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Wisconsin’s Harley-loving governor put in bind with Trump

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s full-throttled love of Harley-Davidson motorcycles has been intertwined with his rising political career, but now he must navigate revved up criticism of the Milwaukee-based company from …


India tariffs squeeze out U.S. pulse imports

Pulses such as peas, lentils and chickpeas are a staple of the Indian diet, found in flavorful dishes such as daal and chana masala. “Traditionally, India was our largest overseas …


Dana Milbank: Trump says trade wars are ‘easy.’ Here come the first American casualties.

President Trump believes that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” So he started one. Now the casualties are beginning to return home from the battlefield, and on Capitol …


Low returns for Northwest farmers may reflect a larger trends in international policy

A shift toward more U.S.-centric international policy may result in low future crop prices for local farmers.


Whiskey tariffs hurting Dry Fly Distilling’s international sales

Dry Fly Distilling is losing international whiskey sales as a trade war develops between the U.S. and its allies.


EU trade commissioner says trade liberalization has momentum

Trade liberalization continues to have global momentum despite recent U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the European trade commissioner said Monday as she launched free trade negotiations between the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

China announces equal penalties to retaliate for U.S. tariffs

China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

President Donald Trump brought the world’s two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese …


A human touch to bookbinding: Washington bookbinder reflects on a half-century of work

It has been 55 years since John McCann bound his first book, and he’s been printing, trimming, rounding, sewing and backing with many of the same methods he learned in …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

President Donald Trump threw the G-7 summit into disarray Saturday, tweeting that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is “dishonest & weak” and that the U.S. was pulling back its endorsement …


Trump says U.S. farmers will be treated fairly in trade talks

President Donald Trump defended his tough trade negotiations with China, Canada and Mexico on Monday, saying that U.S. farmers have been treated “unfairly.” The president vowed to turn the tide …


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

China warns U.S. trade deals off if tariffs go ahead

China warned Sunday after another round of talks on a sprawling trade dispute with Washington that any deals they produce “will not take effect” if President Donald Trump’s threatened tariff …


Trump renews tariff threat, complicating upcoming talks

The Trump administration has renewed its threat to place 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods in retaliation for what it says are China’s unfair trade practices.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Mariners land Denard Span, Alex Colome in deal with Rays

The Seattle Mariners made the first big trade of the season acquiring outfielder Denard Span and right-handed reliever Alex Colome from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor leaguers. Seattle …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration’s temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement.


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Mnuchin says U.S. and China putting trade war on hold

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that the United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade war after two days of talks that produced “meaningful progress.”


Billions at stake for Washington growers and manufacturers under Trump trade policy, speakers say

Washington’s economy relies heavily on trade, with about 40 percent of the state’s jobs tied to international exports. As the Trump administration crafts trade policy, billions of dollars are at …


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 2 p.m.

Trump offers U.S. aid to penalized Chinese telecom company

The White House on Monday said President Donald Trump asked his commerce secretary to look into lifting or easing sanctions against a Chinese telecommunications company as part of a “give …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Farm groups, fearing a trade war, voice concerns to McMorris Rodgers

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Thursday she is concerned about the potential impact of President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs and his withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but …


UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Trump’s threats on trade unsettle farming, ranching backers

Montana rancher Fred Wacker had thousands of head of cattle fattening up along the Yellowstone River for export to China when President Donald Trump picked a trade fight with the …


IMF’s Lagarde: Trade tensions threaten global economy

The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the healthiest global economy in years is threatened by rising debt levels, volatile financial markets and a simmering trade dispute …


Chinese exporters scramble to cope with Trump tariff hike

Facing a possible U.S. tariff hike, one of China’s biggest ball bearing makers, Cixin Group, is weighing plans to rush shipments to American customers before the increase makes its sales …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

World trade body warns of ‘domino effect’ in U.S.-China spat

The head of the World Trade Organization says he understands that President Donald Trump wants to create U.S. jobs, but warns that getting tough on trade can trigger a “domino …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Lawmakers say Trump exploring rejoining Pacific trade talks

In a striking reversal, President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a free trade deal he abandoned …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

China files trade complaint against U.S. over steel tariffs

China has filed a World Trade Organization complaint challenging U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff hike on imported steel and aluminum, the trade body said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

China president’s conciliatory trade gesture raises optimism

Investors and China watchers welcomed President Xi Jinping’s pledge Tuesday to open his country’s market wider to foreign competition, hoping it will ease a trade dispute with Washington that has …


Amid trade fight, Trump says he’ll ‘make it up’ to farmers

President Donald Trump acknowledged Monday that farmers could be adversely affected by the escalating tariff dispute with China, but promised to make it up to them, saying they “will be …


Amid trade fight, Trump says China will do the ‘right thing’

Amid global fears of an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump suggested that Beijing will ease trade barriers “because it is the right thing to …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

U.S. trade gap rises sixtth straight month to 9

WASHINGTON – The U.S. trade deficit rose for the sixth straight month in February, reaching the highest level since October 2008 and defying President Donald Trump’s efforts to rebalance America’s …


U.S. stocks keep climbing as trade war fears recede

Stocks in the U.S. are rising Thursday morning and major indexes in Europe are jumping as global markets continue a rally that began late the previous day.