Thinktank faces double investigation after ‘cash for access’ claims | Politics | The Guardian

The Institute of Economic Affairs is facing two official investigations after it emerged that the thinktank offered potential US donors access to UK government ministers as it raised cash for research to promote free-trade deals demanded by hardline Brexiters. The Charity Commission announced on Monday that it had opened a regulatory compliance case into the […]

Trump pushes 25 percent auto tariff as top advisers scramble to stop him – The Washington Post

Several of President Trump’s senior economic advisers believe he plans to push forward with 25 percent tariffs on close to $200 billion in foreign-made automobiles later this year, three people briefed on internal discussions said. Trump wants to move forward despite numerous warnings from GOP leaders and business executives who have argued that such a […]

Trump’s commerce department put a tariff on Canadian paper that jacked up all U.S. newsprint prices – Philly

googleon: all A single tariff benefiting one paper factory in Washington state could prompt the loss of thousands of U.S. newspaper jobs, industry executives say. line 459 The ripple effect started with One Rock Capital Partners, a New York private equity firm that bought a paper mill in Longview, Wash., and then petitioned the Trump […]