National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump has proposed slashing federal taxation. The highest personal tax rate would fall to 35% from 39.6%, while the standard deduction would double, and the rate for corporations and most small businesses would decline to 15%.
Stocks edged higher in early trading today, despite a drag from energy shares. At 10 a.m. Eastern, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 9 points, the Nasdaq composite was up 17 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 2 points.
After President Donald Trump met with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, the White House released a statement saying Trump has "agreed not to terminate [the North American Free Trade Agreement] at this time." Instead, the leaders of all three countries will prepare for renegotiation of the agreement.
Disagreement is natural, and it's up to executives to manage their emotions, ask questions and even disagree while maintaining mutual respect, John Mattone writes. "It's the difference between saying, 'You don't know what you're doing,' and 'I like what you did here, but it's important that we consider these points too.' "
Female college graduates will make an average of 11.5% less than their male peers in the first five years of their careers mainly because women tend to choose majors that pay less than those chosen by men, according to a new report from Glassdoor. Women do make more than men, on average, in some fields, including architecture, social work and music, the report found.