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United States

David Shepardson

U.S. agency submits auto tariff probe report to White House

Feb 18 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department sent a report on Sunday to U.S. President Donald Trump that could unleash steep tariffs on imported cars and auto parts, provoking a sharp backlash from the industry even before it is unveiled, the agency confirmed. | Video

RPT-Automakers brace for U.S. government report on import tariffs

Feb 16 2019

WASHINGTON, Feb 15 A confidential Commerce Department report due to be sent to Donald Trump on Sunday is widely expected to clear the way for the U.S. president to threaten tariffs on imported autos and auto parts by designating the imports a national security threat, auto industry officials said on Friday.

Automakers brace for U.S. government report on import tariffs

Feb 15 2019

WASHINGTON A confidential Commerce Department report due to be sent to Donald Trump on Sunday is widely expected to clear the way for the U.S. president to threaten tariffs on imported autos and auto parts by designating the imports a national security threat, auto industry officials said on Friday.

U.S. transport official is top candidate to replace Rosenstein: sources

Feb 15 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Transportation Department Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen is the leading candidate to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general to serve alongside new Attorney General William Barr, two administration officials told Reuters on Friday.

Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue

Feb 15 2019

WASHINGTON A senior Amazon.com Inc executive on Friday disputed claims raised by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that Amazon workers face "dehumanizing conditions" as being untrue and invited her to take a tour of company facilities.

How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters

Feb 15 2019

More than a year of work to bring Amazon.com Inc's headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended on Thursday with a couple of phone calls. | Video

Vietnamese airlines granted access to U.S. market for first time

Feb 15 2019

WASHINGTON/HANOI Vietnamese airlines will be able to fly to the United States and codeshare with American carriers after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration declared the Southeast Asian country complies with international safety standards.

U.S. says Vietnam meets international aviation standards

Feb 14 2019

WASHINGTON, Feb 14 The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration late Thursday declared Vietnam complies with international safety standards, giving its airlines the opportunity to fly to the United States and codeshare with American carriers.

Feeling unwelcome, Amazon ditches plans for New York hub

Feb 14 2019

NEW YORK Amazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans to build a major outpost in New York that could have created 25,000 jobs, blaming opposition from local leaders upset by the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised by state and city politicians. | Video

U.S. issues new rules requiring rail oil spill response plans

Feb 14 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Transportation Department on Thursday issued final rules requiring railroads to develop oil spill response plans and to disclose details of shipments to states and tribal governments after a series of high-profile incidents.

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