WASHINGTON—U.S. industrial output rose sharply in April, the latest evidence that economic growth is picking up following a lackluster start to the year.
Industrial production—a measure of output at factories, mines and utilities—jumped 1.0% from a month earlier, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday. That was the largest gain in more than three years.The strong showing follows a string of upbeat April indicators, including the unemployment rate falling to its lowest level since 2007, solid consumer spending gains at online
Donald Trump has promised repeatedly throughout his campaign to save the U.S. coal industry after years of bankruptcies and dwindling job prospects for coal miners. On Tuesday, he stood before a crowd in Virginia with "Trump Digs Coal" signs and declared that he was the "last shot for the miners."
But experts say Trump's plan, to the extent that he has has one, is removed from the tough economic reality of coal, which has been forced to compete with the declining price of alternatives like natural gas and renewable energy sources, even as federal regulations push the U.S. away from fossil fuels. And many believe that Trump's possibly futile focus on saving the coal industry detracts attention from the real proposals needed to help coal workers transition into new jobs in a new industry. "We really want the solar industry to come to the table now and find ways to get more jobs going in some of these communities that need jobs," says Van Jones, an environmental activist who served as President Obama's first-term green jobs czar. "If we’re concerned about coal country, and I am, we have to do a lot more than just yell."
Donald Trump:"I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of theFederal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately. While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that i am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.
It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI thatrestores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.
I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!"
The tweet criticizing the company came shortly after a report on the industrial-bearings company aired on NBC's “Nightly News.”
WASHINGTON, on May 2. / Correspondent. TASS Boris Makarov/. The U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday intends to carry out telephone conversation with the president of Russia Vladimir Putin. It is stated in the diagram of the American leader distributed by the press service of the White House.
According to her data, as expected, it will occur at 12:30 local time (19:30 Moscow time)
The White House doesn't give other details concerning this action.
Steel Beast against Monster of Deals:”Trump will do what’s best for America, but China will do what’s best for China!”
China exported 620,000 tonnes of steel direct to the United States last year, a fraction of the 800 million tonnes it produces each year, equal to about half of world output.
Repeated allegations that the world's top steelmaker is dumping excess output on world markets may hit harder closer to home – in
…popular vote. ABC News/Washington Post Poll (wrong big on election) said almost all stand by their vote on me & 53% said strong leader."
The Hill's Amie Parnes and Sidewire's Jonathan Allen write in "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign" that on the night of the 2016 election, the former Democratic presidential nominee looked through the draft of her concession speech.
“Look, I really just want to concede gracefully, wish him the best, thank everybody, and get off the stage,” she said.
Three new Ivanka Trump brand trademarks were approved in China on the same day Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner sat next to Chinese President Xi Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan earlier this month at a Mar-a-Lago state dinner, The Associated Press reported early Tuesday.
Xi visited Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's luxury resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 6. Trump and Kushner attended the state dinner that evening, sitting next to the world leader. The AP found that three trademarks that confer monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services were approved in China on the same day as the dinner.