Wall Street Journal Ford's Profit Falls 35% 2017-04-27T08:52:19.000000000-04:00 Ford’s first-quarter net income fell 35%, dented by safety-recall expenses, higher engineering and commodity costs, and weaker sales in the U.S. Trump Calls for Cuts in Business, Individual Taxes 2017-04-26T14:00:32.000000000-04:00 Under President Trump’s proposed tax overhaul, the corporate rate would drop to 15% from 35%, with a 35% top rate for individuals. Lower brackets would be set at 10% and 25%. The plan would end allowing individuals to deduct state and local taxes, and the estate tax and alternative minimum tax wo... U.S. Stocks Rise, Driven by Earnings 2017-04-25T11:00:35.000000000-04:00 U.S. stocks climbed, lifted by a series of upbeat earnings reports. Major stock indexes have rebounded in recent sessions as corporate earnings have showed sustained strength among U.S. companies. The U.S. Makes It Easy for Parents to Get College Loans---Repaying Them Is Another Story 2017-04-25T03:24:03.000000000+00:00 The federal Parent Plus loan program has millions of borrowers, many with subprime credit ratings. Its default rate exceeds the rate for U.S. mortgages at the peak of the housing crisis, and the debt is almost impossible to extinguish through bankruptcy. Markets Leap on French Election Results 2017-04-24T20:06:45.000000000+00:00 Stocks rallied after results from the French presidential elections rekindled investors’ appetite for risk; meanwhile, assets perceived as relatively safe—such as gold and government bonds—fell. France's Choice: Le Divorce? 2017-04-22T11:02:34.000000000+00:00 French voters will begin to pick a new president this weekend, and their decision may well determine whether the European Union lives or dies. U.S. Stocks Nearly Flat 2017-04-21T14:36:06.000000000+00:00 Stocks bounced around the flatline as officials said President Donald Trump would sign three documents Friday to advance his administration’s push to reduce tax and regulatory burdens. U.S. Farmers, Who Once Fed the World, Are Overtaken by New Powers 2017-04-21T04:11:26.000000000+00:00 Bumper soybean and wheat harvests in Brazil and Russia push down global prices, imperiling America’s growers; ‘hard for our psyche.’ GM Ceases Venezuela Operations After Plant Is Seized 2017-04-20T19:50:47.000000000+00:00 General Motors became the latest multinational company to exit what used to be South America’s most lucrative consumer market, following the seizure of its plant linked to a court case. Insurers Offer Early Sign of ACA Exchange Plans for 2018 2017-04-20T14:02:10.000000000+00:00 Anthem made preliminary filings indicating it will offer plans on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces in Virginia and Kentucky next year. Cigna and Aetna also made similar filings in Virginia.