Trump at the Wheel Is One More U.S. Worry for Japan's Car Makers

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As U.S. car sales roar to record highs for the second consecutive year, the Japanese makers are riding the wave—but the market looks headed for weakness.

China's Economy in 2016 Was a Stimulating Story, But 2017 Looks Stormy

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China’s leaders envision a pivot away from stimulus, but that could unravel if tensions with Trump escalate.

Banks Face Brexit Squeeze as Consumers Max Out on Debt

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Confident consumers are borrowing to spend, but pressures are building.

Mnuchin Defends Investments, Qualifications in Senate Hearing

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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.

May Hints at Trump Rebuke in Vow to Lead on Free Trade

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. would become a world leader in promoting the merits of globalization, underscoring her vision of an internationalist Britain outside the EU.

Mnuchin Hearing Does Little to Clear Trump Fog of Uncertainty

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Steven Mnuchin backed away from some of the more extreme policies suggested by president-elect Donald Trump, but the nominee for Treasury secretary also was vague on major areas of economic policy.

Inflation Gauge Tops 2%, Supporting Fed's Plan to Raise Rates

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A broad measure of inflation poked above 2% for the first time in two-and-a-half years in December, a sign of diminished economic slack that could support additional moves by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.

Commerce Nominee Offers Preview of Trade Policy

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Wilbur Ross, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for commerce secretary, provided the deepest view yet of the incoming administration’s likely direction on trade in testimony before the committee considering his nomination.

House Conservative Group Spells Out Rules It Wants Donald Trump to Kill

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The House Freedom Caucus is asking President-elect Donald Trump to roll back a range of federal regulations, including several in the financial sector—from swap rules to bans on forced arbitration.

Robo-Advisory Services Grow Rapidly in China

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Investment advice for the country’s digitally savvy has been slow to take off, but that’s changing.

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