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Trump presses U.S. companies to close China operations

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ordering U.S. companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products in the United States instead, sending U.S. markets down sharply in a new rhetorical strike at Beijing as trade tensions mounted.  Full Article 

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Trump presses U.S. companies to close China operations

President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ordering U.S. companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products in the United States instead, sending U.S. markets down sharply in a new rhetorical strike at Beijing as trade tensions mounted.

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Marty Lipton’s inchoate feud with the Council of Institutional Investors may be the juiciest early story to emerge from the Business Roundtable’s announcement this week of a new corporate paradigm. But it’s not the only legal story prompted by the bombshell BRT announcement, in which business leaders pledged to consider the interests of an array of stakeholders – employees, customers, suppliers and community members – in addition to shareholders’ interest in maximizing profits.

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