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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 10:11 a.m.

U.S. joins trade fight against China at WTO

The United States is joining a fight against China at the World Trade Organization in a decision likely to ratchet up tensions between Washington and Beijing.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 12:22 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs acquire rights to forward Sean Gulka from Victoria

The Spokane Chiefs announced on Wednesday that they have acquired the rights to 2000-born forward Sean Gulka from the Victoria Royals in exchange for a conditional pick in the WHL …


Samuelson: U.S. hasn’t always been a free trade nation

What made America great in the 1950s and 1960s were the strength of its economy and the recognition that freer trade was a powerful political force promoting prosperity and cementing …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Asia-Pacific forum sticks to free-trade gospel despite Trump

An annual Pacific Rim summit is sticking with its tradition of promoting free trade and closer regional ties, shrugging off President Donald Trump’s “America First” approach.


China really is Boeing’s biggest market – but Thursday’s order news is mostly fake

The announcement by President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping in China of an order for 300 Boeing jets with a whopping list price of $37 billion is the usual …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Trump criticizes ‘one-sided’ Chinese trade deals

President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the “very one-sided and unfair” trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but stopped short of castigating Chinese President Xi Jinping by saying he …


Trump visits Beijing amid mounting tensions over trade

After a brief truce with China to cooperate on North Korea, President Donald Trump visits Beijing this week amid mounting U.S. trade complaints, with limited prospects for progress on market …


Schumer blasts ‘foot dragging’ on China trade probe

The Senate’s top Democrat said Friday that he’ll block two of President Donald Trump’s key nominees unless the Commerce Department picks up the pace on its investigation of China’s trade …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

British diplomat: Brexit will open Washington state, British trade opportunities

The United Kingdom is Washington’s fifth-largest trading partner, buying more than $5 billion worth of goods and services annually. The volume of trade across the Atlantic could strengthen after Brexit, …


Trump’s trade talk hurts state

This state does not benefit from protectionism and chaos. It benefits from open trade and reliable relationships with business partners around the globe.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 2:14 p.m.

U.K.’s May slams Boeing for undermining partnership

British Prime Minister Theresa May warned Thursday of growing protectionism in the global economy, slamming plane maker Boeing for its role in the U.S. government proposal to impose a massive …


Survey: Economists see no gain from NAFTA renegotiation

Most business economists expect the Trump administration’s efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement will make no difference to the U.S. economy or cause harm.


Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder, source says

The New York Knicks agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, a person with knowledge of …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Trade panel: Cheap imports hurt U.S. solar industry

A U.S. trade panel has ruled that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, raising the possibility of the Trump administration …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

North Korea hits back at Trump, threatens H-bomb test in Pacific

Kim Jong Un on Friday described Donald Trump as “deranged” and Pyongyang’s foreign minister said North Korea may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific as the recalcitrant nation hit …


Spokane Chiefs trade forward Brock Sottile to Prince Albert

Spokane trades forward Brock Sottile to Prince Albert, Chiefs acquire draft pick for hard-nosed winger


U.S. current account deficit hits $123.1 billion

The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part a drop in fines and penalties …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Trump’s week anchored by speech to U.N. General Assembly

President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first moments at the world body to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Trudeau teams up with Canadian labor in push for NAFTA reforms

In Mexico City’s NAFTA talks last week, few Canadians had a higher profile than Jerry Dias.


British government facing battle to pass key Brexit bill

With 18 months until Britain is due to leave the European Union, the U.K. government warned lawmakers on Thursday that it would be “reckless” to oppose a key piece of …


U.S. productivity improved at ho-hum 1.5%. rate in spring

U.S. workers’ productivity rose a bit more this spring than initially reported, but the gains were relatively weak and a key reason why recent economic growth has been modest.


U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in July as exports slipped

The U.S. trade deficit increased slightly in July as exports slipped a bit more than imports.


Boeing raises 20-year China plane forecast on travel boom

Boeing raised its 20-year forecast for aircraft demand in China as economic growth and an expanding middle class spur travel in the world’s most-populous nation.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

China says Trump’s trade threat over North Korea ‘unacceptable’

BEIJING – China on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off U.S. trade with countries that deal with North Korea and rejected pressure to do more to halt …


Brexit talks end in acrimony amid stalemate over bill

Brexit talks ended in stalemate, with both sides deadlocked over the divorce bill and tensions spilling over as the European Union’s negotiator mocked Prime Minister Theresa May.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 2:59 p.m.

Trump pushes tax overhaul, says it’s ‘badly needed’

President Donald Trump launched his fall push to overhaul the nation’s tax system by pledging Wednesday that the details-to-come plan would “bring back Main Street” by reducing the crushing tax …


Britain looking to push Brexit talks with E.U. onto trade

The European Union and Britain started a third round of Brexit negotiations on Monday with EU negotiator Michel Barnier testily berating the British government for what he perceives as a …


Draghi urges cooperation to combat anti-globalization

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, said Friday that the global economy is strengthening but warned that countries must work together to resist a growing backlash against open …