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
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"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 midday Monday:
Boeing — Shares of Boeing dropped 5.33 percent on Monday after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed on Sunday killing all 157 people on board, raising concerns over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX 8 jet. This crash comes just five months after another plane of the same model crashed in Indonesia killing 189 people. The 737 MAX 8 jet is one of Boeing's top-selling airplanes.
Apple — Apple shares climbed 3.46 percent after Bank of America upgraded them to buy from neutral, saying that the stock presents an investment "opportunity". The bank also raised its 12-month price target for Apple from $180 to $210.
Nvidia — Shares of Nvidia rose 6.97 percent after the semiconductor company announced it was buying Mellanox Technologies, an Israeli chip designer, for $6.8 billion. This will be Nvidia's biggest acquisition ever and is expected to bolster its data center business.
Facebook — Shares of the social networking site were up 1.46 percent after being upgraded by Nomura Instinet to buy from neutral. The firm cited Facebook's faster-than-expected transition to its Stories format and focus on messaging. Concerns over engagement trends have also eased, Nomura Instinet said.
Spirit AeroSystems, Triumph Group, Hexcel — Shares of aerospace suppliers all fell, tracking Boeing's decline. They all have double digit exposure to Boeing's 737 Max program. Spirit, which specializes in building aircrafts' main bodies, is on pace for its worst day of trading since February 2018.
Care.com — Shares of the Internet marketplace for babysitters and caregivers dropped 12.52 percent after The Wall Street Journal reported the company put undue pressure on families to check the backgrounds of caregivers. The stock is on pace for its worst day of trading since early October.
Caesars Entertainment — Shares of the casino operator rose more than 2.5 percent after a regulatory filing revealed activist investor Carl Icahn increased his stake in the company to 17.75 percent from 15.53 percent of shares outstanding.
JetBlue Airways — The airline fell as much as 1 percent after Barclays downgraded its stock to equal weight from overweight, noting its "cost performance has yet to meaningfully improve." The stock later recovered, however, closing 2.67 percent higher.
—CNBC's Nadine El-Bawab, JR Reed and Jessica Bursztynsky contributed to this report.