President Donald Trump said on Monday that China is ready to come back to the negotiating table and the two countries will start talking very seriously.Politicsread more
The escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing dominated discussions at the G-7 gathering in France.Politicsread more
The latest round of tariff announcements in the last few days means that by the end of the year, essentially all Chinese goods exported to the U.S. will be subject to duties.China Economyread more
Futures fell after Trump said the U.S. will raise tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese imports, increasing trade tensions.Marketsread more
As Washington and Beijing continue to up the ante in their protracted trade fight, the potential of a recession in the U.S. is now "the biggest concern," according to Standard...US Economyread more
Tensions stemming from the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply over the last few days, with much happening as Asian markets were shut down for the weekend.China Economyread more
Clouding the G-7 gathering, which represents the world's major industrial economies, are the tit-for-tat tariffs between Washington and Beijing.Politicsread more
Neither the U.S. nor China wants to be seen as the party that derailed trade talks, says William Reinsch of Center for Strategic and International Studies.World Economyread more
China said Friday it will be resuming 25% duties on U.S. autos, and a further 5% on auto parts and components.Asia Marketsread more
World leaders, environmental groups and celebrities have publicly decried the vast swaths of forest being destroyed by the fires.World Newsread more
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung says the Singapore government has been preparing for the challenge of an aging workforce "for the past 20 years."Employmentread more
If Elon Musk, endearingly referred to as "the Steve Jobs of automobiles," ever started another company down the road, it would likely involve supersonic electrical airplanes.
"I do think that there's an interesting opportunity to create a supersonic electric vertical takeoff/landing jet," said the CEO of Tesla at the Dealbook Conference Tuesday. "It seems unlikely that it will come from Boeing or Airbus given that they seem to be focused on very incremental improvements to their plans as opposed to radical improvements. But it could come from a startup."
(Read more: Tesla's Musk breakssilence on Model S recall rumor)
Musk predicted that in the long-term, all modes of transportation will run entirely on electricity.
"With the ironic exception of rockets," he quickly added. "Unfortunately, there's no way around Newton's third law."
In August, Musk unveiled what he called the "alpha" version of the Hyperloop plan, a high-speed transit concept that would cut travel time between San Francisco and Los Angeles to 30 minutes. Musk said he won't be able to build the Hyperloop himself, citing his duties at Tesla and SpaceX.
"I think people can come up with more than one great idea," said Musk.
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