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A tech cold war

Politics | The U.S. blacklists Chinese tech giant Huawei as a trade war intensifies
by June Cheng
Posted 5/23/19, 08:43 am

Tensions between the United States and China rose in mid-May after the Trump administration placed Chinese telecom giant Huawei on a trade blacklist over espionage concerns. In response, Google said it would suspend business with the second-largest smartphone maker.

Two days later, the U.S. Commerce Department delayed the ban, giving tech companies permission to work with Huawei for another 90 days in order to keep smartphones up-to-date and secure.

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Trade war, continued

Economy | China’s trade talks with the United States come as the Communist nation battles an economic slump
by June Cheng
Posted 5/09/19, 02:34 pm

Stocks dropped this week after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose higher tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump’s warning came after China backtracked on several key U.S. demands amid ongoing trade negotiations between the two countries—negotiations occurring as China grapples with an economic slump.

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Medicare, Social Security going broke, feds warn

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/24/19, 11:18 am

As talk of government-run healthcare gains steam on the 2020 presidential campaign trail, a new report warned Monday that Medicare and Social Security could soon be insolvent. The annual report by the Social Security Board of Trustees said Medicare is on track for insolvency within the next seven years and Social Security will run dry within the next 16 years. Ahead of next year’s election, President Donald Trump has declared cuts to those programs off-limits.

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