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South Carolina manufacturer says it’s closing plant over Trump tariffs

Aris Folley | 08/08/2018

Element Electronics, a consumer electronics company in South Carolina, says it will be closing its plant in Winnsboro due to tariffs imposed by President Trump. The State reported Tuesday that the company was one of…

Are Tariff Worries Cutting into Business Investment?

David Altig, Nick Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Brent Meyer, and Nick Parker | 08/08/2018

“Nobody’s mod...

U.S. Readies to Slap Duties on $16 Billion of Chinese Goods

Andrew Mayeda | 08/08/2018

The U.S. said it will begin imposing 25 percent duties on an additional $16...

Trump’s Tariffs Are Changing Trade With China. Here Are 2 Emerging Endgames.

Keith Bradsher | 08/08/2018

BEIJING — The United States and China have sparred repe...

Why Republicans don’t push back on Trump’s China tariffs

John Seungmin Kuk, Deborah Seligsohn and Jiakun Jack Zhang | 08/07/2018

On Friday, Beijing announced ...

Trump’s ‘Great Deal’ With South Korea Jeopardized by Car Tariff Dispute

Kwanwoo Jun | 08/07/2018

SEOUL—South Korea is threatening to block a revised free-tr...

Scoop: White House confronts tech’s tariff jitters

David McCabe | 08/07/2018

White House officials sought to reassure tech industry representatives at a private...

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