Mnuchin said that the U.S. won't impose a new round of tariffs on imports of Chinese goods, which were set to go into effect Oct. 15.

President Donald Trump said in a tweet Friday that acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is stepping down.

Boeing's board removed CEO Dennis Muilenburg as chairman amid the fall out of two 737 Max crashes that killed 346 people.

Blizzard insisted that its initial decision to ban "Hearthstone" player Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai was not influenced by the company's relationships in China.

The U.S. and China agreed on a "substantial phase one" trade deal that delays tariff hikes set to kick in next week.



The announcement came as President Donald Trump said there is a "very substantial phase one deal" between the two superpowers after high-level talks this week.

The news comes one week after PayPal announced its withdrawal as government regulators continue to scrutinize the plans.

Today's rally clearly indicates that the market is happy for the moment with just a partial deal. But the Dow gave up 200 of its 500-point gain in the final half hour as...

Trump says the Federal Reserve should still lower interest rates even though China and the U.S. agreed to the first part of a trade deal.

The major indexes rallied to end the week as the Trump administration struck what it called a "substantial" trade deal with China.

Stocks rallied after Donald Trump said China and the U.S. reached the first phase of a trade deal that delays tariff hikes.

Gold prices inched lower on Monday, but held a tight range around the $1,500 level as investors took a cautious approach ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes and trade talks between Washington and Beijing this week.

Spot gold fell 0.88% to $1,491.31 per ounce. Prices firmed 0.5% last week on concerns of slowing global growth. U.S. gold futures fell 1% to $1,497.1 per ounce.

"Last week was getting fairly bullish for gold with the ISM and non-manufacturing numbers, but the jobs number was not terrible and that sort of dampened the bullishness in gold," said Ryan McKay, a commodity strategist at TD Securities.

"We also have the trade talks scheduled later this week ... unlikely anyone is going to take substantial bets in the days prior to the outcome of those meetings and all that's interpreting into a range-bound action for gold here."

The White House confirmed U.S.-China trade negotiations are set to begin on Thursday in Washington, although news reports suggest Beijing may be looking to restrict the scope of any deal.

A string of weak U.S. economic data comprising of dim manufacturing activity and a sharp slowdown in services industry growth heightened recession fears in the economy, although Friday's decent jobs report halted bullion's upside.

Speculators slashed their bullish positions in COMEX gold and trimmed bullish bets on silver contracts in the week to Oct. 1, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said on Friday.

"Gold continues to get appraised against the U.S. bond yields and what the Federal Reserve is going to do next," said AxiTrader market strategist Stephen Innes in a note.

"So, while price action seems supportive enough to suggest a long bias remains intact, ... market participants likely need further evidence from the Fed Board that they are shifting to an easing bias to push prices significantly higher."

"U.S. data has just started to weaken and it will continue to weaken as we move into 2020 and ultimately that will raise some questions for equity markets and increase volatility there, and we could see further allocations into gold," TD Securities' McKay said.

Elsewhere, platinum rose 0.9% to $884.31, while silver shed 0.1% to $17.53 and palladium fell 0.4% to $1,658.49.

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