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Government, Business

Trump Invokes Production Law, Ordering GM to Build Ventilators

GM's Flint Assembly plant stands idle in Flint, Mich., on March 23. GM's Flint Assembly plant stands idle in Flint, Mich., on March 23. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump on March 27 ordered General Motors Co. to make ventilators for coronavirus patients, invoking a federal law that gives him vast powers over industry in crises and acting as the company is within weeks of starting production on the equipment.

March 27, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

ATA’s Spear Urges White House Action on Coronavirus to Keep Trucks Moving

ATA President Chris Spear Spear by Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News

American Trucking Associations is asking the Trump administration to take specific steps that will help the trucking industry in its efforts to keep stores and medical facilities stocked with supplies as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 17, 2020
Government, Business

House Passes Coronavirus Plan With Two-Week Paid Sick Leave, Free Testing

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a March 13 press conference. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

The United States House of Representatives passed a legislative package meant to provide relief to people who need assistance during the coronavirus outbreak.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2020
Government, Business

How Do the Candidates’ Infrastructure Plans Compare?

Candidate Infrastructure Tracker

Many of the candidates running for president in 2020 have offered visions for improving the nation's infrastructure. Our Candidate Infrastructure Tracker offers a comparison of their plans.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 11, 2020
Government, Safety

Trump Signs $8.3 Billion Coronavirus Emergency Funding Into Law

Donald Trump signs bill as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar looks on President Donald Trump signs the bill as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar watches March 6, 2020, at the White House. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Legislation to provide $8.3 billion for public health initiatives meant to tackle the spread of the coronavirus was signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 6.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 6, 2020
Government

Trump Tries New Approach for $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Construction on the Interstate 69 and Interstate 610 interchange in Houston in July 2019. Construction on the Interstate 69 and Interstate 610 interchange in Houston in July 2019. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

In another election year, Trump has outlined a new $1 trillion plan for spending on roads, rails, water systems and other infrastructure. This time, the president is proposing to rely fully on federal spending.

David A. Lieb | Associated Press
February 21, 2020
Government, Business

Cuomo Blasts US ‘Extortion’ for Delay on NYC Congestion Fees

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in January 2017. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in January 2017. (Albin Lohr-Jones/Bloomberg News)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a program charging motorists congestion-pricing fees to enter Manhattan may be delayed indefinitely because the federal government has been slow to approve it.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
February 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Trump Budget Targets Loan Program That Could Help Lordstown Plant

The former GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in 2019. The former GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in 2019. (Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration’s budget proposal scraps a loan program that could help an upstart electric vehicle company’s plans to reuse the now-closed General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio.

Tom Krisher and John Seewer | Associated Press
February 11, 2020
Government, Business

Trump’s $4.8 Trillion Budget Proposal Revisits Rejected Cuts, Addresses Infrastructure

President Trump speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House on Feb. 7. President Trump speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House on Feb. 7. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump is offering a $4.8 trillion election-year budget plan that recycles previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps and Medicaid to promise a balanced budget in 15 years — all while boosting the military and leaving Social Security and Medicare benefits untouched.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
February 10, 2020
Government, Business

US Trade Deficit Drops for First Time in Six Years

Cargo cranes remove containers from a Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. boat at the Port of Tacoma in November 2019. Cranes remove containers from a cargo ship at the Port of Tacoma in November 2019. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

The U.S. trade deficit fell 1.7% last year to $616.8 billion as President Donald Trump hammered China with import taxes.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
February 5, 2020

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