U.S. Stocks Enjoy Haven Status as Trade Spat Dings Other Markets

U.S. stocks are rising even as financial markets from Tokyo to Frankfurt reel from the growing trade rift between the White House and China, raising questions about whether investors are underestimating the risks of a deeper downturn. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average have gone up all but one day since the U.S.…

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Justice Department Needs to Regroup After AT&T Loss as Other Cases Loom

WASHINGTON—Tuesday’s AT&T ruling was a major blow for the Justice Department, putting its antitrust enforcers in the position of having to regroup quickly, as a heavy workload awaits them. Several other closely watched mergers are already on the DOJ’s plate for review and could require tough decisions. Topping that list is the proposed combination of…

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Trump Postpones Steel Tariff Decision for EU, Other U.S. Allies

Updated April 30, 2018 7:56 p.m. ET President Donald Trump has decided to postpone decisions about imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union and other U.S. allies until June 1, a senior administration official said. In addition to announcing the delay, the White House is expected to say Monday evening that it has…

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Zuckerberg’s $1.5 Million Worth of Private-Plane Trips—and Other Perks of Being the Boss

The benefits of running a large public company go well beyond paychecks and stock awards. Take Mark Zuckerberg, who crisscrossed the U.S. last year to attend a rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas, speak with Muslim students in Dearborn, Michigan, and fish salmon in Alaska, all part of a personal challenge to meet and talk with…

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