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Opponents argue tariffs generate tensions with trading partners and hurt consumers by driving up the cost of imports. Proponents counter they can be necessary...
PRESIDENT TRUMP said that he will impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports that aren’t yet subject to United States duties after setbacks in negotiations with Beijing. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ZACK GIBSON

Trump ratchets up U.S.-China trade war with new tariffs

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump abruptly escalated his trade war with China, announcing that he would impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion in...

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How closely do you follow news on tariffs imposed on products? Somewhat closely: 37.5% Not closely: 37.5% Very closely: 25%Have tariffs had a negative impact on your...
THE HEAD OF THE Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland says that the tariffs imposed by the U.S. government are starting to have an impact on investments being made or planned by some U.S. companies. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

America’s tough industrial core is showing cracks

LONDON – The mural in the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s lobby depicts its place in the trenches of the U.S. industrial economy. So it’s...
THE MASSBENCHMARKS editorial board expressed concerns over potential factors that could alter the "very healthy" Massachusetts economy.

MassBenchmarks expresses concern amid healthy economy

BOSTON – In an editorial board meeting, MassBenchmarks expressed concern over the sustainability of the current positive economic climate in Massachusetts, citing a tight...
THE NEW YORK Fed’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey’s main index fell by 26.4 points, the largest monthly decline on record, to minus 8.6 in June. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

New York Fed factory gauge drops by record to lowest since...

WASHINGTON – A Federal Reserve survey of factories in New York State plunged in June by the most on record, adding to signs tariffs...
NOT SATISFIED: Karl Wadensten, president and CEO of VIBCO in Richmond, said he is not satisfied with the North American Free Trade Agreement or the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement because both are designed for each country’s best interest, rather than unifying North America in a three-way partnership.
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R.I. manufacturers differ on USMCA regulations

With ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement dragging on longer than expected, Rhode Island manufacturers’ outlook on the proposed deal is mixed.Some say the...
DONALD TRUMP'S tariffs already in effect cost the average household about $831, according to research from the New York Federal Reserve, about $100 less than the an average tax cut of $930 for middle earners./ BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

Trump’s tariffs have wiped out most families’ tax cut gains

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump’s trade wars have already wiped out all but $100 of the average American household’s windfall from Trump’s 2017...
THE FED'S Beige Book for economic activity from April through mid-May said activity in New England continued to expand at a moderate pace, but noted that local manufacturers had cited tariffs and China as having impacts on their businesses. / COURTESY FEDERAL RESERVE

Feds: N.E. economy continues to expand at moderate pace, manufacturers affected...

PROVIDENCE – The New England economy continued to expand at a moderate pace from April through mid-May, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book...

MFGWatch report shows growth, tariff concerns in manufacturing industry

PROVIDENCE – Material availability and a lack of skilled workers were cited as concerns, amid growth, by three hundred custom manufacturers and sourcing professionals...
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