The Week: Business

Why you won't outlive your savings

Why you won't outlive your savings

Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web: Why you won't outlive your savings A significant amount of retirement research has pointed to "an impending
Trump makes sanctions relief deal for Chinese telecom

Trump makes sanctions relief deal for Chinese telecom

The Trump administration on Friday announced it has made a deal to help a Chinese telecom, ZTE, shuttered by a U.S. Commerce Department export ban. ZTE obtains about one quarter of its manufacturing
Seattle's 'Amazon tax'

Seattle's 'Amazon tax'

The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: "What responsibility do companies have toward the communities in which they function?" asked Aseem Prakash and
6 lovely homes in North Carolina's Research Triangle

6 lovely homes in North Carolina's Research Triangle

Chapel Hill. This five-bedroom, 7,389-square-foot home is 3 miles from Chapel Hill. The 1981 house features cathedral ceilings and hardwood floors; the kitchen– living space has zebrawood cabinets, a
Wealthy Chinese businesspeople are apparently buying their way into Trump fundraisers

Wealthy Chinese businesspeople are apparently buying their way into Trump fundraisers

Wealthy Chinese businesspeople are apparently gaining access to President Trump by paying middlemen to get them into political fundraisers, as a way of dodging U.S. election law, The Washington Post
How to keep your emerging market out of turmoil, with 1 handy tool

How to keep your emerging market out of turmoil, with 1 handy tool

Developing countries are giving investors a panic attack. Until quite recently, they offered attractive sources of returns to wealthy people around the world: Investors dropped $1.2 trillion into
GOP congressman: Straight people should be allowed to refuse to sell homes to gay people

GOP congressman: Straight people should be allowed to refuse to sell homes to gay people

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) has lost the support of the National Association of Realtors after he told a delegation last week that homeowners shouldn't have to sell their properties to people
Trump donor says he won't hand over any money until there's a DACA deal

Trump donor says he won't hand over any money until there's a DACA deal

David MacNeil, a Chicago-area businessman who has donated more than $1 million to President Trump, told Politico Republican candidates can expect nothing from him until they take action on an
Trump tells Fox & Friends that NFL players who don't stand during the national anthem maybe 'shouldn't be in the country'

Trump tells Fox & Friends that NFL players who don't stand during the national anthem maybe 'shouldn't be in the country'

On Thursday morning, Fox & Friends broadcast an interview Brian Kilmeade conducted with President Trump on Wednesday, on short notice. Kilmeade informed Trump that the NFL owners had just approved
Democrats are helping Republicans unleash Wall Street. What could go wrong?

Democrats are helping Republicans unleash Wall Street. What could go wrong?

A hefty package of bank deregulation passed the House of Representatives earlier this week, after being passed by the Senate back in March. It now goes to Trump to be signed into law. The majority of

Leave Silicon Valley alone

Why can't this White House figure out that Silicon Valley is one of America's greatest assets? On CNBC's Squawk Box earlier this week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin offered a cautious but
Stephen Colbert asks Stephen King about Trump's Twitter block, grills the Devil about that White House sinkhole

Stephen Colbert asks Stephen King about Trump's Twitter block, grills the Devil about that White House sinkhole

On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that President Trump can no longer block people on Twitter. "So for those of you who can once again read Donald Trump's tweets, congratulations! — and I am so
Strike by Las Vegas union members could spell disaster for the city's hotels, casinos

Strike by Las Vegas union members could spell disaster for the city's hotels, casinos

Members of the Culinary Union in Las Vegas are prepared to go on strike if the casinos don't approve a proposed five-year contract by the time the current contract expires on May 31. The union says
How Trump is putting the squeeze on American workers

How Trump is putting the squeeze on American workers

"The forgotten men and women of our country," Donald Trump promised on election night 2016, "will be forgotten no longer." It was a key part of his appeal as a political outsider, that the two
The middle class doesn't need Teslas. It needs Chevy Volts.

The middle class doesn't need Teslas. It needs Chevy Volts.

Is Tesla's dream of an affordable middle-class all-electric vehicle dead? It's not looking good. Consumer Reports just found "flaws — big flaws" in the braking performance, control panel, and general
Congress votes to repeal part of Dodd-Frank

Congress votes to repeal part of Dodd-Frank

The House voted Tuesday 258-159 to roll back rules for midsize and regional banks that were put in place after the 2008 financial crisis to prevent a repeat of that catastrophe. The bill, already
The guy tasked with fixing New York's broken subway is also busy running a giant hospital network

The guy tasked with fixing New York's broken subway is also busy running a giant hospital network

The chairman and CEO of New York City's transit system is bound to be a busy man: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority carries millions of people every day, often via outdated infrastructure in a
Amazon will ban you for returning too many items

Amazon will ban you for returning too many items

A number of Amazon customers are complaining that they've been banned from the retailer over what the company claims are excessive returns, despite the fact that nowhere in Amazon's return policy does
Amazon has apparently been supplying police departments with terrifying, Orwellian facial recognition technology

Amazon has apparently been supplying police departments with terrifying, Orwellian facial recognition technology

Amazon has reportedly spent several years hawking its facial recognition technology to law enforcement agencies, prompting the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday to accuse the company of having
How China and Wall Street won Trump's trade war

How China and Wall Street won Trump's trade war

President Trump's trade war with China seems to be over before it even began. Three days of talks produced a vague "framework" under which the U.S. would back off tariff threats in exchange for China