By Tatyana Shumsky Tatyana Shumsky The Wall Street Journal BiographyTatyana Shumsky @MissShumsky [email protected] Apr 12, 2018 7:29 am ET 0 COMMENTS Sign up for the Morning Ledger, emailed to you each weekday morning. Follow us on Twitter: @CFOJournal. All CFO Journal-produced content can be accessed without a subscription. U.S. President Donald Trump is seen in the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., April 9, 2018. Bloomberg Good morning. Companies are increasing their opposition to the Trump administration’s plans to levy tariffs on Chinese goods, reports the WSJ’s Bob Davis. The coalition lobbying against the duties has doubled to 107 trade groups, covering large swaths of the American economy. The group wants the Trump administration to drop its plan to impose tariffs on as much as $150 billion of imports from China in response to what Washington calls violations of U.S. intellectual property rights. … [Read more...] about The Morning Ledger: U.S. Trade Groups Lobby Against China Tariffs
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Travel Supported by Each country is responsible for maintaining its sites, but leaving the organization means not being on the committee that selects places for the list. ByJessica Colley Clarke April 12, 2018 Last fall the Trump administration announced that it would withdraw from Unesco, the cultural organization of the United Nations that is known to travelers for its list of World Heritage sites. The withdrawal is scheduled to go into effect at the end of 2018. There are 23 World Heritage sites in the United States, including Grand Canyon National Park, Independence Hall, Yellowstone National Park and the Statue of Liberty. The World Heritage program, which began in 1972, includes a list of 1,073 sites “that are of outstanding universal value to humanity,” and should therefore “be protected for future generations to … [Read more...] about Will U.S. Withdrawal from Unesco Affect Heritage Sites?
A treasure hunt that stretched from the Jersey shore to the Rocky Mountains came to fruition Wednesday with the unveiling in Colorado of a cache of long-forgotten World War I-era antiquities. The search began six years ago, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, when New Jersey native Shane Morris Sparks was sifting through old boxes and stumbled across song lyrics written decades ago by a globe-trotting envoy of the U.S. government. Intrigued, Sparks tucked away the work of Amos Peaslee but pretty much forgot about it until last Thanksgiving, when Sparks recalled that a cousin of hers had grown up with some of Peaslee’s descendants. The connection ultimately led Sparks to Colorado Springs resident Robin Peaslee Dougall, a Peaslee grandson who then went through his own long-forgotten boxes of family possessions. What emerged was a wellspring of history — papers, photos and other artifacts recounting the end of World War I, the signing of the Treaty of … [Read more...] about Relics in Colorado that helped close World War I were just donated to the U.S. government — but how did they get here?
MOSCOW — Russian officials sought Thursday to tamp down public fears of a looming conflict with the United States, even as Syrian government forces took control of the town where they are suspected of carrying out a chemical attack last weekend. Russian military police also entered Douma on Thursday to act as “guarantors of law and order in the town,” the Russian Defense Ministry said, according to Russian news agencies. Russian troops had arrived earlier Monday under the terms of a surrender deal reached with the rebels after the suspected chemical attack — which Russia and Syria say did not happen. The recapture of Douma, in the region of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus, effectively represents the end of the war between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the rebel groups opposing his rule. Although chunks of the country remain under opposition control, none are as symbolic as Eastern Ghouta. But the situation in Syria remained in flux ahead of an … [Read more...] about As fears mount over open U.S.-Russia conflict, Moscow seeks to lower the temperature
U.S. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Yassmin Abdel-Magied Award-winning author and activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied said she was deported from the U.S. immediately after landing in the country on Wednesday.The activist, who has been slated to host a series exploring Islamic headwear in Australia called Hijabistas! with Yassmin Abdel-Magied on ABC’s iView starting in May was in the U.S. to speak at the annual PEN World Voices Festival in New York.Abdel-Magied was expected to speak on a panel at the festival called: "The M Word: No Country For Young Muslim Women." Author and activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied speaks onstage during Global Citizen: Movement Makers at NYU Skirball Center on September 19, 2017 in New York City. The activist was refused entry in the U.S. upon arrival on Wednesday. Theo Wargo/Getty Recommended Slideshows44In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst5150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 201851In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful … [Read more...] about Who Is Yassmin Abdel-Magied? Muslim Activist Says She Was Deported Upon Arrival in U.S.