Secretary of the Treasury

Dollar Continues To Gain Ground; Aussie Underwhelmed by Wage Data

© Reuters. Developments in the U.S. are in the focus today<p>Investing.com - Developments in the U.S. were in the focus today as Asian market was rather …

Forex

Venezuela's 'Petro' Token Launches in Pre-Sale

The Venezuelan government has officially launched the pre-sale of its controversial "petro" token, according to a report.<p>The petro was first …

Cryptography

Trump's Tax Law Rankles Europe as Ministers Fret About Fallout

European Union finance ministers are set to voice their concerns again over the impact of Donald Trump’s tax cuts, having already criticized the plan …

Business

The Briefing: Defend America and stop sharing political memes

WASHINGTON – Between the lines of the 37-page indictment that spells out a sprawling Russian effort to undermine our 2016 presidential election and …

Black Lives Matter

Australia's diplomatic offensive on the United States

Australia is planning a diplomatic offensive to deepen its strategic relationship with the United States, with a "secret weapon" booked to entertain …

Australian News

Europe struggles to respond to Trump’s tax reforms

Europe is trying to fight back against U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax reforms.<p>There’s just one problem: The EU can’t agree on how to respond.<p>The …

Europe

FOREX-Dollar continues recovery from three-year lows

© Reuters. FOREX-Dollar continues recovery from three-year lows<p>* Dollar index trades above last week's 3-year low<p>* Correlation between dollar and …

Stock Markets

Cryptocurrency regulation demand misplaced, experts say

U.S. lawmakers and governmental agencies are considering increasing regulation on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but more red tape may not be appropriate, experts say.<p>Continue Reading Below<p>“Exchanges are already regulated,” Jim Harper, executive vice president at the Competitive Enterprise …

Cryptocurrency

Trump touts Tim Scott’s anti-poverty plan while communities wait and wonder

Donald Trump kicked off the past week by unveiling a budget that slashed spending for some of the country’s major anti-poverty programs.<p>Days later, …

Steve Mnuchin

Gold Prices Fall For Third Straight Session As U.S. Dollar Strengthens

Gold prices remained lower on Tuesday as the dollar rebounded from a three-year low<p>Investing.com - Gold prices remained lower on Tuesday as the …

Commodities

How New Jerseyans Can Keep Their Property Tax Breaks Amid New Trump Law

New Jersey lawmakers have moved forward with legislation that will allow New Jerseyans to keep their property tax breaks vis-à-vis a charitable …

New Jersey Politics

Tillerson dismisses criticism on Russia sanctions amid growing questions

The indictment Friday of 13 Russians accused of waging "information warfare" in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is raising new questions about …

Russia

EU studying U.S. tax reform in depth before deciding on any action

© Reuters. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire attends a conference on "Transforming France’s Economy and Completing the Integration of the …

Stock Markets

The Lessons of Black Monday

EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE<p>Click for full view<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the Opening Bell in New York, February 9, …

European News

Here's who could lend the US Treasury the $3 trillion it needs in the next 3 years

Amid the Fed's balance sheet unwind, the Treasury needs are rising.<p>The Treasury Department estimated that it will borrow $955 billion in FY 2018, $1.083T in FY 2019 and $1.128T in FY 2020. The budget now seems to be very close to passing the House and be sent to Trump for signing.<p>This raises an …

Finance

Trump’s ‘Best People’ and Their Dubious Ethics

President Trump’s White House has been so scandal-plagued that controversies involving cabinet members and other high-level officials that would have been front-page news in any other administration have barely registered in the public consciousness.<p>Where to begin? Trump officials have been accused …

Donald Trump

Feds Working On New Marijuana Banking Guidance, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Tells Congress

Issuing updated marijuana banking guidance is “at the top of the list” for the U.S. Treasury Department, according to Sec. Steve Mnuchin.<p>“I can tell …

Cannabis

Dems hit stock buybacks in tax law fight

Democrats are emphasizing companies' stock buybacks to help make their case against the GOP tax law ahead of the midterm elections.<p>The law is …

Ron Wyden

Trump might be close to escalating a trade fight with China

He is mulling whether to impose tariffs or quotas on steel and aluminum imports.<p>The Trump administration is weighing stiff new limits and tariffs on steel and aluminum imports — and China, one of the proposal’s main targets, is warning it might want to think twice.<p>Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross …

Politics

McMaster to allies: Track your investments and stop funding Iran’s proxy militias

MUNICH — National Security Advisor H.R.McMaster made an appeal to NATO members and allies at the Munich Security Conference to look hard at who …

Middle East

Trump’s Economic Policy Is a Mixed Bag

Some Trump supporters I know claim that the president threatens extreme actions, like pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, merely …

Economics

Here is a guide to the ethics scandals of President Donald Trump's Cabinet members

Getty Images<p>Eight months after taking control of the executive branch, the Trump administration saw its first Cabinet member — Health and Human …

Donald Trump

The dollar is at its lowest point since 2014 — and nobody can pinpoint the reason

The US dollar has dropped 2.0% in the past five days, 2.4% over the past month, 4.1% year-to-date, 5.3% over the past three months, and 9.4 % over the past 12 months, according to the WSJ Dollar Index. At 82.47, the index is at the lowest level since December 25, 2014:<p>The index weighs the US dollar …

Markets

As Florida Shooting Survivors Beg for Action, Trump Opts to Lie Low

Under President Obama, the White House response to mass shootings developed a ritualistic quality, with the president delivering 15 speeches offering …

Donald Trump

Analysis: Trump got what he wanted, then he moved the goalposts on DACA

<b>By James Hohmann | Washington Post</b><p>President Donald Trump could have gotten his border wall. Democrats were willing to cave on that in exchange for …

Immigration

Ending Nafta Could Cause Rural ‘Depression,’ GOP Senator Says

President Donald Trump risks triggering a “depression” in the nation’s rural areas if he withdraws from Nafta, Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley …

Business

Florida shooting leads some Republicans to say it's time for Congress to do more than talk

CLOSE<p>The deadly shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school is prompting renewed calls for more gun control.<p>Several leading Republicans said Thursday …

Guns

Why did Scott Pruitt take a $14,000 flight to rural Oklahoma? To talk about closing EPA offices.

Cheriss May/NurPhoto via ZUMA<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned …

Scott Pruitt

Mnuchin says Washington studying possible return to TPP through renegotiation

President Donald Trump’s administration is actively discussing the possibility of rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal on …

Donald Trump

Scots actress married to Donald Trump's treasury chief says she's 'just a regular person'

Louise Linton also said that she’s “super-duper” sorry for mocking a critic of her jet-set lifestyle.<p>A scots actress married to Donald Trump’s …

Scottish Politics