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As Economy Teeters, Trump’s ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ Wobbles With It

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — Amid fields of corn and wheat, a cavernous building began to sprout this summer from the rich black earth of the Wisconsin prairie…“The eighth wonder of the world,” President Trump proclaimed when he kicked off construction with a golden shovel full of dirt.

Or perhaps not. As solid as the walls to the new factory might seem, the company behind them — Taiwan-based electronics giant Foxconn — has repeatedly backtracked on ambitious visions that attracted billions of dollars in state incentives. Foxconn assures that it will meet the original employment target for the project, but Gov. Tony Evers (D) has said he doesn’t think vows to hire thousands of new workers will ever be fulfilled…

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