Economy

  • Trump's trade war: Mexico wants to tax U.S. goods
    Trump's_trade_war-_mexico_wants_to_tax_u.s._goods 2017-02-25 09:00:38 UTC
    By Frank Jack Daniel | MEXICO CITY — An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that migh...
  • Tony Blair urges Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit
    Tony_blair_urges_britons_to_'rise_up'_against_brexit 2017-02-17 20:21:45 UTC
    Tony Blair urges Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit. By William James | LONDON - Former British prime minister Tony Blair issued a battle cry against a so-called 'hard Brexit' on Friday, calling on voters, businesses and campaigners to "ri...
  • Anti-Trump rallies staged across U.S. cities
    Anti-trump_rallies_staged_across_u.s._cities 2017-02-17 19:22:11 UTC
    By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON - A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration will unfold on Friday in cities across the country, with activists urging Americans to skip work and school in a ...
  • Trump Wants To "Tweak" NAFTA
    Trump_wants_to_%22tweak%22_nafta 2017-02-14 22:19:57 UTC
    By Andrea Hopkins | WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States would be "tweaking" its trade relationship with Canada, stopping short of calling for a major realignment in a development likely to please visiting Canad...
  • Germany Sets High Bar for G20 Summit: Free Trade, Resisting Currency Wars and Fighting Climate Change
    16929 2017-02-09 09:55:52 UTC
    Germany Sets High Bar for G20 Summit: Free Trade, Resisting Currency Wars and Fighting Climate Change. By Noah Barkin and Jan Strupczewski BERLIN/BRUSSELS - Germany will press the Group of 20 to reaffirm its commitment to promoting free trad...
  • Silicon Valley: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Intel, eBay,.. file a legal brief opposing Trump's immigration ban
    Silicon_valley 2017-02-06 21:06:45 UTC
    Several technology giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban, arguing that it "inflicts significant harm on American business." The...
  • More than 9.2 million sign for Obamacare
    More_than_9.2_million_sign_for_obamacare 2017-02-04 02:47:34 UTC
    More than 9.2 million U.S. consumers signed up for health insurance using the Healthcare.gov website during the open enrollment period between November and Jan. 31, the U.S. government said on Friday. Enrollment was down from 9.7 million a year...
  • Crisis Mode In Silicon Valley; don't travel outside the country right now
    Crisis_mode_in_silicon_valley__don't_travel_outside_the_country_right_now 2017-02-04 02:35:35 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley venture capitalist Kate Mitchell said her startup companies have a message for their employees who are foreign nationals: Don't travel outside the country right now. "Common sense would say, why take the...
  • U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter
    U.s._economic_growth_slowed_sharply_in_the_fourth_quarter 2017-01-29 19:08:40 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump vowed during last year's election campaign to deliver 4 percent annual GDP growth, largely on the back of a plan to cut taxes, reduce regulations and increase infrastructure spending. Now the U.S. economic growth slo...
  • Australian PM: There is potential for China to join the TPP
    Australian_pm-_there_is_potential_for_china_to_join_the_tpp 2017-01-24 05:53:33 UTC
    By Charlotte Greenfield and Stanley White | WELLINGTON/TOKYO Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. Preside...
  • Dollar continues under pressure amid Trump protectionism
    Dollar_continues_under_pressure_amid_trump_protectionism 2017-01-24 06:44:36 UTC
    Dollar struggles, pressured by worries over Trump protectionism. The dollar wallowed near seven-week lows in Asian trade on Tuesday, pressured by concerns about the impact of U.S President Donald Trump's protectionist trade stance. The dolla...
  • WikiLeaks calls for someone to leak 'Trump's tax returns' so they can be published
    Trumps_tax_returns 2017-01-23 06:52:18 UTC
    WikiLeaks calls for someone to leak 'Trump's tax returns' so they can be published. A senior counselor to Trump, told ABC’s This Week: “The White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns,”.. “We litigated this all thr...
  • Canada's PM Justin Trudeau speaks with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto ahead of Trump talks
    Canada_pm_justin_trudeau_speaks_with_mexican_president_enrique_pena_nieto_ahead_of_trump_talks 2017-01-23 04:40:18 UTC
    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto agreed in a phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday to join forces to encourage economic integration in North America, according to a statement from Peña Nieto's office. The call cam...
  • U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low
    16865 2017-01-19 17:21:57 UTC
    Washington (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing. Other data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly f...
  • The danger of Trump's economic policies
    The_danger_of_trump's_economic_policies 2017-01-18 04:07:30 UTC
    Protectionism has a certain appeal in every age and every nation, because of what we might call a piece of faulty wiring in the human brain. Our instincts were evolved on the savannahs of Pleistocene Africa. We have an ingrained tendency to ...
  • Trump and Republicans on their way to Destroy the Affordable Care Act
    U.s._house_votes_to_begin_repealing_the_affordable_care_act 2017-01-14 08:15:47 UTC
    By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of re...
  • Justin Trudeau seeks to avoid potential U.S.- Canada trade war
    16825_justin_trudeau_seeks_to_avoid_potential_u.s._-_canada_trade_war 2017-01-09 21:49:47 UTC
    (Reuters) - Senior Canadian officials have met several times with advisers to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington in an effort to avert a possible trade war once he takes office this month, the Globe and Mail newspaper said on Monday. ...
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to act on Obamacare repeal by the end of the week
    47_senators 2017-01-09 01:43:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will take its first steps toward repealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform act by the end of the week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday. Speaking on CBS...
  • Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
    Repeal_of_obama's_affordable_care_act__will_place_a_heavy_financial_toll_on_millions_of_older_americans 2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
    Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare. CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week. Repeal o...
  • Fast-food Restaurants CEO to head Trump's Labor Department
    Fast-food_restaurants_ceo__andy_puzder_to_head_trump's_labor_department 2016-12-08 19:24:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize organized labor. Puzder, ...
  • North Dakota: Victory for Native Americans and climate activists
    North_dakota-_victory_for_native_americans_and_climate_activists 2016-12-05 05:00:23 UTC
    CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have pr...
  • Asia stocks, dollar slip amid U.S. election tension
    Asia-stock 2016-11-03 04:50:54 UTC
    Asia shares joined the U.S. dollar on the defensive on Thursday as the nail-biting U.S. presidential race saw the S&P 500 suffer its longest losing streak in five years as investors sailed to safer harbors. Tensions were aggravated by media rep...
  • Asia stocks shaky as FBI review of Clinton emails rattles markets
    Stock 2016-10-31 07:18:13 UTC
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Most Asian stocks struggled higher on Monday but investors were rattled by news that the FBI is planning to review more emails related to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private server, just a week before ...
  • California: 15 percent of cars have zero emissions by 2025
    San_francisco_global_gathering 2016-08-12 21:03:52 UTC
    San Francisco (REUTERS) - A California lawmaker next week will introduce a bill requiring 15 percent of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by 2025, her spokeswoman said on Friday. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke said the legislation...
  • Trump endorses Paul Ryan, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte
    Donald_trump_endorses_paul_ryan__john_mccain_and_kelly_ayotte 2016-08-06 04:16:40 UTC
    REUTERS - Republican Donald Trump acted to steer his White House campaign back into favor with his party's establishment on Friday by endorsing U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and two Republican senators seeking re-election, after ...