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Q&A: Does a manufacturing slump threaten the US economy?

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Defying fears and predictions, the U.S. economy is still shrugging off President Donald Trump's trade conflicts.
Employers added a sizzling 266,000 jobs in November, and unemployment matched a 50-year low of 3.5% - all while the Trump administration is waging a bruising trade war with China while fighting other trading partners, too.
Yet the economy has hardly been unscathed. Farmers are suffering. Manufacturers are mired in a slump. Business investment is down because managers don't know when - or whether - the trade hostilities, with their vast web of import taxes, will...
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