Politics

The teleconference meeting of the G20 ended Thursday without even a word about the collapse of the crude oil market. Now the market itself may have to do the heavy lifting and both the Saudis and the...
Paul Ausick
Consumer sentiment dropped again in Morning Consult's daily reading published Tuesday morning. Negotiations between the U.S. House and Senate could lead to agreement on a massive stimulus program by...
Paul Ausick
With a declaration of a National Emergency around the coronavirus in the United States, President Donald Trump and the United States now have extra powers and capabilities to enact measures that will...
Jon C. Ogg
Many investors are becoming extremely worried, and with good reason. But sensible long-term investing has always been the key to financial success. Nothing that has happened in the past month has...
Lee Jackson
Lessons of the Great Recession, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and other events in the past may hold some lessons for what central banks and the U.S. government could do beyond traditional...
Jon C. Ogg
The proposed €9 billion acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor by Germany-based Infineon Technologies may have hit the wall. A national security review has led a recommendation that the deal be...
Paul Ausick
The coronavirus outbreak is having a negative impact on the housing market itself and on Fannie Mae. However, ending its conservatorship may be a bigger problem.
Paul Ausick
New building efficiency programs, more investment in nuclear energy and grid modernization are all included in the new American Energy Innovation Act. It is good enough?
Paul Ausick
Oil and gas companies' contributions to members of Congress and congressional candidates have more than doubled since 2010. Are the companies getting their money's worth? Yes, and new research shows...
Paul Ausick
If the Democratic primaries result in a brokered convention, could the retiring Disney CEO end up as the nominee?
Douglas A. McIntyre
Democratic members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee have sought answers about what plans the Trump administration has for lifting conservatorship of Fannie Mae.
Paul Ausick
Chinese electric car maker Nio has signed a framework deal with the municipal government of Hefei, the city where the company has the bulk of its operations. The deal offers a cash lifeline for Nio...
Paul Ausick
The United States sank to its lowest score of the past eight years on a corruption index scale published by Transparency International.
Paul Ausick
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi views Facebook as a platform for disinformation and yesterday called it a "shameful" company.
Douglas A. McIntyre
The U.S. rocket attack that killed a top Iranian leader sent oil prices sharply higher. How big the eventual rise will be and how long higher prices will endure are reasonable questions.
Paul Ausick