Battle Lines: How to Protect American Jobs?

Battle Lines: How to Protect American Jobs?

• Unions and small U.S. manufacturers want a full-scale assault on alleged unfair trade practices such as subsidizing export industries through currency manipulation by China and others.

• Retailers want to stop any move to increase the cost of imports. So do multinationals.

• Obama will ratchet up enforcement of current regulations but will resist an all-out trade war.

Data: BusinessWeek

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