1. Trump slaps steep U.S. tariffs on imported washers, solar panels  |  ( reuters )
The washer tariffs exceeded the harshest recommendations from ITC members, while the solar tariffs were lower than domestic producers had hoped for.
2. Pound hits $1.40 for first time since Brexit vote  |  ( bbc )
"There's not been any radical change in Brexit talks," he said, adding that otherwise the pound would have gained more against the euro.
3. What you need to know on Wall Street today  |  ( business insider )
Here's what else is going on in finance and markets news today:And in crypto-land:Competition for talent on Wall Street is fierce.
4. Netflix lifts S&P, Nasdaq; J&J weighs on Dow  |  ( reuters )
(Reuters) - The S&P and the Nasdaq rose on Tuesday as upbeat earnings from Netflix spurred gains for the highly-valued technology sector, while the blue-chip Dow index came under pressure from declines in Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble.
5. Memo: Tax credit cost state $262.1 million last fiscal year  |  ( star tribune )
The bureau found the manufacturing and agriculture tax credit cost the state $262.1 million in the year that ended June 30.
6. Justin Trudeau tells Davos: tackle inequality or risk failure  |  ( the guardian )
Davos 2018 Justin Trudeau tells Davos: tackle inequality or risk failure Canadian prime minister says employing more women is the smart thing to do Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau at the World Economic Forum.
7. Admiral and M&S insurance firms deny 'racism' claims by The Sun  |  ( bbc )
The Sun article named the Admiral Group brands Admiral, Bell, Elephant and Diamond as well as M&S car insurance.
8. I drove a $52,000 Kia Stinger and am convinced it is the best car the company has ever made  |  ( business insider )
This is easily the best car Kia has ever made — but more than that, it's among the best cars of its type that I've ever driven.
9. Snow, ice and Trump: What Davos is talking about  |  ( cnn )
There are two really hot topics this year in Davos: The brutal weather and President Trump.
10. South Carolina may owe double in Christmas lottery glitch  |  ( star tribune )
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina lottery officials say they may have to pay out nearly twice in prizes as much as they expected because of a Christmas Day glitch.
11. Howard Kurtz's new book on Trump White House offers scathing critique of the media  |  ( cnn )
The media's negative coverage of President Trump is actually helping the White House, Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz argues in his new book, "Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth."
12. U.S. Blames Russia for Allowing Alleged Chemical Attack Against Civilians in Syria  |  ( wsj )
PARIS—Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he is holding Russia accountable for a new chemical weapon attack believed to be conducted by Syrian government forces near Damascus on Monday.
13. Davos 2018: Justin Trudeau blasts gender inequality; Modi warns against protectionism; Blanchett on refugees - as it happened  |  ( the guardian )
Talks on debt relief are expected to begin soon – along with a fourth compliance review which included 88 creditor-mandates reforms being taken by June.
14. CBS News appoints new leader for evening newscast  |  ( star tribune )
NEW YORK — CBS News has appointed Mosheh Oinounou (WAH-noo-noo) as the top behind-the-scenes executive at the "CBS Evening News," where Jeff Glor recently took over as the anchor.
15. Tech and consumer-focused companies rise; Netflix leaps  |  ( star tribune )
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are mixed Tuesday as consumer-focused companies like Netflix and Amazon climb while household goods makers including Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble sink following disappointing quarterly reports.
16. Court: Oil company can be sued when worker injured or killed  |  ( star tribune )
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that oil and natural gas companies can be sued when a worker is killed or injured on the job.
17. BMW and Daimler close to merging car-sharing units: executive  |  ( reuters )
BERLIN (Reuters) - German carmakers Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and BMW (BMWG.DE) are close to agreeing to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, a senior executive at one of the carmakers told Reuters on Tuesday.
18. Brexit won't be as bad as feared'  |  ( sky news )
"I think Brexit won't be as bad as we thought it might be because we all tend to overshoot on the down side when we make predictions," he said.
19. New York City sues drug companies over opioid epidemic  |  ( reuters )
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City on Tuesday sued eight companies that make or distribute prescription opioids, blaming them for a deadly epidemic afflicting the most populous U.S. city.
20. Johnson & Johnson loses $10.7B after sweeping US tax changes  |  ( star tribune )
In late-morning trading, shares of Johnson & Johnson were down $3.79, or 2.6 percent, at $144.35.
21. J&J takes $13.6 billion charge related to new U.S. tax law  |  ( reuters )
Caruso also expects the new tax law to lower J&J’s 2018 tax rate by 1.5 percentage points to 2.5 percentage points, and forecast an effective tax rate of 16.5 percent to 18 percent.
22. South Dakota's Sanford Health expands into five more countries  |  ( star tribune )
“And we’re seeing an interest or a desire among people to invest in health, whether that’s through insurance or a private health care system.”Sanford is not alone in sizing up the health care market in Latin America.
23. U.S. appeals court decertifies class action in Hyundai fuel economy settlement  |  ( reuters )
Lawyers representing the car owners had been awarded roughly $9 million in attorneys fees and costs.
24. Trump's pick to head FDIC vows to address non-bank licenses 'hold-up'  |  ( reuters )
That particular Dodd-Frank restriction expired in 2013 but the FDIC, which protects customer deposits in U.S. banks, has not yet issued an ILC license.
25. Low unemployment in Mpls. leaves Super Bowl parties looking for help  |  ( star tribune )
He’s told employees that if they leave for better wages for Super Bowl week, they might not have a job on Feb. 5, the day after the Super Bowl.
26. The company behind the crime-fighting robot that's been used to keep away homeless people in San Francisco has raised $25 million  |  ( business insider )
Knightscope drew sharp criticism in 2017 after a robot was used to prevent homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco.
27. NAFTA talks get even harder after Trump tariff announcement  |  ( cnn )
NAFTA talks were already complicated by tariffs that the United States imposed on Canadian paper two weeks ago.
28. Netflix joins the exclusive $100 billion club  |  ( cnn )
Netflix is now worth more than $100 billion, joining a prestigious club of companies with a market value of 12 digits.
29. As U.S. Fires Trade Shot at Beijing, Marriott and Other Multinationals Caught in Crossfire  |  ( wsj )
SHANGHAI—Judged by recent standards, Marriott International Inc.’s corporate apology in China was particularly abject.
30. Crunch time for NAFTA as negotiators open Montreal round of talks  |  ( reuters )
“The Montreal round ... will be a high-noon moment I think for the agreement,” said James Moore, a former Canadian minister who is a member of a special council advising Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on NAFTA.