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The China Tariffs Live to See Another Day


Last week, American importers suffered a setback in the ongoing saga of the Trump/Biden China tariffs. Thousands of U.S. companies had gone to court looking for relief from many of these import duties. They didn’t get it and plan to appeal the ruling. The bigger picture is that Congress needs to legislate a “fix” to help America’s beleaguered importers and reclaim its tariff authority. READ MORE

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Bed Bath & Beyond to Lay Off 1,300 Employees in New Jersey


Bed Bath & Beyond will axe 1,300 positions from its New Jersey locations. The job cuts are slated to come ahead of the new labor law that will come into effect next month, which requires companies with 100 or more employees to notify 90 days prior to plant closings and mass layoffs rather than the 60-day period. READ MORE

5 Secret, Invite-only Elite Status Tiers for Travelers That You’ve Never Heard Of


Airline elite status is everything to road warriors, who are dedicated members of loyalty programs across airlines, hotels, and even car rental companies. But aside from the standard tiers of those loyalty programs, some travel brands have secret tiers for their most elite customers, which are only achievable by personal invitation. Here are five such elite statuses, some of which are poorly kept secrets, and others that even the most experienced travelers have never heard of. READ MORE


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