Paul Wiseman, Martin Crutsinger and Christopher Rugaber, Ap Economics Writers Updated 12:58 pm PDT, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Tensions between the world’s two biggest economies intensified over the last week. The Trump administration more than doubled tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports and spelled out plans to target the $300 billion worth that aren’t already facing 25% taxes. The Chinese have punched back by upping tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. imports. less FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Tensions between the ... more Photo: Andy Wong, AP … [Read more...] about US, China trade conflict was 20 years in the making
Lynn Elber Associated Press Published 7:27 AM EDT May 15, 2019 New York – ABC’s entertainment president said “Fresh Off the Boat” star Constance Wu’s job is safe despite her online rant. The “Crazy Rich Asians” star posted an expletive-filled complaint last week when the comedy’s renewal was announced. No thought was given to recasting Wu’s role as the sitcom’s mom, network executive Karey Burke told a teleconference Tuesday. More: Tiffany Haddish, stability mark ABC’s 2019-20 schedule Burke said she’s choosing to believe Wu’s most recent comment, that she’s happy to return to “Fresh Off the Boat.” But pitching ABC’s lineup to advertisers later Tuesday, the network executive couldn’t resist a dig. “Fresh Off the Boat” will air Friday nights, Burke said, “still starring Constance Wu.” Wu has apologized for what she called … [Read more...] about ABC: Constance Wu’s ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ job safe after rant
Lynn Elber Associated Press Published 7:21 AM EDT May 15, 2019 New York – With the TV industry in flux, ABC entertainment chief Karey Burke said a goal for the network’s 2019-20 schedule is something network audiences might welcome – familiarity. There are newcomers, notably Tiffany Haddish, and inevitable cancellations. But ABC said next season represents the lightest hand in more than a decade. “Viewers love our shows and we are listening to the audience. So this year we’re not trying to jam them with too many messages and too many new shows to watch,” said Burke, presenting her first schedule since being named to the position last November. Although ABC had a “tough” start last fall, she said, a ratings rebound since January justifies the approach. That means nurturing the shows in place, such as long-time ABC successes “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Bachelor” and not “putting on something new for … [Read more...] about Tiffany Haddish, stability mark ABC’s 2019-20 schedule
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... AlertMe BEIJING — China’s burgeoning space program achieved a lunar milestone on Thursday: landing a probe on the mysterious and misnamed “dark” side of the moon. Exploring the cosmos from that far side of the moon, which people can’t see from Earth, could eventually help scientists learn more about the early days of the solar system and maybe even the birth of the universe’s first stars. ADVERTISEMENTSkip Three nations — the United States, the former Soviet Union and more recently China — all have sent spacecraft to the side of the moon that faces Earth, but this landing is the first on the far side. That side has been observed many times from lunar orbit, but never up close. The China National Space Administration said the 10:26 a.m. … [Read more...] about China lunar probe sheds light on the ‘dark’ side of the moon
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Adam Vaccaro Globe Staff January 02, 2019 Pete Seweryn’s commute between Roslindale Square and the Orange Line station at Forest Hills became noticeably faster last spring, when Boston banned parking on the inbound side of Washington Street during the morning rush and replaced it with a dedicated space for MBTA buses.“I’ve noticed a big difference. It’s probably shaved off a good 15 or 20 minutes,” Seweryn said. “Before, you’d just creep along and it would take forever, so it’s definitely a big improvement.”Hailed by both the city and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority as a simple but significant transit improvement that can be replicated across the region, the Roslindale bus lane has been a boon to thousands of daily bus riders in southwest Boston who now cruise past stalled auto traffic each … [Read more...] about Boston’s new bus-only lanes are an improvement. But who will pay for them?