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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Critical China trade talks open amid tough U..S action against Huawei

BEIJING – When Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, the head of the team handling trade negotiations with the United States, landed in Washington on Monday for a critical round of …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Optimism rises as U.S.-China trade talks conclude

U.S., China wrap up talks on tariff battle after Trump says they are ‘going very well!’ but no details immediately released.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

U.S.-China trade talks start amid cooling economic growth

Facing a March deadline, talks aimed at ending a trade war between China and the U.S. are underway, with the world’s two biggest economies expressing optimism over the potential for …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

China upbeat ahead of US trade talks, but differences large

China has sounded a positive note ahead of trade talks this week with Washington, but the two sides face potentially lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic …


GoPro to move production out of China over tariff concerns

Action-camera maker GoPro says it will move production of U.S.-bound cameras out of China by the summer over tariff-related concerns.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

China gets US tariff delay but movement on tech unclear

The agreement by President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on a cease fire on tariffs postpones the threat of more disruption for China’s exporters and their Asian …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

Trump’s auto tariffs are put on hold

The Trump administration is holding off on imposing new tariffs on car imports as the government considers revisions to a report on the national security implications, according to a Bloomberg …



UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

China’s manufacturing weakens amid U.S. tariff battle

China’s export orders shrank in September as a tariff battle with Washington over technology escalated, adding to downward pressure on the world’s No. 2 economy, two surveys showed Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

China’s trade surplus with U.S. hits record $31 billion

China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31 billion in August as exports surged despite American tariff hikes, potentially adding fuel to President Donald Trump’s battle …


Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for U.S. newspapers

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday nullified tariffs put into place for imported newsprint by finding that American producers weren’t harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills.


Cherry growers seek tariff relief on estimated $86 million loss

Washington state cherry growers say they stand to lose an estimated $86 million this season due to retaliatory tariffs in place in the U.S. trade war with China.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

The United States and China are resuming trade talks, raising hopes for a way out of an intensifying dispute between the world’s two largest economies.


Rising backlash as U.S. firms seek Trump’s steel tariff waiver

U.S. companies seeking to be exempted from President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported steel are accusing American steel manufacturers of spreading inaccurate and misleading information, and they fear it may …


Backing off auto tariffs, U.S. and EU agree to more talks

President Donald Trump and European leaders pulled back from the brink of a trade war over autos Wednesday and agreed to open talks to tear down trade barriers between the …


GM sideswiped by trade war; cuts outlook as prices rise

General Motors, facing rising commodity costs in a trade showdown with Europe and elsewhere, cut its outlook for the year.


Farmers prefer Trump do trade deals than hand them cash

Many farmers remain critical of President Donald Trump’s tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets but were appreciative Tuesday that he offered to provide some cash to …


In symbolic rebuke, Senate votes to seek congressional role in Trump’s tariff decisions

The Senate voted resoundingly Wednesday to seek a congressional role in some of President Donald Trump’s tariff decisions, a symbolic rebuke reflecting growing GOP alarm over the president’s trade war.


China vows retaliation for $200 billion US tariff threat

China’s government vowed Wednesday to take “firm and forceful measures” as the U.S. threatened to expand tariffs to thousands of Chinese imports like fish sticks, apples and French doors, the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Why they fight: US and China brawl over high technology

To understand why the United States and China stand on the brink of a trade war, consider the near-death experience of American Superconductor Corp.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Trump threatens Harley-Davidson with tax punishment for move

President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to avoid blame for Harley-Davidson’s decision to move some motorcycle production overseas and threatened to tax the manufacturer “like never before!” as punishment for the …


Tariff war could hit Washington state apple sales to Mexico

The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that prompted fears of …


Trump renews tariff threat, complicating upcoming talks

The Trump administration has renewed its threat to place 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods in retaliation for what it says are China’s unfair trade practices.


Trump’s tariffs risk jobs and profits in working-class areas

President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home, including Payette, Idaho, home …


IMF’s Lagarde: Trade tensions threaten global economy

The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the healthiest global economy in years is threatened by rising debt levels, volatile financial markets and a simmering trade dispute …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

World trade body warns of ‘domino effect’ in U.S.-China spat

The head of the World Trade Organization says he understands that President Donald Trump wants to create U.S. jobs, but warns that getting tough on trade can trigger a “domino …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

China files trade complaint against U.S. over steel tariffs

China has filed a World Trade Organization complaint challenging U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff hike on imported steel and aluminum, the trade body said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Boeing hit by U.S.-China tariff war in boost to Airbus

Boeing, the biggest U.S. exporter, suffered a setback in China after the country proposed an additional 25 percent tariff on U.S. aircraft in a retaliatory move, giving rival Airbus a …


China proposed a tariff on US pork. But the largest US producer is owned by a Chinese company.

As negotiators work to avoid the punitive tariffs China proposed against 128 U.S. products last week, commodity analysts have flagged a surprising wrinkle: One of the companies most harmed by …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Washington delegation takes stances against Trump tariffs

WASHINGTON – Talk of trade wars is circulating around the nation’s Capitol. Legislators had mixed reactions following President Trump’s move to place a 25 percent duty on steel imports and …