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  • Canada's Freeland pushes end of steel, aluminum tariffs in meeting with Pelosi

    02/16/2019 2:51:44 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/16/19 | Julie Gordon
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Saturday she had made clear in a meeting with U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Munich Security Conference the importance of the U.S. lifting tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada. Freeland said that while Canada is now focused on its domestic ratification process for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal, it remains strongly opposed to the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum. “The Canada position is now that we have concluded (USMCA) that is all the more reason why the tariffs must be lifted,” she...
  • We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s — and how to stop it

    01/25/2019 4:47:41 AM PST · by Sarcasm Factory · 91 replies
    New Scientist Ltd. ^ | 23/24 January 2019 | Debora MacKenzie
    If you bled when you brushed your teeth this morning, you might want to get that seen to. We may finally have found the long-elusive cause of Alzheimer’s disease: Porphyromonas gingivalis, the key bacteria in chronic gum disease. That’s bad, as gum disease affects around a third of all people. But the good news is that a drug that blocks the main toxins of P. gingivalis is entering major clinical trials this year, and research published today shows it might stop and even reverse Alzheimer’s. There could even be a vaccine. ....
  • This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

    01/09/2018 9:03:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Michelle Starr
    The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It contains micro-mineral compounds not known to occur anywhere on Earth, not found in any other meteorites, and not known to occur anywhere in the Solar System. It's a discovery that raises some questions about the formation of the Solar System. Subsequent analysis revealed that the diamond-filled stone was not from any known comet or meteorite - its combined features were unique among known extraterrestrial materials. One hypothesis proposed that it might be a fragment of comet nucleus, shocked on impact, and another found that it was...
  • EU Trade Commissioner Gives Ground: We’re Willing To Drop Auto Tariffs To Zero

    08/30/2018 3:37:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 30 Aug 2018 | John Sexton
    EU Trade Commissioner Gives Ground: We’re Willing To Drop Auto Tariffs To Zero (If The US Will Do The Same)(Full Title) President Trump’s hard line on tariffs has won a significant concession from the European Union, at least the promise of one. Trump has been warning all summer that he could add a tariff on automobile imports which would have a significant impact on automakers in Europe (as well as Japan and Mexico). Today the European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the EU was willing to drop all of its existing tariffs on cars and other goods to zero...
  • Russia Offers 2.5 Million Acres of Land to Chinese Farmers

    08/14/2018 11:34:12 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Sarah Zheng
    Russia has made 1 million hectares (2.5 million acres) of arable land available to foreign investors – and while that could be boon for Beijing as it struggles with limited supplies of soybeans in its trade war with the US, analysts are concerned about the quality of the plots available. Valery Dubrovskiy, director of investment for the Far East Investment and Export Agency, a non-profit organisation, said on Tuesday that several Chinese companies had already expressed an interest in the deal. With the China-US trade war showing no signs of abating, and after Beijing slapped 25 per cent tariffs on...
  • Watch Obama Treasury Sec. Get News of Trump Trade Win while Bashing Trump Tariffs! – Video 7/25/18

    07/26/2018 5:03:54 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 29 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 26, 2018 | Brian
    It’s too good! Yesterday, former Obama Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was on CNBC bashing President Trump’s Trade Tactics when the news came out that Trump had reached a deal with the European Union! They asked Lew for immediate reaction and he clearly didn’t know what to say. CNBC’s Sara Eisen then directly confronted him: “If this is true, this certainly would be a win for the Administration, and it would show the World that these tough trade tactics are working . . . ."
  • Some Good Trade News

    07/26/2018 4:43:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 25, 2018
    The meeting on trade Wednesday between President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had all the makings of a potential crackup, but in the event it provided the best economic news in weeks. Financial markets were clearly pleased, as stocks rose across the board before the closing bell on the statements by the two presidents after their White House session. Call it a relief rally. The two sides essentially declared a tariff truce, pending negotiations on a larger trade deal between the 28-nation European Union and the U.S. Mr. Trump agreed to step back from his threat of 25%...
  • Venezuela's nuclear energy plan makes US wary-(wow maybe we call another UN session)

    10/21/2005 4:52:20 PM PDT · by Flavius · 3 replies · 362+ views
    yahoo ^ | Oct 21 2005 | Patrick Markey
    CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is approaching his wary South American neighbors about developing a nuclear energy program, raising questions in Washington about his atomic ambitions. ADVERTISEMENT Chavez, a self-described socialist revolutionary fiercely opposed to the U.S. administration, says he wants to cooperate with Argentina, Brazil and possibly Iran to develop nuclear energy as part of his drive for regional integration. But energy experts estimate it will take his government at least five years of studies, training and investment to develop a sustainable nuclear energy project in Venezuela, the world's No. 5 oil exporter. "Nuclear energy is...
  • Trump's aluminum tariffs restore a crucial industry and protect American jobs

    07/20/2018 5:13:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2018 | Jesse Gary & Bob Prusak
    As President Trump made clear at the NATO summit with European leaders, “other countries trade barriers” have for years harmed U.S. businesses and hurt American workers while U.S troops have defended their borders. These same countries are now attacking criticizing the U.S. for levying its own tariffs to protect our own national defense. As some of America’s largest aluminum producers, we strongly support Trump’s leadership on the steel and aluminum tariffs to protect our own national security. Since Trump announced the historic tariffs in March, the American public has been inundated with “sky is falling” rhetoric from entrenched special interests...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • 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 · 86 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.