President Donald Trump's tweet about North America's bid for the 2026 World Cup, which could include games played in Philadelphia, caused FIFA to point to its guidelines about not using political influence to try and secure the event. On Thursday, Trump tweeted that the United States, Mexico and Canada had put together a "STRONG" pitch to host the World Cup, which is held every four years. "It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the U.S. bid," Trump tweeted. "Why should we be supporting these countries when they don’t support us (including at the United Nations)?" The U.S. has put together a STRONG bid w/ Canada & Mexico for the 2026 World Cup. It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the U.S. bid. Why should we be supporting these countries when they don’t support us (including at the United Nations)?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2018 FIFA provided a statement to … [Read more...] about Did Trump put North America’s 2026 World Cup bid in jeopardy?
By Ileana Najarro Published 10:57 am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Photo: Bill Montgomery Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Containers await their next journey at Port Houston's docks. Containers await their next journey at Port Houston's docks. Photo: Bill Montgomery Port Houston named best seaport in North America 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Asia Cargo News named Port Houston the best seaport in North America, according to the port's executive director, Roger Guenther. Ten thousand shippers and industry experts participated in the publication's survey with Port Houston coming out on top. RELATED: International trade buoyed Houston economy during energy slump — report The designation came on the heels of "another strong month" for the port, Guenther said. He reported that steel imports increased by 17 percent … [Read more...] about Port Houston named best seaport in North America
MIAMI — A gigantic $4 billion retail and entertainment complex won government approval this week after years of debate, greenlighting what promises to be the largest mall in North America, just a few miles from the environmentally sensitive Everglades. The Miami-Dade County Commission voted 9-1 on Thursday to approve American Dream Miami, which would be built on 175 acres of now vacant land at the busy confluence of Interstate 75 and Florida’s Turnpike, northwest of Miami International Airport. Plans call for hundreds of retail shops and restaurants, but the developers don’t want people to call it a mall. They’re pointing to its planned theme-park attractions such as an indoor ski slope, submarine ride, water park and skating rink, along with 2,000 hotel rooms. “We’re not building a mall. We’re not in the mall business,” said Don Ghermezian, president of Canada-based developer Triple Five. “This is a park that is meant to compete … [Read more...] about Proposed Miami complex would eclipse MOA as North America’s largest mall
BERLIN (Reuters) – German sportswear firm Adidas <ADSGn.DE> reported better-than-expected first-quarter net profit on Thursday as sales grew rapidly in China and North America, although its Reebok business continued to struggle. Kasper Rorsted, who took over as chief executive in 2016 after a series of profit warnings, has put a stronger focus than his predecessor Herbert Hainer on improving profitability at Adidas, which still lags bigger rival Nike <NKE.N>. Net profit rose 17 percent to 542 million euros ($650 million) as sales grew a currency-adjusted 10 percent to 5.55 billion euros. The net profit figure exceeded an average analyst forecast for 510 million euros in a Reuters poll, but sales were slightly shy of consensus for 5.59 billion. Adidas said sales had risen 21 percent in North America, where it has been taking market share from Nike and Under Armour <UAA.N>, and 26 percent in greater China, but fell 16 percent in Russia. Ecommerce sales rose 27 … [Read more...] about North America and China drive Adidas growth but Reebok slips
For an essential guide to the city, sign up for How to Boston, Boston.com’s weekly culture and lifestyle newsletter. Southwest Airlines was named the best airline in America by TripAdvisor users in the travel website’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Dallas-based airline, which flies out of Logan International Airport, ranked No. 1 for airline travel in the North America region. The airline also placed sixth among the best airlines in the world — the only U.S.-based carrier on that list — and was named the best airline for economy class in North America. Southwest, which has been serving customers at Logan since 2009, offers up to 41 departures a day to 16 different cities from Boston: Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Baltimore; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Missouri; Milwaukee; Nashville, Tennessee; New Orleans; Orlando, Florida; St. Louis; and Tampa, Florida. “We … [Read more...] about This is the best airline in North America, according to TripAdvisor users