Ford Motor Co. F -0.04 % went on the defensive following the latest attacks from Donald Trump aimed at the auto maker's big-dollar Mexico investments and production plans.
A federal appeals court on Monday cleared the way for American Express to block merchants that accept its cards from steering customers toward lower-cost cards from other issuers.
By one measure, American consumers are the most confident since before the last recession. The question is whether that translates into a boost to spending.
Two Federal Reserve officials who will vote on monetary policy next year offered different views on whether to raise interest rates now, highlighting both sides of a debate that drew a rare three hawkish dissents from policy makers last week.
Global trade is experiencing a dramatic slowdown, just as leading political figures in the United States and elsewhere show an unusual level of hostility toward globalization.