T-Mobile announced a merger needing Trump administration approval. The next day, 9 executives had reservations at Trump’s hotel. – The Washington Post

Jonathan O’Connell Reporter covering economic development with a focus on commercial real estate and the Trump Organization January 16 at 7:00 AM Last April, telecom giant T-Mobile announced a megadeal: a $26 billion merger with rival Sprint, which would more than double T-Mobile’s value and give it a huge new chunk of the cellphone market.…

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Trump ‘hasn’t been fair’ to OPEC, Oman’s oil minister says – CNBC

Oman’s oil minister thinks President Donald Trump has given OPEC some undue flak. But echoing other Gulf ministers, Mohammed bin Hamad al-Rumhi stressed his desire to steer clear of political animosity with the American leader, appearing keen to give him the benefit of the doubt. “Sometimes he hasn’t been fair,” al-Rumhi told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble…

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Trump says there was a stock market ‘glitch’ in December, but it will rise when trade deals fixed – CNBC

The S&P 500 dropped more than 9 percent for its worst December performance since 1931. According to S&P Dow Jones Indices’ Howard Silverblatt, U.S. stocks lost about $2.9 trillion in value last month. Those losses also pushed the broad stock index to its worst annual performance since 2008 — when it plunged more than 38…

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Trump Blames Federal Reserve As ‘Only Problem’ In U.S. Economy – HuffPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump blasted the Federal Reserve on Monday, describing it as the “only problem” for the U.S. economy, as top officials discussed a rout in stock markets caused in part by the president’s feud with the central bank. Stocks fell again at the open on Monday amid concern about slowing economic…

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Trump said to express irritation over Wall Street’s negative review of China deal – CNN

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Trump panel proposes postal reforms that could raise Amazon shipping costs – CNET

The US Postal Service should have the flexibility to raise shipping rates for certain packages, according to sweeping reforms recommended by a Trump administration task force, a move that would increase costs for Amazon and other internet retailers. President Donald Trump ordered an evaluation of the US Postal Service’s finances in April, after weeks of…

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Trump auto tariff threats may hit US consumers’ pockets – Fox Business

Trump renews auto tariff threat after GM’s layoff announcement American International Automobile Dealers Association CEO Cody Lusk and Wall Street Journal automotive reporter Tim Higgins on how President Trump is threatening to impose tariffs on imported cars after General Motors announced job cuts and plant closures. U.S. consumers may be getting ready to pay a…

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President Trump Bashes the Fed. This Is How the Fed Chief Responds. – The Wall Street Journal

Federal Reserve leaders for the past quarter-century have made decisions about interest rates without being pressured by the president. President Trump has broken that streak, calling the central bank “crazy” for raising rates and more than once saying the Fed is damaging the economy. That has prompted Fed Chairman Jerome Powell to update playbook rules…

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