Corporate chiefs keep an ear tuned to Trump's messages

It started with Carrier. Ford was next.

So by the time Donald J Trump singled out Boeing for a Twitter taunt on Tuesday, corporate executives across America had read the writing on the wall: It was time to hunker down. Initially aiming to pressure companies like Ford and Carrier to keep factory jobs at home instead of moving them to Mexico, Trump has upped the ante in recent weeks, forcefully reminding business leaders of his campaign vows to impose painful tariffs on companies that ignore him. Fresh off a deal intended to.....

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