Author Archives: Cathy Hirko

Trump will be in Pennsylvania today, stumping for congressional seat

President Donald Trump will return to northeastern Pennsylvania today for a campaign rally two days after one of his Democratic challengers will be in Philadelphia. Trump is headed to Montoursville, Lycoming County, where voters will cast ballots the next day in a special election to replace Republican former U.S. Rep. Tom Marino. The lawmaker, who stepped down a month into ...

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Ford slashing 7,000 jobs as disruption sweeps car industry

Ford Motor Co. plans to eliminate about 7,000 salaried jobs — about 10% of its global white-collar workforce — as pressures mount on automakers to keep pace with massive technological shifts amid signs global car demand has peaked. Eliminating the positions will save Ford about $600 million a year, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett wrote in a memo to employees ...

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China’s pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world’s pork, but output is plunging as Beijing destroys herds and blocks ...

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Blacklisting Huawei takes the US-China trade war to a dangerous new level

Resolving the trade war between the United States and China just got harder. Much harder. Negotiations between Washington and Beijing were already on rocky ground following new rounds of tit-for-tat tariffs. Then, on Wednesday, the United States dramatically escalated its fight against Huawei, the world’s largest telecoms equipment maker and one of China’s national champions.   Read more at CNN.

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