Politics and Government

President Donald Trump said Friday that if Iran were to block the Strait of Hormuz, “it’s not going to be closed for long,” but he did not elaborate on whether the United States had an obligation to keep open the international shipping gateway, which is critical to the oil industry.

Oil prices climb after two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman and the Trump administration says Iran is to blame. Hadley Gamble reports from the United Arab Emirates.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday blamed Iran for attacks this morning on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping route through which much of the world’s oil passes.

Emails have been reportedly surfaced that could potentially link Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg to controversial privacy practices. Julia Boortsin reports.

We’ve been reporting that federal regulators are keeping a close eye on major tech companies like Facebook, Apple and Google on potential antitrust issues. But, as Ylan Mui reports it’s not just Washington that’s looking at big tech.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is still considering using sanctions to block a controversial pipeline that would increase natural gas flows from Russia to Germany.

Attorneys general in several states have already opened or are preparing to launch their own investigations into Facebook, Apple and Google over concerns about privacy and anti-competitive practices.

Legal action may be brought to CVS on their recent $69 billion acquisition of Aetna. A federal judge could reportedly block the deal. Bertha Coombs has more for us.

The Department of Justice’s assistant attorney general brought the case against big tech into focus in a new speech delivered at the Antitrust New Frontiers Conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.

As more big tech companies are being closely watched by Washington, we delve into how Facebook is also under the antitrust scrutiny. Julia Boorstin reports.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. dollar is at a disadvantage compared to other major currencies like the euro as other central banks keep interest rates low while the Federal Reserve’s rates are higher by comparison.

President Donald Trump, energized by the new border deal with Mexico, made it clear Monday that tariffs are a key weapon in his arsenal as he moves forward with trade talks with China and other countries.

We have been reporting on how Washington is looking to regulate big tech companies. We delve into how Google is under scrutiny. Aditi Roy reports.

President Donald Trump said Friday that Mexico may be able to avert tariffs on its goods by purchasing American agricultural products.

Amazon is coming under scrutiny and its prime membership program could be one of the reasons why. Deirdre Bosa breaks it all down for us.