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Trump struggles to apply CEO skills to presidency – Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump won the White House by arguing that what America needed was a president who had proved himself as a steely and successful corporate leader with no political baggage — someone, say, like himself. If Abraham Lincoln relied on a team of rivals, Trump would command a team of “killer” CEOs. […]

Amazon (AMZN) Beats Earnings and Revenue Estimates in Q1 – Zacks.com

Amazon (AMZN) Beats Earnings and Revenue Estimates in Q1 – Zacks.com

Amazon.com’s (AMZN – Free Report) fourth-quarter 2016 earnings per share (EPS) of $1.48 surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.03. Also, revenues of $35.71 billion exceeded the consensus mark of $35.39 billion. The stock was up 1% in response to the higher-than-expected first-quarter earnings. Strong cloud computing sales, higher revenues from advertising and media streaming […]

Trump tax plan prompts GOP fears about deficit – The Hill

President Trump’s sweeping proposal to cut corporate and business tax rates is raising GOP concerns about blowing up the deficit. While most Republicans favor cutting taxes, worries that the proposal will spike the deficit are already leading to concerns it could cost Trump votes from his own party. “Anything that completely spikes the ball with […]

United report on dragged passenger: ‘many things went wrong that day’ – The Boston Globe

In a new report, United Airlines admits several mistakes were made before, during and after a man was violently dragged off a flight earlier this month, including calling in law enforcement to resolve an incident that was neither a safety nor security issue. In the report, released Thursday, the airline says it had allowed internal […]

Mystery as world’s-biggest-rabbit contender dies on United Airlines flight to O’Hare – USA TODAY

According to United Airlines, at least two girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a flight on because they were not in compliance with a dress code for passengers. USA TODAY Mystery as world’s-biggest-rabbit contender dies on United Airlines flight to O’Hare – USA TODAY

Lumber, Nafta and Mexico Signal a Lengthy Canada-U.S. Trade Spat – Bloomberg

A long road remains after Donald Trump fired the starting pistol in yet another softwood lumber fight, one of several trade disputes the U.S. and Canada are set to spend years sorting out. The U.S. president announced countervailing duties of up to 24 percent on softwood lumber from Canada on Monday, drawing rebuke and a […]

Why the U.S. and Canada Are Fighting About Lumber: QuickTake Q&A – Bloomberg

Why the U.S. and Canada Are Fighting About Lumber: QuickTake Q&A – Bloomberg

The U.S. and Canada are locked in a dispute over softwood lumber, the latest entanglement in one of the thorniest commerce spats between the world’s two largest trading partners. The U.S. escalated the row by slapping tariffs of up to 24.1 percent on Canadian lumber, saying the government provides unfair subsidies to producers. If history […]

Coca-Cola’s profit plunges 20 percent on bottling refranchising costs – CNBC

Coca-Cola’s profit plunges 20 percent on bottling refranchising costs – CNBC

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French Stocks Top 9-Year High, Dow Set For 200 Point Gain After French Election Win for Macron – TheStreet.com

European stocks  are surging and the Dow is slated to open more than 200 points higher at the bell following a solid win for centrist Emmanuel Macron in Sunday’s French presidential elections that appears to have diminished concern that the country may opt to leave the European Union. The CAC-40 gained 220 points, to 4.33%, in […]

Luxury fashion brand Jimmy Choo invites buyers to put their best foot forward – CNBC

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