Jim Cramer is out Monday morning. 

Jeff Marks, senior portfolio analyst for Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, is filling in.

Marks will be weighing in on the news that BP's CEO is looking to retire, Forever 21's bankruptcy, and the U.S.-China trade talks and, of course, Real Money Stock of the Day Tesla's (TSLA) - Get Report deliverables. 

U.S.-China Trade Talks

We're a little more than a week away from the U.S. and China sitting down to talk trade. 

But, before we even get to the talks, there were reports on Friday that the U.S. was considering blocking Chinese companies from listing on U.S. exchanges. 

A report from Bloomberg on Friday said the White House was considering limiting investment in China, reigniting trade tensions between the world's two largest economies.

However, the U.S. is now denying those reports. 

"The administration is not contemplating blocking Chinese companies from listing shares on U.S. stock exchanges at this time," Treasury spokeswoman Monica Crowley said in an emailed statement to Bloomberg.

In fact, on CNBC, White House trade representative Peter Navarro called the reports "fake news."

Were the headlines on Friday meant to make the Chinese trade officials nervous?

BP's CEO Is Reportedly Looking to Retire

Bob Dudley, BP's (BP) - Get Report CEO, is reportedly preparing to step down from the British oil giant after a decade of running the company, a period in which it recovered from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster in 2010.

Sources told Sky News City that an announcement about Dudley's decision to step down could be made by the end of the year or by the end of October when BP is expected to report third-quarter results.

Forever 21's Bankruptcy

Goodbye fast fashion?

Forever 21 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The privately held company said it would close up to 178 stores in the United States, and 350 stores worldwide. It operates about 800 stores globally, including more than 500 stores in the U.S.

"The decisions as to which domestic stores will be closing are ongoing, pending the outcome of continued conversations with landlords," Forever 21 said. "We do, however, expect a significant number of these stores will remain open and operate as usual, and we do not expect to exit any major markets in the U.S."

Does this bankruptcy mark the end of the mall?

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