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6:32 a.m. Today - By Jeremy C. Owens
Don’t delay JEDI cloud deal, Republican members of Congress say to Trump After president suggested he may look into $10 billion cloud contract, ranking member of House Armed Services Committee and three other GOP representatives send letter Four Republican members of the House Armed Services Committee asked President Donald Trump in a letter Thursday not to delay a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract after he threatened to look into the matter.
4:51 a.m. Today - By Jillian Berman
Where the 2020 candidates stand on student debt and college affordability Free college and student-loan refinancing will be up for debate during this election cycleFree college and student-loan refinancing will be up for debate during this election cycle.
4:19 a.m. Today - By Alessandra Malito
This hybrid Social Security plan could help more people save enough for retirement One part would be funded through taxes and another would be similar to a 401(k) planOne part would be funded through taxes and another would be similar to a 401(k) plan.
7:40 p.m. July 19, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Power of 5G Will Benefit Disney and Electronic Arts. A Brooklyn Car Race Shows How. A race in Brooklyn over the weekend highlighted the future of live sports entertainment and fan engagement.
7:38 p.m. July 19, 2019 - Barrons.com
Disney’s Box-Office Formula: Big-Budget Sequels and Reboots The strategy works wonders, producing nearly 20% of worldwide box office last year. And this weekend comes the latest: the live-action remake of “The Lion King.”
6:35 p.m. July 19, 2019 - Barrons.com
Is the Fat Premium on Fintech Shares Justified? Fintech companies, the digital conduits that sit between banks, businesses, and consumers, continue to outpace traditional banking names.
4:00 p.m. July 19, 2019 - Barrons.com
Investment Newsletter Views on Consumer Spending, Tech, the Fed Ed Yardeni, Paul Nolte, Jack Ablin and other market strategists discuss their views
9:23 a.m. July 19, 2019 - By Jonathan Clements
Should I convert my traditional IRA to a Roth? Pay the taxes now for a big payoff in the futurePay the taxes now for a big payoff in the future.
7:25 a.m. July 19, 2019 - Associated Press
Democrats to focus Mueller questioning on obstruction of justice The Mueller testimony had been scheduled for July 17 but has been delayedThe Mueller testimony had been scheduled for July 17 but has been delayed.
7:23 a.m. July 19, 2019 - By Mohamed A. El-Erian
Are central banks losing their big bet? Federal Reserve, ECB were counting on a little help from fiscal policy makersFollowing the 2008 global financial crisis, central banks bet that greater activism on the part of other policy makers would be their salvation, writes Mohamed El-Erian.
5:22 a.m. July 19, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Democrats back bill for $15 minimum wage, draw battles lines ahead of 2020 election Effort to double minimum wage DOA in Republican-led SenateHouse Democrats on Thursday pass a bill to double the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, highlighting a big breach between the two parties ahead of what’s shaping up to be one of the most bitterly contested presidential elections in U.S. history.
5:11 a.m. July 19, 2019 - By Clair Brown
The next president and Congress must build a better capitalism for all of us We urgently need an economy that cares for people and the environmentThe U.S. capitalist system needs a major revamp in order to tackle the climate crisis and unacceptably high levels of inequality.
4:41 a.m. July 19, 2019 - By Andrew G. Biggs
Fears of a retirement crisis are overblown — and these numbers prove it While 54% percent of retirees fear America faces a retirement crisis, only 4% of retirees describe their own financial situation that wayThe share of Americans with retirement plans, the size of our retirement-plan contributions, total retirement savings, retirees’ incomes, and retirees’ satisfaction with their financial security are all up. And poverty in retirement is declining.
12:07 a.m. July 19, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s wisest strategy is to cut interest rates at first sign of economic distress, Williams says New York Fed spokesman later says comment was theoreticalNew York Fed President John Williams said Thursday that acting quickly to lower interest rates at first sign of distress is the best strategy, seemingly endorsing a plan to ease monetary policy at the central bank’s next policy meeting on July 30-31.
1:36 p.m. July 18, 2019 - Associated Press
Court records reveal Trump camp’s effort to bury stories about Stormy Daniels Documents show Cohen called Trump in the middle of talks with National Enquirer execsCourt records released Thursday show that President Donald Trump took part in a flurry of phone calls in the weeks before the 2016 election as his close aides and allies scrambled to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair.
12:09 p.m. July 18, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Should investors prepare for a ‘shock and awe’ campaign from the Fed? Traders now estimate a more than 70% chance of a half-point rate cut in JulyMarket participants are preparing for a wide range of outcomes in Fed policy over the coming months.
8:00 a.m. July 18, 2019 - By Andrew Duehren
Mnuchin says White House and Congress have agreed on ‘top-line’ spending levels The treasury secretary’s comments came a day after a senior administration official tried to downplay expectations for quick resolutionThe treasury secretary’s comments came a day after a senior administration official tried to downplay expectations for quick resolution.
5:59 p.m. July 17, 2019 - Associated Press
At rally, Trump derides Democratic congresswomen as crowd roars, ‘Send her back!’ President stokes rhetoric at combative rally in North CarolinaA combative President Donald Trump rallied Republican supporters Wednesday in North Carolina, harshly criticizing four fiery, left-wing congresswoman of being un-American and claiming they are the face of the Democratic Party that will ruin the country.
3:04 p.m. July 17, 2019 - Associated Press
House votes to hold Barr, Ross in contempt over snubbed subpoenas Largely symbolic vote after Cabinet officials ignored subpoenas related to census citizenship questionThe Democratic-controlled House has voted to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
2:23 p.m. July 17, 2019 - Associated Press
Showdown with Trump looms as House votes to block arms sale to Saudi Arabia Senate already passed measure blocking $8.1 billion weapons dealCongress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted to block his administration from selling weapons and aircraft maintenance support to Saudi Arabia.
2:14 p.m. July 17, 2019 - Associated Press
House votes down Democrat’s bid to impeach Trump over recent tweets Bill rejected 332-95, as Pelosi, many other Democrats prefer go-slow approach to impeachmentThe House has derailed an effort by a maverick Democrat to impeach President Donald Trump because of his racial insults against four of the party’s congresswomen of color.
12:37 p.m. July 17, 2019 - Associated Press
Republican Mark Sanford mulls primary challenge against President Trump Sanford said he would take the next 30 days to decide on a run against Trump or possibly start a think tank devoted to fiscal conservatismSanford said he would take the next 30 days to decide on a run against Trump or possibly start a think tank devoted to fiscal conservatism.
12:18 p.m. July 17, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump credits ‘vicious’ congresswomen for rise in poll as he heads to campaign rally President shows no signs of backing down from feud with DemocratsPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked a quartet of Democratic congresswomen for a bump in his poll numbers, showing no sign of backing away from a high-profile feud as he headed for a campaign rally in North Carolina.
9:05 a.m. July 17, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump administration says it’s moving Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Colorado to cut costs and improve decisions House Democrat says he suspects the Interior Department’s true motive is to force out employees unwilling to relocate from Washington, D.C.House Democrat Raul M. Grijalva of Arizona says he suspects the Interior Department’s true motive is to force out employees unwilling to relocate from Washington, D.C.
8:06 a.m. July 17, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
Congress is running out of time to strike a deal to avoid billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts and a default on the nation’s debt Congress has just seven days in session to agree a deal before lawmakers leave for the August recess on July 26 U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said the federal government could breach its borrowing authority in early September, possibly before Congress returns from summer break.
2:28 a.m. July 17, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Kamala Harris wants to place ‘people over profit’ on prescription drug prices On Tuesday, the 2020 presidential hopeful said she would have the federal government set fair prices for major prescription medicationsOn Tuesday, the 2020 presidential hopeful said she would have the federal government set fair prices for major prescription medications.
3:09 p.m. July 16, 2019 - Associated Press
House Democrats vote to condemn Trump’s ‘racist’ tweets Republicans largely oppose measure, calling it political gamesmanshipThe Democratic-led House has voted to condemn President Donald Trump’s tweets telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to their countries of origin.
2:55 p.m. July 16, 2019 - Associated Press
Opponents sue as Trump’s new asylum restrictions go into effect New rule would make it all but impossible for migrants from Central America, Africa, Caribbean to receive asylumHundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings Tuesday in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people fleeing violence and oppression in their homelands.
12:51 p.m. July 16, 2019 - By Jon Swartz
House Judiciary Committee presses Big Tech on anti-competitive behavior Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Apple grilled on business practicesTech’s grilling on Capitol Hill intensified Tuesday afternoon when a House Judiciary Committee took aim at four of its biggest players, whom chairman Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., called “powerful online gate keepers.”
12:18 p.m. July 16, 2019 - Associated Press
Poll shows a majority of Americans think race relations under Trump are ‘generally bad’ Positive views of the state of race relations in the U.S. peaked with President Obama’s inauguration, after which 66% of Americans said race relations were generally goodPositive views of the state of race relations in the U.S. peaked with President Obama’s inauguration, after which 66% of Americans said race relations were generally good.
2:10 a.m. July 16, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
Republican baby boomers are more likely to share #fakenews on Facebook Social media doesn’t help people differentiate what is real from what is fakeSocial media doesn’t help people differentiate what is real from what is fake.
12:31 a.m. July 16, 2019 - Associated Press
Man whose family died in Boeing 737 Max crash: Scrap the jet Njoroge is first relative of any of the 346 passengers who died in those crashes to testify before CongressPaul Njoroge says he believes Boeing should scrap the 737 Max, and he wants the company’s top executives to resign and face criminal charges for not grounding the plane after a deadly accident last October.
4:00 p.m. July 15, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump administration moves to effectively end asylum for migrants along southern border New rule certain to be challenged in courtReversing decades of U.S. policy, the Trump administration said Monday it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border — the president’s most forceful attempt yet to block asylum claims and slash the number of people seeking refuge in America.
12:19 p.m. July 15, 2019 - By Jon Swartz
Big Tech can expect another grilling on Capitol Hill Execs from Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook are facing some tough questions at Tuesday’s hearingExecutives from Alphabet Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., and Facebook Inc. should brace for tough questions around antitrust as federal probes gain steam.
11:25 a.m. July 15, 2019 - Barrons.com
Mnuchin Lays Out ‘National Security’ Worries Over Facebook’s Libra Currency U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin threw cold water on the regulatory path forward for Facebook’s digital currency Libra, saying “this is indeed a national security issue.”
9:57 a.m. July 15, 2019 - Associated Press
Taiwan party chooses populist mayor over ex-Foxconn chairman Terry Gou for 2020 run China and Taiwan have been separately ruled since 1949China and Taiwan have been separately ruled since 1949.
8:18 a.m. July 15, 2019 - By Robert C. Pozen
401(k) retirees won’t buy annuities unless they are better designed Converting part of your retirement savings into an annuity makes financial senseConverting part of your retirement savings into an annuity makes financial sense, writes Robert Pozen.
7:52 a.m. July 15, 2019 - By Jon Swartz
Senate releases testimony of Facebook exec before Libra hearing TuesdayFacebook Inc. executive Dave Marcus has some reassuring words for members of Congress on the company's maligned Libra digital currency. A day before he faces the Senate banking committee, Marcus' was released on Monday. In it, he says subsidiary Calibra won't "make money at the outset" nor will it compete with national currencies. The cryptocurrency, he adds, will be regulated by Swiss financial authorities. Marcus is scheduled to speak before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, and House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. The controversial digital currency has been criticized by everyone from President Donald Trump to billionaire Mark Cuban over issues such as regulation, trust in Facebook's ability to handle personal financial information, and the ability of developing countries to properly administer the currency.
3:14 a.m. July 15, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Should investors prepare for a ‘shock and awe’ campaign from the Fed? Powell may look to take markets by surpriseMarket participants are preparing for a wide range of outcomes in Fed policy over the coming months.
1:54 a.m. July 15, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
Should we be worried about Social Security going bankrupt? Assessing the true Social Security crisisAssessing the true Social Security crisis.
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