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Trump trade war claims more victims: GOP candidates

Donald Trump’s trade war with China is piling up a quite a list of people who have lost jobs, livelihoods, and sometimes their homes: farmers, autoworkers, and factory employees. Now you can add Republican politicians to the list. An academic paper from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business aims to answer the question, Did Trump’s Trade […]

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How Trump tariffs are hurting U.S. consumers

It’s not just the nation’s farmers who are feeling the negative effects of the tariffs that Donald Trump has imposed on imports from China. The resulting trade war between the two countries cut off one of farmers’ biggest customers. There already have been a record number of bankruptcies for Midwest farmers. Soybean futures have hit […]

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Farmers are angry as Trump’s trade war with China causes record losses

Donald Trump’s failure to establish a trade deal with China may prove to be his Achilles’ heel. And we’re not talking about bone spurs. Global stock markets react to each day’s news, and stock prices rise and fall. But Trump’s escalating trade war with China is having a long-term negative effect on at least one […]

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New solar projects worldwide leave fossil fuels in the dust

Donald Trump and Republican energy officials might think they’re talking a good game with proposed boosts in offshore drilling, coal industry jobs, and tariffs on solar panels from China. But worldwide, the new energy construction projects and investment emphasis are concentrated in solar. And it’s a trend where China is far outpacing the United States. […]

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Obama’s Cuba move really did “tear down this wall”

In a historic shift, President Obama has moved to end 50 years of rigidity in U.S. policy toward Cuba. It’s a change that is long overdue, and it’s a bold move for a supposed lame duck. Diplomatic ties will be re-established between the two countries in the months to come. Embassies will be reopened. Travel […]

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U.S.-China pact best hope of global climate agreement

The agreement between the United States and China gives the best chance in a long time of forming an actual world plan to combat climate change. This pact is more than nine months in the making. U.S. and Chinese officials have been working behind the scenes to develop an agreement in which each country promises […]

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