January 25, 2018 / 5:32 PM / a year ago

Breakingviews - Viewsroom: Trump solar tax is more burn than balm

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a working session with mayors at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The U.S. president seems to be trying to right past trade wrongs. But business has long since moved on, meaning tariffs on washing machines and solar panels will do more harm than good. Also, Merkel and Modi disappoint in snow-ravaged Davos. Plus: Spotify’s Wall Street snub.

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