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Jun 19, 2019

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Trade showdown

The chips (makers) are down: Semiconductors suffer on trade tensions

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jun 14, 2019
The industry hoped things would pick up this year. The industry was wrong.
Semiconductors are pictured on a circuit board used in a Samsung video camera in San Jose, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Trade showdown

How tariff uncertainty trickles down to companies and consumers

by Kimberly Adams Jun 13, 2019
The economy feels it when we don't know what's going to happen with tariffs and trade negotiations.
Tariffs are showing up in higher prices and some consumers are having to be strategic about their purchases. Above, a woman shops at a Walmart store in Rosemead, California in May.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Trade showdown

Can Mexico succeed in stopping Central American migration? What if it can't?

by Andy Uhler Jun 10, 2019
Mexico pledged to disrupt human smuggling networks and patrol its own borders more closely.
People climb a section of border fence to look toward supporters in the U.S. as members of a caravan of Central American asylum seekers arrive to a rally on April 29, 2018 in Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico.
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Huawei

What exactly is Huawei? What you need to know.

by Scott Tong and Tommy Andres Jun 10, 2019
Get yourself up to speed on the race to own 5G, surveillance concerns and the vast reach of this $100 billion company.
A reception area at the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province.
HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images

Trump says US, Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs

by Associated Press Jun 7, 2019
Deal ends threat of U.S. tariffs against Mexico.
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Layoff announcements on the rise, report says

by Mitchell Hartman Jun 6, 2019
Layoffs were concentrated in technology, retail, manufacturing and auto production, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said.
Jean Pierre Louis joins with other workers to protest against possible job layoffs at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 01, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Will India be Trump's next trade war target?

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Jun 4, 2019
Following tariffs on China and Mexico, India's change in trading status change makes it look like a multi-front trade war.
The flags of the United States and India sit on a conference table during a meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. in 2018.
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There’s a reason your Columbia shirt has a tiny pocket near your waistline

by Kai Ryssdal, Janet Nguyen, Bridget Bodnar, and Maria Hollenhorst May 29, 2019
Hint: It's tariffs.
A Columbia Sportswear employee store just outside Portland, Oregon.
Photos by Thomas Patterson for Marketplace
Trade showdown

VP Pence is off to Canada to push for "new NAFTA" deal

by Renata Sago May 29, 2019
The Trump administration hopes Ottawa lawmakers will approve the deal before their summer break — and an election that could unseat PM Justin Trudeau.
Steel coils lay in a yard at ArcelorMittal Dofasco steel plant on June 4, 2018 in Hamilton, Canada..
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Trade showdown

President Trump's Japan visit expected to include some uncomfortable car talk

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 23, 2019
Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over Memorial Day Weekend, just days after the administration said auto imports are a threat to national security.
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on April 26, 2019.
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