"What else do you have to do that will actually have to affect the Iranians' calculus?" said Amos Hochstein, who served as U.S. special envoy for international energy affairs...World Politicsread more
Reports of tensions may have been sparked by Kraft Heinz's underperformance, and because of accounting problems at the packaged goods company.Investingread more
The leaders of Japan and China got off to a tense start but have made significant progress in turning around their relations in recent years.Asia Politicsread more
Tech's hottest IPOs of the year, including Beyond Meat and Zoom, dropped on Monday, falling more than the broader market.Technologyread more
Citi Private Bank says it has maintained an "overweight" stance on stocks in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.Asia Marketsread more
FedEx sued the U.S. government, saying it should not be held liable if it inadvertently shipped products that violated a Trump administration ban on exports to some Chinese...Traderead more
SpaceX used its high speed boat called "Ms. Tree" to catch the nosecone its Falcon 9 rocket after Monday's launch.Investing in Spaceread more
Stocks in Asia slipped on Tuesday, while investors looked toward a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping set to happen later in the...Asia Marketsread more
A week of dovish fireworks out of the central banking community has just gone by with most of the world's leading central banks now guiding towards easing in light of downside...Commentaryread more
"We do not seek conflict with Iran or any other country," Trump tells reporters in the Oval Office.Politicsread more
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He held a phone conversation with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, China's Ministry of Commerce...World Economyread more
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
Fiat Chrysler — Fiat Chrysler is seeking a merger with French automaker Renault, in a deal that would see each side take a 50% stake in a merged entity. The proposal would create the world's third largest automaker by production.
Uber — Uber announced that Ryan Graves has resigned from its board of directors. Graves was the first employee hired by Uber and briefly served as the ride-hailing company's CEO.
Nasdaq — Nasdaq has pulled out of the bidding for Norway's Oslo Bors, after Norway rejected Nasdaq's argument that the stock exchange takeover should not be allowed if less than a two-thirds stake was bought. Euronext is now the only bidder, after receiving approval for its bid for more than 50% of the exchange.
Teva Pharmaceutical — The drugmaker agreed to an $85 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma over claims it was among the parties responsible for the state's opioid crisis. A trial is set to begin today in which Johnson & Johnson will face a similar accusation
Molson Coors — Molson Coors won a partial victory in its legal dispute with rival beer brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev. A court ruled that Bud Light commercials could not claim that Molson's MillerCoors unit used corn syrup in its light beers.
Meredith Corp. — Meredith struck a deal to sell Sports Illustrated magazine for $110 million to licensing company Authentic Brands Group. However, Meredith will still publish the iconic publication and manage its website.
Global Payments — Global Payments and Total Systems Services have agreed to an all-stock merger of equals. The two payment technology companies expect the transaction to close during the fourth quarter.
Beyond Meat — J.P. Morgan Securities initiated coverage of the plant-based burger company with an "overweight" rating and a $97 per share price target, noting an "extraordinary" growth opportunity in a market it thinks will expand by 100 times from current levels over the next 15 years.
Activision Blizzard — Goldman Sachs upgraded the videogame producer to "buy" from "neutral" and added the stock to the "Conviction Buy" list, noting the potential positive impact of new and upcoming content.
Southwest Airlines — Evercore downgraded Southwest to "in-line" from "outperform", pointing to the negative impact that the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX jet has had on the air carrier.