Casualties Of Trump’s Trade War Begin To Emerge

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By Lynda Bryant-Work Trade War casualties pile up … “As we learned after President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff at the     outset of the Great Depression, vibrant international trade is a key component to  economic recovery; hindering trade is a recipe for disaster.” -Asa Hutchinson Trump tariff casualties attributable to Donald Trump’s insistence on amping up the trade war he promised his voters, are beginning to surface as the economy bleeds jobs and prices begin rising. Industries that use steel and lumber are being hit with higher costs effecting…

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Trump’s New Tariffs Set To Drive Up Cost Of Living

By Lynda Work Canadian lumber tariffs imposed in 2017 are already having an impact on the housing and paper industries and the new steel tariffs will make the crunch even worse. Home prices are set to be driven up making it difficult for young buyers and even the middle-class buyer to purchase a property. The steel tariffs tack on 25 percent to steel, which is used in home foundations, floors and high-rise construction, and 10 percent for aluminum from foreign suppliers. The Trump administration levied tariffs of more than 20…

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Motorcycling: Ride Respecting Others And Beware Of Those Who Don’t

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by J. Lee Motorcycling Best Practices And Survival Tactics Motorcycle riders are often thought of negatively no matter how positive their actions are. It is far too easy for the general public who already have bias against bikers to unfairly accuse all bikers from the actions of a few.  This story will cover lane splitting, illegal stunt riding on public roads, road rage and group rides. Lane Splitting In many states lane splitting is not illegal, but it is best done at low speeds. It is common to see it…

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Mr. Roboto is Stealing Your Job – Mechanization In Trucking And Coal Mining

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by Tony Wyman Automation vs. Truck Driving Humans According to the American Trucking Association, there are 3.5 million people driving trucks professionally in this country, earning anywhere from an average of $41,000 to $81,000 a year.  And robots are about to put those drivers out of a job. A recent story in the MIT Technology Review claimed self-driving long haul trucks will be common on highways in five to ten years, making the humans driving the big rigs obsolete.  Not only are self-driving trucks more efficient, able to drive long hours…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr Wins The Pole For Possible Last Daytona Race

Dale Earnhardt Jr Wins Coke Zero 400 Pole

By Tyla MacAllister Dale Earnhardt Jr won the pole for tonight’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. The race will be his last at Daytona as a full time driver for the Number 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. It’s Earnhardt’s second career Daytona pole and the 14th pole of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. He hasn’t won a pole since September 2013 at Dover. Earnhardt’s lap of 190.973 mph bumped his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott to the second starting position. “I’m happy for those guys obviously, but…

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