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 massive market transformation this month that some on Wall Street called a "once in a decade opportunity" might have just been a one-off technical move because of taxes.Marketsread 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
CNBC did a deep dive through the most recent Wall Street research to find stocks that analysts say are underappreciated.Marketsread more
Shares of MasterCard are up 46% this year, and 1120% since 2011, getting a boost from the strong U.S. consumer.Investingread more
CNBC sat in on an "empathy training" at Amazon PillPack's Somerville offices, which is part of new hire orientation.Technologyread more
Trade with China is the 'big unknown' for the Federal Reserve as it decides how best to support the U.S. economy, says Council on Foreign Relations Director of International...Futures Nowread more
Lobbying experts said the visit is likely an attempt to be in lawmakers' ears as they consider legislation that would impact Facebook.Technologyread more
Yardeni Research's Edward Yardeni believes the U.S. economy is picking up steam.Trading Nationread more
Iran's audacious drone and cruise missile attack on Saudi Arabia's oil producing facilities has provided a critical test yet for the Trump administration's foreign policy. A...Politicsread more
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
Oracle — Famed value investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reported a 41.4 million share stake of the computing giant as of the end of September, according to a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Oracle represents one of just two major tech stakes Berkshire holds, including iPhone maker Apple.
J.P. Morgan Chase —Berkshire Hathaway also revealed a new position in J.P. Morgan Chase in its third-quarter 13-F filing. The "Oracle of Omaha" is now very much long the U.S. banking system, with 35 million shares of JPM stock with a value of $4 billion. Buffett has positions in Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, U.S. Bancorp, and Bank of New York Mellon.
PG&E — The utility was set for another down day following a 21 percent decline on Wednesday. The company posted its worst day in more than 16 years after it said its insurance wouldn't cover its cost if it's found responsible for the so-called Camp Fire raging in Northern California.The utility company disclosed that it submitted an "electric incident report" to the California Public Utilities Commission on November 8, just before the wildfire. The stock is down 46 percent over the last week.
Walmart — The retail giant reported third-quarter profits 7 cents a share better than Wall Street expected but fell short on revenue, according to a Refinitiv survey of analysts. Walmart raised its full-year forecast for earnings and same-store sales, citing confidence in the coming holiday season.
Ford — Ford is road-testing autonomous vehicles in Miami, Florida, in a partnership which the automaker hopes will help it capitalize on the ride-share and business delivery sectors.
Cisco Systems — The internet hardware and software manufacturer reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue. Chairman and CEO Chuck Robbins told CNBC that he is "optimistic" on the U.S.-China trade dispute, which has caused Cisco to implement "some price increases."