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EU Backs Rules to Put Brakes on Foreign-State Funded Takeovers

The European Union hammered out a draft agreement on sweeping new rules aimed at preventing foreign firms -- such as those from China -- from abusing state subsidies to scoop up EU businesses or undercut rivals for big procurement contracts in the bloc.

Key US Ports Brace for Expiration of Dockworker Union Contract

A labor contract for 22,000 US West Coast dockworkers is on the verge of expiring, opening the door to strikes, lockouts or work stoppages—but both sides still appear willing to avoid such disruptions amid the busiest season of the year for shipping.

Fuel Flows Show How Jones Act Hobbles US Energy Self-Sufficiency

June is set to be a bumper month for both US fuel exports and imports in a stunning illustration of just how much a century-old shipping law has crimped the country’s ability to supply itself with gasoline and diesel despite being a supply hub for fuel-starved global markets.

EU’s Sefcovic Says He Won’t Contemplate Hard Border in Ireland

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Maros Sefcovic said he won’t contemplate a hard border on the island of Ireland, while suggesting that the UK’s plan to override the part of the Brexit deal governing trade in Northern Ireland may harm European cooperation with Britain on financial services.

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