WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration declined to label China a currency manipulator in a long-delayed report on Thursday, spurring fresh calls from U.S. lawmakers for tough new steps to pressure Beijing.
The Obama administration declined to label China a currency manipulator in a long-delayed report on Thursday, spurring fresh calls from U.S. lawmakers for tough new steps to pressure Beijing. Some lawmakers claim China’s yuan is misaligned in value, distorting trade and stealing U.S.
The U.S. Treasury Department again declined to label China a currency manipulator in a long-delayed report issued late on Thursday that is likely to provoke Congressional calls for tougher methods with Beijing
Yuri Gripas/ReutersMichael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser, held five phone calls with Russia's ambassador to Washington on the day the United States retaliated for Moscow's interference in the U.S. presidential election, three sources familiar with the matter said.
OTTAWA — U.S. President Barack Obama is unlikely to deliver his verdict on TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline between mid-June and mid-October for fear of being seen as interfering in Canada’s upcoming election, said three Ottawa-based sources familiar with the matter.
Two of the sources said Obama – whose relations with Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper are generally cool – realized there was a risk that a decision before the election could be seen as a bid to influence the Oct. 19 vote.
By Lawrence HurleyWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court considers on Monday whether President Barack Obama's administration overstepped its authority by imposing new regulations to reduce pollution in response to climate change.
WASHINGTON – TransCanada Corp’s proposed reroute of its Canada-to-Nebraska Keystone XL oil pipeline avoids many sensitive ecological regions in the state, a report from the Nebraska environmental regulator said on Friday.
The U.S. State Department is working with Nebraska as it forms its own environmental assessment of the pipeline, which would link with the southern half of the project which is already under construction in Texas.
We can probably solve this in about a week. It’s not that tough
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told business leaders on Wednesday that a “fiscal cliff” deal was possible within about a week if Republicans compromise on taxes, and he warned lawmakers he would not engage in another debt ceiling standoff.
Obama, speaking to the Business Roundtable group of chief executives, said Republican leaders in Congress had to accept the reality that tax rates must rise on the wealthiest Americans to achieve a fiscal deal.