WASHINGTON—Jay Inslee, the Democratic governor of Washington state, who had been running for president on a platform focused on climate change, announced Wednesday he was ending his White House bid. His
After debating for days whether the U.S. is going into an economic downturn, Washington policy makers and Wall Street investors on Wednesday barreled into an even more difficult problem: There are few
The Trump administration has been secretly talking with top aides of Nicolás Maduro in an effort to push Venezuela’s authoritarian president from power and clear the way for free elections in the economically
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is preparing to release as early as the first part of September its long-awaited plan to return Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private-shareholder ownership, according
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration moved to allow the government to indefinitely detain families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and supersede a decades-old court settlement that both limits how long
WASHINGTON—Federal Reserve officials faced divisions over their decision to cut interest rates last month and saw their move as a “recalibration” rather than the start of a more aggressive easing cycle.
WASHINGTON—President Trump backed away from pursuing new tax cuts to bolster the U.S. economy, a sharp reversal from a day earlier, when he had described several such measures the White House was contemplating.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill that would require sheriffs to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, the latest clash over an issue that has triggered fierce debate nationally. the
BEIJING—China said it would sanction any U.S. firm involved in a planned $8 billion sale of advanced jet fighters to Taiwan, in retaliation against what it describes as Washington’s attempt to undermine
The potential capital-gains tax cut floated and then seemingly dismissed this week by President Trump would likely deliver only modest economic benefits, economists say, making it a questionable tool stimulating
The Adrian Darya 1’s plan to unload its oil cargo and collect fresh supplies in Greece is hitting a snag, people familiar with the tanker’s operations said, as the U.S. pressures Athens to avoid any dealings
WASHINGTON—Public companies notched a victory in a longstanding fight to curb the impact of consultants who influence shareholder votes on topics such as executive pay. A divided Securities and Exchange
WASHINGTON—President Trump on Wednesday criticized Denmark’s prime minister and accused her of “blowing off the U.S.,” a day after he canceled a scheduled trip to Denmark because she rejected possible
WASHINGTON—Federal deficits are projected to grow much more than expected over the next decade after a budget agreement struck last month, pushing government debt as a share of the economy closer to the
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam—With the U.S. and China tangled in a nasty trade fight, this should be Vietnam’s time to shine. Instead, it is becoming increasingly clear that it will be years, if ever, before
WASHINGTON—The White House on Tuesday canceled President Trump’s planned visit to Denmark after the prime minister said she wouldn’t entertain his proposal to purchase Greenland from the Scandinavian “Denmark
New details about the U.S. sanctions-busting case against Huawei Technologies Co. emerged in court filings in Canada, including about the Chinese telecom giant’s alleged dealings in Iran, Syria and Sudan.
The Federal Reserve releases the minutes of its July 30-31 meeting on Wednesday at 2 p.m. EDT, shedding more light on its decision to cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade. Officials
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Nancy Pelosi, a self-described liberal, is taking a different approach on leading her party in her second turn as speaker of the House, one more mindful of the needs of moderates who were key to Democrats
WASHINGTON—President Trump said he is considering measures to bolster the economy, including a possible reduction in capital-gains taxes, and continued to press the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates
WASHINGTON—President Trump on Tuesday questioned how Jewish Americans could vote for Democratic candidates, as he stepped up criticism of a pair of Democratic congresswomen who have been critical of Israel.
WASHINGTON—President Trump backed further away from calls for stricter background checks for gun purchasers and emphasized mental illness instead as a prominent factor in mass shootings. “I’ve said 100
WASHINGTON—Banks are on the verge of getting some relief from Volcker-rule limits on speculative trading, one of the industry’s priorities in amending the regulations put in place after the financial Two
LONDON—The U.S. warned Greece against assisting the Iranian tanker released by Gibraltar as it continues efforts to block the vessel and further drags its allies into escalating tensions between Washington
Russia lashed out at an international arms-control organization for reporting on an explosion at a missile-test site this month and suggested that Moscow had the legal right to withhold data from its stations.
BURLINGTON, Vt.—Bernie Sanders’s support for a plan to base military jets in his home state has put him at odds with some progressives who otherwise approve of his platforms. Mr. Sanders has joined with
This year is shaping up to be the first year that women make up the majority of the college-educated labor force, a milestone that is already altering benefits packages offered by companies and one that