The deal between the White House and Democrats would raise the debt ceiling for two years and permanently end the sequester.Politicsread more
"Whether it's this year or next year, the odds of another economic downturn are high — and growing," Warren says.Politicsread more
A group of gold miners stocks, "BAANG," are better plays than mega-cap FAANG names, according to John Roque, technical analyst at Wolfe Research.Marketsread more
A different oil pricing dynamic has been evolving with new supply calculations based on the U.S. as the world's largest producer.Market Insiderread more
Equifax will give consumers a range of options for monitoring their credit or making claims of fraud or data misuse, part of a $425 million restitution fund.Technologyread more
Trade tensions that could lead to layoffs and a pullback from consumers are at the center of the recession case.Economyread more
Microsoft and OpenAI announced a new partnership to build artificial general intelligence to tackle more complex tasks than current AI.Technologyread more
There's a reason the film industry doesn't measure the success of modern movies against those of the past — movie ticket inflation isn't an exact science.Entertainmentread more
A US judge presiding over multidistrict litigation alleging J&J's talc baby powder causes ovarian cancer starts hearing from experts Monday.Health and Scienceread more
Investors with $1 million or more in the market expect the pace of stock market gains to slow over the remainder of 2019. But these wealthy self-directed brokerage account...Investingread more
Air-conditioner maker Lennox International pointed to colder weather as a key reason for cutting guidance and underperforming in the second quarter.Marketsread more
SHANGHAI, March 22 (Reuters) - China stocks fell on Friday morning led by financial shares, as the market's rally showed signs of fatigue ahead of a fresh round of Sino-U.S. talks next week.
** Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Sang also dipped, dragged by index benchmark Tencent Holdings following the company's lackluster earnings.
** The CSI300 index fell 1.0 percent to 3,798.76 points at the end of the morning session, but the gauge was still up 1.4 percent on a weekly basis. The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.8 percent, to 3,077.56 points, and is up 1.8 percent so far this week.
** The Hang Seng index dropped 0.5 percent to 28,913.55 points, while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index lost 0.9 percent to 11,444.43.
** With hopes for a Sino-U.S. trade deal largely priced in, news of a new round of trade talks failed to excite the market.
** A U.S. trade delegation headed by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will visit China on March 28-29 for the next round of negotiations, China's commerce ministry said on Thursday.
** In Hong Kong, sentiment was soured by a second-day drop in Tencent. Tencent Holdings signaled it will reduce its reliance on gaming in China, where a regulatory review and one-off investment costs led to its sharpest-ever quarterly profit drop and slowest annual profit growth in 13 years.
** China's CSI300 financial sector sub-index was lower by 1.38 percent while the healthcare sub-index fell 0.26 percent.
** The smaller Shenzhen index was down 1.09 percent while the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was weaker by 1.89 percent.
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index was barely changed while Japan's Nikkei index was down 0.12 percent.
** The yuan was quoted at 6.7036 per U.S. dollar, 0.06 percent weaker than the previous close of 6.6998.
(Reporting by Samuel Shen and John Ruwitch; Editing by Rashmi Aich)