President-elect Donald Trump inherits an economy in much stronger shape than at either of the past two inaugurations, but major questions loom over how he can boost productivity and deliver on his growth promises.
Hunter Harrison has spent several years trying to assemble a transcontinental railroad empire. This week the 72-year-old maverick set aside that pursuit but not his desire to run one of America’s biggest railroads.
A dozen major companies have touted the creation of about 130,000 U.S. jobs since Donald Trump was elected president, vowing to keep jobs in America. How many of those come from Mr. Trump’s pressure and how many were already planned is harder to determine.
The Pentagon said Thursday that SIG Sauer had won a $580 million contract to supply the U.S. Army with new handguns, ending a long-running contest that had attracted fierce criticism from a senior military chief.
Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, brushed aside criticism from Democrats over his qualifications and investment holdings and sought to reassure lawmakers on a range of issues.