|In a U.S.-China Tech Battle, Companies Are Caught in Middle|
The U.S. and China’s tit-for-tat measures have put technology firms at the center of an escalating trade fight, placing new constraints on the companies’ strategic plans and threatening their access to giant markets.
|Proposed U.S. Tariffs on China Risk Penalizing Manufacturers Unevenly|
President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on China stand to disproportionately hurt U.S. manufacturers that rely more on Chinese imports, potentially driving up costs that would put them at a competitive disadvantage and raising consumer prices.
|Japan's Surging Car Exports Raise Risk of U.S. Trade Fight|
There’s a big reason why Japan doesn’t want to talk about a trade deal with Donald Trump: Its auto exports are booming.
|Allergan Mulls Bid for Drugmaker Shire After $60 Billion Takeda Offer|
A potential bidding war for drugmaker Shire erupted after Japan’s Takeda said it made a $60 billion takeover offer and U.S. rival Allergan disclosed that it was considering making its own bid.
|Southwest Accident Raises Prospect Industry Underestimates Key Risk|
Safety experts tracking the probe of what caused Southwest Airlines Flight 1380’s deadly midair engine failure say vulnerabilities in a fan blade and the cowling, or engine cover, have emerged as risk factors.
|U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Rose in March|
An economic index that measures U.S. business trends continued to increase in March, pointing to robust economic growth throughout 2018.
|U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Last Week|
The number of Americans claiming new unemployment benefits fell last week for the third time in four weeks, signaling continued health in the labor market.
|Bank of Canada's Poloz: Recovering From Nafta Uncertainty Could Take Time|
Canada’s business investment and exports have suffered on trade policy uncertainty and may not immediately recover once talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement conclude, Bank of Canada Gov. Stephen Poloz says.
|Iceland Takes Hard Look at Tech Boom Sparked by Its Cheap, Bountiful Power|
Lawmakers worry a proliferation of data centers lured by Iceland’s Nordic climate and the geothermal steam is threatening the environment and tourism.
|'Avengers: Infinity War' Poised for Massive Opening|
One week before it hits theaters, “Avengers: Infinity War” is poised for a massive box office debut that could unseat 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as the biggest opening of all time in the U.S. and Canada.