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Tariffs Imperil a Hometown Business in South Carolina: BMW

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — In the middle of David Britt’s campaign to get BMW to put a car factory in this city, a man grabbed him by the tie while he was in a restaurant.<p>“Don’t give that land to the Germans,” the man hissed to Mr. Britt, a county official.<p>Two decades later, the automaker has become the …

South Carolina

Whirlpool Wanted Washer Tariffs. It Wasn’t Ready for a Trade Showdown. - WSJ

CLYDE, Ohio—After the Trump administration announced new tariffs on imported washing machines in January, Marc Bitzer, the chief executive of Whirlpool Corp., celebrated his win over South Korean competitors LG Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.<p>“This is, without any doubt, a positive …

Tariffs

Visualizing the World’s Largest Importers in 2017

Visualizing the World’s Largest Importers in 2017For most world leaders and corporate executives, the swing of the global pendulum to more …

Economy

Infographic: The Numbers Behind the World’s Closest Trade Relationship

Numbers Behind the World’s Closest Trade Relationship<p>Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the …

Infographic: A Short History of U.S. Trade Wars

<i>The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.</i><p>History is full of trade wars.<p>In the majority of cases, the consequences are …

Globalization

Trump’s trade war has started. Who’s been helped and who’s been hurt?

In January, President Trump imposed tariffs on washing machines and solar panels, followed a few months later by steel and aluminum. On July 6, additional tariffs against Chinese products go into effect.<p>Related<p>A trade war with China could hit these communities hardest<p>Administration officials say …

Financial Services

Before we reinvent the economy, we must reinvent ourselves

A sustainable economy won’t mean much if we are still driven by a desire for unceasing consumption and mired in unhappiness and alienation.<p>The bioeconomy–a sustainable economic system based on clean energy and natural products–aims to eliminate our dependence on finite fossil resources and enable …

Sustainability

Up, up, and Away: the luggage upstart taking on industry giants

With $50 million in fresh funding, a magazine, a podcast, and a suite of new products, can Away pivot from hip suitcase maker to a millennial travel platform?<p>On my recent vacation to Italy, I played a little game: Whenever I was passing time, drinking a macchiato at a café or resting my feet after …

Luggage

Trump's Trade War Has Its First Victims in the U.S. and China. Here's Who They Are

China’s retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods struck just as one of its biggest meat importers was rushing a shipment from California through Shanghai …

China

How U.S. and China Tariffs Are Rippling Through U.S. Industries

DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.<p>DOW JONES<p>NEWS CORP<p>U.S. Edition<p>Sections<p>SHOW ALL SECTIONS HIDE ALL SECTIONS<p>Aim higher, reach further.<p>Get the Wall Street Journal $12 for 12 weeks. …

News Corp

US-China trade row: What has happened so far?

<b>Donald Trump campaigned for election on a promise to make trade fairer for the US, and his push to do so has him fighting with some of America's oldest trading partners.</b><p>He has already imposed - or threatened to impose - taxes on imports from China, Mexico, Canada and the EU, to encourage consumers …

Economy

Donald Trump raises stakes as US-China trade war begins

<b>Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs worth hundreds of billions of dollars on Chinese imports to the US as a trade war between the world's two largest economies began on Friday.</b><p>US tariffs on $34bn (£25.7bn) of Chinese goods have come into effect.<p>China retaliated by imposing a similar 25% …

Donald Trump

A Milk Startup Takes On 300 Million Cows

India’s sprawling agriculture industry has the world’s largest dairy herd. One startup aims to modernize it.<p>BHUBANESWAR, India—When Srikumar Misra moved back home to this eastern Indian city from London in 2010 to launch a milk company, it was about as far from Silicon Valley as an ambitious …

Cows

The strange case of Ford’s attempt to avoid the ‘chicken tax’

Brand-new Ford Transit Connect vans, made in Spain, are dropped off at U.S. ports several times a month. First, they pass through customs — and then workers hired by the automaker start to rip the vehicles apart. The rear seats are plucked out. The seat belts in back go, too. Sometimes, the rear …

U.S. Federal Courts

Walmart Looks to Scale Back in U.K. and Brazil, With an Eye on India

Retailer in discussions to give up control of hundreds of stores in U.K. and Brazil; nears deal to invest in Indian startup Flipkart<p>The world’s biggest retailer has concluded it can’t take on the whole world by itself.<p>Walmart Inc. is in discussions to give up control over hundreds of stores in the …

Brazil

How Trump’s Policy Decisions Undermine the Industries He Pledged to Help

WASHINGTON — “The assault on the American auto industry is over,” President Trump declared last spring in Detroit, promising auto executives that he would throttle back Obama-era regulations on vehicle pollution.<p>The moment embodied one of Mr. Trump’s main political promises — to promote …

Natural Gas

Trump's trade war could destroy 4% of global trade: 'The threat to world growth is significant'

Lindsay DeDario / Yuri Gripas / Reuters<p><b>Donald Trump's proposed trade war could cost the global economy $800 billion, or 4% of global trade.</b>• <b><br>"The</b> …

Economy

US-China tariffs: What's behind them, who stands to be hurt?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has boldly declared that trade wars are easy to win. He's about to find out.<p>Barring a last-minute breakthrough, the Trump administration on Friday will start imposing tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports. And China will promptly strike back with tariffs …

Economy

Europe could suffer collateral damage in US-China trade war

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European businesses are unsettled as they watch the U.S. and China collide over trade. And for good reason: the nascent global trade war could represent the biggest single threat to the economic upswing that has helped the region get past its financial crisis.<p>In theory, …

Economy

Trump tariffs could add $5,000 to price of new vehicle in U.S.

Prices of new cars and trucks could jump by several thousand dollars in the U.S. if President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to raise tariffs on imports.<p>The same likely would hold true even if a particular car is made in the U.S. because analysts believe automakers would spread the cost …

Autos

Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for Supremacy in China

<b>THERE’S SOMETHING IRRESISTIBLE</b> about a clash of titans. The fate of the world hung in the balance during the Cold War standoff between the U.S. and …

China

How to Survive When Money Is Worthless

A year and a half after I was kicked out of Venezuela, I returned to find out how Venezuelans are holding on as the country falls apart and inflation makes buying a single cup of coffee nearly impossible.

Venezuela

Tiaras, Purses and Cash: Malaysia Seizes Record Haul From Ex-Leader Najib

HONG KONG — The Malaysian authorities said Wednesday that they seized as much as $273 million worth of jewelry, purses and other valuables, including nearly $30 million in cash, from properties of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife, who have been embroiled in a corruption scandal …

Asia

How McKinsey Lost Its Way in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — The blackouts kept coming. The state-owned power company, Eskom, was on the verge of insolvency. Maintenance was being deferred. And a major boiler exploded, threatening the national grid.<p>McKinsey & Company, the godfather of management consulting, thought it could help, but was not …

South Africa

Meet the Startup Building a Market From Scratch to Become Africa’s Alibaba

Tech firm Jumia has drawn backers including Goldman Sachs<p>NAIROBI, Kenya—On safari for the rare African tech unicorn, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other big-name investors think they have spotted a winner in Jumia, the continent’s aspiring Alibaba.<p>The online retailer, which launched in 2012 in …

Goldman Sachs

Skill shift: Automation and the future of the workforce

Demand for technological, social and emotional, and higher cognitive skills will rise by 2030. How will workers and organizations adapt?<p><b>Skill shifts</b> …

Manufacturing

Chart: Why Industrial Robot Sales are Sky High

<i>The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.</i><p>Industrial robots have come a long way since George Devol invented “Unimate” …

Operation Car Wash: The biggest corruption scandal ever?

What began as an investigation into money laundering quickly turned into something much greater, uncovering a vast and intricate web of political and corporate racketeering. By Jonathan Watts<p>On 14 January 2015, police agent Newton Ishii was waiting in Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão airport to meet the …

Brazil

The AI Doctor Will See You Now

Artificial intelligence comes to the doctor’s office, helping identify disease, monitor heart activity, stave off seizures<p>By<p>Christopher Mims<p>Christopher Mims<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mims<p>christophermims<p>christopher.mims@wsj.com<p>Kimberly Bari had her first seizure in 2010 at age 26 and since …

Machine Learning