Organizers claimed that nearly 2 million Hong Kong protesters took to the streets Sunday in a rally to demand the city's top official resign a day after she suspended — but...China Politicsread more
Heavy rains caused unprecedented delays in planting this year and contributed to record floods across the central United States.Agricultureread more
Stocks in Asia traded mixed on Monday as investors await a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting set to happen later in the week stateside.Asia Marketsread more
Although Cook did not mention companies by name, his commencement speech in Silicon Valley's backyard mentioned data breaches, privacy violations, and even made reference to...Technologyread more
In the survey, 66% of Democratic primary voters say they'd be enthusiastic or comfortable about Biden as their nominee to take on President Trump in the 2020 election. Just...Politicsread more
U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman called the gesture a "birthday present" to Trump, who turned 73 on Friday.Politicsread more
The outlook for Germany's economy and political stability are more uncertain than ever, writes Michael Ivanovitch.World Economyread more
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement...China Politicsread more
The agreement, which is on the framework for the plan of adjustment, provide for more than a 60% average haircut for all $35 billion, a 36% haircut on pre-2012 general...Bondsread more
Target's registers were down on Saturday for several hours preventing customers from checking out.Retailread more
The newspaper wrote that Goldman's executive are hoping CEO David Solomon's changes to a firm that historically thrived in investment banking and trading will boost its...US Marketsread more
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
Colgate-Palmolive – The consumer products company reported profit of an adjusted 74 cents per share for its latest quarter, while revenue and organic sales growth also beat forecasts. Colgate was helped by stronger demand on North America, however the company is also predicting lower sales and earnings for 2019.
DR Horton – The home builder missed consensus estimates by 2 cents a share, with quarterly profit of 76 cents per share. Revenue beat Wall Street forecasts, however. DR Horton said rising prices and higher interest rates have moderated demand for homes.
Lear Corp. – The automotive systems maker earned an adjusted $4.05 per share for its latest quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.92 a share. Revenue came in slightly below forecasts. Lear said its results were solid despite a challenging macroeconomic environment and a 5 percent drop in global vehicle production.
Starbucks – Starbucks reported adjusted quarterly profit of 68 cents per share, beating estimates by 3 cents a share. The coffee chain's revenue also beat forecasts, and U.S. comparable-store sales were up 4 percent from a year ago.
Intel – Intel beat estimates by 6 cents a share, with adjusted quarterly earnings of $1.28 per share. The chipmaker's revenue missed forecasts, however, and it issued lower-than-expected guidance for the current quarter. Intel pointed to weaker demand in China as a key reason for its revenue weakness.
Oracle – Oracle said Google's legal arguments to dismiss a nearly decade-old copyright case have already been examined and discredited. The Alphabet unit had asked the Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that revived a copyright case brought by Oracle back in 2010 involving the use of Oracle's Java programming language.
MasterCard – MasterCard announced a deal to buy U.K. payments company Earthport for $304.1 million. Earthport had previously had a deal in place to be bought by rival Visa, but Earthport has now withdrawn its recommendation of that transaction.
Microsoft – Microsoft's Bing search service has been restored in China, following a disruption that saw the service unavailable in that country. Microsoft said the company is investigating exactly why Bing was disrupted.
Ericsson – Ericsson beat analysts' forecasts with its fourth-quarter earnings and revenue. The Swedish telecom equipment maker benefited in part from rising demand for 5G equipment.
Discover Financial Services – Discover exported quarterly profit of $2.03 per share, falling 3 cents a share short of consensus forecasts. Revenue was in line with estimates, but results were hurt by loan losses among other factors.
Western Digital – Western Digital missed estimates by 6 cents a share, with adjusted quarterly profit of $1.45 per share. The disk drive maker saw revenue fall slightly below analysts' forecasts. Revenue was down almost 21 percent from a year earlier, on waning demand for smartphone storage, however the company also said revenue will improve in the second half of this year and that it planned to cut costs.
E*Trade Financial – E*Trade matched estimates with quarterly earnings of $1.03 per share, but the online brokerage's revenue fell short of analysts' forecasts.