Jul 29, 2018

BMW to increase prices on U.S.-made SUVs in China

Workers assemble BMW X5 automobiles on the production line during manufacturing at a plant in Jakarta. Photo: Solo Imaji/Barcroft Media/Getty Images

BMW has said it will increase prices 4% to 7% in China on two SUV models manufactured at its South Carolina factory — the X5 and the X6 — in order to partially offset costs from new tariffs on automobiles, reports Reuters.

The big picture: Beijing hit American auto imports with a 25% hike in retaliatory tariffs on July 6, bringing the total import duty to 40%. Like Ford, BMW's price rise indicates the German automaker will absorb the bulk of the higher import costs stemming from the trade dispute — while Tesla has hiked its Chinese prices by about 20%.

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Six people died in a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company in Milwaukee on Wednesday, including the gunman, Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at a Wednesday evening press conference with local police.

Details: All of the victims worked at the brewery complex, as did the shooter who died of "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," police confirmed in a statement late Wednesday.

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Coronavirus updates: South Korea case count tops 2,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

33 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus, and health officials are monitoring 8,400 people who have recently returned from "points of concern," Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,850 people and infected over 83,000 others in some 50 countries and territories. The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica, and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

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Syria's darkest chapter

Family room without a family, in Idlib. Photo: Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The worst humanitarian crisis of Syria’s brutal civil war is colliding today with what could be the war’s most dangerous geopolitical showdown, after at least 29 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike.

The big picture: The fighting is taking place in Idlib in northwest Syria, where a ferocious Syrian and Russian offensive has displaced 1 million civilians and infuriated Turkey, which borders the region.

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