President Donald Trump said on Monday that China is ready to come back to the negotiating table and the two countries will start talking very seriously.Politicsread more
The escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing dominated discussions at the G-7 gathering in France.Politicsread more
China's state media is putting up a brave front as the country's trade war with the U.S. escalated sharply over 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
U.S. stock futures surged Monday morning after President Trump said China is ready to come back to the negotiating table following a phone call Sunday and the two countries...Marketsread more
As Washington and Beijing continue to up the ante in their protracted trade fight, the potential of a recession in the U.S. is now "the biggest concern," according to Standard...US Economyread more
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
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
Neither the U.S. nor China wants to be seen as the party that derailed trade talks, says William Reinsch of Center for Strategic and International Studies.World Economyread more
China said Friday it will be resuming 25% duties on U.S. autos, and a further 5% on auto parts and components.Asia Marketsread more
World leaders, environmental groups and celebrities have publicly decried the vast swaths of forest being destroyed by the fires.World Newsread more
Check out the companies making headlines midday Thursday:
Bloomin' Brands — Shares of the hospitality company jumped 8.95 percent on stronger-than-expected quarterly results. Bloomin' Brands posted earnings per share of 30 cents and revenue of $1.01 billion. Analysts polled by Refinitiv expected a profit of 26 cents a share on sales of $1.001 billion.
Avon Products — The cosmetics maker's stock dropped 11 percent after Avon reported mixed results for the fourth quarter. Avon's profit of 7 cents a share was in line with a Refinitiv estimate. Sales of $1.402 billion missed expectations, however.
MGM Resorts — Shares of MGM fell 6.36 percent after the casino and resort operator reported a diluted loss per share of 6 cents in the current quarter compared to diluted earnings per share of $2.39 in the prior year quarter. MGM's fourth-quarter earnings came in one cent above estimates. It also announced an eight percent dividend hike to 13 cents per share from 12 cents.
American International Group — AIG's stock slid 9 percent after the insurance company posted an unexpected loss of 63 cents per share, after consensus forecasts had predicted a profit of 42 cents per share. Its results were hurt by weaker returns in the equity and credit markets.
Marathon Oil — Shares of Marathon Oil surged 8.75 percent after the company reported better-than-expected earnings and revenues in the fourth quarter as its total oil production rose 17 percent year-over-year. The oil producer also sees oil output rising 10 percent in 2019.
Six Flags Entertainment — The theme park operator sunk nearly 13 percent after the company missed Wall Street's revenue expectations for fourth-quarter. The quarterly results were mixed though — profit was still well-above consensus expectations.
Sleep Number — Shares of mattress firm Sleep Number rose 14.7 percent Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected earnings and forecast a strong outlook for 2019. The Minneapolis-based company also reported a 13 percent increase in sales from a year ago.
Tempur Sealy – Despite issuing an earnings outlook largely below Wall Street estimates, Tempur Sealy has erased its premarket losses, and was up 2.9 percent. The Kentucky-based firm also posted weaker-than-expected earnings, but it did deliver stronger quarterly sales numbers than analysts anticipated.
Coca-Cola —Shares of Coca-Cola fell 8.44 percent after it released a disappointing growth forecast for 2019. The company reported that it has been battling currency headwinds which it claims hurt its fourth quarter earnings by 10 percent. Coke reported fourth-quarter earnings in line with estimates, and revenues that beat estimates by $22 million.
Cisco Systems — Cisco System's stock rose 2.93 percent after its second-quarter results beat estimates on the top and bottom lines. The hardware company beat analyst estimates by a penny with an adjusted quarterly profit of 73 cents. It's growth in cyber security and applications software boosted its revenues. Cisco added $15 billion to its company stock buyback program and raised quarterly dividends by 6 percent.
Amazon — Shares of Amazon fell 1 percent following the company's announcement that it will not build a headquarters in New York in response to a large opposition from state and local politicians.
—CNBC's Nadine El-Bawab, Yun Li, JR Reed and Kate Rooney contributed to this report.