China exempts 16 American products from additional tariffs — here’s the full list

Washington and Beijing have imposed tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of one another’s goods since the start of 2018, battering financial markets and souring business and consumer sentiment. For products on “List 1,” including fish meal for feed, shrimp and prawn seedlings and cancer drugs, tariffs already imposed will be refunded. For products on “List 2,” including whey for feed and lubricating base oil, tariffs were said to be non-refundable. Lubricating oil. Decitabine, fluorouridine, cy


Washington and Beijing have imposed tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of one another’s goods since the start of 2018, battering financial markets and souring business and consumer sentiment. For products on “List 1,” including fish meal for feed, shrimp and prawn seedlings and cancer drugs, tariffs already imposed will be refunded. For products on “List 2,” including whey for feed and lubricating base oil, tariffs were said to be non-refundable. Lubricating oil. Decitabine, fluorouridine, cy
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China exempts 16 American products from additional tariffs — here's the full list

Containers sit at the Yangshan Port in Shanghai, China, Aug. 6, 2019.

China’s Ministry of Finance announced plans to exempt 16 types of U.S. products from additional tariffs on Wednesday, including food for livestock, cancer drugs and lubricants.

The exemption, which is scheduled to go into effect from September 17, will be valid for a year through to September 16, 2020.

The announcement comes as high-level trade officials from China and the U.S. prepare to meet in Washington next month. It will mark their latest attempt to resolve a protracted trade dispute. Washington and Beijing have imposed tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of one another’s goods since the start of 2018, battering financial markets and souring business and consumer sentiment.

The State Council Tariff Commission said on the Ministry of Finance’s website that items on two separate tariff exemption lists would not be subject to additional charges imposed by China on U.S. goods.

For products on “List 1,” including fish meal for feed, shrimp and prawn seedlings and cancer drugs, tariffs already imposed will be refunded. Companies can apply to customs within six months.

For products on “List 2,” including whey for feed and lubricating base oil, tariffs were said to be non-refundable.

Here are the two lists in full, according to a CNBC translation:

LIST 1: 1. Other shrimp and prawn seedlings. 2. Aster meal and pellets. 3. Other purpura (except coarse powder and pellets). 4. Fish meal for feed. 5. Lubricating oil. 6. Grease. 7. Ring line, insecticidal ring, insecticidal nail, polythiane, etc. (including methylthiophosphorus, buprofezin, aspartate, indoxacarb). 8. Decitabine, fluorouridine, cyclophosphamide, gefitinib, capecitabine, raltitrexed, fludarabine phosphate, fluoride, cytarabine hydrochloride, gemcitabine hydrochloride, ectinib hydrochloride, ifosfamide. 9. Nonionic Organic Surfactant. 10. Mineral oil <70% lubricant. 11. Lubricants containing no petroleum or oils from bituminous minerals. 12. Medical linear accelerator. LIST 2: 1. Whey for feed (2%-7% by weight protein, 76%-88% lactose). 2. Release agent (oil by weight and oil extracted from bitumen ≥70%). 3. Isoparaffin solvent (early boiling point 225 ° C, flash point 92 ° C, density 0.79 g / cm3, viscosity 3.57mm2/s). 4. Lubricating base oil (product viscosity at 100 degrees Celsius). —CNBC's Hilary Pan contributed to this report.


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Apple’s original TV service will cost $4.99 a month and launch Nov. 1

The company is offering a free year of Apple TV+ to customers who buy a Mac, iPhone or Apple TV, Cook said. Apple’s new streaming service will debut less than two weeks before Disney’s new service, which will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 for a full year. The ad-free subscription service, Apple TV+, was originally announced at Apple’s press event in March. At the time, Apple said all of its original content would be available in its Apple TV app across iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple TV boxes. T


The company is offering a free year of Apple TV+ to customers who buy a Mac, iPhone or Apple TV, Cook said. Apple’s new streaming service will debut less than two weeks before Disney’s new service, which will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 for a full year. The ad-free subscription service, Apple TV+, was originally announced at Apple’s press event in March. At the time, Apple said all of its original content would be available in its Apple TV app across iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple TV boxes. T
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Apple's original TV service will cost $4.99 a month and launch Nov. 1

Apple unveiled new details for its upcoming streaming product at its event Tuesday.

Apple will make its first shows available on Nov. 1 in 100 countries and regions and offer its family subscription for $4.99 per month, CEO Tim Cook announced. The company is offering a free year of Apple TV+ to customers who buy a Mac, iPhone or Apple TV, Cook said.

Apple’s new streaming service will debut less than two weeks before Disney’s new service, which will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 for a full year.

The ad-free subscription service, Apple TV+, was originally announced at Apple’s press event in March. Apple brought out a slew of celebrities to introduce its star-studded slate including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Steven Spielberg. At the time, Apple said all of its original content would be available in its Apple TV app across iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple TV boxes. It will also be available on third-party hardware like smart TVs and Roku devices.

The introduction to Apple TV+ comes as Apple has begun to shift its narrative from being the iPhone company to being a services company that can generate predictable, recurring revenue through subscriptions. While Tuesday’s event does focus on new gadgets including an iPhone update, it’s also training investors to understand the allure of its new subscription products.

Apple has spent heavily to beef up its content slate, according to recent reports. The company has spent over $6 billion on original TV shows and movies for the service, The Financial Times reported last month. But the company has also had some stumbles along the way. The company recently decided to drop an adapted drama series starring Richard Gere, Variety reported last week.

The company will be just one of several new players in the increasingly hot streaming space, joining Disney, AT&T’s WarnerMedia and Comcast-owned NBCUniversal. It will take on others that have established their roles already, including Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

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Target set to roll out its revamped loyalty program nationwide

Target said Monday it will be taking its recently revamped loyalty program, called Target Circle, nationwide beginning Oct. 6. Prior to that, Target Circle was being tested more stealthily in Dallas. It said those people have completed more than 14 million transactions and that people using Target Circle are spending more in stores and online than those not enrolled in the loyalty program. As part of the nationwide rollout, Target’s existing Cartwheel platform for coupons will become integrated


Target said Monday it will be taking its recently revamped loyalty program, called Target Circle, nationwide beginning Oct. 6. Prior to that, Target Circle was being tested more stealthily in Dallas. It said those people have completed more than 14 million transactions and that people using Target Circle are spending more in stores and online than those not enrolled in the loyalty program. As part of the nationwide rollout, Target’s existing Cartwheel platform for coupons will become integrated
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Target set to roll out its revamped loyalty program nationwide

A shopper is seen in a Target store in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

Target said Monday it will be taking its recently revamped loyalty program, called Target Circle, nationwide beginning Oct. 6.

CNBC had reported back in February that Target was piloting the program, which includes new perks like a birthday reward, in five markets – including in Charlotte, North Carolina, and in Phoenix. Prior to that, Target Circle was being tested more stealthily in Dallas.

Target said that over the span of 18 months more than 2 million people have already enrolled in Target Circle, which doesn’t require the person to pay a membership fee or have a Target credit card. It said those people have completed more than 14 million transactions and that people using Target Circle are spending more in stores and online than those not enrolled in the loyalty program.

“We are seeing a benefit in building our guest base,” Rick Gomez, Target’s chief marketing and digital officer, said on a call with members of the media. During the pilot phase, “engagement [has] exceeded our expectations,” he said.

In addition to the birthday perk, Target Circle offers users 1% back on all purchases to redeem on future visits, early access to deal days, personalized coupons and the unique opportunity for users to choose which local nonprofits Target should donate toward. They can pick from upwards of 800 organizations.

As part of the nationwide rollout, Target’s existing Cartwheel platform for coupons will become integrated into Target Circle.

Target joins a list of retailers including Macy’s, Nordstrom, Nike and Kohl’s that have made greater investments in their loyalty offerings of late.

Target’s stock is trading near all-time-highs, and shares are up more than 60% this year.


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Trump says US is close to a compromise with France on digital tax

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that the United States is close to reaching a compromise over France’s digital tax. Trump’s comments came as he spoke to reporters at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel, meanwhile, said OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations wanted a solution to digital taxation by 2020. France passed a 3% tax in July that targets around 30 big tech companies including Facebook, Amazon and


U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that the United States is close to reaching a compromise over France’s digital tax. Trump’s comments came as he spoke to reporters at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel, meanwhile, said OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations wanted a solution to digital taxation by 2020. France passed a 3% tax in July that targets around 30 big tech companies including Facebook, Amazon and
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Trump says US is close to a compromise with France on digital tax

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that the United States is close to reaching a compromise over France’s digital tax.

Trump’s comments came as he spoke to reporters at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel, meanwhile, said OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations wanted a solution to digital taxation by 2020.

France passed a 3% tax in July that targets around 30 big tech companies including Facebook, Amazon and Google. It applies to organizations with annual revenues of more than 750 million euros ($830 million) arising from “digital activities,” including 25 million euros ($27 million) made in France.


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Disney is putting dozens of stores inside Target locations while Target set to open at Walt Disney World Resort

Twenty-five Disney stores will open at Target stores across the country this Oct. 4, ahead of the holiday season, in cities including Philadelphia, Denver and Chicago. Target on Sunday announced it’s opening dozens of permanent Disney stores within its own stores over the next year, as it invests in more unique ways to lure customers inside. This Oct. 4, ahead of the holiday season, 25 Disney stores will open at certain Target stores across the country, in cities including Philadelphia, Denver a


Twenty-five Disney stores will open at Target stores across the country this Oct. 4, ahead of the holiday season, in cities including Philadelphia, Denver and Chicago. Target on Sunday announced it’s opening dozens of permanent Disney stores within its own stores over the next year, as it invests in more unique ways to lure customers inside. This Oct. 4, ahead of the holiday season, 25 Disney stores will open at certain Target stores across the country, in cities including Philadelphia, Denver a
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Disney is putting dozens of stores inside Target locations while Target set to open at Walt Disney World Resort

Twenty-five Disney stores will open at Target stores across the country this Oct. 4, ahead of the holiday season, in cities including Philadelphia, Denver and Chicago.

Target on Sunday announced it’s opening dozens of permanent Disney stores within its own stores over the next year, as it invests in more unique ways to lure customers inside.

The announcement comes on the heels of Target’s strong quarterly earnings report last week, where it showed it drove more people to stores and got them to spend more money there. Its stock touched a record intraday high of $106.52 on Thursday. Target shares are now up more than 55% year to date.

This Oct. 4, ahead of the holiday season, 25 Disney stores will open at certain Target stores across the country, in cities including Philadelphia, Denver and Chicago. (See a full list of those locations below.) Forty additional Disney locations — selling toys, games, apparel and more — are planned to open by October 2020, the big-box retailer said. It will also be launching a Disney-themed experience on its website, beginning Sunday, where shoppers can find products from the Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars brands, among others.

In expanding its tie-up with Disney, Target will also be opening a small-format store right near the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, in 2021, the companies said.

“Disney is among our largest and most admired [brand] relationships,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said on a call with members of the media. “We have spent a lot of time thinking about how to grow.”

Cornell declined to comment on how much Disney merchandise currently brings Target in terms of sales, or how much of a revenue driver he expects the Disney store expansion to be.

Meanwhile, the announcement comes as retailers across the U.S., including Target, Walmart, Kohl’s and Amazon, are still vying for the market share Toys R Us left up for grabs after it liquidated last year. Though, the Toys R Us brand is still mapping out a comeback of its own.

Ahead of last holiday season, Target added a quarter-million square feet of space permanently dedicated to toys across more than 500 stores. About 100 stores received a fuller remodel in the toy aisles. When it reported 2018 holiday results, Target said same-store sales were up 5.7%, with the toy category being one of its strongest.


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EU chief Tusk says will ‘respond in kind’ if US imposes tariffs on France over digital tax

The European Union will “respond in kind” if the U.S. imposes tariffs on France over digital tax plan, Donald Tusk, president of the European Council said on Saturday. Speaking at the G-7 leaders meet in Biarritz in France, Tusk said if President Donald Trump uses tariffs for political reasons then it can be risk for the whole world, including the EU, Reuters reported. Earlier on Saturday, Trump criticized the French digital tax aimed at big U.S. technology companies and threatened again to reta


The European Union will “respond in kind” if the U.S. imposes tariffs on France over digital tax plan, Donald Tusk, president of the European Council said on Saturday. Speaking at the G-7 leaders meet in Biarritz in France, Tusk said if President Donald Trump uses tariffs for political reasons then it can be risk for the whole world, including the EU, Reuters reported. Earlier on Saturday, Trump criticized the French digital tax aimed at big U.S. technology companies and threatened again to reta
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EU chief Tusk says will 'respond in kind' if US imposes tariffs on France over digital tax

The European Union will “respond in kind” if the U.S. imposes tariffs on France over digital tax plan, Donald Tusk, president of the European Council said on Saturday.

Speaking at the G-7 leaders meet in Biarritz in France, Tusk said if President Donald Trump uses tariffs for political reasons then it can be risk for the whole world, including the EU, Reuters reported.

Earlier on Saturday, Trump criticized the French digital tax aimed at big U.S. technology companies and threatened again to retaliate by taxing French wine.

Speaking to reporters at the White House before leaving for a Group of Seven summit in France, Trump said he is not a “big fan” of tech companies but “those are great American companies and frankly I don’t want France going out and taxing our companies.”

“And if they do that … we’ll be taxing their wine like they’ve never seen before,” he said according to Reuters.

France passed a 3% tax in July that targets roughly 30 big tech companies including Facebook, Amazon and Google. The levy applies to companies with more than 750 million euros ($830 million) in annual revenues from “digital activities,” including 25 million euros ($27 million) from within France.


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Greenlanders welcome global attention, but there’s no love lost for Trump

Authorities and residents in Greenland have branded President Donald Trump’s talk of buying the island “insulting” but have welcomed the global attention it has brought to a nation keen to establish its autonomy from Denmark. Trump cancelled a state visit to Denmark after Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called his idea “absurd,” sparking a diplomatic spat between the two nations. There are a range of geopolitical and economic factors at play behind Washington’s interest in the mostly ice


Authorities and residents in Greenland have branded President Donald Trump’s talk of buying the island “insulting” but have welcomed the global attention it has brought to a nation keen to establish its autonomy from Denmark. Trump cancelled a state visit to Denmark after Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called his idea “absurd,” sparking a diplomatic spat between the two nations. There are a range of geopolitical and economic factors at play behind Washington’s interest in the mostly ice
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Greenlanders welcome global attention, but there's no love lost for Trump

Authorities and residents in Greenland have branded President Donald Trump’s talk of buying the island “insulting” but have welcomed the global attention it has brought to a nation keen to establish its autonomy from Denmark.

Trump cancelled a state visit to Denmark after Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called his idea “absurd,” sparking a diplomatic spat between the two nations.

There are a range of geopolitical and economic factors at play behind Washington’s interest in the mostly ice-capped island, including its new shipping lanes and vast natural resources, including oil, titanium, nickel, copper, zinc, gold and lead.

Another key driver is China’s increased reach in the Arctic, having already secured significant Greenlandic infrastructure projects in direct conflict with the existing U.S. military presence in the country.


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Dozens of celebrities fall for Instagram hoax

The widely circulated fake post warns Instagram is changing its privacy policy and will make public all of users’ photos, including deleted messages. The hoax post went viral earlier this week, with Energy Secretary Rick Perry sharing the post on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. He later deleted the Instagram post after acknowledging in a comment that the image was fake. Instagram flatly denied the hoax, which has been circulated in similar forms on Facebook over the past several years. Adam


The widely circulated fake post warns Instagram is changing its privacy policy and will make public all of users’ photos, including deleted messages. The hoax post went viral earlier this week, with Energy Secretary Rick Perry sharing the post on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. He later deleted the Instagram post after acknowledging in a comment that the image was fake. Instagram flatly denied the hoax, which has been circulated in similar forms on Facebook over the past several years. Adam
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Dozens of celebrities fall for Instagram hoax

Instagram has been hit by a hoax that falsely claims the Facebook-owned social media site is making major changes to its terms of service.

The widely circulated fake post warns Instagram is changing its privacy policy and will make public all of users’ photos, including deleted messages. It also claims the site can “use” users’ photos against them in court, and says users have to repost the image in order to prevent Instagram from taking action.

The hoax post went viral earlier this week, with Energy Secretary Rick Perry sharing the post on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. He later deleted the Instagram post after acknowledging in a comment that the image was fake.

The fake post continues to be shared by numerous celebrities and high-profile influencers, however, including actresses Julia Roberts, Debra Messing, and Taraji P. Henson, movie producer Judd Apatow, as well as musicians Pink, T.I., and Usher.

Instagram flatly denied the hoax, which has been circulated in similar forms on Facebook over the past several years.

“There’s no truth in this post,” said Facebook spokesperson Stephanie Otway.

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, also called foul on the hoax in a post on his Instagram Stories.

“If you’re seeing a meme claiming Instagram is changing its rules tomorrow, it’s not true,” he said.


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Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in suicide, medical examiner rules

Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell, the New York medical examiner said Friday. Epstein, 66, was found in his cell in Manhattan federal lockup Saturday morning and transferred to a nearby hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead. And no one, not Mr. Epstein who was presumed innocent and had violated no prison disciplinary rule, and not anyone should be imprisoned under the harsh, even medieval conditions at the MCC where Mr. Epstein spent his final ho


Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell, the New York medical examiner said Friday. Epstein, 66, was found in his cell in Manhattan federal lockup Saturday morning and transferred to a nearby hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead. And no one, not Mr. Epstein who was presumed innocent and had violated no prison disciplinary rule, and not anyone should be imprisoned under the harsh, even medieval conditions at the MCC where Mr. Epstein spent his final ho
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Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in suicide, medical examiner rules

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in Cambridge, MA in 2004. Epstein is connected with several prominent people including politicians, actors and academics.

Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell, the New York medical examiner said Friday.

Epstein, 66, was found in his cell in Manhattan federal lockup Saturday morning and transferred to a nearby hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead. His autopsy was performed Sunday, NBC News reported, citing two law enforcement officials.

Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson said in a statement to CNBC:

After careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings, the determination on the death of Jeffrey Epstein is below— Cause: Hanging

Manner: Suicide

Epstein’s attorneys Martin G Weinberg, Reid Weingarten and Michael Miller released the following statement on the autopsy results, saying they were “not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner.”

First, no one should die in jail. And no one, not Mr. Epstein who was presumed innocent and had violated no prison disciplinary rule, and not anyone should be imprisoned under the harsh, even medieval conditions at the MCC where Mr. Epstein spent his final hours. His safety was the responsibility of the MCC. It is indisputable that the authorities violated their own protocols. The defense team fully intends to conduct its own independent and complete investigation into the circumstances and cause of Mr. Epstein’s death including if necessary legal action to view the pivotal videos – if they exist as they should – of the area proximate to Mr. Epstein’s cell during the time period leading to his death. We are not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner. We will have a more complete response in the coming days.

Dr. Michael Baden, a world renowned forensic pathologist, was present at the autopsy at the request of Epstein’s legal team. Baden has not responded to CNBC ‘s earlier requests for comment before the autopsy findings were released.

Epstein was remanded to jail pending trial on charges of sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking conspiracy, which were lodged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan last month. He was accused of abusing dozens of underage girls in his mansions in New York and Palm Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charges, which carried a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison if convicted.

Epstein, a former friend of Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, had been found semiconscious and with marks on his neck in his cell less than three weeks before his death. He was placed on suicide watch in a so-called Special Housing Unit for at-risk inmates — but was reportedly taken back off suicide watch after about a week.

A lawyer for Epstein’s former cellmate, Nicholas Tartaglione, told NBC that the cellmate had been cleared of any wrongdoing in that July 23 incident. Tartaglione, a former upstate New York police officer, was arrested in December 2016 on charges that he killed four men as part of a drug distribution conspiracy. He has pleaded not guilty.

The death of possibly the most high-profile inmate in the country infuriated officials and allowed conspiracy theories about a possible murder to run wild, especially on social media.

Attorney General William Barr, whose Department of Justice oversees the Bureau of Prisons, said he was “appalled” that Epstein had died while incarcerated. Barr also vowed that the FBI and the DOJ’s internal watchdog office would investigate the “serious irregularities” at the jail, the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan.

The DOJ said Tuesday that the jail’s warden at the time, Lamine N’Diaye, would be replaced on Barr’s orders.

The Washington Post on Thursday fueled more suspicion by reporting that Epstein’s hyoid, a bone in the neck, had been broken — a circumstance that some experts say is more common in strangulations than in hangings.

Epstein was a super-wealthy money manager who had forged contacts with a long list of rich and powerful figures, and some of them had been implicated in his alleged crimes by his accusers.

Authorities have signaled they plan to continue investigating Epstein’s case despite his death. FBI and NYPD agents searched his private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands this week, and appeared to seize Epstein’s computers, drone footage of the raids showed.

Meanwhile, lawsuits brought by some of Epstein’s accusers are still active. Jennifer Araoz, who accuses Epstein of raping her when she was 15 years old, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against his estate and multiple women he employed — including his alleged procurer of young girls, Ghislaine Maxwell.

On Thursday, two more alleged victims sued Epstein’s estate and his “recruiter” in a $100 million lawsuit.

Epstein was a registered sex offender as a result of pleading guilty in 2008 to state charges filed in Florida related to prostitution involving an underage girl.

He signed a nonprosecution deal with federal prosecutors as part of his plea agreement and spent 13 months in a state jail, where he was allowed out on work release most days.

Alex Acosta, the top prosecutor in Florida at the time, resigned as Trump’s Labor secretary shortly after Epstein’s arrest last month, amid scorching criticism of his handling of the Florida case.


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US delays China tariffs for some items including cellphones, removing other products from list

The United States Trade Representative office said Tuesday that new tariffs on certain consumer items would be delayed until Dec. 15, while other products were being removed from the new China tariff list altogether. The USTR said the delay affects electronics including cellphones, laptops and video game consoles and some clothing products and shoes and “certain toys.” Other items on the list of delayed items include food and kitchen items, numerous chemicals, fireworks, baby products and sports


The United States Trade Representative office said Tuesday that new tariffs on certain consumer items would be delayed until Dec. 15, while other products were being removed from the new China tariff list altogether. The USTR said the delay affects electronics including cellphones, laptops and video game consoles and some clothing products and shoes and “certain toys.” Other items on the list of delayed items include food and kitchen items, numerous chemicals, fireworks, baby products and sports
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US delays China tariffs for some items including cellphones, removing other products from list

The United States Trade Representative office said Tuesday that new tariffs on certain consumer items would be delayed until Dec. 15, while other products were being removed from the new China tariff list altogether. It cited health and security factors.

The duties had been set to go into effect on Sept. 1, so the announcement eased concerns about the holiday shopping season.

The USTR said the delay affects electronics including cellphones, laptops and video game consoles and some clothing products and shoes and “certain toys.”

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced a new round of 10% tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports that eluded duties.

Markets rallied on the news. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 400 points, while the S&P 500 was 1.5% higher and the Nasdaq rose 1.9%.

Delays on centerpiece technology products boosted tech stocks and distributors of technology items. Apple shares traded nearly 5% higher on the news and Best Buy soared more than 8%. Chipstocks also moved out of correction territory with the Semiconductor ETF down 8% from its July high.

The delay in footwear and apparel tariffs lifted retailers, including Nike, Kohl’s, and Nordstrom. The retail ETF the XRT rose over 4%, on pace for its best day since December. Toy products being delayed caused Hasbro and Mattel to jump more than 4%.

Other items on the list of delayed items include food and kitchen items, numerous chemicals, fireworks, baby products and sports equipment.

The USTR did not specify which items will be removed from the list but said it will conduct an “exclusion process for products subject to additional tariff.”

Trump said Tuesday his decision to delay tariffs ahead of the Christmas season was to avoid an impact on holiday shopping. Additionally he said all of the delays “help a lot of people.”

Separately, China’s Commerce Ministry said Vice Premier Liu He had spoken by phone with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lightizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and they agreed to talk again in two weeks.

The next round of trade talks had been expected to take place in September, after the tariffs went into place.

Uncertainty around the trade war has weighed on the markets. U.S. stocks had their worst day of the year on Aug. 5, when China let its currency weaken, crossing the 7 yuan-per-dollar threshold and said it would halt imports of agricultural goods from the U.S.

Here’s the full statement from the USTR:

USTR Announces Next Steps on Proposed 10 Percent Tariff on Imports from China Washington, DC – The United States Trade Representative (USTR) today announced the next steps in the process of imposing an additional tariff of 10 percent on approximately $300 billion of Chinese imports. On May 17, 2019, USTR published a list of products imported from China that would be potentially subject to an additional 10 percent tariff. This new tariff will go into effect on September 1 as announced by President Trump on August 1. Certain products are being removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, national security and other factors and will not face additional tariffs of 10 percent. Further, as part of USTR’s public comment and hearing process, it was determined that the tariff should be delayed to December 15 for certain articles. Products in this group include, for example, cell phones, laptop computers, video game consoles, certain toys, computer monitors, and certain items of footwear and clothing. USTR intends to conduct an exclusion process for products subject to the additional tariff. The USTR will publish on its website today, and in the Federal Register as soon as possible, additional details and lists of the tariff lines affected by this announcement.

Correction: An earlier version misstated how cellphones would be affected by the USTR announcement. The office says tariffs on cellphones are being delayed.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-08-13  Authors: maggie fitzgerald
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, list, items, tariff, china, trade, ustr, delayed, including, delays, additional, cellphones, products, removing, certain, tariffs


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