You are here
Home > Posts tagged "Washington"

Trump Encourages Obamacare Effort as Bill Gains Support

President conflicting statements on the Senate effort, urging lawmakers to work on it and then seemingly pulling back his support for it. Alexander said the version he’s introducing contains language to make clear there won’t be what Trump has cast as a bailout of health insurers. “I want them to

JPMorgan Executive Is Named to Run SEC Trading and Markets Unit

A JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive was picked to run the Securities and Exchange Commission unit that regulates U.S. stock markets and Wall Street brokerages.Brett Redfearn, head of market structure at the New York-based bank, will oversee the SEC’s trading and markets division, according to a statement from the regulator

Yellen Calls Inflation the ‘Biggest Surprise’ in the Economy

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that the U.S. central bank expects to continue to raise interest rates gradually as solid growth, a strong labor market and a healthy global economy lift prices even as she recognized that inflation has been surprisingly low. “My best guess is that these soft readings

Trumps Chief of Staff Says Hes Not Quitting or Being Fired

Rest easier, official Washington: President provocative words of Republican Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker, surprised reporters on Thursday by conducting the White House’s daily news briefing himself. His appearance followed recent reports that he’s unhappy in his job and has considered leaving.Vanity Fair, for example, reported on Wednesday that

Trumps Poison Pill Nafta Proposals Threaten to Derail Talks

President optimistic tone as his foreign minister begins to dampen expectations for a quick deal -- will visit the White House Wednesday to discuss trade with Trump.U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer kicked off the latest round by announcing an agreement on a chapter on competition. The countries have agreed to

Can Trump Really Shut Down NBC?

In a tweet on Wednesday, President Donald Trump raised the prospect of retaliating against NBC over a news report, asking “at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?”Can he do that?Probably not, in part because the NBC network he attacked has no licenses (which are issued to TV

Google, Facebook, Twitter Scramble to Hold Washington at Bay

Last month, Google summoned about 200 staff from around the world for an annual policy meeting. One agenda item was very different this time: How to deal with the sudden drumbeat of calls in the U.S. to regulate the company for being too big.The two-day retreat in Monterey, California, where

Why the U.S. and Turkey Are Suddenly in a Major Standoff

Relations between the U.S. and Turkey, allies since the aftermath of World War II, have soured in the 15 months since an Fethullah Gulen, whom the U.S. has so far refused to extradite. Further increasing tensions, the U.S. and Turkey are at odds over the war in Syria. This backdrop

Mnuchin Defends Use of Military Plane, Says Needed Secure Line

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin defended the use of a military plane to make the short hop from New York to Washington in August, saying he needed to make a secure call during the flight.“There are times when I need secure communications to be in touch with the president and the