Chinese officials are expected to be in Washington this week to hold consultations with the U.S. ahead of high-level trade talks in October.World Economyread more
Saudi Arabia's defense spending is the world's third-largest — behind the U.S. and China, says Gary Grappo, former U.S. ambassador to Oman.Energyread more
President Donald Trump said Monday he's in no rush to respond to a coordinated attack that hit Saudi Arabia's oil industry over the weekend.Marketsread more
The price of oil could go sharply higher, depending on the duration of the disruption at Saudi oil facilities and whether there is a military response.Powering the Futureread more
Energy stocks, one of the worst-performing sectors this year, spiked Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabia's heart of oil production Saturday sent oil prices soaring.Marketsread more
The Saudi-led military coalition battling Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday that the attack on Saudi oil plants was carried out by Iranian weapons and did not originate...Oilread more
After a series of setbacks on the road to an initial public offering, the parent company of real estate start-up WeWork is delaying the move, sources told CNBC Monday.Technologyread more
"The United States military, with our interagency team, is working with our partners to address this unprecedented attack and defend the international rules-based order that...Politicsread more
Crude oil's spike following attacks on Saudi Arabia's energy supply has experts weighing whether or not the gains will last.ETF Edgeread more
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Traders in the fed funds futures market on Monday were pricing in a 34% chance that the Fed will stay put on rates.The Fedread more
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Tuesday, amid hopes that China would introduce more measures to support its weakening economy.
China's state planner, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), said on Tuesday that it would aim to accomplish "a good start" for the economy in the first quarter, raising hopes of further stimulus.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also said that the government was looking to establish conditions to help it meet its economic targets for the year, Reuters reported, citing Chinese state television.
The news offset fears of an impending slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. Data released earlier this week showed that Chinese exports and imports fell sharply in December, while the country's trade surplus with the U.S. reached a record high.
Also weighing on investors is the partial government shutdown, which has entered its 25th day and is the longest shutdown on record. The Democratic Party is at odds with the Donald Trump administration over the president's proposed $5 billion U.S.-Mexico border wall.
In other political news, traders will likely monitor a crucial U.K. Parliament vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, which is due to take place Tuesday evening. May is widely expected to suffer a defeat, with many in her own party set to vote down the European Union withdrawal agreement.
The margin of defeat for May will likely be the big area of focus for market players as it implies how negative an impact the result will have on the Brexit plan and May's leadership. Sterling fell 0.1 percent against the dollar in early morning trade, to $1.2850, while the yield on the 10-year gilt fell to 1.267 percent.
On the data front, producer price index (PPI) inflation and Empire State manufacturing survey numbers are due at 8:30 a.m. ET. Meanwhile, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari will give a speech in Rochester, Minnesota, at 11:30 a.m. ET.