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Breakingviews: Trump’s Win on Tax Cuts Could End Up a Rare One

Slashing corporate taxes last month was a Republican success. But the wrangling over a shutdown is indicative of the partisan deadlock to come.

Street Scene: Why Private Equity Isn’t Cheering the Tax Overhaul

The tax overhaul could force private equity firms to change the way they do deals for the first time since the industry got revved up in the 1980s.

One Goldman Takeover That Failed: The Trump White House

Gone: Dina Powell, Steve Bannon and Anthony Scaramucci. Going: Gary Cohn. Some reputations remain intact.

DealBook Briefing: A Shutdown Looms, but Markets Aren’t Shaken (Yet)

S.&.P. 500 futures are up, but as the reality of a potential government deadlock settles in, will investors still feel confident?

William Bain Jr., Business Consultant and Romney Mentor, Dies at 80

He made Bain & Company, in Boston, a fierce competitor to some of the country’s leading firms. Mitt Romney was one of his most significant hires.

Breakingviews: Amazon HQ2 Choices Are Disappointingly Undisruptive

Hundreds of cities hoped Amazon would think outside the box in picking its second headquarters. A desire for talent and a welcoming environment led it to the usual spots.

Breakingviews: Link Between Underwriting and Trading Is Put to the Test

Investment banks say underwriting for companies brings in more trading revenue and vice versa. Goldman’s performance suggests that’s not always the case.

DealBook Briefing: Apple’s Political Tax Bet

The iPhone maker has won plaudits from President Trump, but how much will its repatriation of overseas cash actually boost the economy?

Goldman Sachs Once Looked Invincible. Now It’s Losing Money.

The bank reported its first quarterly loss since 2011, because of a one-time hit from the tax law and plunging revenue from trading bonds and other products.

DealBook Briefing: How Google, Facebook and Amazon Could Get Their Wings Clipped

The tech giants aren’t Standard Oil. But critics are starting to ask if antitrust laws could apply to them anyway.

Breakingviews: Why Breaking Up General Electric May Be Hard to Do

A fresh $6.2 billion post-tax charge provides another reason for the conglomerate to consider a breakup. But the value of G.E.’s businesses may make it hard to do.

G.M. Chief Cautions Trump Administration on Upending Nafta

Mary Barra said that the United States should not scrap the trade pact and that any changes should account for the interests of American automakers and workers.

Breakingviews: Citigroup Steers Into Recovery, With Others’ Hands on the Wheel

The snag with Citigroup’s decade-long climb back from the financial brink is that it’s largely driven by forces it doesn’t control. But that’s not always a bad thing.

White Collar Watch: RICO Lawsuits Are Tempting, but Tread Lightly

A case against Harvey Weinstein shows how broadly the racketeering law can be applied, but the recent rejection of a separate suit illustrates some of its limitations.

Citigroup Takes a $22 Billion Tax Hit, but Sees Higher Profits Ahead

Citigroup reported a one-time charge of $22 billion on Tuesday to adjust for the new tax law, but said it expected earnings to rise in the future.

A Wall Street Giant Makes a $75 Million Bet on Academic Philosophy

Bill Miller, the legendary value investor (and former philosophy student), has given the largest gift ever to a philosophy department, at Johns Hopkins University.

G.E. to Take $6.2 Billion Charge Tied to Finance Unit’s Insurance Reserves

The charge is primarily related to long-term care insurance reinsured as part of the GE Capital unit’s legacy insurance portfolio.

DealBook Briefing: BlackRock’s Larry Fink Goes Social Activist

The head of the investment giant wants corporate America to focus on social good as well as profits, and has $6 trillion worth of negotiating leverage.

BP to Take $1.7 Billion Charge Over Deepwater Horizon Spill

The oil giant said that it anticipated cash payments related to the 2010 disaster would be about $3 billion in 2018, up from an earlier estimate.

Oil Briefly Reaches $70 as Buoyant Global Economy Bolsters Demand

Tensions in Iran, record-breaking cold weather in the United States and a year of production cuts have contributed to higher prices, and they could go higher still.

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