U.S. stocks traded at record highs on Monday afternoon as the Republican tax plan, which is set to cut corporate tax rates, moved closer to passage.
Russian bobsledder Alexey Voevoda has been given a life ban from the Olympics for anti-doping violations at the Sochi Games where he won two gold medals, the International Olympic Committee IOC) said on Monday.
Justin Thomas reckons a healthy Tiger Woods will have a good chance of challenging at April's Masters, while at the same time reserving judgment over the 14-times major champion's comeback.
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Italy's fourth-biggest bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena , rescued from the brink of collapse by a state bailout, has named a new chairwoman and board to help steer a course to recovery.
President Donald Trump unveiled a new national security strategy on Monday, calling for Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorism and saying Washington had to deal with the challenge posed by North Korea's weapons programs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued a notice that it wants public input for a possible replacement of Obama-era regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that the agency is repealing.
BMW said on Monday it had hit its target of selling 100,000 electric cars this year around the world, benefiting from strong demand in western Europe and the United States for models such as the i3 and the 2-series plug-in hybrid Active Tourer.
The head of Zimbabwe's military looks set to be appointed vice president as the government said on Monday he would retire pending "redeployment" in what is seen as a reward for leading a de facto coup last month that ended Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule and brought Emmerson Mnangagwa to power.
An Amtrak passenger train derailed on Monday during its inaugural run along a faster route through Washington state, sending part of the train crashing down onto a major highway and killing an unknown number of passengers, authorities said.