Trade Hundreds of representatives of companies and trade groups are warning President Donald Trump that carrying out his plan to impose tariffs on $300 billion more in Chinese imports will hurt consumers’ pocketbooks, hamper business growth and fail to achieve the president’s objectives. “It’ll be the straw that breaks the camel‘s back for a lot of our companies," said Karen Giberson, president and CEO of the Accessories Council, an industry group whose members include fashion designers, jewelry importers and the upscale retailer Bloomingdale's. Story Continued Below The howls of opposition coming from retailers like Best Buy, streaming box company Roku, child-products company Baby Trend and other big and small businesses weakens Trump’s hand as he prepares for a possible showdown with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 leaders meeting in Osaka, Japan on June 28-29. More than 300 witnesses are expected to testify over the next seven days, … [Read more...] about Companies plead with Trump against new China tariffs
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On Monday, President Trump boasted that his daughter and top White House adviser Ivanka Trump created "millions" of jobs. "My daughter has created millions of jobs," he told a White House gathering of the nation's governors. "I don't know if anyone knows that, but she's created millions of jobs." However, he did not elaborate on this claim.Asked by CBS News about the claim, a White House official didn't exactly answer the question but said that because of Ivanka Trump's leadership of the Office of Economic Initiatives, "millions of opportunities have been created for America's workers both by legislative and administration action, including Perkins CTE, tax reform, the National Council for the American Worker, and the 6.5 million opportunities for career enhancement, continuing education, and on-the-job training pledged by 200 companies the private sector for American students and workers." Ivanka Trump has played a role in her father's workforce development initiatives, including … [Read more...] about Is it true that Ivanka Trump created “millions” of jobs?
Jan 22, 9:30 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Amesheil Perez 01/22/19 AT 9:21 PM Bill Gates may be the second richest man in the world and has an estimated net worth of over $96 billion, but he still lines up to buy fast food just like the rest of us.Last week, the Microsoft founder was caught on camera stopping by Dick's Drive-In in Seattle and queueing up to get some grub. In a now-viral photo shared by Facebook user Mike Galos, Gates is wearing casual clothing as he waits for his turn to buy food at the burger joint. In his caption, Galos compared Gates with President Donald Trump and said the tech mogul wins for his humility and down to earth attitude. "When you're worth about $100,000,000,000, run the largest charity in the history of the world and stand in line for a burger, fries and Coke at Dick's like the rest of us..." he wrote. "This is how real rich people behave unlike the gold toilet … [Read more...] about Bill Gates’ Net Worth Is $96B, But He Still Lines Up For Burgers [PHOTO]
Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, The Washington Post Published 4:57 pm PST, Saturday, December 29, 2018 FILE- In this July 15, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump turns to wave to the people gathered at the clubhouse as his walks to his presidential viewing stand during the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. The president's divisive comments that are so popular with his political base, appear to have turned off the affluent who fuel his businesses. "The people you see in the club now are whittled down to the loyalists, and the people who can't stand him are less and less there," says a member of his Bedminster, golf resort who requested anonymity so as not to alienate other members. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) less FILE- In this July 15, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump turns to wave to the people gathered at the clubhouse as his walks to his presidential viewing stand during the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament ... … [Read more...] about Investigators examining Trump golf club’s employment documents, lawyer says
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Terrence McCoy The Washington Post December 28, 2018 BROOKLYN, Iowa - The letters began immediately. Dozens at first, then hundreds, each day bringing more: from a Texas man telling her this was why we needed to build the wall. From a New York television producer asking for an interview. From an elderly woman despairing ‘‘this divided America in which we now live.’’ Nearly every day since her daughter’s body was found, she had opened the mailbox, then sat and read them, because that was her routine, that was how she tried to make sense of something so senseless. But now the mailbox was empty for the first time, and she had a new routine.Laura Calderwood, whose daughter, Mollie Tibbetts, 20, was allegedly murdered by an undocumented immigrant and left to rot in a cornfield this past summer, closed the mailbox, walked up the steps to … [Read more...] about Trump used her slain daughter to rail against illegal immigration. She chose a different path