Justin Sink

Government, Business

Biden Signals Ditching GOP in Push for $1.9 Trillion Aid

President Biden, Vice President Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with House Democrats, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (right) on Feb. 5. (Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times via Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden gave his strongest indication yet that he will push for his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan without Republican support, saying that a weak jobs report shows the risk of doing “too little.”

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2021
Government, Business

US Mulls Global Parcel Fee Change as Part of Contraband Fight

A customer wraps a USPS priority mail package at a post office in Maryland in 2017. A customer wraps a USPS priority mail package at a post office in Maryland in 2017. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Jan. 31 designed to combat the flow of foreign counterfeit goods sold on e-commerce platforms like the websites of Amazon .com Inc., eBay Inc. and Walmart Inc.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
February 3, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Still Plans on China Deal After Chile Cancels APEC Summit

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump still hopes to ink a trade accord with Xi Jinping next month, even after plans were thrown into question Oct. 30 when Chile canceled an upcoming summit where the two leaders planned to meet.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
October 30, 2019
Government, Business

Trump Says He Could Impose More China Tariffs

Donald Trump President Donald Trump (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump reiterated that he could impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports if he wants, after promising to hold off on more duties in a trade-war truce he reached with China’s Xi Jinping last month.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
July 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Says There’s ‘Level of Risk’ of US-China Trade War

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said there is “a level of risk” that the tariff dispute between the United States and China will erupt into a full-scale trade war, though he’s “cautiously optimistic” that the world’s two largest economies will resolve differences through negotiations.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Warns He'll Dump NAFTA if Mexico Doesn't Stop Drug Flows

A soldier from the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard observes a section of the Rio Grande River at sunset. (U.S. Army)

President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico doesn’t stop people and drugs from flowing into the United States from Central America.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2018
Business, Fuel

Oil Slumps to Lowest This Year as Traders Focus on Record Supply

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Oil slumped more than 5% to the lowest close this year after government data showed production cuts from OPEC and other producers have not been enough to reduce U.S. supplies.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
March 8, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Obama to Request $10-Per-Barrel Oil Tax for Transportation Needs

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President Barack Obama will propose a $10-per-barrel tax on oil in his fiscal 2017 budget to finance self-driving cars, public transit, railroads and other transportation improvements, the White House said.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2016
Business

TransCanada Keystone Pause Seen Giving Obama, Trudeau New Start

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TransCanada Corp.’s request to pause a U.S. review of its Keystone XL oil pipeline gives President Obama a way to ease a political headache at home and help him repair frayed relations with Canada.

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Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
November 3, 2015