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UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Trump slams European automakers, threatens U.S. tariffs

President Donald Trump criticized European auto makers Friday, suggesting he could impose tariffs on imports from companies such as BMW and Mercedes unless they build more plants in the United …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

High-level U.S., China trade talks to resume next week

Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official said Tuesday.


The case of the vanishing van, and its meaning for Trump’s trade war

When is a passenger van actually a cargo van? It’s the obscure legal question at the heart of a trade case that could have profound implications for how American companies …


Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump

The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and a backlash from foreign buyers over President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government …


Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump

The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government program showing …


Trump extends China tariff deadline, cites progress in talks

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Sunday he will extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks between the two countries. Trump tweeted …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars

The European Union warned U.S. President Donald Trump Monday that the bloc will step back from a commitment to buy more American soybeans and liquid gas if European cars are …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Washington farmers face rising costs, uncertain markets in ongoing trade war

Washington farmers can expect a tougher year covering expenses even if political leaders finalize trade agreements with the countries that import apples, beef and wheat from the Evergreen State, a …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

World trade group is likely to probe Trump’s China tariffs

Tension between the U.S. and China is about to get more complicated, with the World Trade Organization ready to investigate President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese …


Stocks climb on report US may pare back tariffs on China

U.S. stocks finish with solid gains as investors hope the US might cut back its tariffs on imports from China.


American officials due in Beijing for talks on trade battle

American officials are due in Beijing Monday for talks aimed at easing the U.S.-China trade battle that threatens to hobble global economic growth.


Marc A. Thiessen: China tried to strike at Trump – and missed the mark entirely

“When you strike at a king you must kill him,” Ralph Waldo Emerson once said. Well, this year China tried to strike at President Trump for daring to launch a …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Farmers, state watching for signs export markets will reopen

Washington farmers watching closely for a truce in the tariff war that could reopen markets to China.


Ramesh Ponnuru: Trump’s tariffs could clinch the Electoral College

The market verdict is clear: Trade conflict is bad for the expected value of American companies. But so far Trump has not heeded the market signals. What might make investors …


John Pomfret: A China-U.S. truce on trade only scratches the surface of a broader conflict

On a deeper level, the trade truce is between competing factions within the Trump administration that disagree fundamentally over how to pursue relations with China.


Tariffs costing Washington consumers and exporters, according to anti-tariff campaign

New study estimates costs of new tariffs for Washington consumers and producers.


Trudy Rubin: China’s future weapon vs. America: Its growing middle class

Whatever the outcome of the U.S.-China trade war, China’s urban middle class is set to become a major driver of the global economy. And a major force in the wider …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Moses Lake’s high-tech plant is collateral damage in U.S.-China trade war

REC Silicon, a Norwegian company, sees Moses Lake at the center of a high-tech manufacturing revolution. But that vision is likely dead unless Washington and Beijing can settle their differences …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Ford says Trump tariffs make U.S. steel costliest in the world

Ford is escalating its criticism of the Trump administration’s metals tariffs that the company has already said took a $1 billion bite out of profit.


As harvest begins, apple industry weighing its options amid tariffs

The Washington state apple crop that could be adversely affected by trade disputes. Tariffs have been implemented on U.S. apples by China and Mexico and also are planned by India. …


Trump says he rejected meeting with Trudeau over trade fight

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he rejected a one-on-one meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the trade dispute involving the North American neighbors and renewed his threat …


U.S., China hike tariffs as trade row intensifies

China and the United States imposed new tariff hikes on each other’s goods Monday and Beijing accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying battle over …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Legislators urge Trump to end trade dispute to help Moses Lake silicon manufacturer

Senators and representatives from Washington and Montana are asking President Donald Trump to help manufacturer REC Silicon and resolve the ongoing trade dispute with China over polysilicon and solar panels.


FedEx downplays US-China trade spat’s impact on its business

Shortly before the Trump administration announced a new round of tariffs against Chinese goods, FedEx Corp. leaders tried to assure investors Monday that a widening trade war will have little …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on U.S. imports

China on Tuesday announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump’s latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing’s technology policy.


Charlene L. Fu And Curtis S. Chin: China is stealing American intellectual property. Trump’s tariffs are a chance to stop it

Whatever else one might think of President Donald Trump’s actions, he is confronting China about its unfair trade practices and theft of American intellectual property when too many others shy …


Trump plans to slap 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, sources say

China will reject new trade talks if President Donald Trump moves ahead with the next round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, throwing into doubt the prospect of a diplomatic …


Chinese official: Beijing should target goods needed by U.S.

One of China’s most prominent figures in global finance says Beijing should press Washington to end their tariff battle by clamping down on exports of goods needed by American companies, …


Report: Trump going ahead with plans for new China tariffs

President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to impose new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Trump wants $200 billion in China tariffs despite talks, sources say

President Donald Trump has instructed aides to proceed with tariffs on about $200 billion more in Chinese products despite his Treasury secretary’s attempt to restart talks with Beijing to resolve …