The U.S.-China economic relationship is under pressure again with allegations from the House Intelligence Committee that two top Chinese telecom firms are security threats. China responded by saying the report could damage relations with the U.S.
A sharecropper's son, he was appointed to the central bank's board in 1966 and served into 1974. Brimmer went on to serve the nation in other ways, including as chairman of the Washington, D.C., Control Board.
The rise could spell good news for the economy if it means the crucial holiday shopping season will bring strong sales for retailers. It also might be an indicator of how voters will be feeling when they go to the polls.
Seaweed farms off the coast of Connecticut may provide financial relief for farmers and environmental benefits for the ocean, not to mention tasty inspiration for chefs. The plant is used in many products from biofuels to cosmetics. But the big question is: Will Americans eat the stuff?
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