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 announced a plan Monday to forgive the country's $1.6 trillion outstanding student loan tab, intensifying the higher education policy debate in the 2020...Personal Financeread more
Gold surged to its highest level in nearly six years on Monday as the prospects of lower Federal Reserve rates and lingering geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Iran...Marketsread more
Amazon announces the opening of the Amazon Professional Beauty Store to offer professional stylists, barbers and aestheticians beauty supplies typically found in salons and...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
Bitcoin is approaching its highest level in more than a year after soaring above the $11,000 level this weekend.Bitcoinread 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
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
Caterpillar — Shares of the industrial giant fell more than 5 percent after the company reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings and 2019 guidance. Caterpillar also said it saw weaker sales in the Asia/Pacific region amid lower demand in China.
Grubhub — Grubhub shares jumped 3.4 percent after Credit Suisse upgraded them, citing "increased comfort around return on invested capital on recent initiatives." The bank hiked its rating on Grubhub to outperform from neutral and raised its price target to $130 per share from $125, implying a more than 60 percent upside.
Marathon Petroleum — Marathon Petroleum hiked its quarterly dividend by 15 percent to 53 cents per share.
General Electric – Gordon Haskett analyst John Inch said in a note to investors that GE's upcoming earnings may shift the company's earnings presentation to one based on GAAP, which could "shock" the market. Inch said the practice has been "helping to inflate" GE's earnings.
Vale S.A. – Shares of the Brazilian mining company fell more than 11 percent in premarket trading Monday as rescuers continued to search for hundreds of people missing after a burst mining dam sparked a deadly mudslide. The collapsed dam at Vale's Corrego do Feija mine buried mining facilities and nearby homes in the town of Brumadinho, killing at least 58 people, according to Reuters. A handful of brokerages – including BMO Capital, Jefferies and Macquarie – downgraded the equity over the weekend.
Dropbox – The cloud storage service announced it will acquire electronic signature start-up HelloSign in a $230 million all cash deal. The move gives Dropbox more competitive edge against sector leaders Adobe and DocuSign.