Month: February 2019

U.S. Drops Threat of 25% Tariffs on Chinese Goods in Sign That Accord Is Near – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—In the strongest sign yet that an accord is near, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Wednesday that the U.S. was abandoning for now its threat to raise tariffs to 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods. His comments came following a House Ways and Means Committee meeting where Mr. Lighthizer said that the U.S. …

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Florida Bar investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz for Cohen tweet – CNN

Washington (CNN)The Florida Bar is investigating Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz after his threatening tweet last night about President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. Francine Andía Walker, the group’s director of communications, said the Florida Bar received a number of calls and emails regarding the tweet after it posted. According to disciplinary guidelines for the …

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Video of deadly 131-car Wisconsin pileup released – Fox News

Officials in Wisconsin released video footage of a deadly pileup involving 131 cars — a collision thought by many to be “the largest traffic crash in the state’s history.” Videos and photos from the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office show southbound Interstate 41 near Neenah at a standstill in whiteout conditions on Sunday. Sheriff John Matz said that a …

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Fed’s Powell says ‘no rush’ to hike rates in ‘solid’ but slowing economy – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve is in “no rush to make a judgment” about further changes to interest rates, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday as he spelled out the central bank’s approach to an economy that is likely slowing. In two hours of testimony to the Senate Banking Committee, Powell …

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