Trump's ratings on trade reportedly don't fare much better in key industrial states — which carried him to victory in 2016 and are crucial for his 2020 reelection bid, but...Politicsread more
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he has spoken with a top Walmart executive about how it can keep prices low amid the U.S.-China spat.Marketsread more
When the Fed releases minutes of its last meeting this afternoon, it risks sounding a bit hawkish.Market Insiderread more
China is considering cutting natural gas purchases from the U.S. in its tit-for-tat on trade, according to the South China Morning Post.Marketsread more
Tesla's latest version of its Navigate on Autopilot feature could be a potential safety risk for drivers as it requires substantial human intervention, according to findings...Autosread more
Target's CEO thinks the retail industry is shaking out to show clear winners and losers. Those companies that are investing in stores and online are winners, he said.Retailread more
Such a move could provide a buffer against any economic weakness that the U.S.-China trade war could cause.The Fedread more
Morgan Stanley caused a stir with its "bear case" scenario of $10. Now, Citi is getting in on the act.Investingread more
A federal judge grants an injunction ordering Qualcomm to renegotiate its licensing agreements.Technologyread more
Apple's China business accounted for more than 17% of its sales in its fiscal second quarter, coming in at $10.22 billion.Marketsread more
"I've had no conversations ever with the president or anyone in the White House about delivering the president's tax returns to Congress," Mnuchin said during a hearing before...Politicsread more
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
Cal-Maine Foods — The egg producer reported quarterly profit of 82 cents per share, well above the consensus estimate of 43 cents a share. Revenue also topped Wall Street forecasts. Cal-Maine points to favorable demand trends and a strong performance by its specialty egg business.
Kellogg — Kellogg is near a deal to sell its Keebler and Famous Amos brands to Italy-based Ferrero for up to $1.5 billion, according to sources who spoke to CNBC. Ferrero is the company that owns the Nutella brand and bought Nestle's US candy business last year.
Activision Blizzard — Wedbush added the video-game maker's stock to its "Best Ideas" list, saying it's positioned to deliver significant outperformance over the next two years.
Johnson & Johnson — J&J's baby shampoo samples were rejected by regulators in India, who said they failed quality tests. The tests indicated that the samples contained formaldehyde, but J&J said the company does not accept the results and that the products are safe.
T-Mobile US — The mobile carrier detailed a departure plan for Chief Financial Officer Braxton Carter in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. He would depart on one of three dates, whichever arrives first: the end of 2019, 20 days after the first quarterly filing of a merged T-Mobile and Sprint, or 20 days after an announcement that the proposed deal is off.
Walgreens Boots Alliance — Walgreens has been testing tobacco-free stores in the U.S., but its CEO Stefano Pessina tells The Wall Street Journal that the drugstore chain has no plans to completely abandon cigarette sales.
PG&E — A judge may keep California utility PG&E from resuming dividend payments until it meets goals to trim trees near its power lines and reduces its role in causing California wildfires.
Walt Disney — Disney's live remake of its animated classic "Dumbo" did top the weekend box office with ticket sales of $45 million, but the opening was considered weak by industry analysts. The film had a budget of $170 million.
Willis Towers Watson — The consulting firm will buy TRANZACT for $1.2 billion from private-equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice. TRANZACT is a direct-to-consumer health care company that links consumers to health insurers.
Apple — Apple has hired Tesla's head of electric powertrains, according to industry publication Electrek, sparking talk that Apple intends to produce an electric vehicle rather than merely a self-driving system.
Wells Fargo — Wells Fargo was downgraded to "market perform" from "outperform" at Keefe Bruyette & Woods, which said it does not believe the bank will save as much in expenses as previously thought.
Intel — The chipmaker has laid off a "substantial" number of IT workers numbering in the "hundreds," according to the Oregonian newspaper.