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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.


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

World shares slide as U.S.-China trade dispute escalates

After an early jolt, stocks rallied and finished higher Wednesday as investors bet that back-and-forth tariff threats between the U.S. and China won’t blossom into a bigger dispute that damages …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 2:57 p.m.

On the brink: U.S. and China threaten tariffs as fears rise

The world’s two biggest economies stand at the edge of the most perilous trade conflict since World War II. Yet there’s still time to pull back from the brink.


U.S. proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports

The Trump administration on Tuesday escalated its aggressive actions on trade by proposing 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports to protest Beijing’s alleged theft of American technology.


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Stocks jump late, clawing back ground lost on trade fears

Banks, retailers, health care and energy companies climbed Tuesday as U.S. stocks regained much of what they lost in a steep drop a day earlier. Several big technology companies including …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

U.S. vs. China: a ‘slap-fight,’ not a trade war. So far

On Wall Street, the stock market buckled on the prospect of an all-out trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. But it hasn’t come to that – not yet, …


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

China imposing new tariffs on U.S. meat, fruit, other products

China says it’s rolling out new tariffs on U.S. meat, fruit and other products as retaliation against taxes approved by President Donald Trump on imported steel and aluminum.


China ‘open’ to talks with U.S. amid spiraling tariff spat

China’s government said Monday it is open to negotiating with Washington amid a spiraling tariff dispute following a news report American officials have submitted a list of market-opening requests.


China may hike tariffs on U.S. pork, aluminum, other goods

China announced a list of U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel pipe on Friday on which it might raise tariffs in an escalating trade dispute with President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Trump orders huge tariffs on China, raises trade war worries

Primed for economic combat, President Donald Trump set in motion tariffs on as much as $60 billion in Chinese imports to the U.S. on Thursday and accused the Chinese of …


Trump targets China as US businesses await backlash

Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses are bracing for a backlash as President Donald Trump targets China for stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 3:20 p.m.

China’s premier appeals to U.S. to ‘act rationally’ over trade

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appealed to Washington on Tuesday to “act rationally” and avoid disrupting trade over steel, technology and other disputes. He promised Beijing will “open even wider” to …


Shawn Vestal: Worried farmers keep wondering if Trump will pivot on detrimental trade policies

President Trump reaped a lot of support in farm country. Farm country might wonder if it’s reaping any from him.