Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press Updated 5:51 am PDT, Saturday, July 27, 2019 FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence, back left, Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Adm. Phil Davidson, center, and Rear Adm. Jon Kreitz, deputy director of the POW/MIA Accounting Agency, watch as military members carry transfer cases from a C-17 at a ceremony marking the arrival of the remains believed to be of American service members who fell in the Korean War at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. less FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence, back left, Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Adm. Phil Davidson, center, and Rear Adm. Jon Kreitz, deputy director of the POW/MIA ... more Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Image … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Mueller’s words twisted by Trump and more
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Pat Streeter winces a little when asked where she lives. “I don’t even want to tell anyone I live in a trailer home,” said Streeter, 64, sitting in the cramped office of Park Plaza in Fridley. “Oh, yes, there is a stigma. They see you as trailer trash.” That stigma is part of the reason Minnesota’s mobile home parks are dying off, recently losing about 300 individual plots per year. But Streeter is fighting back. She and her neighbors have banded together into a scrappy co-op which is being hailed as a model for saving the parks. Three trailer-friendly bills are in the Legislature, new allies have emerged, and Minnesota’s first new park in 22 years is being proposed for North Branch. At a time when it seems like every official from the governor on down is clamoring for affordable housing, proponents are asking: Why not promote the affordable housing you already have? “These are some of the most affordable living opportunities … [Read more...] about With affordable housing hard to come by, could trailer parks make a Twin Cities comeback?
Trade turnover touches US$100 billion in first quarter Vietnam’s total trade turnover amounted to US$100 billion between January and March 19, according to Vietnam Customs. Recently-released statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs show that the country raked in US$10.95 billion during the first half of March, with many export staples enjoying a sharp increase in value. The figure helped to lift the country’s total turnover of exports to US$47.05 billion by March 15, an on-year rise of 5.4 per cent. A number of exports recorded a strong rise in value across the reviewed period. They include telephones and components, garments and textiles, computers, electronic items and components, wood and wooden products, and means of transport and spare parts. Meanwhile, imports reached a total of US$21.3 billion during the first half of March, bringing the total import value to US$93.6 billion by March 15. The figure edged up to US$100 billion by March 19, a surge of … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 25/3
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Books Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Books | Putting Literary Miami on the Map Advertisement Supported by books territory “I knew that there was a sophistication here,” said Mitchell Kaplan, the owner of Books & Books, “because I witnessed what people were reading,” ByJordan Blumetti March 22, 2019 The Books & Books flagship It’s not just the historic setting (the building dates to 1927), the walls of reading material or the sun-drenched courtyard and cafe. There’s also a warmth and satisfaction in all that it represents. That’s the vision Mitchell Kaplan had in 1982 when he first opened the doors to what was a much smaller operation back then. Thirty-seven years, an international book fair and eight additional locations later, Kaplan is celebrated as the man who turned Miami into a book town, and … [Read more...] about Putting Literary Miami on the Map
Vietnam, New Zealand networking event discusses CPTPP The Vietnam Trade Office partnered with the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and the ASEAN-New Zealand Business Council to run the Vietnam-New Zealand Free Trade Breakfast last week, discussing various trade issues. The event gathered representatives from enterprises in Wellington and Auckland doing business in or have business transactions with Vietnam together with local trade promotion agencies. It provided an opportunity to network and hear directly from key figures in Vietnam and New Zealand to gain a better understanding of the benefits of the two countries’ trade relations, particularly as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is about to enter into force. Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to New Zealand Ta Van Thong gave the attendees an overview of Vietnam’s economy, its CPTPP commitments relating to the domestic business environment, and support … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 21/12