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China hits back on tariffs, and Boeing weighs in

China took less than 24 hours to respond to proposed U.S. tariffs with a 106-item list of its own that could affect $50 billion worth of U.S. imports, potentially including some of Boeing’s 737 airplanes. The impact on Boeing isn’t yet clear, and the … Continue reading

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U.S. proposes tariffs on $50B in Chinese imports

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative today rolled out a list of $50 billion worth of Chinese-made goods that could be hit by import tariffs, marking the latest volley in what some fear could turn into a trade war. The items … Continue reading

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Spending bill contains good news for science

The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill approved by Congress today preserves several of the scientific initiatives that the Trump administration wanted to kill, including a West Coast earthquake warning system and the WFIRST space telescope. It may not be popular with Senate … Continue reading

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Policymakers say they need to be smarter about AI

It’s high time for government officials to get up to speed on the promise and potential pitfalls of artificial intelligence, two U.S. senators leading the charge said today. “I think we’re entering an age where artificial intelligence is going to … Continue reading

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NASA’s acting chief says he’ll retire in April

Robert Lightfoot, who has been serving as NASA’s acting administrator since the start of the Trump administration, says he’ll be retiring at the end of next month. His departure after more than a year of caretaker duty could open the power vacuum … Continue reading

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White House, Boeing reach $3.9B Air Force One deal

The White House says President Donald Trump has struck an “informal deal” with Boeing on a $3.9 billion fixed-price contract for two new Air Force One planes. “Thanks to the president’s negotiations, the contract will save the taxpayers more than … Continue reading

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Space council targets regulations – and China

Space industry deregulation, and the potential perils posed by China’s space program, shared the spotlight at today’s meeting of the National Space Council, presided over by Vice President Mike Pence. Commercial space ventures and NASA’s vision for deep-space exploration also … Continue reading

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