WSJ.com: US Business 7 April 2018

German Steel Town Fears U.S. Tariffs Would Deal Crushing Blow

A German steel mill that has long supplied Europe with wire used in construction could become a casualty of new U.S. tariffs on steel imports.

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The Win-Win Strategy Behind Beyonce Playing Coachella

Beyoncé, who has sold tens of millions of albums and played sold-out stadium tours, is the first African-American woman to headline Coachella, the highest-grossing music festival in the U.S.

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More States Consider Allowing Sports Betting

The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether to allow legalized sports betting across the country, and many states are lining up at the gate to cash in on the possible tax revenue and job creation.

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U.S. Labor Market Shows Resilience Despite Volatile Backdrop

The U.S. economy is still churning out jobs at a steady pace even as financial markets wobble over fears that a trade war between the world’s two largest economies could unsettle global growth.

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Stocks Plummet Amid Rising U.S.-China Trade Tensions

Growing tensions between the U.S. and China exacerbated investors’ fears of an all-out trade war between the world’s largest economies, shaving more than 550 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday as investors braced for more turbulence ahead.

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Saudi Delegation Culminates U.S. Tour with Return to Oil Roots

After courting Hollywood and Silicon Valley, a Saudi delegation led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman capped a nearly three-week American tour on Saturday by touting potential petrochemical investments totaling billions of dollars along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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The Architect of Trump's Threatened China Trade War

U.S. Trade Rep Bob Lighthizer successfully argued that years of quiet negotiation with Beijing had produced little and now the time had come for a confrontational approach. He’s now in the forefront of negotiations that will determine whether the standoff will develop into a full-blown trade war.

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Facebook to Require 'Issue' Advertisers to Confirm Identities

Facebook will make advertisers wanting to run ads on hot-button political issues go through an authorization process first, a move to prevent the spread of misinformation across its platform. Such advertisers will be required to confirm their identities and locations.

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Boeing Lands Huge American Airlines Order

American Airlines Group announced a huge order for Boeing twin-aisle jets worth more than $12 billion before discounts and canceled a deal to buy rival Airbus planes.

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