Wal-Mart's Big Box of Trouble

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From Amazon.com to Donald Trump to Warren Buffett, Wal-Mart Stores faces an uphill battle as it reports fourth-quarter earnings.

Trump Team's Growth Forecasts Far Rosier Than Those of CBO, Private Economists

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The Trump administration has drafted preliminary economic growth forecasts in its federal budget planning that rely on assumptions that are far rosier than projections made by independent agencies and most private forecasters, according to several people familiar with the discussions.

As Tax Debate Heats Up, Lawmakers Struggle to Think of a Plan B

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Despite widespread criticism, border adjustment isn’t dead, and that is partly because Republicans haven’t developed palatable alternatives that avoid huge budget deficits or prevent the corporate tax base from fleeing abroad.

Kraft Heinz Needs a Deal, but Can It Really Afford Unilever?

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Even at the lowball price Kraft Heinz has offered, buying soap-to-soup giant Unilever would stretch its balance sheet to its limits. But the U.S. food group needs a deal.

Applied Materials: Storm Ahead of the Calm

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Applied Material saw a sharp jump in new equipment orders for the fiscal first quarter, its biggest surge in seven years. That has analysts worried about an inevitable slowdown, as Applied’s customers digest those purchases.

Why the Stock Market Doesn't Like Republicans

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A striking feature of the U.S. stock market is that it persistently does better under Democratic presidents than Republican ones. Two economists try to explain why.

Allianz: Bumper Buyback Shows Insurer's Strength

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People often complain their insurers don’t pay out what they should: Investors in Allianz can have no such gripes.

Congress Tests Trump Officials on Trade

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Lawmakers from both parties are showing early resistance to President Donald Trump’s trade policy, a key pillar of his 2016 “America first” campaign.

Global Risks Begin to Recede

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It isn’t only in the U.S. that economic spirits are looking up, Greg Ip writes. Around the world, confidence is on the rise.

Speed Limits on Trump's Infrastructure Drive: Federal Laws, Rare Species and Nimbys

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Neighborhood opposition and environmental regulations, many dating from the 1960s and 1970s, routinely bog down ambitious projects. The required reviews and frequent legal challenges will likely constrain the administration’s plan to spend $1 trillion on ‘highways, bridges, tunnels, airports.’

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