US trade office gets ready to impose tariffs on another $300 billion of Chinese imports

US trade office gets ready to impose tariffs on another $300 billion of Chinese imports

President Donald Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attend a working dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018.  Kevin Lemarque | CNBC The United States kicked off the necessary process before Washington can impose tariffs on a new set of Chinese imports. While President Donald Trump said as recently as Monday that he had still not…

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Escalating trade war could dim global demand for commodities, says options expert

Escalating trade war could dim global demand for commodities, says options expert

Iowa Soybean Association President Lindsay Greiner Joseph L. Murphy | Iowa Soybean Association The escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies could dim global demand for commodities, Brian Stutland, founder of Equity Armor Investments, said Monday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch. “ Copper prices, for example, were lower Monday due to demand concerns, he said, but there are still commodities where investors can “run in and hide.” On Monday, China announced a new round…

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Big win for Robert Kraft: Judge bars massage parlor video from use at prostitution solicitation trial

Big win for Robert Kraft: Judge bars massage parlor video from use at prostitution solicitation trial

Owner of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft walks on the field prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Chris Graythen | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images A Florida judge on Monday handed New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft a major victory and barred prosecutors from using as evidence videos they say show Kraft getting sexually services in successive days…

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MLB hires Trump-allied lobbying for guidance on ‘trafficking’ of Cuban baseball players

MLB hires Trump-allied lobbying for guidance on ‘trafficking’ of Cuban baseball players

In Cuba, baseball has been a central part of Cuban life. Young kids playing stick ball in the streets of Havana, Cuba. Justin Solomon | CNBC Major League Baseball has hired a lobbying firm with ties to President Donald Trump to help solve what it calls the “trafficking” of Cuban baseball players. Brian Ballard, one of Trump’s top fundraisers in Florida during the 2016 presidential election, is registered as a lobbyist for the league as…

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US stock futures point to cautious Tuesday open

US stock futures point to cautious Tuesday open

Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Drew Angerer | Getty Images U.S. equity futures were slightly positive on Monday evening as traders weighed the details of an ongoing trade war between the United States and China. As of 10:50 p.m. ET Monday, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures pointed to an increase of 65 points for the index at Tuesday’s open. S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures also pointed…

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Get ready to pull the trigger on these stocks — ‘We’re almost in oversold territory’: Cramer

Get ready to pull the trigger on these stocks — ‘We’re almost in oversold territory’: Cramer

Wall Street is nearly oversold and investors should get ready to load up on names that can withstand the threat of higher tariffs, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday. “Today, the market turned against everything but the soft goods stocks … That kind of move tends to only last for three days, and this was day two,” the “Mad Money” host said. “Tomorrow — day three — by the end of the day, the buyers usually…

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Take-Two, StoneCo and Tencent Music

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Take-Two, StoneCo and Tencent Music

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 13: Traders and financial professionals work ahead of the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), May 13, 2019 in New York City. Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of Take-Two Interactive fell more than 1% during extended trading on Monday after the video game company reported revenue that missed estimates and weak…

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Trump could get his Fed rate cut after all, but not for the right reasons

Trump could get his Fed rate cut after all, but not for the right reasons

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as Jerome Powell, governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve and Trumps nominee as chairman of the Federal Reserve, left, listens during a nomination announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Andrew Harrer| Bloomberg | Getty Images As the trade war heats up, the potential for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates is rising, according to traders. President Donald…

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If the sell-off is just starting, here’s where to hide out

If the sell-off is just starting, here’s where to hide out

Getty Images With the stock market roiling over new barbs between Washington and Beijing, investors are scrambling to figure out where to put money in times of volatility. History shows gold and bonds outperform when fear spreads on Wall Street. Many on traders and investors believe the selling isn’t over yet. Traders often look at the the Cboe Volatility Index, known as the “VIX” and considered one of the market’s best fear gauges, for sign…

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Former US President Jimmy Carter undergoes surgery for broken hip

Former US President Jimmy Carter undergoes surgery for broken hip

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter prepares to teach Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia on April 28, 2019. Paul Hennessy | NurPhoto | Getty Images Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke his hip Monday at his Georgia home, underwent successful surgery and was recovering comfortably, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said. Carter was on his way to go turkey hunting, the spokeswoman, Deanna Congileo, said in a statement….

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