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Chinese Tariffs May Double Price Of MAGA Hats

ABC News reports: The latest round of tariffs on products from China proposed by President Donald Trump could double the price of “Make America Great Again” hats inspired by his 2016 campaign slogan, according to a merchandiser who imports them. The new tariffs announced Thursday would hit $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, especially consumer goods, including the popular hats …

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China: Trump Has Started Biggest Trade War In History

CNN reports: China on Friday accused the United States of starting “the biggest trade war in economic history” as the two sides imposed steep new tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of each other’s exports. The Trump administration’s 25% tariffs affect more than 800 Chinese products worth $34 billion such as industrial machinery, medical devices and auto parts. They …

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Stocks Tumble Over Trump-China Trade Battle [VIDEO]

CBNC reports: Stocks fell sharply on Tuesday after President Donald Trump’s latest threat to China increased fears of an impending trade war between the world’s largest economies. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 324 points at the open, with Boeing and Caterpillar as the worst-performing stocks in the index. The 30-stock index also erased all of its gains for the …

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Stocks Tumble 724 Points On China Trade War Fears

MarketWatch reports: The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished sharply lower as losses gathered steam Thursday, producing the worst loss in a single-session for the blue-chip gauge since Feb.8. Back then in early February, the Dow DJIA, -2.93% fell 1,033 points, or 4.2%, as inflation fears perked up. Thursday’s downtrend, which was broad based, came as investors fretted about the effect …

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Trump Threatens Tax On European Union Cars

The Hill reports: President Trump threatened a new tax on cars imported from the European Union on Saturday, in response to threats of retaliation against new U.S. tariffs. The European Union said Friday it was weighing potential tariffs against a wide range of U.S. goods, in response to Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would impose tariffs of 25 percent on …

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Stock Market Plunges On News Of Trump’s Tariffs

CNBC reports: Stocks fell on Thursday after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will implement tariffs on steel and aluminum imports next week. The Dow Jones industrial average closed 431 points lower after rising more than 150 points earlier in the day. The 30-stock index fell as much as 586 points. The S&P 500 declined 1.4 percent — erasing its …

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Trump To Impose Stiff Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum

The New York Times reports: President Trump said on Thursday that he will impose stiff and sweeping tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum as he moved to fulfill a key campaign promise to get tough on foreign competitors. Mr. Trump said he would formally sign the trade measures next week and promised they would be in effect “for a …

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LG Jacks Up Unit Prices Due To Trump’s Tariffs

The Hill reports: LG Electronics is planning to raise prices on some of its washer and dryer models in response to President Trump’s decision this week to impose hefty new tariffs on imported washing machines. The president on Monday levied tariffs on washers made by LG and Samsung as part of an effort to help U.S. based Whirlpool. “As a …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Associated Press reports: The White House will hold a press briefing Tuesday afternoon with press secretary Sarah Sanders. The briefing is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. EST. President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in …

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Trump Threatens Trade War With Canada

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump intensified a trade dispute with Canada, slapping tariffs of up to 24 percent on imported softwood lumber in a move that drew swift criticism from the Canadian government, which vowed to sue if needed. Trump announced the new tariff at a White House gathering of conservative journalists, shortly before the Commerce Department said it would …

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Spicer: Trump Wants 20% Tax On All Mexican Goods

Business Insider reports: Sean Spicer, White House press secretary for President Donald Trump, told reporters on Thursday that the administration is considering a 20% border tax on Mexican imports, according to the White House press pool report. “When you look at the plan that’s taking shape now, using comprehensive tax reform as a means to tax imports from countries that …

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CHINA: Government Threatens To Stifle Sales Of iPhones And US Goods If Trump Launches Trade War

The Guardian reports: US president-elect Donald Trump would be a “naive” fool to launch an all-out trade war against China, a Communist party-controlled newspaper has claimed. During the acrimonious race for the White House Trump repeatedly lashed out at China, vowing to punish Beijing with “defensive” 45% tariffs on Chinese imports and to officially declare it a currency manipulator. “When …

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