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Trump isolated in his push for tariffs on foreign cars

U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to slap massive tariffs on imported cars and auto parts will rocket back into the spotlight this week with a …

Auto Tariffs

US considers tariffs on uranium imports

Only 5 percent of uranium used in US energy production comes from the US.<p>This week, the US Department of Commerce opened an investigation into the …

Nuclear Energy

US tariffs set to dominate automakers’ earnings | Financial Times

The “big three” US automakers will this week report second-quarter earnings buoyed by unexpectedly strong sales of high-margin pick-up trucks and …

Tariffs

3D Printed Gun Designs Are Getting a Relaxed New Approach from Regulators

This seems fine.<p>Starting next month, you’ll likely have an easier time finding and downloading the schematics one would need to 3D print a …

Innovation

As Investors Focus On Strong Earnings, Market Cycles Point To Correction

Summary:<p>• The stock market chopped around last week, with the S&P 500 (SPX) up 0.5 points.<br>• Despite Trump’s negative media coverage, investors …

Stock Markets

Starting in August, You Can Download Blueprints for 3D Printable Guns

After an extensive battle in the U.S. courts, Americans will be able to legally download blueprints for 3D printed guns.<p>This ruling follows years of …

Guns

Sean Spicer to celebrate new book in Trump’s DC hotel

Members of the Trump administration are expected to descend on Trump International Hotel in DC Thursday night to toast former White House press …

Donald Trump

Indonesian minister, businesspeople fly to US to begin trade mission amid war

The government will begin its trade mission to the United States on Monday to boost Indonesia's commerce with the world's largest economy amid the …

Indonesia

Minnesota Commerce Dept. Launches Online Auction

Items up for auction include jewelry, coins, a Joe Montana rookie card and vintage John Deere toy tractors.<p>The Minnesota Department of Commerce has …

Joe Montana

Travel Alert July 2018: Tropical Storm Ampil to Affect Shanghai and Eastern China

If Shanghai and other areas of eastern China are in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at …

Weather

Carpenter Technology Corp. investing $52 million in Emerging Technology Center in Athens - Birmingham Business Journal

By Hanno van der Bijl <br>– Digital Producer, Birmingham Business Journal<p>Jul 16, 2018, 1:58pm CDT<p>A Philadelphia-based steel industry company is expanding …

Birmingham, AL

Trump’s easing penalties on a Chinese company that sold to North Korea and Iran. Republicans are letting him do it.

Congressional Republicans are going to let Trump ease up on ZTE after all.<p>Republicans are siding with President Donald Trump in easing penalties on Chinese telecom company ZTE. Negotiators in the Senate and the House of Representatives removed language from a must-pass defense bill that would have …

Politics

Trump Treason May Be Another Factor in Trade War.

I caught part of a report on NPR that Trump wants to hit European autos and autor parts supplies with a 20% tariff. I looked it up, and I found this</i> …

Automotive Industry

Trump Administration Seeks to Strip Key Provisions From Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration announced major changes it wants to make to parts of the Endangered Species Act that it argues loosen regulations while …

Conservation

Trump Lines Up Fed Chairman as Fall Guy If Tax, Trade Moves Sour

President Donald Trump looks to be lining up Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to be the fall guy if the president’s trade and tax policies …

Donald Trump

Tariffs will hurt Alabama’s growing automotive industry - Birmingham Business Journal

The driving force behind our engine plant in Huntsville is 1,400 proud Alabamians who build nearly 700,000 engines every year. With four expansions …

Birmingham, AL

The Trade Casualties Mount

Peter Navarro says the harm is a ‘rounding error.’ He’s out of touch.<p>President Trump is escalating his trade rhetoric, threatening China and Europe with more tariffs on more goods if they don’t agree to his terms. Mr. Trump says winning these trade wars is “easy,” so let's take a look at the early …

Economy

Trump threatens to hit all $505bn of Chinese imports with tariffs

Donald Trump escalated economic global tensions on Friday, lashing out a range of targets that included the European Union, the Federal Reserve and China, indicating that he is prepared to raise tariffs on Chinese imports from $34bn to cover the entire $505bn of Chinese imports.<p>“I’m willing to go …

Donald Trump

Here's How Trump Tariffs Could Boost Auto Repair Costs, Insurance Rates, And Even Car Thefts

A coalition of auto insurance groups contends that if President Trump’s proposed 25% tariff on imported vehicles and components comes to pass, it will do more than just raise the price of virtually all new cars and trucks sold in the U.S., as has been previously reported.<p>Not only will the higher …

Tariffs

Delays make availability of Ohio medical marijuana unclear

Ohio's delays in selecting processors and giving cultivators the green light to grow plants appear to have pushed the availability of medical …

Cannabis

Trump heightens tariff threat

He said he might impose tariffs on all Chinese goods.

Economy

Happy Hour Roundup

* Erica Werner reports that Republicans are boldly standing up to the president:<p>Senate Republicans have dropped their attempt to reimpose U.S. sanctions on the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE, lawmakers said Friday, a victory for President Trump as congressional Republicans abandoned a rare …

Opinion

South Carolina officials pushing for BMW plant to be exempted from tariffs

Business and and political leaders in South Carolina are pushing for the state's Spartanburg BMW plant to be exempted from any tariffs the Trump …

U.S. Politics

Ont. primed for retaliatory tariffs if Trump imposes on auto first, says trade minister

The heart of Canada's auto industry may be in Ontario, but the fate of that sector is hanging on decisions that will be made in Washington, after a …

Toronto

This Is Illinois' Prettiest Town, Architectural Digest Says

Architectural Digest has picked Illinois' prettiest town. You've probably been there once or twice.<p>ILLINOIS — Galena is the Prairie State's prettiest …

Mississippi River

Paul Fredrick, led by former Jos. A Bank execs, to move HQ to Baltimore County - Baltimore Business Journal

Menswear company Paul Fredrick is moving its corporate headquarters to Baltimore County from Pennsylvania, with plans to add 70 new jobs over the …

Baltimore

Trump's auto tariffs will cost consumers $83 billion, insiders tell Commerce in hearing

President Donald Trump's threat to impose punitive tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts will cost American consumers $83 billion, warned representatives from the auto industry at a Congressional hearing.<p>"Higher auto tariffs will harm American families and workers, along with the economy," …

Auto Tariffs

A census citizenship question looked suspect from the start. Now a judge agrees.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census from the start has looked suspiciously like an underhanded way to depress Democratic representation in Washington. Now a federal judge is saying so, remarking in court this month that there is a strong …

Opinion

Poll: in 48 GOP districts, voters think Republicans are “more corrupt” than Democrats

The Democrats are focusing on GOP corruption this fall.<p>Democrats are grappling with what their message should be in the final months before the 2018 midterm elections this fall — Russian meddling? Health care? “Abolish ICE”?<p>But a new poll suggests there’s another message that works even better: The …

Politics

US faces retaliation if car tariffs go ahead

<b>The EU, Mexico and Canada have said they will retaliate against the US if the White House places new tariffs on foreign cars and vehicle parts.</b><p>The countries delivered the warning on Thursday to a panel examining whether to recommend the taxes on grounds of national security.<p>US President Donald …

Auto Tariffs