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Above the FoldAug 02, 2018 - 2:30pm
A worker stacks a straw bale at a recently harvested wheat field in the village of Kirkland in Dekalb, Illinois

‘We’re to the Breaking Point:’ New Tariffs Sow Seeds of Fear Across America’s Heartland

“We’d rather have trade. Any aid package, no matter what dollar amount, is a Band-Aid on an arterial bleed.”

Above the FoldJul 30, 2018 - 5:00am
Shipping containers stacked on a ship as it is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles.

A Slippery, $39 Billion Slope: New Data Analysis Makes Case for Trade, Not Aid

The best way to protect American industries from a damaging trade war is to avoid entering into one in the first place.

Above the FoldJul 26, 2018 - 11:30am
Beer mug

Trouble Brewing: Why Tariffs are Making it Harder to Make American Beer

Pretty much everything in a brewery that isn’t an ingredient or a stool is made of metal.

Above the FoldJul 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
Soybeans are loaded into a truck during harvest in Princeton, IL.

‘We Are Caught in the Middle:’ Tariffs Hit Illinois Farmers and Manufacturers Hard

$3.8 billion of the state's exports are vulnerable due to the emerging trade war.

Above the FoldJul 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
A farmer talks on a cell phone while tending to hogs in Walcott, IA.

‘A Really Bad Deal:’ These Iowa Farmers Are Getting Clobbered by Tariff Escalation

Retaliatory tariffs by China, Canada, Mexico, and the European Union threaten $977 billion in exports.

Above the FoldJul 19, 2018 - 8:00am
A worker assembles a Ford Super Duty series pickup truck at the company's manufacturing plant in Louisville, KY.

Tariffs Would Be a Dangerous U-Turn for U.S. Auto Sector

U.S. auto production has doubled over the past decade, and the sector employs nearly 8 million Americans.

Above the FoldJul 13, 2018 - 4:30pm
Cheese State

‘They Walked Away:’ Three Wisconsin Industries Reeling from Tariffs

More than $1 billion of the state’s exports are vulnerable due to the emerging trade war.

Above the FoldJul 13, 2018 - 2:45pm
Inside the U.S. Custom House in Portland, ME.

The Historic Tariff Increase in One Chart

Recent actions would spike duties collected by $145 billion, which would be a radical shift from prior policy.

Above the FoldJul 13, 2018 - 11:45am

‘We’re All Just in Limbo:’ 3 Florida Business Owners Feeling the Heat of Tariffs

More than $713 million of the state's exports are vulnerable due to the emerging trade war.

Above the FoldJul 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

‘I’ve Lost my Competitive Advantage:’ 3 Ohio Small Businesses Hurt by Tariffs

From manufacturing to agriculture, business owners are coping with the changes to come. For small businesses, there are no winners.