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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How a Burmese immigrant profited by flipping cheap oil leases from Trump auctions

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind a crude oil pump jack on a drill pad in the Permian Basin in Loving County By Nichola Groom (Reuters) – A Myanmar-born U.S. perfume entrepreneur became a curiosity last year when she became the nation’s top buyer of oil-and-gas leases at the Trump administration’s federal auctions, […]

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Big U.S. companies slash donations to politicians after Trump election challenge

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ten U.S. corporations slashed donations to candidates seeking federal office by more than 90% in January, after pledging to cut off giving to the Republicans who supported former President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn his election defeat. None of […]

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Biden scraps Trump plan to weaken environmental rules to build renewables in California

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A wind farm, part of the Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm, is pictured in Tehachapi By Nichola Groom (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Wednesday said it would scrap a Trump-era proposal to weaken environmental protections for millions of acres of California desert to ease development of wind and solar energy projects. […]

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Sinclair confirms it secured Trump EPA’s last biofuel waivers, defends them in court

By Stephanie Kelly NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sinclair Oil Corporation confirmed on Tuesday it secured biofuel blending waivers for its refineries from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shortly before the departure of the administration of President Donald Trump last week. The company made the statement in a court filing defending the waivers against a challenge […]

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U.S. court deals final blow to Trump EPA’s clean power rule replacement

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Steam rises out of chimneys at the Big Bend Power Station owned and operated by Tech Energy in Apollo Beach, Florida 2/2 By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal court on Tuesday struck down the administration of President Donald Trump’s scaled-down replacement for the Obama era’s signature climate change […]

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The Trump years: Tax cuts and trade wars overshadowed in the end by a virus

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Trump displays signature after signing tax bill into law at the White House in Washington 2/2 By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – From trade wars to tax cuts, from ultra-low unemployment to record highs on stock markets and a high-volume feud with his own Federal Reserve chief, President […]

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Trump administration approves land swap for Rio Tinto’s Arizona copper mine

© Reuters. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s outgoing administration approved a land swap on Friday for Rio Tinto (NYSE:) Ltd and partners to build an Arizona mine that critics say will destroy sites deemed sacred by Native Americans. The U.S. Forest Service published a final environmental impact statement for the Resolution Copper project, starting […]

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Trump directs government to minimize procurement from China

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: G20 leaders summit in Osaka WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In another action against China days before he leaves office, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday directed government departments to look at ways to minimize procurement of Chinese goods and services to reduce the risks from espionage, his national security adviser said. In […]

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Trump administration takes final swipes at China and its companies

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The third annual U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue is held at the State Department in Washington 2/2 By Mike Stone, Alexandra Alper and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration in its waning days took another swipe at China and its biggest firms on Thursday, imposing sanctions on officials and companies […]

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