|Trump Tariffs Spark Criticism, Raise Tensions Over Trade|
The emerging fault lines in the global trading system were laid bare as 11 Pacific Rim nations forged a new commercial bloc excluding the U.S., while President Trump signed orders to curb Asian imports.
|Price War Pressures Consumer-Goods Giants|
Household goods from diapers to toilet paper to razors are getting cheaper, but what is a boon for shoppers is squeezing profits at the world’s biggest consumer-goods companies.
|CSX Board to Require CEOs to Get Annual Physical Exam|
CSX will require the railroad’s chief executive to submit to an annual physical exam that will be reviewed by the board, adopting the policy months after the death of prior CEO Hunter Harrison.
|Sexual-Harassment Suit Naming Ad Agency Shines Light on Client Dealings|
A former staffer at IPG’s Initiative media agency claims she was sexually assaulted by an employee of Dr Pepper, an important client, and agency executives retaliated against her.
|Disney to Pay $1,000 Bonuses|
Walt Disney Co. will pay $1,000 cash bonuses to more than 125,000 workers and put $50 million into a new program to cover tuition costs for hourly workers, the company said Tuesday.
|Manufacturers Fight Over New Tariffs' Effect on U.S. Jobs|
President Donald Trump’s move to slap tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines is meant to revive domestic industries. But in the affected sectors, there is little agreement on whether it will actually jump-start U.S. manufacturing and jobs.
|TPP Members Reach Agreement on Trade Pact|
Negotiators from 11 Pacific Rim nations have agreed on a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, a year after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the talks.
|A Fractured World: Nationalism vs. the Global Liberal Order|
Nationalist movements have lost some recent battles, but it’s way too soon to think they are receding.
|States Grapple With Federal Tax Cut That May Raise State Taxes|
Over the next several months, state legislatures across the U.S. will be wrestling over how to respond to federal income-tax cuts that, paradoxically, could raise tax bills at the state level.
|Goodfriend Tells Lawmakers He Backs Fed's Dual Mandate on Jobs, Prices|
Federal Reserve nominee Marvin Goodfriend told lawmakers he supports the central bank’s dual mandate to maintain stable prices and pursue maximum employment, despite his past comments suggesting the Fed should focus on inflation.