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Pfizer reverses some drug price hikes in US after Trump tweet

New York — Pfizer has reversed price increases on some drugs following White House pressure and the US drugmaker on Wednesday pledged to decide soon whether to sell its consumer drugs business. A day after President Donald Trump threatened action on drug prices, and said on Twitter drug companies should be “ashamed” for boosting costs, […].....»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineJul 11th, 2018

Price Hikes Test Once-Unshakable Popularity of Philippine President

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - As Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte heads into a third year in office, a spike in consumer prices is testing the popularity of the tough-talking leader, who is best known.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News4 hr. 57 min. ago

Price Hikes Test Once-Unshakable Popularity of Philippine President

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - As Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte heads into a third year in office, a spike in consumer prices is testing the popularity of the tough-talking leader, who is best known.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News6 hr. 19 min. ago

China vows to hit back as US hikes tariffs anew

WASHINGTON, D.C.: China on Tuesday vowed to retaliate against the United States and warned of “uncertainty” in trade talks after US President Donald Trump targeted another $200 billion in Chinese imports with tariffs starting next week. Trump ratcheted up pressure on Beijing as the new round of levies will bring the amount of goods hit… link: China vows to hit back as US hikes tariffs anew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

China vows to hit back as US hikes tariffs anew

WASHINGTON, D.C.: China on Tuesday vowed to retaliate against the United States and warned of “uncertainty” in trade talks after US President Donald Trump targeted another $200 billion in Chinese imports with tariffs starting next week. Trump ratcheted up pressure on Beijing as the new round of levies will bring the amount of goods hit [...] The post China vows to hit back as US hikes tariffs anew appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

DTI to Hold Off Price Hikes for Basic Goods in Next 3 Months

The prices of basic goods such as water, sardines, noodles, among others will not increase in the next three months, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) assured on Wednesday. DTI Undersecretary Ruth Castelo allayed fears of consumers that rising inflation and the tax reform for acceleration and inclusion (TRAIN) law would also cause a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

De Lima questions use of gov’t funds under TRAIN Law

Sen. Leila de Lima on Thursday questioned the use of government funds following the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law. The detained senator added that the tax reform program led Filipinos to suffer from price hikes of goods and services. "Saan nga ba napupunta ang pondong nakukuha sa pagpataw ng mas mataas na buwis, kung kalbaryo lang naman ang hatid nito sa maraming Pilipino (Where did the funds from higher taxes go, which only brought suffering to the Filipino people)?" De Lima, a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, said in a dispatch from Camp Crame on Thursday. De Lima said the government could be using the reven...Keep on reading: De Lima questions use of gov’t funds under TRAIN Law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Yes, opposition really plotting…to bring down prices – Bam Aquino

Amid President Rodrigo Duterte's allegation that the opposition is conniving with other groups to oust him, Senator Bam Aquino said the opposition is actually plotting "Oplan Ginhawa" to solve the price hikes. "In the past few days, there has been talk about the opposition planning, colluding, talking about things that they want to do. Ngunit hindi po pagpapabagsak ng gobyerno ang pinaplano namin (But it's not the downfall of the government that we are plotting)," the senator said in a privilege speech on Wednesday. "Ang pinaplano namin ang pag-angat ng mga kababayan nating nasa laylayan ng lipunan (What we are planning is how to raise the standard of living of those in the margins...Keep on reading: Yes, opposition really plotting…to bring down prices – Bam Aquino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Pangilinan wants to file charges vs NFA chief

With the recent rice price hikes, Sen. Francis Pangilinan on Tuesday said he wants to file charges against National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Jason Aquino and not just to reappoint him to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

AP Fact Check: Trump’s disloyal official is not a traitor

WASHINGTON--- President Donald Trump is questioning whether one of his senior officials committed treason by going public about an effort within the administration to thwart his agenda and contain his "eccentric behavior." The answer is no. TRUMP: "TREASON?" --- tweet Wednesday. THE FACTS:The official who wrote anonymously in The New York Times about the "quiet resistance" against Trump is surely disloyal to the president but not a traitor in the legal sense. Says the Constitution: "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort." Note the "only." Treason is extremely narrowly...Keep on reading: AP Fact Check: Trump’s disloyal official is not a traitor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Manufacturers vow 3-month price freeze

Consumers can expect some reprieve from surging prices as manufacturers have agreed to hold off price hikes in the next three months, a trade official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

AP explains: What is online ‘shadow banning’?

  NEW YORK (AP) --- The sinister-sounding term "shadow banning" has been in play recently, mostly thanks to conservatives --- including President Donald Trump --- accusing Twitter and other technology companies of political bias. "Twitter 'SHADOW BANNING' prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints," the president tweeted on July 26. (His tweet was not accurate.) Here's a look at shadow banning and why it's now a political issue. HISTORY OF SHADOW BANNING Shadow bans started in the early days of online discussion groups and the tools used to police disruptive participants. Moderators could al...Keep on reading: AP explains: What is online ‘shadow banning’?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Asian markets sink as global trade concerns return

Asian markets started Monday on a negative note as trade tensions returned to the fore with Donald Trump eyeing fresh tariffs on a swathe of Chinese goods and NAFTA talks with Canada hitting a wall. The optimism that flowed through trading floors at the start of last week has been replaced by a now-familiar sense of dread after the US president hit out at Ottawa over the weekend as the two sides struggle to hammer out a new deal. In a tweet over the weekend, Trump threatened to exclude Canada from a new North American Free Trade Agreement after negotiations to rewrite the 25-year-old pact ended without an agreement Friday. He said there was "no political necessity to keep Canada...Keep on reading: Asian markets sink as global trade concerns return.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Egypt raises prices of foreigners’ passes into archaeological sites, museums

Cairo --- Egypt has raised the price of passes that allow foreign tourists entry into archaeological sites and museums in Cairo and Luxor. Thursday's statement by the Antiquities Ministry says the hikes, which take effect Nov. 1, affect the Cairo Pass and the standard Luxor Pass. Each will cost $100, up from $80, for regular visitors and $50, instead of $40, for students. It says the premium Luxor Pass, which includes access to the 19th-dynasty tombs of pharaoh Seti I and queen Nefertari, will cost $200, up from $160 and students will pay $100 instead of $80. Cash-strapped Egypt has been struggling to spur its tourism industry decimated by political turmoil following a 2011 upri...Keep on reading: Egypt raises prices of foreigners’ passes into archaeological sites, museums.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Fuel price hikes, traffic jams, and rising prices - Manila Bulletin

Fuel price hikes, traffic jams, and rising prices - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Trump takes on Google in complaints about social media

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump is promising to address what he says is the "very serious situation" of social media companies "suppressing" conservative voices and "hiding information" and good news. Trump has made similar complaints recently, but he targeted Google on Tuesday. Trump said in a pre-dawn tweet that included a typo that a search for "Trump News" on Google "shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD." He adds, "Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal?" Trump also claimed without evidence that 96 percent of the "Trump News" ...Keep on reading: Trump takes on Google in complaints about social media.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Trump nixed statement praising McCain – report

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Donald Trump rejected a statement prepared by his aides that praised John McCain, according to the Washington Post, underscoring the US president's enduring scorn for the late senator and war hero . While tributes have poured in highlighting the Arizona Republican's lifetime of service, Trump issued a single, terse tweet ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Oil price hike today

A new round of oil price hikes takes effect today.backslashbackslashTotal Philippines Corporation, Seaoil, PTT Philippines and Phoenix Petroleum Philippines will impose a P0.60 per liter increase in diesel, P0.10 per liter in gasoline and kerosene by P0.45 effective around 6 a.m. today.backslashbackslashSources from the Department of Energy said the continuing….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Trump knocks Michael Cohen in a tweet

WASHINGTON ---President Donald Trump says he wouldn't recommend his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Trump tweeted Wednesday: "If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of Michael Cohen!" Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges and implicated the president in his wrongdoing. Cohen said Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to fend off damage to his White House bid. Trump's former personal lawyer has information of interest to special counsel Robert Mueller handling the Russia probe. That's according to ...Keep on reading: Trump knocks Michael Cohen in a tweet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

More rate hikes likely as inflation peaks

Inflation will like get worse over the next two months, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas warned on Friday, but noted that relief from the unrelenting price hikes since the start of this year might f.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

More rate hikes possible as BSP sees Aug-Sept inflation peak

Nestor Espenilla Jr. --RICHARDA. REYES Inflation will likely get worse over the next two months, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas warned on Friday, but noted that relief from the unrelenting price h.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018