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More Jobs, Faster Growth and Now, the Threat of a Trade War

Jerome H. Powell, the new Federal Reserve chairman, on Friday visited a Chicago incubator for industrial start-ups, highlighting the role of manufacturing in the recovery. Lyndon French for The New York Times The rapidly escalating trade conflict with China has upended the prevailing economic dynamic of falling unemployment and faster ...

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Trump Doubles Down on Potential Trade War With China

President Trump said Thursday that he will consider hitting China with an additional $ 100 billion in tariffs. Tom Brenner/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump said Thursday the United States would consider slapping an additional $ 100 billion in tariffs on the Chinese, on top of the $ ...

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White House Turf Battle Threatens to Delay Tax Law Rollout

Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, are debating oversight of the new $ 1.5 trillion tax law. Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — A power struggle between two of President Trump’s top cabinet members threatens to delay ...

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Looming China Trade Action Divides Industry and Roils Markets

A Chinese state-owned steel plant last year in Hebei. Many of the trade measures that President Trump has proposed, including tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, have divided his own advisers, the business community and the Republican Party. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Trump’s promise to take tough action ...

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As Facebook Struggles, Rivals’ Leaders Stay (Mostly) Mum

Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, has suggested that new regulation protecting personal data might be in order. Jim Young/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The recent tribulations of Facebook, which has lurched from crisis to crisis over the past year, most recently over the handling of user’s personal data, has ...

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Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It?

Amazon ran a commercial on this year’s Super Bowl that pretended its digital assistant Alexa had temporarily lost her voice. It featured celebrities like Rebel Wilson, Cardi B and even the company’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos. While the ad riffed on what Alexa can say to users, the more intriguing ...

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Walmart in Talks to Strengthen Ties to Health Insurer Humana

Walmart, the giant retailer, is constantly looking for ways to expand its business. Humana, the health insurer, is watching the consolidation taking place in its industry and looking for a partner. Now the two companies are exploring ways to strengthen their ties, people briefed on the matter said Friday, the ...

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