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Fox tests tariff-free trade and nets Brexit backlash

Fox tests tariff-free trade and nets Brexit backlash

Business
By Adam Parsons, business correspondent For years now, people have been suggesting that Britain might leave behind the European Union, forget all tariffs and create a new way of trading with the world.The idea is that cheap imports would drive down prices for domestic and business consumers. That the threat of being beaten by low-prices Chinese rivals would make British businesses become more efficient, or perhaps provoke them into moving into other areas.It is, in some respects, the very acme of a capitalist model - that we put ourselves at the mercy of the economic tides of the world. If a British industry can't compete with global competitors then it withers.If that sounds brutal, that's because it is.Patrick Minford, the economist whose work influence...
U.S. Navy tests two-ship littoral combat group with South America deployment

U.S. Navy tests two-ship littoral combat group with South America deployment

Business
Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy personnel returned home after practicing a two-ship pairing exercise for future use by amphibious squadrons and ground troops. The Navy last month deployed a new ship pairing of a destroyer and an amphibious transport dock to test a new concept that could serve as a formation in future operations. "We safely and successfully conducted our mission," Capt. Ken Coleman, LCG-1 commodore, said in a press release. "I give full credit to our tremendous sailors and Marines. They demonstrated outstanding readiness, tactical expertise and represented our nation and Navy with great pride and professionalism." The transporter USS Somerset, the destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Peru deployed together as Littoral Combat Group 1 in No...
Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Health
A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn't correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity and potency of legal cannabis. California broadly legalized marijuana at the start of the year, and mandatory testing began in July 1. During the first two months the failure rate was about 20 percent, but state data collected through November showed improvement — about 14 percent of nearly 24,000 products were blocked from store shelves by tests. Cannabis-infused cookies, candies and tinctures continued having the most trouble in test labs: About 26 percent were rejected, though that also was an improved rate compared to the...
'Urban island' heat tests Phoenix, other large cities

'Urban island' heat tests Phoenix, other large cities

Technology
When temperatures soar as they have this week in downtown Phoenix, homeless people ride the air-conditioned light rail to avoid a heat so brutal it killed 155 people in the city and surrounding areas last year. An occasional siren wails as paramedics rush to help people sick from the heat. Already devilishly hot for being in the Sonoran desert, Arizona's largest city is also an "urban heat island," a phenomenon that pushes up temperatures in areas covered in heat-retaining asphalt and concrete. Phoenix on Wednesday recorded a sweltering 116 degrees (46 Celsius), setting a new high for the date. Phoenix officials say they are tackling urban warming, monitoring downtown temperatures, planting thousands of trees and capturing rainwater to cool off public spaces. Elsewhere, Chicago maintains...
KC-46 tanker aircraft completes flight tests ahead of first delivery

KC-46 tanker aircraft completes flight tests ahead of first delivery

Business
July 13 (UPI) -- The KC-46 Pegasus has successfully completed its final flight tests, setting the stage for delivery of the first aircraft to the U.S. Air Force in late October. The joint Boeing and Air Force team tested the Remote Vision System and completed tanker aircraft refueling certifications for the F-16 Fighting Falcon and C-17 Globemaster III, the Air Force announced Friday. The testing also included the KC-46 being refueled by the current KC-135 Stratotanker, which fulfills minimum qualifications for delivery of the aircraft. "With this milestone complete, the test program has demonstrated a level of maturity that positions Boeing to deliver, and the Air Force to accept, an aircraft by the end of October 2018," Air Force service acquisition executive Dr. Will Roper said in a p...