Trump's Trade Follicy

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Some jobs were never to be had in the US
Harley-Davidson strikes deal to build smaller bike in China

(Reuters) - Harley-Davidson Inc will partner with China’s Qianjiang Motorcycle Co to build a new smaller motorcycle than its trademark “big hogs”, making good on promises to move more production outside the United States that have angered President Donald Trump.

Trump last year threatened to impose higher taxes on Harley after it made plans to move production for European customers overseas, part of a longer-term strategy for dealing with lower sales in the U.S. and higher costs because of trade tariffs.

The partnership Harley outlined on Wednesday is aimed both at taking a bigger chunk of China’s huge bike and moped market, while also fitting in with a plan to cut costs and source half of all sales outside the United States by 2027.

The new bike would have an engine displacement of 338 cubic centimeters, one of the smallest in the company’s 116-year old history, and would be sold in China from the end of 2020.

Harley’s existing range of motorcycles are generally far larger and come with high price tags and engine capacities of more than 601 cubic centimeters.

That has made the company a niche seller in Asia’s big markets, where lightweight bikes and scooters dominate, and left it struggling to win over consumers globally to replace a traditional U.S. customer base which is aging.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-harl ... SKCN1TK1BP

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So when do Bikers For Trump torch their Harleys?
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:59 am


US Steel is idling plants, despite tariffs designed to save them


https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/19/business ... index.html
Late Tuesday US Steel announced it will idle two of the blast furnaces where it makes steel, one in its flagship mill in Gary, Indiana, near Chicago, the other in Ecorse, Michigan, near Detroit. The idled furnaces will cut production by about 200,000 tons of steel or more a month, the company said.

"We will resume blast furnace production at one or both idled blast furnaces when market conditions improve," said the company.

US Steel (X) also cut its earnings outlook and shut an additional blast furnace in Europe. Although some of the drop in profit is because of the slowdown in the European economy, it pointed to softening demand in the American market as well. US manufacturing has been slowing recently.

US Steel's action follows similar warnings Monday from Nucor (NUE), the nation's largest steelmaker, and Steel Dynamics (STLD). Both are now forecasting lower profits. Nucor pointed to weaker demand from the US auto industry. Steel Dynamics said steel prices have declined across its line of products.
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:08 am

U.S. tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules - sources

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1TK2LG
The United States has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, widening the two countries’ row over tariffs and trade.

The plan to restrict the popular H-1B visa program, under which skilled foreign workers are brought to the United States each year, comes days ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to New Delhi.

India, which has upset companies such as Mastercard and irked the U.S. government with stringent new rules on data storage, is the largest recipient of these temporary visas, most of them to workers at big Indian technology firms.

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Two senior Indian government officials said on Wednesday they were briefed last week on a U.S. government plan to cap H-1B visas issued each year to Indians at between 10% and 15% of the annual quota. There is no current country-specific limit on the 85,000 H-1B work visas granted each year, and an estimated 70% go to Indians.
In 2019 India required foreign firms to store their payments data “only in India” for supervision purposes.
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:11 am

H-1B visa: Amid OPT work permit delays, foreign students reportedly losing internship opportunities

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/06/18/ ... rtunities/
It’s taking up to five months for foreign college and university students to obtain “Optional Practical Training” work permits, leading to reported loss of internship opportunities.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration said this week that a “surge” in requests for the OPT — widely used as a pathway to the controversial H-1B visa — has created a backlog and delays to the standard 90-day processing time. Wait times are running from four weeks to five months, the agency said.

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“Recent graduates of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism are pushing back start dates for internships and relying on their parents for day-to-day expenses. Students at Princeton have had job offers rescinded, and have been forced to return home for the summer. At Dartmouth College, students reported losing money they spent for housing and flights to live and work in other states. At Yale, students scrambled to enroll in a newly created course that would allow the university to approve their summer employment.”

Processing delays have become an issue because students can only apply for OPT work authorization 90 days before a job is scheduled to start. “The backlog has made it nearly impossible for students who applied in February or March — the earliest they could do so — to begin summer jobs on time, if at all,” the Times reported June 16.
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Post by Dan1100 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:09 pm

Slim Cognito wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:37 pm
So when do Bikers For Trump torch their Harleys?
But where else will they be able to get an obnoxiously loud bike unencumbered by power, speed or agility?
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Post by RoadScholar » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:20 pm

Dan1100 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Slim Cognito wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:37 pm
So when do Bikers For Trump torch their Harleys?
But where else will they be able to get an obnoxiously loud bike unencumbered by power, speed or agility?
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Post by Slim Cognito » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:01 pm

RoadScholar wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:20 pm
Dan1100 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Slim Cognito wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:37 pm
So when do Bikers For Trump torch their Harleys?
But where else will they be able to get an obnoxiously loud bike unencumbered by power, speed or agility?
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Hubs has a Harley. Back in the early aughts, I bought a Yamaha. We lived at the bottom of a long dirt driveway at the end of a long dirt road. If he needed to run a quick errand, whose bike do you think he hopped on?

Yep.
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Post by woodworker » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:13 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:59 am

US Steel is idling plants, despite tariffs designed to save them


https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/19/business ... index.html
Late Tuesday US Steel announced it will idle two of the blast furnaces where it makes steel, one in its flagship mill in Gary, Indiana, near Chicago, the other in Ecorse, Michigan, near Detroit. The idled furnaces will cut production by about 200,000 tons of steel or more a month, the company said.

"We will resume blast furnace production at one or both idled blast furnaces when market conditions improve," said the company.

US Steel (X) also cut its earnings outlook and shut an additional blast furnace in Europe. Although some of the drop in profit is because of the slowdown in the European economy, it pointed to softening demand in the American market as well. US manufacturing has been slowing recently.

US Steel's action follows similar warnings Monday from Nucor (NUE), the nation's largest steelmaker, and Steel Dynamics (STLD). Both are now forecasting lower profits. Nucor pointed to weaker demand from the US auto industry. Steel Dynamics said steel prices have declined across its line of products.
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Post by ZekeB » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:40 pm

woodworker wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:13 pm
There's a recession coming round the mountain and headed straight for us.
That's no train light. That's the light at the end of the tunnel. :brickwallsmall:

Trump's economic policies make less sense than Reagan's trickle down theories. And Reagan was no economic wizard.
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Post by Dan1100 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:04 pm

ZekeB wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:40 pm
woodworker wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:13 pm
There's a recession coming round the mountain and headed straight for us.
That's no train light. That's the light at the end of the tunnel. :brickwallsmall:

Trump's economic policies make less sense than Reagan's trickle down theories. And Reagan was no economic wizard.
Trickle down economics was a well planned, intentional lie meant to transfer money from the government to the rich.

What Trump is doing is just unplanned chaos.
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Post by Somerset » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:37 pm

Dan1100 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Slim Cognito wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:37 pm
So when do Bikers For Trump torch their Harleys?
But where else will they be able to get an obnoxiously loud bike unencumbered by power, speed or agility?
Harvester-Davidson ;)

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Post by Addie » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:14 am

Finally. Something that could do some good for a country with too many goddamn bibles.
Quartz: Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to a Bible shortage in the US

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Post by Lani » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:30 am

Addie wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:14 am
Finally. Something that could do some good for a country with too many goddamn bibles.
Quartz: Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to a Bible shortage in the US
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Post by Sam the Centipede » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:37 am

As the article sez, Trump could write an exemption for Bibles … although I guess it would have to be framed as a non-preferential exemption for all holy books…
:pickle: … or is there a constitutional issue on that, would it be deemed to be state support of religion? Leagles: this sounds like a first year constitutional law exam question?!?!

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Post by Notorial Dissent » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:02 am

Addie wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:14 am
Finally. Something that could do some good for a country with too many goddamn bibles.
Quartz: Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to a Bible shortage in the US
They could just print books filled with blank pages stick an appropriately faked cover on them and it wouldn't matter in the least. A large portion of the ones supposedly affected never bother to crack the book to begin with, let alone EVER bothering to read it. They just take someone else's word for it. Why should they change the habits of a lifetime????
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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:36 am

Sam the Centipede wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:37 am
As the article sez, Trump could write an exemption for Bibles … although I guess it would have to be framed as a non-preferential exemption for all holy books…
:pickle: … or is there a constitutional issue on that, would it be deemed to be state support of religion? Leagles: this sounds like a first year constitutional law exam question?!?!
Wait! You're saying the US will then be swamped with free Korans?

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Post by Sam the Centipede » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:21 am

RTH10260 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:36 am
Sam the Centipede wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:37 am
As the article sez, Trump could write an exemption for Bibles … although I guess it would have to be framed as a non-preferential exemption for all holy books…
:pickle: … or is there a constitutional issue on that, would it be deemed to be state support of religion? Leagles: this sounds like a first year constitutional law exam question?!?!
Wait! You're saying the US will then be swamped with free Korans?
Same price as before tariffs …
… but imagine the squeals from the christonazis if Korans are exempted at the same time as Bibles! They'll complain that this is the imposition of Sharia Law and somehow zll Obama's fault.?

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:40 pm

Lani wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:30 am
Addie wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:14 am
Finally. Something that could do some good for a country with too many goddamn bibles.
Quartz: Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to a Bible shortage in the US
:rotflmao:
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:45 pm

Sam the Centipede wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:37 am
As the article sez, Trump could write an exemption for Bibles … although I guess it would have to be framed as a non-preferential exemption for all holy books…
:pickle: … or is there a constitutional issue on that, would it be deemed to be state support of religion? Leagles: this sounds like a first year constitutional law exam question?!?!
Perzactly. I think Con Law is 2.0.
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Addie wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:14 am
Finally. Something that could do some good for a country with too many goddamn bibles.
Quartz: Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to a Bible shortage in the US
Good grief. Use your Bible app. You can even swear an oath on your Bible app. Plus you can do word searches on it. You can increase the size of the font so it's easier to read. All the advantages of ebooks over paper books apply to Bibles.
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Post by Suranis » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:56 pm

The bible was actually one of the first books transferred to digital format. The Verse format made putting it into a database easy.
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Post by pipistrelle » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:31 pm

MN-Skeptic wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Addie wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:14 am
Finally. Something that could do some good for a country with too many goddamn bibles.
Quartz: Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to a Bible shortage in the US
Good grief. Use your Bible app. You can even swear an oath on your Bible app. Plus you can do word searches on it. You can increase the size of the font so it's easier to read. All the advantages of ebooks over paper books apply to Bibles.
Punching air with your phone or Kindle doesn’t have the same effect.

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:32 pm

pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:31 pm
MN-Skeptic wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Addie wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:14 am
Finally. Something that could do some good for a country with too many goddamn bibles.

Good grief. Use your Bible app. You can even swear an oath on your Bible app. Plus you can do word searches on it. You can increase the size of the font so it's easier to read. All the advantages of ebooks over paper books apply to Bibles.
Punching air with your phone or Kindle doesn’t have the same effect.
:rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by Foggy » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:46 pm

I'm a fervent believer in everything I imagine the Bible says, and that's final. :blink:

:whisper: What does it say about trade follicy?

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