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Trade showdown

Just how much is the trade war hurting China's economy?

by Marielle Segarra Oct 14, 2019
For the month of September, China's import and export data looked weaker than economists were expecting.
The U.S.-China trade war rages on, as China's exports dip. Above, one U.S. dollar and 100 yuan notes on display at a bank in Beijing, China in 2006.
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China's farm tariffs are having real effects in rural America

by Marielle Segarra Oct 7, 2019
Car sales in rural areas most affected by China's retaliatory tariffs aren't growing as quickly as other areas.
Soybeans are harvested in Worthington, Minnesota.
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Canadian farmers caught in the middle of U.S.-China disputes

by Emma Jacobs Sep 30, 2019
Since Canada detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou late last year, Chinese imports of several agricultural crops have slowed or stopped altogether.
Soybeans growing on a farm in Canada.
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Farm country wants to get back to business

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 23, 2019
"Trade, not aid," has become the mantra for farmers dealing with the trade war.
Soy beans are harvested in Owings, Maryland, in 2018.
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How Chinese consumers are coping with tariffs on U.S. goods

by Jennifer Pak Sep 19, 2019
Some Chinese consumers are buying less and others are buying local.
A customer shops for clothing at a mall in Beijing in January 2019.
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It's "Steelmageddon" after nearly 18 months of trade war

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Sep 17, 2019
"Prices are just tumbling every day," says Lisa Goldenberg, president of Delaware Steel Co.
A lift moves giant spools of steel in Germany.
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U.S. added a modest 130,000 jobs in August amid trade war

by Associated Press Sep 6, 2019
The temporary hiring of 25,000 census workers is part of the jobs number. Without that hiring, the U.S. added 96,000 jobs in August.
A job seeker (L) fills out paperwork as he is interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara, California.
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What happens when retailers pass along tariff costs to customers?

by Marielle Segarra Sep 5, 2019
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
The Federal Reserve releases the Beige Book several times a year. Above, the Fed building in Washington, D.C., in 2008.
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What if there hadn't been a trade war?

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 3, 2019
Tensions with China are exacerbating global economic issues, Christine McDaniel of the Mercatus Center says.
Shipping containers await export from China.
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Trade showdown

5 targets in the trade war's latest fallout

by Janet Nguyen, Andie Corban, and Bennett Purser Aug 29, 2019
About $300 billion worth of Chinese goods are getting hit with tariffs this weekend, including merry-go-rounds and lithium-ion batteries.
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