Chamber of Commerce

Supreme Court Will Decide If Civil Forfeiture Is Unconstitutional, Violates The Eighth Amendment

For the first time in over 20 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will have the opportunity to review the constitutionality of civil forfeiture laws, which allow the government to confiscate cash, cars, and even homes. On Monday, the court granted a cert petition from Tyson Timbs, who was forced to …

Opinion

Koch Network to Start Ad Campaign Against Trump's Trade Tariffs

The political network backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch said Wednesday it would start running ads next week on national conservative talk …

Globalization

'We have zero tolerance for your policy': Democrats call on DHS' Nielsen to resign

Thirteen Democratic lawmakers are calling on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign as opposition mounted on Tuesday, including from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at border.<p>Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., …

Immigration

European Firms Fret Over Made-In-China Policy

The benefits to European companies from Beijing’s drive to enhance manufacturing competitiveness haven’t been widely shared, a survey finds<p>BEIJING—The Chinese government’s plan to promote domestic high-tech industries, a prime target of the latest U.S. trade measures, is also stirring unease among …

China

The burgeoning US-China trade war has entered a new phase

Yesterday (June 18), the Trump administration threatened new tariffs on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods each year. The US says the new tariffs, which would be set at a rate of 10 percent, are in response to tariffs from China last week on $34 billion in US goods at a 25 percent rate.<p>In turn, …

Globalization

Korean Titles & Formats Will Come To U.S. in Deal Between KBS America And U.S. Producers

KBS America, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Jim Figueroa and his company Koryo Pop, LLC and Teddy Zee and his company to bring Korean …

Intellectual Property

Trump Administration Finalizes Rule on Health Plans

“You’re going to save massive amounts of money and have much better health care,” president says<p>The Trump administration on Tuesday finalized a rule …

Health Care

European business lobby says time is running out for China's reforms

BEIJING (Reuters) - Time is running out for Beijing to fulfill its reform promises if it hopes to maintain stable growth, a top European business lobby said on Wednesday, contending that the roots of U.S.-China trade tensions began in China.<p>Despite the Chinese government's repeated pledges to …

China

European Union Chamber of Commerce's Harborn on U.S.-China Trade Dispute

Mats Harborn, Beijing chief of the European Union Chamber of Commerce, talks about the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. He speaks with Tom …

European Union

Trump Sidesteps Family Separations in Talks With GOP

President calls for broad immigration bill amid bipartisan uproar over administration’s policy at the border<p>WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump urged House Republicans to pass broad immigration legislation in a Tuesday evening meeting, but he stopped short of telling them he would immediately reverse …

Immigration

U.S. shale producers warn Chinese tariffs would hit energy exports

HOUSTON (Reuters) - China's proposed tariffs on U.S. petroleum imports, part of a mounting trade war between the two countries, would crimp sales to the shale industry's largest customer, adding new pressure on U.S. crude prices, energy executives and analysts said in interviews this week.<p>China has …

Oil

European firms say China business 'more difficult'

European companies complain they still face a difficult business climate in China despite Beijing’s pledges of openness, with about half saying it …

China

As Blockchain Grows, Companies Look to Avert a Patent War

The arrival of the smartphone triggered epic intellectual property battles across the world, as companies spent billions of dollars to assert …

Blockchain

American CEOs call out Trump's 'heartless, cruel' border policy

CEOs are speaking out against the separation of children from their families at the US border.<p>The top executives of Apple, Goldman Sachs and other powerful companies condemned the practice on Tuesday and called on the government to put an end to it.<p>"Separating a child from a mother or father is not …

Immigration

US Chamber of Commerce calls for end to family separations

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday called on the Trump administration to end a policy that has led to the separation of families apprehended as …

Immigration

Doubling down on hard-line immigration politics is riskier for Trump than he seems to realize

There are two instincts that drive a lot of the decision-making on electoral politics.<p>The first is superstition. Like a baseball fan who is loath to change his lucky socks, winning candidates are often reluctant to do anything different from what helped them win the last time around.<p>The second is …

U.S. Politics

China must stop protecting its own companies, they can stand on their own two feet now

Not long ago, Chinese enterprises inhabited the margins of the global innovation community, generally focusing their efforts on localising products …

China

Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech

BEIJING (AP) — One in five foreign companies in China feels compelled to hand over technology for market access, a business group said Wednesday, …

China

The Caribbean Island That's Quietly Luring Americans Away From the 50 States (Video)

When dreaming of a window-seat view on a flight to the Caribbean, one color comes to mind: blue. Or, more specifically, that sparkling turquoise-blue …

Hiking Trail

Bombshell Poll Finds Just 28% Support Trump Child Separation Policy

By Sarah N. Lynch and Susan Cornwell<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats staged an impromptu congressional protest and moderate Republicans and key U.S. …

Immigration

US Chamber of Commerce wants Trump to put America’s defense industry first

WASHINGTON — America’s biggest business lobby wants the Trump administration put the American defense industry first and require the Pentagon to …

Defense Industry

European Firms See Progress But Still Unequal Treatment in China

President Donald Trump has said that the U.S. trade with China is neither fair nor reciprocal, and he has some support from an unexpected quarter -- …

China

Trump Administration Action Could Lower Health Care Costs, Expand Coverage for Small Business Employees

A new Labor Department regulation finalized Tuesday—which will make it easier for small businesses to pool resources to negotiate with large …

Health Care

Announcing the AFI DOCS 2018 Audience Award Winners

The American Film Institute has announced the AFI DOCS 2018 Audience Award winners, concluding the five-day festival supported by Presenting Sponsor …

American Film Institute

Flood recovery plan focuses on long-term resilience for Lake Houston community

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Experts from Rice University have created a flood recovery and resilience strategy for the Lake Houston area, which will serve …

Houston

The Latest: Trump encourages House GOP tax plan writers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tax overhaul (all times local):<p>9:30 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump is offering words of encouragement to House Republicans as they struggle to come up with a tax plan.<p>In a tweet late Tuesday, Trump writes: "The Republican House members are …

Donald Trump

Remembering DeCharlene Williams, Central District celebrates Juneteenth ‘freedom day’

The Buffalo Soldiers Of Seattle, 9th-10th Cavalry (Image: Karen Toering)<i>With reporting and photography by Alex Garland</i>Seattle is marking Juneteenth, …

Black History

Refugees Stoke Turkish Anger, Roiling Erdogan Election Campaign

The year’s most explosive political issue -- refugees -- has shaken up Turkey’s campaign landscape.<p>Heading into elections on June 24, President Recep …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Trump to discuss border amid outrage

President Donald Trump's immigration policies have come under intense scrutiny because of the forced separation of more than 2,300 migrant children …

Immigration

Kirstjen Nielsen Was a Target of Trump’s Immigration Ire. Now She’s His Protector.

WASHINGTON — Just last month, Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, drafted a resignation letter after being berated by President Trump over what he saw as her tepid support for his tough immigration policies, according to two people familiar with the episode. She never sent it.<p>This …

Politics