American companies

BEDMINSTER, N.J. | Trump, at golf club, intent on projecting he’s hard at work

BEDMINSTER, N.J.  — President Donald Trump is spending his summer vacation at his golf club in New Jersey. Wait, don’t call it “vacation.” Trump, who is loath to admit to sleeping — let alone taking time off — has spent his week away mixing downtime and golf rounds with meetings and dinners, intent on projecting … Continue reading BEDMINSTER, N.J. | Trump, at golf club, intent on projecting he’s hard at work

US warns of North Korea’s global outsourcing of forced labor

American companies were put on notice this week by the Trump administration that they could face steep fines, or even criminal charges, if their business involves North Korean workers anywhere in their supply chain. A State Department advisory, published online, also provided the most detailed and comprehensive public listing to date of more than 40 … Continue reading US warns of North Korea’s global outsourcing of forced labor

BEIJING  | China blasts new US tariff threat, warns it will retaliate

BEIJING  — China on Tuesday threatened “comprehensive measures” in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s new tariff hike, raising the possibility Beijing might target operations of American companies. Trump’s announcement fueled fears that economic losses, limited so far to companies hit by U.S. or Chinese tariff hikes, might spread if the dispute chills global trade. … Continue reading BEIJING  | China blasts new US tariff threat, warns it will retaliate

BEIJING | US firms, debt could be China’s targets if US plays hardball

BEIJING (AP) — In a looming trade war between the world’s two largest economies, American companies in China may have a bull’s-eye on their backs. The Trump administration is pushing China to cut its trade surplus with the United States by $200 billion by the end of 2020 and give up policies that favor domestic … Continue reading BEIJING | US firms, debt could be China’s targets if US plays hardball

On guns, companies are getting out ahead of the politicians

NEW YORK/March 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — In 1960, black students staged sit-ins that forced Woolworth’s to desegregate its lunch counters, and other stores and restaurants followed suit. In 1986, General Motors, Coca-Cola and dozens of other U.S. corporations pulled out of apartheid-era South Africa after years of pressure from activists, college students and investors. This … Continue reading On guns, companies are getting out ahead of the politicians