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Impact of Trump’s Tariffs on Americans Explained

President Donald Trump's international trade war might have made sense from an American perspective in the 19th century. Certainly, Trump is to be commended for trying to protect U.S. patents, trade secrets, and intellectual properties. China, as we know, d...
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Fed Raises Interest Rates. What Will It Do in 2019?

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has raised its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year. The qua...
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Trump and Xi Agreement Buys Time In Trade War

WASHINGTON — The dinner table diplomacy that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China conducted over the weekend produced something as vague as it was valuable: an agreement to keep talking. "The prospects for real progress on substantive issues with...
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Minus McCarthy, Valley Lawmakers Seek Tariff Relief for Ag

President Donald Trump's trade war is unifying a large chunk of California's congressional delegation on behalf of farmers. But notably absent from the coalition is House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who represents Kern County, one of California's and th...
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Valadao Among GOP Members Panning Trump Farm Aid Billions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will provide $12 billion in emergency relief to ease the pain of American farmers slammed by President Donald Trump's escalating trade disputes with China and other countries. However, some farm-sta...