Tensions stemming from the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply over the last few days, with much happening as Asian markets were shut down for the weekend.China Economyread more
The latest round of tariff announcements in the last few days means that by the end of the year, essentially all Chinese goods exported to the U.S. will be subject to duties.China Economyread more
Futures fell after Trump said the U.S. will raise tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese imports, increasing trade tensions.Marketsread more
Clouding the G-7 gathering, which represents the world's major industrial economies, are the tit-for-tat tariffs between Washington and Beijing.Politicsread more
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung says the Singapore government has been preparing for the challenge of an aging workforce "for the past 20 years."Employmentread more
World leaders, environmental groups and celebrities have publicly decried the vast swaths of forest being destroyed by the fires.World Newsread more
Carl Medlock used to work at Tesla. Now he's one of the few people in the U.S. that can fix the company's original Roadster electric vehicles.Technologyread more
Hours after President Trump said Sunday he had "second thoughts" about escalating the trade war with China, the White House sought to explain his remark because it was...Politicsread more
President Donald Trump said that he would have a major trade deal with U.K. after it leaves the European Union.Politicsread more
Despite Kudlow's expectations, China said on Saturday that it strongly opposes Trump's decision to levy additional tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese goods, and warned...Politicsread more
President Donald Trump said Sunday he was not happy after North Korea launched short-range ballistic missiles over the weekend.Politicsread more
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
Amazon.com, Walmart, Macy's, Target – These and other retailers are on watch as shopping results from the holiday weekend – including Black Friday – roll in. Preliminary reports show strong sales with a greater emphasis than ever on online shopping and less on in-store traffic.
General Motors – The automaker is planning a major announcement today, according to Canadian union officials quoted by Reuters. The announcement could involve a shutdown of a major assembly plant in Ontario, according to the union.
Campbell Soup – Campbell is near a deal with activist investor Third Point, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke to CNBC. The proposed deal would add two Third Point nominees to the board of directors, although the source said a deal has not been finalized and may not be consummated. Third Point has been trying to put five of its nominees on the food maker's board.
Logitech – Logitech has ended talks to acquire Bluetooth equipment maker Plantronics. Reuters had earlier reported that Logitech, which makes mice, keyboards, and other peripheral devices, was in negotiations with Plantronics, and the two companies confirmed that talks did take place but did not conclude successfully.
AT&T, Comcast, Charter Communications, and Dish Network – These companies are among the cable and satellite providers who will give refunds to those who paid $19.99 to watch Friday's golf match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. That comes after a technical glitch with AT&T's live streaming service prompted AT&T to offer the match for free – causing complaints from customers of other companies who had paid to see the match.
American Eagle – American Eagle was upgraded to "buy" from "hold" at Deutsche Bank, although the analyst's price target remains unchanged at $24 per share. Deutsche Bank cited valuation for the upgrade in the apparel retailer's shares.
Intuit – Intuit was upgraded to "outperform" from "sector perform" at RBC Capital Markets, which points to positive results from a consumer tax survey it conducted. Intuit is the publisher of the best-selling TurboTax software program.
PayPal – PayPal's Venmo unit was hit by a wave of payment fraud earlier this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. The paper said the incidents accelerated losses at Venmo and prompted it to shut down some user features.
Nvidia – Credit Suisse began coverage of the graphics chip maker with an "outperform" rating, saying the recent slump in the stock provides an attractive entry point even with earnings coming in at its worst-case scenario.
Cleveland-Cliffs – The mining company announced a new $200 million stock buyback program.
(Disclosure: Comcast is parent of NBCUniversal and CNBC.)