Experts believe a wider spat with Europe would be much more damaging than the current tit-for-tat with China.Traderead more
After the Fed released minutes of its last meeting, the bond market signaled it fears the Fed will not be aggressive enough with its rate cutting.Market Insiderread more
The Fed minutes also note that "a couple" members wanted a 50 basis point cut, based primarily on the weak inflation readings.The Fedread more
Markets pay particular attention to Italy's spending, given its public debt pile. This stands at above 130% of its growth rate, one of the highest in the world.Politicsread more
Flight bookings to Hong Kong have fallen 10%, hit by the unrest in the city, said Alan Joyce, the chief executive of Australian carrier Qantas Airways.Airlinesread more
Analysts generally doubt how effective the People Bank of China's latest interest rate announcement will be in significantly helping businesses grow.China Economyread more
These in-demand skills can command top pay packets, says Feon Ang of professional networking site LinkedIn.Get Aheadread more
Japanese manufacturing activity shrank for a fourth straight month in August as export orders fell at a sharper pace.Asia Marketsread more
The Washington governor had centered his campaign around climate change, calling it "the most urgent challenge of our time."Politicsread more
The inversion is seen by many veteran traders as an important recession omen, though the timing on the eventual downturn is less predictable.Bondsread more
Here's what Nordstrom reported for its fiscal second-quarter earnings.Retailread more
Kraft Heinz Co.: "You know, 4.4 percent yield. I vastly prefer Verizon. If I want to get decent growth with good yield, I'm going Verizon. It's got better growth than Kraft Heinz. I have to disagree with that pick. "
KeyCorp: "It's going to report tomorrow. The stock is acting hideously. It's down 7 percent for the year. You know that I think that [CEO] Beth Mooney does a terrific job. It does yield 3.63 percent. At 4 percent, I think it's OK. But right now, it is for sale big time and that's part of what I'm talking about, which is the slowdown in the economy. "
Ventas Inc.: "I think that the whole glut of nursing homes is now gone. There's not a lot of new ones being built. I think that [CEO] Deb Cafaro's doing a terrific job. Pays [a] 5.7 percent yield and I would buy, buy, buy!"
Weight Watchers Intl. Inc.: "It's too wild a trader. No edge for me. I have nothing. It goes up, down, up, down, up, down. It's too crazy for me."
Del Taco Restaurants Inc.: "It didn't deliver. It did not deliver. I was quite surprised because it's very, very good. I should have just said, 'Listen, we've got to stick with Chipotle,' which you know I like very much. And Yum's Taco Bell's doing better. I am really surprised at the poor execution of Del Taco. Maybe if they come on, we could hear otherwise."
Crane Co.: "Oh, man. That is just a great American manufacturer. I'd like it to sell off a little more like the other ones, but that is a terrific company. No flies on it. I like Crane."
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC: "No, they're terrible. What can I say? No! No. We're not touching that one. It's a fail to deliver, fail to deliver, fail to deliver situation."
Gilead Sciences Inc.: "I would hold onto it. Plus, you've got the 3 percent yield. I think the stock is bottoming right here and I like it very much."