3 Big Stories to Watch: China's Economic Data, Tilray Earnings, CBS-Viacom Deal

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Published on August 14, 2019 - Duration: 00:52s

3 Big Stories to Watch: China's Economic Data, Tilray Earnings, CBS-Viacom Deal

U.S. futures are indicating a sharp decline Wednesday morning as global economic recession indicators mount.

China reported a decline in July investment, retail spending and manufacturing.

Whether that is a function of the U.S.-China trade war or a wider economic downturn that could infect other global economies.

In the U.S., an inversion of the 10-year and two-year yield curves is weighing on futures ahead of the open.

CBS and Viacom agreed to a merger that will create a company with $28 billion in annual revenue and a $30 billion market cap.

Finally, Tilray shares are dropping double digits premarket after the Canadian cannabis company reported a second quarter net loss that was wider than expected.

However, analyst at Piper Jaffray believe that long-term, Tilray has a good chance of being the industry's standard bearer.

"We expect Tilray to remain in investment mode to drive growth and do not expect positive earnings in the near-term," the firm's note said.

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