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Amid bitter trade war with China, U.S. companies pledge millions of dollars in aid

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEFeb. 6, 2020, 8:07 PM UTCBy Leticia MirandaDespite a bitter and protracted trade war with China, U.S.-based multinational companies are pledging millions of dollars to support relief efforts during the coronavirus epidemic, with donations from surgical masks and gowns to food and research for a vaccine.The fast-moving virus emerged just as companies were hailing phase one of a trade deal that ended 18 months of tit-for-tat that roiled markets and threw multinational companies into the crosshairs. Attempts to halt the spread of the new coronavirus have slowed the Chinese economy, with several airlines cancel ...