‘Come on, hit me!’ American Airlines grounds flight attendant after video shows confrontation. – Washington Post

An American Airlines jet. (Alan Diaz/Associated Press) American Airlines is investigating an incident in which a male flight attendant reportedly upset a female passenger to the point of tears, then later was recorded getting into a heated confrontation with a male passenger who tried to come to the woman’s defense. “We have seen the video and […]

IMF Panel Adopts G-20 View on Trade as Trump Considers Options – Bloomberg

The IMF’s steering committee adopted the position on trade taken by the Group of 20 last month in an effort to accommodate Donald Trump’s administration, which is considering how far to go in fulfilling the president’s campaign pledges to impose tariffs and reshape international accords. A communique from the International Monetary and Financial Committee, released […]

Fannie-Freddie Overhaul Is ‘Very Important’ Goal, Mnuchin Says – Bloomberg

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said overhauling the mortgage-finance system is “very important” to President Donald Trump’s administration and that officials are working with congressional leaders and other regulators to figure out what to do with mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “We are committed to working with the House and the Senate on having […]

Treasury refuses to give Exxon Mobil special waiver to drill in sanctioned Russia – CNBC

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IMF Raises Global Forecast While Warning of Protectionism Threat – Bloomberg

The emergence of protectionist forces could undermine a modest brightening of the global growth outlook and is putting severe strain on the post-World War II economic order, the International Monetary Fund said. The IMF raised its forecast for global growth to 3.5 percent this year, up 0.1 percentage point from January, the Washington-based fund said […]

Wall Street on Goldman whiff: ‘What the heck is going on?’ – CNBC

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New York Uber drivers may get tips – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Drivers in New York have organised protests against aspects of Uber’s business Uber drivers in New York may soon be able to earn tips thanks to a new proposal. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has announced plans aimed at forcing all cab companies that take […]

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