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June 7, 2017 11:09 PM ‘Infrastructure week,’ designed to challenge Democrats, finds no takers

If President Trump’s “infrastructure week” was winning converts, Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) was exactly the sort of Democrat who should have come over. Elected in 2012, he watched his blue-leaning district in northeast Minnesota swing hard right, giving Trump a 15-point victory. If he ran for reelection, he’d be at the top of Republican target lists 68

June 7, 2017 10:44 PM A Nation Built by Business

To understand how the United States developed into the land it is today, one must see American history through the lens of business history. Philip Delves Broughton reviews “The Land of Enterprise: A Business History of the United States” by Benjamin C. Waterhouse. Throughout the 2016 campaign Hillary Clinton never grasped the contradictions in her own behavior 47

June 7, 2017 2:52 PM The Daily 202: Ohio is hurting because of Obamacare’s uncertain future, but Trumpcare could make matters worse

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The White House has tacked on a last-minute addition to Donald Trump’s Ohio itinerary. After landing in Cincinnati this afternoon to talk about infrastructure, the president’s official schedule says he will meet “with Obamacare victims” on Air Force One. His quick trip comes one day after Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced that it is pulling 154

June 7, 2017 2:08 PM Why it has all come undone for LeBron James and Cleveland in NBA finals

I’m a LeBronJames fan, and on Sunday night he showed us all that he could do. A freight train running with abandon to the basket, he hit shots, grabbed rebounds and found open teammates. There are evenings on which his basketball IQ is limitless. But he wasn’t enough. He wasn’t close to enough. His Cleveland Cavaliers teammates weren’t close to enough 43

June 6, 2017 11:53 PM Trump undercuts his aides by contradicting their statements

Members of President Trump’s Cabinet and top White House aides tried to soften his travel ban by calling it a “temporary pause.” They said his firing of former FBI director James B. Comey was not about the Russia investigation. And this week they used their public comments to attempt to keep the United States out of a messy regional conflict in the Middle 74

June 6, 2017 11:14 PM Amazon offers discount on Prime for people on food stamps

Amazon.com is offering a discount on its Prime membership for people who have low incomes and receive government assistance, positioning itself as an even greater competitor to retail giant Wal-Mart. Customers with a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer card — used for programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps 55

June 6, 2017 9:40 PM U.S. says China likely to build more overseas bases, maybe in Pakistan

WASHINGTON A Pentagon report on Tuesday singled out Pakistan as a possible location for a future Chinese military base, as it forecast that China would likely build more bases overseas once it establishes a facility in the African nation of Djibouti. "China most likely will seek to establish additional military bases in countries with which it has a longstanding 59

June 6, 2017 8:47 PM Wall Street Slips Ahead of UK Vote, ECB, Comey Testimony

Investors will also watch out for the European Central Bank's meeting, where policymakers are expected to take a more benign view of the economy, according to sources. “We have a lot of stuff on Thursday. If you’re looking for days where we can see some long-awaited volatility, I'd say that's probably going to be Thursday and Friday," said Anthony Conroy 51

June 6, 2017 6:32 PM AL All-Star voting update sees Aaron Judge overtake Mike Trout as top vote getter

Plus Miguel Sano is your new leader at the hot corner The biggest change? New York Yankees outfielder overtaking the injured Mike Trout as the leading vote getter. Judge continues to be the top dog in the AL Rookie of the Year Award race, and frankly could be the frontrunner for the Most Valuable Player Award, too. He's having a phenomenal season, entering 62

June 6, 2017 5:03 PM US STOCKS-Wall St slightly lower as UK vote, Comey testimony loom

* Former FBI director to testify before Congress on Thursday * UK election outcome, ECB meeting also on same day * Wal-Mart hit as Amazon discounts some Prime subscriptions * Indexes down: Dow 0.10 pct, S&P 0.13 pct, Nasdaq 0.06 pct (Updates to early afternoon) By Tanya AgrawalJune 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were slightly lower in early afternoon trading 56