Politics

Embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt faces public grilling this week as GOP support erodes

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt goes before two House subcommittees on Thursday as he faces numerous ethics inquiries.

Politics

Democrats hope for another special election upset — but this Arizona House district is likely to stay red

Demographics and early voting trends appear to give Republican Debbie Lesko the advantage in Arizona's special election.

World

UK bank's app down as it tries to fix problems that locked customers out of their accounts

TSB Chief Executive Officer Paul Pester said he had worked for 48 hours to fix the problem.

Technology

Kevin O'Leary: Social media overregulation would destroy small companies' ability to find customers

"Don't kill the 'golden goose' of the efficiency this provides to small business and job creation," the "Shark Tank" investor warns.

Property

Home prices surge in February – even as mortgage rates rise

The latest read from the much-watched Case-Shiller Home Price Indices show price gains widening as the supply of homes for sale remains lean.

Investing

Jury still out on whether inflation will rear its head. Some 'TIPS' on how to deal

The Fed and advisors differ on whether inflation is set for a comeback. Here are some tactics to offset the possibility.

World

Saudi Arabia is aiming to launch its own rival to Disney parks, officials say

As part of the Islamic kingdom’s drive to diversify its economy away from oil, the government has unveiled plans for a massive “entertainment city”.

Property

Barry Sternlicht: US real estate is my favorite asset class right now

Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman and CEO, provides insight to the real estate market and where he is seeing opportunity.

World

How this 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' star defied the fate of so many child actors

This child star defied every young Hollywood stereotype and now helps others manage their money.

Investing

Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen's venture capital group is on a fintech tear

Point72 Ventures started two years ago to look for opportunities in the world of financial startups

Technology

Analyst downgrades big Apple chip supplier due to declining iPhone demand

Mizuho Securities lowers its rating to neutral from buy for Skyworks Solutions shares.

Finance

Biogen revenue climbs, while Spinraza, Tecfidera sales miss

Drug developer Biogen reported a 11.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue as sales of key drugs Tecfidera and Spinraza climbed, albeit at a weaker-than-expected pace.

Investing

Stock market looks ‘pretty fantastic’ despite rising yields, long-time bull Art Hogan says

B. Riley FBR's Art Hogan believes fundamentals will prevail over rising rates and geopolitical risks.

Investing

'Smart beta' investing no longer has any meaning, says financial pundit Rob Arnott

While names of these funds abound, they all aim to beat the market, either with better performance or risk management.

World

US 10-year Treasury yield hits 3% for the first time since January 2014

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note hit the key psychological level of 3 percent Tuesday for the first time since January 2014 on Tuesday.

World

10-year Treasury yield tops 3% for first time since 2014, a key interest rate milestone that should ripple through the financial markets

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note hit the key psychological level of 3 percent Tuesday for the first time since January 2014 on Tuesday.

United States

Calexit plan to divorce California from US is getting a second chance

California's secession movement will get a second try, but there are two other proposals to split up the state.

United States

Amazon will now deliver packages to Prime members' cars

The free in-car delivery is available to Prime members in select cities and only through supported vehicles.

Business

United Tech beats profit estimates and raises 2018 forecasts

United Technologies' quarterly profit topped analysts' estimate on Tuesday on higher demand for its spare parts and services from airlines.

Business

Academic behind Facebook scandal says it's 'unlikely' data was used to help Trump campaign

"I think it is unlikely," Aleksandr Kogan said of claims that Facebook data he shared with Cambridge Analytica was used to help Donald Trump's campaign.

Business

Lockheed Martin raises 2018 forecast as strong defense funding fuels Pentagon business

Lockheed Martin's largest division got a boost from $185 million in sales for F-35 fighter jets.

Finance

Harley-Davidson's profit and revenue beat estimates

Harley-Davidson's quarterly profit and revenue beat Wall Street estimates and the U.S. motorcycle maker reaffirmed its shipments for 2018.

Property

Barry Sternlicht: Caterpillar stock 'looks cheap' here

Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman and CEO, weighs in on Caterpillar's quarterly results and what they indicates about global growth.

World

Prince heirs sue Walgreens and Illinois hospital over musician’s death

A Minnesota prosecutor said last week that no criminal charges would be brought in connection with the singer's death.

World

Finland set to scrap free money experiment after two-year trial

Europe's first national experiment to give citizens free cash will be scrapped after Finland decided to discontinue its basic income trial.

Energy

Jeff Gundlach's new energy-sector trade has potential to be a gusher

Jeff Gundlach didn't choose just any oil ETF for his bet that energy stocks will outperform amid crude rally.

Finance

Pulte beats estimates, points to robust housing market

PulteGroup's quarterly profit beat analysts' estimates on Tuesday as the No.3 U.S. homebuilder benefited from selling more homes at higher prices.

Investing

This trader sees the 10-year yield close to 4 percent and has the chart to show it

Investors are watching for 3 percent on the 10-year, but one trader says it could reach 3.9 percent this year.

Technology

Verizon to report earnings before market open

Analysts forecast something of a strong report from the incumbent telecom company, even as the industry faces antitrust uncertainty.

Finance

Caterpillar stock jumps more than 4% after earnings beat

The machinery manufacturer also raises its 2018 profit outlook by $2 a share over the previous quarter.

Property

Barry Sternlicht: Interest rates rise for two reason - one happy, the other risky

Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman and CEO, weighs in on rising rates and how it could impact the economy.

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