Here's what's going on.1.'Will you say, "Thank you, Mr. President" at least' Huh''Trump said some crazy stuff to corporate bosses after signing the China trade deal. "It's not your fault. You just got there," the president told Boeing boss David Calhoun, who started this week.2. Trade deal no panacea for rocky U.S. relations with China. From Huawei to the South China Sea, deep political rifts between Beijing and Washington are set to persist, despite a trade relations breakthrough, as the United States pushes back against an increasingly powerful and assertive China.3. Industry leaders asked the UK government 31 urgent questions about Brexit and have received no answers. Exclusive: The UK logistics industry submitted 31 urgent questions to the government last month and received no answers.4.What to watch as fourth-quarter earnings kick into high gear. US corporate reporting season is expected to show lackluster profit growth, and it has already gotten off to a bumpy start, with big banks kicking off the fourth quarter to mixed investor reaction so far on the stock market.5. Apple has acquired artificial intelligence startup Xnor.ai for a reported $200 million. Xnor.aiis a Seattle-based startup that specializes in low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence tools.6. Morgan Stanley 4Q earnings smash Wall Street forecasts as revenue jumps across the board. The banking titan posted higher revenues across its institutional securities, wealth management, and investment management divisions.7. Indian business owners are furious about Amazon's $1 billion expansion into their country and are calling Jeff Bezos an 'economic terrorist'. Small business owners in India are protesting Amazon, saying it will undercut their prices and run them out of business.8. Stocks are mixed. US stocks are likely to gain, with futures underlying the Dow and S&P 500 indexes up at least 0.3%. European stocks are also mostly unchanged. Germany's DAX and the Euro Stoxx 50 are down about 0.1%, while Britain's FTSE 100 is down 0.4%. Asian indexes are mixed. The Shanghai Composite was down 0.5%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.4%, and Japan's Nikkei was up 0.1%.9. On the data docket today: Weekly jobless claims, retail sales, and the Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing index are on the list today.10. On the earnings calendar today: Morgan Stanley, PPG, and Charles Schwab are highlights.Join the conversation about this storyNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruption Click here to read full news..