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Chinese trade negotiators suddenly canceled a visit to meet U.S. farmers after they wrapped up trade talks in Washington this week.Marketsread more
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Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump Friday to release the transcript of a call with a foreign leader that is the subject of a whistleblower complaint. Biden described...Politicsread more
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Palantir Technologies is targeting a valuation of at least $26 billion in a private fundraising round, the first for the Peter Thiel-backed data analytics startup in four...Wall Streetread more
Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker linked to Steve Bannon, saw at least $1.6 million in donations from his nonprofit sent into the coffers of his independent production...Politicsread more
The "Fast Money" traders shared their first moves for the market open.
Pete Najarian was a buyer of Merck.
Tim Seymour was a buyer of Boeing.
Dan Nathan was a buyer of Disney.
Guy Adami was a buyer of Twitter.
Trader disclosure: On December 5, 2018 the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS, GDX, INTC. Guy Adami's wife, Linda Snow, works at Merck. Tim Seymour is long ACBFF, AMZA, ACB, APC, APH, BABA, BAC, BIDU, BX, C, CCJ, CGC, CLF, CMG, CNTTF, CRON, CSCO, CWEB, CX, DAL, DIS, DPZ, DVYE, EA, EEM, EUFN, EWM, FB, FXI, GE, GILD, GM, GOOGL, GTII, GWPH, HAL, HK.APH, HYYDF, INTC, ITHUF, JD, KHRNF, KSHB, LEAF, MAT, MCD, MJNE, MO, MOS, MPEL, MPX, MRMD, NKE, OGI, ORGMF, OTC, PAK, PHM, PYPL, RH, RL, SBUX, SQ, STZ, T, TER, TIF, TGOD, TRSSF, TRST, TWTR, UA, UAL, VALE, VIAB, VOD, X, XLE, XRT, YNDX, 700. Tim is on the advisory board of Tikun Olam, TGOD, CCTV, and MJ Holdings. Tim is short IWM, RACE, SPY. Tim's firm is long CGC, HEXO, TLRY, CRON, APH. Dan Nathan is long QQQ Dec put spread. Long XLF Dec put spread. Long BOX Jan call. Long INTC Jan call spread. Pete is long calls ACWC, ARNC, BX, CAKE, CL, DVN, ECA, EEM, EWZ, KNX, MDR, OIM, PG, PYPL, SPY, WWE, XLF. Pete Najarian is long stock AAPL, ABBV, AMP, BAC, C, CAT, CVS, CVX, DIS, DVA, EBAY, FB, FUL, GM, HLT, IBM, INTC, JPM, KMI, KO, LOW, LVS, MRK, MSFT, MU, NSC, PEP, PFE, PII, RF, STZ, TEX, TGT, UPS, UPWK, USB, XOM. Pete is long GE, XOP puts.