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Tech group backs Apple in Qualcomm's ITC complaint

A lobbying group representing big tech industry players like Google and Intel sided with Apple in a filing delivered to the U.S. International Trade Commission, saying Qualcomm's bid to ban iPhone imports would hurt consumers.

The IAB finalizes its new ad standards

The Interactive Advertising Bureau, a trade group representing online publishers and advertisers, has released new standards around mobile and web advertisers. Not every publisher and advertiser will follow these standards, but the standards important because they help establish best practices around what is and isn’t acceptable for the industry. Show More Summary

Donald Trump NAFTA Renegotiation Unnerves Canada

The Trump Administration sent chills across North America’s spine this week after United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress of the president’s agenda regarding NAFTA’s renegotiation in a letter. While President Trump has long decried the deal as unfair to American workers, the letter to U.S. Show More Summary

Insurers blast Cruz amendment to Trumpcare in rare joint letter to Senate leadership

Campaign Action Late Friday, the major players in health insurance—America's Health Insurance Plans, which is the trade group representing insurers, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association—blasted Sen. Ted Cruz's amendment to Trumpcare,...Show More Summary

Pharmaceutical trade group challenges new North Dakota laws

A trade group representing pharmacy benefit managers has filed a federal lawsuit challenging two new North Dakota laws that broaden oversight on the managers and require disclosure of some financial … Click to Continue »

Evan Engram gets new tattoo to represent his “new start”

Rookie Evan Engram has not even played a game for the Giants yet, but he already feels a connection to his new home. That’s why the tight end had the Freedom Tower, One World Trade Center — which he can see across the river from his apartment — tattooed on his right forearm. “I visited…

Unions and Negligence

I've received lots of enquiries recently from readers asking if they can sue their trade unions for not representing their interests properly over the fight for equal pay. Now this is perfectly possible, in principle least, but in order...Show More Summary

Representing the No-Questions-Asked Trade

Representing a hobby, Tompa, Howland, IAPN, PNG, who wants to talk to them and about what? PAS-partner UK Collector and Relic Hunter John Howland wishes to demonstrate to his US counterparts he can compete on equal terms in inane lines of argument. Show More Summary

My Very Own Rare Pepe

I’ve written about Rare Pepe a bit here at AVC. I am fascinated by the combination of trading cards, internet memes, and crypto assets that Rare Pepe represents. This morning I woke up to this news on Twitter: it finally happened, @fredwilson has been honored with a certified rare pepe – Series 21, Card 14 […]

Markets Are Still Dancing To The QE Two-Step...But Is the Music About To Stop?

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, Just a quick thought about what is driving the US stock market. The chart below shows the Wilshire 5000 (representing all publicly traded US equities in red), the Federal Reserve balance...Show More Summary

Ag Groups Provide NAFTA Input

A number of agricultural organizations provided their input to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) this week regarding the upcoming negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “NAFTA has been overwhelmingly beneficial for the vast majority of farmers and ranchers across the U.S. Show More Summary

Randy Bryce: Speaker Ryan hasn't been speaking for our district

Bryce wants to trade places with Speaker Ryan to represent Wisconsin's first congressional district in the southeastern corner of the state.

A Sad Day for America

Today, Friday June 23, 2017, The Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives held a hearing entitled "The Exploitation of Cultural Property: Examining Illicit Activity in the Antiquities and Art Trade." This is certainly a worthy topic of consideration, though the tone is not exactly what the title implies. Show More Summary

No Deadline for NAFTA Talks Despite Industry Plea for a Quick Turnaround

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Wednesday there was no definitive timeline for completing NAFTA trade renegotiations. Discussions haven’t even begun between the United States, Canada, and Mexico but legislators and executives have already warned prolonged negotiations would likely be detrimental to their interests. Show More Summary

Where are now on the Internet of Things?

Since 2003, I have been writing a regular column on IT matters for the trade union representing management grades in the telecommunications sector. That union is now part of the BECTU section of Prospect and I’ve just submitted my 94th column. For this latest contribution, I’ve returned to the subject of the Internet of Things […]

Trump holds cabinet meeting, promises change

Trump welcomed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, all of whom were more recently confirmed. Trump this week is highlighting efforts to bring more Americans into the economy by having them start working as apprentices.

Reality TV Trade Organizations Merge, Form NPACT

The two largest trade organizations representing reality television producers have merged. The new outfit, called NPACT, merges the Nonfiction Producers Association with PactUS, and represents 99 production companies, showrunners, and...Show More Summary

A bottle of wine costs more than ever in the UK — and Brexit is to blame

LONDON — The cost of a bottle of wine in the UK has hit a record high and is only going to keep rising as Brexit continues to hit British pockets, the body representing the wine trade has warned. The Wine and Spirit Trade Association's...Show More Summary

TX Lawmakers Eliminate Tolls on SH 255 in Bid to Bolster International Trade

KGNS reports, “Drivers going down the Camino Colombia Road (SH 255) won’t have to stop to pay a toll anymore. Representative Richard Raymond’s bill to get rid of the tolls was passed by the state, and will be taking effect this September. KGNS...Show More Summary

Another Reason Protectionism Won't Work

Robert Lighthizer, a longtime advocate for steel interests, is the new U.S. trade representative. He says that he wants to free America from “free-trade dogma.” But in practice, that wouldn’t open the door to a smarter economic policy. Show More Summary

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