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April 10, 2018 9:04 AM China files trade complaint against US over steel tariffs

China files trade complaint against US over steel tariffs 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 68

April 4, 2018 2:02 AM China Vows 'Measures of the Same Strength' in Response to U.S. Tariff Hikes

(BEIJING) — China on Wednesday vowed to take measures of the “same strength” in response to a U.S. tariff hike on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in a spiraling dispute over technology policy that has fueled fears it might set back a global economic recovery. The Commerce Ministry said it would immediately file a challenge the U.S. move in the World 64

March 4, 2018 3:53 PM Canada's Freeland to meet top U.S. Congressmen amid trade row: lawmaker

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will on Sunday meet a top U.S. Republican lawmaker overseeing trade as tensions between the two neighbors ramp up over possible American steel and aluminum tariffs. Freeland will hold talks with a bipartisan Congressional delegation led by Kevin Brady, the senior Republican on the House 97

March 4, 2018 2:19 PM 'Wrong' to think Trump’s tariffs will 'destroy jobs and raise prices': Commerce secretary

The secretary of commerce dismissed criticism that President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum would lead to a loss of U.S. jobs and price hikes for consumers. “The total amount of tariffs we're putting on is about $9 billion a year. That's a fraction of 1 percent of the economy,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told told ABC News Chief 92

January 15, 2018 9:00 PM Tunisian soccer fans clash with police amid economic unrest

TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisian soccer fans have clashed with police in the capital two days after a match was canceled amid nationwide economic protests. Interior Ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani said more than 1,000 fans of club Esperance Sportive de Tunis gathered Monday evening in the working class Bab Souika neighborhood of Tunis. Chibani said the crowd 51

January 9, 2018 2:38 PM Chinese Smartphone Makers Raise Concerns About a Mega Chip Deal

A potential merger between Qualcomm and Broadcom would create the world’s third-largest chip company Two large Chinese smartphone manufacturers said they are against the potential merger of chip giants Broadcom Ltd. and Qualcomm Inc., fearing it could squeeze the mobile companies’ profit margins and benefit large global rivals to their detriment 55

December 31, 2017 1:56 PM Ohio minimum wage set to rise by 15 cents an hour in 2018

Ohio minimum wage set to rise by 15 cents an hour in 2018 Ohio's hourly minimum wage is about to rise again, with the rate going up by 15 cents an hour Monday from $8.15 to $8.30. Workers who receive tips will get a wage increase from $4.08 an hour to $4.15. Policy Matters Ohio, a liberal leaning think tank, estimates 150,000 Ohio workers will benefit 53

December 29, 2017 1:43 PM Iran arrests demonstrators against price hikes in Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that authorities have arrested a small number of demonstrators in Tehran protesting price hikes and the president's economic policy. The Friday report quotes the security deputy of Tehran's governor, Mohsen Hamedani, as saying that fewer than 50 people gathered at a public square in Tehran 60

December 28, 2017 2:08 PM Protesters arrested in Iran after rally against price hikes

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency says people have been detained following protests in a major city over price hikes. The report Thursday quotes the governor of the northeastern city of Mashhad, Mohammad Rahim Norouzian, as saying police have arrested a number of people who intended to destroy public property during the illegal gathering 54

November 22, 2017 2:00 PM National Parks offering a Black Friday deal of their own

If the thought of kicking off Black Friday with a frenzied shopping spree makes you want to head for the hills, you’re actually in luck. On Nov. 24, many national and state parks across the country will be offering free or discounted admission into their outdoor preserves. According to Travel + Leisure, on the day after Thanksgiving, state parks across 99