The U.S. will likely emerge the winner in a "cold currency war" that is heating up, an expert said.Currenciesread more
These box office numbers do not include the cost of production or marketing costs. They also don't count the billions in merchandising that Disney has made over the last...Entertainmentread more
Tariffs are the only instrument left for addressing China's systematic and excessive surpluses on its U.S. trades, writes Michael Ivanovitch.US Economyread more
The U.K. will find out who its next prime minister will be this week as voting within the U.K.'s ruling Conservative Party comes to a close.Europe Politicsread more
In its latest attempt to build market credibility, China on Monday launched the Science and Technology Innovation Board, or "STAR Market," on which 25 companies were listed.China Economyread more
When Cathy Hsu and Tony Hsieh wanted to build an English language app for Chinese children, they decided to follow Facebook and Google's lead.Start-upsread more
Stocks in Asia were lower on Monday, as shares on a new Nasdaq-style technology board on the Shanghai Stock Exchange skyrocketed on their debut day.Asia Marketsread more
Instagram began tests that hide "like" counts on posts. That means influencers who market products on Instagram will have to rely on different metrics to show success.Technologyread more
Peter Neupert worked for Microsoft and Amazon-backed Drugstore.com, where he got to know Jeff Bezos. He now advises start-ups.Technologyread more
The firing of the tear gas was the latest confrontation between police and protesters who have taken to the streets for over a month to fight a proposed extradition bill and...China Politicsread more
Last week shows that oil prices are not the indicator for Middle East tensions they once were, and worries about global demand and growing U.S. production has changed that...Market Insiderread more
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
International Paper – International Paper announced a 5.3 percent increase in its quarterly dividend, bring it to 50 cents per share from 47 1/2 cents. The company also announced a new $2 billion share repurchase program.
Amazon.com, Travelers – The two companies have announced a home insurance partnership. Policyholders will receive discounts on Amazon Echo speakers, security cameras, and other devices, and Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant will be able to handle policy questions.
Procter & Gamble – The consumer products giant received an exemption from the 25 percent tariffs imposed on imported steel from Japan and Sweden that is used in the company's Gillette and Venus razor blades.
PPG Industries — Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management took a stake in the Pittsburgh-based paint maker. Trian owns seven million shares in PPG, worth about $690 million and representing a 2.9 percent stake.
Sears Holdings – The retailer has reached out to banks for possible bankruptcy financing, according to sources. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a bankruptcy filing could come as soon as this week.
McDonald's – McDonald's was upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at Guggenheim Securities in a valuation call, with a price target of $200 per share. Guggenheim said the valuation discount between McDonald's and its large cap peers has widened to an unjustifiable level.
Fastenal – The maker of industrial and construction supplies reported quarterly profit of 69 cents per share, two cents above estimates, with revenue also beating Wall Street forecasts.
Kimberly-Clark, Church & Dwight, Clorox – Deutsche Bank downgraded the three consumer products stocks to "sell" from "hold". The firm notes that the sector has done well for the past few months, on an increased appetite for defensive stocks, but now thinks those companies will face increased challenges related to currency fluctuations, emerging market issues, and competitive pressures.
Dropbox – The online storage service's stock was added to the J.P. Morgan Analyst Focus list, with the firm seeing outperformance of up to 50 percent in the stock following its meetings with management last month.