G20 meeting and more tariffs on China, deal with Mexico

 G20 meeting and more tariffs on China, deal with Mexico

Since two days of trade talks last month in Washington ended in a stalemate, Trump has repeatedly said he expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at the June 28-29 summit in Osaka, Japan. China has not confirmed any such meeting.

Rare Metals and US-China Trade War

Rare Metals and US-China Trade War

Rare earth minerals and elements are necessary components of tech and defense tools, including smartphones, LED lights, wind turbines and nuclear rods. And their critical role in modern manufacturing has turned them into the latest lightning rod in the trade war between China and the U.S.

IRS spotlights expanded tax benefits for depreciation and expensing

IRS spotlights expanded tax benefits for depreciation and expensing

The Internal Revenue Service is highlighting tax reform changes that impact depreciation and expensing for nearly every business. In some cases, these changes allow small business owners and the self-employed to write off the cost of machinery, equipment and other property more quickly.

How a Chinese venture in Venezuela made millions while locals grew hungry

How a Chinese venture in Venezuela made millions while locals grew hungry

(Reuters) Venezuela and China agreed to hundreds of projects to kickstart growth in the South American country. After billions in investments, however, little materialized. A $200 million rice plant illustrates the graft and incompetence that opponents say crippled development by Venezuela's leftist regime.

South America's Largest Solar Farm, Chinese Investment

South America's Largest Solar Farm, Chinese Investment

At a time when Trump is doubling down on fossil fuels and withdrawing the United States from global partnerships, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s sprawling “Belt and Road” initiative aims to put Chinese companies and innovation at the center of infrastructure development worldwide, including next-generation power sources.

The World’s Biggest Electric Vehicle Company Looks Nothing Like Tesla

The World’s Biggest Electric Vehicle Company Looks Nothing Like Tesla

BYD, the company which built the battery in the ’90s cellphone, now produces more Electric Vehicles than anyone—and it wants to sell them to you, soon.

Unemployment in Venezuela Almost as Close to That of War-Ruined Bosnia, IMF

Unemployment in Venezuela Almost as Close to That of War-Ruined Bosnia, IMF

Venezuela’s unemployment rate is soaring to levels unseen in the world since the Bosnian war came to an end more than two decades ago, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Investors ramp up pressure on Exxon over climate change

Investors ramp up pressure on Exxon over climate change

Investors on both sides of the Atlantic are pushing ExxonMobil to disclose targets that would drastically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris climate agreement.