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Trade war's wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

 

January 13, 2019



WASHINGTON (AP) — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump's import taxes — a move that threatens a handful of its 26 U.S. jobs.

In California's San Joaquin Valley, the CEO of a company that makes precision parts for the biomedical and chip making fields jokes bitterly that he's running "a nonprofit" and might have to cut jobs.

And west of Detroit, a metal stamping company that supplies the auto industry is losing business to foreign rivals because Trump's steel tarif...



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