Government, Business, Logistics

Louisiana Port Feels Effects of Trump Trade War

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To understand what a trade war means for America, go to the Mississippi. Follow the mud-brown river past Louisiana’s chemical plants, oil refineries, granaries, ports, and the rail networks and highways that spring from its fingers.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2018
Government, Business

Automakers Group Decries Being Cast as Threat to US Security

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Auto manufacturers and suppliers based outside the United States condemned the Trump administration’s investigation into imports of cars and parts by portraying as absurd the idea that their products pose national security risks.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Mnuchin’s Silence Signals His Displeasure With Trump’s Trade War

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is signaling his displeasure with President Donald Trump’s trade war with China by saying nothing at all.

Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2018
Business, Equipment

German Auto Stocks Decline on Threat of 20% Tariff

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German automotive stocks fell after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20% tariff on all European car imports, escalating his demand for concessions aimed at lowering the U.S. trade deficit.

Anthony Palazzo and Chris Reiter | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Global Auto Sector Likely to Feel Effects of Tariffs

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Over the past three decades, the global auto industry has gotten, well, more global. Manufacturers built scores of factories outside their home countries to reduce exposure to currency swings, take advantage of cheaper labor and manufacture cars closer to buyers.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

US Firms Weigh Higher Freight Bills Now Against Paying Tariffs Later

Tractor-trailer trucks move cargo in shipping containers out of the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

New tariffs on imports from China may leave American companies with a choice — pay a higher freight bill now or pay the tariffs starting soon.

David Koenig | Associated Press
June 21, 2018

US Growth ‘Close to a Peak’ as Trade Spat, Housing Pose Risks

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The U.S. economy is booming this quarter as tax cuts power consumers and businesses. Yet risks are mounting that the high will be short-lived.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
June 20, 2018
Government, Business

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Denies Insider Trading

Wilbur Ross, U.S. commerce secretary, arrives to a Senate Finance Committee hearing on current and proposed tariff actions in Washington, D.C., U.S., on June 20. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company.

Marcy Gordon | AP Business Writer
June 20, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Volvo Sees New South Carolina Plant as Hedge Against Tariffs

The Volvo S60 at the company’s first American manufacturing plant outside Charleston, S.C. (Volvo Cars)

When Volvo Car Group broke ground on its first U.S. assembly plant in 2015, it was a proud proof point for the Swedish automaker’s rebound and global expansion, not a chess move in anticipation of a possible trade war.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
June 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Europe Said to Seek WTO Revamp in Face of Trump Trade Challenge

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European Union leaders plan to push for improvements in the way the World Trade Organization operates, saying it is important to uphold the global commercial order amid “growing” tensions prompted by President Donald Trump’s tariffs.

Jonathan Stearns | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018