U.S. probes French plan to tax tech giants

Business Jul 11, 2019

U.S. probes French plan to tax tech giants

The U.S. will investigate a French plan to impose taxes on technology companies, a move that has been a prelude to new U.S. tariffs under the Trump administration. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will have as long as a year to examine whether the plan ...

U.S. and Chinese negotiators hold 'productive' trade talks

Business May 1, 2019

U.S. and Chinese negotiators hold 'productive' trade talks

Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators held productive talks in Beijing on Wednesday, the American side said, as the economic superpowers head toward an endgame in a dispute that has hit businesses with bruising tariffs. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, a close aide to President ...

U.S. organized labor opposes USMCA in current form, says official

Business Apr 24, 2019

U.S. organized labor opposes USMCA in current form, says official

The head of the largest U.S. labor union said Tuesday he opposes ratification of the new North American free trade pact, because he doubts Mexico will enforce labor reforms required by the deal. Richard Trumka, president of the 12.5-million-member AFL-CIO, said the U.S. Congress is ...