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Politics

The Trump administration is scheduled to apply tariffs on $156 billion in Chinese imports of mostly consumer goods, adding to the $361 billion in tariffs already in place on the products Americans buy from Chinese manufacturers, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.

Politics

Like Wrangler and Levi’s, more and more brands have become associated with Republicans or Democrats, because of companies’ political stances as well as the shifts that have divided urban and rural voters.

Heard on the Street

Spats with trial lawyers have wounded Johnson & Johnson shareholders. But some healing is likely in store.

CIO Journal

Jim Swanson, formerly a technology executive at Bayer’s crop-science division, has joined Johnson & Johnson as chief information officer.

The A-hed

‘Is it normal for your face to look like a war zone?’ People are ditching cutting-edge technology for old-style double-edge blades to reconnect with the past, cut costs and save the planet, at the risk of a little bloodletting.

Politics

Some companies aren’t recognizing the costs of Treasury regulations meant to address tax abuses during gaps resulting from the 2017 tax law. Newell Brands, which makes Elmer’s Glue, faces up to $220 million in taxes.

Earnings

J&J raised its forecast of 2019 sales as it reported quarterly results, but costly product litigation continues to weigh on the health-care giant.

U.S.

The acting chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Ann Marie Buerkle, said she was withdrawing her nomination to serve as the commission’s chief, and won’t serve an additional term at the agency.

Business

Nestle has entered exclusive talks to sell its skin-health business to private-equity firm EQT and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority for $10.1 billion, its latest move to reshape its portfolio and revive sluggish growth.

Earnings

Newell Brands swung to a loss and met sales expectations in its latest quarter as the consumer conglomerate continues its search for its next CEO amid weak results.

Business

Monday kicks off a busy week of earnings, with some of the biggest names in the technology, consumer-products and industrial sectors reporting.