Paula Dwyer

12/28/2016 - 1:00pm

    Since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen almost 9 percent, flirting with closing for the first time ever at the 20,000 mark. The year-end rally is the market's way of saying it approves of the president-elect's ideas.

    As well it...

12/16/2016 - 2:00pm

    If Donald Trump is serious about helping the blue-collar workers who helped put him in the White House, how should he proceed?

    Jawboning Carrier Corp., Ford Motor Co. and others into keeping jobs from moving to Mexico isn't the answer. Employers...

12/10/2016 - 12:00pm

    Ever since President Jimmy Carter created the U.S. Department of Education in 1979, conservatives have been trying to abolish it. Rick Perry, the Texas governor who in a 2011 presidential debate couldn't remember all the U.S. agencies he wanted to shutter, had total recall over one -- the Education...

12/01/2016 - 10:00am

    Politicians have fretted over, debated and vowed to fix America's crumbling infrastructure. For four decades.

    Donald Trump, in his election-night victory speech, is the latest to pledge to give the nation a facelift, using American-made steel...

11/28/2016 - 12:00am

    All presidents break campaign promises, some more than others. President George H.W. Bush broke his "read my lips, no new taxes" vow, which contributed to his reelection loss in 1992. President Barack Obama kept most of his campaign pledges, with the exception of not closing the Guantanamo Bay...

11/24/2016 - 8:00am

    Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R, who wants to overhaul financial regulation, is under consideration to be Donald Trump's Treasury secretary. Even if the job goes to someone else (hedge-fund manager Steve Mnuchin appears to be the front-runner), Hensarling's chairmanship of the House Financial...

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