America’s small-business owners are highly confident about their prospects for the next year and optimistic about the state of the U.S. economy, according to the first-ever CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey. Taxes are their No. 1 concern.
President Donald Trump, in his first tweet since the Comey testimony, said this morning: “Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication” He also said, “Wow, Comey is a leaker.” Trump holds a news conference this afternoon. (Reuters)
The winning bid for a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett may top several million dollars in an online auction to benefit a California homeless charity that wraps up tonight. (AP)
Three years after boycotting Spotify, Taylor Swift is once again making her music available on the streaming platform. Fans rejoiced. But critics pointed out Swift’s move coincided with the release of nemesis Katy Perry’s fifth album. (Daily Mail)
Ford (F) is offering buyout packages to about 15,000 workers in North America and Asia as the automaker looks to cut costs. The offers aim to trim about 1,400 employees from the firm’s global headcount.