Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of China's biggest online shopping site, Alibaba, was practically Trumpian in promising that his company can help support 1 million American jobs by helping U.S. companies sell to Chinese consumers.

Our take: Jack Ma might have the best of intentions, but the biggest hurdle for small businesses selling in China is the Chinese government, not the lack of a website. Everything from registering a Chinese subsidiary to gaining product approval can be prohibitively burdensome for small U.S. businesses.

By the way: Trump likely didn't help his cause in greasing the wheels to China for U.S. businesses by courting the Taiwanese.

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Louisiana braces for 3rd hurricane in 2 months as Zeta closes in

The probable path of Zeta, per the National Hurricane Center. Photo: NHC/NOAA

Zeta strengthened into a hurricane again early Wednesday and was on track to make landfall in southeastern Louisiana by the afternoon, per the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) requested a pre-landfall Federal Declaration of Emergency in a letter to President Trump on Tuesday.

Unrest in Philadelphia after fatal police shooting of Black man

Demonstrators rally on Tuesday near the location where Walter Wallace was killed by two police officers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The Pennsylvania National Guard was mobilized Tuesday during a tense second night of protests in Philadelphia over the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man.

Driving the news: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a joint statement a "full investigation" would be launched to answer questions that arose from video that captured part of Monday's incident.

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