Economy Trade jitters running high at US companies ahead of new US-China talks Updated : July 30, 2019 06:38 AM IST Trade negotiations shift to Shanghai on Tuesday, with stock market investors sensitive to fallout from the year-long conflict and any signs that it could escalate. Tariffs were mentioned in about a third of conference calls held by S&P 500 companies reporting their quarterly results through July 26, according to FactSet. Third-quarter earnings expectations have now turned negative, however, with earnings expected to decline 0.6 percent from a year ago, based on Refinitiv's data. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.