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Capitol Report: Here’s what businesses are saying about the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods

Dozens of representatives of U.S. companies are testifying about the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, telling a Washington hearing that they would cripple business and raise costs for Americans......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatch14 hr. 7 min. ago

California recreational marijuana sales expected to overtake Washington by 2025

Washington annual recreational cannabis sales are projected to reach nearly $2.3 billion in 2020, but California sales are expected to overtake Washington in the next seven years, according to a new report......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 13th, 2018

Capitol Report: The ‘alt-right’ share these characteristics, study finds

Days before a fresh “Unite the Right” rally is to be held in Washington, a new study is shedding light on factors associated with strong feelings of white victimization and solidarity: namely, being jobless and earning a lower income......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 9th, 2018

Capitol Report: China threatens new tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. products

China threatened Friday to slap tariffs on $60 billion of American goods if the White House goes ahead with its plans to impose new levies on Chinese products......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 3rd, 2018

Capitol Report: Awarding green cards does little to boost government revenue, study finds

Getting a green card can boost immigrants’ incomes and the number of tax returns filed, according to new research published as a debate over immigration heats up afresh in Washington......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 30th, 2018

Capitol Report: How awarding green cards can boost tax filings — and incomes

Getting a green card can boost immigrants’ incomes and the number of tax returns filed, according to new research published as a debate over immigration heats up afresh in Washington......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 30th, 2018

Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac In Limbo – Lehman’s Bankruptcy Is Still Not Over

Ten years ago Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac emerged as a major worry in the financial sector, one that would require a massive bailout from the federal government and placement into conservatorship. Q2 hedge fund letters,.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkJul 18th, 2018

Capitol Report: Starbucks closures and D.C. restaurant minimum-wage hike are two sides of same coin

On the same day Starbucks said it would close 150 U.S. stores, voters in Washington, D.C. approved a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage for restaurant workers to $15. The two decisions are not unrelated......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 20th, 2018

Capitol Report: Scott Pruitt reportedly used his position to try to get his wife a Chick-fil-A gig

Pruitt, just three months after being sworn in as head of the EPA, had an aide email Chick-fil-A Chairman and President Dan Cathy about “a potential business opportunity,” according to the Washington Post. That opportunity: a franchise......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 5th, 2018

US opens probe into trading in Fannie, Freddie bonds

The U.S. has opened a criminal investigation into whether traders manipulated prices in the $550 billion market for corporate bonds issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to people familiar with the matter......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 1st, 2018

US opens probe into trading in Fannie, Freddie bonds

The U.S. has opened a criminal investigation into whether traders manipulated prices in the $550 billion market for corporate bonds issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to people familiar with the matter......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 1st, 2018

Capitol Report: White House plans to release final list of Chinese goods subject to tariffs by June 15

The White House said Tuesday it will release next month a list of $50 billion of Chinese goods that will be subject to a 25% tariff......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 29th, 2018

Capitol Report: D.C. turns to Qatar to pay for late-night subway operation after playoff hockey game

Qatar isn’t new to lobbying Washington — but the emirate has found a new way to ingratiate itself in the nation’s capital......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 17th, 2018

Bill Ackman Comments on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Guru stock highlightCheck out Bill Ackman Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Bill Ackman (Updated on 05/16/2018)Related Stocks: FNMA, FMCC,.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytMay 17th, 2018

Capitol Report: Filling up the gas tank cost Americans an extra $4.4 billion in April

Americans got used to falling gasoline prices and filling up cheaply from 2014 to 2016, but they are paying dearly at the pump now. Americans shelled out an extra $4.4 billion for gasoline in April than they did a year earlier......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 15th, 2018

Capitol Report: Americans spent $4.4 billion more in gas in April. Get used to it.

Americans got used to falling gasoline prices and filling up cheaply from 2014 to 2016, but they are paying dearly at the pump now. Americans shelled out an extra $4.4 billion for gasoline in April than they did a year earlier......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 15th, 2018

Capitol Report: Long odds seen for federal sports betting law after Supreme Court decision

At least one member of Congress has said he’ll propose legislation in the wake of a Supreme Court decision Monday that cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting — but don’t wager on a new law from Washington soon, an analyst says......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 15th, 2018

Capitol Report: Low odds seen for federal sports betting law after Supreme Court decision

At least one member of Congress has said he’ll propose legislation in the wake of a Supreme Court decision Monday that cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting — but don’t wager on a new law from Washington soon, an analyst says......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 15th, 2018

Capitol Report: British foreign secretary tells Trump not to scuttle Iran deal | Trump spending cut plan to be ‘PR stunt,’ analyst says

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tells President Donald Trump not to scrap the Iran nuclear deal; a budget expert says Trump’s spending-cut plan will be a ‘PR stunt’; and Nafta talks start back up in Washington this week......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 7th, 2018

Bruce Berkowitz’s Fairholme Fund Buys Vistra Energy in 1st Quarter

Fund continues trimming Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and SearsCheck out Bruce Berkowitz Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Bruce Berkowitz (Updated on 05/01/2018), Check out Fairholme Fund Stock Picks » .....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytMay 2nd, 2018