Trump puts Army secretary in charge of Pentagon…

President Trump abruptly announced Tuesday that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing from consideration to lead the Pentagon and he's naming Secretary of the Army Mark Esper as his replacement. While speculation has brewed…

White House explored legality of demoting Fed chair…

The White House explored the legality of demoting Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in February, soon after President Donald Trump talked about firing him, according to people familiar with the matter. The White House counsel’s…

Diane Francis: It’s time to play hardball with…

How dare China snub the prime minister, and therefore the people of Canada, by refusing to meet with our officials until the government drops valid extradition proceedings against a Chinese telecom executive? And how dare…

In the land of ganja and Bob Marley,…

There’s a hint of disappointment in Courtney Betty’s voice when he talks about the present state of Jamaica’s legal medicinal cannabis regime. “I don’t think some of the companies coming in to do business here…

Tour de Finance: How the grandson of a…

Lance Armstrong and Lionel Conacher are partners in a firm, Next Ventures, “designed to maximize growth opportunities in the exploding sports, fitness, nutrition and wellness markets.” Interactions with potential investors tend to follow a similar…

Levittown

My great uncles returned to Brooklyn after military service in World War II and quickly discovered American cities were in a terrible state of disrepair. No one had money for maintenance in the decade long…