• U.S. companies can escape Trump's steel tariffs. But it won't be easy

    2 monthes ago - By Washington Post

    The Commerce Department has just begun training 30 people to review nearly 21,000 highly technical applications for waivers from steel and aluminum import taxes.
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  • U.S. Withdraws from United Nations Human Rights Council

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley made the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council official on Tuesday, calling the group “hypocritical and self-serving” and claiming it “makes a mockery of human rights,” according to the BBC .
    The move, which was widely expected , comes amid controversy over the Trump Administration's policy of separating immigrant families and children at the U.S. border , a policy that the United Nations has strongly condemned .
    For her part, Haley previously criticized the UNHRC for its supposed “chronic anti-Israel bias” and threatened to remove the...
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  • Facebook misses another Senate deadline on privacy questions

    Facebook misses another Senate deadline on privacy questions

    2 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    Facebook Inc. missed a deadline to respond to questions from two top U.S. senators on its sharing of user data with device makers, the latest delay by the social network in addressing lawmakers' queries about its privacy lapses. Sens. John...
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  • Smoking Falls to an All-Time Low Among U.S. Adults. Here's How Many People Still Light Up

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Smoking is at an all-time low for U.S. adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics .
    In 2017, 14% of U.S. adults reported that they were smokers, according to the NCHS's National Health Interview Survey. And while this is down from 16% in 2016 - and 20% in 2006 - the 2017 figure still translates to roughly 30 million U.S. adults.
    Broken down by gender , men age 18 and older were most likely to be smokers in 2017: 15.8% versus 12.2% for adult women. Through the lens of ethnicity and race , Hispanic adults were the least likely...
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  • Global Markets Fall As U.S.-China Trade Tensions Rise

    2 monthes ago - By NPR

    Economists have generally downplayed the impact on the U.S. and global economies, but many are reassessing now that trade tensions appear to be entering a new phase.
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  • Business Highlights

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    Dow posts 6th loss in row on trade spat; small cos. rally
    NEW YORK - Big industrial and technology companies skidded Tuesday as the trade dispute between the U.S. and China threatened to come to a boil. The Dow Jones industrials fell 1.1 percent, but the broader S&P 500 posted a smaller decline as stocks pared some early losses. Smaller companies less focused on overseas trade fared better, as did dividend-paying stocks.
    In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China
    WASHINGTON - Trump's proposed new tariffs would amount to the latest round of punitive steps in an escalating...
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  • Tech leaders condemn policy leading to family separations at the border

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    By now you've seen the photos and videos and probably heard the audio tape. The media coming out of the U.S./Mexico border over the past week has been truly heart-wrenching and horrifying, including, most shockingly, images of young children being housed in what amounts to human cages.
    Many prominent politicians across the world have called out the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the border. A number of prominent executives from top tech companies have also begun to use their soapbox to address - and largely admonish - the policies that have led to this humanitarian...
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  • In the global cotton market, India stands to be a winner amid escalati

    2 monthes ago - By AG Web

    In the global cotton market, India stands to be a winner amid escalating trade tensions between the U.S., one of the world's top exporter, and China, the biggest buyer.
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  • After a miserable day in the markets AgriTalk After The Bell Host Chip

    2 monthes ago - By AG Web

    After a miserable day in the markets AgriTalk After The Bell Host Chip Flory looks to Chip Roose, president of U.S .Commodities, for some perspective. Newsman Davis Michaelsen covers the market action.
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  • How major US stock indexes fared Monday

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    Big industrial and technology companies skidded Tuesday as the trade dispute between the U.S. and China threatened to come to a boil. Smaller companies less focused on overseas trade fared better, as did dividend-paying stocks.
    On Tuesday:
    The S&P 500 index slipped 11.18 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,762.57.
    The Dow Jones industrial average declined 287.26 points, or 1.1 percent, to 24,700.21.
    The Nasdaq composite skidded 21.44 points, or 0.3 percent, to 7,725.59.
    The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks rose 0.99 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,693.45.
    For the week:
    The S&P 500 is...
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  • ZTE and U.S. still working on escrow agreement: U.S. official

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    ZTE Corp and the U.S. government are still working on an escrow agreement that must be completed and funded with $400 million before a ban on the Chinese company can be lifted, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday.
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