Despite President Trump’s efforts to bring back coal, a coal fired power plant and coal mine on the Navajo Nation face closures. Hundreds of Navajo people who have worked in the coal industry for generations are worried about their futures.
Cemex, the Mexico-based construction materials giant, said it hasn't bid for a contract with the U.S. government for the construction of a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border.
Arizona gave itself a raise in November. And so did Flagstaff. Now the City Council has amended the city’s minimum-wage law so it will have less of a compounded impact on employers.
Trade negotiations between the U.S., Mexico and Canada could begin at the end of 2017. Meanwhile, businesses in Arizona and south of the border are bracing for the outcome.
An agreement that dates back 11 U.S. presidents could serve as a template for future energy trade deals. The electric grid that powers tiny Sasabe, Arizona, provides power for an equally small town on the Mexican side of the line. The 50 year old cross-border agreement is being looked at as a model for cross border cooperation.
Flagstaff is divided over legislation voters passed in November to raise the minimum wage. It’s creating tension between friends and neighbors in town and people are boycotting certain businesses. Workers say they can’t survive without a higher wage, while business owners say their businesses won’t survive.
The former Mexican leader addresses the tensions between Mexico and the U.S, and recommends Donald Trump to visit Arizona.
President Donald Trump said he’ll renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. That has a lot of businesses that do cross border trade concerned. That includes some U.S. energy executives, though energy was excluded from NAFTA.
A lobbying group for the country’s biggest banks says they waste billions of dollars a year investigating suspicious activity. It’s now asking the Trump administration to change the way in which the finances of money launderers and terror groups are investigated.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary Jon Kelly made their first visit to Mexico this week.