09/08/14 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will decide "in the very near future" what actions it can take to make it less profitable for U.S. companies to shift their legal addresses to other countries, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday. A growing number of U.S. companies are shifting...
09/08/14 12:00 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging lower in midday trading as a slump in the price of oil drags down the energy sector. The Standard & Poor's 500 fell four points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,003 as of noon Eastern time Monday. The index closed at an all-time high on Friday. The Dow Jones...
09/08/14 11:45 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — European airline Ryanair has committed to order 100 of Boeing's 737 MAX 200 airplanes, valued at $11 billion at current list prices. Buyers often get steep discounts off list prices for passenger jets. Ryanair has options to buy another 100 of the 737 MAX 200s as well. The 737...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/08/14 11:08 AM
The New York senator, the number three Democrat in the upper chamber, is likely to roll out the bill as likely as this week in an effort to forestall so-called corporate inversions.
09/08/14 10:30 AM
Walgreen has named Jana Partners founder Barry Rosenstein to its board, and the activist investor will get a say in choosing at least one additional director for the nation's largest drugstore chain. Walgreen Co. is feeling shareholder pressure after lowering its forecast for the earnings it...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/08/14 09:44 AM
Speaking at an event on business taxes at the Urban Institute in Washington, Lew placed the responsibility on Congress to address so-called tax inversions, but said that the administration was prepared to step in if lawmakers don't move quickly enough.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/06/14 02:06 PM
Four years after the Dodd-Frank financial reform law passed Congress, most of its big regulatory provisions have been written. But that doesn't mean that the lobbying and politicking over the legislation is over.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/28/14 03:39 PM
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wants to address the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria “on both sides of what is essentially at this point a nonexistent border” between Iraq and Syria.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/05/14 07:34 PM
In recent speeches, such as one given to labor unions on Labor Day, the president hasn't used the word "inequality."
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/04/14 08:07 PM
Liberal lawyer and activist Zephyr Teachout has grabbed the pitchfork and is storming Cuomo's mansion in Albany, in a fight against the corporatism and cronyism embodied by the governor.
By Mona Charen | 09/06/14 02:28 PM
Obama's assumption that a vigorous foreign policy and a successful domestic agenda are in conflict is wrong.
09/06/14 06:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the August jobs report, which underwhelmed many economists, is another step forward in the nation's economic recovery. The economy generated only 142,000 jobs, the fewest in eight months. In the weekly White House radio and Internet address,...
09/05/14 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Though U.S. job growth slowed last month, the unemployment rate fell, especially for younger demographic groups. Jobless rates also fell for recent war veterans and for high school graduates and dropouts. Rates held steady or rose for nearly every other group. The overall...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/05/14 04:21 PM
The Congressional Budget Office just released an estimate of a bill that cleared the Senate Banking Committee in May and has failed to gain traction in the Senate.
By Lisa Ruhl | 09/05/14 03:21 PM
President Obama this week is overseas for the NATO summit in Wales. He first stopped in Estonia to ease concerns over Russian forces moving in on Ukraine.
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