In the recent 35-day shutdown, more than $9 billion in federal compensation went unpaid. The government was reopened for three weeks and it’s in the process of paying the amount owed to the workers who were furloughed.
Canada announced on Sunday a new 25% tariff on assorted US metals products. A 10% tariff on another 250 products such as beer kegs, orange juice, and whiskey was also confirmed. The tariffs are the culmination of increased trade tensions between the US and Canada over the last few months.
President Donald Trump could plunge the U.S. into a trade fight with Europe. The president is racing against a self-imposed deadline to decide whether to permanently exempt the European Union and other six US allies from the tariffs or not.