EU agrees partial truce with U.S. over Trump tariffs

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union has agreed to a partial truce with the United States in a dispute over metal tariffs imposed by former president Donald Trump and to start […]

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Supreme Court agrees to hear biofuel waiver case

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Clouds hover above a corn field in Dubuque (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review a lower court ruling that severely limited the government’s powers to exempt small refineries from the nation’s biofuels law, rekindling a long-running dispute between the oil and corn industries. The decision came […]

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France agrees 140 million euro wine distillation support plan

PARIS (Reuters) – France approved support for French winemakers on Monday to distil wine surplus into alcohol following a slump in demand because of restaurant and bar closures and lower exports due to extra U.S. tariffs, but the measures fell short of union requests. The government cleared a 140 million euro ($ 151 million) crisis […]

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Argentina says Brazil agrees to raise level of grains thoroughfare Parana River

By Cassandra Garrison and Luciano Costa BUENOS AIRES/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil has agreed to release water at the giant Itaipu hydroelectric dam to raise low water levels in the Parana River, a key thoroughfare for grains shipments, Argentina’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Decade-low water levels on the Parana are forcing Argentine exporters to […]

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EU agrees rules to give more companies access to venture capital

© Reuters. An European Union (EU) flag is pictured during a ceremony in Lausanne BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union states and their joint parliament in Brussels on Tuesday agreed new rules to give smaller companies improved access to financing, a move the bloc said would help create jobs and spur economic growth. After the rules […]

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