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Concern in Arkansas town highlights trade fears in US states

 

August 9, 2018



ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — A Chinese company's announcement two years ago that it would spend more than $1 billion and hire hundreds of workers for a paper mill on the outskirts of this rural college town was seen as a much-needed shot in the arm for the region's economy.

A web video promoting Arkadelphia — "It's a great place to call home!" — continues to tout the Sun Paper project and its potential to generate jobs and boost development. But optimism has been giving way to concern in recent months amid President Donald Trump's escalating trade dispute with China.

The threat of a full-...



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