China touts its economic reforms amid U.S. tariff threats

Jun 7, 2018
But Chinese officials have not appeased the United States by opening strategic sectors, such as health care and the internet.
A 40th anniversary celebration of China's economic reforms in Shanghai.
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America's relationship with Europe is in "disarray"

May 31, 2018
The Trump administration plans to impose penalties on steel and aluminum from Europe, Canada and Mexico. One expert says our relationship with China might actually be more constructive than our relationship with Europe right now.
French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump conferring at last year's G20 meeting, a gathering of the world's top economies.
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Our trade relationship with Iran in a nutshell

May 11, 2018
The pistachio industry has zigzaged along with our diplomatic relationship with Iran.
Iranian Mohammad Reza Saberi sits by a mound of pistachios in his shop in Rafsanjan, Iran. 
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What you should know about the U.S.-China trade talks

May 2, 2018
There's a lot at stake as a White House delegation makes its way to Beijing, but some businessmen have low expectations.
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Higher steel costs are expected to become the new normal for manufacturers

Apr 6, 2018
Manufacturers will be clamoring for domestic steel to avoid paying the tariff, so sellers have the upper hand now, explained Emily Blanchard, a business professor at Dartmouth University.
Electrician Chris Lasher at Brookville Equipment Corporation. 
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In Shanghai, few worry over U.S-China trade spat

Apr 5, 2018
"In China's history, we’ve faced more serious problems than this,” one man says.
Roy Ma and his family consume American fruits and nuts but he says the latest China tariffs on these products will not have a huge impact on his life. He is worried about what other tariffs will be imposed as the trade friction escalates.
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For American children of Mexican immigrants, a battle to get documented in Mexico

Mar 13, 2018
More than a quarter million people who were born in the U.S. to Mexican parents live in Mexico and haven’t been registered in either place.
Daniela Silva Abascal and her father Daniel Silva Soto at home in Puebla, Mexico.
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U.S.-China trade war? Not many people in China think it's likely

Mar 8, 2018
While news of steel and aluminium tariffs have dominated the news in the U.S., in China the reaction has been subdued.
Chinese police officers watch a cargo ship at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on March 8, 2018.
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As refugee admissions fall, nonprofits lay off staff

Jan 3, 2018
Nonprofits worry about the loss of institutional knowledge as offices are forced to close amid a slow down in refugee admissions.
After he was laid off in August, Todd Miller left refugee resettlement work to teach English as a second language at a local university. 
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