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Robots 'could take 4m UK private sector jobs within 10 years' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 10:34:36 AM
....”. The prediction that millions of jobs will be lost to robots led the Trades Union Congress to warn against “shredding good jobs”. ...
Donald Trump's 3% growth plan is only for the 1% | Kenneth Rogoff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 01:09:01 PM
....Of course, growth this year is in many ways a continuation of that achieved during Barack Obama’s presidency. Altering the course of a giant ship – in this case, the US economy – takes a long time, and even if Trump ever does manage to get some of his economic agenda through the US Congress, the growth effects are not likely to be felt until well into 2018. ...
UK prices rising faster than wages as forecasters predict inflation at 2.8% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 05:01:04 AM
....”. Union leaders will renew their calls for the government to lift the 1% pay cap on public sector workers, when they gather for the Trades Union Congress in Brighton. ...
US gun makers battle 'Trump slump' as sales fall compared to 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 02:22:00 PM
....Gun control groups fiercely oppose the measure, raising concerns about whether silencers would be used in mass shootings and arguing that their broader use could make it harder for law enforcement to do their jobs. John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, said in a statement: “With gun sales dropping steeply, it’s not surprising the NRA leadership and its allies in Congress want to make it easier for gun companies to sell silencers. ...
The Guardian view on EU migration: economically and culturally vital | Editorial image
....What Mrs May should have done is follow the precedents set by a number of countries that are inside the single market but nonetheless have tighter policies than unfettered freedom of movement. The Trades Union Congress, concerned about the impact on jobs, has made the case for sensible immigration controls that can be exercised within the single market. ...
Bell Pottinger could close by end of the year without fresh finance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:25:01 AM
....It has also emerged that two more clients had severed ties with Bell Pottinger, taking the total to nine since the Public Relations and Communications Association expelled the agency for what it said was the worst violation of ethics by a member in its history. The UK-based publicly listed company Ascential is understood to have stopped using Bell Pottinger for its World Retail Congress event. ...
The debt trap: how the student loan industry betrays young Americans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 10:00:28 AM
.... For years, much of this money was managed by private banks and loan companies like Sallie Mae. Then in 2010, Congress cut out the middlemen and their lending fees, and Sallie Mae spun off its servicing arm into the publicly traded company Navient. ...
Look under the bonnet and the US economy is in for a rough ride | Phillip Inman image
.... Until recently Fed boss Janet Yellen was sticking to her view that there would be at least one more rate rise this year and another couple in 2018. Then she wobbled, as she admitted to Congress that the Fed had missed its 2% inflation target for the last five years and that core inflation stood at 1. ...
US jobs growth misses forecasts as unemployment rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 02:09:54 PM
....Investors have been looking for a better sense of the next Fed policy move by it chair, Janet Yellen, who gave away few clues last month at a meeting of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. There are further potential pitfalls ahead, as Washington faces a showdown over the debt ceiling, a statutory limit on how much money the US can borrow that can only be increased by Congress, which could rattle markets, and delay action by the Fed. ...
Should the rich be taxed more? A new paper shows unequivocally yes | Larry Elliott image
.... The great American dream – the notion that anybody can strike it rich – is dead. Even so, the main beneficiaries of Donald Trump’s tax plan – assuming he is able to get it through Congress – will be big corporations and the highest earners. ...
World leaders need to take centre stage and shove central bankers into the wings image
.... Markets raced ahead as Trump talked about 3%-plus growth in perpetuity, or at least for the majority of his presidency. That euphoria soon dissipated as Trump found himself mired in rows with Congress over Obamacare and, more recently, the prospect of a shutdown of the federal government as Congressional rules prevent Washington borrowing more money – the so-called debt ceiling. ...
Janet Yellen rebukes Trump over plan to lift financial regulations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of August 2017 04:00:14 PM
....”. The president, who has vowed to “do a big number” on the Dodd-Frank law at the centre of banker complaints, is backing calls from executives on Wall Street and Republicans in Congress for looser financial regulations to spur growth. ...
Exxon deliberately misled public on climate science, say researchers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 02:04:29 AM
....At the same time, however, the company was spending tens of millions of dollars to place editorials in the New York Times and other influential newspapers that delivered a very different message. “Let’s face it: The science of climate change is too uncertain to mandate a plan of action that could plunge economies into turmoil,” Exxon said in 1997, as the Bill Clinton administration faced overwhelming opposition in Congress to US ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. ...
Quantitative easing is a costly habit we should have kicked long ago | Larry Elliott image
.... How about the government running out of money and repudiating its debts?. The US Treasury hit the borrowing limit set by Congress in March and has since been unable to issue any new debt. ...
Indian opposition calls for investigation into Adani over financial fraud allegations image
....Adani Group and Vinod Adani fully deny the accusations, which they say are awaiting adjudication before an Indian financial crime authority. India’s opposition Congress party on Friday called for an immediate probe into the allegations by the central bureau of investigation, a federal crime-fighting agency, monitored by a judge from the country’s supreme court. ...
Trump disbands business councils as CEOs flee after Charlottesville remarks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 06:35:36 PM
....The disbanding of the councils, whose roles were symbolic, came as the White House is preparing an autumn push for tax reform on Capitol Hill after failing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Tax reform has long been a major priority of the Trump administration and the dissolution of the councils is unlikely to help the White House’s goals of pressuring Congress to pass a comprehensive bill that would lower corporate tax rates. ...
Advertise all UK jobs with flexible working to tackle pay gap – report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 05:26:47 AM
.... This in turn would help alleviate pressure on women to take lengthier breaks or leave their jobs. Research from the Trades Union Congress shows that by 42, mothers who are in full-time work earn 11% less than women without children who work full-time. ...
Monsanto sold banned chemicals for years despite known health risks, archives reveal image
....In 1975, as EPA officials publicly labelled PCBs “highly toxic” and “a significant hazard to human health and the environment,” Monsanto privately admitted that they did not just affect animals but “can have permanent effects on the human body”. Publicly though, Monsanto downplayed health and environmental hazards in contacts with several public authorities over this period, insisting that they were not “highly toxic” to the EPA, American National Standards Institute and to Congressmen. ...
Why Trumponomics cannot make America great again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 09:40:46 AM
....The administration’s inability to execute on the economic-policy front is unlikely to change. Congressional Republicans’ attempts to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) have failed, not least because moderate Republicans refused to vote for a bill that would deprive 20 million Americans of their health insurance. ...
The Bank keeps hinting at a rate rise. Markets will only listen for so long image
....So why has the Dow been doing so well? One factor has been Wall Street’s expectation that Trump will deliver on a package of corporate and personal tax cuts heavily weighted in favour of the already well-off. It might have been thought that the president’s rebuff by Congress over the repeal of Barack Obama’s affordable healthcare legislation would have raised doubts on Wall Street about Trump’s ability to deliver on his fiscal pledges. ...
Why is Google spending record sums on lobbying Washington? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 11:00:18 AM
....Note the use of the word “censor”, which was viewed by 1. 8 billion people in 24 hours, and the link on the “tell Congress” line, which led users directly to emailing their members of Congress. ...
Can Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, create 1m jobs in the US? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 06:30:12 AM
....Government findings showed that more than 70% of goods in a random sample on Taobao were fake. “His repeat performances with Trump and his administration show he is making significant inroads,” says Michael Wessel, head of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a oversight body that reports to Congress. ...
'Incredible shrinking airline seat': US court says seat size a safety issue image
....”. The issue could wind up in Congress. ...
Entrepreneurs on Trump's startup visa block: 'this puts everything on hold' image
....“The parole would have granted someone entry to the US when they do not have an applicable visa to do so. This was Obama’s attempt to enact some immigration reform when Congress were unable to approve legislation authorising new or reformed visa types. ...
Donald Trump's tax cuts for the rich won't make America great again | Joseph Stiglitz image
.... One might get away with this in the case of personal income tax, because even if the losers notice, they are not sufficiently organised. By contrast, even small businesses in the US lobby Congress. ...
How about a little accountability for economists when they mess up? | Dean Baker image
.... This failure has been unbelievably costly to the US and the rest of the world. If we compare the most recent estimates of the potential GDP of the US economy from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) with the projections made in 2008, before the severity of the crash was recognized, the difference is $1. ...
Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case image
. Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of Donald Trump, who acts as his senior White House adviser, secured a multimillion-dollar Manhattan real estate deal with a Soviet-born oligarch whose company was cited in a major New York money laundering case now being investigated by members of Congress. ...
State pension age to increase seven years earlier than planned image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 01:44:22 PM
....”. Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trade Unions Congress, said raising the state pension age “risks creating second-class citizens”. ...
Key Bank of England policymaker 'not ready' for interest rate rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 05:45:21 PM
....His comments contrasted with those made by the head of the US central bank, Janet Yellen, who said the US economy was strong enough for rates to continue increasing, though to a historically low natural rate, thought to be between 2% and 3%. Yellen’s remarks to Congress sent global stock markets soaring, with the Dow Jones Industrial index reaching a fresh all-time high of 21,535 while the UK’s FTSE 100 index jumped 83 points to 7,416. ...
The Taylor review could make things worse for workers. What a surprise | Owen Jones image
....Alarmingly, the review could even weaken workers’ rights. The Trades Union Congress fears that the revival of piece rates could potentially mean, say, an Uber or Deliveroo driver stuck in traffic could be “paid less for not completing their set quota of jobs”. ...
Trump's growth problem: jobs boost masks trouble ahead for US economy image
.... “But that doesn’t seem very likely,” he said. Another potential boost for business – Trump’s planned tax reform – is stalled in Congress, and his plans for massive infrastructure spending are also likely to face political headwinds, and in any case could be a mixed blessing. ...
Brexit fears trigger exodus of crucial EU health and social care workforce | Hélène Mulholland image
....”. The general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, Frances O’Grady, says there is no sign that an impact assessment has been conducted, let alone a much-needed post-Brexit workforce strategy to tackle the recruitment and retention crisis in health and social care. ...
Zero-hours contracts affect young people's health, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 11:01:12 PM
.... Companies including Sports Direct and McDonald’s have been criticised for using such employment methods. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and Unite have urged the government to follow New Zealand’s lead and ban zero-hour contracts. ...
Wrong medicine? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 09:01:07 PM
.... . President Trump later told Congress that a goal guiding healthcare reform should be changes to bring down the "artificially high" cost of drugs. ...
Potential Martin Shkreli jurors: we can't be impartial over 'most hated man' in US image
....Since his high-profile arrest in late 2015 when he was led into court in a gray hoodie, the 34-year-old Shkreli has been free on bail and free to speak his mind on social media in ways that could complicate his defense. He tweeted to label members of Congress “imbeciles” for demanding to know why his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price of Daraprim, a drug used to treat toxoplasmosis and HIV, from $13. ...
Trump could use alternate routes to roll back bank reforms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 11:00:28 AM
.... On Tuesday, Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said that if he was king for a day, he would indeed repeal it. But six months into the Trump presidency, the Republican-controlled Congress appears nowhere close to passing a reform bill, in part because no Democratic senators will help any such bill reach a necessary 60-vote threshold. ...
House Democrats challenge Deutsche Bank over review of Trump's accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:38:41 PM
....Deutsche Bank claimed in a response to the first congressional request that US laws prohibit it from sharing information about its customers to government agencies. But Waters and four other Democrats said in a letter that was sent to Deutsche’s Washington attorneys this week that the German bank had misinterpreted the law and said privacy rules do not apply to requests made by Congress. ...
Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 04:32:21 PM
.... In the US, California has an emissions trading scheme, which is linked to a similar initiative in the Canadian province of Quebec. Barack Obama failed to implement a national market-based response to climate change early in his presidency and the chances of the US doing so are now even slimmer under a Trump administration and a Republican-controlled Congress that is reflexively suspicious of any new tax. ...
Democrats say Dodd-Frank repeal is 'wrong choice' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:42:41 PM
....Trump orders review that could relax Dodd-Frank bank rules. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, the sponsor of the bill, called it a "better, smarter way". ...
Taming the giants image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:38:02 PM
Republicans take aim at Dodd-Frank financial rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 02:18:10 PM
....It would also loosen rules on home loans and allow banks to opt out of Dodd-Frank rules if they maintain a 10% ratio of capital to assets. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the changes would lower the federal deficit by about $24bn. ...
South Africa falls into second recession in a decade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:29:42 AM
.... . Last week, S&P and Fitch pointed to further concerns about the South African economy, including uncertainty over who will succeed President Zuma as leader of the ruling African National Congress. ...
Donald Trump unveils plan to privatize 'antiquated' air traffic control system image
....”. Trump was surrounded by members of Congress as, amid some jovial banter, he signed a decision memo and letter outlining his principles for the air traffic control plan. ...
Trump to privatise air traffic control image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:42:18 PM
....The idea has circulated in Washington for years without moving forward. But officials say that with Republicans in control of Congress and the White House, it is time to try again. ...
Putin scorns US claims over Trump-Russia ties image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:58:17 AM
....Russia: The scandal Trump can't shake. US Congress issues Russia probe subpoenas. ...
Black and Asian workers more likely to have insecure jobs, says TUC image
. Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers are much more likely than white workers to be in insecure jobs such as zero-hours contracts, according to the Trades Union Congress. ...
Brazil emerges from recession as GDP grows 1% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:32:47 PM
....The ongoing corruption scandal has also thrown Mr Temer's planned economic reforms into doubt. The president wants to push austerity reforms through Congress to restore fiscal discipline but his plans have been met with street protests. ...
Nomura admits part in Goldman Venezuelan bond deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 08:32:58 AM
....Both banks bought them at knock-down prices. Mr Borges, who is president of the country's opposition-run Congress, said Goldman had paid 31 cents on the dollar. ...
Venezuela opposition condemns Goldman Sachs debt deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 10:33:46 PM
....But the opposition has threatened that a future government would refuse to repay the debts to the bank. The opposition-controlled Congress also voted on Tuesday to ask its US counterpart to investigate the deal. ...
Why help to buy is no help at all to the economy | Jeffrey Frankel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 09:54:25 AM
....If President Donald Trump manages to get any economic legislation passed at all in the coming year, it is likely to be a tax cut. Congressional Republicans say they want revenue-neutral, efficiency-enhancing tax reform, which is properly defined as lowering marginal tax rates but simultaneously eliminating distortionary deductions, thereby keeping revenues and the budget deficit stable. ...
White House denies 'egregious' budget accounting error image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 05:46:23 PM
....A prominent conservative economist agreed there was a discrepancy. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, told the Los Angeles Times the numbers "don't seem to match". ...
Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:30:26 PM
....EE is registering levels of interest in the device, but O2 and Three said they had no plans to sell the handset. The new device was announced at February's Mobile World Congress technology show in Barcelona. ...
Trump's $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 03:31:49 PM
....The Senate and House of Representatives will pass their own versions, which will then go to congressional committees before the final spending plan is cemented. The Trump budget might have expected a sympathetic reading in the Republican-controlled Congress. ...
Opec oil producers poised to extend production cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:27:42 AM
.... “There may be constraints, be it availability of equipment and crew,” said Atkinson. On Tuesday, the White House sent oil prices sliding after it said in a budget to Congress that it wanted to sell half the US’s 688m barrel emergency oil stockpile, starting in 2018. ...
Brazil's stock market plunges after corruption claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:31:38 PM
....8% down at 61,575 points. Mr Temer is trying to get pension reforms through Congress that would mean men would have a minimum retirement age of 65, and women 62, and most people would contribute more. ...
Ford looks to cut 1,400 jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:22:17 PM
....Job cuts, including at Ford, have been political footballs, with US President Donald Trump claiming credit for the firm's cancellation of a plant in Mexico. Word of the downsizing was met with dismay from US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, whose district includes Ford's Dearborn, Michigan headquarters. ...
Global stock markets fall as Trump turmoil intensifies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 05:31:25 PM
....Optimism over the Trump administration's pro-growth policies had driven a sharp rally in US stocks since his election in November. But the row over the firing of FBI director James Comey, and growing scepticism about Mr Trump's ability to push major policies through Congress has cast a cloud over markets. ...
Chapter closed? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:01:27 AM
.... One poll said 71% were against changes in retirement laws, which will see people work longer and contribute more to the public pension system. Yet just a few days after the protests, the government comfortably passed the reform bill through one of its initial committees in Congress, as if nothing had happened. ...
Number of zero-hours contracts stalls at 'staggering' 1.7m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 12:31:31 PM
.... Some people have more than one job. Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), said the latest figures were no cause for celebration and that firms were finding other ways to employ people on insecure terms. ...
The Great Recession hurt millions. Now, Republicans want to risk a repeat | Keith Ellison image
....I’ll never forget the bailout of Wall Street in October 2008. US treasury secretary Hank Paulson told Congress members that if several hundred billion were not approved over a weekend, we wouldn’t have an economy the following week. ...
United Airlines CEO calls passenger's removal a 'mistake of epic proportions' image
....The House transportation committee chair, Bill Shuster, a Pennsylvania Republican, said United and other carriers should use the notoriety of Dao’s removal to improve customer service. If changes are not made, he said, Congress was likely to step in. ...
US airlines face heat in Washington after passenger clashes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 03:40:16 PM
.... Bill Shuster, the Pennsylvania Republican who heads the committee that hosted the hearing. Mr Shuster said that although he did not believe in over-regulating businesses, Congress would "not hesitate to act" to improve conditions for customers. ...
Trump is considering new Glass-Steagall-style bank rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 06:18:44 PM
.... . But any change is likely to face stiff resistance from the banking industry, making approval in Congress difficult. ...
US budget: No cash for Trump's wall in budget deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 06:26:01 AM
. Congress has struck a budget deal to avert a government shutdown, but it allocates no cash for President Donald Trump's proposed US-Mexico border wall. ...
US growth rate hits three-year low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 12:40:39 PM
.... While it's true that the first three months of a year are usually particularly weak, and that growth will likely pick up in the coming months, it's also the case that a 3% annual growth rate hasn't been consistently delivered since the 1990s. So whatever it is that would boost growth - be it tax cuts or large government spending - is likely to require far-reaching legislation from Congress. ...
​Trump tax plan could save him millions under guise of helping small businesses image
....”. Trump’s plan, which would have to be adopted by Congress to take effect – far from a given – would introduce a new tax rate of 15% for owner-operated businesses known as pass-throughs, which are called that because, for tax purposes, income is “passed through” from the business balance sheet to individual owners and taxed like personal income. ...
Trump under fire over 'huge tax cut for the rich' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:35:17 PM
. The Trump administration unveiled what it called the biggest tax cuts “in history” on Wednesday, in a move that will simplify the US tax system, slash taxes for businesses large and small – including Trump’s own – eliminate inheritance taxes and set the president on a collision course with Congress over the likely $2tn-plus cost of the proposal. ...
In the small print image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:35:41 PM
....The "pay for itself" argument in favour of tax cuts has a long and contested history in the US, with many doubting that the evidence bears out the theory. Lower tax rates mean less tax revenue - which could be a serious problem for Republicans in Congress worried about national debt and a ballooning deficit. ...
Voodoo Reaganomics won't save Trump on the Hill | Larry Elliot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:33:00 PM
....”. In the end, Trump will only get his corporate tax cut implemented with the agreement of Congress. ...
Trump seeks tax windfall for business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:20:53 PM
.... . While conservatives traditionally have never met a tax cut they didn't like, many in Congress have taken strong positions in recent years against adding to the budget deficit. ...
Can Donald Trump better renegotiate Nafta? Yes, by bringing back TPP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 08:44:58 AM
....Donald Trump’s administration says it is sticking with its campaign promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Indeed, Trump has now reiterated his intention to invoke the procedures for renegotiating Nafta soon (within “the next two weeks”), triggering a 90-day consultation period with Congress, before talks with Mexico and Canada commence. ...
Trump signs order to assess whether steel imports threaten national security image
....The US steel industry has blamed China for driving down global prices in order to crush competition and as a result causing US job losses. Last year John Ferriola, chairman of US steel company Nucor Corporation and one of Trump’s guests for the signing, told Congress China was “a company disguised as a country engaged in economic warfare”. ...
El Paso: the border city grappling with the ramifications of Trump's proposals image
....What was once a proposed 20% border tax may well end up being something far smaller, says Fullerton, but he still believes there is a good chance that some sort of tax is coming. “The sentiment in the country is so anti-trade that I think Congress would be reluctant to vote against a serious proposal,” he says. ...
Trade agenda image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 11:17:15 PM
....But there are signs that the administration's approach may in the event be softer. There is a draft letter from the administration to Congress setting out objectives for a renegotiation. ...
Sensors, scanners and surveillance: at the expo to outfit Trump's border wall image
....”. Congress may yet slice Trump’s proposed budget, but the exhibitors expressed confidence about nabbing federal money. ...
Is business starting to get spooked about Donald Trump? | Larry Elliott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:36:22 PM
....Evidence that Trump does not really have a clue about what he is doing is mounting by the day. The failure to get Congress to agree to a repeal of Obamacare was the first sign of trouble, since it raised questions about whether the White House would be able to pass an economic stimulus package. ...
US senator presses Deutsche Bank for details of Trump loans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:29:14 PM
.... It is also in settlement talks with federal officials over its alleged role in the mortgage crisis. Van Hollen and another prominent Democrat, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, have raised concerns about whether Jeff Sessions, the US attorney general, could oversee an impartial investigation given the bank’s close ties to the White House. ...

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