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American Express Feeling the Heat From Competition

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:49:38 EST
The writing is on the wall for American Express, but investors can’t see it. Like a lifelong Platinum-card holder oblivious to the better options now available, the company’s investors are oddly unconcerned about worsening competition.

Washington Uncertainty May Give GE an Unhealthy Glow

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:33:35 EST
Add General Electric to the list of businesses concerned about the risks from health policy uncertainty. Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt noted on the fourth-quarter earnings conference call that the U.S health-care business faces some risks as a result.

Apparel Industry Enters No-Man's Land Under Trump

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:13:54 EST
Apparel retailers could be among the hardest hit by tax proposals being weighed by the Trump administration.

Chinese Internet Giant Strikes Deal With a Secretive Investor and…a U.K. Insurer

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:16:03 EST
Aviva creates new company with Tencent and Chinese investor, Hillhouse.

Where Trump's Protectionism Could Hit the Hardest

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:29:00 EST
For all the talk of U.S. trade frictions with China under Donald Trump, one of the biggest losers if U.S. imports drop would be the rest of Asia.

Banks Face Brexit Squeeze as Consumers Max Out on Debt

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:35:43 EST
Confident consumers are borrowing to spend, but pressures are building.

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

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:42:38 EST
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.

Mnuchin Hearing Does Little to Clear Trump Fog of Uncertainty

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:35:02 EST
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.

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

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:36:46 EST
China’s leaders envision a pivot away from stimulus, but that could unravel if tensions with Trump escalate.