US economy

FTC Probing Facebook Over Data Use by Cambridge Analytica

Mar.20 (Dow Jones) -- The Federal Trade Commission is probing Facebook Inc. over the use of personal data by an analytics firm tied to President Donald Trump's campaign, a person familiar with the matter said.

Global Economy

Facebook Warns Mexicans About Fake News in Presidential Campaign

Mar.20 (Bloomberg) -- After coming under fire for its role in the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook Inc. is taking steps to prevent what it calls fake news during Mexico’s presidential campaign.

Europe’s Pitch to Trump: You Already Have a Good Trade Deal

Mar.20 (Dow Jones) -- The European Union’s top trade official arrives in Washington Tuesday with a daunting task: convince the Trump administration that, contrary to White House claims, the bloc’s economic relationship with the U.S. is fair.

Mexico's AMLO Says He Would Ask Pena to Halt New Oil Contracts

Mar.20 (Bloomberg) -- Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said if he wins the election in July, he will ask President Enrique Pena Nieto to stop awarding all new private oil contracts.


Uber’s New CEO Confronts His First Crisis With Driverless-Car Death

Mar.20 (Dow Jones) -- Dara Khosrowshahi spent much of the first six months as Uber Technologies Inc.’s chief executive cleaning up scandals he inherited. Just as it appeared Uber was turning a corner, a new crisis has emerged, this time under his watch.

Amazon Passes Alphabet as Second-Largest U.S. Company

Mar.20 (Dow Jones) -- Recent weakness in large technology stocks is reordering the list of the biggest U.S. firms.


Has the Cryptocoin Market Met Its Match in the SEC?

Mar.20 (Dow Jones) -- In recent months, the Securities and Exchange Commission has sent at least 80 subpoenas and requests for information to various firms involved in initial coin offerings.

Investors Haven't Been This Worried About Trade Wars in a While

Mar.20 (Dow Jones) -- It's been more than a year since investors were this concerned about the potential for a trade war.