Trump applies tariffs to solar panels, washing machines

Trump-Tariffs on Solar

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The Republican’s decision followed recommendations for tariffs by the U.S. International Trade Commission. “The president’s action...


Asian shares rise on global growth hopes, US shutdown's end

Hong Kong Financial markets-1

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets posted strong gains on Tuesday, as an upbeat forecast for global economic growth and the end of the U.S. government shutdown helped lift sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index jumped 0.9 percent to 24,037.86 and South Korea’s Kospi advanced...


Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take...


The Latest: Trump signs bill reopening government

Trump Budget Battle-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has signed a bill reopening the government, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. The...


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

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SEATTLE - The retail giant 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-...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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