List/Grid Monthly Archives: January 2017

Outside the Box: Sally Yates played her political trump card well

Outside the Box: Sally Yates played her political trump card well

Irony has been in abundance during week one of the Trump administration. The president, a businessman by training and experience, is using laws to their fullest extent to fulfill his… Read more »

The Sniff Test: President Trump says he wants to bring down drug prices — and uses aspirin as an example

The Sniff Test: President Trump says he wants to bring down drug prices — and uses aspirin as an example

Sitting in a room full of pharmaceutical executives, President Donald Trump vowed major changes to bring down drug pricing. But as evidence of the U.S. drug-pricing system’s flaws, the president… Read more »

Exxon surprises Wall Street with its plan to ramp up spending

Exxon surprises Wall Street with its plan to ramp up spending

A stumble in quarterly profit was not the only surprise Exxon Mobil Corp. had for Wall Street Tuesday. The company projected a $22 billion spending plan for this year, which… Read more »

Trump’s tech relations sour as Silicon Valley resists immigration ban

Trump’s tech relations sour as Silicon Valley resists immigration ban

On a crisp December morning in New York City, a pre-inaugurated Donald Trump held a meeting with some of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech leaders to assure them he was on… Read more »

Market Extra: How U.S. college endowments lost big taking on more risk

Market Extra: How U.S. college endowments lost big taking on more risk

Some of the brainiest institutions in the U.S. got failing grades in investing last year. Endowments operated by 805 U.S. colleges and universities reported their average returns fell 1.9% in… Read more »

Outside the Box: The real long-term threat to American jobs is tech, not trade deals

Outside the Box: The real long-term threat to American jobs is tech, not trade deals

Donald Trump’s successful road to the White House was fueled by heated rhetoric against free-trade deals and U.S. companies engaged in offshore outsourcing. Underpinning his slogan “Make America Great Again”… Read more »

U.S. trade group calls for fund to back mortgage bonds

U.S. trade group calls for fund to back mortgage bonds

NEW YORK Creation of a fund that provides a government guarantee on mortgage-backed securities would help promote competition in the U.S. housing finance market, the Mortgage Bankers Association said on… Read more »

Warren Buffett: I bought $12 billion of stock after Trump won

Warren Buffett: I bought $12 billion of stock after Trump won

The failure of Warren Buffett’s favored candidate to capture the White House has not dimmed the billionaire’s appetite for stocks. Buffett revealed that he has bought $12 billion of stock… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: White House says it will continue enforcing 2014 Obama LGBTQ workplace order

The Wall Street Journal: White House says it will continue enforcing 2014 Obama LGBTQ workplace order

The White House illuminated in rainbow colors WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will continue to enforce a 2014 executive order that offers protections for the employees of federal contractors from… Read more »

Moneyism: You might be a millionaire today — if not for these jerks

Moneyism: You might be a millionaire today — if not for these jerks

Schoolyard bullies may be the reason you’re not a millionaire today. One in four children say they were bullied often at school all the way from kindergarten through high school… Read more »

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