Caught in the middle of a trade war
Sep 25, 2018

Caught in the middle of a trade war

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Tariffs on more than 5,000 new Chinese products went into effect this week, and American importers are scrambling to catch up. The notice was so short that some shipments were on the water on the way to the United States when tariffs hit. We'll talk about how companies are dealing with the unexpected cost. Then: Why Arby's parent company wants to buy Sonic, and the dramatic drop in foreign investment last quarter. Plus, a conversation with Creative Artists Agency co-founder Michael Ovitz.

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U.S. importer struggles to respond to trade war

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A California-based importer of Chinese-made auto part says he has no choice but to pass the cost of new U.S. tariffs onto consumers.
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New chief executive plots a fresh course for the pharmaceutical giant.

How Michael Ovitz shifted Hollywood's balance of power

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Creative Artists Agency, the talent agency he co-founded, pioneered the concept of "packaging" artists together to make deals.
Michael Ovitz, co-founder of the Creative Artists Agency, arrives at the Sun Valley Resort in Idaho for the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in July.
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Tariffs on more than 5,000 new Chinese products went into effect this week, and American importers are scrambling to catch up. The notice was so short that some shipments were on the water on the way to the United States when tariffs hit. We’ll talk about how companies are dealing with the unexpected cost. Then: Why Arby’s parent company wants to buy Sonic, and the dramatic drop in foreign investment last quarter. Plus, a conversation with Creative Artists Agency co-founder Michael Ovitz.

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