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  • At a closed-door meeting last month, Arizona State University ecologist Leah Gerber presented a plan to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials that would use a mathematical formula to direct government money away from endangered and threatened species she calls "over-funded failures" and toward plants and animals that can more easily be saved.

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday said he was not worried by lower-than-expected tax revenues, saying that he has a backup plan for funding government if Congress did not raise the debt ceiling by August. "I've been consistent in we hope Congress deals with the debt limit as soon as possible, but in any event, we're not concerned," he added.

  • OTTAWA, June 1- Canada will give C $867 million in aid to the softwood lumber industry after the United States imposed duties on exports and is prepared to offer more help in future, the government said on Thursday. U.S. producers say the exports are unfairly subsidized, a charge Canada strongly denies. The dispute has increased tensions between Canada and the...

  • OTTAWA, June 1- Canada will give C $867 million in aid to the softwood lumber industry after the United States imposed duties on exports and is prepared to offer more help in future, the government said on Thursday. U.S. producers say the exports are unfairly subsidized, a charge Canada strongly denies. The dispute has increased tensions between Canada and the...

  • OTTAWA, June 1- Canada will give C $867 million in aid to the softwood lumber industry after the United States imposed duties on exports and is prepared to offer more help in future, the government said on Thursday. Most of the aid- up to C $605 million- will be in the form of loans, loan guarantees and commercial financing, it said in a statement. Reuters revealed the...

  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the best window to complete the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is by early January, well before Mexico's general elections and U.S. congressional elections in 2018.. Speaking at an event held at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank, Ross said also said that the Commerce Department...

  • OTTAWA, May 31- The Canadian government will give around C $850 million in aid to help the softwood lumber industry after the United States imposed duties on exports, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had already said it would help the industry in the wake of Washington's move last month.

  • OTTAWA, May 31- The Canadian government will give around C $850 million in aid to help the softwood lumber industry after the United States imposed duties on exports, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Most of the aid will be in the form of loans and loan guarantees, said the source, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the...

  • May 25- Rayonier Advanced Materials said it would buy Canada's Tembec Inc for $807 million including debt to expand its business into packaging and forest products, sending Tembec's shares to a five-year high on Thursday. The deal comes at a time when Canada is resisting a move by the United States to impose tariffs on Canadian lumber imports.

  • Democratic Senator Ron Wyden on Friday accused Canada of "politicizing" a U.S. government anti-subsidy investigation into Canadian softwood lumber imports by threatening retaliation against wine and other products from his home state of Oregon. Wyden told Reuters in an interview the trade case has broad support in Congress and is supported by evidence,...

  • SEATTLE, May 18- Canada suggested on Thursday it could scrap plans to buy Boeing Co fighter jets if the United States backed Boeing's claims that Canadian plane maker Bombardier Inc dumped jetliners in the U.S. market. "Canada is reviewing current military procurement that relates to Boeing," Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The Trump administration on Thursday set the clock ticking toward a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico to try to win better terms for U.S. workers and manufacturers. President Donald Trump, who frequently called the 23- year-old trade pact a "disaster" that has drained U.S....

  • SEATTLE, May 18- The U.S. Commerce Department said on Thursday it is starting an investigation into claims by Boeing Co that Canadian plane maker Bombardier Inc dumped CSeries jetliners in the U.S. market and benefited unfairly from Canadian government subsidies. The Commerce probe, which was expected, parallels an investigation by the U.S. International...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The Trump administration on Thursday set the clock ticking toward a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico to try to win better terms for U.S. workers and manufacturers. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he triggered a 90- day consultation period with Congress,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The Trump administration on Thursday formally launched its effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico to try to win better terms for U.S. workers and manufacturers. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he triggered a 90- day consultation period with Congress, U.S. industries and the...

  • The case has increased trade tensions between the United States and Canada- along with disputes over Canadian softwood lumber and U.S. milk protein products- as both countries prepare for a possible renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement under the "America First" trade policy of U.S. The Commerce Department is expected to proceed with the...

  • The case has increased trade tensions between the United States and Canada- along with disputes over Canadian softwood lumber and U.S. milk protein products- as both countries prepare for a possible renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement under the "America First" trade policy of U.S. The Commerce Department is expected to proceed with the...

  • OTTAWA, May 16- The Canadian government said on Tuesday it planned to maintain a revenue cap on western grain that Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd haul for export, a move farmers praised. Ottawa will tweak the system to give the railway companies more reasons to invest in rail cars to move grain, he said, an announcement that Canadian...

  • OTTAWA, May 8- Canada escalated a trade dispute with United States by making threats Washington called inappropriate in part because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under pressure to secure support in a key region ahead of the country's 2019 elections. And Quebec is seen as vital to Trudeau's hopes of maintaining a strong grip on power in a national election...

  • OTTAWA, May 8- Canada escalated a trade dispute with United States by making threats Washington called inappropriate in part because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under pressure to secure support in a key region ahead of the country's 2019 elections. And Quebec is seen as vital to Trudeau's hopes of maintaining a strong grip on power in a national election...