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August 28, 2017 10:31 PM Top Trump Organization executive asked Putin aide for help on business deal

A top executive from Donald Trump’s real estate company emailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s personal spokesman during the U.S. presidential campaign last year to ask for help advancing a stalled Trump Tower development project in Moscow, according to documents submitted to Congress on Monday. The request came in a mid-January 2016 email from Michael 70

August 28, 2017 7:23 PM Maine gov to Canadians: Trump 'truly believes' in free trade

Maine's Republican governor is reassuring Canadian leaders that President Donald Trump "truly believes" in having free trade and they shouldn't read too much into what they hear. Gov. Paul LePage and other New England governors met with Eastern Canadian premiers Monday to discuss Canadian-U.S. trade relations, days after Trump threatened to abandon the North 113

August 28, 2017 11:36 AM Dara Khosrowshahi is expected to say hello to Uber employees today or tomorrow

The new leader of the car-hailing giant will be unveiled at an all-hands meeting today or tomorrow. Let’s hope there are no tasteless jokes at the next all-hands meeting of Uber employees, as they get to meet their expected new boss. That would be Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of Expedia, to whom the board of the car-hailing company has offered the top job after 82

August 28, 2017 2:43 AM Trump’s business sought deal on a Trump Tower in Moscow while he ran for president

While Donald Trump was running for president in late 2015 and early 2016, his company was pursuing a plan to develop a massive Trump Tower in Moscow, according to several people familiar with the proposal and new records reviewed by Trump Organization lawyers. As part of the discussions, a Russian-born real estate developer urged Trump to come to Moscow 82

August 27, 2017 8:55 AM Cease-fire in battle against IS on Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT – Lebanon's military has announced a cease-fire in its week-old battle against the Islamic State group along the Syrian border, saying it will allow for negotiations with the militants over the fate of several Lebanese soldiers captured three years ago. The Syrian army and Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, which are waging a separate campaign 68

August 25, 2017 1:14 PM U.S., Mexico, Canada ink non-disclosure agreements for NAFTA talks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States, Mexico and Canada signed non-disclosure agreements before the first round of negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico's Economy Ministry said on Friday. Initial talks between Mexico, the United States and Canada to update NAFTA ended in Washington last weekend amid signs 47

August 23, 2017 3:47 PM A brief explainer on NAFTA after latest Trump bashing

President Donald Trump, at an event in Phoenix, said that the U.S. will "end up probably terminating" the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico "at some point." The U.S., Mexico and Canada began formal negotiations last week to rework the 23-year-old trade pact that Trump slammed during his campaign as the "worst" in history 46

August 22, 2017 8:19 PM How Steve Bannon Lost the Battle for the Soul of Trumpism

Throughout the summer, six men—four members of Congress and two Trump officials—have been meeting in secret to rewrite the American tax code. The private sessions happen every two weeks or so—there’s no set schedule—often in the suite of either Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, or Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader. Over time, the group has become 157

August 22, 2017 12:57 PM The Finance 202: Business leaders not sacrificing much by dumping Trump

President Donald Trump meets with manufacturing CEOs on February 23. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Don’t go lining up the Profile in Courage awards for American CEOs just yet. Those who quit President Trump’s business councils last week to protest his handling of the Charlottesville horror have enjoyed heaps of praise. The resignations caused the collapse 113

August 21, 2017 11:28 PM Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg unlikely to play out contract

The Detroit Red Wings may only get a year or two more from captain Henrik Zetterberg. In an interview with Swedish media, Zetterberg said he “will probably not play” through the end of his contract, which runs until 20-21. Zetterberg, 36, cited a longing for his native Sweden as part of his reasoning. But he also acknowledges what everyone knew when he signed 69