Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Trump Asks Court to Toss California Auto Emissions Lawsuit

110 freeway near downtown Los Angeles An aerial view looking south over the 110 freeway through downtown Los Angeles. (Matt Gush/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump’s administration asked a federal judge to throw out California’s lawsuit seeking to preserve its power to regulate tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions, saying Washington has the last word in setting fuel economy standards.

Andrew Harris | Bloomberg News
December 3, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Sues Trump EPA in Fight Over Green Auto Rules

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra California Attorney General Xavier Becerra by Alex Brandon/Associated Press

California sued the Trump administration for rescinding an Obama-era waiver that allows the state to require sales of electric vehicles and set stricter auto-emissions standards than the federal government.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2019
Government, Business

US Cites More Progress in China Trade Talks After Call

Donald Trump U.S. President Donald Trump by Evan Vucci/Associated Press

The U.S. and China are close to finalizing sections of the first phase of a trade deal that President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping hope to sign at a summit in Chile next month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said.

October 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Trump Says China Signals Trade Talks on Target for November Deal

Donald Trump United States President Donald Trump by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press

President Donald Trump said China has indicated that negotiations over an initial trade deal are advancing, raising expectations the nations’ leaders could sign an agreement at a meeting next month in Chile.

October 21, 2019
Government, Business

Trump to Sign US-Japan Trade Deal That Benefits Farmers

Donald Trump United States President Donald Trump by Evan Vucci/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign a limited trade agreement Oct. 7 with Japan, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers lost when Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in office.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump EPA Pledges Biofuel Boost to Calm Corn-State Criticism

Corn Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is taking action to boost U.S. demand for corn-based ethanol and soybean-based biodiesel, as the president seeks to temper criticism from farmers and Midwest politicians before next year’s election.

October 4, 2019

Pence Proposes House Democrats Focus on Infrastructure

Vice President Mike Pence Vice President Mike Pence by Matt York/Associated Press

Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives should look to advancing policies aimed at improving the country’s infrastructure apparatus and end their ongoing investigations of the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence told reporters Oct. 3.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 4, 2019
Government, Business

Trade Feud May Impact Parcels From China

USPS Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro the week of Sept. 23 will lead a delegation to Geneva to try to reform the 145-year-old global system of coordinating postal policies, a method he says treats American companies unfairly.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Says He Will Strip California’s Clean-Car Authority

Cars stuck in traffic Getty Images

President Donald Trump said he will revoke California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from autos, confirming a widely-anticipated move that will escalate the ongoing dispute between his administration and California.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Toyota Invests $391 Million in Texas as Trump, Abe Finalize Deal

Toyota Toyota vows to make major investment in Texas truck plant. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp. will invest $391 million at its Texas truck plant to build next-generation pickups as part of a drive to boost output in the U.S. and ease trade tensions with the Trump administration.

September 17, 2019