US economy

Trump Team Is Split Over How Hard to Push North American Trade Deal

President Trump wants Congress to quickly approve his trade deal with Canada and Mexico, but his own team is divided over how to force a reluctant Democratic-controlled House to act.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Border-Wall Plans

A federal judge late Friday blocked the Trump administration from moving forward on construction projects for a wall along the southern U.S. border with funds that Congress hadn't approved, the first ruling on the issue.

What Happens in a New Mexico Town When U.S. Border Patrol Drops Off Migrants

Chris Brice was relaxing on his couch on a recent Saturday when he got a text that the Border Patrol would be dropping off a large group of migrants in this small desert town the next day.

Global Economy

Mexican Economy Contracts, Testing New Government

The Mexican economy contracted in the first quarter from the end of last year, a challenge for the six-month-old government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who is aiming for growth to average 4% during his six-year term.

Head of Mexico’s Central Bank Operations Is Leaving for BIS

Banco de Mexico’s top markets official is leaving for the Bank for International Settlements after more than two decades at the central bank, according to people familiar with the plans.

Boris Johnson Is the EU’s Worst Nightmare

For European leaders watching Theresa May’s political death throes, a sense of inevitability has been replaced by one of fear.

Theresa May to Quit as Prime Minister

Theresa May said she would quit as British prime minister once her Conservative Party chooses a successor, potentially paving the way for a new leader who would put a no-deal departure from the European Union back on the agenda.

In Race to Succeed May, Boris Johnson Leads Field

Theresa May's decision to quit as Conservative Party leader fires the starting gun on a race to succeed her. The candidate to beat is Boris Johnson.

Older Voters Are the Future of American Politics

If there’s one thing everyone knows about modern politics, it’s that the key to the next election and the longer-term trends beyond is the rising tide of younger voters. We’ve become used to the idea that the young—more progressive in their values and more Democratic in their voting habits—are the future, and the rest of us had just better adapt or (as we will soon enough) die.

Corporations

Who Needs Google’s Android? Huawei Trademarks Its Own Smartphone OS

Huawei Technologies Co. is pinning its hopes on a self-designed operating system to replace Google’s Android following a U.S. blacklisting. The question is: Can it succeed where others have failed?

Markets

The Gas Lines of the ’70s Are Gone, Replaced by Complacence

Remember standing in gas lines to fill your car?