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Letters to the Editor: Is Trump buying farmers' support with taxpayer money? 3.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Trump is going around Congress to aid farmers hurt by the trade war he caused. Isn't this using taxpayer dollars to help his campaign?

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Trump proposes tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French imports 3.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The Trump administration is proposing tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French imports — including Roquefort cheese, handbags, lipstick and sparkling wine — in retaliation for France's tax on American tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook.

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Trump to tariff steel and aluminum from Argentina and Brazil 3.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Both South American nations were among a group of U.S. allies that President Trump had exempted from steel and aluminum tariffs in March 2018.
Survey suggests economy slowing in 9 Midwest, Plains states 2.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new monthly survey of business leaders suggests the economy is slowing down in nine Midwest and Plains states, including Minnesota.
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Trump restores tariffs on steel from Brazil and Argentina 2.12.2019 BBC: Business
The US President says the countries' weak currencies and cheap exports are harming US farmers.
His St. Paul company makes speakers. Now he's speaking out, opposing tariffs 2.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The trade war with China is weighing on America's manufacturers. "[The tariff burden] comes out of our bottom line," says Dan Digre, president of Misco, a speaker maker in Minnesota.
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China suspends US Navy visits to Hong Kong over support for protests 2.12.2019 BBC: World
US-based human rights groups also face sanctions after Washington backed pro-democracy protests.
China sanctions US over ‘unreasonable behavior’ in Hong Kong unrest 2.12.2019 Raw Story
China suspended US warship visits and sanctioned American NGOs on Monday in retaliation for the passage of a bill backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The financial hub has been rocked by nearly six months of increasingly violent unrest demanding greater autonomy, which Beijing has frequently blamed on foreign influence. Last week US President Donald […]
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Meng Wanzhou: Oil paintings and books for detained Huawei executive 2.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
Meng Wanzhou's experience contrasts with two Canadians detained in China shortly after her arrest.
Farm Bailouts 1.12.2019 Outside the Beltway
The costs of irresponsible policy.
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The Rise and Fall of Ukraine’s Fertilizer King 1.12.2019 Mother Jones
Those paying close attention to President Donald Trump’s impeachment drama will have heard of the Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash. His story contains multitudes. In the 2000s, he rubbed shoulders with Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chair who’s now serving time for crimes linked to his work with the pro-Russia political party that Firtash funded […]
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Washington Post: China Prefers Trump Over Democrats Because He Can Be Bribed 30.11.2019 NewsBusters
Which American president of the past fifty years has been toughest on the Chinese? The immediate answer to any rational person possessing the slightest bit of sentience would, of course, be President Donald Trump. However, according to Tuesday's Washington Post fantasy by their Beijing bureau chief, Anna Fifield, the Chinese government loves Trump because they are supposedly able to manipulate him by reading his tweets and easily bribe him. Yes, bribe ...
Lesotho: Why a dispute over mohair led to a parliamentary fist-fight 29.11.2019 BBC: World
You might not expect a debate over new regulations for the mohair trade to ignite strong passions.
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Black Friday 2019: Shorter season means a more intense scramble 29.11.2019 LA Times: Business

With Thanksgiving coming late, the holiday shopping season will be the shortest since 2013.

World shares retreat after Trump approves Hong Kong bill 29.11.2019 LA Times: Business

World shares are down after President Trump signed a bill expressing support for human rights in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong protesters celebrate Thanksgiving 29.11.2019 BBC: World
This is in response to Donald Trump signing of legislation backing Hong Kong protesters.
Jim Cramer Criticizes MSM for Hyping Strong Xi Jingping Hand on Trade 28.11.2019 NewsBusters
For months the mainstream media has been portraying China's President Xi Jingping as having a much stronger hand than a supposedly weaker President Trump in the current trade war. However, CNBC's Jim Cramer wasn't buying that at all on Monday's Squawk Box. In fact he was very critical of the American press for the way they have been reporting this situation even going so far as to say that despite what the press has been saying, Xi is actually in a much weaker position than ...
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As Beijing seethes, protesters celebrate Trump's signing of Hong Kong act 28.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

China condemned the act supporting human rights in Hong Kong but targeted Congress rather than Trump, leaving space open to pursue a trade deal.

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Retail Giants Gear Up for Black Friday — and Political Giving 28.11.2019
A woman in a red hat walks by an advertisement for a black friday sale
Many corporate giants are ramping up lobbying efforts this year against tariffs and in support of social issues.
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Trump angers China by signing law backing Hong Kong protesters 28.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
China summoned the U.S. ambassador and issued a sharp response over the legislation, which allows the U.S. to sanction individuals who violate Hong Kong residents' rights.
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