Trump Strikes Nationalistic Tone in Speech Donald Trump delivered what historians and speechwriters said was one of the most ominous inaugural addresses ever, reinforcing campaign themes of American decline while positioning himself as the protector of the country’s ‘forgotten men and women.’
Review & Outlook Trump’s Populist Manifesto A call to reform government, but perhaps not limit it. Watch Paul Gigot’s Journal Editorial Report on the Fox News Channel, Saturday at 3:00pm.
Trump Sworn In as 45th President Donald Trump took office as the 45th president of the U.S. on Friday, delivering a speech that promised sweeping changes and used sharp rhetoric to take aim at the Washington establishment.
Review & Outlook Democrats Revisit the Caymans After giving Jack Lew a pass, Senators return to tax-haven outrage.
Review & Outlook Trump’s Good First Move The Trump team sends a message to a big Washington lobby.
Supporters Take Victory Lap Though the crowds were smaller than at past inaugurations, Trump supporters from across the country channeled the antiestablishment feel of his campaign to create a celebratory mood.
Trump Says Fighting Crime a Priority The WhiteHouse.gov website singled out “standing up for [the] law enforcement community” as one of the six most important issues to the new presidency.
Weekend Interview An NFL Legend, Trump and America’s Gangs The football great stopped by Trump Tower to enlist the new president in making inner cities great again—or at least better.
Trump White House Website Sets Agenda Mirroring Campaign Pledges The Trump administration overhauled the White House’s website Friday and published action plans that ranged from building a wall along the Mexico border to pulling back from trade deals, transforming a number of populist campaign themes into concrete agenda items.
Declarations President Trump Declares Independence His message to America: Remember those things I said in the campaign? I meant them. I meant it all.
Alexander Hamilton Wouldn’t Approve of a Terrorist’s Clemency Lin-Manuel Miranda’s shameful performance for a man who helped murder my father.
Business World Obama Did Not Save the Economy It’s not his fault he arrived too late to play a role. But getting the credit wrong also gets the blame wrong.
Cross Country ‘Third World’ U.S. Airports? That Insults the Third World Private managers make terminals sparkle and hum the world over. Here we’re stuck with LaGuardia.
Notable & Quotable: A Vice President’s Vice ‘Come inauguration day itself, he was, unsurprisingly, hungover.’
Trump’s Inaugural Speech Stirs Hope, Unease Across the country, responses to President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech, which at times struck notes of unity, exposed the same divisions that roiled the campaign.
Don’t Let Other Investors Make Up Your Mind New research shows that the confidence of others can influence your decisions even more than your own experience can.
Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Licensing Practices Apple is suing Qualcomm alleging it demanded onerous terms for its technology and that it sought to punish Apple for cooperating in a Korean regulatory probe into Qualcomm’s licensing practices.
The Burden of One-Party Government As Donald Trump may soon learn, presidents whose party also controls Congress often wind up feuding with their ostensible allies.
The Race Is On for a Bitcoin ETF The race to get a bitcoin exchange-traded fund in front of retail investors heated up Friday, when a firm run by technology entrepreneur Barry Silbert filed to list its Bitcoin Investment Trust on the NYSE.
Photos: Donald Trump’s Inauguration Businessman Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the U.S., putting Republicans back in control of the White House.
Gambia’s Leader Pressured to Step Down Leaders from African nations were attempting to get Gambia’s longtime leader to cede power Friday, after a tweet signaled the tense standoff might be nearing an end.
Senate Confirms John Kelly as Homeland Security Secretary The Senate confirmed retired Gen. John Kelly as Homeland Security secretary, helping President Donald Trump fill out his national security team on his first day in office.
Trump Moving to Fill Blanks In Financial, Economic Rosters President Trump is moving to fill in some remaining blanks in his financial and economic lineups, eyeing a crisis-era Treasury Department official to become a top banking regulator, and a banker-turned-lawmaker for the No. 2 job at the Treasury.
Dow Industrials Rise 95 Points The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose nearly 95 points Friday after Donald Trump was sworn in as president. But it fell for a second consecutive week.
Inaugural Protests, Largely Peaceful, Marred by Sporadic Violence Protesters destroyed several downtown storefronts on Friday just minutes before Donald Trump took the presidential oath of office. Other protest groups remained largely peaceful.
Democrats’ Schumer Faces Test as He Leads His Party in Age of Trump The new Congress suggests the tools available to Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer as he challenges the GOP, but also the limitations he will confront in the first stage of the Trump presidency.
Multiverse Mayhem The protagonist of “Empire Games” seems like an ordinary person working a dead-end job. But she carries a gene that enables her to walk between worlds.
The Master of Nonsense and Wonder The creator of “The Owl and the Pussycat” and the Jumblies was also among the best natural-history painters of all time.
Did God Die in 1859? David S. Reynolds reviews “The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation” by Randall Fuller.
More of the Wonderful Margaret Wise Brown Meghan Cox Gurdon reviews “The Runaway Bunny: A 75th Anniversary Retrospective” and “North, South, East, West,” a previously unpublished story by the celebrated author of “Goodnight Moon.”
Why Time Flies It speeds by during fun first dates and draws itself out during crises. Alan Brudick’s “Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation” investigates the tension between objective physical time and subjective psychological time.
The Hormonal Containment Chamber in Your Home Jason Reid’s “Get Out of My Room!” is a study of the rooms in which American kids carry out the hideous process of becoming grown-ups.
The New Science of De-extinction Could scientists bring back Tyrannosaurus, king of the dinosaurs, or the king of the birds, the dodo? And what about the King himself, Elvis Presley? Brian Switek reviews “Bring Back the King” by Helen Pilcher.
When America Abandoned an Ally The story of the Hmong is worth revisiting at the end of the Obama presidency. Mark Moyar reviews “A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA” by Joshua Kurlantzick.
Cigarettes Are Still Sublime In “Nicotine,” Gregor Hens echoes Christopher Hitchens’s lack of regret: “Every cigarette I’ve ever smoked was a good cigarette.” Michael C. Moynihan reviews this wonderfully meandering memoir.
A Marine-Turned-Novelist Takes on the Syrian War Elliot Ackerman’s “Dark at the Crossing” subscribes to the jaundiced assessment that war is anything its fighters want it to be.
Senate Confirms Mattis as Defense Secretary The Senate confirmed retired Gen. James Mattis as the secretary of defense, approving a central member of Donald Trump’s national security team just hours after the new president was sworn into office.
Five Best: Danny Orbach The author of “The Plots Against Hitler” on conspiracies to kill the Führer.
The Sixers May Finally Be a Real NBA Team Again The belated rookie season of Joel Embiid gives the longtime league doormats cause for optimism
Wal-Mart Starts Layoffs at Headquarters Wal-Mart Stores was following through Friday on plans to cut nearly 1,000 corporate jobs.
Most Oakland Dockworkers Skip Work Friday The Port of Oakland was nearly at a standstill Friday after hundreds of dockworkers failed to show up for their shifts, according to port officials..
Tesla Boosts Range of All-Electric Model S to 335 Miles Tesla Motors has extended the battery range for a new version of the Model S sedan to 335 miles on a charge, furthering the Silicon Valley auto maker’s lead in the all-electric car race.
Morgan Stanley Gives CEO a Raise; Goldman Trims Stock-Pay for Some James Gorman, chairman and chief executive of Morgan Stanley, saw a 7% raise for 2016, while Goldman Sachs cut stock awards for several executives after revenue fell 9%.
Snapchat Parent Plans to Pay Banks 2.5% of IPO Proceeds The banks managing Snap’s initial public offering are set to share 2.5% of the money raised in the deal, a relatively low rate that indicates the popular technology company’s leverage in dictating the terms of its public debut.
Huge Protest Is Planned for Trump’s First Saturday Officials say they have made preparations to deal with a crowd as large as 400,000 for Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington.
Trump Expected to Name FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai as Chairman President Donald Trump is set to appoint Ajit Pai, a GOP member of the Federal Communications Commission, to be the agency’s chairman, according to several people familiar with the matter.
Big Ten Conference Will Hold a ‘League of Legends’ Tournament The Big Ten Network later this month will begin televising an e-sports tournament comprising teams from 12 of its 14 member schools, which will compete in the popular multiplayer online battle game.
This Old Soldier Doesn’t Want to Fade Away Regarding Richard Benedetto’s “How Can We Miss a President Who Won’t Go Away?” (op-ed, Jan. 12):Mr. Benedetto criticizes President Obama for not planning to leave Washington, D.C., immediately following the end of his second term.
How the Dow’s Trump Rally Stacks Up Against History Donald Trump’s election sparked a rally that lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average to several records and the closest it has ever been to 20000. It is on track for the most impressive run from election to inauguration in 20 years.
Out of Touch Leaders Get Replaced Eventually Mr. Trump may not be the reincarnation of Andrew Jackson (1828), Abraham Lincoln (1860), William McKinley (1896) or FDR (1932), but history never clones people, it simply repackages them to suit the times.
Deplorables and Progressives Must Reconcile Well, Lou, maybe you should meet some of us too.
Presidential Libraries Are Based on Actual Events Perhaps Mr. Edward Rothstein’s criticisms of presidential libraries could be addressed by prominently posting caveats of the type used by movie makers, e.g., “based on actual events”
CORRECTION Although the Republican Party was founded as an antislavery party, it did not endorse total abolition before the Civil War.
DeVos Reveals 102 Investment Ties That Could Pose Conflicts Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has disclosed financial ties to 102 companies and investment vehicles that would be potentially affected by the agency she would oversee.
Lynn Tilton Sees ‘Gamesmanship’ in Zohar Funds’ Lawsuit A lawyer for financier Lynn Tilton says a recent lawsuit, launched against her by Alvarez & Marsal, the new managers of funds central to her distressed-debt empire, will further damage her portfolio of troubled companies.
Société Générale in $50 Million Settlement With U.S. Société Générale has agreed to pay a $50 million civil fine to settle federal claims that it defrauded investors, including financial institutions, in the marketing and sale of a residential mortgage-backed security, the Brooklyn U.S. attorney’s office said Friday.
Merck Settles With Bristol-Meyers, Ono Over Cancer-Drug Patent Merck will pay $625 million plus royalties on Keytruda sales to Bristol-Myers Squibb and Ono Pharmaceutical to settle a suit alleging the cancer drug violates their patent for a method of harnessing the body’s immune system to fight cancer.
Nations React to Inauguration With Good Will, Uncertainty Warm wishes from global leaders began arriving amid mixed reactions and uncertainty as President Donald Trump was sworn in on Friday and vowed ‘it’s going to be only America first.’
Companies Pony Up for Inauguration At least four corporations that declined to support or reduced their donations to the July Republican convention have given to Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, which raised a record $90 million.
The Surest Cure for Inequality The peak of inequality in world history was 1914. What solved it? Total war —and decades of strife. Gregory Clark reviews “The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality From the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century” by Walter Scheidel.
Regions Financial Earnings, Revenue Rise Regions Financial said its fourth-quarter earnings and revenue rose as its mortgage income was boosted by higher gains from loan sales.
Trump Administration Suspends Insurance Cut for Risky Mortgages Less than an hour after Donald Trump became U.S. president, the new administration said it was suspending a recent move to lower charges for borrowers on a risky mortgage backed by the government.
Oil Settles Higher on Signs of Tightening Supply Crude futures settled higher on Friday, driven by signs of the market tightening after major oil producers agreed to cut output and by weakness in the U.S. dollar.
Dollar Fell After Trump Speech The dollar fell and the Mexican peso surged Friday after Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States.
AIG, Berkshire Hathaway Strike Reinsurance Pact American International Group said it would pay Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway roughly $10 billion to take responsibility for some AIG insurance claims if they run unexpectedly high, one of the largest-ever pacts of its kind.
Daniel Barenboim’s Mission for Better Music Education The conductor and pianist on saving classical music and promoting Middle East peace.
How ‘Kompromat’ Became a Word for Using Scandal as a Weapon Ben Zimmer traces the derivation of “kompromat,” a word for using scandal as a weapon that played a key role in recent news about President Trump.
Natural Gas Prices Fall Sharply Natural gas prices settled nearly 5% lower Friday as weather forecasts became more moderate and data showed that drillers put more rigs to work.
Parsing the Weightiness of Words The first edition of Henry Watson Fowler’s A Dictionary of Modern English Usage offers advice on useful distinctions and so much more.
U.S. Government Bonds Pare Losses U.S. government bonds pared earlier losses Friday after Donald Trump struck a populist tone in his first address as U.S. president.
Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Pleads Not Guilty in U.S. Court Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the Mexican drug lord who evaded U.S. authorities for years and built a billion-dollar narcotics empire, made his first appearance in a U.S. courtroom on Friday, pleading not guilty to the 17 criminal charges against him.
George H.W. Bush Remains Hospitalized in Stable Condition Former President George H.W. Bush had a breathing tube removed Friday at a Houston hospital, where he remains in stable condition in intensive care, according to a family spokesman.
Gold Prices Rise As Trump Takes Office Gold prices rose on Friday as the inauguration of Donald Trump highlighted uncertainty about the path of U.S. policy in the coming weeks.
Photos of the Day: Jan. 20 In photos picked Friday by Wall Street Journal editors, devotees offer prayers in Nepal, Donald Trump is sworn in as U.S. president, “El Chapo” arrives in New York and more.
Italian Shipping Firm Giuseppe Bottiglieri Seeks Protection From Creditors Italian cargo shipowner Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping is seeking protection from creditors as it works to restructure its business, the latest casualty of an industrywide slump.
U.S. Strikes Target Al Qaeda Camp in Syria U.S. airstrikes targeted an al Qaeda training camp in western Syria on Thursday, killing an estimated 100 people or more, according to a U.S. defense official.
Explore 200 Years of American Still Lifes At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, an exhibition looks at two centuries of fruits, flowers, game birds, pottery, books, musical scores, shells and more.
Capital Journal Trump Indicts Political System, Remains the Outsider In an inaugural address unlike any in recent memory, Donald Trump indicted the political system he now leads. He also signaled he will be an entirely new kind of president, Gerald F. Seib writes.
Talks Between Malaysia, Abu Dhabi Over Missing Money Break Down Negotiations between government investment funds in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi over who is responsible for billions of dollars in missing money have broken down, according to people familiar with the matter, making it harder for the two funds to put the scandal behind them.
Obamas Leave White House for Final Time as First Family Eight years after taking the oath of office himself, former President Barack Obama departed Washington, leaving the nation’s leadership in the hands of a man with a very different vision.
U.S. Oil Producers Ramp Up Spending U.S. oil producers, optimistic that higher crude prices are here to stay, have issued 2017 budgets that call for dramatically greater spending to tap new wells.
Procter & Gamble Says It’s ‘On Track’ Procter & Gamble offered a more upbeat outlook for sales growth this year as it posted better-than-expected organic sales for the latest quarter.
Pence’s Role Is Entirely Up to His Bond With Trump Vice President Mike Pence figures to be the White House’s main point of contact for Congress, given his history as a six-term congressman from Indiana, but his influence will depend entirely on President Trump.
Rockwell Collins Confident on Jet Ramp Rockwell Collins’s CEO said new jetliner deliveries should continue to rise through the end of the decade even with the dip in orders that has spooked investors. The company reported a rise in quarterly profit and revenue.
U.S. Oil-Rig Count Climbs by 29, Baker Hughes Says The number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. rose by 29 in the past week to 551, according to oil-field services company Baker Hughes Inc.
The NFL’s CEO Coaches Are Profiting Three of the four remaining coaches found success by relinquishing the play-calling—which got them hired in first place; akin to an ‘identity crisis’
Billy Bush Sells New York Townhouse at a Loss The television personality who parted ways with ‘Today’ recently sold his townhouse for $7.425 million—he paid $8.8 million for it about a year ago.
GE Revenue Slips, Hurt by Oil Woes General Electric’s revenue declined 2% in the fourth quarter, as the company was weighed down by a depressed oil industry and shipped fewer jet engines and power turbines than it had planned.
Best-Selling Books Week Ended Jan. 15 Best-Selling Books for the week ended Jan. 15, with data from Nielsen BookScan
McDonald’s Earnings: What to Watch McDonald’s is expected to report an increase in global same-store sales but a decrease in the U.S. when it announces its quarterly earnings on Monday.
Trump’s Style: ‘Deliberate Chaos’ Donald Trump won the presidential race with an unorthodox campaign that relied on an avalanche of political attacks and bold promises. As he is sworn in Friday as president, he is poised to take much of that strategy to the White House.
A London Exhibition Will Look at Europe From 4017 At London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, artists will pretend they are looking back at Europe from the vantage point of 4017.
Kansas City Southern Results Pressured by Weak Energy Market Kansas City Southern, which posted flat revenue and sagging profit even as the wider railroad sector shows glimmers of a turnaround, warned of risks to the U.S. and Mexican economies if negotiations about a cross-border trade deal aren’t handled carefully.
American Express Feeling the Heat From Competition The writing is on the wall for American Express, but investors can’t see it. Like a lifelong Platinum-card holder oblivious to the better options now available, the company’s investors are oddly unconcerned about worsening competition.
Boston Police Call Explosion Near Police Cruiser a ‘Deliberate’ Act The device, which appeared to be some sort of a propane tank, exploded near the cruiser Friday morning and was placed there intentionally, Boston police said.
Washington Uncertainty May Give GE an Unhealthy Glow Add General Electric to the list of businesses concerned about the risks from health policy uncertainty. Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt noted on the fourth-quarter earnings conference call that the U.S health-care business faces some risks as a result.
AT&T’s DirecTV Now Added at Least 200,000 Subscribers in First Month AT&T said its new streaming-video service, DirecTV Now, added at least 200,000 paying subscribers in December, its first month of operation.
Note to Hollywood: Stop Tarnishing Television Treasures! How dare the movie industry sully high-class, cerebral TV shows such as “CHiPs” and “The Dukes of Hazzard” with remakes?
Heard on the Street Apparel Industry Enters No-Man’s Land Under Trump Apparel retailers could be among the hardest hit by tax proposals being weighed by the Trump administration.
Chinese Internet Giant Strikes Deal With a Secretive Investor and…a U.K. Insurer Aviva creates new company with Tencent and Chinese investor, Hillhouse.
China to Have Fewer Tools to Keep Economy Humming in 2017 The monetary easing and strong property market that buoyed China’s economic growth last year are petering out, leaving policymakers with fewer tools to keep the economy humming steadily in an important political year.
Italy Avalanche Rescue Team Finds at Least 10 People Alive Search-and-rescue teams have found at least 10 people alive buried under the rubble of a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy that was hit by a powerful avalanche.
A Strange New Experience for Pep Guardiola: Losing The Manchester City coach is racking up defeats like never before
Schlumberger Looks Towards Growth After Posting Another Quarterly Loss Schlumberger’s chief executive expressed cautious optimism Friday that a two-year downturn that ravaged the world-wide energy industry has reached its bottom and recovery is on the way.
Judge’s Death Puts Brazil Leader on the Spot Thursday’s death of Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki presents President Michel Temer with the delicate task of naming another judge to oversee a vast anticorruption probe likely to implicate members of his government.
Sunday Lunch: Recipes That Satisfy Body and Soul For a weekend meal that satisfies the spirit as well as the stomach, griddle these buttery Moroccan flatbreads stuffed with spiced lamb. Recipes for an herbed yogurt sauce and a lemony chopped salad round out the menu.
Recipes: Yogurt Sauce and Chopped Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette Recipes to accompany Moroccan lamb m’smen for a satisfying Sunday lunch
Netflix Strategies Fuel Soaring Stock Price Netflix’s global expansion and ramp up of its streaming-operations has resulted in its share price hitting an all-time high on Thursday. Shares closed at $138.41 after the company posted strong fourth-quarter results Wednesday.
How I Reunited With My Best Friend in a Liberated Mosul A Journal reporter’s hopes of seeing his friend alive again had dimmed after Islamic State took the Iraqi city in 2014.
Turkey Readies Enhanced Powers for President Turkey is poised to pass sweeping constitutional changes that could amplify the powers of the presidency and extend Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authority for at least another decade.
Retailers Turn to Silicon Valley to Lure Customers In the age of Amazon.com, other retailers are scrambling to find a way to keep consumers shopping on their sites and in stores. The trick? Personalization, via data and tech.
Sands to Pay $6.96 Million to Settle U.S. Investigation Las Vegas Sands agreed to pay a $6.96 million criminal penalty to settle a U.S. investigation into violations of the antibribery law over payments the company made to a business consultant in China.
McDonald’s Turns Up Heat in Russia McDonald’s is advancing into new territories such as Siberia and encountering familiar rivals such as KFC and Burger King, which built scores of restaurants in the past few years.
For the Love of French Posters A new exhibit in Chicago, ‘L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters,’ showcases the bold, colorful work of artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
NFL Players Arrested More Off the Field Get More Penalties on It A new study finds that trouble off-duty correlates with rule-breaking during pro football games.
The A-hed These Drivers Are Not Crazy—They’re Just Doing the ‘Pittsburgh Left’ Steel City motorists often yield the right of way at intersections to cars turning left—a tradition that baffles newcomers and creates problems for driverless cars; ‘It embodies the kindness of Pittsburghers’
Why Martha Stewart Pilots Her Own Drone Martha Stewart on high-tech gardening gear, the best juicer and the benefits—and perils—of piloting a drone.
If You’re Behind on Retirement Savings, Here’s How to Catch Up No matter how big your retirement-savings shortfall, all is not lost. There are a number of ways, often overlooked, to help you boost income or minimize your costs during your golden years.
Bookshelf Deng’s Great Leap In 1985, renowned economists from around the world took a cruise together down the Yangtze River. China would never be the same. Howard W. French reviews “Unlikely Partners” by Julian Gewirtz.
SEC Questions Herbalife Over China Anti-Corruption Efforts Herbalife said Friday that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating its anticorruption efforts in China.
Boeing May Face Union Vote at 787 Plant Union leaders said they planned to advance long-running efforts to organize a big Boeing jetliner plant in South Carolina with a petition to the National Labor Relations Board for an employee vote later this year.
Higher Oil Prices Put Smiles on the Faces of Energy Executives A recovery in oil prices has cheered energy-industry leaders gathered this week for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, with many confident that demand is finally better matched with supply after a two-year price collapse.
For Former Soviet Republics, Russia Has a New Playbook Russia is offering tiny Moldova a fresh bargain in exchange for cutting trade ties with the European Union, signaling a new approach as the Kremlin attempts to win over countries tempted to forge deeper ties with the West.
Canada Retail Sales Advance in November Canadian retail sales in November edged upward, falling short of expectations, as a gain in vehicle sales wasn’t enough to offset broad-based weakness.
Trump’s Presidency of Firsts and Familiarities By some measures, Donald Trump is truly distinctive, but he has some qualities that draw notable parallels to past presidents.
Rusal’s Deripaska Skeptical of Market’s Post-Trump Optimism Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska says he has “no idea” whether the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump will improve frosty U.S.-Russia relations. In an interview he also said the world is too complacent about the pace of China’s overhaul of its financial system.
Canada Annual Inflation Rate Climbs 1.5% in December Canada’s annual inflation rate rose in December at a slower-than-anticipated pace as higher gasoline and electricity costs were offset by a third straight month of food-price declines.
Nissan, Renault CEO Says Auto Makers Likely to Expand U.S. Production Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of Nissan and Renault, said auto makers with factories in the U.S. are likely to expand production there under the presidency of Donald Trump.
Ford Sees Remeasurement Loss of About $3 Billion Ford Motor Co. said it plans to take a $3 billion pre-tax charge against its fourth-quarter earnings related to its pension and retiree-benefit plans, following a change in its pension accounting the company made a year ago.
Heard on the Street Where Trump’s Protectionism Could Hit the Hardest For all the talk of U.S. trade frictions with China under Donald Trump, one of the biggest losers if U.S. imports drop would be the rest of Asia.
EU Opens Inquiry on Draghi’s Membership in Group of Thirty The action follows complaint by activist Corporate Europe Observatory that the central bank is too cozy with private financiers, who are represented alongside academics and public servants in the G30’s membership rolls.
Shanghai Government Names Ying Yong Mayor The Shanghai government on Friday named Ying Yong as mayor, installing an official with close ties to President Xi Jinping into a high-profile position.
Heineken in Talks to Buy Kirin’s Brazil Assets Heineken is in talks with Japan’s Kirin Holdings to acquire its struggling beer operations in Brazil, a move that could strengthen the Dutch brewer in one of the world’s largest beer markets.
CMO Today: It’s Inauguration Day Here's your morning roundup of the biggest marketing, advertising and media industry news and happenings.
Europe Expresses Concern, Hope on Trump’s Approach to Trade European governments prepared for Donald Trump’s inauguration, apprehensive about a break in U.S. foreign policy tradition but hopeful that common interests and economic reality would prevent a sharp departure from the status quo.
‘Political Necessity’ to Wrap Up Brexit Talk Within Two Years, U.K. Treasury Chief Says Britain is aiming to wrap up exit talks with the European Union within two years as a “political necessity,” the U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer said, rebutting concerns from some European governments that negotiations can’t be concluded so quickly.
Heard on the Street China’s Economy in 2016 Was a Stimulating Story, But 2017 Looks Stormy China’s leaders envision a pivot away from stimulus, but that could unravel if tensions with Trump escalate.
With IPO on Horizon, Zscaler Adds Industry Veteran to Board Charles Giancarlo, an early Cisco Systems executive, will join the billion-dollar cybersecurity startup’s board.
Davis’s Take: Faithfully Executing the Office of President As the world watches (or in some cases averts its eyes) as we begin a new era, it is worth reflecting on one that is ending.
How Trump Aims to Broadly Reshape Policy Donald Trump’s presidency is likely to bring many big policy shifts, including on health care, immigration, foreign affairs and the environment. Here is a detailed look.
SunTrust Profit Falls as Expenses Rise SunTrust Banks said profit fell in its latest quarter as expenses increased and the bank set aside a higher provision for credit losses.
Islamic State Destroys More of Ancient Palmyra Islamic State group militants destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theater in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra.
Personal Technology Stop Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat From Slurping Up Your Data Hidden settings let you restrict social media apps from draining your precious LTE data, Joanna Stern says.
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The 10-Point: Gerard Baker on the Inauguration of the 45th President. Full Coverage on WSJ.com A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker.
U.K. Retail Sales Drop at Fastest Rate Since 2012 Retail sales in Britain fell at the fastest monthly rate in nearly five years in December, data showed, signaling that accelerating inflation may have deterred Britons from parting with their cash.
GOP Gains Ally in the White House, Albeit a Complicated One For the first time since they won full control of Congress in 2014, Republicans on Capitol Hill now have an ally in the White House willing to sign GOP legislation into law. But Donald Trump will be a complicated partner.
Oil-Field Services Company Keane Prices Upsized IPO at High End of Range Oil-field services company Keane Group Inc., which increased the size of its initial public offering at least twice, said the IPO priced at the high end of its estimated range Thursday.
Obituary Brenda Barnes’s Best Career Move: Quitting a Great Job Quitting her job at PepsiCo made Brenda Barnes famous. It also turned out to be a brilliant career move. After serving on corporate boards, which broadened her skills, she returned to the spotlight as president and later CEO of Sara Lee. Ms. Barnes died Jan. 17 at 63.
The Retirement Report In Retirement, It’s Save Now or Pay (a Lot) Later Given a choice between satisfying our immediate needs and desires or focusing on the future, the here and now typically wins out. That impulse doesn’t bode well for retirement savings.
Banks Face Brexit Squeeze as Consumers Max Out on Debt Confident consumers are borrowing to spend, but pressures are building.
Heard on the Street Trump at the Wheel Is One More U.S. Worry for Japan’s Car Makers As U.S. car sales roar to record highs for the second consecutive year, the Japanese makers are riding the wave—but the market looks headed for weakness.
What Crisis? South Korea’s Markets Prosper Amid Political Turmoil Neither the impeachment of South Korea’s president nor prosecutors’ pursuit of the scion of the Samsung conglomerate appears to have ruffled investor bullishness on South Korea.
Brenda Barnes’s Advice to Her Children Former Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes, who died Tuesday at age 63, became a symbol of the hard choices women make between work and family. After suffering a stroke in 2010, she sent the following letter to her children, entitled “Ten lessons from your momma.”
Trump’s Hair Inspires Name for Newly Discovered Moth Species Just in time for inauguration, a newly discovered moth species has been named after President-elect Donald J. Trump, whose distinct hairdo resembles the yellow scales atop the moth’s head.
Awash in Migrants, Italy Steps Up Deportations for Relief As Italy looks for fresh ways to cope with the hundreds of thousands of migrants bottled up in the country, one solution is rising to the top of the agenda: deportation.
Mel Bergstein Foresaw That Computers Would Transform Corporate Strategies Mel Bergstein was an early proponent of the idea that computers would force a complete rethinking of corporate strategies. As founder of Diamond Technology Partners, he helped recast companies for the digital age. Mr. Bergstein died Dec. 25.
Lois Rice Helped Create Pell Grants for Low-Income College Students Lois Dickson Rice helped develop Pell grants that provide tuition money for low-income college students. She also was among the first wave of African-American women serving on boards of major U.S. corporations. Ms. Rice died Jan. 4 at 84.
DeploraBall Crowd Relives ‘Lock Her Up’ One Last Time As Trump supporters at the DeploraBall celebrated and Peace Ball attendees looked to the weekend’s protests, the battles of the 2016 campaign seemed far from over.
The Numbers Developing Wind-Chill Factor Required Cold Calculation For some critics, the wind-chill metric, which describes how cold the air feels, is at best, misunderstood, and, at worst, misleading.
‘Hidden Figures’ Adds Up to a Hollywood Success Story The PG-rated, mid-budget drama featuring three African-American women as a trio of brilliant NASA workers during the age of the Space Race and Jim Crow has garnered attention in Hollywood because of its continuing box-office triumphs.
Samsung Investigation Blames Battery Size for Galaxy Note 7 Fires An investigation into the cause of faulty batteries that led Samsung Electronics to pull all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last year found that some batteries were irregularly sized, causing overheating, while others had manufacturing problems.
The Collectible-Sneaker Game: A Guide for Obsessives and Beginners Collecting limited-edition sneakers has evolved from the pasttime of a loopy subculture to a booming mainstream passion. Here’s an insider look at how it works
ECB Survey Shows Rising Eurozone Inflation Expectations Inflation in the eurozone will be somewhat higher than previously expected both this year and next due to higher oil prices, forecasters polled by the European Central Bank said in a report.
How Markets Reacted to U.S. Presidents’ First 100 Days A look at market performance during the first 100 days of presidents going back to Ronald Reagan offers some surprising results.
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