Jul 25, 2018

A deal to make a deal to deal with a trade war

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President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced negotiations today to try and cool recent trade tensions between the United States and the European Union. We'll talk about what's changed, what's still in the "to-do" pile and why…

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How the co-CEO of Archie Comics reinvented its namesake

Jul 25, 2018
Riverdale's favorite son was in danger of fading into obscurity when Jon Goldwater breathed some new life into the franchise.
(L-R front row) The cast Ashleigh Murray, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse and Casey Cott, back row left to right) Jon Goldwater, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Marisol Nichols, Luke Perry, Madchen Amick, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of the "Riverdale" television show speak during the CW portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on Jan. 8, 2017 in Pasadena, California.
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The jean jacket startup aimed at Latina millennials

Jul 25, 2018
Patty Delgado started with $500, working from her parents' couch.
Patty Delgado, founder of Hija de tu Madre, poses next to her signature denim jackets in her Los Angeles showroom.
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Trump says U.S., EU are aiming for "zero tariffs"

Jul 25, 2018
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump met today with top European Union officials amid concerns of a growing trade dispute between the two economies over automobiles. During the meeting, European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told President Donald Trump that the…
U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, give a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., today.
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In the ongoing trade saga, some businesses are caught in bureaucratic crosshairs

Jul 25, 2018
Ronnie Smith at McMahon Steel Supply says buying foreign steel is "just an economic fact of life."
A slab of steel, 8 inches thick, is heated before being rolled into a coil of steel at the NLMK Indiana mill in Portage, Indiana, in March.
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For U.S. companies, costs are rising. This is how tariffs work.

Jul 25, 2018
General Motors shares tumbled Wednesday as the company cited rising steel and aluminum costs as one reason for a smaller profit forecast. GM is not alone. Whirlpool, Coca-Cola and others are starting to tell the story of pain from the…

In a trade war, China has weapons in its arsenal beyond tariffs

Jul 25, 2018
The American semiconductor titan Qualcomm found itself in the crosshairs of the US-China trade spat when its mega deal — as in $44 billion dollars — to buy a Dutch chip-maker has cleared every global regulatory approval required — except in China.…
Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf speaks during a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2014 International CES on January 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 7-10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.
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President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced negotiations today to try and cool recent trade tensions between the United States and the European Union. We’ll talk about what’s changed, what’s still in the “to-do” pile and why American corporate giants are speaking out about tariff pain. Then, more on the state of the American housing market amid the news this morning that home sales were off 5 percent from May to June. Plus: Life, death and whatever crazy stuff is happening on “Riverdale” with Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater.

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