President Donald Trump heads to Ohio Wednesday embroiled in a fight with General Motors and the United Auto Workers over the closing of GM’s Lordstown plant. But his attempts to save manufacturing jobs have battered the auto industry and could erode his loyal base in the Midwest. Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum have cost Ford and GM about $1 billion each. GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra cited the tariffs in November when she announced the 14,000 job cuts that included the Lordstown plant’s shuttering. Potentially making things even worse, Trump is now weighing new tariffs on foreign automobiles that could threaten hundreds of thousands of additional U.S. jobs. Story Continued Below “The reality is auto tariffs would put Ohio into a recession,” said Dan Ujczo, a Columbus-based international trade lawyer who has been closely studying the impact of recent trade actions on Ohio companies. Ultimately, that could jeopardize Trump’s support in … [Read more...] about Trump faces failing strategy on auto jobs as he heads to Ohio
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.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........We can summarize 2018 in two words:It boofed.We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid.ADVERTISEMENTSkipAs was 2018.In spades. Syndicated columnist and comedian Dave Barry, of Miami, performs as apart of the South Beach Comedy Festival at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., Thursday Jan. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Mitchell Zachs/HO)What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, manmade atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes … [Read more...] about Dave Barry: Can you believe it?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
Festival to help Ninh Binh promote tourism potential The picturesque Trang An Complex in Ninh Binh province (Photo: vietnamtourism.gov.vn) The northern province of Ninh Binh will have opportunities to promote its tourism potential as a cultural, sport and tourism festival will be held in the locality later this month. Held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the event is part of the programmes organised to mark 1,050th anniversary of Dai Co Viet, the first feudal state of Vietnam. A wide range of cultural activities are scheduled such as photo exhibitions, amateur cheo (traditional opera) performances, and various culture and sport activities. Local Trang An Landscape Complex, recognised by the UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 2014, together with other renowned heritages like Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, and gong cultural space in the Central Highlands, among others, will be nudged closer to the visitors at the festival through the “Going through … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 24/10
NA Vice Chairman appreciates cooperation with UK National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu highly appreciated the ties of friendship and cooperation with the UK while receiving Chairperson of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Vietnam Wayne David in Hanoi on October 2. At the reception, Luu highlighted his guest's visit as a contribution to promoting ties between the two sides' parliamentary agencies as well as bilateral strategic partnership. He proposed boosting closer collaboration in culture, education, and workforce training – especially in the fields of law, finance-banking, insurance, high technology, and teaching English in Vietnam. Regarding the outcome of talks between the UK delegation and the Vietnamese NA Committee on External Relations, other NA committees, and the Vietnam-UK Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group, Vice Chairman Luu voiced his support for the promotion of comprehensive cooperation between the two legislative bodies and the … [Read more...] about Government News In Brief