Stocking up on supplies—water, batteries, food staples— as tropical storm Gordon loomed over the Gulf, I was struck by a familiar sound in the sky as I loaded bags into my car: a bank of airliners forming a loose arc as they slanted down toward the airport, descending one at a time to land.
Investors punished shares of fast-growing tech companies anew Thursday as concerns about geopolitical tensions and the state of the global expansion weighed on stock prices around the world. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 372 points shortly after 2 p.m. Eastern time.
It shouldn’t be news when an American CEO announces that he is willing to enter into lucrative contracts with the Department of Defense. But thanks to the rise of campus-style political activism among Silicon Valley employees, and the capitulation of executives, that is the new reality.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings jolted Republican enthusiasm. The July 22 NPR/PBS News House/Marist poll, for example, found that 78% of Democrats and only 68% of Republicans considered this midterm “very important.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that he will not participate in a Saudi investment conference scheduled for next week amid mounting concern that Saudi Arabia may be complicit in the disappearance and suspected death of a dissident journalist. Mr.