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Pig Farmers Seek Streamlined Reviews for GMO Pork

Pig Farmers Seek Streamlined Reviews for GMO Pork

Pork producers are stepping up their campaign to ease regulation of genetically engineered livestock following an executive order President Donald Trump issued earlier this month instructing federal
White House Search for Two Fed Governors Enters Final Stages

White House Search for Two Fed Governors Enters Final Stages

The White House search for candidates to fill two vacancies on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors is entering its final stages and aides will send a short list of candidates to President Donald
Trump, Xi May Agree to Formally Reopen Trade Talks at G-20

Trump, Xi May Agree to Formally Reopen Trade Talks at G-20

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping may agree to reopen trade talks during the Group of 20 summit later this week in Japan, according to a senior administration official.
Palestinian Windfall Hinges on Political Moves, U.S. Envoy Says

Palestinian Windfall Hinges on Political Moves, U.S. Envoy Says

The financial bonanza the Trump administration envisions for the Palestinians is unlikely to materialize unless there’s progress toward resolving the 70-year-old conflict with Israel, according to a
Acting Head of U.S. Border Agency Steps Down

Acting Head of U.S. Border Agency Steps Down

The acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says he's stepping down amid outrage over his agency's treatment of detained migrant children.
Senate Democrat Asks FTC to Force Google to Delete Data on Minors

Senate Democrat Asks FTC to Force Google to Delete Data on Minors

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should force Alphabet Inc.’s Google to delete any personal information it has collected on minors as the agency probes the company’s data collection practices with
Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Says He’s Stepping Down Amid Outrage Over Detention Conditions

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Says He’s Stepping Down Amid Outrage Over Detention Conditions

Washington (AP) -- Acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner says he's stepping down amid outrage over detention conditions.
'Undeniable' That Huawei Seems to Have Nefarious Intentions, Sen. Scott Says

'Undeniable' That Huawei Seems to Have Nefarious Intentions, Sen. Scott Says

Senator Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, discusses the upcoming Group of 20 meeting in Japan, the impact of the Trump administration's trade policies on his state, and the U.S.-Iran conflict.
Melania Trump Spokeswoman to Replace Sanders as Press Secretary

Melania Trump Spokeswoman to Replace Sanders as Press Secretary

President Donald Trump picked long-time aide Stephanie Grisham to serve as the next White House press secretary and communications director.
Maxine Waters Wasn't Kidding About Facebook Token Moratorium

Maxine Waters Wasn't Kidding About Facebook Token Moratorium

The powerful chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee is doubling down on her demand that Facebook Inc. hit the pause button on its ambitious cryptocurrency.
Republican Senator Wants Google and Facebook to Have Algorithm-Free Options

Republican Senator Wants Google and Facebook to Have Algorithm-Free Options

Senator John Thune is preparing legislation that would give users the option to use big internet platforms such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. without algorithms driving what content they
Global Trade Slumps in April as Trade War Dragged On

Global Trade Slumps in April as Trade War Dragged On

Global trade stumbled in April as the tariff war between the U.S. and China showed few signs of ending, figures released Tuesday showed.
FedEx Lobs New Attack on Trade Limits as China Threat Looms

FedEx Lobs New Attack on Trade Limits as China Threat Looms

FedEx Corp. has fired a new weapon in the simmering U.S.-China trade war, suing the Trump administration to block enforcement of trade restrictions that had placed the company in Beijing’s crosshairs.
BMW Drags Feet on Merkel's Call for German Battery Champions

BMW Drags Feet on Merkel's Call for German Battery Champions

BMW AG isn’t showing much enthusiasm to get on board with a German government push to establish battery cell production in Europe, slowing a plan to create an industry that keeps pace with Asian
Russia’s Wine Threat Drives Georgian Currency to Weakest Ever

Russia’s Wine Threat Drives Georgian Currency to Weakest Ever

Georgia’s lari hit a record low on Tuesday as relations between the tiny Caucasus nation and Russia took a turn for the worse.
Merkel Calls for EU Commission Solution by June 30: Official

Merkel Calls for EU Commission Solution by June 30: Official

Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the European Union’s horse-trading over top jobs will lead to complications if a candidate isn’t chosen by Sunday, according to a party official.
EU Drills Into Italy’s 2020 Deficit Before Decision on Sanctions

EU Drills Into Italy’s 2020 Deficit Before Decision on Sanctions

The European Commission is focusing on Italy’s 2020 deficit projections as the key element to determine whether it will open disciplinary proceedings next week.
Nigeria to Raise VAT to 7.5% From 5%, Ex-Minister Says

Nigeria to Raise VAT to 7.5% From 5%, Ex-Minister Says

Nigeria will increase the rate of value-added tax to 7.5% from current 5% in 2020 as Africa’s biggest oil producer seeks to shore up falling revenue, the country’s most recent Finance Minister Zainab
Trump Says U.S. Will Use ‘Overwhelming Force’ If Iran Attacks

Trump Says U.S. Will Use ‘Overwhelming Force’ If Iran Attacks

President Donald Trump threatened Iran with forceful retaliation for any attack on the U.S. after the Islamic Republic ruled out talks to resolve escalating tensions between the two nations.
Why Article 24 Is No Soft Landing for a No-Deal Brexit

Why Article 24 Is No Soft Landing for a No-Deal Brexit

It’s a solution that’s already been rejected by the EU and the WTO.