The White House pushed back Friday, Dec. 13, on criticism of its new trade deal with China, saying it included an unprecedented increase in orders for American products, better protection for U.S. trade secrets and a powerful enforcement mechanism. Robert Lighthizer, the president's chief trade negotiator, told reporters the deal was the first achievement in a long campaign to remedy an "unfair" commercial relationship between the United States and China. "This is a very, very important step forward," he said during a briefing in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday, Dec. 12, approved a proposed U.S.-China trade deal, raising hopes for a possible truce in a 21-month commercial conflict that roiled financial markets, disrupted corporate supply chains and cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars. At a White House meeting with his top trade advisers, the president signed off on a swap of U.S. tariff reductions in return for China spending $50 billion on U.S.
WASHINGTON - Representatives of the United States, Mexico and Canada on Tuesday agreed to amend a North American trade deal, accepting significant changes demanded by House Democrats on workers' rights, environmental protection and prescription drug prices. The compromise all but guarantees that President Donald Trump will achieve one of his top priorities: a replacement for the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement that he says stripped the industrial Midwest of millions of factory jobs. At a signing ceremony in Mexico City's National Palace, U.S.
Eli Boroditsky was certain he'd hit someone's large, fluffy dog. The Manitoba, Canada, resident was on his way to work last week when a flash of gray-brown fur suddenly materialized in front of his headlights. It was around 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 - Boroditsky works the overnight shift at a cheese factory - and he didn't see the animal until it darted across the rural road. By then, it was too late to avoid a collision.
PARIS - The French government fired back Tuesday against the Trump administration's threats to slap hefty tariffs on dozens of popular French products, insisting that the European Union would retaliate if the White House went through with its proposal.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Dec. 3, made his most pessimistic comments in weeks regarding a trade deal with China, sending chills through Wall Street just one day after ratcheting up tensions with Brazil, Argentina, and France. Speaking on the first day of NATO's 70th anniversary summit in London, Trump said he was open to waiting until after the 2020 elections to reach a trade accord with China, a sharp departure from his comments in October when he said a "phase one" deal was nearly complete.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he would impose tariffs, effective immediately, on all steel and aluminum shipped into the United States from Brazil and Argentina.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday, Nov. 25, signed into law a new federal ban on animal cruelty, called the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act. The bipartisan bill, which passed the House and Senate this year, will outlaw purposeful crushing, burning, drowning, suffocation, impalement or other violence causing "serious bodily injury" to animals. Violations could result in a fine and up to seven years' imprisonment.
BALTIMORE — The next big thing is here, all girders and concrete pads, glass roofing and gravelly dirt. Viraj Puri, co-founder of one of the nation's largest indoor farm companies, walks through the construction site, and even without the luminous frills of thousands of butter lettuces, it's easy to see that the building going up where Bethlehem Steel once stood is something ambitious in the world of food.
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a heaping side of stress. What size turkey should I buy? Oh, wait, it's still frozen! Who has the one copy of Grandma's legendary stuffing? Why does this homemade pie crust keep falling apart? Why are the mashed potatoes gluey?! Every year it's something new at your holiday gathering, but by now, we've just about heard them all. We field many of the same questions year after year, so if you're wondering the same things as Nov. 28 creeps closer, trust us, you're not alone.