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US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump tweeted his decision to not endorse the commitment with fellow G7 nations, just hours after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that all seven countries had signed the agreement, despite trade tensions.

The president went on to criticize Trudeau claiming that the prime minister "acted so meek and mild during [the G7] meetings." Trump blamed the reversal on a news conference the Canadian leader gave following Trump's departure saying, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting," calling the PM "Very dishonest & weak... Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"

The intrigue: That last line could perk up ears at the World Trade Organization, as the White House had been saying that the U.S. tariffs are based on national security concerns. It was already a controversial justification, and Trump's tit-for-tat tweet creates new ammo for critics.

Go deeper: A new era of global trade wars

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Hybrid work now dominates the knowledge economy

llustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, most knowledge workers are in hybrid work arrangements, partly remote and partly in-office, a new survey finds.

By the numbers: 58% said they now work this way, in a survey of around 10,000 knowledge workers from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan, conducted last November by Future Forum, a research group backed by Slack.

Rents hit all-time high

Data: Zumper; Chart: Axios Visuals

The national median price of a one-bedroom rental apartment in January was up 12% year-over-year, to $1,374 — an all-time high, per Zumper, an online apartment rental site.

Why it matters: Inflation is taking a bigger bite out of people's paychecks these days not only in food and gasoline, but also in housing costs.

A pandemic victim: Ethical supply chains

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Over the last decade, global companies have put in place elaborate policies to ensure their suppliers protect worker safety and human rights. They're struggling to comply with those policies in the pandemic.

Driving the news: COVID-era disruptions have caused a spike in noncompliance with health and safety rules, according to new data from Qima, which audits supply chains.