Your Brexit questions, answered

Aug 29, 2019
The United Kingdom is supposed to leave the European Union on March 29. What does this mean for the U.S.?
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Some companies find their brand names already claimed in China

May 2, 2019
The practice of third parties snapping up brand names concerns foreign firms.
China’s supreme court may have ruled that basketball star Michael Jordan had a right to his Chinese name, “Qiaodan,” but it does not seem to have changed the operations for the multi-million-dollar Qiaodan Sports company. One of its shops in Shanghai continues to bear the Chinese name for Jordan.
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Harry and Meghan in the spotlight as royal baby awaited

May 1, 2019
What role for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after their child is born?
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk through the walled public Andalusian Gardens which has exotic plants, flowers and fruit trees during a visit on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco.
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U.S. sanctions will be a challenge for Cuba’s economy

May 1, 2019
Provisions of a 1996 U.S. law cracking down on Cuba will be fully implemented on Thursday.
Cuba's embassy in Washington, D.C.
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Surviving Brexit, one seed at a time

Apr 29, 2019
In response to anxieties, Paolo Arrigo of Franchi Seeds is selling Brexit "survival kits." They're a hit.
Paolo Arrigo is the director of Franchi Seeds.
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USMCA hurdles not all to do with U.S. politics

Apr 25, 2019
Mexico needs to pass promised labor reforms to boost the independence of its unions. Its lower house has already passed a bill that its Senate is expected to take up shortly. But passing these reforms likely won’t not be enough to convince Democrats and U.S. labor unions to support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade. They say they […]
The Mexican, US and the Canadian flags sit in the lobby where the third round of the NAFTA renegotiations are taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, September 24, 2017.

Three months after the shutdown, some workers still feel its effects

Apr 25, 2019
"There's still that insecurity. You want the cash on hand," said government contractor Sunny Blaylock.
Sunny and Seth Blaylock with their two kids, Stella and Tiger.
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H-2A visas: A primer

Apr 25, 2019
The U.S. government issued a record 240,000 H-2A work visas last fiscal year. Farmers employ temporary workers from Mexico, Central American nations and other countries to plant, maintain and harvest their crops.
A farm worker harvests lettuce in a farm field near have the border town of Calexico, California.

Iran sanctions: What will become of oil prices?

Apr 22, 2019
Traders are concerned about supply.
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What washing machine prices tell us about the impact of tariffs

Apr 22, 2019
The cost of tariffs put on the appliances last year was passed on to U.S. consumers, according to new research.
Customers look at Maytag and Whirlpool washers and dryers in New York City.
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