U.S. home builders created more than a million units of housing in 2016. Often, older homes are demolished to make way for the new buildings, and things like doors, floors, windows and more are thrown away. Arash Arabasadi reports from Washington on one nonprofit that reclaims old materials and gives back to the community.
In August, the United States began renegotiating NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, with Canada and Mexico, fulfilling a campaign promise made by President Donald Trump. While much of the focus is on manufacturing jobs, the 1994 NAFTA agreement provided a critical boost for U.S. agricultural exports, and as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, farmers are concerned about whether changes to the current agreement could hurt them financially.
Labor Day, celebrated Monday September 4 in the United States, was originally a celebration of the dignity of work, but it gradually evolved into a long weekend celebrating the unofficial end of summer. VOA’s Nikoleta Ilic reports on an exhibit at the National Museum of American History that portrays working Americans over the last 250 years.
Congress needs to combine $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with contentious increase in nation's borrowing limit, treasury secretary says, arguing it is needed to ensure storm victims in Texas get help they need
The world is pondering how to respond to North Korea's latest nuclear test on Sunday, its sixth and most powerful since 2006. Pyongyang has defied all international warnings by conducting the test despite a new set of United Nations sanctions. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.