Donald Trump
Government, Business

NAFTA Talks to Pick Up Again as Threat of Auto Tariffs Looms

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High-level talks for a new NAFTA are picking up again this week following two months of limited negotiations that were marred by tit-for-tat tariff battles and diplomatic fallout.

Jenny Leonard Andrew Mayeda and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Deregulatory Efforts Flounder in Court

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

A year and a half into the Trump administration’s war against what it deems unneeded regulation, the legal record is coming into focus. And, according to law professors who follow regulation, it ain’t pretty.

Cheryl Bolen | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Blames Tariff Critics for Weakening US Bargaining Power

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President Donald Trump lit into critics of his tariffs, saying discord — some from Republicans in Congress — undercuts his ability to narrow the U.S. trade gaps with other countries.

Terrence Dopp | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Mexico Is Said to Push for NAFTA Agreement by End of August

Safety inspector Anamarie Acevedo guides a truck into a inspection stall at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. (John Miller/AP)

Mexico is redoubling its efforts to reach a NAFTA agreement with the U.S. and Canada by the end of August to increase certainty for investors and take the heat off incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, according to three people familiar with the negotiations.

Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
July 23, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Trump to Seek Repeal of California’s Smog-Fighting Power

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions — including its mandate for electric car sales — in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards, according to three people familiar with the plan.

Ryan Beene Jennifer A. Dlouhy John Lippert and Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
July 23, 2018
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

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