Economy

Iran's poking at West heightens risks of military missteps

Jul 20, 2019

Iran doesn't seem to want to tangle with a stronger U.S. military, but instead is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war while also heightening the risk of missteps that could lead to armed conflict

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Jul 19, 2019

President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the drone came within threatening distance of the ship

JPMorgan Chase posts $9.7 billion profit, beating estimates

Jul 16, 2019

JPMorgan Chase profits grow by 16%, helped by a lower tax rate and the ability to charge businesses and consumers more to borrow money

S&P 500 notches another record after a muted, mixed day

Jul 15, 2019

U.S. stock indexes bobbed around their record levels Monday, as the curtain rose on what's expected to be the weakest earnings reporting season in years

Markets Right Now: Stocks end a wobbly day slightly higher

Jul 15, 2019

Major U.S. stock indexes ended a wobbly day with meager gains, enough to push them slightly further into record territory.

Trump signs order to make American-made goods more American

Jul 15, 2019

President Donald Trump is requiring products "Made in America" to be made using more American components

Acosta exits; Trump's big Cabinet turnover keeps growing

Jul 12, 2019

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is resigning from President Donald Trump's Cabinet amid scrutiny of his handling of a secret plea deal with a financier accused of sexually underage girls

Trump pushes trade deal in formerly blue Wisconsin

Jul 12, 2019

President Donald Trump barnstormed for his new trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a visit to Wisconsin, betting that its economic impact could help him retain a battleground state vital to his re-election effort

US stock indexes continue to climb into record territory

Jul 12, 2019

Stocks climb into record territory, helped by industrial companies.

Dutch leader to visit Trump for talks on trade, defense

Jul 12, 2019

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is visiting U.S. President Donald Trump next week, amid reports that the Netherlands is considering an American request to send a frigate to the Persian Gulf to protect shipping