Monthly Archive: January 2017

Jan
31

What to watch for at the Fed meeting

Signals from US central bank suggest another rate rise in first half of year

Jan
31

US trade chief seeks to reshore supply chain

Navarro wants more components made in America to spur domestic jobs and wages

Jan
31

The Latest: Hundreds rally against order in New Jersey

In this Jan. 5, 2017 photo, 11-year-old Sedaqat receives a tip from a motorist on the Maipur Pass, along the main highway from Kabul to Pakistan, near Kabul, Afghanistan. On the mountain pass outside Afghanistan’s capital, trucks barreling down the highway slow down when 11-year-old Sedaqat waves his homemade sign to warn of a hairpin turn. He and other children spend the entire day out in the bitter cold, working as a volunteer traffic police on the most treacherous bends in the road and hoping to make up to $4 a day in tips. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries and other immigration actions (all times local):


Jan
31

Israel president ‘sorry for hurt’ to Mexico over Netanyahu’s border wall tweet

Reuven Rivlin calls President Enrique Peña Nieto over ‘misunderstanding’Mexico had called for an apology for apparent endorsement of Trump plan

Israel’s president has told his Mexican counterpart that he was “sorry for the hurt” over a tweet in which the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, appeared to praise Donald Trump’s plans to build a wall on the US-Mexican border.

In a tweet on Saturday that drew a rebuke from Mexico, the rightwing Netanyahu wrote: “President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea.”

Related: Mexico calls on Netanyahu to apologize for tweet about US border wall

Related: Mexicans mull response to Trump’s wall: let migrants through – or boycott McDonald’s?

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Jan
31

Tough talk on trade will not bring jobs back

China played an insignificant role in the decline of manufacturing

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