Many shoppers believe there is no better place to buy fruits and vegetables than a farmers’ market. St. Paul Farmers’ Market in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been providing fresh vegetables for local shoppers for more than 150 years. These days the market is thriving with a diverse mix of immigrants and refugee vendors. In this report narrated by Carol Pearson, VOA’s June Soh takes you to one of the most vibrant farmers’ markets in the nation.
American labor unions are increasingly skeptical that President Donald Trump’s tariffs on countries like China will significantly increase manufacturing jobs, wages and conditions for workers in the U.S. The president began to impose 25 percent tariffs on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum in March. Since then, metal prices have increased by 30 percent and profits for American steel companies have soared. But VOA’s Brian Padden reports that union workers say they aren't sharing in it.
Provision in new USMCA specifies that if one of the current North American Free Trade Agreement partners enters a free trade deal with a 'non-market' country such as China, the others can quit in six months and form their own bilateral trade pact