Stories tagged: trade
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 …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 1:23 p.m.
Speaker Paul D. Ryan is planning to meet with Donald Trump in Washington on Thursday, just a week after he said he is “not ready” to support or endorse him.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
In the event that the U.S. economy crashed, Donald Trump has floated a recovery plan based on his own experience with corporate bankruptcy: Pay America’s creditors less than full value …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Amazon will lease 20 cargo planes from Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, a deal that doubles the size of the tech and retail giant’s emerging air force.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Intercontinental Exchange has jettisoned plans to acquire the London Stock Exchange.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Chevrolet, the U.S. car brand once advertised as the “Heartbeat of America,” won’t be rolling new models through the streets of Iran anytime soon despite the recent lifting of sanctions …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
Brexit is an absurdity. But it is a potentially destructive absurdity. It creates more uncertainty in a world awash in uncertainty