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Washing machines, dryers and other appliances in a home improvement store. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

American consumers are paying more for washing machines and dryers as a result of the tariffs Trump imposed in January 2018, NBC reports.

Details: A recent study from the University of Chicago and a Federal Reserve Board governor found that washing machines cost an average of 12% more per appliance, or about $86 to $92 more, after Trump's tariffs on imported machines went into effect. That's both a result of the increased cost of imported machines and because domestic manufacturers like Whirlpool are raising prices.

  • Dryers weren't targeted by the tariffs, but those prices are rising for consumers too — the report says that "Americans are paying more than $1.5 billion extra every year from this tariff," per NBC.

Go deeper: Whirlpool gets a trade war boost from price hikes

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Trump's coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas resigns

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Scott Atlas, a controversial member of the White House coronavirus task force, handed in his resignation on Monday, according to three administration officials who discussed Atlas' resignation with Axios.

Why it matters: President Trump brought in Atlas as a counterpoint to NIAID director Anthony Fauci, whose warnings about the pandemic were dismissed by the Trump administration. With Trump now fixated on conspiracy theories about election fraud, Atlas' detail comes to a natural end.

Dave Lawler, author of World
35 mins ago - World

Assassination in Iran sets stage for tense final 50 days of Trump

The funeral ceremony in Tehran. Photo: Iranian Defense Ministry via Getty

Iranian leaders are weighing their response to the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, known as the father of Iran’s military nuclear program, who was given a state funeral Monday in Tehran.

The big picture: Iran has accused Israel of carrying out Friday’s attack, but senior leaders have suggested that they’ll choose patience over an immediate escalation that could play into the hands of the Israelis and the outgoing Trump administration.

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