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Skimm This: US-China Trade Talks, Space Race 2.0, Mother’s Day

May 10, 2019

It’s May 10th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • As the clock struck midnight this morning, President Trump raised tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods - upping the ante in the trade war. Today, China and the US left the negotiating table saying ‘no (trade) deal’. We’ll explain why we’re at the table to begin with … and where we go from here.

  • Let the Space Race begin...21st century style. A couple of the richest men around have outer space on their minds. The moon and Mars equals money. We’ll explain why.

  • And finally: We asked you about the moms in your life. And we listened. Now it’s your turn.

theSkimm: Today, trade talks between the US and China left with them saying ‘no deal.’ To put the pressure on, the US raised tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10 to 25 percent before they even started. These two powers have spent months at the negotiating table to come up with a long-term trade deal. We’ll explain how we got here … and where it goes from here. Meanwhile, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled a moon lander called Blue Moon. His company, Blue Origin, wants to send people to the moon by 2024. We’ll tell you why he’s not the only CEO with stars in his eyes. And finally: Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Yesterday, we asked you about the moms in your life. You all had a lot to say.

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