Nineteen billionaires release a letter asking the 2020 presidential candidates to support a tax on America's richest families.Economyread more
The Trump administration had argued the president has wide-ranging authority over national security matters.Politicsread more
Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce a plan Monday to forgive the country's $1.6 trillion outstanding student loan tab, intensifying the higher education policy debate in the...Personal Financeread more
Shares of Ulta Beauty and Sally Beauty dropped on Monday after Amazon launched its own beauty store for professionals.Marketsread more
Goldman Sachs says there's still life left in value investing, especially with the Federal Reserve set to cut rates again.Marketsread more
McDonald's says it gained market share in the informal-eating-out category for the first time in five years, thanks to its nationwide launch of fresh beef.Restaurantsread more
Six women are running for president. Five of them are career politicians. Then there's Oprah-approved self-help guru Marianne Williamson.2020 Electionsread more
The major indexes have stretched to all-time highs and are riding one of their best first halves in decades.Trading Nationread more
As candidates from Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to John Delaney jockey for position in the 2020 Democratic primary, business issues will come up in the first debates.2020 Electionsread more
The brokerage says that the globe is "one step away" from recession as the world's two largest economies head to the G-20 summit.Marketsread more
President Trump issues an executive order that would pressure insurers, doctors and other providers to disclose more information about health-care prices.Health and Scienceread more
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
Morgan Stanley – Morgan Stanley reported quarterly profit of 80 cents per share, missing the 89 cents a share consensus estimate. Revenue was also below forecasts, with CEO James Gorman saying the firm's results were impacted by the volatile global market environment.
Electronic Arts – Jefferies downgraded the video game publisher's stock to "neutral" from "buy," saying it sees a risk to earnings with a slate of unproven games coming to market in 2019.
Salesforce.com – The enterprise software company's stock was rated "overweight" in new coverage at Stephens, which thinks Salesforce has a competitive advantage in a large and fast-growing market.
Becton Dickinson — The medical products maker reported adjusted preliminary first quarter profit of $2.70 per share, 9 cents a share above estimates. Revenue also topped forecasts, driven by better-than-expected performance across all three of its business units
Alcoa — Alcoa reported adjusted quarterly profit of 66 cents per share, beating forecasts by 16 cents a share. The aluminum producer's revenue was essentially in line with forecasts. Alcoa also said it expects a supply surplus in 2019, driven by Chinese production.
CSX – CSX beat estimates by 2 cents a share, with quarterly profit of $1.01 per share. The railroad operator's revenue was in line with Wall Street projections, however CSX shares fell after it forecast slower revenue growth for 2019.
Cars.com – Cars.com announced it was reviewing various strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value, including a possible sale of the online auto marketplace operator.
Gannett – The USA Today publisher remains on watch after a late-day surge Wednesday, coming after a Wall Street Journal report that Tribune Publishing had recently tried to revive merger talks between the two. Sources told the Journal that Tribune remains interested and that Gannett may be more receptive in light of the recent takeover bid from MNG Enterprises.
Sprint — Sprint is the latest mobile network operator to say it will stop giving real-time location data on its customers to data middlemen. T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T and done the same earlier this month.
Goldman Sachs – Goldman removed "eight digits" worth of dollars from the bonus pool of its fixed income division in the last week of 2018, according to a Wall Street Journal report.