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China Defies Trump With Plans to Raise Tariffs on US Products

China Container ships are docked next to gantry cranes as shipping containers sit stacked at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

China announced plans to raise duties on some American imports starting June 1, defying a call from President Donald Trump to resist escalating a trade war that is sending stock futures tumbling and clouding the outlook for the global economy.

Shawn Donnan | Bloomberg News
May 13, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

US Gives China a Month for Trade Deal as Talks Stay Deadlocked

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He Chinese Vice Premier Liu He outside the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington on May 10. (Alex Edelman/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s administration told China it has a month to seal a trade deal or face tariffs on all its exports to the Unites States, even as both sides sought to avoid a public breakdown in negotiations despite a developing stalemate.

Bloomberg News
May 10, 2019
Government, Business, Autonomous

TT’s Road to NTDC, MCE Coverage Wins National AZBEE Honors

Road to NTDC Azbee awards Transport Topics won two silver national AZBEE awards related to its "Road to NTDC 2019" coverage.

Transport Topics’ coverage of “The Road to NTDC 2018” and the 2018 Management Conference & Exhibition are among the entries that have earned national accolades from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Transport Topics
May 10, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Prices Trail Estimates, Testing Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s View

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A key measure of U.S. consumer prices rose by less than expected in April on lower used car and apparel costs, testing the Federal Reserve’s message that muted inflation will prove transitory.

Jeff Kearns and Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2019
Government, Business

China Armed With Powerful Market Weapons in Duel With Trump

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

China has a powerful financial-market arsenal for its trade tussle with America, including a hoard of Treasuries and its currency. But using those weapons is not without cost.

Katherine Greifeld | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2019
Government

EPA Announces $2.6 Billion in Availability for Water Improvement Projects

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To help improve the quality of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure nationwide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of nearly $2.6 billion to states, tribes and territories.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 10, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

US Hikes Tariffs Amid Trade Talks; China Vows to Retaliate

President Trump at the White House on May 9 President Donald Trump speaks at the White House on May 9. (Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg News)

The United States hiked tariffs on more than $200 billion in goods from China on May 10 in the most dramatic step yet of President Donald Trump’s push to extract trade concessions, deepening a conflict that has roiled financial markets and cast a shadow over the global economy.

Bloomberg News
May 10, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Lawmakers Mull Funding Options for $2 Trillion Infrastructure Deal

White House at night Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

WASHINGTON — More than a week after President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats elevated a $2 trillion infrastructure package for lawmakers’ legislative agenda, stakeholders are speaking up about their funding preferences in advance of a planned meeting between the White House and transportation policymakers to discuss how to pay for the initiative.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

HOS Updates Expected Soon, but Could Be Long Road, Experts Say

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez Martinez speaks at American Trucking Associations’ midyear management meeting. (Jaclyn O'Laughlin)

The regulatory journey of federal hours-of-service rules is approaching an important turning point as June 7, the scheduled release date for the Department of Transportation’s proposal on policy changes, draws nearer.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Best and Worst International Airlines and Airports? Here’s One Guide

airport Ellen Milligan/Bloomberg News

Had a bad experience at Newark Liberty Airport last year? You’re not alone, according to recent rankings.

Claire Ballentine | Bloomberg News
May 9, 2019

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