Chinese trade negotiators suddenly canceled a visit to meet U.S. farmers after they wrapped up trade talks in Washington this week.Marketsread more
Blackstone Executive Vice Chairman Tony James says he's less optimistic now than before that the U.S.-China trade war could be resolved, but even a smaller deal could help...World Economyread more
The Pentagon will deploy U.S. forces to the Middle East on the heels of the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced...Defenseread more
President Trump also said he is "not looking for a partial deal" with Beijing, moving away from his suggestion last week that he would consider an "interim deal."Politicsread more
Progress on trade talks will determine how far market will move above new highs.Trader Talk with Bob Pisaniread more
"Sure, the trade war's taking its toll on business ... it's just not taking its toll where it was supposed to," Jim Cramer says.Mad Money with Jim Cramerread more
Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump Friday to release the transcript of a call with a foreign leader that is the subject of a whistleblower complaint. Biden described...Politicsread more
For investors taking a breather from the chaos in August, buckle up as the market is about go crazy again, Goldman Sachs warned.Marketsread more
Palantir Technologies is targeting a valuation of at least $26 billion in a private fundraising round, the first for the Peter Thiel-backed data analytics startup in four...Wall Streetread more
Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker linked to Steve Bannon, saw at least $1.6 million in donations from his nonprofit sent into the coffers of his independent production...Politicsread more
The New England Patriots released Antonio Brown just 11 days after signing the wide receiver. The NFL Super Bowl champion team initially had kept him in the face of a rape...Sportsread more
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
American Eagle Outfitters — American Eagle reported quarterly profit of 43 cents per share, beating estimates by a penny a share. The apparel retailer's revenue fell slightly short of Wall Street forecasts, however and American Eagle forecast weaker-than-expected current-quarter profit as it spends more on marketing and new store openings.
Zayo — Starboard Value has built a 4 percent stake in communications infrastructure maker Zayo Group, and sent a letter to Zayo asking it to consider a sale.
General Electric — GE has hired an investment bank to explore a possible sale of its stake in a renewable energy joint venture, according to a Reuters report. GE is partners with Italy's Enel in the venture, and the stake is said to be worth more than $1 billion.
Stanley Black & Decker — The tool maker sued retailer Sears, accusing of breach of contract and trademark infringement over the "Craftsman" brand name. Stanley bought the brand two years ago, and says Sears violated its "limited" license to sell some Craftsman products by advertising that it was "the real home" of Craftsman.
Qualcomm — Qualcomm is getting some help from the Defense and Energy departments in its dispute with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over smartphone royalties, according to The Wall Street Journal. Officials from those departments are said to be urging the FTC to settle its lawsuit with the chipmaker, supporting Qualcomm's contention that losses in a court battle could hurt its ability to compete with China's Huawei.
Constellation Brands — The beer and spirits maker was rated "outperform" in new coverage at Credit Suisse, which points to predictable high-single digit revenue growth as well as an anticipated increase in free cash flow. Credit Suisse's price target of $230 per share compares to yesterday's close of $166.06.
Anheuser-Busch InBev — RBC Capital downgraded the beer brewer's stock to "sector perform" from "top pick," saying the stock is approaching its prior price target and that the company has little prospect of growing its profit margins.
Estee Lauder — The cosmetics maker's stock was upgraded to "overweight" from "neutral" at JPMorgan Chase, which said it has increased confidence in the company's ability to achieve its revenue and earnings goals following its recent Analyst Day.