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The gaping US trade gap: A sign of weakness? Not necessarily

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Category: Government

President Donald Trump ripped into one of his favorite targets Thursday in Beijing: The United States’ “shockingly” large trade deficit with China. “I blame past administrations,” Trump declared, “for allowing this out-of-control deficit to take place and grow.” America’s lopsided trade relationship with China and with the rest of the world is a familiar theme for Trump […]

Source: ABC News

Published: November 18, 2017


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U.S. Block of WTO Appeals Body Compromises System, Director Says

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Category: Government

The Trump administration’s decision to block new appointments to the World Trade Organization’s appellate body is compromising the ability of the system to resolve disputes, according to WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo.  Speaking in Vietnam on the sidelines of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum meetings, Azevedo called for a quick resolution to the dispute, saying it was already impacting the […]

Source: Bloomberg

Published: November 18, 2017


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Little-Known Oslo-Based Discounter Is Disrupting Big Airlines’ Profit Model

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Category: Airline / Travel

A foreign airline you have likely never heard of was just awarded the highest honor bestowed by an aviation industry website you probably didn’t know existed ― and it’s an honest-to-goodness big deal for the tens of millions of Americans who fly to Europe each year and, potentially, for the even larger number who in […]

Source: Forbes

Published: November 18, 2017


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Sammen om klimamålene

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

Verdens sjette største økonomi har en sentral rolle på veien mot to-gradersmålet. Statsminister Erna Solberg varslet enda tettere samarbeid da hun i dag møtte Californias guvernør Jerry Brown. – California har tatt en viktig rolle i internasjonalt klimaarbeid under guvernør Jerry Brown, sier statsminister Erna Solberg. Solberg roste Californias guvernør Jerry Brown for hans innsats på […]

Source: Regjeringen

Published: November 18, 2017


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Summary: Reception with California Governor Edmund Brown Jr.

Category: AmCham News

AmCham, together with the Ministry of Climate and Environment, hosted California Governor Edmund Brown Jr. at an exclusive Patron member reception on Thursday evening, cementing commitment to the Under2 Coalition endorsed earlier this year by Norway and California. The Under2 Coalition is a global pact of cities, states and countries committed to limiting the increase […]

Source: AmCham

Published: November 18, 2017


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