Jim Zarroli

Jim Zarroli appears in the following:

President Trump Criticizes Federal Reserve For Raising Interest Rates

Thursday, July 19, 2018

President Trump broke with a longstanding tradition of presidents not commenting on monetary policy on Thursday when said he's "not thrilled" with the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates.

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EU And Japan Sign Trade Agreement That Was 5 Years In The Making

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The European Union and Japan signed a trade agreement Tuesday making it much easier to sell goods in each region. With a veiled reference to President Trump's trade policies, European officials say they're taking a stand against protectionism.

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China Is Better Able To Withstand A Trade War Than In The Past

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The United States still buys a lot of products from China, but overall China is a lot less dependent on trade than it used to be. And Beijing now has leverage over the U.S. that it once lacked.

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Judge Orders Chinese Wind-Turbine Maker To Pay $59 Million For Stealing Trade Secrets

Friday, July 06, 2018

A federal criminal court had in January convicted Sinovel of paying an Austria-based employee of American Superconductor Corp. to steal the source code for software that powered wind turbines.

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China, U.S. Plunge Into Trade War

Friday, July 06, 2018

The U.S. has imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, including electronics and engine parts. China retaliated with tariffs of equal amount on American agricultural products.

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Trade War Draws Lines In Congress

Friday, July 06, 2018

Trump's trade fights have put some members of Congress in a tough spot: Do you stand with steelworkers whose mills might benefit from new tariffs? Or soybean farmers whose exports are at risk?

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Trump Aims Tariffs At Chinese Companies, But Other Firms Will Also Feel The Pain

Thursday, July 05, 2018

A new round of tariffs began Friday. The cost of the levies is likely to ripple through the complex global supply chains that make up much of the trade between the U.S. and China.

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Trump Official Dismisses Warnings About Trade Tensions As 'Hiccups'

Monday, July 02, 2018

Amid rising trade tensions with Canada, China and Europe, the president is getting a lot of pushback from business groups and trading partners, who say tariffs will undermine the U.S. economy.

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Amazon Is More Than A Shopping Site. It's A Search Engine Too

Monday, July 02, 2018

NPR-Marist poll finds that almost half of online shoppers go to Amazon first when they look for an item. Other search engines know what customers look for but Amazon knows what they ultimately buy.

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Wisconsin Hopes Foxconn Will Make It A Digital Hub, But Skepticism Abounds

Thursday, June 28, 2018

President Trump, who will attend the plant's groundbreaking Thursday, sees Foxconn as part of a new revival in U.S. manufacturing, but the state had to fork over billions to lure the company.

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Harley-Davidson Workers React To News Of Shifting Some Production Overseas

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Harley-Davidson says it's shifting production overseas because of increased tariffs on motorcycles sold in Europe. Some workers at the company could end up losing their jobs as a result. But they don't necessarily blame President Trump for what's happened.

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Trump Urges Harley-Davidson Not To Shift More Production Overseas

Monday, June 25, 2018

Harley-Davidson says new tariffs from the European Union are prompting the company to shift production of motorcycles sold in Europe overseas. The EU tariffs were in response to U.S. tariffs.

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GE's Fall From Dow Jones Is The Downfall Of An American Icon

Thursday, June 21, 2018

One of the greatest companies of the previous century, General Electric brought "good things to life" and was "imagination at work." It minted CEOs for other companies, and it was a member of the Dow Jones from the beginning.

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Big Banks Are Once Again Taking Risks With Complex Financial Trades, Report Says

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Are banks exploiting a loophole in U.S. rules that allows some derivatives traders to escape federal regulation? "We've seen this movie already," said the report's author, Michael Greenberger.

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Canada's Dairy Prices Have Become A Contentious Issue With U.S. Leaders

Monday, June 11, 2018

President Trump laid into Canada over its tariffs on dairy imports at the G-7 meeting. Canada does have high duties on some dairy products. But damaging the U.S.-Canada relationship over dairy seems especially unwise to critics of the president's trade policies

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As U.S. Flexes Its Muscles On Trade, Other Countries Are Beginning To Push Back

Friday, June 08, 2018

This weekend's G-7 summit comes as the U.S. clashes with its biggest trading partners over tariffs. President Trump wants them to make big concessions, but he's encountering a lot of resistance.

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On Trade, Trump Administration Likes to Leave Other Countries Guessing

Friday, June 01, 2018

On issues such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and steel and aluminum tariffs, flip-flops and mixed messaging make it hard to discern a coherent U.S. trade policy.

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Stocks Plummet Amid Fears About Italy's Political Crisis

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The possibility that Italy might consider leaving the eurozone is spooking a lot of investors in the United States and elsewhere.

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Investors Concerned Over Especially Polarizing Political Crisis In Italy

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A political crisis in Italy is nothing unusual. But this one is roiling financial markets, raising fears about populism and the future of the euro.

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Time Is Running Out To Complete NAFTA Renegotiation This Year

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan has said the effort to overhaul the treaty needs to be completed this week, but fundamental differences remain among the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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