary of the slew of hyped-up unicorn companies going public this year and encourages the focus to be on deliverable earnings.Investingread more
House GOP has introduced a temporary stop-gap spending bill to fund the government until Dec. 22. The bill maintains current spending levels and includes a temporary protection for the Children's Health Insurance Program. (CNBC)
* Schumer and Pelosi to meet with Trump after canceling previous meeting (CNBC)
* Republicans had sought to discredit unfavorable analysis of GOP tax plan hours before vote (NY Times)
The Senate Banking Committee is expected to approve the nomination of Jerome Powell as Fed chair today, and then mark up a bipartisan bill to exempt small and mid-size banks from portions of the Dodd-Frank Act. (Seeking Alpha)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election, has asked Deutsche Bank (DB) to share data on accounts held by President Trump and his family, a source tells Reuters.
* Prosecutors say Manafort colleague has ties to Russian intelligence (Washington Post)
* Trump: 'I feel very badly for General Flynn' (CNBC)
* The president 'cannot obstruct justice,' Trump's lawyer says (CNBC)
The Supreme Court has allowed the third version of Trump's travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges continue. The decision means the administration can fully enforce new restrictions on travel from eight nations, six of them predominantly Muslim. (NY Times)
* US and foreign officials warn Trump not to call Jerusalem Israel's capital (Reuters)
U.S. outdoor clothing company Patagonia slammed Trump after he revealed plans to shrink two national monuments in Utah. It modified its homepage to initially display a black screen with the message "The President Stole Your Land." (CNBC)
President Trump formally endorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore despite nearly a half-dozen allegations against Moore of sexual misconduct with minors. Both GOP senators and the White House have tempered their criticisms of Moore in recent weeks. (CNBC)
* Democratic Rep. Conyers won't seek re-election in wake of sexual harassment claims, says a family member (NY Times)
Netflix (NFLX) drama "House of Cards" will resume production of its sixth and final season in 2018 without actor Kevin Spacey amid sexual misconduct allegations. Instead, the final episodes will focus on co-star Robin Wright. (The Guardian)
Apple (AAPL) has succeeded in preventing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi from registering its Mi Pad tablet computer as an EU trademark because the name was too similar to Apple's iPad. (Reuters)
Alphabet's (GOOGL) YouTube says it plans to add more people next year to review and remove violent or extremist content on the video platform amid criticism from advertisers and regulators for failing to police content. (Reuters)
Amazon's (AMZN) Australian arm took its first orders today, ending the suspense over its opening date and sending retail stocks higher. That happened amid complaints of limited product range and uncompetitive prices on the platform. (Reuters)
General Motors (GM) has launched GM Marketplace, which allows roughly 2 million owners of GM vehicles to press a button or two in order to order food or coffee they can pick up minutes later in a drive-thru lane. (CNBC)
In an effort to up its value game, the McDonald's (MCD) is bringing back Dollar Menu but with a twist. Now called the $1-$2-$3 Dollar Menu, it's set to roll out nationwide on Jan. 4. (USA Today)
Japan Airlines is betting at least $10 million to bring back supersonic commercial flight at speeds that top those of the doomed Concorde. (CNBC)
Toll Brothers (TOL) reported quarterly profits that missed expectations. Revenue rose 9 percent from a year-ago but also fell short of estimates. Shares of the home builder were off 6 percent premarket.
Mastercard (MA) plans to buy back up to $4 billion of its Class A shares, effective at the completion of its previously announced repurchase program. The company is also increasing its quarterly cash dividend by 14 percent.
Under Armour (UA) has named David Bergman as chief financial officer. Bergman has served as acting CFO since February 2017. UA also said Chief Digital Officer Michael Lee will leave the company in January 2018.
Coupa Software (COUP) reported quarterly results that beat estimates. The platform reported a loss of 5 cents on revenue of $47.3 million. Wall Street had expected a loss of 11 cents on revenue of $45.1 million.
American filmmaker and writer Quentin Tarantino may work on a new "Star Trek" film with producer J.J. Abrams, according to Deadline. Tarantino has reportedly come up with a great idea for a film. If all works out, he may even direct it.