China has pledged a tit-for-tat response. In April, it said it would levy 25% tariffs on imports of 106 U.S. products in response to proposed American duties. The White House on Friday imposed $50 billion of tariffs on Chinese goods—a move, it says, will protect American workers and businesses from unfair trade practices. But the country’s largest retail trade association and some analysts are not buying that argument. “Tariffs are taxes on American consumers, plain and simple,” Matthew Shay, CEO of the National Retail Federation (NRF) said in a statement. “These tariffs won’t reduce or eliminate China’s abusive trade practices, but they will strain the budgets of working families by raising consumer prices.” Click Read More below for additional information.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Nasdaq:HMHC) and Sequential Brands Group (Nasdaq:SQBG) announced a new partnership for the release of Martha Stewart’s next three lifestyle books. Each title will be an essential guide to doing things the Martha way, featuring fresh content that captures her impeccable taste and incomparable guidance on everything from entertaining, to healthy living, to organizing, and decorating.
“So many of us have admired Martha Stewart for decades. She’s a cultural icon the nation continually turns to for trusted advice,” says Deb Brody, VP Editor-In-Chief, HMH Trade Publishing. “We are overjoyed to launch this partnership between Martha Stewart and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt with her lifetime’s expertise collected for the first time in one indispensable volume. This is the book Martha’s fans have been waiting for.”
“After years of ‘doing it all,’ I’m glad to share a lifetime of knowledge of invaluable tips and strategies. From celebrating to homekeeping to numerous other life skills, the chapters in the book will cover useful insight and solutions in an easy-to-follow and beautifully photographed format,” said Martha Stewart. “The Martha Manual is the go-to resource for anyone who wants to learn how to do everything the Martha way.”
The first book entitled The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Everything (On sale: Jan. 1, 2019) will be an innovative, fully illustrated handbook on how to do it all. It will distill Martha Stewart’s unparalleled knowledge through hundreds of tips and projects to instruct and inspire. As America’s tried-and-true domestic authority, Martha can advise on everything from pruning your roses and setting the table to patching drywall or building a campfire. Whether it’s celebrating, cleaning, collecting, or any number of other life skills, these chapters will include time-tested, Martha-approved strategies for common challenges and basic how-to knowledge that everyone should have at the ready.