Biden’s China tariff threats are more bark than bite, economists say

Biden’s China tariff threats are more bark than bite, economists say

U.S. President Joe Biden attends a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Filoli Estate on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Woodside, California, United States, November 15, 2023. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The Biden administration this week sent several signals of a toughened U.S. economic strategy…

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Forever chemicals’ drinking water rules to cost $1.5 billion a year

Forever chemicals’ drinking water rules to cost $1.5 billion a year

Signage is seen at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, May 10, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday released long-awaited regulations on some toxic “forever chemicals” in drinking water. The chemicals known as PFAS are per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances. They are made by binding…

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