New Jersey eyes restoring subsidy for horse racing industry
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers passed a measure Thursday that would restore government subsidies for the state's horse racing industry.
The state Assembly and Senate gave final approval to a bill providing $20 million a year for five years to the racing industry as it struggles to compete with out-of-state tracks that have casino gambling.
The bill now goes to the desk of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.
Nissan launches China-focused electric car
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress warned Tuesday that newspapers in their home states are in danger of reducing news coverage, laying off workers or going out of business if the United States maintains recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint.
The Trump administration ordered the tariffs in response to a complaint from a paper producer in Washington state. It argues that Canadian competitors take advantage of government subsidies to sell their product at unfairly low prices.
Russia increases World Cup subsidies by $13 million
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has increased its government subsidies for the World Cup by $13 million amid concerns over the legacy of the tournament.
Two government orders allocate an extra 481.6 million rubles ($7.6 million) for temporary World Cup infrastructure and 334.2 million rubles ($5.3 million) to the state company responsible for maintaining the stadiums.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia's 12 World Cup stadiums must be financially self-sustaining, following calls from some officials for government subsidies.
"All the facilities need to be able to cover their costs," Putin said during an annual phone-in on Thursday. He suggested the stadiums could add cafes and shopping malls to boost their profitability.
"We spent a lot of money and I agree it needs to work for the benefit of sport," he said.
Correction: Indoor Farms story
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — In a story May 10 about indoor farming, The Associated Press inaccurately implied that the farming startup Plenty was pursuing public subsidies to make its business viable.
Plenty CEO Matt Barnard has said that "society should consider investing" in this new form of agriculture. But Plenty says it has not sought government subsidies, nor does it believe that public support is necessary for its business to succeed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the United Arab Emirates signed a deal Friday to resolve a years-old spat over alleged Emirati government subsidies to its airlines and accusations of unfair competition in the U.S.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New austerity measures are looming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances prepares to approve several fiscal plans this week that will serve as the island's economic blueprint for the next five years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the United Arab Emirates are nearing a deal to resolve a years-old spat over alleged government subsidies to Emirati airlines that the major U.S. airlines claim have tilted the competition against them, four individuals familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Newspaper publishers across the U.S. already strapped by years of declining revenue say they're dealing with an existential threat: Recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint driving up their business costs.
New rules require Oregon day cares to test water for lead
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A state board has approved new rules requiring Oregon day cares to test drinking water for high levels of lead.
The state Early Learning Council on Thursday approved the rules, stipulating that day cares must test the water and submit the results to state regulators by the end of September, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported .
US trade court rules against Boeing in dispute with Canada
WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering a big defeat to Boeing, a U.S. trade panel ruled Friday that the U.S. aircraft giant was not harmed by competition from Canada's Bombardier.
Bombardier Inc. to partner with Airbus on C Series program
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian plane maker Bombardier announced Monday it has sold a majority stake in its C Series passenger jet business to European aerospace giant Airbus for no cost.
U.S. rival Boeing called it a questionable deal by two state-subsidized competitors.
The move comes after lackluster sales and after the U.S. Commerce Department imposed harsh duties on Bombardier, charging the Canadian company is selling the C Series planes in America below cost and receiving government subsidies.
Trudeau: Canada could stop dealing with Boeing over dispute
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday his government could stop doing business with Boeing if the U.S. company doesn't drop a trade complaint against Canadian plane maker Bombardier.
Trudeau said Canada "won't do business with a company that's busy trying to sue us and put our aerospace workers out of business."
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University needs to do more to address its "skyrocketing" tuition rates and spiking enrollment of out-of-state and international students, compared to in-state student enrollment, the state's elected fiscal watchdog said in a report Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation will continue into whether Canada's Bombardier is selling airliners in the U.S. at illegally subsidized prices, a claim that has raised trade tensions between the U.S. and Canada.
Chicago-based Boeing accuses Bombardier of violating antidumping and anti-subsidy laws by selling planes at below fair prices.
MADRID (AP) — Spain's minority government has cobbled together enough support from opposition parties in Parliament to pass its 2017 budget.
Nueva Canarias, a regional party of Spain's Canary Islands, agreed on Sunday to vote in favor of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's proposed budget.
Nueva Canarias' sole member of Parliament represents the final vote Rajoy' government needs to obtain a majority of 176 votes. Rajoy's ruling conservatives had already struck deals with two other opposition parties.
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TORONTO (AP) — Canada's government warned Thursday it could cancel a planned US$2 billion purchase of 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing Co. because of U.S. Department of Commerce anti-dumping investigations against Canadian plane maker Bombardier.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland issued the threat in a statement about Boeing's complaint against Bombardier.
"Canada is reviewing current military procurement that relates to Boeing," Freeland said.
House approves compromise day care regulation
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday approved a compromise day care bill that will require yearly inspections for church-run facilities and licenses for ones that take government subsidies.
Representatives approved the child care regulation legislation on an 88-9 vote, sending the bill to the Senate for consideration.
EU approves Danish support for offshore windfarm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust chief said Tuesday that the bloc's executive Commission has approved Danish government subsidies for a large proposed offshore windfarm in the Danish section of the Baltic Sea.
EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the aid for the Kriegers Flak windfarm was in line with European Union guidelines because "it helps the EU to meet its energy and climate targets."
Delta Air Lines’ CEO is hopeful the Trump administration will assist major U.S. airlines in their dispute with Gulf carriers over alleged government subsidies and unfair access to U.S. air routes.
WTO: Brazil accuses Canada of unfairly supporting Bombardier
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization accusing Canada of providing unfair subsidies to aircraft manufacturer Bombardier.
Brazil's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday that government subsidies to Bombardier have created distortions in the international aeronautical market that are incompatible with WTO rules and that negatively affect Brazil's interests. Brazil's Embraer is a competitor of Bombardier.
US airlines renew campaign to rein in Gulf carriers
DALLAS (AP) — Leaders of the three biggest U.S. airlines are seeking to meet with new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to revive their stalled complaint that rivals from the Middle East are getting unfair government subsidies.
US faces complaint at WTO over tariffs on Brazilian steel
GENEVA (AP) — Brazil has filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization against the U.S. over duties imposed on Brazilian steel products.
A WTO announcement Friday on the filing comes amid questions about how the U.S. will interact with the Geneva-based trade body after President-elect Donald Trump's January inauguration.
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo tweeted Wednesday that the WTO "stands ready to work with the new administration."
Without a subsidy, couple faces higher insurance premiums
With a household income too high for a federal subsidy, Bruce Mainzer and Beth Shadur are bracing for higher health insurance premiums in 2017.
As in other states, many insurers in Illinois have requested double-digit rate increases. Americans ineligible for the government subsidies that help cover their premiums will be hit hardest.
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