U.S. companies and industry groups are returning to Washington this week in an increasingly futile effort to get relief from President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports. While companies successfully lobbied to remove some consumer goods from the administration’s initial list of targets and the USTR will act in good faith, there’s less flexibility because items removed must be replaced to reach Trump’s total, said John Veroneau, a partner at Covington & Burling in Washington and a former deputy U.S. trade representative under President George W. Bush. READ MORE
Trump's Trade War is Economic Suicide FOX NEWS
Since the start of the year, President Trump has announced a string of new tariffs – which penalize Americans who buy imports. In January, he imposed tariffs on Americans who buy solar panels and washing machines. In March, he directed the U.S. Trade Representative to levy $50 billion in additional tariffs on Chinese imports. And in June he applied tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum. This escalation shows no sign of slowing. READ MORE
Amazon Says This Prime Day Was Its Biggest Shopping Event Ever with 100 Million Products Sold CNBC
Amazon said Wednesday that this year's Prime Day was its "biggest in history" as Prime members purchased more than 100 million products during this year’s event. READ MORE
Is This the Beginning of the End for Air Travel Liquid Restrictions?
It has been years in the making but a new scanner could soon be in place across UK airports that will free travelers from the hassle of having to remove gadgets and liquids from their hand luggage when going through security. READ MORE
How Online Payment Trends Are Impacting the Travel Industry PHOCUSWIRE
With great opportunities also come big challenges for the travel industry. While much remains to be seen regarding where this will lead in the future, one thing is certain: Everything points towards the importance of online payments, such as e-wallets and other solutions that are more digitally advanced than traditional credit cards. READ MORE
A Retail Apocalypse 'Near Me': How Local Search Can Revive Your Business FORBES
Have brick-and-mortar stores gone the way of the dinosaurs? Not exactly. Overall, the Department of Commerce reports that retail industry spending has increased over the past year, and many brands have seen their revenues climb. So, what’s their secret? Why are some outlets dying while others are thriving? READ MORE
How to Use Social Media to Plan a Trip You'll Never Forget ELITE DAILY
Travel books and guides will always be useful, but they can be limiting when it comes to gathering travel information that will cater to your specific needs. Have you ever discovered a new destination on a Pinning-spree, or a really unique hotel while scrolling through Instagram? Social media might give you serious FOMO, but at least you'll know where to go when you finally take your dream trip. Here's how to use social media to plan a trip you'll never forget. READ MORE
This Airport Robot Will Scan Your Boarding Pass and Carry Your Luggage
From palm scanning at the Great Barrier Reef to hypersonic planes that may be able to take passengers from New York to London in under two hours, the latest innovations and seem to be straight out of science fiction. The latest announcement is no different, as Dutch airline KLM has just unveiled a concept for an airport robot that has the ability to assist passengers by scanning their boarding pass and leading them to their gate while carrying their luggage. READ MORE
The Latest Travel Trend? Bringing a Professional Photo Crew on Vacation with You
For better or worse, traveling these days can be just as much about capturing like-worthy content as it is about discovering the joys of an exotic place. Pictures or it didn’t happen, right? We’re all guilty. But while most couples hire a professional photographer for their big day, very few also bring them along on their post-nuptial vacays – until now. READ MORE
How Well Do You Know the World?
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These photos are all selected from spots that made our Places to Go in 2018 list. How many can you identify? READ MORE
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