White House to impose tariffs on roughly $50B in Chinese goods | IMF warns of risks created by tariffs, tax cut | Should the internet be kept neutral?
June 15, 2018
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White House to impose tariffs on roughly $50B in Chinese goods
President Donald Trump has approved tariffs of 25% on about $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, sources said. A Chinese official said China will retaliate immediately.
Nikkei Asian Review (Japan) (tiered subscription model) (6/15),  The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (6/14) 
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The Business & Politics Poll
Should the internet be kept neutral?
While a recent Morningstar poll showed Democrats and Republicans decidedly split on the issue of net neutrality, participants in this week's Business & Politics poll are strongly in favor of restoring a neutral internet. New poll Monday.
Yes  86.33%
No  8.77%
Uncertain  3.73%
None of the above/other  0.66%
No opinion  0.51%
Agenda Items
House bill would let Congress control CFPB budget
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's budget would be subject to congressional appropriations beginning in fiscal 2020 under a spending bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee. The bill would give the IRS $11.6 billion for fiscal 2019, $186 million more than the budget in fiscal 2018.
The Hill (6/13) 
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Friday Fact Check
Is US tourism in a "Trump slump"?
US international tourism is down, and some critics have pointed to the political atmosphere surrounding President Donald Trump and his administration. However, researcher Bing Pan writes that many factors contribute to whether international travelers come to this country.
Quartz (6/14) 
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Daily Diversion
N.D. mayor wins re-election with 3 votes
Ruso, N.D., Mayor Bruce Lorenz was re-elected after winning all three possible votes in his incorporated city. Lorenz, who has been the town's mayor for over 30 years, said that his main goal is to get rural water service in Ruso.
Minot Daily News (N.D.) (6/14) 
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