Thomas Franck’s Posts

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that he has spoken with a top Walmart executive about how the retail giant can best position itself and keep prices low amid the growing trade war with China.

Consumer sentiment rocketed to its highest level in 15 years in early May as Americans grew more upbeat on the health of the economy and its path in 2019, according to data released Friday.

Job gains in the services sectors continued to rocket higher in April as hiring remained hot for computer system designers, social workers and health-care professionals. Manufacturing, on the other hand, posted a third straight month of lackluster employment figures.

BMO Capital Markets upgraded Walt Disney stock Wednesday as the media content giant looks to open two “Star Wars”-theme park attractions, launch its own streaming service and possibly restart its buyback program.

Top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow wants the Federal Reserve to “immediately” cut interest rates by 50 basis points.

Activist investor Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings is off to a strong start in 2019 thanks to some key new stakes.

Citigroup details three scenarios that investors may have to grapple with depending on how the trade talks progress this month.