Tensions stemming from the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply over the last few days, with much happening as Asian markets were shut down for the weekend.China Economyread more
The latest round of tariff announcements in the last few days means that by the end of the year, essentially all Chinese goods exported to the U.S. will be subject to duties.China Economyread more
Futures fell after Trump said the U.S. will raise tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese imports, increasing trade tensions.Marketsread more
Clouding the G-7 gathering, which represents the world's major industrial economies, are the tit-for-tat tariffs between Washington and Beijing.Politicsread more
Carl Medlock used to work at Tesla. Now he's one of the few people in the U.S. that can fix the company's original Roadster electric vehicles.Technologyread more
Hours after President Trump said Sunday he had "second thoughts" about escalating the trade war with China, the White House sought to explain his remark because it was...Politicsread more
President Donald Trump said that he would have a major trade deal with U.K. after it leaves the European Union.Politicsread more
Despite Kudlow's expectations, China said on Saturday that it strongly opposes Trump's decision to levy additional tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese goods, and warned...Politicsread more
President Donald Trump said Sunday he was not happy after North Korea launched short-range ballistic missiles over the weekend.Politicsread more
Bryn Mawr Trust CIO Jeffrey Mills lists where to put money to work as Wall Street copes with trade war and recession jitters.Futures Nowread more
The announcement for Target also comes on the heels of a strong quarterly earnings report, where it showed it drove more people to stores and got them to spend more money...Retailread more
Check out the companies making headlines midday Tuesday:
Caterpillar, Deere, Boeing — These global trade bellwethers rose at least 1.6 percent as Wall Street bet on the increased likelihood of a U.S.-China trade deal. Both sides expressed hopes the new round of negotiations, which began in Beijing on Monday, would bring them closer to a comprehensive trade agreement.
Under Armour — Shares of Under Armour rose more than 6 percent after the company reported strong earnings. The athletic apparel maker reported an adjusted profit of 9 cents per share for the fourth quarter, beating the consensus estimate of 4 cents. Revenue also beat forecasts, with results being helped by higher sales and fewer discounts.
Coty — Coty stock surged more than 12 percent after private equity firm JAB announced a tender offer to increase its stake in the cosmetics company by 150 million shares. The offer price is $11.65 per share, and a successful offer would bring its total holdings to just under 451 million shares, or about 60 percent of the company's common stock.
Brighthouse Financial — Shares of Brighthouse Financial jumped nearly 14 percent after the insurer released stronger-than-expected earnings. The fourth-quarter earnings per share came in at $1.68, beating Wall Street consensus of $1.54, according to FactSet.
Cisco Systems — Shares of the tech company fell early Tuesday after Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to equal weight from overweight, citing a slowdown in Cisco's network security business. Cisco shares recovered later in the day and closed 0.65 percent higher.
Molson Coors Brewing — Shares of the international brewer fell more than 9 percent Tuesday after the company said in its fourth-quarter earnings report that revenue fell 6 percent from the prior quarter. The company cited the year's rising costs in transportation and aluminum for weaker earnings.
Shopify — Shares of the Canadian e-commerce company fell as much as 7.2 percent after issuing adjusted operating guidance well below for both the first-quarter and the year 2019. This comes despite the company reporting better-than-expected earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter.
—CNBC's Nadine El-Bawab, Yun Li, Kate Rooney and Tom Franck contributed to this report.