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Sep 20, 2019

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How tariffs leave businesses stuck in the middle

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Sep 9, 2019
"It's a very helpless feeling," said auto parts executive Kevin Feig, on being subject to tariffs.
Morning commuters near Pasadena, California in 2009.
Trade showdown

China's new tariff retaliation hits U.S. auto and parts sectors

by Scott Tong Aug 23, 2019
China is the No. 2 export market for U.S. vehicles, notably the BMW X5 sport utility vehicle assembled in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
Cars produced by SAIC Motor Corp. wait to be exported to the U.S. at a port in Lianyungang in China's eastern Jiangsu province in 2018. China's new tariffs affect U.S. cars being exported to China.
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Trade showdown

China threatens retaliation if U.S. tariff hikes go ahead

by Associated Press Aug 15, 2019
Beijing will take unspecified “necessary countermeasures,” the Cabinet said in a one-sentence statement.
A woman walks past a screen showing stock prices at a securities company in Beijing on August 15, 2019.
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Trade showdown

U.S. delays tariffs on some Chinese goods, drops others

by Associated Press Aug 13, 2019
The United States is delaying tariffs on some Chinese-made items and removing other Chinese imports from its target list altogether.
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Trade showdown

As the U.S.-China trade war rages, an even bigger battle with Europe is brewing

by Stephen Beard Aug 12, 2019
Europe braces for renewed hostilities with the United States over import tariffs.
A worker fits a part to a wing of an Airbus passenger plane in Hamburg, Germany in 2017.
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In the U.S., China's economic slowdown starts to bite

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jul 24, 2019
Caterpillar has lowered expectations for the year, blaming tariffs and China's economic slowdown.
A worker looks on as a cargo ship is loaded at a port in Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong province in 2017.
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Trade showdown

President Trump's tariffs are good for U.S. garlic growers

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jun 20, 2019
"This is a really exciting time for the garlic capital of the world," says Ken Christopher of Christopher Ranch in Gilroy, California.
Executive Vice President Ken Christopher holds garlic cloves at Christopher Ranch in Gilroy, California.
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Why a mystery social media account on the U.S.-China trade talks is generating buzz

by Jennifer Pak May 28, 2019
China’s state-run media has been tight-lipped about trade talks, but a mystery social media account seems to have the inside track.
A headline on a Taoran Notes article on the U.S.-China trade talks reads: "Without sincerity, there is no point in coming for talks and nothing to talk about.” Credit: Taoran Notes/WeChat
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Trade deficit widens in March

by Kimberly Adams May 9, 2019
The overall deficit getting bigger isn't necessarily a bad thing, said Dan Ikenson, director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute.
Container ships are docked at the Port of Oakland on March 06, 2019 in California.
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This U.S.-China deadline looms before the trade war deepens

by , and Feb 11, 2019
U.S.-China negotiators have less than three weeks to come to a deal before the trade war deepens. Tariffs on Chinese imports are set to rise from 10 percent to 25 percent after March 1. An official delegation begins meeting Monday…
Shipping containers from China and other nations are unloaded at the Long Beach Port in Los Angeles, California on February 16, 2019.
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