Deere & Co., the world's largest maker of agricultural equipment, is concerned that rising trade tensions between the U.S. and other countries could affect sales of its signature green-and-yellow tractors and combines. While U.S. tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum will have a financial impact on the company, Deere is "much more worried" about possible trade retaliation targeting American agricultural products, Chief Executive Officer Sam Allen said.
ROUND ROCK, Texas - The suspected serial bomber who terrorized Austin with a slew of exploding packages died early Wednesday after detonating another explosive device in his vehicle as Austin police closed in on him, Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley confirmed.
For decades, actor Steven Seagal has cultivated numerous images: the macho star of dozens of action movies, a martial arts expert turned vigilante cop, a would-be blues musician and an alleged Tibetan Buddhist guru leading New Age retreats. In recent months, however, Seagal is facing scrutiny for an entirely different reason: as a Hollywood figure accused by multiple people of sexual misconduct.
WASHINGTON - Betsy DeVos said something somewhat astounding Tuesday for a U.S. education secretary. DeVos testified before a House appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill and was challenged on her 2019 budget proposal - with not only Democrats but Republicans opposed to some key provisions. They also challenged her on comments she made during a recent tough "60 Minutes" interview. DeVos testified for more than two hours about a range of subjects, including:
The officer who fired at a student gunman at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning is Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, a 34-year-old St. Mary's County sheriff's deputy with SWAT training who regularly provided security at the school.
BUENOS AIRES - The U.S. treasury secretary told global finance ministers Tuesday, March 20, that the Trump administration would press ahead with a range of trade restrictions on numerous U.S. allies, rebuffing calls to scale back the White House's protectionist agenda despite intensifying resistance and threats of retaliation.
Amazon.com has looked at the possibility of expanding its retail footprint by acquiring some locations from bankrupt Toys "R" Us Inc., according to people with knowledge of the situation. The online giant isn't interested in maintaining the Toys "R" Us brand, but has considered using the soon-to-be-vacant spaces for its own purposes, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private.
A New York judge said Tuesday that a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump related to an allegation that he sexually harassed a former "Apprentice" contestant may go forward.
A student opened fire at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland Tuesday morning, March 20, critically injuring two other students before he was confronted by a school resource officer, according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. The officer and gunman exchanged fire in a hallway, authorities said. They said the gunman was mortally wounded, but it was not clear if he was shot by the officer or hit by his own round at the school 70 miles south of Washington, D.C.
U.K. lawmakers have requested Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg give evidence as part of an ongoing inquiry into how the world's largest social-media platform handles fake news. The formal request arrives as privacy watchdogs across Europe plot their next steps in the wake of a scandal over the British firm accused of harvesting Facebook user profiles in its work for Donald Trump's presidential campaign.