Business Leaders




U.S. Small Business Confidence at Two-Year Low

U.S. small business confidence fell in January to its lowest level in nearly two years amid worries about the near-term outlook for business conditions and sales growth, consistent with a recent slowdown in economic growth.

White House Proposes New Cybersecurity Plan

White House officials plan to enact a range of initiatives this year that they believe will strengthen computer networks against cyberattacks, but part of the proposal--a big increase in federal spending--could hit a wall because it relies on congressional approval.

IEA Sees Global Oil Glut Worsening

The world will store unwanted oil for most of 2016 as declines in U.S. output take time and OPEC is unlikely to cut a deal with other producers to reduce ballooning output, the International Energy Agency said.

Nikkei Posts Biggest Drop in Three Years

Japan's Nikkei share average posted its biggest daily drop in nearly three years on Tuesday, with banks taking the brunt of the sell-off, while a stronger yen dragged down stocks across the board.