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July US Jobs Report Shows Solid Gains Amid Trade Frictions

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion. "This report is a sigh of relief. It had good solid numbers and was largely in line with expe...
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More Bad News for Almond Growers: India Enacts 70% Tariff

India is on President Donald Trump's trade war hit list and that's bad news for California's almond growers. India has struck back against the United States by imposing tariffs on 28 products. Among them: almonds, apples, lentils, and walnuts. The 70% ta...
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US Economy Grew at Strong 3.2% Rate in First Quarter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of the year, a far better outcome than expected, overcoming a host of headwinds including global weakness, rising trade tensions and a partial government shutdown. Ther...
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Zakaria: America’s Dangerous Retreat on Trade

President Donald Trump has made plenty of waves with his approach to trade and the effect are rippling across the globe. Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria says that poses risks for the world's economies as well as for peaceful co-existence between na...