LISTEN: Michael Bidwill, AZ Cardinals President The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The eyes of the sports world are focused squarely on the Valley.With the Super Bowl in town, thousands of fans, celebrities and media members have made their way to Phoenix this week. Those who haven’t are paying close attention to everything leading up to Sunday’s matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.So, how is Arizona doing in its third time as Super Bowl host?“I think we’ve done an amazing job, we’ve really risen to the occasion,” Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill told Doug and Wolf Friday morning on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.. “There are so many people that understand this is ‘Team Arizona’ and we’ve all got to get together and do our part to make this the most fan friendly Super Bowl and the best Super Bowl this can be for Arizona. “I think we’ve done it.”With the game located at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, other parts of the Valley have cashed in on Super Bowl fever — which is a big change from the last time the NFL’s championship was decided in Arizona seven years ago.“I think (people) are blown away with what we’re doing in downtown Phoenix,” Bidwill said. “Last time we had the game, it was 2008 and it was a construction zone in dowtown Phoenix. A lot of the owners stayed at the Hyatt, and they weren’t really impressed. The convention center that we’re sitting in today didn’t exist. “I spoke to them last night, we had a dinner party for all the owners and I got a lot of tremendous feedback.”Bidwill singled out Verizon Super Bowl Central, a 12-block area featuring food, entertainment and attractions in the heart of downtown, as a real boon to the state’s hosting efforts.“Our city and our state are shining right now.” Your browser does not support the audio element.
Trump’s tariffs on Mexico won’t derail new NAFTA deal, top White House officials insist But, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were ‘blindsided’ when Trump made the decision, sources said Join the conversation → Twitter Amanda Becker and Valerie Volcovici More Trump’s surprise tariff threat to Mexico threatens new NAFTA deal Facebook A woman walks towards Mexico from San Ysidro, California on May 31, 2019.Ariana Drehsler/AFP/Getty Images Share this storyTrump’s tariffs on Mexico won’t derail new NAFTA deal, top White House officials insist Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Sponsored By: Email Comment Here’s how Trump’s Mexico tariffs would impact the U.S. economy Why Trump’s tariffs on Mexico would materially hurt North America’s entire auto sector Related Stories June 3, 20199:52 AM EDT Filed under News Economy Reuters Reddit What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation WASHINGTON — Top administration officials said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on Mexican imports would not interfere with the finalization of a North American trade pact and were designed to force Mexico’s hand in immigration talks.Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff, said on “Fox News Sunday” that the tariffs were “not interrelated” with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, known as the USMCA, awaiting approval by the U.S. Congress. He expected a 5 per cent tariff on all Mexican goods to take effect on June 10 because “the president is deadly serious about fixing the situation at the southern border.”Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan said the tariffs would not worsen Mexico’s economic situation and drive more migrants over the border but instead incentivize Mexico to curtail the flow of Central American immigrants that cross through on the way to the United States. Kevin Carmichael: Trump and trade wars loom over sunny economic outlook Why Trump’s tariffs on Mexico would materially hurt North America’s entire auto sector Here’s how Trump’s Mexico tariffs would impact the U.S. economy “We need Mexico to step up and do more. And these crossings into Mexico are happening at a 150-mile stretch of their southern border,” McAleenan said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “This is a controllable area. We need them to put their authorities down there and interdict these folks before they make this route all the way to the U.S.”McAleenan said that he wanted Mexico to bolster its own immigration screenings along the country’s southern border, to crack down on the networks that are transporting the migrants throughout Mexico and to enable more migrants to wait in Mexico while they apply for asylum in the United States.Mexico’s Economy Minister Graciela Marquez said on Sunday she would meet with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington on Monday, two days before the neighbouring countries are due to discuss the prospect of tariffs on Mexican goods.The meetings follow Trump’s move last week to overrule the advice of his top two trade advisers and abruptly impose tariffs on Mexico.Trump, who is eager to use immigration as an issue for his 2020 re-election campaign, as he did during his 2016 White House bid, has grown increasingly agitated about the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border.In April, U.S. border officers apprehended nearly 99,000 people crossing the U.S. southern border, the highest monthly figure since 2007.Trump called Mexico an “abuser” on Twitter on Sunday and said if they do not “stop the invasion” along the U.S.-Mexico border they will face tariffs.U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were both “blindsided” when Trump made the tariff decision, with Lighthizer worried it could complicate approval of the USMCA agreement by Congress, sources told Reuters.The Trump administration has made passing the trade agreement a priority. After Trump’s announcement on Thursday, a top U.S. Chamber of Commerce official said it was “definitely a roadblock to securing passage of USMCA.”The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said last week that it will not be administering the Mexico tariffs, as it has done for duties levied on some US$250 billion of Chinese goods in Trump’s trade war with Beijing. A spokesman referred questions about the Mexico tariffs to the Department of Homeland Security, which will be the lead agency in the effort.Trump felt that tariffs have forced Mexico to respond to U.S. trade concerns in the past and his decision to embrace the tactic was supported by Stephen Miller, his hawkish immigration adviser, administration officials told Reuters.Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has predicted that Trump would ease up on his demands and Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said last week he had begun negotiating with officials in Washington.© Thomson Reuters 2019 0 Comments advertisement Featured Stories ← Previous Next →