WASHINGTON — The Senate approved a sweeping economic pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico on Thursday, Jan. 16, delivering on President Donald Trump's promise of a new and better North American trade deal just ahead of his impeachment trial.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 15, signed a partial trade deal with China, securing a promise that Beijing will purchase specific amounts of U.S. goods and services while retaining many of the import penalties he put in place over the past two years. The 86-page agreement, which comes after a tense standoff between both nations, marks a major shift in the "free trade" approach that past presidents have sought. Instead, Trump has attempted to lock in specific commitments from China's government in a move away from a markets-based approach.
WASHINGTON — From the Rust Belt to the Pacific Northwest and from the Gulf Coast to Niagara Falls, the outlook could not have been brighter for American chemical companies. President Donald Trump nearly two years ago launched his trade war with China. On Wednesday, Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He are scheduled to sign a partial trade deal, calling a truce in a conflict that has shaken the global economy. Yet as the chemical industry's experience shows, many of the trade war's casualties have been left on the battlefield.
Catastrophic floods. Cataclysmic hurricanes. Raging wildfires. Killer tornadoes. The United States endured everything under the sun during the 2010s. A decade of extreme weather brought powerful beauty, horror amidst destruction and, in some cases, offered glimpses into what the future climate may resemble. Here's a look back at some of the most memorable weather events of the decade. - - - 2011 Super outbreak (tornadoes) and Joplin tornado: April 25-28, 2011 and May 22, 2011
DENVER - In a large warehouse, LivWell Enlightened Health feeds its cloned cannabis plants a custom blend of nutrients, sprays them with filtered water and pumps extra carbon dioxide into the air, and releases three types of insects to clear unwanted pests without the use of toxic pesticides. Every part of the growing process is meticulously documented and evaluated to refine the process.
All but the smallest civilian drones would have to broadcast radio tracking data to ensure greater safety and prevent terrorism under a sweeping proposal unveiled by U.S. regulators Thursday, Dec. 26. The long-awaited draft rules call for a massive new tracking network for everything from toys to larger commercial drones so that law enforcement can spot the devices flying anywhere, from congested urban areas to the most rural zones.
Cowen is keeping a cautious view on the prospects for more beer consumption, particularly domestic beer, as drinkers turn to spirits and seltzer and as a new study indicates teenagers are rejecting alcohol and cigarettes.
MONTGOMERY, Minn. — Alfred Krocak came to Minnesota from what is now the Czech Republic and started farming this land in the late 1800s. He followed the rhythms of the seasons and passed on what he knew to his children. The land and hard work sustained generations of Krocaks and all the people who drank millions of gallons of Krocak milk. Then came last year, and the family had no alternative but to sell off the dairy herd. The debt had become crushing.
When Trickling Springs Creamery suddenly shut down operations in late September, the owners lost more than their 18-year-old business dedicated to organic milk, butter and cheese. They lost their respect and standing in the conservative Mennonite communities of Maryland and Pennsylvania.
MEXICO CITY - A top Mexican trade negotiator flew to Washington for urgent talks Sunday as a hitch emerged in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, just days after it was signed. Jesús Seade, undersecretary for North America in the Foreign Ministry, accused the United States of blindsiding Mexico by deciding to send up to five U.S. attaches to monitor labor conditions as part of the treaty. That decision was included in implementing legislation sent to the U.S. Congress on Friday. The new treaty is intended to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.