President-elect Donald Trump's threat of retribution againstcompanies that move jobs out of the U.S. is already having theeffect he probably intended: Some business leaders are pausingplans to seek foreign addresses.

Ross Baldwin, whose San Diego-based firm Tacna helps U.S.companies set up manufacturing operations in Mexico, said three newclients put their plans on hold until they see what Trump does aspresident.

At the McAllen Economic Development Corp., which assistscompanies seeking to expand across the Mexican border from theTexas city, two of five companies currently considering a move haveput the brakes on their plans because of Trump, said KeithPartridge, the development corporation's chief executiveofficer.

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