Trump said he will raise tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods to 30% and hike duties on another $300 billion in products to 15%.Politicsread more
Stocks dropped after Donald Trump ordered that U.S. manufacturers find alternatives to their operations in China.US Marketsread more
The final week of August could be highly volatile as markets fret over the economy and the latest developments in trade wars.Market Insiderread more
Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida said Friday that the global economy has deteriorated in the past month.Marketsread more
The latest escalation in the trade war ups the odds the economy will fall into recession and that the Fed will aggressively cut rates.Market Insiderread more
Here are the products that stand to be the most affected by China's new tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods.Marketsread more
"We don't need China and, frankly, would be far better off without them," Trump tweeted.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
"My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?" Trump wrote amid a series of tweets that rattled markets Friday.Politicsread more
"I would love this to be clarified. We come to a deal on trade, boy, this market is up 10 to 15%, but without it's going to be worrisome," Jeremy Siegel says.Marketsread more
Tesla solar energy systems reportedly ignited at an Amazon warehouse in Redlands, California last June, and the Seattle e-commerce titan confirmed that it has no further plans...Technologyread more
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
Lowe's – The home improvement retailer's stock was upgraded to "buy" from "hold" at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, which sees the potential for earnings acceleration in general and especially in relation to rival Home Depot.
Vail Resorts – The resort operator lost $2.07 per share for its latest quarter, less than the $2.24 per share that analysts were expecting. Revenue, however, came in below Street forecasts. Vail said its just-completed fiscal year suffered from historically poor winter conditions, but that it has momentum going forward thanks to strong season pass sales.
Tesla — CEO Elon Musk was sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission for alleged fraud, with the commission seeking to remove him from his job. Musk was accused of making false and misleading statements about potentially taking Tesla private. In a statement, Musk called the action "unjustified" and the automaker's board said it had full confidence in him.
Volkswagen – Volkswagen will announce the firing of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, perhaps as soon as today, according to sources quoted by The Wall Street Journal. Stadler has been in jail in connection with the automaker's emissions cheating scandal.
Eli Lilly – Lilly's new migraine drug Emgality won Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Emgality is the latest entry in a new class of treatments for migraine headaches, with prior approvals coming for one treatment from Novartis and Amgen and another from Teva Pharmaceutical.
Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, UBS – The banks will have to face a lawsuit charging that the banks tried to limit competition in the $2 trillion stock lending market. The banks had tried to block the suit from going forward, but a judge ruled against their claim that their actions were reasonable.
J.C. Penney – The retailer's Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Davis is resigning to pursue a new opportunity, after less than a year and a half on the job. The retailer's senior vice president of finance, Jerry Murray, will assume the CFO role on an interim basis.
Progress Software – The company reported adjusted quarterly profit of 60 cents per share, 2 cents a share above estimates. Revenue came in below Wall Street forecasts, however, and the business software maker said it was disappointed with its revenue outlook for the year.
WPP, Omnicom, Interpublic Group– These and other advertising stocks may be under pressure today, after The Wall Street Journal reported that federal prosecutors have opened a probe into media buying practices in the advertising industry.
Trade Desk – RBC raised its price target for the provider of programmatic advertising technology by 35 percent to $170, citing the strength of the company's new product line. The stock has more than