A rally is underway on Wall Street. All three major averages are surging about 1% or more after the first round of France’s elections put centrist Emmanuel Macron in the lead for the presidency over anti-EU candidate Marine Le Pen. President Trump and Congress face a possible government shutdown on
Any idea how many executive actions President Trump has signed since taking office in January? Trump has signed at least 37 significant actions on matters such as immigration, deregulation and trade policy. There’s nothing wrong with Trump giving his pen a workout, but there is something wrong with
Canada recently lowered prices for a particular class of domestically produced dairy products, making them cheaper than imports from states such as Wisconsin and New York.
Up until a blink of an eye ago, Bill O’Reilly was the strongest franchise at the strongest cable news channel in America. But his rapid fall from Fox News amid allegations of repeated sexual harassment could leave the conservative star in a deep hole that’s hard to dig out of.
Honda executives are hinting that a new performance version of the Civic going on sale soon will reclaim bragging rights lost to Volkswagen in 2016. Last May, a specially designed Volkswagen Golf GTI set a new record for front-wheel-drive cars on Germany’s famed Nurburgring, the 13-mile race course
President Trump plans to sign an executive order on Tuesday meant to rein in abuses in a visa program that lets some companies replace American workers with foreign ones.
With gas prices low and the economy humming along, Americans are rediscovering their love of SUVs. The new Lincoln Navigator -- with fancy electronics features -- goes on sale this fall.
North Korea possesses perhaps 10 nuclear weapons, and the capability to produce maybe 20 more. Intelligence experts believe the sixth North Korean test of a nuclear weapon may be imminent, with each test since 2003 demonstrating more destructive capability than prior ones. The nukes are half the problem
The car business has had some humble moments, such as the years following the 2009 bankruptcies and federal bailouts of General Motors (GM) and Chrysler. The Dodge Challenger Demon, just introduced at the New York auto show, will feature a supercharged, 840-horsepower V-8 engine that rockets from 0
While campaigning last year, Trump promised, among other things, to label China a currency manipulator and rework or withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement within his first 100 days. Trump recently told the Wall Street Journal that he won’t officially accuse China of currency manipulation
Ford Motor Co. (F) sold 6.7 million cars in 2016 and booked a profit of $4.6 billion. Tesla (TSLA) sold a mere 76,000 cars and lost $675 million. Tesla’s value is stratospheric because its stock has soared during the last four months.
Donald Trump has gotten quite chummy with CEOs. At the same time, he's moderated economic views on trade and China that initially came off as not very business-friendly.
The airline seems to think so, but it may come down to whether the company complied with government rules on what airlines must do when passengers are involuntarily bumped. The Transportation Department says airlines must “give all passengers who are bumped involuntarily a written statement describing
Bob Crumley, left, with his daughter Jamie Crumley, at a hemp farm in Colorado. Bob Crumley is a North Carolina entrepreneur with a plan that parallels President Trump’s goal of making more stuff in America. Except the Trump administration is standing in the way.
The Tomahawk missile was an appropriate weapon for the Syria mission, but it's actually old technology that underplays the Pentagon's most advanced capabilities.
President Trump's move to strike a Syrian airfield won some bipartisan support in DC. If he can capitalize on it, he might be able to get back on track with other items on his agenda.
President Trump is furious about the US trade deficit with China, which totaled $310 billion in 2016. The trade deficit, however, isn’t the real problem, and the cheap Chinese imports flowing into the United States from China for the last several decades have actually helped many American families get
The meeting between President Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping in Florida is sure to produce a fair amount of pageantry, but little of the action Trump has promised on China.
You probably won’t hear much, if anything, about President Trump’s latest meeting with business leaders. Trump spoke before roughly 50 CEOs at the White House on April 4, part of an ongoing dialogue with business leaders managed by Steve Schwarzman, CEO of the Blackstone Group, the giant private-equity
The Republican narrative on healthcare reform casts Obamacare as the problem: Costs supposedly soared after the law passed in 2010, insurers bailed out of markets where they couldn’t make a profit, innocent Americans suddenly got fined if they didn’t buy expensive healthcare they didn’t feel they needed
Two words from Washington, DC scorched James Lee’s pot payday. With eight states now declaring marijuana legal for recreational use, Lee, a Virginia entrepreneur, launched plans to charter a cruise ship this October for a “cannabis cruise” that would help businesses learn how to cash in on the legal-marijuana
President Trump wants to kill the incentive for US multinational to stash profits in foreign countries where the tax rates are lower. It might even make sense for Europe and the United States to team up in the effort to prevent tax avoidance. “We are concerned about that just like you are,” Marian