Quarterly Investment Guide

Global turmoil is a gusher for oil companies

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“The rising tide lifts all ships. All oil companies will make more money thananyone estimated just twomonths ago,” said Fadel Gheit, oil analyst with Oppenheimer. “Every dollar increase in the price of oil gives Exxon $450 million a year more income,” Gheit added.

Investors seek safety, bet on fear

Investors seek safety, bet on fear

Investment banks are offering more products offering protection from losses triggered by unexpected calamities.

The bond backfire

The bond backfire

Those who bought long-term Treasury funds took on a lot more risk than they anticipated, and those who sold tax-exempt funds were not discriminating enough.

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Ivanka Trump takes on unpaid West Wing role

Ivanka Trump takes on unpaid West Wing role

The president's daughter will receive classified information and a government-issued communications device, but not a paycheck.
Uber faces deepening turmoil as its president quits

Uber faces deepening turmoil as its president quits

Uber's president Jeff Jones quit on March 19 after just six months on the job, adding to a list of problems that have hit the company hard in recent weeks.
Two kid-friendly movie theaters open in California

Two kid-friendly movie theaters open in California

Mexican movie theater chain Cinepolis opened a new child-friendly auditorium with climbing frames, slides and beanbag chairs in the United States.
How Trump's budget stacks up to his past promises

How Trump's budget stacks up to his past promises

President Trump made a lot of promises to the American people during his campaign, but parts of his spending proposal seem to contradict some of those pledges.
Trump's budget eliminates arts, public broadcasting spending

Trump's budget eliminates arts, public broadcasting spending

President Trump's proposed budget calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Small and rural programs would be hit hardest.
Trump's budget plan, by the numbers

Trump's budget plan, by the numbers

President Trump just released his budget plan for the next fiscal year, which proposes some big changes in government spending. Here's a look at what agencies are helped and hurt by the proposal.
Where Trump's budget proposal goes next

Where Trump's budget proposal goes next

President Trump has introduced his budget plan, but that's just the beginning of the appropriations process. The Washington Post's White House economic policy reporter Damian Paletta explains what happens next.
Trump heralds 'new Industrial Revolution' in Michigan

Trump heralds 'new Industrial Revolution' in Michigan

At the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Mich., March 15, President Trump vowed to make the United States "car capital of the world again." Here are key moments from that speech.
Yellen: Fed raises interest rates by a quarter point

Yellen: Fed raises interest rates by a quarter point

On March 15, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen announced that federal interest rates will increase by a quarter point, from a range of 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent.
What to expect from Trump's imminent budget proposal

What to expect from Trump's imminent budget proposal

The Washington Post's Damian Paletta breaks down what's coming in the Trump administration's first budget proposal, which will be released on March 16.
ACA vs. AHCA: How the Republican plan stacks up against Obamacare

ACA vs. AHCA: How the Republican plan stacks up against Obamacare

The American Health Care Act falls far short of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, but there are some big potential changes.
Job growth sets stage for rate hike

Job growth sets stage for rate hike

The brisk hiring in February and rising wages set the stage for an interest rate hike this month by the Federal Reserve.
Ad: 'Stikbots: Made by kids'

Ad: 'Stikbots: Made by kids'

Stikbot is a toy that helps players create short, stop-motion animations and share them online.
When we were small: Ben's Chili Bowl

When we were small: Ben's Chili Bowl

The now famous Ben’s Chili Bowl opened in 1958 with four booths and a counter. It was one of the only businesses to survive DC’s 1968 riots and gentrification in the U Street Neighborhood. Now a well known institution, Ben’s Chili Bowl has opened stores around the region, ships food across the country, and is known worldwide.
Trump meets with small bank CEOs

Trump meets with small bank CEOs

"Community banks play a vital role in helping create jobs," President Trump said in a meeting with small bank CEOs on March 9.
PSA promises Opel turnaround after takeover from GM

PSA promises Opel turnaround after takeover from GM

France's PSA Group has agreed to buy Opel from General Motors in a deal valuing the business at 2.2 billion euros, creating a new European car giant to challenge market leader Volkswagen.