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U.S. Allies Jostle to Win Exemptions From Trump Tariffs

Advertisement FRANKFURT — South Korea made an impassioned appeal to the American secretary of defense and national security adviser, reminding them of its role trying to defang North Korea. Europe pointed out that it was, in fact, a longstanding military ally of the United States. But it was Australia that ...

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The U.S.-China Rivalry Is, More Than Ever, a Fight Over Tech

Advertisement WASHINGTON — As the United States and China look to protect their national security needs and economic interests, the fight between the two financial superpowers is increasingly focused on a single area: technology. The clash erupted in public on Tuesday after the United States government, citing national security concerns, ...

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Puerto Rico’s Positive Business Slogans Can’t Keep the Lights On

Advertisement SAN JUAN, P.R. — The message coming out of an investment conference here in February was simple and optimistic: “Puerto Rico is open for business.” Attendees noted San Juan’s crowded restaurants and traffic-choked streets. The capital city seemed to be bustling. But more than five months after Hurricane Maria ...

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Kushner’s Business Got Loans From Companies After White House Meetings

Early last year, a private equity billionaire started paying regular visits to the White House. Joshua Harris, a founder of Apollo Global Management, was advising Trump administration officials on infrastructure policy. During that period, he met on multiple occasions with Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, said three ...

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Big and Small, N.R.A. Boycott Efforts Come Together in Gun Debate

Advertisement Judith Pearson’s home in rural Minnesota is stocked with guns for hunting and recreational use, but that didn’t stop her from venting her frustration with the National Rifle Association after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Ms. Pearson, a retired school principal, was irked by the group’s repeated ...

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