April 19th, 2018

Business

US manufacturers seek relief from steel and aluminum tariffs

By Paul Wiseman And Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Rising costs. Delayed shipments. A baffling bureaucracy. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief. Hundreds of companies are asking the Commerce Department to exempt them from the 25 per cent steel tariff and the 10 ... Read More »

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Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

By Errin Haines Whack, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks said they were just waiting for a business meeting – and a week later still wonder how that could escalate into a police encounter that left them fearing for their lives. Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson tell The Associated Press in their first interview since ... Read More »

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Feds ordered savings review for Gordie Howe bridge over cost concerns: documents

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – The federal government ordered a review of the budget for a new cross-border bridge in Windsor, Ont., after concerns arose that the cost was in danger of exceeding spending targets, newly released documents show. Officials found ways to save money on the Gordie Howe International Bridge “without significantly changing the risk” to the ... Read More »

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Supreme Court decision on cross-border booze could rewrite trade rules

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – A Supreme Court of Canada decision coming today about a New Brunswick man’s cross-border booze run could profoundly shake up the rules on interprovincial trade. In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B., drove across the border to Quebec to buy several cases of beer and three bottles of liquor at Pointe-a-la-Croix and ... Read More »

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US regulators to require inspections after engine explosion

By Claudia Lauer And David Koenig, The Associated Press on April 18th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. airline regulators said late Wednesday that they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one involved in fatal failure that killed a woman in a plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The Federal Aviation Administration said it will issue a directive in the next two weeks to require ... Read More »

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B.C. heads to court over pipeline jurisdiction as builder says doubt warranted

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2018

VICTORIA – British Columbia has announced it will head to court by month end to clarify the province’s jurisdiction over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Also Wednesday, the CEO of the pipeline’sbuilder, Kinder Morgan said the events of recent days have reinforced his concerns about the viability of the $7.4-billion project. Steve Kean said ... Read More »

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Kinder Morgan CEO says recent events confirm Trans Mountain may be “untenable”

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2018

CALGARY – The CEO of Kinder Morgan says events in recent days have reinforced his concerns about the viability of the Trans Mountain expansion project. Speaking on an earnings conference call, Steve Kean said the company suspended work on the project earlier this month because the investment may be “untenable for a private party to ... Read More »

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NAFTA decision time: Freeland to US as countries face big choice on form of deal

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Canada’s foreign affairs minister is heading to Washington at a critical juncture in the NAFTA talks as the countries consider what a deal might include if there is to be one this spring. Several sources close to the talks say major decisions have yet to be made regarding not only the content of ... Read More »

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Carr downplays tanker traffic risk, says legislation not developed yet

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2018

OTTAWA – The federal Liberal government hasn’t yet “landed” on its promised legislative option to push the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion forward, says Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr. Justin Trudeau’s government is “actively pursuing” legislation that will reassert Canada’s constitutional authority to build and expand pipelines, the prime minister promised Sunday after an emergency meeting ... Read More »

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Miss America pageant gets funding to stay in Atlantic City

By The Associated Press on April 18th, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – New Jersey officials have approved $4.3 million in state subsidies to keep the 2019 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City. The state Casino Reinvestment Development Authority approved the funding Tuesday after months of uncertainty over the pageant’s future. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the pageant’s contract was under scrutiny ... Read More »

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