By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your work week. From the unexpected benefits of Prime Day to a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

How Amazon Prime Day Floats All Tech Retail Boats | Alan Wolf: Amazon’s Prime day may feel like an existential threat to other retailers, but that’s not quite the case. Many retailers, especially those selling consumer technology, find that they get an extra bump in sales as well. Savvy retailers have followed Amazon’s lead by introducing their own sales, and consumers are quick to seek out the best deals during the sales.

10 brilliant questions smart shoppers ask before buying an appliance | Cindy Bailen: A new appliance is often a major investment for homeowners, and it’s important to help them make the choice that makes the most sense for them. By keeping questions like, “how much space is available” and what features are “needs” versus “wants”, you can go a long way to helping them feel confident about their appliance selections.

How Trump’s China Tariffs May Cost You More Money | Penelope Wang and Nikhil Hutheesing: The tariffs that the White House has levied on China have by and large focused on manufacturing components, meaning that businesses would be absorbing more of the costs. However, a new round of tariffs, on approximately $200 billion of Chinese goods, will hit many of the goods that American consumers are accustomed to purchasing cheaply.

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