Canada's Tariff Hangover : Planet Money Canada and the U.S. have come to an agreement on trade, and lifted their punitive tariffs on each other's goods. But some small businesses are still feeling the pain.
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Canada's Tariff Hangover

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Canada's Tariff Hangover

Canada's Tariff Hangover

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Creators of Magic: The Gathering say 20 million people worldwide play the card-trading game.
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The U.S. and Canada lifted the tariffs they'd placed on each other's aluminum and steel this week. Canada also did away with the punitive tariffs that it placed on a range of American consumer goods. Businesses on both sides of the border are breathing sighs of relief.

But just because the tariffs are gone doesn't mean the wounds they inflicted will heal straight away. Today on the Indicator, we hear from a small business owner in Canada about how he weathered the trade war with America, and how he plans to handle what's already shaping up to be a painful hangover.

Customers at Wizard's Tower in Ottawa, Canada, play Magic the Gathering during a Friday Night Magic tournament. Willa Rubin hide caption

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Customers at Wizard's Tower in Ottawa, Canada, play Magic the Gathering during a Friday Night Magic tournament.

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