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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Still Has Financial Ties to China

President Donald Trump’s chief negotiator in the U.S.-China trade war, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, has business entanglements with several major Chinese government-owned companies.

According to new documents released by the Office of Government Ethics obtained by… 458 more words

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ACLU Sues Over Plans For Citizenship Question On 2020 Census

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights lawyers sued the U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday to try to stop plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, calling it an unconstitutional attempt to discriminate against immigrants. 435 more words


The U.S. Economy Is Growing a Little Slower than Initially Believed

It’s official: The U.S. economy grew in the first quarter of the year, but slightly less than initially believed.

The gross domestic product, or GDP, rose at a 2.2% annual rate during the first three months of the year, slower than the 2.3% initially reported, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. 97 more words


How Chicken Feet Became a Crucial Item in US-China Trade Talks

Every year, Americans eat over nine billion chickens. That means about 18 billion chicken feet, as well as tons of heads and chicken giblets, end up in trash bins every year. 425 more words


Trump Says China's ZTE to Pay $1.3 Billion Fine to Re-Open -- But will Congress agree?

President Donald Trump said the U.S. would allow Chinese telecommunications-equipment maker ZTE Corp. to remain in business after paying a $1.3 billion fine, changing its management and board and providing “high-level security guarantees.” 836 more words

Wilbur Ross Defends US Beef in Trade Talks, But His Argument Made the Internet Laugh

On Monday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross updated the public on the progress of trade negotiations with China at the National Press Club in Washington. But one argument he made about China’s discriminatory restriction on U.S. 469 more words

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US 'Tech War' Against China Is Almost Killing a $20B Smartphone Maker

China’s top tech players’ greatest fear has come true.

Due to a tech supply ban imposed by the Department of Commerce last month, ZTE, China’s second largest telecom equipment maker which also sells smartphones in the U.S., has suspended its main operations and sent thousands of factory workers on vacation. 324 more words