GLOBAL ECONOMY

Sports

Belmont Stakes betting on big return despite rough odds for 2021 race

The Belmont Stakes, one of the country’s oldest horse racing events, usually draws a crowd in excess of 100,000, has an economic impact on Long Island of more than $10 million and is the last jewel in the quest for thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. The 2021 edition will have none of those on Saturday.

Economy

US trade deficit hits record

The U.S. trade deficit surged to a record $74.4 billion in March as an improving U.S. economy drove purchases of imported foreign goods.

Markets

Boeing CEO to push Biden for 'productive dialogue' with China

"Given the importance of the Chinese market to our near-term delivery profile, as well as future orders which influence future production rates, we will continue to engage with leaders in both countries to urge a productive dialogue, reiterating the mutual economic benefits of a strong and prosperous aerospace industry," Calhoun told analysts on the Boeing's first quarter earnings call. "China represents 25% of the global growth in our industry over the next decade."