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Americans Like Other World Leaders Over Trump

In the auto industry Trump’s bellicose nature, ill thought tariffs and threatened trade restrictions have wreaked havoc to no discernible positive affect. Even the tax cut for the wealthy hurt the car making and car buying middle class. Continue reading

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Trump Tantrum on Trade Kills Jobs, Distracts from Expanding Russian Collusion Investigations and Criminal Indictments

The impact on automotive and parts production will be significant, but the magnitude of the action is not yet known. Continue reading

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Milestones – 40 Years of Toyota Auto Body – Thanks to a so-called “Chicken Tax”

In one of the ironies of history, Ford Motor, one of the then dominant Detroit Three companies that lobbied the Johnson Administration for protection against imported light trucks, now uses the same tax dodge by performing minor work on its Turkish-built Transit Connect van outside the incoming port of Baltimore to lower its tax rate to 2.5%. Continue reading

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