E-commerce: Facebook launches the Business Suite application for SMEs

Technology: Facebook is continuing its strategy of developing e-commerce on its platforms, by designing new tools for businesses. Facebook is launching a new application for small businesses, allowing you to manage professional pages or profiles on both Facebook and Instagram.  Facebook Business Suite The tool is called "Facebook Business Suite". The platform explains that this app allows businesses to post to Facebook and Instagram at the same time, and manage and receive messages, notifications and alerts in one place. The interface will also measure engagement, visualizing the tool's metrics through an information tab on Facebook and Instagram.

"We first designed Facebook Business Suite for small businesses, but it's a long-term investment, and we hope to make it the primary interface for businesses of all sizes that use Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp," Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg said in a blog post yesterday. “Th…

U.S. relies on Mexico and Canada to help export coal

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said Friday that Canada and Mexico could help export American coal to Asia to circumvent shipping blockages by west coast states concerned about the impact of fuel on climate change.
 

U.S. relies on Mexico and Canada to help export coal

Dan Brouillette said he expects the two American neighbors to offer coal export opportunities in negotiations that could be facilitated by the new North American trade agreement, the United States- Mexico-Canada, or USMCA, that President Donald Trump signed last month.

"This is why the USMCA was so important," said the secretary at an Atlantic Council event in Washington. "We hope to work more closely with Mexico and Canada to find export facilities to transport coal from Wyoming" and from other states in the United States to Asia and other world markets.

Wyoming is one of the major coal-producing states in the United States, but exports have been hampered.

The states of California, Washington and Oregon have blocked permits for coal ports due to concerns about the impact of coal on climate change. Some US lawmakers have complained about a lack of environmental standards in the USMCA.

"Nevertheless, that will not prevent the administration from working with our colleagues from Canada and Mexico to seek out these types of opportunities," said Dan Brouillette.


Following his meeting with Jason Kenney, the Conservative Premier of the province of Alberta in western Canada, he said, "We had an in-depth conversation on the same subject. I think there is a lot of interest in doing this from Canadians. "

Jason Kenney spokeswoman Christine Myatt said that "Canada's ports and railways are constitutionally under federal authority, as is bilateral cross-border trade."

US government continues to subsidize coal-fired power plants

The Canadian province of the west coast of British Columbia already exports American coal. If there was an agreement between Washington and Ottawa to increase shipments, the coal would likely be sent from Alberta to a port in British Columbia.


Mexico’s Energy Secretary Rocio Nahle’s office has yet to comment.

The Trump administration has tried to help coal mining companies suffering from the glut of cheap natural gas. Coal-fired electricity generation in the United States last year fell to the lowest level since 1975.

The Department of Energy will fund up to € 58.5 million for research and development to make its coal-fired power plants more efficient.