Donald Trump
Government, Business

Mnuchin Shift to Trade Warrior Makes Him Likely G-20 Target

Johnny Louis/Sipa USA

The U.S. Treasury Department has gone from economic diplomats to trade warriors, a shift that leaves Secretary Steven Mnuchin once again exposed to broadsides from global counterparts as tensions grow ahead of a multilateral summit.

Saleha Mohsin and Theophilos Argitis | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Blasts Fed Rate Hikes, Says Strong Dollar Hurts US

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump lashed out at China and the European Union for their weak currencies and said a stronger dollar and rising interest rates are undermining America’s “competitive edge,” taking a fresh jab at the Federal Reserve. Stocks and the dollar fell.

Saleha Mohsin and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Signs Order to Boost Workforce Development

Trump signs the workforce executive order With several administration, industry and trucking dignitaries looking on, Trump signs an executive order establishing a National Council for the American Worker during an East Room ceremony. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

Trucking industry executives joined President Donald Trump at the White House on July 19 for the signing of an executive order that establishes a council focused on increasing resources for workforce training.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2018
Government, Logistics

Mexico Sees Chance to Finish NAFTA by Year’s End, Official Says

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

There is a fair chance that North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations can wrap up by the end of the year, Mexico’s Ambassador to the U.S., Geronimo Gutierrez, said July 17.

Rossella Brevetti | Bloomberg News
July 17, 2018

Despite Needs, Private Infrastructure Investment Slow to Take Hold

John Taggart/Bloomberg News

Lambert International Airport in St. Louis traces its history to aviation’s beginnings. The man it’s named after — Albert Bond Lambert — learned to fly with the Wright brothers. Charles Lindbergh started there, delivering airmail, and then christened his famous plane the Spirit of St. Louis. In 1928, the facility became one of the first municipally owned airports in the America.

Gillian Tan and Noah Buhayar | Bloomberg News
July 17, 2018
Government, Business

Trump’s Tariff Barrage Pushes China Fight to Point of No Return

Chinese flag over commerce center Andy Wong/Associated Press

U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing his trade conflict with China toward a point where neither side can back down.

Brendan Scott and Enda Curran | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2018
Government, Business

Brett Kavanaugh Could Usher in New Business-Friendly Era on High Court

Brett Kavanaugh, appeals court judge, speaks after being nominated as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by U.S. President Donald Trump, during a ceremony in the White House, on July 9. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Brett Kavanaugh could add a powerful new voice on the Supreme Court to restrain what government agencies can do, ushering in a new era of tougher scrutiny of federal regulations loathed by businesses.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy Todd Shields Christopher Flavelle and Greg Stohr | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

Trump-Ordered Talks on Future of Fuel Economy in California Stuck in Neutral

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Talks between the U.S. and California on auto emissions standards have made little progress since President Donald Trump told his agencies to pursue a deal, according to a top state official, who’s holding out hope that the Environmental Protection Agency will get more involved.

Ryan Beene, John Lippert and Eric Roston | Bloomberg News
July 9, 2018
Government, Business

Trade Deficit Narrows to Smallest Since 2016 on Soybean Exports

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in May to its smallest since October 2016 on a jump in exports of soybeans and aircraft amid the threat of retaliatory tariffs.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
July 6, 2018

Editorial: Words of Caution on Tariffs

President Donald Trump has said that something needs to be done to even what he views as a global trade imbalance between the United States and other countries. And that “something” is steep tariffs on steel and aluminum, goods made in China and cars imported from Europe and Asia. Even Canada, America’s largest trade partner, has become a target of Trump’s tariff threats.

Transport Topics
July 5, 2018