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
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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
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
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
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.
WikiLeaks calls for someone to leak 'Trump's tax returns' so they can be published
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Fast-food Restaurants CEO 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.
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
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
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
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
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 ...