More than 400 Chinese products will be temporarily exempted from tariffs that President Donald Trump's administration imposed last year.China Economyread more
Apple will get a taste of whether upgraded features on the new iPhone 11 are enough to lure shoppers to retail stores around the world as the new smartphones officially hit...Technologyread more
As tensions might drag over the next decade, investors have to learn to operate under prolonged uncertainty, said Warburg Pincus' Charles Kaye.World Economyread more
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday struck an unyielding tone on America's position in its trade war with China.Delivering Alpharead more
Billionaire investor Howard Marks, the co-chairman of Oaktree Capital, predicts there won't be a recession in the U.S. for another two years.US Economyread more
Network officials also said voters should expect more of a Koch focus on grassroots activism throughout the 2020 election cycle.Politicsread more
One person was killed and five others wounded on Thursday in a shooting on the streets of Washington, D.C., not far from the White House, police said.U.S. Newsread more
Stores are extending hours and cities are spending on light shows as China tries to encourage consumers to spend more money at night.China Economyread more
New research suggests fewer girls pursue careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — because they're better than boys at reading.Closing The Gapread more
Stocks in Asia Pacific edged up on Friday as investors digested a series of developments overnight on the U.S.-China trade front that dampened hopes of a deal being reached...Asia Marketsread more
GM's usage of temporary workers, potential closure of plants and health care contributions remain major sticking points, according to people familiar with the talks.Autosread more
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
Estee Lauder – The cosmetics maker reported adjusted quarterly profit of 64 cents per share, 11 cents a share above estimates. Revenue also beat forecasts and Estee Lauder issued a better-than-expected full-year outlook. The company mentioned escalating U.S.-China trade tensions as a potential source of risk, however.
Palo Alto Networks – Palo Alto announced that its executive vice president of worldwide sales, Dave Peranich, is stepping down. The cybersecurity company's stock fell 7.2% Friday after the initial reports of his impending departure.
Tegna – Tegna has been approached by private-equity firm Apollo Global about a possible sale, according to The Wall Street Journal, but has rebuffed those efforts so far. The paper said Apollo is seeking to combine the TV station operator with its Cox TV stations.
Aramark — Private-equity firm Mantle Ridge has taken a 20% stake in the food services company, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Earlier this year, Reuters had reported that Mantle Ridge was mulling a possible offer to buy Aramark.
PG&E — PG&E won a court decision that allows the utility to keep sole control of a planned bankruptcy exit. Two groups of creditors had wanted to put forth their own versions of Chapter 11 exit proposals.
Deckers – Pivotal Research Group upgraded the footwear maker's stock to "buy" from "hold," noting that it is at a more attractive valuation following a 25% decline and also foreseeing more favorable weather trends in the fall.
Dollar General – JPMorgan Chase raised its same-store sales projection for the discount retailer, as well as predicting quarterly earnings above Street consensus. The firm rates the stock "overweight."
Amgen – Mizuho downgraded the biotech company's stock to "neutral" from "buy" in what it says is solely a valuation call. That follows a 10% runup in the stock over the past week.