Tag: Transportation/Shipping

U.S. manufacturers blame Trump-era tariffs for inflation’s rise

WASHINGTON — Economists and policy makers are debating whether stimulus spending and easy monetary policy are fueling inflation. Many businesses say there is another culprit that should share the blame: import tariffs. The Trump administration implemented tariffs on products including lumber, steel and semiconductors to shield American companies from a glut of cheap imported products from China […]

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2 million Americans in 18 states will lose extra unemployment benefits — here’s when it will happen

More than 2 million Americans across 18 Republican-led states are going to be cut off from enhanced federal unemployment benefits that have prevented millions of Americans from living in poverty in the coming weeks. Their governors say these benefits, which were set to expire in September, are overly generous and are contributing to the mounting […]

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‘We’re still blazing the trail’: Joe Biden wants to create millions of infrastructure jobs — but will his plan help women rejoin the workforce?

In 1980 Lauren Sugerman was hired as an elevator constructor at Westinghouse Elevator Company primarily because she was a woman, she said.  Even though the company needed to hire more women to meet the requirements of a lucrative federal contract to build elevators for public housing projects, the men who interviewed her tried doing everything they […]

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