A factory in China producing masks of Trump in 2016. Photo: Li Jianqiang/VCG via Getty Images

U.S.-Chinese tariff increases are hurting American business in China, 74.9% of almost 250 respondents told a survey, published Wednesday by American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in China and Shanghai.

Why it matters: It's another sign that the trade war is starting to bite. Bank of America-Merrill Lynch has said the standoff risks "a global recession." Now, American businesses are concerned about the effects of President Trump's action against Chinese tech giant Huawei, AmCham China chairman Tim Stratford told BBC.

The big picture: The survey, held May 16-20, found the biggest impact was a drop in product demand, with 35% of respondents saying they're restructuring their Chinese operations and about a third delaying or canceling investment decisions in China because of the trade war.

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Trump's 2 chilling debate warnings

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One of the few groups in America with anything to celebrate after last night's loud, ugly, rowdy presidential "debate" was the violent, far-right Proud Boys, after President Trump pointedly refused to condemn white supremacist groups.

Why it matters: This was a for-the-history-books moment in a debate that was mostly headache-inducing noise. Trump failed to condemn racist groups after four months when millions marched for racial justice in the country's largest wave of activism in half a century.

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While President Trump and Joe Biden fought to be heard in a rowdy debate Tuesday, both campaigns sought to draw digital battle lines and occupy online turf they could have all to themselves.

The big picture: Trump's impulsive Twitter style made a shambles of the debate format, but online the candidates were able to find niches where they couldn't be interrupted — and could motivate their supporters to donate, organize and turn out to vote.

Ben Geman, author of Generate
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Shell plans up to 9,000 job cuts by 2022

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Royal Dutch Shell will shed up to 9,000 jobs as it undergoes a long-term restructuring around climate-friendly energy sources and continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic that has battered the oil industry.

Why it matters: The cuts could amount to over 10% of the company's global workforce, which was 83,000 at the end of 2019.