After Italian Prime Minister Renzi’s defeat, this Trump fan could throw Europe into crisis – Salt Lake Tribune

Earlier this year, Renzi failed to secure the needed two-thirds parliamentary majority for a controversial bill supposed to streamline the country’s legislative process. The bill’s critics argued it would give too much leeway to the prime minister. Renzi’s resignation could ultimately sweep Grillo’s left-leaning and anti-establishment Five Star Movement party into […]

For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker – Washington Post

WASHINGTON — He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards. It’s a freewheeling style that President-elect Donald Trump used to stop Carrier from shipping 800 jobs from an Indiana factory to Mexico. And it marks a radical shift from the measured words and scripted events that typify most presidents-elect. It’s the agenda of […]

United Airlines’ 1st Houston-Havana flight departs Saturday – Chron.com

United Airlines’ 1st Houston-Havana flight departs Saturday – Chron.com

Caption Close United Airlines’ inaugural flight from Houston to Havana is scheduled to leave Bush Intercontinental Airport at 10:23 a.m. Saturday, a local indicator of thawed relations between the two countries. Houston is United’s gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean with 91 daily nonstop flights to 52 destinations. The Cuba route allows travelers from 20 […]

U.S. Approves Norwegian’s Flight Expansion With Irish Unit – Bloomberg

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA won approval to expand flights to the U.S. using an Irish subsidiary, paving the way for the carrier to offer discount trans-Atlantic fares over the objections of domestic carriers and unions. The Department of Transportation found Ireland-based Norwegian Air International fit to serve U.S. destinations, according to a regulatory order Friday. […]

US economy added 178000 jobs in November; unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent – Washington Post

An employee guides a new tire into a shipping container at the Michelin Lexington Earthmover Facility in Lexington, S.C., last month. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg) The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent from 4.9 percent the previous month, according to new government data released Friday morning. The first employment report since voters went to […]

Carrier incentives stir debate over ‘rewarding’ offshoring – USA TODAY

Carrier incentives stir debate over ‘rewarding’ offshoring – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share President-elect Donald Trump says lower taxes and less regulations are on the way to help other companies continue to employ U.S. workers. Nate Chute/IndyStar President-elect Donald Trump takes the stage after being introduced by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.(Photo: Kelly Wilkinson/IndyStar) INDIANAPOLIS — The $7 million incentive package […]

Oil-Price Rebound Gives Banks New Reason to Cheer – Wall Street Journal

The higher oil prices stemming from OPEC’s agreement to cut crude production should give some banks a boost. Bank stocks were slammed earlier this year when, among other factors, falling oil and gas prices raised concerns about troubled energy companies’ ability to repay their loans. But Wednesday’s landmark deal struck by members of the Organization of the […]

US weekly jobless claims total 268000 vs. 253000 estimate – CNBC

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, hitting their highest level in five months, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 17,000 to a seasonally adjusted 268,000 for the week ended Nov. 26, the Labor Department said […]

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