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Strong economy pushing Fed to consider faster pace of rate hikes even as trade-war risk grows

April 12, 2018 |

Federal Reserve officials leaned toward a slightly faster pace of tightening at their March meeting as their growth outlook and confidence in hitting their inflation target strengthened, according to minutes released Wednesday.

“A number of participants indicated that the stronger outlook for economic…


L.A. Times – Business

U.S. to Consider Additional $100 Billion in New China Tariffs

April 6, 2018 |

President Donald Trump threatened a major escalation in trade tensions with Beijing on Thursday, saying he was considering imposing tariffs on an additional $ 100 billion in imports from China.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

U.S. to Consider Additional $100 Billion in New China Tariffs

April 6, 2018 |

President Donald Trump threatened a major escalation in trade tensions with Beijing on Thursday, saying he was considering imposing tariffs on an additional $ 100 billion in imports from China.
WSJ.com: US Business

Lawmakers say UK should consider postponing Brexit

March 18, 2018 |

Britain should consider postponing Brexit because there may not be enough time to strike a deal with the European Union before the U.K. leaves the bloc a year from now, a key committee of British lawmakers said Sunday.
FOX News

Supreme Court to Consider Internet Sales Tax Collection

January 13, 2018 |

The Supreme Court said it would consider whether states can broadly require online retailers to collect sales taxes even for states where they lack a physical presence—with a potential major impact on online commerce.
WSJ.com: US Business

Jones Says He’d Consider Voting With Republicans

December 17, 2017 |

Doug Jones spent his first Sunday as the new senator-elect from Alabama promising to work with Republicans and even leaving the door open to voting with them. Five days after defeating Roy Moore and becoming the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Alabama since 1992, Jones was on…
Newser

U.S. Would Consider Military Strike, Tougher Sanctions on North Korea

March 18, 2017 |

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. wouldn’t engage in negotiations with North Korea and a pre-emptive military strike and tougher sanctions were among the options on the table in dealing with Pyongyang.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Trump Inspires Another TV Star to Consider Politics

December 12, 2016 |

Joe Piscopo’s Frank Sinatra impression, made famous from his days on Saturday Night Live , has gotten an update. It’s no longer “New York, New York,” but “NJ, NJ,” the actor, standup comic, and potential 2017 Republican candidate for governor is now crooning. Piscopo performed the updated song—lyrics included “my…
Newser

Judges consider extending workplace protections for sexual orientation

December 1, 2016 |

In a case that could extend workplace protection to the LGBT community, federal appellate judges in Chicago are reconsidering whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The case, heard Wednesday before a full panel of 7th Circuit Court judges, revolves…


L.A. Times – Business