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BC-APFN-US--Business Features Digest

September 20, 2018

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TRADE-CHINA TARIFFS-WHAT WAY OUT? — How does this end? In imposing its latest round of tariffs on China, the Trump administration has demanded that Beijing stop pressuring U.S. companies to hand over trade secrets in return for access to the Chinese market and stop engaging in cyber-theft. Problem is, even if Beijing agreed to meet those demands, it would require a long-term task of huge complexity that would be difficult for Beijing to achieve and for Washington to verify. By Paul Wiseman. SENT: Wednesday, 800 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-TRADE-TARIFFS — Some Democratic candidates are determined not to let Republican members of Congress distance themselves from the president’s trade policies. By Kevin Freking and Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: Wednesday, 1,100 words, photos.

CHINA-TRUMP-TRADE — China unveils a slew of changes under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over technology. But the communist leadership does not appear likely to back down after Trump escalated the trade dispute by approving penalties on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods, according to economists, political analysts and business groups. By Joe McDonald. SENT: Tuesday, 1,200 words, photos.

TRADE-CHINA TARIFFS-Q&A — By imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, President Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with Beijing and triggered the likelihood of price increases for many American companies and consumers. By Paul Wiseman. SENT: Tuesday, 1,160 words, photos.

TRADE-CHINA TARIFFS-5 THINGS TO KNOW — By imposing taxes on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, President Donald Trump has intensified a battle of wills between the world’s two largest economies — and the outcome is far from certain. Here is a look at 5 potential consequences. By Josh Boak. SENT: Tuesday, 1,250 words, photos.

TRUMP TRADE-POLITICAL STRATEGY — What’s behind President Donald Trump’s scorched-earth stance toward tariffs and the pain it threatens to cause for American individuals and companies so close to midterm elections? Farmers and businesses stand to suffer from the fights he’s started with China, Canada and other key U.S. trading partners. But the administration appears to be betting that getting tough on trade is a politically shrewd strategy that will help seal deals with South Korea, Canada and Mexico before Election Day. By Paul Wiseman and Ken Thomas. SENT: Monday, 1,200 words, photos.


SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DISASTER RECOVERY — Many small business owners whose companies were hit by Hurricane Florence are embarking on an uncertain path to recovery. From getting the business up and running — even on a limited basis — to applying for a disaster loan, here are some things owners need to know. By Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: Wednesday, 970 words, photos.

ON THE MONEY-FLU SHOTS — It’s flu shot season, but the pinch of a shot doesn’t have to also hurt your wallet. By Mike Stobbe. SENT: Wednesday, 650 words, photos.

THE OTHER MUSK — While one Musk was on the verge of announcing the first private passenger to travel to the moon while separately fending off a lawsuit accusing him of defaming a British diver, another Musk was talking about growing basil plants at an indoor garden in Brooklyn. Kimbal Musk, who serves on the board of older brother Elon Musk’s companies Tesla and SpaceX, speaks about the promise of urban farming and his mission to bring local, trustworthy food and restaurants and gardens to schoolchildren around the country. By Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: Tuesday, 650 words, photos.

SPORTS GAMBLING-FIGHTING THE FIX — Some pro and college sports are worried about games being fixed as legal sports gambling spreads in the United States. By David Porter and Regina Garcia-Cano. SENT: Monday, 1,500 words, photos.

WOMEN-RETIREMENT AGE — Married women tend to retire when their husbands do, but many should consider waiting because they’ll otherwise miss out on building Social Security wealth. By NerdWallet columnist Liz Weston. SENT: Monday, 830 words, photos.


OF MUTUAL INTEREST-S&P 500 CHANGES— The S&P 500 index is getting a makeover of sorts. Tech giants Google and Facebook will join Netflix and 15 other companies in a new communications services sector. The move will somewhat dilute the impact of the tech sector, which had grown to a quarter of the S&P’s market value. By Marley Jay. SENT: Thursday, 800 words, photos.


GROWING UP DIGITAL-SCREEN TIME CONTROLS — Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones — really. Both companies are rolling out tools to help manage screen time. Apple’s tools, out Tuesday, will also let you control how long your kids spend on devices. By Anick Jesdanun. SENT: Tuesday, 930 words, photos.

JAPAN-FLYING CARS — The Japanese government has started a “flying car” project, bringing together more than a dozen companies, including All Nippon Airways, electronics company NEC, Toyota-backed startup Cartivator and Uber, the ride-hailing service. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: Tuesday, 1,150 words, photos, video.


NERDWALLET-INTROVERT TRAVEL — Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded — a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you’re an introvert, it can drain your internal battery. By NerdWallet columnist Melissa Lambarena. SENT: Tuesday, 830 words, photos.

NERDWALLET-DEBT DIARY — For this civil engineer, digging out of nearly $100,000 of college and car loans means working two jobs, plus side hustles. She chronicled her daily spending during a recent week to illustrate what paying off that much debt looks like day to day. Here are her entries, plus tips for debt-ridden readers. By NerdWallet columnist Teddy Nykiel. SENT: Thursday, 1,190 words, photos.


BREXIT-WHAT’S IN A NAME? — The impending British exit from the EU is throwing Portugal’s 50-million-euros worth of exports there into doubt. That’s because London conspicuously isn’t saying whether after leaving the EU next year it will keep the bloc’s name protection rules, which also cover products such as Italian Parma ham, French Champagne and Greek feta cheese. By Barry Hatton. SENT: Wednesday, 1,140 words, photos.

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