Even if Maryland fracking ban fails, Garrett County doesn't foresee a drilling boom

Marriott International Inc.

Trump makes a deal

Trump makes a deal

For the hundreds of workers in Indianapolis whose furnace-building jobs were saved by the Carrier deal, there was plenty of reason to celebrate today. The involvement of President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect (and Indiana Gov.) Mike Pence likely cemented the company's willingness to accept tax incentives and not send those jobs to Mexico.

It's unusual for a president-elect to place such a large personal stake in a relatively small corporate decision, but Mr. Trump had certainly singled out Carrier often enough during the campaign as a bad actor in outsourcing and economic globalization. Whether the deciding factor was Mr. Trump's threats of tariffs or the fact that...