Brexit touches German funny bone

Apr 19, 2019
Britain's handling of Brexit is seen as inept and funny by some Germans ... but not all.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel look at a tablet ahead of a European Council meeting on Brexit at the Europa Building at the European Parliament in Brussels on April 10.
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USMCA would slightly boost U.S. economy, says ITC report

Apr 19, 2019
An ITC report out this week shows the USMCA is projected to boost the U.S. economy by .35% when fully implemented.
Employees work on the assembly line of the Tiguan model, at the Volkswagen car plant in Puebla, central Mexico, on March 16, 2018.
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U.S. automakers seek advantage at Shanghai Auto Show

Apr 18, 2019
American manufacturers are eager to win Chinese customers.
Ford Lincoln unveils a luxury SUV with seven seats at the Shanghai auto show. Other carmakers have pushed new SUVs and electric models to drive sales amid a slowdown in the industry.
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Electric vehicles in the spotlight at Shanghai Auto Show

Apr 18, 2019
Electric cars are drawing attention and Chinese automakers are to the fore.
Chinese automaker BYD, a firm backed by Warren Buffet, unveiled an electric sports car at the Shanghai auto show. It’s not available for sale yet but many live streamers and car bloggers were surprised that this sleek design came from a Chinese automaker.
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China's GDP is growing faster than expected. What does that mean for trade talks?

Apr 17, 2019
The White House had argued that a weakening Chinese economy would give the U.S. an advantage in negotiations.
Vendors inside a fruit store wait for customers in Beijing in February. 
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EU offers to extend Brexit deadline to Halloween

Apr 10, 2019
British Prime Minister Theresa May still has to agree to the offer.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a press conference following a special meeting of the European Council to endorse the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement on Nov. 25, 2018, in Brussels.
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Actress Fan Bingbing's disappearance is tied to tax fraud and a slowing Chinese economy

Apr 10, 2019
It was a scandal last year when one of the world's biggest movie stars vanished from the public eye for months.
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing arrives on for the screening of “L'Amant Double” at the Cannes Film Festival in southern France in 2017.
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China's Googleless internet remains vibrant

Apr 8, 2019
Many U.S. tech firms are blocked, but there are homegrown equivalents inside the "Great Firewall."
The Google logo is reflected in windows of the company's China head office as the Chinese national flag flies in Beijing in 2010.
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Brexit is the leading source of frustration in the U.K., says Gymbox's Rory McEntee. "We wanted to provide an outlet for all the pent-up emotion."
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China's professional shoppers

Apr 4, 2019
They're making a living ... undercover.
People walk between buildings at a shopping mall in Beijing on October 18, 2018.
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