iPhone assembler Foxconn may invest $7B in US display plantFoxconn, a major assembler of iPhones and other electronics, may invest $7 billion in a plant for manufacturing display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs in the U.S. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou ...
US health officials cancel climate conference; don't say why
U.S. says will prevent China taking over territory in international waters
The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has said would require Washington to "wage war." "I think the U.S. is going to make sure that we protect our interests there," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a news briefing. "It?s a question of if those islands are in fact in international waters and not part of China proper, then yeah, we?re going to make sure that we defend international territories from being taken over by one country." Spicer was responding to a question as to whether Trump agreed with comments by his Secretary of State nominee, Rex Tillerson, on Jan. 11 that China should not be allowed access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea.
Republicans propose giving U.S. states option to keep Obamacare
By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican senators said on Monday that U.S. states should be allowed to stay in the Obamacare healthcare insurance program if they like, with one adding she felt confused by President Donald Trump's broad but unspecific executive order targeting the program. Trump and congressional Republicans campaigned on a promise to dismantle Obamacare, and they are working on carrying out that pledge as an early product of united Republican control of the White House and Congress.
International strength offsets drop in US McDonald's sales
McDonald's reported slightly lower fourth quarter earnings Monday as strong sales in Britain, Japan and China offset a drop in the United States. The fast food giant, which modified the menu in its home market after a lengthy slump, and restructured its international business, said its turnaround remained on track. Other factors included lower food costs, which were an incentive for more consumers to stay home.
Tillerson heading for confirmation as secretary of state
President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state headed for approval in a key Senate committee Monday after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his support, backing off from a challenge to the new ...
Hawaii's Lanai Island dark after windstorm knocks out powerHONOLULU (AP) ? The entire Hawaiian island of Lanai has not had electrical service since Saturday after strong winds snapped or damaged utility poles.
White House says to have Supreme Court nominee in next couple of weeks
U.S. President Donald Trump will announce a nominee in the next couple of weeks to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House said on Monday. Earlier this month Trump said he would pick from among 20 candidates suggested by conservative legal groups to fill the vacancy caused by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in February last year.
Highlights: Donald Trump in first full week as U.S. presidentTrump formally withdraws the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, distancing America from its Asian allies as China's influence in the region rises. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, saying Trump understands the value of free trade, vows to keep pitching the TPP. A top Trump adviser will meet this week with advisers to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose Liberal government is gathering to plan a response to a possible renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Trump meeting with leaders of building, sheet metal unions: sourcesPresident Donald Trump planned to meet on Monday at the White House with leaders of construction and sheet metal unions, two sources with knowledge of the meetings told Reuters. Sean McGarvey, president of the North America's Building Trades Unions, Terry O'Sullivan, president of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) and Joseph Sellers, president of SMART, a sheet metal union, were among those who planned to attend, the sources said on condition of anonymity.