"Finally, if Trump thinks he can renegotiate NAFTA and increase U.S. jobs in industries like America's automotive sector, he should think again," Perry said. "In other words, disturbing the intricate network of global supply and value chains for the automotive industry would not make America or America's automakers great again. Rather, the country's automakers would be much poorer, and so would the tens of thousands of autoworkers in Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina who would lose their jobs, along with the millions of American car buyers who would face less choice and higher prices."
Election officials in 21 states have been notified by the Department of Homeland Security that hackers targeted voter registration systems ahead of last year's presidential election. In most cases, the systems were not breached. A small number of networks were compromised, but those affected were not involved in the actual tallying of votes. In most of the states, the targeting involved preparatory activity, such as scanning computer systems. Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin had confirmed they had been targeted as of Friday evening.
Country Fresh is recalling 30,000 cases of various packaged veggies because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can lead to serious and fatal infection for young, elderly or immunosuppressed people. The Conroe, Texas-based company announced Friday that the recall affects packages shipped to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, and with the "best if used by" dates between Aug. 7 and Aug. 19, 2016. Affected items are in a clear plastic container or in Styrofoam trays wrapped with clear plastic film. They were sold at various vendors, including Publix, Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie, Harris Teeter Supermarkets and BI-LO. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company hasn't received any reports of illness linked with the products.
Uncertainty within the market is why some farmers in Nebraska are urging Congress to pass the proposed trade deal known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Congress is back, and while our leaders have a busy session ahead, they should prioritize passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Updates to NAFTA are overdue. The original agreement went into effect in 1994 – well before digital tools that shape how we shop, how we play and how we do business existed. Consumers expect to connect with content from anywhere in the globe in a matter of seconds, and companies expect to be able to reach across borders and manage supply chains with the touch of a button.
More than 60 world leaders gathered in Paris Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I, and although the general theme was unity, President Donald Trump seemed determined to stand apart. While world leaders took a bus to the Arc de Triomphe and walked side-by-side as bells tolled to mark the exact moment 100 years ago when the war ended, Trump arrived with his own motorcade. Russian President Vladimir Putin also arrived separately and walked in by himself to the ceremony that included, among others, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump arrived separately "due to security protocols." But his insistence on standing apart didn't sit well with others, particularly after Trump drew fire for his decision to cancel his appearance at a memorial service Saturday because of rain.