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  • Question: how will NAFTA's ending affect Americans working in Canada? (Vanity)

    06/03/2018 4:06:00 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 10 replies
    Vanity | 6/3/18 | Mamzelle
    There are Americans working in Canada covered by trade provisions that have certain tax privileges. NAFTA is dead as a door nail. What happens when the reality sets in?
  • Cost of beer could be going up because of aluminum tarrifs

    06/01/2018 4:56:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 85 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 01 JUNE 2018 | WISN.COM
    The chairman of Molson Coors, which owns MillerCoors, is warning the cost of beer may be going up under President Donald Trump's new tariffs on aluminum.
  • Trump to slap Canada, Mexico, EU with new aluminum, steel tariffs: Report......

    05/30/2018 7:41:10 PM PDT · by caww · 65 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/30/2018 | Diana Stancy Correll
    President Trump is reportedly mulling 'new' aluminum and steel tariffs for Canada, Mexico, and the European Union, a new report claims. The tariffs could be unveiled as early as Thursday and could take effect as soon as Friday, sources familiar with the plan told the Washington Post. Canada, Mexico, and the EU were provided 'temporary exemptions' from the tariffs. The exemptions expire on June 1. The Post reports that Trump is growing angry with the aforementioned countries' unwillingness to give certain concession on trade to the White House.
  • Trump administration will put steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the EU

    05/31/2018 6:55:51 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/31/2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    The Trump administration will put tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, the latest action in a string of protectionist policies to crack down on alleged trade abuses. The tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports will take effect at midnight Thursday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters. The U.S. gave those allies a reprieve from those duties, but the exemptions were set to expire Friday. The Trump administration will place quotas or volume limits on other countries such as South Korea, Argentina, Australia and Brazil instead of...
  • Canada announces retaliatory tariffs

    05/31/2018 11:00:29 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 143 replies
    CNBC ^ | 31 MAY 18 | Kevin Breuninger | @KevinWilliamB
    Canada will retaliate against new U.S. tariffs by imposing its own trade barriers on U.S. steel, aluminum and other products, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday. This story is developing. Please check back for updates.
  • EU proposes 25% ‘climate quota’ in new long-term budget

    05/02/2018 9:02:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    EURACTIV ^ | May 2, 2018 | By Frédéric Simon
    The clean energy transition and other initiatives to decarbonise Europe’s economy will represent 25% of EU spending under a seven-year EU budget plan put forward by the European Commission on Wednesday (2 May). Another key aspect is whether the EU will commit to stop funding fossil fuel projects like gas pipelines, which environmentalists claim risk locking Europe into unnecessary infrastructure. “I’m not sure it’s reached the upper layers of the Commission yet,” Gaventa said. Other parts of the budget could prove controversial, like a proposal to allocate 20% of revenue from carbon trading to the EU budget, as well as...
  • German minister: EU should not risk trade war with US over tariffs dispute

    04/30/2018 9:51:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.29.2018 | amp/cmk (dpa, Reuters)
    German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Sunday warned the European Union against sparking a trade war with the US in the dispute over US tariffs on steel and aluminum. “I’m of the opinion that neither the US nor the Europeans should risk a trade war,” said Altmaier during a talk show on German public broadcaster ARD. He warned that the trans-Atlantic relationship was at stake. […] Altmaier, who is a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU), said the EU should try to solve the tariff dispute, along with other trade disagreements, in a comprehensive US-EU deal. Earlier, the...
  • Why was Senator Mark Warner using Signal and Disappearing Messages if he had Nothing to Hide?

    02/09/2018 1:44:19 PM PST · by bitt · 59 replies ^ | 2/9/2018 | Mark Cernovich
    Mark Warner was texting a Russian oligarch using an encrypted app, Signal, and his messages were set to automatically delete. FoxNews broke a huge story about Senator Mark Warner, which has been discussed elsewhere. What I haven’t seen anyone else cover is the fact that the “text messages” were not ordinary messages. Warner was communicating via Signal, an encrypted app. Moreover, Warner had his messages set to disappear. (The hour glass icon in the text exchange.)
  • Is A Former Feinstein Staffer Running Fusion GPS’s Post-Election Steele Dossier Operation?

    02/20/2018 2:15:27 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2018 | Sean Davis
    New evidence suggests that a former top staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) may be directing the post-election efforts of Fusion GPS, a Democrat-linked political opposition research firm, to vindicate a series of memos alleging illegal collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials
  • Trump tariffs drive 'record sales' at largest US metals processor...

    04/26/2018 6:49:42 PM PDT · by caww · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/26/2018 | Joe Williams
    The nation’s top metals processor says business has surged following the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. “Improved demand, a limited amount of customer pre-buying as a result of announced tariffs, and normal seasonal patterns" pushed first-quarter shipments up 10 percent from a year earlier, yielding a record quarterly sales volume of 1.6 million tons, 'Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.' said Thursday. 'Union Pacific' on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.3 billion on Thursday. Revenue for the first three months of the year was $5.5 billion, up 7 percent from the same time period in 2017.
  • China's Reform Pledges Fail to Impress

    04/21/2018 5:20:50 AM PDT · by cba123 · 1 replies
    VOA ^ | April 20, 2018 8:40 AM | Joyce Huang
    BEIJING — China has made a series of market opening pledges over the past week, but analysts said the moves are unlikely to help Beijing and Washington take any steps toward resolving their differences or advance negotiations. Instead, frustrations are growing as punitive trade actions pile up. China has pledged specific steps to open up its financial and insurance sector with milestones set for June and again before the end of this year. It has also addressed a key concern of President Donald Trump, pledging to significantly cut 25 percent tariffs on automobile imports this year. Beijing also says that...
  • New ideas to make Democrats the party of the future

    04/22/2018 9:37:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/18 | Winston Fisher and Jim Kessler
    In the latest “believe it or not” moment, farmers are experimenting with collars for cows equipped with GPS and electronic signaling that would eliminate the need for fencing and herding. American farmers spent $300 million last year on fencing. To policymakers concerned about the creation of jobs, did anyone see farm fencing falling to the veracious appetite of disruption? The Republican Party, led by Donald Trump, is unabashedly lurching backwards. The tax bill was straight out of the supply side 1980s. The steel tariffs are from the Smoot-Hawley 1930s. Democrats are, understandably, mostly in opposition mode. But the world is...
  • IMF chief urges policymakers to steer clear of all protectionist measures.......

    04/20/2018 7:13:08 AM PDT · by caww · 11 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 4/20/2018 | Editor: Lifang
    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Thursday urged policymakers to steer clear of all protectionist measures amid rising trade tensions between the United States and its major trading partners. "Trade restrictions have not been proven helpful and we suspect that they might even dent confidence," Lagarde said at a press conference during the spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, adding all countries should "work together to resolve disagreements without using exceptional measures." The spring meetings of the two leading international financial institutions come after the Trump administration recently announced additional tariffs on...
  • Trump Walks Back Pro-TPP Remarks, Touts Bilateral Deals

    04/19/2018 6:56:23 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 April 2018 | Alex Newman
    After suggesting last week that the U.S. government would seek to rejoin the sovereignty-shredding Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), President Donald Trump took to social media on April 18 to slam the controversial “free trade” regime that he once described as the “rape of our country.” Instead, Trump is seeking a bilateral agreement with remaining Pacific-rim governments such as Japan. Grassroots conservatives celebrated the announcement. But establishment voices were less than happy about it. Writing after a meeting at his Mar-a-Lago estate with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump suggested he was still opposed to TPP and preferred a bilateral trade deal...
  • Tariffs - No, But Give Me A Solution

    04/15/2018 7:04:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | April 15, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    Everything I have learned as a capitalist and a Republican is that tariffs are counterproductive. They are hidden taxes that raise the price of the goods we buy and harm trade with other countries, which is not good for America or for our trading partner. If that is so, then provide us with another path to solving the China trading problem. President Trump probably made a mistake with going after steel and aluminum importers as a class. Certainly he has a point that we must maintain our own production capabilities in those areas, but just because our industries are suffering...
  • Cyclist recovering from crash with drunk driver injured again in hit-and-run

    04/13/2018 9:05:51 AM PDT · by bgill · 76 replies
    kxan ^ | Apr. 12, 2018 | Alyssa Goard
    When JoJo McKibben was the victim of a hit-and-run on April 3 as she biked to work, she wasn't all that surprised. She was hit while biking by a drunk driver last summer and has come to expect that cars won't realize she's riding on two wheels. McKibben's boyfriend Brendan Sharpe said he has also been seriously injured by cars while he's biked in Austin, once in 2009 and again in 2015... Katie Delleoz, the executive director of Bike Austin, said she personally has nearly been struck at the same intersection McKibben was hit at last week
  • China's Xi renews vow to open economy, cut tariffs as U.S. trade row deepens

    04/10/2018 12:43:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 10, 2018 | Kevin Yao, Elias Glenn
    Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Tuesday to open the country’s economy further and lower import tariffs on products like cars, in a speech seen as an attempt to defuse an escalating trade dispute with the United States. While much of his pledges were reiterations of previously announced reforms that foreign businesses say are long overdue, Xi’s comments sent stock markets and the U.S. dollar higher on hopes of a compromise that could avert a trade war. Xi said China will widen market access for foreign investors, addressing a chief complaint of its trading partners and a point of contention...
  • Trump sanctions cost Russian tycoons up to $16 billion in one day

    04/10/2018 7:45:37 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies ^ | April 10, 2018 | Jamieson and Holodny and Reuters and AP
    It was a black Monday for Russian oligarchs as up to $16 billion was wiped off the value of the country's wealthiest tycoons' holdings in the wake of U.S.-imposed sanctions. The ruble fell to its lowest level against the dollar since late 2016, while shares in sanctioned aluminum producer Rusal, which is controlled by the billionaire Oleg Deripaska, plunged more than 50 percent on the Hong Kong stock exchange. As Russian stocks tumbled, the Kremlin reportedly said it would step in to support affected companies. The latest sanctions were announced by President Donald Trump on Friday. They target leading figures...
  • China files trade complaint against US over steel tariffs (Just happened - what nonsense)

    04/10/2018 2:53:14 AM PDT · by cba123 · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | GENEVA — Apr 10, 2018, 5:03 AM ET
    China has filed a World Trade Organization complaint challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's tariff hike on imported steel and aluminum, the trade body said Tuesday. The tariff spat is one element of a wide-ranging trade dispute between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping's government. Trump also has threatened to increase duties on $50 billion of Chinese goods in a separate conflict over technology policy. (please see link, for full article)
  • China - DAY AFTER XI SPEECH - China files trade suite against America

    04/10/2018 2:35:01 AM PDT · by cba123 · 7 replies
    Ok. It took exactly ONE DAY. China just filed a lawsuit, against America.