The treasury secretary also told a London event that the U.S. is "prepared to dedicate a lot of resources" to a U.K. trade deal.
While the Senate trial began, President Donald Trump took his great record and turned it into a sales pitch for the CEOs at the World Economic Forum to invest in America.
Capitalism's global elite is facing the heat for its own abuses—fueling inequality, fostering corruption and doing squat about climate change, to name a few.
The president has long complained that the European Union is taking advantage of the U.S., and said at Davos that the bloc will be forced to accept a new trading relationship.
"These alarmists always demand the same thing: absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives," the president said.
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A year ago the ruling class—along with many business leaders—largely stayed away from "Davos in the Desert". Not so today.
Justin Wells, Senior Executive Producer of "Tucker Carlson Tonight", told Newsweek the interview was spiked because they respected their "audience's time too much to consider airing it"
"We do have this guy in America who's supposed to be the world's best negotiator.... Maybe if we sent him over to you it could help you, and it could be helpful for us too," Gary Cohn told the British chancellor.
"The trade war has been very damaging for the U.S. agricultural economy," David MacLennan, chief executive of U.S. food and agricultural giant Cargill, said in Davos Wednesday. "The longer this goes on, the worse it is."
Just 26 of the world's richest individuals hold wealth equal to that of the 3.8 billion poorest people on the planet combined.
The veteran broadcaster and naturalist appealed to political and business leaders to work together to protect the planet.
The world's billionaires grew their fortunes by $900 billion in 2018.
The peace deal "has its real estate elements," the Israeli prime minister said.
Supranational organizations and the gatherings of those that run them often seem out of touch and they aren't very good at inspiring drive or passion.
The economy continues to grow at a stable rate, but misses President Trump's 4 percent growth prediction by 1.4 points. For perspective, one percentage point of gross domestic product growth could generate 1 million new jobs.
He was responding to Trump saying Jerusalem had been taken off the negotiating table.
The president also praised May for tackling the "false rumors" that they were not on good terms.
"The first thing a refugee asks for upon arrival at a camp is not water or food, but the Wi-Fi password."
The first lady will not join the president in the Swiss Alps following the couple's 13th wedding anniversary.
A demonstration called "Trump: Welcome to Hell" is expected to greet the U.S. leader when he arrives in Switzerland.
Venture capitalist believes bitcoin's days may be numbered, but the blockchain will live on.
A few hundred anti-globalization demonstrators marched through the streets of Switzerland's capital city of Bern.