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Wednesday at Davos: Five Things You Need to Know

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Wednesday at Davos: Five Things You Need to Know

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s economics team landed in Davos, Switzerland, bringing with them their boss’s “America First” agenda. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin broke with his predecessors by saying publicly that a “weaker dollar is good’’ for trade, sending the greenback to its lowest level in three years. Meanwhile, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross unnerved investors by saying a “trade war’’ is underway and that the White House planned more measures to support its exporters. And it’s only Wednesday.