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Opinion | Republicans for a Carbon Tax

Too many Republicans these days have lost their economic bearings. Look no further than a GOP Senate bill that would enact a carbon tariff—i.e., a new tax. In...

Opinion | The Coming Deluge for Small Business

Small businesses are often hit hardest by regulation, and the latest federal dragnet is no exception. Under a statute aimed at reducing money laundering, millions of small businesses...

Opinion | California Wants to Ban Your Choo-Choo

Gavin Newsom wants to be President, but in some respects the Governor already is, as the Biden Administration lets California impose its climate rules on the other 49...

Opinion | U.S. CEOs on the Chinese Menu

Whatever the merits of this week’s summit between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, there was no reason for U.S. business leaders to trip over themselves to...

Opinion | Proxy Advisers and Double Standards

Gary Gensler has brought down the hammer on public companies that have allegedly misled investors. But when proxy advisers have done the same, the Securities and Exchange Commission...

Opinion | President Biden’s Trade Gift to China

Hard to believe, but President Biden has shown stronger leadership in the Asia-Pacific on defense than on economics. His Administration had hoped to announce a skinny trade deal...

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Walmart sales are up, but it’s flashing a warning sign about buying habits

Walmart ended its fiscal year with strong sales numbers but joined a chorus of large direct-to-consumer businesses in warning that Americans are pulling...

Black, Hispanic homebuyers pay higher interest rates on average, even as ownership levels hit new peaks

Significantly more Americans own a home now than a decade ago, but the disparity between Black homeownership rates and those of other racial...

Call of Duty League team owner suing Activision Blizzard for $680 million

Rodriguez — whose company owned and operated the Call of Duty League’s OpTic Texas team — and now-retired OpTic player Seth “Scump” Abner...

One of the last small-ish Android phones looks like it’s going the way of the iPhone Mini

As phone sizes trended upward, one small device stood its ground year after year: the Asus Zenfone. That appears to be changing soon,...

Economist soothes UK legislators: No big fiscal crisis coming—except for in the U.S.

The U.S. is in danger of a fiscal crisis erupting after a ballooning in deficits in recent years, according to Olivier Blanchard, a...