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
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
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
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung says the Singapore government has been preparing for the challenge of an aging workforce "for the past 20 years."Employmentread more
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
Caesars Entertainment — Caesars and Eldorado Resorts are in the early stages of exploring a merger, according to Reuters. Investor Carl Icahn has been pushing Caesars to explore a sale after taking a stake in the casino operator and putting three nominees on the board of directors.
Boeing — The Department of Transportation and federal prosecutors are scrutinizing the development of Boeing's 737 MAX jets, according to The Wall Street Journal. The 737 MAX 8 was involved in last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash as well as a Lion Air crash in Indonesia a few months ago.
Worldpay — Worldpay is being bought by financial services technology company Fidelity National Financial (FIS) in a cash and stock deal worth $35 billion, excluding assumed debt. Shareholders in the e-commerce payments company will get $11 in cash and a little more than nine tenths of an FIS share for each Worldpay share.
Amazon.com — Financial incentives for Amazon's planned headquarter in northern Virginia won approval from local officials, despite vocal opposition from some residents and labor groups.
PG&E — The utility company is close to naming a new CEO and a board overhaul, according to The Wall Street Journal. The paper said retiring Tennessee Valley Authority head Bill Johnson is the likely CEO choice.
Marriott — The hotel operator announced a three-year growth plan that it will discuss at an investor meeting today in New York. The plan involves opening more than 1,700 hotels around the world and adding up to 295,000 rooms by 2021.
Qudian — The China-based provider of consumer credit products posted a mixed quarter, reporting better-than-expected bottom line results but revenue that fell short of analysts' forecasts.
Apple — The Apple Watch helped detect a heart rhythm disorder in some users but showed false positives in other cases, according to a new study presented at the American College of Cardiology conference.
Kroger — A group of retailers led by the supermarket operator settled a dispute with tuna maker Starkist, following that company's admission that it conspired with others to raise the price of canned tuna. Financial terms were not disclosed. Starkist had previously reached similar settlements with Target and Walmart.
Southwest Airlines — The airline has reached a tentative labor deal with its mechanics, after the two sides were without a contract since 2012. If approved, the pact would give mechanics a 20 percent raise.
Aramark — Aramark was downgraded to "neutral" from "buy" at Nomura/Instinet, which points to the food services company's inability to win new business.
Okta — Okta was upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at Goldman Sachs, which notes the stock's upside potential based on the growing importance of identity management tools in the workplace.