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Kelly Clarkson to headline U.S. Open tournament opening ceremony

July 17, 2018 |

Singer Kelly Clarkson will headline opening night at the U.S. Open.
FOX News

China Growth Slows Slightly Ahead of Effects From U.S. Trade Fight

July 17, 2018 |

China’s economic expansion slowed a notch in the second quarter, as a top-priority government debt cleanup took its toll even before growth takes an expected hit from a trade fight with the U.S.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

TMZ

MLB’s Fernando Rodney Leaves Game Early To Become U.S. Citizen

July 16, 2018 |

Twins pitcher Fernando Rodney had a pretty good excuse to make it a half day at work Sunday … ’cause dude had to bail mid-game to become a U.S. citizen!! The story’s awesome … the Minnesota closer — who locks down the ninth inning on the reg…

TMZ.com

U.S. Lifts Ban on Suppliers Selling to ZTE

July 14, 2018 |

ZTE can resume business with its U.S. suppliers, the Commerce Department said, after the Chinese telecom giant met the conditions of a deal President Trump made to save the company.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Federal Reserve says U.S. economy is in a sweet spot despite the trade war

July 14, 2018 |

The U.S. economy is in a sweet spot where it’s growing but not overheating, the Federal Reserve said Friday in its latest official report to Congress.

Growth is solid, unemployment is low and price increases are modest, the Fed said. The only real notes of caution in the 63-page report were sharply…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump Says May’s Brexit Plan Could ‘Kill’ Chances of U.S. Trade Deal

July 14, 2018 |

President Donald Trump warned U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May that a plan her government released Thursday outlining its future economic relationship with the European Union could hurt chances of a bilateral trade deal.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

From Seafood to Mattresses: How the U.S. Tariffs Affect Businesses

July 13, 2018 |

The White House on Tuesday said it was weighing imposing tariffs on a further $ 200 billion in Chinese goods. An industry-by-industry look at how U.S. businesses might be affected by the proposed levies.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

U.S. lifts ban on ZTE after the Chinese firm pays $1.4-billion penalty

July 13, 2018 |

The U.S. Commerce Department has lifted the ban on American firms selling products to China’s ZTE Corp., removing the final hurdle for the company to start rebuilding its business.

The ban was removed after ZTE paid the final tranche of a $ 1.4-billion penalty by placing $ 400 million in escrow at…


L.A. Times – Business

U.S. Calls Out China, Russia on North Korea Energy Caps, Urges U.N. Action

July 13, 2018 |

The Trump administration asked a U.N. panel to ban oil-product sales to North Korea this year, calling out China and Russia for exports Washington alleges have often been in violation of sanctions.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

U.S. Appeals Ruling Allowing AT&T-Time Warner Merger

July 12, 2018 |

The Justice Department appealed a trial judge’s ruling last month that allowed AT&T to acquire Time Warner, setting the stage for a second round of legal proceedings in a blockbuster antitrust case.
WSJ.com: US Business