Trump puts the wolves of Wall Street in charge of America’s economy

By Steven Pearlstein In announcing the appointment of Carl Icahn as his new adviser on regulatory reform, President-elect Donald Trump characterized the Wall Street legend as “one of the world’s great businessmen.” By Trump standards, it was a minor mischaracterization, one that confused the Main Street world of business, where value-adding goods and services are created […]

Amazon to Create 100,000 New Jobs in U.S. in Next 18 Months

by Molly Schuetz and Spencer Soper Amazon.com Inc. said it plans to hire more than 100,000 people in the U.S. in the next 18 months, becoming the latest company to announce hiring plans in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. The staffing up isn’t particularly surprising for a company pushing into multiple categories from groceries […]

Market takeaways from Donald Trump press conference

Beneath a Starbucks and next to a Gucci shop, Donald Trump stood at the podium and uttered a request for respite. “Gimme a break,” he said, during his combative press conference in the atrium of Trump Tower. The dollar, biotechs and shares in Lockheed Martin themselves endured a bruising time on Wednesday and investors were […]

Solar Could Beat Coal to Be the Cheapest Power on Earth

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere. In 2016, countries from Chile to the United Arab Emirates broke records with deals to generate electricity from sunshine for less than 3 cents a kilowatt-hour, half the […]

Like Boeing, Airbus to complete $18B 100-plane deal with Iran Air

European aircraft maker Airbus Group SE is following the lead of Boeing Co by finishing a multibillion-dollar plane deal with the state air carrier of Iran. This, then, will result in what will be the biggest test for President-elect Trump’s new administration’s response to how the West appears to be accelerating economic operations with the […]

Iran says will only pay half price for new Boeing planes

Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting the deputy transport minister as saying that his county will only pay half of the announced price for 80 new Boeing planes, given the reductions in its purchasing options. According to the Sunday report, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan says that despite an initial $16.8 billion deal with Boeing to […]