SpaceX plans to take Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the moon

SpaceX plans to take Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the moon
If all goes according to plan, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will become the first space tourist to travel around the moon. Maezawa, a 42-year-old entrepreneur and art collector who founded the online retailer Start Today Co. 3092, -0.91%   and the clothing brand Zozo, was announced as SpaceX’s first lunar customer by Chief Executive Elon Musk during a media event... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Leaders of North and South Korea kick off 3-day summit

The Wall Street Journal: Leaders of North and South Korea kick off 3-day summit
SEOUL — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday to a lively welcoming party that included North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, kicking off a three-day summit aimed at reviving a diplomatic process that has stalled. Kim and his wife greeted Moon and his wife with handshakes and hugs on the tarmac at Pyongyang’s Sunan International Airport... Read More

MarketWatch First Take: Apple Watch is safe, but China tariffs could still hit other consumer tech products

MarketWatch First Take: Apple Watch is safe, but China tariffs could still hit other consumer tech products
While Apple Inc. and the smartwatch business is safe from the latest tariffs the Trump administration enacted against China, there are many other potential areas of tech that could be hurt by the levies on $200 billion in Chinese goods. Late Monday, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative issued a final list of goods that will be subject to... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Senate approves bipartisan bill to fight opioid epidemic

The Wall Street Journal: Senate approves bipartisan bill to fight opioid epidemic
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday passed sweeping, bipartisan legislation aimed at combating the opioid epidemic through new research, treatment and help for families affected by addiction. The bill, which includes more than 70 provisions, passed the Senate with a 99-1 vote. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, voted against the legislation. To become law, the package would need to be reconciled... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Trump to impose another $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods

The Wall Street Journal: Trump to impose another $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will impose tariffs on about $200 billion in Chinese goods as part of its campaign to pressure Beijing to change its commercial practices, it said Monday, escalating trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. The 10% tax on Chinese imports will take effect on Sept. 24 and will rise to 25% at the end... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Latest U.S. tariffs won’t affect Apple, but China’s retaliation might

The Wall Street Journal: Latest U.S. tariffs won’t affect Apple, but China’s retaliation might
Apple Inc. dodged stinging duties on its smartwatches and wireless earbuds after the U.S. excluded those gadgets from tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, though the tech giant still faces retaliatory measures being weighed by China that could strike iPhone production there. The trade tensions are rattling companies in a range of industries, but Apple’s heavy dependence on the... Read More

The New York Post: Trump orders documents, text messages from Russia probe declassified

The New York Post: Trump orders documents, text messages from Russia probe declassified
President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Justice Department to release documents and emails from four former FBI officials and one current Justice Department official as well as documents that led to the surveillance of his former aide Carter Page. “The President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI)... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Michael Flynn set to be sentenced after midterm elections

The Wall Street Journal: Michael Flynn set to be sentenced after midterm elections
Prosecutors said Monday they are ready for a federal judge to sentence President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, in a sign that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is moving closer to the finish line. In a joint filing with Flynn’s lawyers, Mueller’s office asked a federal judge in Washington, D.C., to schedule Flynn’s sentencing for Nov. 28... Read More

Outside the Box: Mortgage lenders may again lower standards as applications drop, former CitiMortgage CEO says

Outside the Box: Mortgage lenders may again lower standards as applications drop, former CitiMortgage CEO says
I remember it like it was yesterday. Ten years ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers pulled the U.S. financial system, as well as the U.S. economy, into the abyss. I was still relatively new to my job, having become CEO of CitiMortgage in July 2008. But after three decades in financial services, including running services in Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities... Read More