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As Trade War With China Escalates, How Are Mass. Industries Faring?14:11
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In this 2011 file photo, Miguel Sandel of Middleborough rakes cranberries into a loading tube during an afternoon harvest at the Hannula cranberry bogs in Carver.  (Charles Krupa/AP)
In this 2011 file photo, Miguel Sandel of Middleborough rakes cranberries into a loading tube during an afternoon harvest at the Hannula cranberry bogs in Carver. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The U.S. stock market is down today, after China retaliated to the latest round of U.S. tariffs. On June 1st, China said that tariffs on American imports will increase between 20 to 25 percent.

When the trade war began, WBUR spoke with local businesses directly affected. We check in with those industries to see how business is faring.

Plus, we hear from Brian Brenberg, chair of the program in business and finance at The King’s College, who says the President should keep the pressure on to force China to enact meaningful changes to their trade laws.

Guests

Mark Duffy, director of Agri-Mark Family Dairy Farms, the co-op best known for making Cabot cheese. He also operates Great Brook Farm in Carlisle.

Brian Wick, executive director of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association, which @masscranberries.

Brian Brenberg, chair of the program in business and finance at The King’s College in Manhattan. He tweets @brianbrenberg.

This segment aired on May 13, 2019.

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