Trade Chief Froman Urges Trump to support TPP

Trade Chief Froman Urges Trump to support TPP

Outgoing U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman says Americans need more information to understand the benefits of trade. “We need to make it clear that disrupting trade means cell phones will only be for the wealthy, not for the single mother using her cell phone to FaceTime with her kids during her break.”

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Democrats urge Obama to take action in National Park struggle

WASHINGTON— Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to sidestep congressional Republicans who are blocking increased funding for the National Park Service and use his executive authority to expand the national park system. Reps. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, Dina...

News on interest rates, Brexit expected at Fed conference

The annual Federal Reserve economic policy symposium that starts Thursday in Jackson Hole, Wyoming offers an opportunity for Fed Chair Janet Yellen to signal her intentions on interest rates but also for economic experts from around the world to examine the impact of Brexit.

Uber tipping policy causes headaches for drivers

From its inception in 2009, Uber has marketed its ride experience as a quick and convenient mobile phone transaction. And the company said drivers weren’t expecting tips because Uber paid them enough without the need for gratuities
But that was then, this is now. And things have changed.

In one Pennsylvania steel town, steelworkers are protecting the legacy

For blue-collar stalwarts of the middle class, steel is more than employment, it is a way of life. Over the years, cheap foreign steel and excessive domestic production flooded the market, and the industry downsized significantly. Many younger people have lost interest in steel jobs n Pennsylvania’s Mon Valley, but the steelworker culture of the valley remains ingrained in their fathers and grandfathers.

Eliminating the Minimum Wage: Inside Gary Johnson’s Plan

WASHINGTON -- Raising the minimum wage is a hot topic in the 2016 campaign, made more interesting by Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s plan: he wants to eliminate the 78-year-old standard altogether. The former New Mexico governor’s approach contrasts...

Healthcare costs to continue rising for large U.S. employers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Healthcare costs at large U.S. companies are expected to increase 6 percent for a third consecutive year in 2017, according to a survey conducted by a group focusing on national health policy. Survey results were disclosed Tuesday at a news...

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