Stories tagged: trade
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
The federal government recorded a small budget surplus in June, but the deficit so far this budget year is still running 26.7 percent higher than a year ago.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is already taking its toll on the British economy, raising speculation that the Bank of England will on Thursday decide to reduce its …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 10:06 a.m.
In a carefully orchestrated political ballet, David Cameron left his job and his home at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday, resigning as prime minister soon afterward at Buckingham Palace. Theresa …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
EU leaders said Wednesday that they have agreed with China to form a working group to discuss Beijing’s overproduction of steel, an issue they say is linked to whether they …
Sat., July 9, 2016, 6:04 a.m.
Donald Trump says he won’t stand for it if it turns out some of his hats labeled “Made in USA” actually weren’t made entirely in the USA.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
The warnings are piling up – Britain’s decision to leave the European Union appears to be already hitting the economy.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will trim economic growth this year and next across the 19 countries that share the euro currency.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
The U.S. trade deficit climbed in May as a surge in imports of Chinese-made cellphones and computers pushed the politically sensitive imbalance with China to the highest level in six …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
U.S. services firms expanded last month at the fastest pace since November, good news for the U.S. economy.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
The head of the U.K. Independence Party, Nigel Farage, resigned Monday as party leader, the latest British political chief to tumble amid the political turmoil following the country’s vote to …
Mon., June 27, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
The company that wanted to build the Keystone XL pipeline is seeking $15 billion in damages from the federal government after the Obama administration rejected the Canada-to-Texas project.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
Investor jitters over the economic fallout of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union sent U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that the decision of British voters to leave the European Union is “an additional headwind” for the U.S. and global economies but “there is …
Mon., June 27, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
British and European leaders appealed for calm on Monday as concern over the U.K.’s exit from the European Union and its deepening political crisis triggered further gyrations in financial markets …
Fri., June 24, 2016, 5:10 p.m.
Long-term, the British decision to exit the European Union is most likely to hit Spokane companies that are in the export business, local economists say. But uncertainty in the wake …
Wed., June 22, 2016, 6:47 a.m.
British voters head to the polls on Thursday to decide if the country should stay in the European Union or leave it. With the stakes high and the issues complex, …
Mon., June 20, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
Wal-Mart is partnering with China’s No. 2 e-commerce site as the world’s largest retailer seeks dominance in the extraordinarily lucrative, but increasingly competitive online marketplace.
Wed., June 15, 2016
If Europe falters, the negative ripple effect would reach across the Atlantic. As Garton Ash rightly notes, the great global challenges we face – from a rising China to an …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 5:46 p.m.
U.S. stocks rebounded from an early slide Thursday, nudging the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Nasdaq composite to their highest close of the year.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 5:16 p.m.
China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
The Missouri River is slowly resuming its role as a transportation corridor for commodities such as grain, scrap metal and fertilizer, but proponents of the barge industry acknowledge they’re still …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 8:51 a.m.
President Barack Obama is leaving on a weeklong, 16,000-mile trip to Asia as part of his effort to pay more attention to the region and boost economic and security cooperation.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Mexico is lowering its economic growth forecast for 2016, citing what it calls “adverse” international conditions including sluggish industrial production in the United States.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Finance leaders of major industrial countries meeting in Japan need to find ways to use all the “policy levers” they have to help counter anxiety over global economic prospects, U.S. …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 5:20 a.m.
United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said his union won’t endorse Donald Trump for U.S. president, all but assuring support for Hillary Clinton as she closes in on the Democratic …
Fri., May 20, 2016
Clinton and Trump, in their different ways, are promising to restore some balance to a polarized system of wages, and a dramatically lopsided distribution of wealth.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
The Bank of England has voted to keep interest rates steady amid signs that the economy is beginning to falter and uncertainty over next month’s vote on whether Britain should …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
The Senate on Wednesday blocked a Republican effort aimed at undercutting last year’s landmark international nuclear deal with Iran.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 2:29 p.m.
Jeb Bush the voter plans to sit out the presidential race in November. The ex-presidential candidate wrote on Facebook Friday that he won’t vote for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Sen. Lindsey Graham won’t be voting for either of the major party presidential nominees. “I think Donald Trump is going places that very few people have gone, and I’m not …