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China Vows Retaliation For $200 Billion US Tariff Threat

BEIJING — China's government vowed Wednesday to take "firm and forceful measures" as the U.S. threatened to expand tariffs to thousands of Chinese imports like fish sticks, apples and French doors, the latest salvo in an escalating trade dispute that threatens...
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Smart Money Is Pulling Out of Stock Market

Cash exited U.S. equity funds in June in the largest amount since the peak of the 2008 global financial crisis, according to Lipper data. Reuters reported July 5 the following: "U.S.-based stock mutual fu...
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US Adds 213,000 Jobs But Unemployment Rate Inches Up

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. The job growth wasn't enough to keep the unemployment rate from ri...
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Zakaria: North Korea Summit Was Big Win for China

The cancellation of U.S. military exercises with South Korea is one of several troubling outcomes of President Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, writes Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria. "South Korea’s 'war games' with the United S...
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Americans Own 46% of World’s Civilian Guns

There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey sa...

Zakaria: Trump’s Deals Are Spin, Not Wins

Nearly 500 days into his presidency, Donald Trump has yet to demonstrate he is the master dealmaker he purports to be, says Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria. He observes in his May 25 opinion piece, ...
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Valadao, Costa, Denham Want Trump To Revise Tariffs

Eight California congressional representatives sent a bipartisan letter to the Trump administration Monday urging a second look at imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The reason for their concern is China's reaction to the administration's March...