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Trade talk amid tariff turbulence

Trade talk amid tariff turbulence

May 6, 2019
You could say the trade war is back on after President Donald Trump’s tweets announcing potential tariff hikes. We break down what that might mean for American trade. Plus, is Uber a viable substitute for public transit?
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My Economy

My Economy: Dealing with trade uncertainty

by Daniel Shin and Sean McHenry May 6, 2019
Todd Adams just wants to see an end to trade and tariff volatility between the U.S. and China.
"I can’t say that we’ve shifted any more manufacturing back to the U.S. based on the tariff," said Todd Adams, president of stainless steel manufacturing company Sanitube, about last year's steel tariff. Above, a steel market in China in 2018.
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Trade showdown

Will higher tariffs on Chinese goods lead to inflation?

by Justin Ho May 6, 2019
Inflation has been too quiet, according to some economists.
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Trade showdown

Trump’s tariff threat puts China’s leader in a bind

by Scott Tong May 6, 2019
In Beijing, President Donald Trump’s new threat to hike tariffs on Chinese goods has not gone over well. Stocks fell 5% in one Chinese stock exchange, 7.4% in another, and the currency tumbled. Politically, this puts Chinese leaders in a…
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 9: U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia.
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Remote offices find creative workarounds as more Americans stay home

by Meghan McCarty Carino May 6, 2019
Some companies are completely doing away with the physical office. But that doesn't mean skipping the water cooler chit-chat.
A home office. The number of non-self-employed Americans working from home has more than doubled since 2005.
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Trade showdown

Where do things stand with the trade war?

by Kai Ryssdal May 6, 2019
It's been kinda hard to keep up.
The U.S. flag flies over shipping cranes and containers in Long Beach, California, in March.
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How a Canadian town "Uberized" its public transportation

by Kai Ryssdal and Liz Sanchez May 6, 2019
The ride-hailing company partners with cities, but not without complications.
Some cities are looking to Uber to aid their public transportation.
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Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Assistant Producer
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