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US stocks set to follow Asia markets lower after report that US-China trade talks are ‘like pulling teeth’

Also weighing on sentiment: US retail sales dropped the most in a decade and President Trump plans to declare a national emergency to get wall funds.

Global stocks bounce after Trump’s softening stance on trade war ‘music to the ears of the market’

Trump said that he could see letting the March 1 deadline for reaching a China trade deal "slide for a little while," if both sides were near a deal.

US stocks set to get battered again as abandoned Trump-Xi meeting reignites trade-war uncertainty

President Trump's suggestion that he won't meet Xi Jinping before a crucial trade war deadline has pounded US markets amid fears of tariff escalation.
Farmer Terry Davidson displays one of his soybeans July 6, 2018, in Harvard, Illinois, the same day China imposed retaliatory tariffs aimed at the US soybean market.

China’s ‘soybean diplomacy’ may delight Trump, but US soybean farmers are far less optimistic

More soybean diplomacy from China is intended to surprise — and please — President Donald Trump, but there's not much to encourage US soybean farmers.
Lisa Duan, visiting from Beijing, holds a pro-Huawei sign outside the bail hearing of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, at British Columbia Superior Courts following her December 1 arrest in Canada for extradition to the US in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 10, 2018. - A top executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei sought release from Canadian detention on health grounds, as Beijing escalates its protests over her arrest on a US warrant. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, faces US fraud charges related to alleged sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran, and has been awaiting a Canadian court's bail decision.

Lawyer signals that the legal battle with the US over the fate of the Huawei CFO will be a political one

Lawyers's for Huawei's Meng told Canada's Globe and Mai that her case and Us plans for her extradition are "remarkably," political.
JPMorgan says China should get rid of its "zombie" state-owned companies.

China’s ‘zombie’ companies are a big threat to the economy — and JPMorgan says their debt pile means the country could be slow...

"The biggest concern regarding financial stability and the sustainability of economic growth has been China's ballooning debt problem," JPMorgan says.

Trump’s trade war isn’t about trade anymore — it’s plainly about beating China in the next great war

In any future world war, if China masters AI and quantum computing, it will essentially bring guided-missile destroyers to a sailboat fight.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell is due to hold a news conference after the FOMC decision on Wednesday.

US stocks set to gain as investors await the first Fed meeting of 2019 and a tech earnings bonanza

Chinese stocks slipped, Europe was mixed, and US futures gained before the Fed decision. Investors are navigating a minefield of market catalysts.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Trump heads for incredibly awkward face-to-face trade-war talks with China after it accused him of ‘hysterically persecuting’ Huawei

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the Department of Justice's charges against Huawei will not affect trade-war talks. But China is furious at the US.
President Donald Trump speaks briefly to reporters after greeting Harley Davidson executives on the South Lawn of the White House, February 2, 2017

Harley-Davidson says tariffs just took a big bite out of profitability

Harley-Davidson shares plunged after the motorcycle maker reported quarterly earnings that fell short of analysts' expectations.