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The latest GOP Hail Mary is the ‘Brett Kavanaugh defense’

Steve Moore’s chances of making it onto the Federal Reserve Board aren’t looking so hot right now — amid a previously unreported tax lien and a series of controversial writings about women and sports. In the face of his flagging candidacy, Moore heaved a Hail Mary pass on Tuesday in an interview with a conservative…MORE

The future of Lululemon: Men’s clothes, shampoo and luggage

Lululemon pulled in $3.3 billion in sales last year. But to become bigger, Lululemon will reach beyond its strength in women’s yoga pants. The upscale athletic brand unveiled a five-year growth plan Wednesday to double its men’s and digital businesses. Men’s workout clothes, dress pants and new products like boxers currently make up a small…MORE

Iran, Venezuela, Libya: Inside the ‘high wire act’ facing oil markets

Washington’s crackdown on Iran is just the latest global flashpoint rippling through increasingly tight oil markets. Even oil bulls on Wall Street were surprised when President Donald Trump vowed this week to wipe out Iran’s oil exports. The deepening Iran sanctions, on top of separate penalties on crisis-stricken Venezuela and violence in Libya, are causing…MORE

Wall Street titans return to Saudi Arabia as new human rights storm erupts

Some of the biggest names in global finance appeared in Riyadh on Wednesday, hours after news that Saudi Arabia had executed 37 people turned the spotlight back on the kingdom’s human rights record. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, HSBC CEO John Flint and JPMorgan’s Chief Operating Officer Daniel Pinto all appeared on stage at a financial…MORE

US measles outbreak is largest since disease was declared eliminated in 2000

Measles cases in the United States have surpassed the highest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated nationwide in 2000. Overall, there have been 681 measles cases across 22 states this year, according to CNN’s analysis of data from state and local health departments. The states reporting measles cases are Arizona, California, Colorado,…MORE

Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore says critics are ‘pulling a Kavanaugh against me’

Federal Reserve pick Stephen Moore, facing criticism over his past writing about women and gender equality, is claiming that his opponents are “pulling a Kavanaugh against me.” Moore’s comments were a reference to now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose confirmation last year was nearly derailed by allegations of sexual assault. In an interview with North…MORE

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