Business

Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

Budget Battle-3

President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans...

Business

The Latest: Solar trade group anticipates job losses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines (all times local): 6:19 p.m. The Solar Energy Industries Association, which represents solar installers, says the tariff on solar panels will lead to the delay or cancellation of billions...


Business

The Latest: Immigrant advocates skewer Senate Democrats

Trump Budget Battle-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Prominent immigrant advocacy groups are skewering Democratic senators for relenting in a fight that linked immigration changes to continued government funding. The youth group United We Dream says Senate Democrats who...


Business

Inside Amazon Go: The camera-filled convenience store that watches you back

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SEATTLE - The retail giant Amazon.com opened a new convenience store to the public here on Monday with none of the hurdles of a traditional supermarket: At Amazon Go, there are no cashiers, shopping carts or checkout lines to slow shoppers down. But there’s a trade-...


Business

Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting

Trump One Year Ethics Promises

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the many promises Donald Trump made a year ago to assure people he wouldn’t profit off his presidency, one stood out for its boldness: a pledge to donate the profits from any foreign governments staying in his namesake hotels to the U.S. Treasury. Today, after a year in which...


Business

Netflix raised its prices; we kept bingeing anyway

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Our growing appetite for binge watching cannot be stopped - even by price hikes from Netflix. The streaming media giant reported far more new subscribers than analysts expected. The company said that 8.5 million people signed up for its service over the past three...


Government

Senate Dems relent, vote to end shutdown; House to follow

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government late Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations, relenting in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant “dreamers” and other contentious issues....


Business

Trump hits solar panels, washing machines with tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is approving tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The administration cast Monday’s decisions as part of Trump’s pledge to put American companies and jobs first. The administration is...


Business

What's in a blockchain name? SEC demands more than investor bait

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Companies looking to ride the cryptocurrency wave are drawing a stern warning from the top U.S. securities regulator: You better do more than change your name. The Securities and Exchange Commission will be watching firms taking on new names and business models to make sure...


Business

Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 26,215.23 Low: 25,974.65 Close: 26,214.60 Change: +142.88 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2832.97 +22.67 NYSE Index: 13,470.38 +85.92 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7408.03 +71.65 NYSE Amer Composite: 2715.94 +14.92 Russell 2000 Index: 1605.17 +7.54 Wilshire 5000...


Business

U.S. stocks gain as Senate votes to end shutdown

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. U.S. equity gauges closed at records as the government shutdown appeared to be on the brink of ending and investors turned their attention toward earnings. The dollar fell and Treasuries traded little changed. The S&P 500 Index rose to an all-time high after the U.S. Senate...


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