Editorial: Biden should reboot transatlantic ties
China and 14 other Asian-Pacific nations have signed a massive free trade agreement — the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. The pact covers about 2.2 billion people in the 10 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, as well as U.S. allies Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.The deal, announced Sunday, mostly lowers tariffs, with less focus on environmental, labor, intellectual property and other standards. Those virtues were features of another free trade pact meant as a counterbalance to China’s rise — the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.That 2016 deal...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Seismic Trump, Biden rift has automakers taking sides
DETROIT — Just days after Donald Trump won the 2016 election, the trade group representing major automakers in Washington called for reconsideration of the Obama administration’s fuel-efficiency standards in the face of low gas prices and large capital investments.Now, the industry is at odds, with General Motors Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV supporting the Trump administration’s national standard that rolls back the requirements. Meanwhile, Ford Motor Co. has backed the efforts of California and other coastal states to impose stricter standards that would reduce tailpipe greenhouse gas...
The Detroit News
At Michigan rally, Trump suggests alleged Whitmer plot 'maybe' wasn't a problem
LANSING, Mich. — President Donald Trump returned to the battleground of Michigan a week before Election Day, and so did his supporters’ chants of “lock her up” about the state’s top official, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.In a wide-ranging, hourlong speech at the Capital Region International Airport, the Republican incumbent on Tuesday inaccurately connected surges in COVID-19 cases to increased testing for the virus, contended the auto business was “afraid” of environmentalists and touted his administration’s trade policies.Trump won the state four years ago by 10,704 votes, or two-tenths of a percen...
The Detroit News