The KUIK Morning Market Report for Tuesday, January 23:
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The Trump administration said Monday it would impose new trade barriers aimed at protecting domestic makers of solar panels and washing machines from a recent surge of cheap imports that are mostly from China. The administration said it would impose tariffs on washing machines at a rate of up to 50%, with the rates phasing out over the next few years and combined with quotas. Tariffs on solar modules would be as high as 30%, and also be phased out over time. The solar and washer decisions are the first of what is officials have signaled will be a number of 2018 actions invoking trade protection powers
Congress approved a measure Monday to fund the government for three weeks and halt a three-day shutdown, after Senate Democrats accepted GOP leaders’ assurance that they would bring an immigration bill to the floor in coming weeks. The House approved the bill, 266-150. President Donald signed the bill last night. The agreement will keep the federal government running through February. 8, but did not resolve the underlying policy fights over immigration and government-spending and doesn’t prevent another shutdown next month.
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