Obama administration officials promised the fine print of its massive free-trade agreement with other Pacific-Rim nations will be made public within 30 days, as they released a report Thursday showing the deal will cut taxes on more than 18,000 products exported from the U.S.
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Lawmakers expressed sharp skepticism Thursday as the head of German automaker Volkswagen’s U.S. operations told a congressional panel that deceptive emissions software in millions of VW diesel cars was installed by lower-level engineers without knowledge of top company officials, in the first public testimony on Capitol Hill since the scandal broke last month.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton broke with President Obama over the massive new Pacific trade deal Wednesday, announcing she now opposes the agreement she helped shepherd during her time as the country’s top diplomat.
JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city - opening its own “farm” at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
President Obama on Wednesday called on U.S. business, labor and political leaders to “refashion the social compact” and strengthen union powers across the country, arguing that the troubling trend of declining middle-class wages can be turned around by redefining the basic principles of workers’ rights.