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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.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Trump orders stiff trade tariffs, unaffected by grim warnings

Unswayed by Republican warnings of a trade war, President Donald Trump ordered steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. on Thursday, vowing to fight back against …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Mexico, Canada and others may be exempted from US tariffs

The White House said Wednesday that Mexico, Canada and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump’s planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security “carve-outs,” a move that …


Trump links tariff relief for Canada, Mexico to NAFTA talks

President Donald Trump said Monday that North American neighbors Canada and Mexico will get no relief from his new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports unless a “new and fair” …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

White House: No exemptions from steel, aluminum tariffs

President Donald Trump’s administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Sunday that the president is not planning on …


China looks to defuse trade tensions, asks U.S. for talks

President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser told U.S. business leaders in Washington that China hopes the White House will revive high-level dialogue on economic disputes and name a new chief …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 1:47 p.m.

Speculation, uncertainty ripple across Washington after steel import tariffs announced

President Donald Trump’s plan to slap large tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could ignite a global trade war that hurts American consumers as well as Washington’s aerospace and agriculture …


May and Tusk meet as UK and EU differ on Irish border, trade

Britain urged the European Union to be constructive and the EU told the U.K. to get realistic on Thursday, as the divorcing partners differed over the Irish border and their …


White House planning major trade announcement on steel, aluminum imports

The White House is planning to make a major announcement Thursday about whether it will impose new limits on steel and aluminum imports, three people familiar with the event said, …


Froma Harrop: Trump turns farmers into a sacrifice

President Trump’s budget blueprint would only make things worse for U.S. agriculture. Trump’s hostility to trade deals has already inflicted damage on an economic sector highly dependent on exports. And …


Trump considering ‘all options’ on steel, aluminum cases

Weighing trade sanctions, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s “considering all options” to address an influx of cheap aluminum and steel imports into the United States.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

U.S. trade gap hits $566 billion in 2017, highest since 2008

The U.S. trade deficit hit the highest level in nine years in 2017, defying President Donald Trump’s efforts to bring more balance to America’s trade relationships.


EU says UK must make its mind up on future trade relations

The European Union’s Brexit negotiator warned Monday that the time has come for the U.K. to clarify what relationship it wants with the bloc once it leaves, and warned that …


U.S. group: Beijing will retaliate if Trump acts on trade

The head of an American business group said Tuesday that Chinese officials warned him “there will be retaliation” if President Donald Trump launches trade remedies in disputes over technology, steel …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

As new Asia-Pacific trade pact nears, U.S. wheat growers fear competitive disadvantage

United States wheat exports could slow significantly because of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


Lead Brexit campaigner urges EU flexibility on trade

A top campaigner for Britain to leave the European Union is urging the bloc to back down and include the U.K.’s vast financial services sector in talks on their future …


Newspapers’ bad news in U.S. gets worse, courtesy of trade spat

As if the U.S. newspaper business didn’t have enough trouble coping with decades of lost readers and advertising dollars, an escalating trade dispute with Canada is poised to make every …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 4:23 p.m.

Matt Kemp back in L.A., Adrian Gonzalez out in 5-player deal with Braves

Matt Kemp is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a five-player trade with the Atlanta Braves that includes cash. The Dodgers are sending first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Bitcoin tops $17,000; hack raises concerns ahead of U.S. trade

Bitcoin surged past $17,000 Thursday as the frenzy surrounding the virtual currency escalated just days before it starts trading on major U.S. exchanges. Bitcoin has gained more than $5,000 in …