A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations 

Business and Economics

Trump administration widens net for immigrant deportation (BBC)

U.S. stocks powered to new records by energy shares (MarketWatch)

Business rates: pressure grows for total rethink on controversial tax (The Guardian)

German stocks would thrive if Le Pen wins the French election, and survive if not: JPMorgan (CNBC)

Germany overtakes UK to become fastest-growing G7 economy in 2016 – as it happened (The Guardian)

Germany’s 2-year yield plunges to a record low amid political uncertainty in France (Business Insider)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Are robots or Mexicans to blame for U.S. job losses? (CBS News)

Schulz makes left turn in German election race against Merkel (DW)

Trump issues first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents (Reuters)

Pence preaches American consistency, not upheaval (Politico)

Priebus and Bannon push back on the idea they are warring forces (Politico)

Turkey coup: 136 diplomats and relatives seek Germany asylum (BBC News)

Trump repeats call for US nuclear supremacy (BBC News)

Society, Culture & Politics

President Trump tours National Museum of African American History & Culture (New York Daily News)

Bathroom Case Puts Transgender Student on National Stage (NY Times)

German state bans burqa in schools and government buildings as part of ‘Christian values’ (The Independent)

Uber blasted by investors for ‘toxic’ culture (USA Today)