President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money deporting illegal immigrants.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday it was possible Tokyo and Washington could hold bilateral free trade talks in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) this week.
Volkswagen shares plunged more than 20% on Monday, their biggest ever one-day fall, after news the German carmaker had rigged U.S. emissions tests, and Germany said it would investigate whether data had been falsified in Europe too.
All and all it's just another brick in the wall. Blend-wall that is! Oil futures continue to the down side after the Environmental Protection Agency announced its long awaited recommendation on the easing of ethanol requirements in gasoline.
The writing is on the wall. In the United States coal is on its way out and natural gas is on the way in. While the market only saw a slight pop on yesterday's big announcements on coal and natural gas, it signals the beginning of a new era.
In a high stakes game of chicken between the renewable fuel industry, the refining industry and the Environmental Protection Agency, it appear that the EPA just made a turn before hitting the brick blendwall.