Tag: Relocation of Business

Trump Ordered U.S. Companies to Leave China. Is That Possible?

SHANGHAI — In the space of 24 hours, President Trump ordered American businesses to leave China and suggested in a tweet that he has the authority to do so. Whether he has that power — he pointed to a national security law that has been used mainly to target terrorists and other major threats — […]

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‘It’s Not the Same’: Why War Refugees Who Helped Revive St. Louis Are Leaving

ST. LOUIS — It took Beriz Nukic about two years after landing on a new continent as a war refugee to open his own business. Mr. Nukic learned English on the fly, and started with a simple concept — a Turkish coffee roastery for Bosnians, who drink Turkish coffee as though it is water. Soon […]

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Can States Just Say No to Corporate Giveaways?

No place better illustrates the absurdities of the proliferating use of tax incentives for job creation than the Kansas City metro area, which straddles the Missouri-Kansas state line. Over the past decade, Missouri and Kansas have offered more than $330 million in tax breaks to lure companies back and forth across State Line Road. More […]

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Businesses Plead to Stop More China Tariffs. They Expect to Be Ignored.

WASHINGTON — Nervous business owners are spending seven days trying to persuade the Trump administration not to impose tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. Most are bracing for disappointment. After several previous hearings where company officials testified against tariffs only to see them go into effect, many business leaders are becoming […]

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Trump Is Said to Have Overruled Kushner and Other Aides in Threatening Mexico With Tariffs

WASHINGTON — President Trump pushed ahead with plans to impose tariffs on Mexico over the objections of several top advisers, including his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, opting to side with hard-line officials who were advocating the move, according to multiple administration officials and people briefed on their plans. For several weeks, Mr. Trump’s top economic advisers […]

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