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Tariffs Update: Latest News as the World Reacts

Tariffs Update: Latest News as the World Reacts

After President Donald Trump said the U.S. plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum, the shock waves are being felt around the world. Asia’s up in arms, Canada’s
National Security Is a Good Reason for Protection. But Not of Steel and Aluminum

National Security Is a Good Reason for Protection. But Not of Steel and Aluminum

If countries begin ignoring the WTO by slapping high tariffs and quotas on each other, global trade could shudder to a halt.
China Is Turning Ethiopia Into a Giant Fast-Fashion Factory

China Is Turning Ethiopia Into a Giant Fast-Fashion Factory

The project is Beijing’s big experiment in outsourcing, and a $10 billion shot in the arm for the African nation—if there isn’t a civil war first.
Maven brings its Maven Gig service for on-demand economy workers to Austin

Maven brings its Maven Gig service for on-demand economy workers to Austin

Maven has launched its Maven Gig offering in Austin, just ahead of SXSW when there will probably be a fair amount of ride-hailing and on-demand food delivery activity. Maven Gig is the arm of GM’s
GM expands Maven Gig into Austin with all-electric rental fleet

GM expands Maven Gig into Austin with all-electric rental fleet

General Motors' Zipcar-style service Maven is expanding into Austin, Texas with its first all-electric fleet. From today, Austinites who want to get their side hustle on will have access to one of 20
Toyota is forming a $2.8-billion company for self-driving research

Toyota is forming a $2.8-billion company for self-driving research

Toyota's autonomous vehicle dreams are too big to contain, so it's establishing a new company to speed up its technology's development. The automaker has teamed up with fellow Japanese entities Aisin
Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Trade Threat Hangs Over Nafta Talks

Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Trade Threat Hangs Over Nafta Talks

President Donald Trump’s latest trade salvo over steel and aluminum landed squarely in the middle of Nafta talks, overshadowing efforts by his own negotiators.
A Higher Gas Tax Won’t Fix America’s Highways

A Higher Gas Tax Won’t Fix America’s Highways

With greater fuel efficiency and electric cars, another source of revenue is needed.
Toyota creates a new advanced research company fo focus on self-driving

Toyota creates a new advanced research company fo focus on self-driving

Toyota has an existing think tank, research organization and long-term development wing courtesy of Toyota Research Institute (TRI), but now it’s expanding TRI with a new sub-company of its own:

Add a luxury Volvo to your list of monthly subscriptions

When Volvo introduced the smallest member of its SUV line, the XC40, it wasn't the car that got all the attention. It was how the Swedish automaker planned on leasing it. With Care by Volvo, would-be
MIT study shows how much driving for Uber or Lyft sucks

MIT study shows how much driving for Uber or Lyft sucks

Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are delivering pitiful levels of take-home pay to the hundreds of thousands of US independent contractors providing their own vehicles and driving skills to deliver
5G’s secret weapon will be low latency, empowering next-gen VR and gaming

5G’s secret weapon will be low latency, empowering next-gen VR and gaming

ANALYSIS: As the 2018 Mobile World Congress wound down this week, next-generation 5G wireless technology was clearly the show’s biggest story, promising dramatically faster data speeds. But 5G’s

GMC's Carbon Fiber Sierra, Tesla Rivals, and More Car News

Plus: Porsche's supercharging network, Ford's self-driving tests in Miami, and more news from an auto industry trying to rebuild.
Kasko2Go uses military-grade tech to drive its blockchain-based car insurance

Kasko2Go uses military-grade tech to drive its blockchain-based car insurance

EXCLUSIVE: Insurance is one industry that’s being disrupted by blockchain technology on a near-weekly basis. The latest entrant? Kasko2Go — a blockchain technology-based car insurance startup with a
U.S. and EU governments agree on deals to allocate 5G spectrum

U.S. and EU governments agree on deals to allocate 5G spectrum

In separate deals coming just after this year’s Mobile World Congress, United States and European Union officials have reached agreements to hasten the allocation of radio spectrum for next-generation
Ross Says Trump Chose Global Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

Ross Says Trump Chose Global Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

“That’s what the president seemed to announce yesterday,” Trump’s commerce secretary said.
Here’s What Equities Analysts Are Saying About Trump’s Tariffs

Here’s What Equities Analysts Are Saying About Trump’s Tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump’s talk of trade war and plans to impose import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum products wreaked havoc on the market, putting the S&P 500 Index
Corporate America Really Hates Trump’s Aluminum-Tariff Proposal

Corporate America Really Hates Trump’s Aluminum-Tariff Proposal

A broad swath of corporate America strongly disagrees with it.
EU Threatens Iconic U.S. Brands After Trump Opens Door to Trade War

EU Threatens Iconic U.S. Brands After Trump Opens Door to Trade War

Donald Trump set the stage for a trade war by slapping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, daring other countries to retaliate and leading the European Union to warn that it would target iconic

Need to jump start your car in the rain? Here’s how to do it safely

Experts say there are certain precautions drivers need to take to avoid an injury when they try to jump start their car in the rain.