Trump’s Solar Tariffs Blamed for Billions in Shelved Clean Energy Projects

Trump-imposed tariffs have reportedly cost Americans thousands of jobs.

Workers from California Green Design install solar electrical panels on the roof of a home in Glendale, Calif. California. (AP/Reed Saxon, File)

Since President Donald Trump approved a "reckless" 30 percent tariff on imported panel materials in January, U.S. clean energy developers have shelved more than $2.5 billion in solar projects, moves that have cost thousands of American jobs, according to Reuters. The first company to fall victim to the Trump-imposed tariff—which will decline by

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Ford’s “Vote of Confidence” In Trump Reversed – Company Will Send Jobs To China

Ford has announced that it will move production of its Focus compact car to China, making the car the biggest automotive export from China to the U.S. in history. President Trump, who previously gloated about keeping Ford jobs in the U.S., has yet to respond to the move.

Ford CEO Mark Fields speaks during the opening ceremony of the China Development Forum at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, (AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

MICHIGAN-- Following his election last November, President Trump – while still president-elect – sent “strong hints” to U.S.-based car companies via Twitter in an attempt to convince them to stop sending U.S. auto manufacturing jobs overseas. After Trump’s tweets targeted General Motors, Ford announced just hours later that they were canceling

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After Legalizing Marijuana, Unemployment Plummets In Colorado

According to a report from the New Data Frontier, which focuses on cannabis industry data, there could be as many as 283,000 jobs in cannabis by 2020.

Farmworkers transport newly-harvested marijuana plants, at Los Suenos Farms, America's largest legal open air marijuana farm, in Avondale, southern Colorado, Oct. 4, 2016. (AP/Brennan Linsley, File)

Colorado —Three years after legalizing cannabis, Colorado has the lowest unemployment rate in the country. “While the national unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in May, the lowest since 2001, Colorado’s jobless rate is the nation’s lowest at 2.3 percent,” CNBC reported Monday. According to Governor John Hickenlooper, multiple factors have

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Study: Robots Responsible For “Rust Belt” Unemployment, Not Illegal Immigrants

MIT and Boston University researchers have found that industrial automation is strongly correlated with unemployment and economic inequality in the manufacturing centers of the United States, taking more jobs away than immigrants or increased foreign imports.

Rosser Pryor, Co-owner and President of Factory Automation Systems, stands near new high-performance industrial robots at the company's Atlanta facility. (AP/David Goldman)

MINNEAPOLIS-- While the media and numerous politicians have often blamed Midwestern unemployment on illegal immigration, a new study asserts that the advent of factory robots is the most significant factor in the steep reduction of available jobs in what was once the U.S.’ industrial heartland. The study, conducted by researchers from MIT and

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China’s Strategy In Its ‘War On Terror’: Jobs Not Drones

The Chinese government is employing a unique strategy to reduce the threat of terrorism in its historically unstable Tibet and Xinjiang autonomous regions. By providing new jobs and better housing, the government has managed to quell the threat of separatism.

Chinese workers sew clothes at a garment factory in Wuqia town, Kuqa county, Aksu Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 27 September 2016. (Photo: Imaginechina/AP)

WASHINGTON -- (Insights) -- On March 1, 2014, eight men and women wielding knives attacked passengers at a train station in southwest China’s city of Kunming. The attackers, wielding long-bladed knives, killed 31 people and injured 143 others. Four of the attackers were killed by a SWAT team at the scene, while another three were executed in March

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Trump’s Meetings With CEOs Seeking Mergers Is Troubling Observers

By meeting with the CEOs of Monsanto and Bayer as well as the head of AT&T, which is trying to merge with Time Warner, Trump has violated decades of White House practice by injecting himself directly into mergers awaiting Justice Department review.

President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with automobile leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(ANALYSIS) --- When the CEOs of Monsanto and Bayer met now-President Donald Trump earlier this month, eager for a nod of assent for their controversial merger into an agrochemical and seed giant, they promised jobs and investment. Sure enough, a week later, the companies and a Trump spokesman announced that the combined company would create

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