Nicole Nevins

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Robots aren’t killing the American Dream. Neither is trade. This is the problem.

By Sarah Bauerle Danzman<p>Jeff D. Colgan<p>“No, robots aren’t killing the American Dream,” argued the New York Times editorial board in February. As evidence, the Times emphasized that labor productivity and capital investment have decelerated in the new century. In theory, that wouldn’t be happening if …

Economics

Disturbing New Facts About American Capitalism

When winners are taking all, it's often time to buy the winners<p>“Let your winners run” is one of the oldest adages in investing. One of the newest ideas is that the winners may be running away with everything. Modern capitalism is built on the idea that as companies get big, they become fat and …

Dow Jones

The 8 Trends You'll Be Wearing Next Fall

It happens like clockwork: the New York Fashion Week runways wrap and we start planning our outfits. The Fall '17 forecast promises to mix up our wardrobes with reinvented suiting, fresh autumnal florals, and the piece that's about to replace the culottes we've worn on repeat for the last year. …

Why China is building islands in the South China Sea

China claims they aren't military bases, but its actions say otherwise.<p>Since 2014, China has been building islands in the middle of the South China Sea. What were once underwater reefs are now sandy islands complete with airfields, roads, buildings, and missile systems. In less than two years, …

China

Trump’s Most Chilling Economic Lie

A so-called trade war with China would be an absolute disaster for the United States and its citizens.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> has threatened to upend the post-World War II geopolitical order. What he finds most vexing about that order is the rise of China. Today, China is the largest trading economy in the …

Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA. So what does that really mean?

Here’s the central question: Is renegotiating NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, an opportunity or a mistake? Simple question, tricky answer.<p>“If you take the view that this is just updating the agreement, then I think it can be a good thing for all three countries,” says economist Marc …

China's pain, Italy's gain: high costs push textile buyers west

HONG KONG/BIELLA, Italy (Reuters) - International textiles buyers are increasingly switching away from China, and back to Western suppliers, as rising labor, raw material and energy costs make the world’s dominant producer more expensive.<p>A corner of the century-old archive of the company Tollegno …

Retail and apparel will be hit the hardest by Trump's 'America First' plan

In a recent video interview with Mauldin Economics, Jared Dillian notes that Trump's new "America First" trade policy is anti-free trade. Plus, given the Republican Party has been the champion of free trade for decades, Trump's new trade policy does not sit well with many in the party.<p>Dillian also …

Donald Trump

Amazon's Shipping Costs Are Soaring. Should Investors Be Worried?

E-commerce was supposed to be cheaper than operating a retail store, the traditional thinking went. Online sellers can save money by avoiding pricey commercial rents and a staff devoted to assisting customers.<p>Despite the conventional wisdom, that hasn't always been the case, and shipping costs are …

China’s Inconveniently Expanding Exports to the U.S.

Shipments to the U.S. have outperformed in each of the past three months<p>Sometimes, success just creates its own problems. Investors prepared to celebrate Friday’s news that Donald Trump has dialed back aggressive rhetoric on Taiwan should be aware that the reversal may simply be a prelude to …

China

Trump's Trade Rejection Is a Blight for U.S. Cotton

President Donald Trump has made clear he is not in favor of multinational trade agreements such as NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Last month, he signed an executive order withdrawing the U.S from the negotiations of the TPP, a free-trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim …

How will Trump change NAFTA? Here's what we know about the president's plan.

Of the many issues President Donald Trump focused on during his campaign, perhaps no other resonated with working class Americans more than his …

President Trump Needs To Think Twice About Antagonizing China

Through his empty bravado and saber rattling about trade, South China Sea islands, and Taiwan among other issues, Mr. Trump should think twice about antagonize China. Yet, China is less worried when one considers it holds about 10 percent of U.S. debt and has no reason to be concerned as our nation …

Foreign Policy

The maker of one of our favorite hoodies is back with an insanely comfortable line of shirts

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Huckberry After trying out the brand's 10 Year Hoodie last year, Flint and Tinder quickly became one of our favorite men's clothing brands …

Clothing

Chubby tigers seen at China zoo

Many people have been amused by pictures of overweight tigers taken at a zoo in China.<p>The photographs show Siberian tigers relaxing at a zoo in northeast China’s Harbin province.<p>Some have expressed worries as the tubby tabbies look as if they are obese, and could therefore have heath …

Disney boss warns China trade war would be damaging

<b>Walt Disney's chief executive has warned that a trade war between the US and China would be bad for business.</b><p>China is increasingly important for the firm's movie and merchandise sales.<p>And it says Disneyland Shanghai - its first theme park in mainland China - was one of its "biggest success stories …

China

Jack Ma Is Partly Right: China Isn't Solely To Blame For U.S. Job Losses

The suggestion that China ‘steals’ jobs from the U.S. has a long pedigree, but has only recently become the official position of the U.S. Government.<p>Peter Navarro, director of the newly established National Trade Council, is no stranger to this sort of undiplomatic language. Equally Robert …

Economics

What Donald Trump doesn’t understand about trade

President Trump has promised to put “America first” — and his trade policy is no exception. When talking about trade deals, he often frames them as transactions in which one side wins and another side loses. For his own part, he’s promised to make sure America starts “winning again.” And while this …

U.S. Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Hit More Than 1-1/2 Year High

The U.S. trade deficit fell more than expected in December as exports rose to their highest level in more than 1-1/2 years, outpacing an increase in imports.<p>The Commerce Department said on Tuesday the trade gap dropped 3.2 percent to $44.3 billion, ending two straight months of increases. The trade …

Why Wall Street Is Terrified of a Trade War with China

Analysts are starting to take the threat seriously.<p>Among the scarier things <b>Donald Trump</b> has done since getting elected president is feud with the Chinese government. China, you may recall, has territorial claims on a number of disputed islands in the South China Sea, not to mention a restless, …