The stock market is indicated slightly higher Wednesday as investors digest a clutch of quarterly, corporate results and prepare for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th U.S. president. See full story.
Trump pardons former adviser Steve Bannon, 142 others — but not himself
In his final hours in office, President Donald Trump granted pardons and commuted sentences for 143 people early Wednesday, including a pre-emptive pardon to former White House strategist Steve Bannon. Trump did not pre-emptively pardon himself or his family members. See full story.
Yellen confirmation hearing shows real fight will be over taxes
Janet Yellen’s confirmation hearing showed that Republicans are mainly focused on protecting their 2017 tax cuts. See full story.
Sensing a shifting tide with Biden tackling climate change, this major business lobby gets on board
The nation’s arguably leading pro-business lobby sees the incoming Biden administration’s pledge for climate-change action — including rejoining the Paris Accord that President Trump abandoned — as a can’t-miss chance to influence “market-based” policy on greenhouse gas emissions and more. See full story.
Netflix removes one long-standing cloud for investors
Netflix Inc. had a couple of surprises in its record-breaking fourth quarter, including one that removed a long-hovering cloud for investors. See full story.
‘Right now, the smartest thing we can do is go big,’ Janet Yellen said Tuesday. See full story.