Chinese trade negotiators suddenly canceled a visit to meet U.S. farmers after they wrapped up trade talks in Washington this week.Marketsread more
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 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
President Trump also said he is "not looking for a partial deal" with Beijing, moving away from his suggestion last week that he would consider an "interim deal."Politicsread more
Progress on trade talks will determine how far market will move above new highs.Trader Talk with Bob Pisaniread more
"Sure, the trade war's taking its toll on business ... it's just not taking its toll where it was supposed to," Jim Cramer says.Mad Money with Jim Cramerread more
Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump Friday to release the transcript of a call with a foreign leader that is the subject of a whistleblower complaint. Biden described...Politicsread more
For investors taking a breather from the chaos in August, buckle up as the market is about go crazy again, Goldman Sachs warned.Marketsread more
Palantir Technologies is targeting a valuation of at least $26 billion in a private fundraising round, the first for the Peter Thiel-backed data analytics startup in four...Wall Streetread more
Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker linked to Steve Bannon, saw at least $1.6 million in donations from his nonprofit sent into the coffers of his independent production...Politicsread more
The New England Patriots released Antonio Brown just 11 days after signing the wide receiver. The NFL Super Bowl champion team initially had kept him in the face of a rape...Sportsread more
Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:
General Motors — In a roundup of auto companies, Piper Jaffray wrote in a note that General Motors is "very cheap" compared to others in the industry. The firm views GM as "the second least-risky" company in its coverage and named the motor city giant as one of its top picks.
Nike — Guggenheim raised its outlook on Nike ahead of the company's second quarter earnings later in December, saying in a note the athletic brand offers an "attractive" balance of risk to reward for investors.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals — Biopharma analysts at Leerink Partners answered investors' calls for an outlook on Alexion's drug ALXN1210, which is being evaluated for the treatment of patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Leerink wrote in a note it sees Alexion shares rising 30 percent in a base outcome from Phase 3 trials for the drug.
Trivago — Deutsche Bank raised its rating on the travel services company to "buy" from "hold," saying in a note Trivago should benefit from a stabilizing bidding environment among its more substantial customers.
TE Connectivity — The board of TE Connectivity announced it was repurchasing $1.5 billion in company shares and raised the company's quarterly dividend to 44 cents per share from 40 cents per share.
Transocean — The offshore drilling contractor announced that wealth advisory firm Wilmington Trust filed a lawsuit against Transocean-subsidiary Global Marine, alleging the company is in default of $300 million. Transocean said it intends to "vigorously defend" the suit.