US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said during NAFTA talks Wednesday that the government has certified that 700,000 Americans have lost their jobs because of the agreement. A USTR official said this was a conservative number that represents petitions related to job displacement during the first seven years of NAFTA, but Glenn Kessler writes that it doesn't represent net gains or losses and most economists believe trade policy simply changes the mix of jobs rather than the number.
Surfers must focus on being ready for the next wave without worrying too much about the great rides of other surfers, writes Antonio Neves. Similarly, professionals must stay ready for new opportunities and avoid the temptation to measure themselves against peers.
Presidential adviser Stephen Bannon is leaving the White House, sources report. The outspoken Bannon had long been at odds with other top aides to President Donald Trump.
A van drove into the crowd at a tourist spot in Barcelona on Thursday, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 people, including one American, and another vehicle attack in the coastal town of Cambrils, Spain, killed one. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility but hasn't produced proof.
If President Donald Trump stopped using Twitter, the company could lose as much as $2 billion, or almost one-fifth of its value, Monness Crespi Hardt & Co. analyst James Cakmak said. "There is no better free advertising in the world than the president of the United States," he said.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday rejected claims that there is no military solution to North Korea's nuclear missile threats, while also noting that diplomacy remains the preferred option. "We are prepared, we're prepared militarily, we're prepared with our allies to respond militarily," he said.
An environment of trust, appreciation and innovation helps people be happy and perform effectively and creatively, writes Larry Senn. Encourage others to be open to change, foster open communications and recognize successes.
Limit distractions from Slack by turning off desktop notifications and using the Do Not Disturb or Snooze features, say members of the Young Entrepreneur Council. You can also set up a channel specifically for nonwork chatter, says Solomon Thimothy of OneIMS.
With the world increasingly conducting business and commerce online, customers have a low level of trust because they don't trust how their data is used but feel they have no other choices, writes Susan Etlinger of Altimeter Group, one of many respondents to a report on internet trust. Nearly half of the responses collected by Pew Research Center and Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center expressed optimism that trust will improve over the next decade.
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