Tess Torelli April 12, 2018

Exposure of the “Access Hollywood” tape, on which Trump is heard bragging about grabbing women without their consent, caused a sensation and led to speculation that it would doom his candidacy. “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p—-. You […]

Tess Torelli April 12, 2018

Getty Images House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), announces he will not seek re-election for another term in Congress, during a news conference at the US. Capitol, on April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. Election Day remains about seven months away. Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to recapture a majority. But every midterm […]

Tess Torelli April 12, 2018

Along with pretty much all of Wall Street, Federal Reserve officials have been watching stock market volatility with a careful eye. Their conclusion, at least so far: it’s not been much of a big deal. Minutes from the Fed’s March meeting indicate that central bankers believe concerns about rising inflation and valuations provided an early […]

Tess Torelli April 12, 2018

The aging presidential helicopter fleet just got closer to its much-needed $1 billion-plus upgrade, as test models are now on track for government testing this year. “We just completely installed the interior this week, and so those two test aircraft will get to the government this year for testing,” Sikorsky program director Spencer Elani said […]

Tess Torelli April 12, 2018

Americans fed up with gun violence now have the chance to speak with their purses. Last week, BlackRock, the world’s largest investment manager, said it was creating several options for investors who want to avoid AR-15 rifles and other civilian firearms. Gunmakers and most gun retailers will now be excluded from BlackRock’s broader socially responsible […]

Tess Torelli April 12, 2018

More investors are betting against electric-car maker Tesla than any other U.S. stock, new data show. The dollar amount of shares shorted on Tesla increased 28 percent in the last month to $10.7 billion, according to S3 Partners. The percentage of Tesla’s available stock currently sold short exceeds 25 percent, according to FactSet. “Tesla, which […]

Tess Torelli April 12, 2018

Democrats had already set their sights on Paul Ryan’s House seat. But the House speaker’s retirement announcement Wednesday makes winning in Wisconsin’s 1st District a more realistic notion for Democrats as they try to take a House majority in November. Ryan’s decision not to seek re-election leaves no clear GOP candidate backed by the party. […]