Feb 13, 2017

Big in Business: the Trump-Trudeau summit

Topic number one for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau when he visits the White House Monday will be trade. Trudeau has much less to lose than Mexico in a NAFTA reorganization, as a dissolution of the agreement would leave in place the terms of a U.S.-Canada deal inked in 1987 that would soften the blow a U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA would deal. On the other hand, a recent study shows that Canada's economy would suffer from passage of border-adjusted tax reform.

Swiss corporate tax reform shot down by voters: Swiss voters rejected a proposal to lower corporate taxes over the weekend, bucking the trend of ever-lower corporate income duties as countries vie to host economically auspicious multinational firms. The referendum corroborates the ascendency of populism in the West, and the movement's willingness to ruffle corporate feathers.

California plans the future of the auto industry

: Detroit car makers are hopeful that the Trump Administration will roll back new emissions standards put forth in the waning hours of the Obama Administration, but the EPA isn't the auto industry's most dogged regulator. California has stringent emissions standards of its own.Mary Nichols, the head of California' air-quality regulator,

told the Wall Street Journal

"California's vehicle future is electric." Given the size of California's market, the auto industry's is too.

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George Floyd updates

Protesters in Washington, D.C. on June 6. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

Thousands of demonstrators are gathering in cities across the U.S. and around the world to protest the killing of George Floyd. Huge crowds have assembled in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago for full-day events.

Why it matters: Twelve days of nationwide protest in the U.S. has built pressure for states to make new changes on what kind of force law enforcement can use on civilians and prompted officials to review police conduct.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. ET: 6,852,810 — Total deaths: 398,211 — Total recoveries — 3,071,142Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. ET: 1,917,080 — Total deaths: 109,702 — Total recoveries: 500,849 — Total tested: 19,778,873Map.
  3. Public health: Why the pandemic is hitting minorities harder — Coronavirus curve rises in FloridaHow racism threatens the response to the pandemic Some people are drinking and inhaling cleaning products in attempt to fight the virus.
  4. Tech: The pandemic is accelerating next-generation disease diagnostics — Robotics looks to copy software-as-a-service model.
  5. Business: Budgets busted by coronavirus make it harder for cities to address inequality Sports, film production in California to resume June 12 after 3-month hiatus.
  6. Education: Students and teachers flunked remote learning.

Why the coronavirus pandemic is hitting minorities harder

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The coronavirus’ disproportionate impact on black and Latino communities has become a defining part of the pandemic.

The big picture: That's a result of myriad longstanding inequities within the health care system and the American economy.