President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has presented a $50 billion investment plan for economic growth and peace in the Middle East that has been greeted with...World Politicsread more
Stocks should rally if the U.S. and China agree to new negotiations and a ceasefire in the trade war, but the economic impact of tariffs will continue.Market Insiderread more
The trade war between Beijing and Washington appears to have depressed Chinese property purchases in the United States. China's own actions may also be playing a role.Real Estateread more
Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out another email to his employees, pushing them to aim for a record number of vehicle deliveries to end the second quarter of 2019.Technologyread more
More than 300 companies are talking to government officials in Washington about how detrimental the trade war is.Marketsread more
Democrats want Mueller's testimony on his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and Trump's efforts to influence it.Politicsread more
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Some 4 million people have fled the South American country since 2015 amid an economic meltdown.World Politicsread more
Japanese designer Undercover posted on its Instagram account a photo of protesters with the slogan "no extradition to China," the Financial Times reported.China Politicsread more
Powell stresses the central bank's independence in a speech that comes amid continuous pressure from the White House to cut interest rates.The Fedread more
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Check out the companies making headlines midday Tuesday:
Estee Lauder — Shares of Estee Lauder jumped more than 11 percent after the company reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue. Estee Lauder also raised its earnings guidance for 2019.
Ralph Lauren — Shares of the fashion company surged more than 8 percent Tuesday after it posted better than expected holiday quarter. Ralph Lauren raised its full-year guidance, citing strength in sales in China.
Archer-Daniels Midland — The grain processor dropped 5.9 percent after coming in four cents shy of estimates in the fourth quarter. Revenue was also short of Wall Street forecasts. ADM pointed to complicated and rapidly changing market conditions that put pressure on its fourth-quarter results.
Etsy — Shares of the specialty e-commerce company rose 1.3 percent after KeyBanc Capital Markets said spending on Etsy's website accelerated by 240 basis points in January.
Glu Mobile — Shares of the mobile gaming company tanked more than 13 percent following a disappointing quarterly result and weak forecast. While its revenue increased 19 percent in the fourth quarter, that was short of consensus.
Merck — The Dow Jones Industrial Average component rose 0.4 percent after an analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch named Merck its top pharmaceutical pick. The analyst cited the growing success of Keytruda, a drug used to treat cancer, as one of the company's positive catalysts moving forward.
Alphabet — The parent company of Google fell as much as 1.6 percent after revealing declining advertising prices as well as rising costs. The stock rebounded, however, to close 0.9 percent higher.
Gilead Sciences — Gilead fell 3.4 percent after reporting quarterly profits shy of consensus forecasts. The drug maker's revenue did beat forecasts, but it saw sales of its hepatitis C treatments continue to decline.
Allergan — Allergan shares fell 0.4 a percent after hedge fund manager David Tepper increased pressure on the struggling drugmaker. In a letter to investors, Tepper said: "It should by now be readily apparent to all interested and responsible parties that Allergan requires a fresh approach."