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News Brief: John Bolton's National Security Views, Chinese Tariffs, Gun Control March

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:01:08 -0400

President Trump says John Bolton, noted for his hawkish views, will be his new national security adviser. Also, Trump announced new tariffs on Chinese imports and we preview a march for gun control.

What Newly Proposed Tariffs On China Mean For The U.S. Business Community

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:36:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Erin Ennis, Vice-President of the US-China Business Council, about the White House proposal for tariffs on China. She talks about how the proposed tariffs concern American companies doing business with China.

Dow Drops 724 Points Amid Fears Of A U.S. Trade War With China

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:19:00 -0400

The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled nearly 3 percent Thursday after the Trump administration announced plans to impose tariffs on Chinese imports.

Trump Orders Stiff Tariffs On China, In Hopes Of Cutting Trade Gap By $50 Billion

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:15:00 -0400

Trump ordered stiff new tariffs on a wide range of Chinese imports in response to what the White House calls China's unfair treatment of U.S. technology.

5 Ways China May Try To Win A Trade War With The U.S.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:33:23 -0400

After President Trump unleashes new tariffs, China has a number of key U.S. imports — from soybeans to airplanes and iPhones — that it can choose to strike back against.

As Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Take Effect, WH Considers Trade Sanctions On China

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:30:00 -0400

It's a big week for trade policy as new steel and aluminum tariffs take effect and the White House mulls tariffs on a wide range of exports from China.

Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As New Chairman Steps Into Spotlight

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:02:00 -0400

The central bank raised its key interest rate for the first time under Jerome Powell, announcing a quarter-percentage-point hike. Economists wonder if faster growth will mean more aggressive hikes.

WH Threatening To Veto Spending Bill If It Includes Money For Northeast Rail Tunnel

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0400

If the century-old rail tunnel into New York City fails, the economic pain will be felt up and down the East Coast. That's why a multi-billion-dollar plan to replace it has been called the most important infrastructure project in the country.

More Than A Job: Home Care For A Mom With Alzheimer's Disease

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:02:00 -0400

Celina Raddatz worked in eldercare for about 30 years, until her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and she quit her job to take care of her. Now Raddatz works as a paid caregiver for her mother.

Steel Tariffs Could Crunch Foreign Carmakers In The U.S. South

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:59:58 -0400

Mercedes Benz USA showed off its new headquarters in Atlanta — all in the midst of a possible trade war that could affect the car industry in the South, which has become a truly global car market.

Some Economists See A Plus Side In Eliminating Term Limits For China's Xi Jinping

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400

While this month's constitutional reform stirred political controversy, some economists say it could have a positive flip side for the global economy.

In Tariff War, Europe Could Target U.S. Orange Juice, Cranberries, Crocheted Garments

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:26:36 -0400

The European Union has published an exhaustive 10-page list of hundreds of U.S. products that could be subject to European tariffs.

Kudlow And Trump's Economic Message

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:09:00 -0400

President Trump named Larry Kudlow to head up the National Economic Council this week. NPR's David Greene speaks to New Yorker staff writer Adam Davidson about what to expect from Kudlow.

'Keep It In The Ground' Activists Optimistic Despite Oil Boom

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:00:00 -0400

The U.S. is producing more oil than ever, even as calls to leave all fossil fuels in the ground grow louder. Now the "keep it in the ground" movement is taking its fight to the heart of oil country.

How Cobalt Metal Affects Big Tech Firms Like Apple

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:13:00 -0400

Cobalt used to be a byproduct of copper mining, used in everyday, boring stuff like tires and magnets. Now it's one of the most important and sought after metals on the periodic table. This has implications for big tech firms like Apple.