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Australia is out of recession. Now it needs to avoid a trade war with China

Australia’s economy is growing again after the coronavirus pandemic pushed it into its first recession in three decades. Now the country has to keep its precarious recovery on track while juggling a worsening relationship with China, its biggest export market. The Australian economy grew 3.3% in the three months ended September compared to the prior…MORE

Walmart scraps shipping minimum for subscription service in move to take on Amazon

Walmart is dropping its $35 minimum shipping threshold on online orders for its membership program Walmart+, a move that could make the offering more competitive with Amazon Prime. Walmart said Wednesday that orders for members on items such as electronics, clothing, toys and other merchandise shipped through Walmart’s fulfillment centers will no longer carry a…MORE

Hispanic lawmakers urge Biden to pick Lujan Grisham for HHS

Hispanic lawmakers urge Biden to pick Lujan Grisham for HHS

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team lobbying for New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to be nominated for the role of health and human services secretary. The letter, signed by 32 members of Congress, including Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro, a Texas Democrat, commends Biden…MORE

Trump talks of ‘another four years’ during White House Christmas reception

Trump talks of ‘another four years’ during White House Christmas reception

President Donald Trump talked during a Christmas reception at the White House on Tuesday about spending four more years in office — whether that starts in January 2021 or January 2025, according to a source familiar with his comments. “It’s been an amazing four years,” Trump told the room, filled with many people not wearing…MORE

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