Donald Trump sold the country on the idea that he would be a businessman president, that he would create new jobs and strengthen the economy. But does he have any idea how to do so? While Trump certainly ran his own business, his track record is spotty, dotted with bankruptcies and side deals that kept him afloat even as his various properties careened in and out of Chapter 11 with disturbing frequency. He won’t—can’t—be the
A full transcript follows the video. This video was recorded on April 17, 2017. Gaby Lapera: Hello, everyone! Welcome to Industry Focus, the podcast that dives into a different sector of the stock market every day. You’re listening to the Financials edition, taped today on Monday, April 17, 2017. My name is Gaby Lapera, and joining me on Skype is John Maxfield, our banking expert extraordinaire. How’s it going, John? John Maxfield: [laughs] I love that introduction, but I think it’s probably
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Former French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron delivering a speech during a press conference to announce his candidacy for presidential election. Macron is the clear favourite to become France’s youngest-ever president after topping April 23, 2017’s ballot with 23.75 percent of votes, slightly ahead of the National Front (FN) leader.(Photo: PHILIPPE LOPEZ, AFP/Getty Images) Political developments at home trump the angst investors feel about politics outside U.S. borders, a new survey has found. Forget the two-round
John Kasich is a lame-duck governor of Ohio, and his Republican Party is the Trumpist antithesis of the inclusive politics he preaches. But he isn’t going away. This week, the unsuccessful presidential primary candidate has a new book coming out that reprises his 2016 campaign themes, “Two Paths: America Divided or United.” He’ll be on a national-network television interview this weekend, and Monday night will be featured in a CNN town hall in New York.
By CECILIA KANG April 25, 2017 WASHINGTON — Makan Delrahim, the nominee for chief antitrust cop at the Justice Department, was 10 when his family immigrated to the United States from Iran as Jewish political refugees. Unable to speak English, he struggled to keep up in school. He worked afternoons and weekends at his father’s gas station near Los Angeles until college. As a young Senate staff member years later, Mr. Delrahim found those early experiences had
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump’s Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism. In an April 4 blog post that was republished by several U.S. embassies abroad, Mar-a-Lago was described as “Trump’s Florida estate,” where he has hosted foreign leaders. “By visiting this ‘winter White House,’ Trump is belatedly fulfilling the dream of Mar-a-Lago’s original owner and designer,” the post said. Left unsaid: Mar-a-Lago is