Business & Economy
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Tariff hike looms over trade talks

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/09/19, 01:18 pm

WASHINGTON—U.S. and Chinese representatives are meeting Thursday to try to save sinking trade negotiations before a planned tariff hike Friday on $200 billion in Chinese goods. President Donald Trump said Wednesday night that the two sides expected a positive outcome from the talks until recently, when “China broke the deal” by attempting to renegotiate key points. Tariffs will climb from 10 percent to 25 percent at 12:01 a.m. Friday if the trade envoys don’t make progress at their meeting Thursday.

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Uber going public amid driver protests

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/09/19, 11:07 am

Some drivers for ride-hailing company Uber turned off their apps on Wednesday morning to protest low wages ahead of the company’s initial public offering on Friday. Demonstrations took place in 10 U.S. cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, as well as some European locations. It was unclear how many drivers participated in the strike, and its effect on customers seemed minimal.

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Technical glitch slows U.S. airlines

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/01/19, 10:53 am

A technical problem with a third-party vendor caused systemwide delays for U.S. airlines on Monday. Airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C., experienced backups related to AeroData, which provides aircraft location and weight balancing technology, according to American Airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration said the problem affected several carriers and told travelers to contact airlines directly for updates. Southwest Airlines lifted an internal ground stop just after 7 a.m. and anticipated delays throughout the day.

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