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Trade war could raise costs, slow economic growth in Hawaii

  • PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRYANT FUKUTOMI / BFUKUTOMI@STARADVERTISER.COM

    As trade tensions mount between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump is dispatching Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other top economic advisers to Beijing this week to try to forestall an all-out trade war.

There are no winners in trade wars, and the one looming between the United States and China could affect Hawaii residents’ wallets and household budgets through rising prices on everyday goods. Read more

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