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May Answers the Big Brexit Question

A speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday answered the biggest outstanding question about the United Kingdom's impending departure from the European Union: It will not try to stay in the bloc's single market.

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Bloomberg: Commerce Pick Ross Calls China ‘Most Protectionist’ Major Nation. Billionaire Wilbur Ross, nominated by Donald Trump to serve as Commerce secretary, called China the most protectionist of the world’s major economies and vowed to level the playing field with the Chinese on trade, especially in reducing overcapacity in its steel industry. Show More Summary

Closing Bell: Yellen sees few hikes each year

Stocks ended mixed as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen capped off a day filled with interest rate speculation. Yellen said she anticipates a few interest rate hikes per year through to the end of 2019. Proof of an economy nearly running on its own came in the form out the Beige Book out this afternoon. Show More Summary

Asian American band the Slants takes its trademark battle to the Supreme Court: Is it free speech or a racial slur?

Obama strikes an optimistic tone for his final news conference Jan. 18, 2017, 3:08 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Obama says he is hopeful for the future, a contrast from other Democrats Senate hearings continue for Trump's...

Is Houston The NFL's Best Super Bowl Host City?

This Jan. 14, 2017 photo shows The George R. Brown Convention Center, which will host the NFL Experience in Houston. Super Bowl LI will be played Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) February 1, 2004 was a day that will forever be etched in my memory. [...]

GOLDMAN SACHS CEO: The markets were already great before Trump's win

Stock markets have been on a tear since Donald Trump's electoral victory in November, but at least one Wall Street titan says the president-elect can't take all the credit. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein on Wednesday told CNBC that...Show More Summary

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

The Baseball Hall of Fame opened its doors Wednesday to Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez. The Baseball Writers Assn. of America did not elect anyone in 2013, but the writers have elected 12 players in the four years since then, the most in any four-year period since the 13 players selected...

Tech Today: Defending Qualcomm, Defending Apple, Defending Nutanix

Here are some things going on today in your world of tech: Defending Qualcomm Shares of Qualcomm (QCOM) are up 72 cents, or 1%, at $64.91, despite the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announcing after the close yesterday that it’s suing...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant, dancing construction workers highlight Warriors’ Chase Center groundbreaking

A sprinkle of Hollywood magic turns construction launch into a spectacular affair A fabulous fête went down in Mission Bay on Tuesday. The Golden State Warriors’ arena held their official groundbreaking media gala, ushering in the long-awaited...Show More Summary

From Occupy Wall Street To Occupy White House: The Resurrection of Goldman Sachs

Five years ago Goldman Sachs played the arch villain of the financial crash ? the very essence of a greedy, rapacious bank that profited while ripping off its own customers and the American people. As the vampire squid, it was the perfect...Show More Summary

Biden Blasts Trump-Putin Plan "To Collapse The Liberal International Order"

In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Joe Biden took aim at president-elect Trump and Russian president Putin in what is likely his final public appearance as US vice-president. The speech was long on scaremongery and war rhetoric and short on 'fact', as The Wall Street Journal reports, Mr. Show More Summary

If Trump Wants Jobs And Investment, He Needs To Play Better With Others

President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office Friday on an economic sugar rush. The markets have soared since his election, and companies are falling over themselves to curry his favor by announcing new plans to expand in the United States. Show More Summary

'I'm Alpha Male Adjacent.' Neil Patrick Harris on Why He's Still Doing Ads for Heineken Light

It was back in the summer of 2014 that Neil Patrick Harris did his first ads for Heineken Light, via Wieden + Kennedy New York. From the beginning, the campaign has had a meta humor, wryly commenting on beer advertising generally—including,...Show More Summary

Asian American band the Slants takes its trademark battle to the Supreme Court: Is it free speech or a racial slur?

A trademark dispute involving an Asian American band that calls itself the Slants has provoked a Supreme Court battle over the freedom of speech, political correctness and the government’s refusal to sanction what it sees as a racial slur. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday over whether...

GM to make $1B factory investment, create jobs

General Motors says it will invest $1 billion in its factories and add thousands of new U.S. white-collar jobs in moves that have been in the works for years but released Tuesday in response to criticism from President-elect Donald Trump (Jan. 17)        

Swiss Saturday: Parent Teacher Conferences

Just because I’ve done two Swiss Saturdays in a row don’t take that as a promise that I’ll continue. This week I met with my son (grade 3) and his teachers for a parent-teacher-student conference. As a side note, I hate bringing my kids...Show More Summary

How to watch the Women's March on Washington

Today, tens of thousands of people will descend on Washington, D.C. for the Women's March on Washington, the viral protest for equality organized in the wake of Donald Trump's ascension to the White House.  SEE ALSO: How to get involved...Show More Summary

Five Ways To Say "No" So You Can Finally Reclaim Your Focus

Staying productive is all about consciously deciding what not to do. Here's how. Staying productive is all about consciously deciding what not to do. Here's how. It isn't news that culture is obsessed with doing—with being in motion, with being occupied, with being busy. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

It is rare indeed for a nation to have at its summit a group so curiously gifted as Washington and Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Adams. And what was particularly providential was the...Show More Summary

Quicken Loans, Under Fire, Fires Back

The nation’s second-largest retail mortgage lender has come under regulatory scrutiny. Its chief executive, Dan Gilbert, is unfazed.

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