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Donald Trump's lawyer says he's not worried prosecutors named Trump personally in the tax fraud indictment against his namesake company

Donald Trump's lawyer, Ronald Fischetti, said he's confident the Manhattan DA's office won't charge the former president as part of its investigation.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed says she was 'feeling the spirit' during rare Tony! Toni! TonA(c)! performance to defend violating her own indoor mask mandate

Breed emphasized the significance of seeing Tony! Toni! TonA(c)!, who are a product of the Bay Area and broke up in the 1990s - in rationalizing her decision.

New York state is trying to persuade more than 550,000 commercial driver's license holders to become school bus drivers amid a crippling shortage

New York also will expedite the commercial driver's license testing process to help tackle its part in a nationwide shortage of school bus drivers.

NASA plans to spend up to $400 million on commercial space stations. It's evaluating about a dozen proposals from companies.

NASA expects to retire the International Space Station by the end of the decade. The agency is turning to private companies to build new alternatives.

14 prominent Democrats stand accused of hypocrisy for ignoring COVID-19 restrictions they're urging their constituents to obey

San Francisco London Breed defended herself for taking photos maskless in a nightclub without a mask despite the city's indoor mask mandate.

Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA: What's the difference?

A traditional IRA allows you to make pre-tax contributions to save for retirement, while Roth IRAs are funded with after-tax money.

AOC, Ilhan Omar denounce Border Patrol whipping Haitian migrants as a 'stain on our country' and 'human rights abuses'

Thousands of Haitian migrants have sought to enter the US as their country faces endemic poverty and violence on top of ongoing political turmoil.

Democrats' 'bold' new attempt at bipartisan voting rights reform is failing to win over Manchin's GOP allies

Sen. Joe Manchin is set on securing bipartisan support for the new bill as the two parties are increasingly occupying different worlds on the matter.

'Dancing with the Stars' returns with a new batch of celebrity contestants on September 20 - here's how to watch episodes live

A new cast of celebrities attempt to waltz, foxtrot, and salsa their way to the top in season 30 of "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC.

China can't rely on its stealthy J-20 fighter to rule the skies, experts say

The J-20's reliance on Russian engines and China's lack of strategic transporters will limit the fighter jet's influence, observers say.

Student-loan companies chose to shut down rather than face more accountability, says a top Biden official

Federal Student Aid Director Richard Cordray said he plans to hold the remaining student-loan companies to a higher standard.

Mitch McConnell says the GOP will vote for the US to default on its debt

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer announced they would attach a debt-ceiling suspension to a government-funding bill, daring the GOP. McConnell answered.

11 Denver hotels you'll love whether you're an outdoors enthusiast, design aficionado, or traveling on a budget

The best hotels in Denver, Colorado, include a range of cheap, budget, and luxury properties with mountain views, pools, and downtown locations.

Clams have a retractable foot inside their shells

What's inside a clam? A retractable foot, a siphon for sucking up water, powerful muscles, and sometimes a pearl. And you thought oysters were fancy.

Community 1st Bank Las Vegas review: Hispanic American-owned bank with competitive CD rates

Community 1st Bank Las Vegas is a Hispanic American-owned bank in New Mexico with checking, savings, money market, and CD options.

The daughter of an unvaccinated man who died of COVID-19 says Tucker Carlson and misinformation 'played a role' in his vaccine hesitancy

"He watched some Tucker Carlson videos on YouTube, and some of those videos involved some misinformation about vaccines," Katie Lane told CNN.

Businesses have 3 options to tackle the labor shortage and they all have problems

Some businesses are just working their current staff more -A which could only make the problem worse, say researchers at Bank of America.

Coinbase drops as crypto joins broader markets in steep sell-off on China fears

The dip in Coinbase shares coincided with steep drops in the prices of nearly all major cryptocurrencies.

Dow falls 614 points as Evergrande fears spark steep sell-off

Monday's decline sent the S&P 500 down more than 5% from its record high for the first time in nearly a year.

The Evergrande crisis and China's regulatory crackdowns are shaking the notion that China is an investable market, says Mohamed El-Erian

The potential collapse of homebuilder Evergrande "is shaking key tenants of this global investment theme," renowned economist El-Erian said on CNBC.

HBO Max is offering 50% off its ad-free plan, but you only have until September 26 to claim the deal

If you're a new or returning HBO Max member, you can get up to 50% off the ad-free plan for six months. The deal is good through September 26.

The fall equinox is on Wednesday. A simple animation shows what equinoxes are and why they mark the change of season.

The fall equinox happens on Wednesday. A planetary scientist shows what happens on the equinox that divides the seasons.

Manhattan DA prosecutors haven't spoken with Trump's lawyer since indicting his company on tax-crime charges

Trump's personal lawyer Ronald Fischetti said the Manhattan DA's office presented "no evidence" that Trump himself should be charged.

The Labor Shortage


One map shows how long it could take for each US state and DC to get back to pre-pandemic employment

Utah and Idaho have already seen their labor markets return to pre-pandemic levels. This map shows when the rest of the country could recover.

Twitter will pay $809 million to settle a class-action securities lawsuit it misled investors about user engagement

The original lawsuit filed in 2016 accused Twitter of concealing facts about the site's slowing user growth.

Period changes after COVID-19 vaccines were reported 27,000 times in 9 months, but experts say you should still get a shot

A top OB-GYN said menstrual cycle changes after COVID-19 vaccines generally revert back to normal after one or two cycles and won't impact fertility.

The 4 best flannel sheets in 2021

We tested the best flannel sheets to sleep in during cold winter nights. Theyare thick yet breathable and donat pill after multiple washes.

Understanding what qualified dividends are why they're taxed at lower rates

Qualified dividends are dividend payments that are taxed at long-term capital gains tax rates for stocks held for a certain amount of time.

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Oscar De La Hoya contracts COVID-19, will not fight Vitor Belfort on Sept. 11

Oscar De La Hoya has been hospitalized with COVID-19. Evander Holyfield could be his replacement in a scheduled fight with Vitor Belfort on Sept. 11.


Fiery Canelo Alvarez savors win over Billy Joe Saunders, ready to chase next belt

Mexican star SaAol 'Canelo' Alvarez responded to English underdog Billy Joe Saunders' pre-fight jabs with a TKO in front of a record crowd in Texas.


12 best photos from Canelo Alvarez's defeat of Billy Joe Saunders

Check out pictures from Canelo Alvarez's TKO win over Billy Joe Saunders, who withdrew due to an eye injury following eight full rounds on Saturday.


Betting analysis: Will Canelo Alvarez beat Billy Joe Saunders?

Three super-middleweight titles are on the line as Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez faces off with Billy Joe Saunders? A detailed look at who is favored to win.


HernA!ndez: Canelo's unification fight remains true to sport amid circus acts

The significance of Canelo-Saunders might be getting lost in the hype around other gimmicky fights, but the matchup still holds substantial weight.


Commentary: Looking back at Ali vs. Frazier: 50 years since 'The Fight of the Century'

"The Fight of the Century" between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier continues to evoke vivid memories for those who witnessed it first hand 50 years ago.


HernA!ndez: Claressa Shields attempts to add to her legacy with pay-per-view event

Boxer Claressa Shields adds to her legacy on March 5, when she will take on Marie-Eve Dicaire in the main event of an all-female pay-per-view card.


HernA!ndez: Young boxer Ryan Garcia earns thrilling win, but he has work to do

Ryan Garcia, a 22-year-old from Victorville, was knocked down but recovered to beat Luke Campbell. The rising star is not a finished product, though.


Next stage of Ryan Garcia's career could come after Luke Campbell fight

Ryan Garcia's lightweight fight against Luke Campbell could be a litmus test for the 22-year-old rising star as he looks to challenge boxing's stars.


Canelo Alvarez expected to fight Avni Yildirim on Feb. 27 in homecoming bout in Mexico

Super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will face Avni Yildirim on Feb. 27 in a homecoming bout in Mexico, according to Alvarez's trainer.


HernA!ndez: Canelo Alvarez had a chance to elevate his ambitions, and it's gone

Canelo Alvarez blew it with his match against Callum Smith on Saturday. He should have sought out a more worthy opponent.


After feud with Oscar de la Hoya, Canelo Alvarez refocuses on boxing

Canelo Alvarez fought a punchless battle with Oscar De La Hoya to become boxing's most prized free agent. Now he's focused on beating Callum Smith.


Betting odds for Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia fight

Who's the favorite to win in Saturday's welterweight title fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Danny Garcia? Also, who are pro boxers picking to win?


How to watch the Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia fight

Here's how to watch Saturday's fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Danny Garcia for the WBC and IBF welterweight titles.


After nearly dying, Errol Spence Jr. eager to make most of second chance

Errol Spence Jr. nearly died after crashing his Ferrari last year. He now wants to show the boxing world he can still win by defeating Danny Garcia.


Snoop Dogg launches boxing league, seeking success where others in hip-hop have failed

Snoop Dogg launches a boxing league called Fight Club a but will it fizzle like hip-hop's previous attempts at the sport?


Commentary: Boxing has no socially redeeming qualities. I can't believe how much I miss it

Former L.A. Times boxing writer Bill Dwyre says the sport is intoxicating, fascinating, mind-boggling a not in the ring, but everything outside it.


Mike Tyson's latest act in life begins with comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr.

Mike Tyson, 54, rediscovered his passion for boxing during quarantine. He's returning to the ring Saturday for an exhibition against Roy Jones Jr.


Gervonta Davis knocks Leo Santa Cruz out cold with uppercut in sixth round

Gervonta Davis stopped Leo Santa Cruz in the sixth round in San Antonio to retain his WBA lightweight crown and take Santa Cruz's WBA junior-lightweight title.


Leo Santa Cruz witnessed 'a miracle' amid pandemic; now he plans to shock the world

For Gervonta Davis, a win over Leo Santa Cruz would strengthen his bond with Floyd Mayweather Jr. An upset win for Santa Cruz would make his father proud.


HernA!ndez: Boxing industry tries to recover from a strong uppercut delivered by COVID-19

Young fighters such as Vergil Ortiz Jr. have missed out on chances to raise their profiles, while top star Canelo Alvarez might be further sidelined.


UFC 250: Amanda Nunes beats Felicia Spencer; Conor McGregor says he's retiring

Amanda Nunes defended her UFC featherweight title with a unanimous decision over Felicia Spencer. Conor McGregor said on Twitter that he's retiring.


Markazi: Why Dana White is staging UFC 249 amid coronavirus

Dana White is staging UFC 249 on Saturday night in Florida. It will be the first live major professional sports event in the U.S. in nearly two months.


HernA!ndez: Sobriety a struggle in this time of isolation for former boxer Mia St. John

Former boxing champion Mia St. John attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings six times a week. She struggles with gatherings banned because of the coronavirus.


A unique housing solution in the tough L.A. market: Make her gym her home

Like any good fighter, kickboxer Kendra Smith figured out a way to tackle the insane L.A. housing market: Move into a storefront where she could live and work.


Deontay Wilder's costumes are as legendary as his knockout punches

When Deontay Wilder enters the ring Saturday for his rematch with Tyson Fury, he will be wearing a costume and mask that cost more than $60,000.


Physical faceoff between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder ends in peace

The news conference between heavyweight boxers Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder turned into a scrum of pushing and profanity before coolers heads prevailed.


UFC 247 live updates: Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes

Jon Jones puts his light-heavyweight title on the line against unbeaten challenger Dominick Reyes on Saturday night at the Toyota Center in Houston. Follow along for round-by-round, fight-by-fight coverage.


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Apricot-Rosemary Scones

Make these easy sweet-savory scones a family project. It's a delightful way to show your love on Mother's Day. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida

Italian Ricotta Easter Bread

I changed our family's traditional Easter bread by adding ricotta and a few other ingredients. The almond flavoring works wonders! —Tina Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Glazed Doughnut Holes

Here's a simple recipe to create a colorful and fun breakfast (or snack!). For the glaze, use any type of juice you like. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Bacon-Pimiento Cheese Corn Muffins

Cornbread is essential at family dinners, and with the addition of bacon and pimiento cheese, you'll have requests for more long after the get-together! —Holly Jones, Kennesaw, Georgia

Blueberry Corn Bread

My husband is a fourth-grade teacher, and he incorporates monthly baking projects into the curriculum. His recipe for blueberry corn bread is a class favorite. —Jennifer Martin, Martinez, California

Hearty Brown Quick Bread

"Not only is this bread high in fiber and low in fat, but it's moist, rich, delicious and filling," assures Susan Lane of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Sweet plump raisins and crunchy pecans make this whole wheat loaf an instant favorite.

Herb-Crusted Bread

Minced onion and garlic plus a sprinkling of dill help perk up the flavor in this wholesome rustic-looking loaf. "The dough mixes up easily in a bread machine," comments Becky Steinberger of Denmark, Wisconsin. "I like to serve this crusty bread alongside soup, pasta and saucy tomato dishes."

Sesame Zucchini Bread

"We were treated to this delicious zucchini-flecked bread when we went to visit a friend one evening," remarks Dawn Fagerstrom of Warren, Minnesota. "Each healthy slice is dotted with goodies like raisins, sesame seeds and nuts."

German Rye Bread

"We like this homemade rye so much that I seldom buy bread anymore," writes May Ann Bonk of New Berlin, Wisconsin. "For the past 10 years, I've made this bread for our church bake sales and it always goes quickly."

Chicken and Biscuits

"This comforting casserole has a colorful medley of vegetables and chunky chicken topped with golden homemade biscuits," explains Marilyn Minnick of Hillsboro, Indiana.

Burst o' Lemon Muffins

While I visited my sister in Florida, she baked a batch of these incredible muffins. They have a cake-like texture with sweet coconut and a mouthwatering lemon zing. I went home with the recipe. —Nancy Rader, Columbus, Ohio

Lemon Cheese Braid Bread

This recipe came form my mom, who is an excellent cook. It always gets rave reviews. Although fairly simple to make, when you finish you'll feel a sense of accomplishment because it tastes delicious and looks so impressive.

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

These grain-free "breadsticks" are made with cauliflower instead of flour. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.—Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Marcie's Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Iave got a super moist muffin thatas a big hit at our house—tender inside and lightly crisp outside. I use mini muffin tins to make them fun size. —Marcie Trebe, Santa Rosa, California

Sour Cream Rolls with Walnut Filling

When I was a little girl, my grandmother taught me how to make these rolls. I remember feeling so special when "we" served them. If you have never worked with yeast, this is the recipe for you. —Nadine Mesch, Mount Healthy, Ohio

Review: 2015.5 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country

Way back in 1998, Volvo introduced a variant of its V70 wagon that has since become nearly as iconic as the Volvo Wagon itself: the Cross Country.A The intervening years saw nomenclature changes eschew the “Cross Country” name, simply calling the vehicle V70 XC, and then XC70.A Seventeen years later, Volvo has revived the Cross Country nameplate […]

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Armchair Executive: Is There A Market For An Analog Luxury Car?

This is the weekly series where you, the Autosavant commentariat, are invited to take the reins of the auto industry, for at least as long as it takes you to write a comment. Itas all the responsibility, with none of the compensation! Being a child of the 1980s, it shouldnat come as any surprise that […]

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Armchair Executive: Where Should We Move Our U.S. Headquarters?

This is the weekly series where you, the Autosavant commentariat, are invited to take the reins of the auto industry, for at least as long as it takes you to write a comment. Itas all the responsibility, with none of the compensation! Scarcely a month after being appointed president of Cadillac, Johan de Nysschen (formerly […]

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Review: 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium

Back in 2009, I had the chance to review the all-new fifth-generation Subaru Legacy, and the vehicle I reviewed was the 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium. Six years later, I found myself behind the wheel of the sixth-generation 2015 Legacy 2.5i Premium, which is all new for 2015 model year. As with the previous generation […]

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Armchair Executive: What New Safety Feature Would You Push To Be Mandatory In The US?

This is the weekly series where you, the Autosavant commentariat, are invited to take the reins of the auto industry, for at least as long as it takes you to write a comment. Itas all the responsibility, with none of the compensation! Almost a year ago plus a couple days, the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

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Armchair Executive: Why Even Bother With Auto Shows?

This is the weekly series where you, the Autosavant commentariat, are invited to take the reins of the auto industry, for at least as long as it takes you to write a comment. Itas all the responsibility, with none of the compensation! Scarcely a couple of weeks before opening day, news outlets received a terse […]

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Armchair Executive: What Would You Do If The New Car Market Imploded?

This is the weekly series where you, the Autosavant commentariat, are invited to take the reins of the auto industry, for at least as long as it takes you to write a comment. Itas all the responsibility, with none of the compensation! I grew up in a household which, by and large, respected the value […]

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Armchair Executive: Which Untapped Future Automotive Segments Are Ripe For The Picking?

Iad like to introduce a weekly series where you, the Autosavant commentariat, are invited to take the reins of the auto industry, for at least as long as it takes you to write a comment. Itas all the responsibility, with none of the compensation! We live in interesting times. Converging automotive technologies (like drivetrain electrification, […]

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NAIAS 2015 Day One Recap

Day one of the 2015 North American International Auto Show (or NAIAS, or the Detroit Auto Show) is behind us, and we’ve racked up a significant number of steps on our FitBit (13,462 and counting as of this writing) and have seen some awesome cars. You can get details from the press releases and other […]

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Book Review: Incredible Lego Technic Cars, Trucks, Robots & More

Editor’s Note: I have always loved Legos and have built hundreds of models over the years. I have shared that enthusiasm with my sons, ages nine and seven. When offered a chance to reviewA Incredible Lego Technic Cars, Trucks, Robots & More by Pawel “Sariel” Kmiec, I thought it would be fun to have my nine […]

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Cheese & Sausage Bread Bowl Dip

Guests can't resist this creamy, cheesy goodness presented in a sourdough bowl. I guarantee that the warm sausage and cheese dip will be the first appetizer to disappear at your next party. —Nadine Mesch, Mount Healthy, Ohio

Turkey Sliders with Sesame Slaw

I'm a fan of sliders, especially if they are Asian-inspired. Sweet Hawaiian rolls make them especially tasty. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois

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The Eco Oro Minerals v. Colombia Award: More Evidence that MST/FET Can't Be Salvaged

Over on Twitter, lots of people are talking about the recent investment arbitration award in Eco Oro Minerals v. Colombia. (For Investment Arbitrator Reporter subscribers, a summary of the tribunal's reasoning is here.) I've followed some of the Twitter discussion,...

Can Domestic Disputes Over Who Is the Legitimate Government of a Country Be Addressed at the WTO?

What happens if governments raise concerns at the WTO over whether a particular government is a legitimate one? Here is the U.S. statement at the March 26 DSB meeting as summarized in the official minutes: 1.2. The representative of the...

The Possibility of Another Section 301 Investigation on Chinese Trade Practices

At the end of the day on Friday, there were a number of news reports about the Biden administration considering a new Section 301 investigation on China, this time focusing on subsidies. Here's Bloomberg: The Biden administration is weighing a...

Introducing China Trade Monitor

As many of you know, I left Cato as of July 1. Since then, I've been working with my former Cato colleague Huan Zhu to set up a news/analysis website on China trade issues. It's called China Trade Monitor and...

ANZSIL International Economic Law Interest Group Workshop

From the ANZSIL International Economic Law Interest Group: The Co-Chairs of ANZSILas International Economic Law Interest Group, Dilan Thampapillai and Chris Riffel, are pleased to present the programme of this yearas workshop. The workshop on Monday, 6 Sept, will be...

Some Quick Reactions to the WTO Panel Report on U.S. - Safeguards on Photovoltaic Products

The WTO panel report on U.S. - Safeguards on Photovoltaic Products was circulated today. Here are a few reactions based on a very quick read of the report. First, it seems like kind of a big deal that a safeguard...

The Solar Safeguards Panel Report - Some First Reactions

The newly-released Panel Report in US a Solar Safeguard (WT/DS562/R) is of course notable in that, for the first time, a global safeguard measure challenged in WTO dispute settlement has fully survived panel review. A longstanding practice of imposing standards...

USMCA State-State DS Is Keeping Busy

Panel composition in a second USMCA dispute, on U.S. - Solar Safeguards, was recently announced (the first USCMA dispute panel to be composed was discussed here). The panelists are: Mario Matus, Chair, by agreement of the disputing Parties Jennifer Hillman,...

Trade, Executive Agreements and US Law: Invitation to Trouble?

It may not be a new idea, but recent developments remind me how the status of US trade agreements as executive agreements, and the consequent (lack of a) role for them in US domestic law, has hindered the United Statesa...

The Place of China in U.S. Foreign Policy After 9/11 and China's WTO Accession

Former State Department official Evan Feigenbaum was recently part of an oral history project on the George W. Bush presidency. I found his comments on that administration's initial focus on China in foreign policy but subsequent shift to the Middle...

Economic Sanctions, Nuclear Proliferation and Regional Stability: Whither Iran & the Biden Administration?

From its earliest days, restoring the Iran nuclear deal has been a priority of the Biden Administration. A signal foreign policy accomplishment of former US President Barack Obama, the deal involved Iran agreeing to concrete verifiable steps to constrain those...

Entries for the 2022 Hart SIEL-HART Prize in International Economic Law open in September 2021

This is from Hart and SIEL: ABOUT THE PRIZE The SIELaHart Prize is awarded every 2 years to an outstanding unpublished manuscript by an early career scholar in the field of International Economic Law and is sponsored by the Society...

A Possible Fifth MPIA Case

I previously noted the four WTO disputes where agreed procedures between the parties for using the Multi-Party Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement (MPIA) have been circulated (as well as an agreement to use Article 25 arbitration outside the context of the...

Guest Post: New Book on Climate Clubs and International Trade and Investment Law

This is a guest post from law professor Rafael Leal-Arcas Climate Clubs for a Sustainable Future: The role of international trade and investment law (Kluwer Law International, 2021), by Rafael Leal-Arcas (Queen Mary University of London). We know the science...

How Did the U.S. Set Tariffs When Unconstrained by Trade Agreements?

Here's an excerpt from a very interesting new paper by Doug Irwin and Anson Soderbery: What objective is a government trying to achieve in setting import tariffs? ... what factors would drive government behavior in the absence of such agreements...

Guest Post: New Book on Energy in International Trade Law

This is a guest post post from Anna Marhold, Assistant Professor at Leiden Law School Energy in International Trade Law: Concepts, Regulation and Changing Markets (Cambridge University Press 2021) by Anna Marhold (Leiden Law School) Against the backdrop of energy...

Commerce Secretary Raimondo on Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

If any doubts remained six months into the Biden Administration that the Administration would be any less protectionist or aBuy Americana oriented than its predecessor, they were largely laid to rest by recent comments from Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo in...

New World Trade Review Written/Video Debate on Carbon Border Adjustments

Many of you know Mona Paulsen as the Queen of Trade Law Archival Research, but she is also a scholarly tech innovator, having convinced the stodgy folks at Cambridge University Press to do a video discussion for a World Trade...

Guest Post: Will the EU CBAM Cover More Than What You Think? Complex Goods, System Boundaries, and Circumvention Under the Commissionas CBAM Proposal

This is a guest post from trade lawyers CA!ndido GarcAa Molyneux & Paul MertenskAPtter: On July 14, the European Commission presented its legislative proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (aCBAMa). This long-anticipated tool is intended to make importers pay...

The Battle of Ben & Jerry's-WTO Law as a New Front

One week ago, global ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's announced that the firm would no longer allow products to be sold under its brand in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OTP). Israel's continuing occupation of these territories is almost universally...

Per Capita Emissions vs. Manufacturing Emissions: Why Not Do Both?

In the Hindustan Times, trade lawyer RV Anuradha has an op-ed entitled "EUas CBAM, US Carbon Tax undermine international climate and trade laws." What particularly interested me was the description of an alternative focus for climate change mitigation efforts. Whereas...

The Beginning, End, and Imminence of Invoking Essential Security at the WTO

With the release of the latest US submission in United States-Origin Marking Requirement (DS597), it is worth thinking about one of the open questions of the GATT security exceptions in todayas climate a what does it mean to take action...

RCEP dispute settlement - Some observations

As a former WTO lawyer, I am always interested in comparing WTO procedures to those of other trade agreements. I have recently found myself dabbling in RCEPas dispute settlement provisions. While this is yesterdayas news, perhaps some readers who have...

Guest Post: Making the Rules of the Game with Prudence a Analysis of the EUas CBAM Proposal

This is a guest post from trade lawyer Bixuan Wu of the Hiways law firm: On July 14, the European Commission unveiled its ambitious aFit for 55a package, which includes the long-awaited legislative proposal on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)....

Krugman on Carbon Tariffs

Paul Krugman has a new op-ed on carbon tariffs that made sense in parts but puzzled me in other parts. Here is the part that I thought made sense: ... You can think of national policies designed to limit greenhouse...

How to begin to think about the WTO compatibility of the European Union CBAM

Widely leaked in various versions over the last weeks, the formal Commission proposals for carbon border adjustment have today been publically released. Already on social media, a debate has been unleashed (not surprisingly) about the WTO compatability of the proposals,...

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The Eco Oro Minerals v. Colombia Award: More Evidence that MST/FET Can't Be Salvaged

Over on Twitter, lots of people are talking about the recent investment arbitration award in Eco Oro Minerals v. Colombia. (For Investment Arbitrator Reporter subscribers, a summary of the tribunal's reasoning is here.) I've followed some of the Twitter discussion,...

Can Domestic Disputes Over Who Is the Legitimate Government of a Country Be Addressed at the WTO?

What happens if governments raise concerns at the WTO over whether a particular government is a legitimate one? Here is the U.S. statement at the March 26 DSB meeting as summarized in the official minutes: 1.2. The representative of the...

The Possibility of Another Section 301 Investigation on Chinese Trade Practices

At the end of the day on Friday, there were a number of news reports about the Biden administration considering a new Section 301 investigation on China, this time focusing on subsidies. Here's Bloomberg: The Biden administration is weighing a...

Introducing China Trade Monitor

As many of you know, I left Cato as of July 1. Since then, I've been working with my former Cato colleague Huan Zhu to set up a news/analysis website on China trade issues. It's called China Trade Monitor and...

ANZSIL International Economic Law Interest Group Workshop

From the ANZSIL International Economic Law Interest Group: The Co-Chairs of ANZSILas International Economic Law Interest Group, Dilan Thampapillai and Chris Riffel, are pleased to present the programme of this yearas workshop. The workshop on Monday, 6 Sept, will be...

Some Quick Reactions to the WTO Panel Report on U.S. - Safeguards on Photovoltaic Products

The WTO panel report on U.S. - Safeguards on Photovoltaic Products was circulated today. Here are a few reactions based on a very quick read of the report. First, it seems like kind of a big deal that a safeguard...

The Solar Safeguards Panel Report - Some First Reactions

The newly-released Panel Report in US a Solar Safeguard (WT/DS562/R) is of course notable in that, for the first time, a global safeguard measure challenged in WTO dispute settlement has fully survived panel review. A longstanding practice of imposing standards...

USMCA State-State DS Is Keeping Busy

Panel composition in a second USMCA dispute, on U.S. - Solar Safeguards, was recently announced (the first USCMA dispute panel to be composed was discussed here). The panelists are: Mario Matus, Chair, by agreement of the disputing Parties Jennifer Hillman,...

Trade, Executive Agreements and US Law: Invitation to Trouble?

It may not be a new idea, but recent developments remind me how the status of US trade agreements as executive agreements, and the consequent (lack of a) role for them in US domestic law, has hindered the United Statesa...

The Place of China in U.S. Foreign Policy After 9/11 and China's WTO Accession

Former State Department official Evan Feigenbaum was recently part of an oral history project on the George W. Bush presidency. I found his comments on that administration's initial focus on China in foreign policy but subsequent shift to the Middle...

Economic Sanctions, Nuclear Proliferation and Regional Stability: Whither Iran & the Biden Administration?

From its earliest days, restoring the Iran nuclear deal has been a priority of the Biden Administration. A signal foreign policy accomplishment of former US President Barack Obama, the deal involved Iran agreeing to concrete verifiable steps to constrain those...

Entries for the 2022 Hart SIEL-HART Prize in International Economic Law open in September 2021

This is from Hart and SIEL: ABOUT THE PRIZE The SIELaHart Prize is awarded every 2 years to an outstanding unpublished manuscript by an early career scholar in the field of International Economic Law and is sponsored by the Society...

A Possible Fifth MPIA Case

I previously noted the four WTO disputes where agreed procedures between the parties for using the Multi-Party Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement (MPIA) have been circulated (as well as an agreement to use Article 25 arbitration outside the context of the...

Guest Post: New Book on Climate Clubs and International Trade and Investment Law

This is a guest post from law professor Rafael Leal-Arcas Climate Clubs for a Sustainable Future: The role of international trade and investment law (Kluwer Law International, 2021), by Rafael Leal-Arcas (Queen Mary University of London). We know the science...

How Did the U.S. Set Tariffs When Unconstrained by Trade Agreements?

Here's an excerpt from a very interesting new paper by Doug Irwin and Anson Soderbery: What objective is a government trying to achieve in setting import tariffs? ... what factors would drive government behavior in the absence of such agreements...

Guest Post: New Book on Energy in International Trade Law

This is a guest post post from Anna Marhold, Assistant Professor at Leiden Law School Energy in International Trade Law: Concepts, Regulation and Changing Markets (Cambridge University Press 2021) by Anna Marhold (Leiden Law School) Against the backdrop of energy...

Commerce Secretary Raimondo on Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

If any doubts remained six months into the Biden Administration that the Administration would be any less protectionist or aBuy Americana oriented than its predecessor, they were largely laid to rest by recent comments from Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo in...

New World Trade Review Written/Video Debate on Carbon Border Adjustments

Many of you know Mona Paulsen as the Queen of Trade Law Archival Research, but she is also a scholarly tech innovator, having convinced the stodgy folks at Cambridge University Press to do a video discussion for a World Trade...

Guest Post: Will the EU CBAM Cover More Than What You Think? Complex Goods, System Boundaries, and Circumvention Under the Commissionas CBAM Proposal

This is a guest post from trade lawyers CA!ndido GarcAa Molyneux & Paul MertenskAPtter: On July 14, the European Commission presented its legislative proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (aCBAMa). This long-anticipated tool is intended to make importers pay...

The Battle of Ben & Jerry's-WTO Law as a New Front

One week ago, global ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's announced that the firm would no longer allow products to be sold under its brand in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OTP). Israel's continuing occupation of these territories is almost universally...

Per Capita Emissions vs. Manufacturing Emissions: Why Not Do Both?

In the Hindustan Times, trade lawyer RV Anuradha has an op-ed entitled "EUas CBAM, US Carbon Tax undermine international climate and trade laws." What particularly interested me was the description of an alternative focus for climate change mitigation efforts. Whereas...

The Beginning, End, and Imminence of Invoking Essential Security at the WTO

With the release of the latest US submission in United States-Origin Marking Requirement (DS597), it is worth thinking about one of the open questions of the GATT security exceptions in todayas climate a what does it mean to take action...

RCEP dispute settlement - Some observations

As a former WTO lawyer, I am always interested in comparing WTO procedures to those of other trade agreements. I have recently found myself dabbling in RCEPas dispute settlement provisions. While this is yesterdayas news, perhaps some readers who have...

Guest Post: Making the Rules of the Game with Prudence a Analysis of the EUas CBAM Proposal

This is a guest post from trade lawyer Bixuan Wu of the Hiways law firm: On July 14, the European Commission unveiled its ambitious aFit for 55a package, which includes the long-awaited legislative proposal on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)....

Krugman on Carbon Tariffs

Paul Krugman has a new op-ed on carbon tariffs that made sense in parts but puzzled me in other parts. Here is the part that I thought made sense: ... You can think of national policies designed to limit greenhouse...

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