US Slaps Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum from EU, Canada, Mexico

VOA News/Steve Herman WHITE HOUSE — The United States is escalating trans-Atlantic and North American trade tensions, imposing a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico beginning on Friday. The also negotiated quotas or volume limits on other countries, such as South Korea, Argentina, Australia and Brazil, instead of tariffs, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross also told reporters by telephone. President Donald Trump has repeatedly said such measures are necessary to protect American jobs and industries in key manufacturing sectors. “The president’s actions are about protecting American steel,…
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Governor Raimondo Highlights Success of Small Business Assistance Program

The state-backed loan fund has now supported 55 loans to small businesses throughout PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor joined with small business loan recipients, lending partners and community members at Sin bakery today to celebrate the success of the state's Small Business Assistance Program that continue to play an important role in Rhode Island's economic comeback. Since the program was announced in November 2016, the state-backed loan fund--the first state-funded small business loan program in memory--has collectively awarded more than $ million in loans, supporting 55 small businesses throughout Rhode…
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Foxwoods Resort Casino and New Hampshire Motor Speedway Announce Major Sponsorship of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race

Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 to be held Sunday, July 22, 2018 as part of a multi-year agreement with NHMS. LOUDON, – Foxwoods Resort Casino, home of “The Wonder of it All” and New Hampshire Motor Speedway have teamed up to bring a little extra wonder to “The Magic Mile” in Loudon, The two New England destinations have joined forces for a multi-year entitlement partnership naming the July 22 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race the “Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.” “This is just the beginning of a wonderful new partnership with the region’s most popular destination resort,” said David McGrath, executive vice…
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CPSC CONSUMER ALERT: CAREGIVERS URGED TO USE RESTRAINTS WITH INCLINED SLEEP PRODUCTS

WASHINGTON, - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reminding parents: Always create a safe sleep environment for babies in a crib, bassinet, play yard or inclined sleeper. In particular, CPSC is alerting consumers to be aware of hazards when infants are not restrained in inclined sleep products. Inclined sleep products are bassinet-like products with an inclined back to elevate the baby's head and torso. There are many different styles of infant inclined sleep products available for infants and newborns. These can include frame-type, semi-rigid and compact inclined sleep products. CPSC is aware of infant deaths associated with inclined sleep…
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Top N. Korean Official Heading to US for Talks on Summit

  Steve Herman WHITE HOUSE —  President Donald Trump has confirmed a top North Korean official is to visit New York for talks related to a planned summit between Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. "Kim Young Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea, heading now to New York," Trump wrote Tuesday on Twitter. Hours earlier, news reports said Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling party and former military intelligence chief, was at the Beijing airport. South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Kim planned to fly Wednesday to New York. Trump sent a letter last…
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Maryland Town Again Hit by Devastating Flood

VOA News Residents of Ellicott City, in the eastern state of Maryland, are surveying the damage from flash flooding Sunday that raged down the town's main street. It’s a deja vu for the historic town as it is the second time in as many years that an intense rainstorm triggered catastrophic flooding in it. People were seen climbing to upper floors of their shops and homes for safety, with emergency workers urging them to wait for rescue personnel. Ellicott City is located in a valley that collects rainfall from the surrounding countryside. Local resident Ken Kessler said that following the…
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Trump Honors US War Dead on Memorial Day

VOA News/Ken Bredemeier   WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump paid tribute Monday — Memorial Day in the United States — to generations of the country’s fallen warriors. “Theirs was a love more deep and more pure than most will ever know,” Trump said at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington. “They marched into hell so that Americans could know the blessings of peace. They died so that freedom could live.” He said the pride of family members in their loved ones is “shared by one really and truly grateful nation. Today, our whole country thanks you, embraces you and pledges to you,…
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LPR News

Amtrak Refreshes Interiors of Acela Express Trains

Updates will provide a more modern, comfortable customer experience WASHINGTON - Amtrak is investing in an extensive refresh of its train interiors on the entire Acela Express fleet, which travels along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Boston and Washington, DC, aimed at introducing a more modern and comfortable customer experience. "Customers expect a premium experience when they board an Acela Express train, and these updated interior features will provide a more comfortable, refreshed look and feel - whether you want to relax, move about freely, work or play," said Amtrak CEO and President Richard Anderson. The Acela Express refresh is…
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CVS Health and Roger Williams University To Offer Professional Development Program to Support Diverse Suppliers

Training program created by Center for Workforce and Professional Development at RWU School of Continuing Studies will help CVS Health diverse-owned suppliers develop skills in finance, leadership and technology PROVIDENCE, , May 14, 2018 - As part of its ongoing commitment to support the development of diverse business leaders, CVS Health and the Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Roger Williams University's School of Continuing Studies have opened registration for the CVS Health Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers, a customized professional development program to help diverse business owners grow their companies. The training program, now in its fourth…
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Fox News and Its Powerful Promoter: President Trump

Peggy Chang WHITE HOUSE — On the day the world watched as the United States formally moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Fox News Channel got an enthusiastic recommendation from its most powerful fan — President Donald Trump. " Embassy opening in Jerusalem will be covered live on @FoxNews & Lead up to 9:00 (eastern) event has already begun," Trump tweeted on his personal Twitter account, adding "A great day for Israel!" It's not the first time the president of the United States has promoted the news outlet favored by many conservative viewers, including stalwart Trump supporters. But Trump's…
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