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January 19, 2017 6:51 PM 2 painful paragraphs that show how Rick Perry will never fully escape his ‘oops’ moment

Perry, of course, has enhanced that process by running for president again in 2016 and now accepting President-elect Donald Trump's nomination to head the Energy Department — which just so happens to be the very department he forgot he wanted to eliminate when he committed the “oops” gaffe. It was to be expected that this would follow him at least somewhat 10

January 19, 2017 4:52 PM U.K.’s May Implicitly Rebukes Trump With Vow to Lead on Free Trade

British prime minister’s speech comes after she announced the U.K. would be quitting its membership of Europe’s single market DAVOS, Switzerland—British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. would step up as a leading supporter of free trade, presenting in a speech here a strong defense of globalization and an implicit rebuke of policies suggested 17

January 19, 2017 4:09 PM Davos 2017 Panel Discussion: The Way Forward After Brexit

What is the vision for Britain and Europe after the U.K. leaves the European Union? The Wall Street Journal’s Thorold Barker will chair a panel discussion addressing the U.K.’s future relationship with the EU, growth and investment strategies and how to manage global and European immigration. The panel features Philip Hammond , the U.K.’s finance minister 18

January 19, 2017 3:21 PM Northrop Grumman, Lufthansa partner for Australian tanker support

Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman and Lufthansa Technik have signed a pact to cooperate on the Royal Australian Air Force's KC-30A tanker Through-Life Support program. Under the program, both defense contractors will provide the Australian armed forces with a larger access to a global inventory network, landing gear services, and aim to reduce repair 21

January 19, 2017 2:56 PM Read what Steven Mnuchin will say at his Treasury confirmation hearing

Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary pick Steven Mnuchin on Thursday will defend his business track record in the Senate after allegations of past predatory behavior. Mnuchin, 54, is a financier and former finance director for Trump's presidential campaign. He previously worked as a partner at Goldman Sachs and co-owned OneWest Bank, the former IndyMac 18

January 19, 2017 2:53 PM Netflix fueled by original programming, even as its costs hold earnings back, analysts say

Company upgraded to neutral at Macquarie With the stock gains pushing Netflix NFLX, +5.74% to a record level Thursday morning, analysts were enamored of the company’s rapid subscriber additions in the U.S. and even more so internationally. Still, Netflix’s promise to continue original programming, which means continued spending, weighed on some analysts 14

January 19, 2017 12:33 PM IBM CEO: Executives Like Trump’s Pro-Business Promises

‘Any time when you make it easier to do business, that’s good,’ Ginni Rometty says DAVOS, Switzerland—The prospect of lower U.S. corporate tax rates and scaled-back regulations is tempering businesses’ worries about global political uncertainty, International Business Machines Corp. Chief Executive Ginni Rometty said Thursday. The possibility of more nationalistic 14

January 19, 2017 12:06 PM Theresa May reaction: What did Davos delegates make of the speech?

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, UK Prime Minister Theresa May's speech has been given top billing. She's in the central hall - the largest space available - to accommodate the hundreds of people desperate to glean any further details on how she's going to manage the UK's EU exit. And of course hear how exactly she's going to help narrow the inequality 21

January 19, 2017 10:38 AM May Pitches Brexit U.K. as Global Cheerleader for Free Trade

Theresa May pitched post-Brexit Britain as a champion of globalization and free trade, saying she wants to defend the “rules-based international system.” “The U.K. will step up to a new leadership role as the strongest and most forceful advocate for business, free markets and free trade anywhere in the world,” the prime minister said in a speech to the World 17

January 19, 2017 9:43 AM Yellen speech bolsters dollar after Trump's mixed messages

LONDON The dollar held firm against most of its major rivals on Thursday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen halted its worst run in five months by promising a "few" rises in U.S interest rates this year. The greenback gained as much as 2 percent on Wednesday after Yellen's speech, which turned investors back to the narrative of strong 15