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2016 election Economy National Economic Council President Donald Trump Top News U.S. 

Behind the scenes, companies fight Trump on U.S. steel tariffs

July 14, 2017 By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American manufacturers, energy companies and retailers reliant on cheap steel are quietly lobbying against President Donald Trump’s desire to impose tariffs on steel imports ahead of possible decision by the U.S. Commerce Department next week. Honoring a promise made in the 2016 election campaign, in April this year Trump initiated a “Section 232” review of the steel industry, a provision in the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 allowing for the imposition of tariffs or quotas on imports if they threaten national…

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2016 election Entertainment Pakistani Muslim political show Top News 

Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in ‘The Big Sick’

June 22, 2017 By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When Pakistani actor Kumail Nanjiani and his American wife Emily Gordon wrote a film about the surreal circumstances that brought them together, little did they expect that their love story would be put under a political spotlight. “The Big Sick” explores Nanjiani’s cultural conflict as a Pakistani Muslim comedian in a post-9/11 America. His life is further complicated when he falls in love with Gordon, played by Zoe Kazan, and goes against his family’s wishes that he marry a Pakistani…

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2016 election BAT Congress Republicans Economy taxes Top News 

White House, Congress Republicans nearing key tax overhaul decisions

June 9, 2017 By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration and top Republicans in U.S. Congress are within a few weeks of agreeing on central aspects of a tax overhaul plan that will determine the contours of legislation now expected in September, an administration official told Reuters this week. Under pressure from business groups and rank-and-file Republicans, Trump officials and congressional leaders still need to decide how much to slash tax rates and if the package should increase the federal budget deficit, administration and congressional sources said. The…

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2016 election Business GMT poll UK 

Sterling stunned by UK election shock, stocks await more results

June 9, 2017 By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – Sterling sank in Asia on Friday after British elections seemed to have left no single party with a clear claim to power, sideswiping investors who had already weathered major risk events in the United States and Europe. The pound dived over two U.S. cents in a matter of seconds, though most stocks and bond markets were relatively unscathed awaiting further results. An exit poll showed Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party could fail to win a parliamentary majority, a shock result…

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Police union warns Trump ‘sanctuary city’ cuts could risk safety

March 29, 2017 By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leaders of the largest police union in the United States have warned President Donald Trump that he could endanger public safety if he follows through with cuts in federal grants to immigrant “sanctuary cities,” the union’s director told Reuters after a White House meeting. In a move that concerned the Fraternal Order of Police, one of Trump’s biggest supporters in the 2016 election campaign, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that the Justice Department would restrict grants to…

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