Fed Beige Book Shows Wide Tariff Anxiety, Varied Impact So Far

Editor’s note: Fed report finds business uncertainty but little actual impact of tariffs. Investment “uncertainty” from tariffs exists only if you want to invest somewhere else, not America U.S. companies showed widespread concerns about tariff and trade policy uncertainty, but generally reported minimal impact thus far, according to a regional survey from the Federal Reserve.…

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​Steel industry says ‘hundreds of thousands’ of Canadian jobs lost with Ottawa’s LNG exemptions

Editors note: Canadian government to allow Chinese steel dumped at below cost to build a $40b LNG project. Watch as Canadian steel fabrication products will try to flood the US market looking for sales to keep domestic plants going. The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction says the federal government is giving away hundreds of thousands of…

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Beijing Gaining Ability to Subvert US Transport

Editor’s note: More reasons why a deal with China is wishful thinking.  Recent purchases by a Chinese automaker raise the prospect of China being able to interfere with our transport system. [Jon Toomey | August 29, 2019 | The Epoch Times] Geely automotive (Zhejiang Geely Holding Group)—a Chinese global automotive group headquartered in Hangzhou, Zhejiang…

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Senators Want Answers About Listings for Unsafe Merchandise on Amazon.com

Excerpt: The senators called on Amazon to conduct a large-scale internal investigation of its enforcement and consumer safety policies and to institute changes to keep unsafe products off its platform. Lawmakers call on Jeff Bezos to initiate investigation of company’s consumer safety policies following report of unsafe items sold on site [Alexandra Berzon, Justin Scheck and Shane Shifflett |…

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