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News Daily: Baby deaths investigation and Chinese virus latest 23.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Your morning briefing for 23 January 2020.
The U.S.-China tech dispute breeds suspicion in Silicon Valley 22.1.2020 LA Times: Business

The first time 35-year-old Zhang Lelin, a software engineer from China, felt uncomfortable in Silicon Valley was last year when he heard that a "huge team" of FBI agents had raided the home of one of his Chinese neighbors.

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Trump threatens 25 percent tariffs on European cars if he can’t ink a new EU trade deal 22.1.2020 Raw Story
US President Donald Trump relaunched a major trade offensive against Europe on Wednesday, threatening to hit the EU with damaging auto tariffs if Europeans failed to agree a long-delayed trade deal. “The European Union is tougher to deal with than anybody. They’ve taken advantage of our country for many years.” Trump told Fox Business News […]
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Top ag banker: Optimism remains, despite tough times in farm country 22.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
One regional ag lender says he’s optimistic despite a weakening farm economy in the Upper Midwest. Some key economic factors are helping farmers survive a stretch of several years of low profits.
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Trump rants about ‘prophets of doom’ at Davos with Greta Thunberg in audience 21.1.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump tore into environmental “prophets of doom” at the Davos forum Tuesday, rejecting fiery warnings from teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg, and lauding the “unprecedented” US economy just hours ahead of his impeachment trial back home. Thunberg was in the audience in the Swiss Alps to hear the typically bullish speech by Trump, delivered […]
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Q&A: Pete Buttigieg on the monumental task of cleaning up Trump's mess 21.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In a meeting with the L.A. Times editorial board, Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks about Iran, climate change and if America is ready for a gay president.

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Trump and Macron said to reach tariff truce over digital tax fight 21.1.2020 LA Times: Business

President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed to a truce in their dispute over digital taxes that will mean neither France nor the U.S. will impose punitive tariffs this year, a French diplomat said.

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Waiter, There’s a Climate Surcharge in My Soup 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
American restaurant diners don’t usually blink before adding an extra 15-20 percent tip onto their bills. In recent years, San Francisco’s eaters have even (mostly) grown accustomed to paying up to six percent extra for dinner to offset the cost of the city’s mandated healthcare program. Starting in January, at a smattering of high-end joints, […]
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Trump Wants to Funnel More Income Upward Through His China Trade Deal 20.1.2020
Trump's trade deal with China is good for people like Bill Gates and companies like Boeing, but not for the rest of ...
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What has Donald Trump actually achieved on trade? 19.1.2020 BBC: Business
The self-styled 'Tariff Man' uses tariffs for negotiation but how successful has he been?
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Trump inked a deal with China. California is still sorting out the implications 17.1.2020 LA Times: Business

The trade deal inked Wednesday doesn't do much to clear up that complexity, or relieve the impact of tariffs on California businesses and consumers.

China's economic growth hits three-decade low 17.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
The world's second largest economy has seen weak domestic demand amid a trade war with the US.
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Opinion: Trump's weak trade deal with China completely ignores the big picture 17.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump will be making a big mistake if he treats this minor trade deal as reason for a closer relationship with Beijing, with its human rights atrocities.

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Chris Wallace Busts Trump Trying To Game Fox News Coverage During Impeachment Vote 17.1.2020 Crooks Liars
Fox News host Chris Wallace pointed out on Wednesday that President Donald Trump had likely tried to manipulate Fox News coverage as the House of Representatives was voting to begin an impeachment trial in the Senate. Anchor Harris Faulkner spoke to Wallace minutes after the president held a China trade deal signing during House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) historic speech in favor of transmitting articles of impeachment to the Senate. “Those two moments were on the screen at the same time,” Faulkner observed. “The signing ceremony seemed to go on for an unusually long period of time,” Wallace said. “And I was wondering whether someone was — this is just in my head, I have no reason to believe it was true — [Trump] was sort of hoping he would outlast Speaker Pelosi’s speech so he could continue and maybe we [at Fox News] would switch back full screen to his signing ceremony to kind of put a full stop on what the House is doing.” In the end, Trump was not able to “outlast” Pelosi and he did not get the ...
Politico: 'Trump Hypes Modest China Deal, Distracting from Impeachment' 16.1.2020 NewsBusters
In what is not really a surprise, Politico is looking at the trade deal with China through the lens of impeachment. According to Anita Kumar on Wednesday, the trade deal, which she labeled as "modest," is merely a distraction from impeachment. In fact, that is exactly what the title of her article says, "Trump hypes modest China deal, distracting from ...
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NBC Suggests Trump Trade Policy Caused Farmers to Commit Suicide 16.1.2020 NewsBusters
On Thursday, only NBC’s Today show provided a full report on the landmark trade deal President Trump signed with China on Wednesday. However, that coverage included a shocking claim that U.S. trade policy pursued by the Trump administration actually caused American farmers to commit ...
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US-China trade pact President Trump just signed fails to resolve 3 fundamental issues 16.1.2020 Raw Story
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a trade deal with China on Jan. 15 intended as a first phase toward a more comprehensive agreement between the two countries. In exchange for some tariff relief, China promised to buy an additional US$200 billion in American goods and services over the next two years and make structural reforms […]
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CBS, NBC Downplay Trump, China Signing Phase One Trade Deal 16.1.2020 NewsBusters
While House Democrats were busy sanctimoniously walking to the other side of the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment to the Senate, President Trump was in the White House signing phase one of a trade deal with China, officially beginning the wind-down of the years-long trade war. Despite this positive economic step that would bring relief to many Americans, CBS and NBC saw fit to downplay it and criticize the President’s praise for the ...
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Column: Trump's China trade deal doesn't even get us back to square one, despite immense cost 16.1.2020 LA Times: Business

President Trump has declared victory in the trade war with China -- but America has paid all the price.

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Trump brags about ‘momentous’ deal with China — but experts say it’s really just a ‘trade truce’ 16.1.2020 Raw Story
After nearly two years of conflict between the world’s two dominant economic powers, the United States and China signed a trade truce on Wednesday, letting businesses around the globe breathe a sigh of relief. US President Donald Trump, who currently faces an impeachment trial and then a tough reelection bid later this year, called the […]
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