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UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Trump signs order to make American-made goods more American

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that will require federal agencies to purchase products using more American components.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Report: Oklahoma City trades Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

U.S., Chinese trade envoys in 1st contact after Trump-Xi truce

The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys have spoken by phone in their first known contact since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to resume stalled talks on ending …


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

Trump, Xi hit reset button on trade but long slog awaits

Once again, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China have hit the reset button in trade talks between the world’s two biggest economies. This at least delays an escalation …


Trade, climate change, Iran focus as G-20 leaders meet

Trade and geopolitical tensions, and the looming threat of climate change, are on the agenda as the presidents of the United States and China and other world leaders gather in …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Possible outcome of Trump-Xi meeting: A truce in trade war

American businesses are bracing for a painful escalation in President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Yet they might just get a reprieve.


Trump, Canada’s Trudeau talk trade at White House meeting

President Donald Trump welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House as the two leaders work to get a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement over …


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 11:35 p.m.

Tom Murphy’s unlikely journey from his couch to hard-hitting Mariners catcher

When Tom Murphy was acquired by the Mariners from the Giants on March 29, he revealed he’s a huge fan of “The Office” and was watching reruns at home when …


Sen. Maria Cantwell: Export-Import Bank’s renewal vital to America’s success

I’m ready to collaborate with my colleagues in the Senate to grow our export economy by reauthorizing Ex-Im before it expires in September.


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

U.S. hiring slows sharply as Trump’s trade war hits jobs

Hiring slowed sharply in May, as companies in industries hardest hit by President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war hesitated to bring on new employees.


U.S. trade deficit smaller in April; gap with China grew

The U.S. trade deficit shrank in April, but the politically sensitive deficit with China moved higher.


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 10:49 a.m.

Mexicans launch friendly defensive to deflect US tariffs

Mexican officials have copied a page from President Donald Trump’s playbook in recent days, taking to Twitter to communicate that they are working flat-out to de-escalate tensions over immigration and …


Catherine Rampell: Trump’s Mexico tariffs are deeply stupid

President Trump’s decision to impose new and higher tariffs on Mexico is so mind-bogglingly stupid, it’s hard to keep track of all the reasons it’s dumb. Here are a few.


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 7:11 p.m.

Markets sink as Trump opens new trade war front against Mexico

The monthlong retreat from one of the stock market’s best starts in years culminated with President Donald Trump threatening to slap a 5% tariff on Mexico and open another front …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Huawei asks court to rule U.S. security law unconstitutional

Fighting to maintain its access to major markets for next-generation communications, Chinese tech giant Huawei is challenging the constitutionality of a 2018 U.S. law that bars it from selling telecom …


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 11:39 a.m.

Trump in Japan: Pomp and tense circumstance

All the pomp and pageantry in the world couldn’t paper over the tensions between President Donald Trump and Japan’s Shinzo Abe on two of their most pressing issues: North Korea …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 3:57 p.m.

Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread

An escalating trade war with China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products but some retailers will be less equipped to handle the pain than others, leaving …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

Easing tensions with allies, Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs.


China criticizes U.S. action against Huawei

China vows to ‘resolutely safeguard’ companies after Washington imposes export controls on tech giant Huawei.


Robert J. Samuelson: Are we losing the trade war?

We have a system that, through high tariffs, imposes the equivalent of a tax on American citizens to implement a trade policy that favors China.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

Stocks rise, claw back chunk of Monday’s trade-war plunge

Stocks climbed on Tuesday and clawed back a chunk of their losses from Monday’s rout, the latest whipsaw move as investors weigh just how badly the escalating U.S.-China trade war …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Consumers could be collateral damage if U.S. expands tariffs

The Trump administration is preparing to extend 25% tariffs to practically all Chinese imports not already hit with duties. That’s roughly an additional $300 billion worth of products, ranging from …


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Escalating U.S.-China trade war sends stocks plunging

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Monday as investors sought shelter from an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

China retaliates on tariffs, stock markets go into a slide

Sending Wall Street into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest penalties on Chinese products.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 11:15 a.m.

China retaliates on tariffs, stock markets go into a slide

Deepening its trade war with the U.S. and sending world financial markets into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Stocks rebound as hopes rise that trade tensions will ease

Wall Street capped a turbulent week with a late-day rally Friday after shaking off an early slump triggered by the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and …


No clear winners or losers in China trade dispute, WSU expert says

The short-term results of the Trump administration’s trade disputes with China are clear, said T. Randall Fortenbery, Washington State University Thomas B. Mick economics endowed chair. Fortenberry studied the impacts …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 2 p.m.

Worsening U.S.-China trade tensions rattle financial markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street as the U.S. and China moved closer to an escalation of their …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Seahawks send Frank Clark to Chiefs for draft picks

The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

U.S. wins WTO case against China over grain exports

The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice and …