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April 25, 2017 9:14 PM Why would Derek Jeter want to get involved with the Miami Marlins?

Why bother with a market that has yet to show it can support baseball on a consistent basis, though exasperating ownerships have been partly to blame? My guess is that Jeter would dismiss such questions, adopting the same mindset that he did as a player, the mindset that helped make him a superstar. Jeter lives in Tampa. His one known partner, former 14

April 24, 2017 9:47 PM Trump seeks 15 percent corporate tax rate, even if it swells the national debt

President Trump is pursuing a drastic cut in the corporate tax rate, a move that is likely to grow the national debt and breach a long-held Republican goal of curbing federal borrowing. The president has instructed advisers to propose cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, according to White House officials who said they were not authorized 15

April 24, 2017 8:33 PM French election spurs equity market, euro rally

NEW YORK Global equity markets rallied on Monday to lift a gauge of world stock indexes to a fresh peak, while the euro briefly jumped to a five-month peak against the U.S. dollar as the first round of an election in France went to the market's preferred contender. Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency on Sunday by winning 11

April 24, 2017 8:24 PM Liberal Arts Colleges, in Fight for Survival, Focus on Job Skills

Some schools require humanities students to take math and statistics courses With their students facing rising debt and pressure to land a job after graduation, colleges and universities are focusing less on the meaning of life and more on how to earn a living. This evolution toward pragmatism has been under way since the 1990s, but the speed of change 15

April 23, 2017 10:53 PM Medical tech firm Becton Dickinson to buy C.R. Bard for $24B

Medical technology firm Becton, Dickinson and Co. says it has reached an agreement to buy competitor C.R. Bard Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal worth $24 billion. The deal announced Sunday was approved by both companies' boards but still needs regulatory and Bard shareholder approvals. It's expected to close in the fall. The companies say that for every 9

April 23, 2017 8:12 PM Trump 100 days: President adds tax reform in key week

With several of his campaign promises and his first budget now in the hands of Congress, President Trump is adding to perhaps the most critical week of his early presidency by putting his tax-reform plan into the mix. Trump is set on Wednesday to announce his plan to cut taxes -- a top campaign promise along with building a border wall and repealing 15

April 23, 2017 11:30 AM Five fights for Trump’s first year

Congress is facing a string of deadlines that set up a number of fights for the rest of President Trump’s first year in office. When lawmakers return on Washington from a two-week recess, they’ll have just five days to pass a funding measure to prevent the government from shutting down on April 29. Lawmakers are locked in talks, with GOP leaders eager 18

April 23, 2017 7:12 AM French Presidential Elections: A Look at the Candidates

Paris: A far-right leader praised by Donald Trump; a scandal-hit conservative; a 39-year-old former investment banker; and a leftwing radical who campaigns by hologram — here are the leading figures bidding to become France's next president. Since becoming party leader in 2011, Le Pen has been on a drive to clean up the anti-EU, anti-immigration National 20

April 23, 2017 7:09 AM Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

SYDNEY — As tensions rose on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has President Donald Trump’s trust but little diplomatic experience to go with it, became the top American official headed to the region after North Korea again failed to successfully launch a ballistic missile. Days later, the mild-mannered former governor stood along 21

April 22, 2017 5:57 PM Major Hurdle for a Tax Code Overhaul: Trump’s Own Field

“There’s probably no special interest that’s more favored by the existing tax code than real estate,” said Steven M. Rosenthal, a real estate tax lawyer and senior fellow at the centrist Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. “It’s really hard to take that industry on.” James B. Stewart’s “Common Sense” columns have examined President Trump’s tax returns 26