U.S. manufacturing improves in July, future clouded by virus
Of 18 manufacturing industries, 13 reported growth in July led by wood products and furniture and related products
U.S. economy shrank at record breaking 33% rate last quarter
State and local government spending, bruised by a loss of tax revenue that forced layoffs, also fell at an annual rate of 5.6%.
U.S. closes Chengdu consulate in China, after Houston order
The U.S. has four other consulates in China and an embassy in Beijing
Worsening US COVID crisis has some Canadians barring the border door
The red-alert status spreading across the continent’s lower half has more Canadians than ever ignoring America’s increasingly persistent knock.
Earth is invading Mars: three countries sending spacecraft
The US, UAE and China are taking advantage of a one-month window in which the two planets are in ideal alignment on the same side of the sun.
US, Mexican presidents talk USMCA without Canada
Trudeau skipped the meeting citing the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Why fresh US tariffs? Politics, pandemics, Russian aluminum
Aluminum is one of the elemental components of the Canada-US trade relationship.
Order restricting entry to Canada extended to July 31 as COVID-19 worries remain
Restrictions covering people seeking to enter Canada from countries other than the United States were set to expire at midnight June 30.
Japan to boost space co-operation with U.S. in revised policy
Japan will seek to co-operate with the U.S. in sending astronauts on an American lunar mission
China demands US withdraw sanctions on tech suppliers
Measures expand a US campaign against Chinese companies including tech giant Huawei.
Prodded by US, Mexico aims to restart industrial plants
Mexican health officials on May 12 reported its largest single-day jump in COVID-19 case numbers
US seals the USMCA deal, trade agreement can take effect July 1
The U.S. notified its North American trading partners April 24 that it has finished the domestic housekeeping work called for in the agreement
Canada-United States border to be closed for another 30 days
The border was originally closed on March 21 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trudeau tells U.S. lawmakers he’s confident USMCA bill will pass Commons
The agreement is expected to become the law of the land about three months after Canada passes its implementation bill
US whiskey exports decline as trade dispute with EU persists
American distillers have been caught in the middle of a trans-Atlantic trade dispute since mid-2018.