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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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

China promises retaliation if U.S. imposes more tariffs

China on Monday promised retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out of imports …


Apple faces Trump’s ire after company says its products would be hurt by tariffs

President Donald Trump on Saturday took aim at Apple after the tech giant said the White House’s proposed tariffs on China could result in price increases on popular consumer devices …


Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to U.S.

President Donald Trump concedes that some Apple Inc. products may become more expensive if his administration imposes “massive” additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but he says the tech company can …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Trump says he’s ready to tax an additional $267B in Chinese imports

President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s prepared to impose tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese imports. Such a step would significantly escalate his trade war with Beijing …


Automakers jump as Trump-Mexico deal averts tariff doomsday

Judging from the jump in General Motors and Ford Motor shares, the market thinks President Donald Trump’s accord with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement will enable …


U.S., China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute

The United States and China went ahead with tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each other’s automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday in an escalation of a battle …


Rich Lowry: The Turkish hostage crisis

It’s never a good idea to negotiate with a hostage-taker, but when it’s a NATO ally, there isn’t much choice.


July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite

U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders.


Turkey increases tariffs on some US imports, escalating feud

Turkey announced Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis.


Trump’s tariffs boost rebuilding costs for wildfire victims

The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes. That especially squeezes homeowners who seek to rebuild quickly after losing …


Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday as its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump stoked further …


McMorris Rodgers, Rep. Mike Conaway meet with farmers, call for action on trade

Just hours after votes were counted her closest election to date, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hosted a breakfast Wednesday featuring a powerful Republican from Texas and a score of …


China exports accelerated in July despite rise in U.S. tariffs

China’s exports to the United States surged last month as its merchants rushed to fill orders ahead of a jump in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Trump going ahead with taxes on $16B in Chinese imports

The Trump administration says it will go ahead with imposing 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese imports.


W. Stacey Cowles: Retail woes, tariffs mean big change for newspapers, subscribers

In the last year, print subscriptions across the country are up 25 percent to 100 percent depending on your rate. Outrageous, but based on simple economics.


China announces $60B of U.S. goods for tariff retaliation

China on Friday announced a $60 billion list of U.S. goods including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals for retaliation if Washington goes ahead with its latest tariff threat.


Caterpillar staves off trade hit with boost to 2018 forecast

The world’s biggest machinery maker is proving resilient to a nascent global trade war that’s disrupting other companies from Alcoa to General Motors.