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The U.S. Cargo Ship That Failed to Beat Soybean Tariff Is Now Just Drifting Aimlessly at Sea

Ah, man, it was only a month ago that we’d diverted our attention for a moment from the toxic wasteland of social media to follow Peak Pegasus, a cargo vessel carrying a boatload of soybeans, as it raced to a port in China in a—now futile—effort to beat a new soybean tariff. I’d already forgotten […]

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The Trump Administration Officially Proposes Freezing Fuel Economy Standards After 2020

There have been rumblings about this for a while now, but on Thursday morning the Environmental Protection Agency made it official with a proposal to freeze fuel economy standards at 2020 levels until 2026. Kind of amazingly, this is in part because the EPA argues that lighter, more fuel-efficient cars are more…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What Is Shadow Banning on Twitter?

Last week the president, alluding to a poorly researched article by VICE News, accused Twitter of “shadow banning prominent Republicans.” Twitter didn’t shadow ban anyone. But they did hide some Republican politicians’ accounts, not because they were Republicans, but for two more embarrassing reasons.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Trump Will Start a War With California This Week Over Auto Emissions: Report

President Trump’s plan to rollback Obama-era fuel economy targets is set to be unveiled this week, and if a new report from Bloomberg is accurate, that’ll include a revocation of California’s authority to set its own auto emission standards. For automakers, it’s their worst fear come alive. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here Are the Secret Documents About the Surveillance of Ex-Trump Adviser Carter Page

The Justice Department has released hundreds of pages of documents relating to an FBI application for a secret warrant issued in October 2016 authorizing surveillance on former Donald Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Trump’s Imported Car Tariff Could Ruin PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s Plans to Return to the U.S. 

President Trump’s threatened 25 percent tariff on imported cars would not only dramatically impact automakers both foreign and domestic and cause car prices to increase, it would also spell disaster for PSA Peugeot-Citroën, which is already deep in the process of returning to the North American market.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Trump Asked Harley-Davidson Not To Move Jobs Overseas After Starting A Trade War That Forced Harley To Move Jobs Overseas

A couple weeks ago, Harley-Davidson said that it was moving some production overseas thanks to President Trump’s trade war, which made our president mad and led to some angry tweets. After all that, Trump’s Secretary of the Treasury revealed yesterday, he went back to Harley and asked, a bit sadly, could you really…Read more… Continue […]

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Toyota Clarifies Its 137,000 U.S. Workers Are Not A National Security Threat In Response To Trump’s Proposed Tariffs

Following President Donald Trump ordering the Department of Commerce to open an investigation to determine the effect of imports on national security, and his consistent rhetoric of increasing tariffs on imports including automobiles, Toyota clarified in a statement today that its 137,000 American workers are not a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Elon Musk Has Some Wild Ideas For The Tesla Pickup Truck

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories that you need to know in order to win difficult rounds of Jeopardy! Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Trump’s Imported Car Tariffs Could Cost American Consumers $45 Billion A Year: Analysts

President Donald Trump is threatening a tariff of up to 25 percent on imported cars, an idea that everyone hates. While it’s being touted as leveling the playing field in what he sees as an unfair trade system, the tariff, unsurprisingly, would be very bad for the American consumers—to the tune of about $45 billion…Read more… […]

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