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Attorney general’s new investigation follows years of Trump and supporters claiming justice department and FBI spied on his campaignSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.10pm BST On the subject of markets – the Dow Jones Industrial Average has opened up slightly, a half a point in the green on the day so far. It fell a bit more than three points on Monday. 3.07pm BST Donald Trump spent at least an hour and some 1,400 characters on Tuesday morning tweeting a defense of his tariffs on Chinese goods, which China has responded to with retaliatory tariffs, precipitating a dive on Monday in the US markets. Asian markets fell less sharply and European markets opened Tuesday slightly up.Trump said on Tuesday that “Tariffs have rebuilt our Steel Industry – it is booming!”, “we are in a fantastic position”, “We are in a much better position now than any deal we could have made” and “Other countries are already negotiating with us because they don’t want this to happen to them.” Related: Trump defends China tariffs as trade war leaves allies and opponents in bind Continue reading…



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Author : Amanda Holpuch and Tom McCarthy in New York

Publish date : 2019-05-14 14:10:50

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