On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of October 8

Here’s exactly how Trump’s trade war with China could affect you.  Markets Insider 10/12
“A trade war between the US and China has been heating up for much of this year, and it could have huge impacts on the US economy. . . .”

‘Expensive energy is back’ — and it’s threatening the global economy, IEA warns.  CNBC 10/12
“The International Energy Agency (IEA) is concerned about a dramatic upswingin energy prices, according to its latest monthly report, with oil, gas and coal prices currently trading at multi-year highs. . . .”

Tighter U.S. foreign investment rules aimed at China start in November.  Reuters 10/10
“The federal government will tighten rules on foreign investment in sensitive industries like technology and telecommunications next month, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday, as it starts to enforce a law aimed at curbing Chinese investment in 27 sensitive sectors. . . .”

Manufacturers Are Paving the Way as Environmental Stewards.  Shopfloor 10/9
“Manufacturers take environmental stewardship seriously. As outlined in an op-ed that ran just this morning, manufacturers are looking to the future and leading by example through the implementation of sustainable practices and reducing their environmental footprint. . . .”

IMF downgrades outlook for world economy to 3.7% growth.  AP via Chron 10/9
“The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its outlook for the world economy, citing rising interest rates and growing tensions over trade. . . .”