Kudlow on trade war fears: Blame China, ‘Trump is first president to fight back’

Kudlow on trade war fears: Blame China, ‘Trump is first president to fight back’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 5, 2018 The U.S. finally has a president who is standing up to China, which “is not playing by the rules” on trade, newly-appointed National Economic Director Larry Kudlow said. “Blame China, not President Trump,” Kudlow said on April 3. “Because they’ve been going on for many years. Trump is really […]

1,300 products on new tariffs list target unfair Chinese intellectual property practices

1,300 products on new tariffs list target  unfair Chinese intellectual property practices

by WorldTribune Staff, April 4, 2018 In a second wave of tariffs, the Trump administration on April 3 released a list of 1,300 Chinese products that will be hit by 25 percent import taxes. The list includes Chinese-made communication satellite parts, flat screen televisions, semiconductors and industrial machinery, bakery ovens and rocket launchers. The White […]

Who is speaking up about social media monopolies? President Donald Trump

Who is speaking up about social media monopolies? President Donald Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, April 1, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump is taking on Amazon, a mega corporation that is widely revered and feared but is rarely attacked. Trump pointed out that the retail giant pays no federal income taxes and said it scams the Post Office out of billions of dollars. He also said The […]

Lacking a catastrophic quake, California finds other ways to split from USA

Lacking a catastrophic quake, California finds other ways to split from USA

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders There always seemed to be the possibility that there could be a really big rumble along the San Andreas Fault and Hollywood, San Francisco’s hills and the wild northern California coast would slide into the Pacific. The state has had its Brown-outs with two governors, father and son, […]

Behind Trump tariffs: Plan to counter China’s ‘economic aggression’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct President Donald Trump is cracking down on China’s “economic aggression” via upcoming tariffs and will next move to prevent China from controlling the “industries of the future,” a senior White House official said. “The next action on the president’s plate will be the Section 301 action which is designed, in […]

Report: China, Mexico impose world’s highest tariffs

Report: China, Mexico impose world’s highest tariffs

by WorldTribune Staff, March 23, 2018 Major media reports on U.S. President Donald Trump’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese goods, such as a CNN report Friday, warned they would lead to a “global trade war.” The New York Times reported that China responded with “cautious anger.” Downplayed was the fact that China on average imposes […]

’21st century’ tech tax: EU targets U.S. giants Facebook and Google

’21st century’ tech tax: EU targets U.S. giants Facebook and Google

by WorldTribune Staff, March 21, 2018 The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU), announced on March 21 it was bringing its tax rules “into the 21st century” with the unveiling of a new tax on digital companies. Though the EU said the digital tax is not aimed at any country or […]

Stubbing our toe on steel tariffs?

Stubbing our toe on steel tariffs?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Tariffs are in a sense like other taxes; easy to impose, hard to roll back, and usually employed for the “greater good.” Thus triggering tariffs creates a feel good solution, a political sugar rush, but often later a bitter backlash to those ordering them. I […]

California has become a lawless banana republic: ‘Hasta la vista’

California has become a lawless banana republic: ‘Hasta la vista’

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner Is it time for California to go? The ultra-liberal state is openly defying federal immigration law. This has prompted Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a lawsuit blocking California’s sanctuary state laws, hoping the courts will declare them illegal and unconstitutional. Gov. Jerry Brown responded by claiming the Trump […]

Official warns Iran will withdraw from nuclear deal if ‘no economic benefit’

Official warns Iran will withdraw from nuclear deal if ‘no economic benefit’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has threatened to withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if there is no economic benefit from it and major banks continue to fail to do business with Tehran. “If the same policy of confusion and uncertainties about the JCPOA [nuclear agreement] […]