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U.S. to lift China currency manipulator tag ahead of trade deal

Business Jan 14, 2020

U.S. to lift China currency manipulator tag ahead of trade deal

Washington's abrupt declaration Monday that China is no longer a currency cheat — two days before the signing of a trade deal with Beijing — shows how U.S. President Donald Trump has turned a routine technical report on foreign exchange into a political cudgel. "It's ...

Japanese and U.S. trade chiefs discuss WTO reform

Business Jan 14, 2020

Japanese and U.S. trade chiefs discuss WTO reform

Trade minister Hiroshi Kajiyama and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer exchanged views Monday on reforming the World Trade Organization, which has become largely dysfunctional due to a shortage of members in its appellate body. Meeting in Washington, the Japanese and U.S. trade chiefs also confirmed ...

Amazon to ramp up counterfeit reporting to law enforcement

Business Jan 14, 2020

Amazon to ramp up counterfeit reporting to law enforcement

Amazon.com Inc is planning to give more data on counterfeit goods to law enforcement in a further crackdown on fakes listed on its e-commerce sites, a person familiar with the program told Reuters. The move comes as Amazon faces public scrutiny over how it polices ...

New CEO tells staff Boeing must be 'transparent'

Business Jan 14, 2020

New CEO tells staff Boeing must be 'transparent'

New Boeing Chief Executive David Calhoun told employees on Monday the company must strengthen its culture, focus on "integrity" and be "transparent," according to an email sent to staff. Calhoun, a longtime Boeing board member, officially took over on Monday as chief executive, replacing Dennis ...

Kisenosato is gone, but his impact lives on

Sumo | Rikishi Files Jan 14, 2020

Kisenosato is gone, but his impact lives on

by John Gunning

The current boom in sumo popularity is a product of many factors. Increased exposure through various media channels is one reason, as is the fact that a host of camera-friendly up-and-coming wrestlers rose to prominence at roughly the same time. The No. 1 cause of the ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu fall to 1-2 records

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 14, 2020

Hakuho, Kakuryu fall to 1-2 records

Yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu each fell to their second defeats at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, leaving the title open for sekiwake Asanoyama and a pair of rank-and-filers who share the lead. Hakuho was unceremoniously slapped down by his opponent, Myogiryu (1-2), ...