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As China retaliates in Trump trade war, damage for Northwest cherry growers could reach $86 million

The Trump administration’s trade war with China is expected to cost the region’s sweet-cherry growers $60 million to $86 million in lost revenue, according to an initial estimate developed by …


Trump suggests U.S. close to ‘big’ trade agreement with Mexico

President Donald Trump says the United States is close to a “big Trade Agreement” with Mexico and he’s citing improving ties between the two countries.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

The United States and China are resuming trade talks, raising hopes for a way out of an intensifying dispute between the world’s two largest economies.


Nice doing business with EU: Prospect of a new trade deal looms large for Yakima Valley

The European Union is an important trade partner for Yakima County and Washington state. That’s why the announcement by President Donald Trump last month that the U.S. would work toward …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Trump to EU leaders: We want a ‘fair trade deal’

President Donald Trump told European leaders Wednesday that the U.S. wants a “fair trade deal” with the European Union as both sides sought to defuse tensions in an escalating trade …


Trade war with Canada is 19,000-job gamble for Eastern Washington

An escalating trade war will create hardships for both the U.S. and Canada, speakers at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region’s annual summit in Spokane warned Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Summit draws Americans and Canadians to Spokane to discuss regional issues

More than 500 legislators, policy makers and business people from the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada will gather in Spokane this week for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region’s annual summit.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 1:25 p.m.

Frustrated lawmakers threaten action on Trump’s tariffs

Lawmakers are losing patience with the Trump administration’s reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes and are talking increasingly about legislative action to protect U.S. jobs.


UK’s May faces down revolt over Brexit trade bill

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down more rebellion Tuesday over her plans for the country’s exit from the European Union, as lawmakers narrowly rejected a measure that could have …


China files WTO challenge to US $200B tariff plan

China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to President Donald Trump’s latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to counter U.S. pressure in a spiraling technology …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Bluster aside, U.S. and China vulnerable to pain from tariffs

The U.S. and Chinese governments have been flashing a lot of bravado just before firing the first shots in a conflict that risks erupting into a mutually damaging trade war. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

U.S. companies in China think the government is already messing with them

American business leaders fear these are the “qualitative measures” China warned it would unleash if President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on its exports to the United States.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Trade war hangs over U.S. job market set for more gains in June

President Donald Trump’s global trade war is posing a growing risk to the kind of robust job gains that the U.S. probably enjoyed again in June.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Why they fight: US and China brawl over high technology

To understand why the United States and China stand on the brink of a trade war, consider the near-death experience of American Superconductor Corp.


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue endorses work requirements for food assistance

Congress is preparing to reconcile two versions of the farm bill, a sweeping piece of legislation renewed every five years that governs an array of agricultural and food assistance programs, …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue seeks to allay farmers’ trade concerns

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sought to assure Eastern Washington agriculture and forestry leaders on Monday that American farmers will not bear the brunt of an international trade war. But …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Trump delaying NAFTA deal until after midterm elections

President Donald Trump intends to delay signing a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement until after the fall midterm elections, a move aimed at reaching a better …


Red Sox get veteran Steve Pearce from Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox acquired veteran first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.


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 …