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Border cities worry that ending NAFTA would hurt economies

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http://www.stl.news - NAFTA LAREDO, Texas (AP)(STL.News) — Donald Trump’s only visit to the U.S.-Mexico border while running for president was a stop in Laredo that lasted less than three hours. On some days, that’s not long enough for 18-wheelers hauling foreign-made dishwashers and car batteries to lurch through the gridlocked crossing. Trump’s campaign promise to tear apart […]The post Border cities worry that ending NAFTA would hurt economies appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

The Latest: Dems say GSA says Trump must divest from hotel

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http://www.stl.news - Trump must divest from hotel according to GSA WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Donald Trump’s transition to the presidency. (All times EST): 8:10 a.m. Democrats on the House oversight committee say a government administrator told them that Donald Trump must divest himself of all financial interests in his Washington hotel or be in breach […]The post The Latest: Dems say GSA says Trump must divest from hotel appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Madonna’s emotional speech on feminism earns props from Gaga

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Madonna’s emotional speech in support of feminism at Billboard’s Women in Music awards has earned kudos from Lady Gaga. Madonna opened her remarks after accepting the Woman of the Year award by thanking the audience for acknowledging her 34-year career in the face of what she called “blatant sexism and misogyny […]The post Madonna’s emotional speech on feminism earns props from Gaga appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

The Latest: Israel vows to work with Trump to undo Iran deal

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling President-elect Donald Trump a strong supporter of Israel, and says he wants to work with Trump to undo the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration and other world powers. “I know Donald […]The post The Latest: Israel vows to work with Trump to undo Iran deal appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Iran says it’s finalized $16.6B Boeing deal to buy 80 planes

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http://www.stl.news - TEHRAN, Iran (AP)(STL.News) Boeing deal — Iran says it has finalized a $16.6 billion deal with Boeing to purchase 80 passenger planes, a deal made possible by last year’s landmark nuclear agreement. The state-run IRNA news agency said Sunday that 50 Boeing 737s and 30 Boeing 777s would be delivered over the next decade, in […]The post Iran says it’s finalized $16.6B Boeing deal to buy 80 planes appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Schwarzenegger: OK Trump is still ‘Apprentice’ producer

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http://www.stl.news - UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of the new version of “Celebrity Apprentice,” is unfazed that President-elect Donald Trump has retained a producer’s stake in the show. Schwarzenegger said Friday that it’s just business, comparable to his situation when he became California’s governor and retained a screen credit and kept earning royalties for […]The post Schwarzenegger: OK Trump is still ‘Apprentice’ producer appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Washington state suing agrochemical giant over PCB pollution

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http://www.stl.news - SEATTLE (AP)(STL.News) — Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company said the case “lacks merit.” Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced […]The post Washington state suing agrochemical giant over PCB pollution appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Union president Jones challenges Trump on Carrier

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect Thursday to back up his claim that a deal to discourage Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory would save 1,100 American jobs. “He overreacted, President-elect Trump did,” United Steelworkers 1999 President Alex Jones told CNN. “He should have come […]The post Union president Jones challenges Trump on Carrier appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Trump is Time magazine’s Person of the Year

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Person of the Year – Time magazine on Wednesday named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year. “It’s a great honor. It means a lot,” Trump said in a telephone interview on NBC’s “Today” show. The magazine’s managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, said on the program that Democrat Hillary Clinton was the […]The post Trump is Time magazine’s Person of the Year appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Asian stocks follow Dow higher, European shares tepid

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http://www.stl.news - HONG KONG (AP)(STL.News) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday following another record day on Wall Street, while European stocks wobbled in early trading, buffeted by more political and economic uncertainty. KEEPING SCORE: European shares opened generally higher. France’s CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 4,582.92 and Britain’s FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent lower to 6,743.48. Germany’s […]The post Asian stocks follow Dow higher, European shares tepid appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump’s decision, announced by his transition office, comes as the real estate mogul continues a series of interviews, […]The post Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.

Trump faces pushback from base, allies over Romney musings

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) (Trump faces) — President-elect Donald Trump stood onstage during the debut night of his “Thank you” tour and teased that he was about announce a surprise Cabinet pick. But shouts could be heard from several sections of the Ohio crowd: “No Romney! No Romney!” Trump’s administration selections have largely been cheered by […]The post Trump faces pushback from base, allies over Romney musings appeared first on STL.News - St. Louis News & Events.