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Tess Torelli January 23, 2018

China invited Latin American and Caribbean countries to join its “One Belt, One Road” initiative on Monday, as part of an agreement to deepen economic and political cooperation in a region where U.S. influence is historically strong. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the region was a natural fit for the initiative, which China has […]

Tess Torelli January 23, 2018

President Donald Trump has approved tariffs on imported solar cells and certain washing machines, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced Monday. The protective tariffs on both kinds of imports would initially kick in at a higher rate in the first year, then decrease in subsequent years. For the first year, a 30 percent tariff would […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images A worker assembles railroad crossing signals at the Siemens Rail Automation manufacturing facility in Louisville, Kentucky. More than half of workers expected to be affected by technological disruption are female, according to a study by the World Economic Forum. According to research released Monday, 57 percent of the […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

This collapse of trust was driven mainly by an increased lack of faith in government, which fell 14 points to 33 percent among the general population, and slumped 30 points to 33 percent among the informed public. The remaining institutions of business, media and NGOs also experienced declines between 10 and 20 points. In the […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

“When you encourage folks and you have willing people that are dedicated, look at what you can do. Look at Uber, look at what they did. Look at the unlikely candidate — Apple, they were not in the phone business, they changed phones forever. “The same thing could happen to folks that were always left […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

Venezuela — rife with double-digit inflation, civil strife and signs of imminent economic collapse everywhere — has seen the future, and it’s in cryptocurrency. Now, it just has to convince elements of its own citizenry, as well as the rest of the world. Earlier this month, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the government plans to […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

To get behind the bill, Democrats appear to want an assurance that McConnell will put a bipartisan immigration bill up for a vote, with or without Trump’s blessing. Schumer has repeatedly expressed frustration about nailing down Trump’s demands for an immigration deal that would protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation. “He […]