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
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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
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
Intel — Shares of Intel were upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Merrill also raised its price target on Intel to $60 from $52. "Trading at just 10x PE, the stock provides attractive exposure to growth trends in cloud computing, A.I., advanced autos, and 5G, with potentially improved data center focus," Merrill said.
Netflix — Goldman Sachs added Netflix to its "conviction buy" list, calling it "one of the best risk/reward propositions in the Internet sector." Goldman also said, "We continue to believe Netflix's investment in content, technology and distribution will continue to drive subscriber growth well above consensus expectations both in the U.S. and internationally."
Square — The payments company announced it has hired Amrita Ahuja as its new CFO. Ahuja will start on her new job later this month. Ahuja currently works as the CFO at Blizzard Entertainment, an Activision Blizzard division.
United Technologies — RBC downgraded the Dow member to "sector perform" from "outperform," citing limited upside moving forward. "While there is still an attractive ~15% implied value to be unlocked, the shares could stay range-bound until we approach the mid/late-2020 spin transactions," RBC said in a note.
Skyworks Solutions — Nomura Instinet downgraded Skyworks to "neutral" from "buy" and slashed its price target to $70 a share from $100. "We now see macro/trade uncertainty and weak unit demand at the company's largest customers (Apple, China Inc.) as headwinds to growth" in 2019, Nomura said.
Tesla — The electric car maker said it plans to start delivering the Model 3 to its China customers in March. Tesla shares rose more than 2 percent in the premarket.
Regeneron — The pharmaceutical company's stock was upgraded to buy from neutral at Guggenheim Partners. An analyst at Guggenheim said worries about competition around Eylea — one of its best-selling treatments — may be overstated.
—CNBC's Michael Bloom contributed to this report.