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U.S. trade gap jumped to 10-year high; record gap with China

The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 19 percent in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of $621 billion. The gap with …


China considers legal changes on technology to placate U.S.

China’s ceremonial legislature is due to endorse a law meant to help end a bruising tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology.


U.S. ambassador to UK slams critics of American agriculture

The U.S. ambassador to Britain has attacked what he described as a “smear” campaign against American agriculture by interests with a protectionist agenda.


U.S. still sends lots of lobster to China, but tariff a worry

America is still sending millions of pounds of lobster to China, but members of the seafood industry remain on edge about the future of the United States’ relationship with one …


Trump extends China tariff deadline, cites progress in talks

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Sunday he will extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks between the two countries. Trump tweeted …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

World stocks mostly rise ahead of more China-US trade talks

World stocks mostly rose on Monday ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

Optimism over U.S.-China trade talks boosts stocks again

Stocks extended their gains in afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday as investors remained optimistic that the U.S. and China will make more progress in resolving their costly trade dispute.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Critical China trade talks open amid tough U..S action against Huawei

BEIJING – When Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, the head of the team handling trade negotiations with the United States, landed in Washington on Monday for a critical round of …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

As global recession fears grow, calls escalate for Trump to end shutdown and trade war

Calls are growing louder for President Donald Trump to end the trade war and government shutdown as fresh evidence pours in that businesses and consumers are losing faith in the …


Stocks climb on report US may pare back tariffs on China

U.S. stocks finish with solid gains as investors hope the US might cut back its tariffs on imports from China.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Optimism rises as U.S.-China trade talks conclude

U.S., China wrap up talks on tariff battle after Trump says they are ‘going very well!’ but no details immediately released.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Stocks post 4th straight gain as hopes build on China trade

Stocks cinched their fourth consecutive gain Wednesday as indexes around the world build on their early 2019 rally. The gains for U.S. indexes faded slightly after President Donald Trump and …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

Stocks rise again as investors hope for trade breakthrough

Stocks rise for the third day in a row, led by industrial, technology, internet and energy companies as representatives from the U.S. and China continue their latest round of trade …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

U.S.-China trade talks start amid cooling economic growth

Facing a March deadline, talks aimed at ending a trade war between China and the U.S. are underway, with the world’s two biggest economies expressing optimism over the potential for …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

China upbeat ahead of US trade talks, but differences large

China has sounded a positive note ahead of trade talks this week with Washington, but the two sides face potentially lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Mexico launches plan to stimulate U.S. border economy

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an ambitious plan Saturday to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border, reinforcing his country’s commitment to manufacturing and trade …


Spokane Chiefs trade Tyson Feist to Regina for pair of draft picks

Spokane receives Regina’s fifth-round pick in the 2021 WHL Bantam Draft and Edmonton’s eighth-round pick in the 2019 draft.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

U.S., Canada look to ease strains amid 3-way spat with China

The United States and Canada moved Friday to ease tensions between them over the case of a top Chinese technology executive whose arrest by Canadian authorities has sparked a diplomatic …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Record imports push U.S. trade gap to $55.5 billion in October

The Commerce Department said Thursday the gap between the United States sells and what it buys from foreign countries hit $55.5 billion in October, the fifth straight increase and highest …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

China gets US tariff delay but movement on tech unclear

The agreement by President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on a cease fire on tariffs postpones the threat of more disruption for China’s exporters and their Asian …


Trade deficit getting bigger – despite president’s promises

Trump’s “America First” stance has yet to make a dent in the merchandise trade deficit, which hit a monthly record in September. Amid signs the rising dollar is depressing U.S. …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz deal framework agreed upon, pending final approvals in Mariners-Mets trade

Multiple reports that were later confirmed by MLB sources said the Mariners will send $20 million to the Mets as part of the package.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

U.S., China reach 90-day ceasefire on tariffs in trade dispute

The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting …


Tariff tensions shadow U.S., Canada, Mexico trade pact signing

President Donald Trump teamed up with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Friday to sign a revised North American trade pact, a deal that fulfills a key political pledge …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Chiefs acquire center Luc Smith from Kamloops

The Spokane Chiefs acquired 20-year-old center Luc Smith from the Kamloops Blazers on Monday in exchange for veteran winger Jeff Faith and two picks in the 2020 Western Hockey League …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Global trade is at stake as Trump and Xi come face to face

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet in Buenos Aires later this week to confront perhaps the greatest threat to the weakening global economy – each other.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

Trump’s auto tariffs are put on hold

The Trump administration is holding off on imposing new tariffs on car imports as the government considers revisions to a report on the national security implications, according to a Bloomberg …


Mike Pence: U.S. seeks collaboration, not control, in Indo-Pacific

Last year in Vietnam, President Donald Trump laid out the United States’ vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. Next week, on the president’s behalf, I will lead a delegation …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

U.S. trade gap grew to $54 billion in September

Record imports expanded the U.S. trade deficit for the fourth straight month in September, as the politically sensitive trade deficit in goods with China hit a record.


Secretary Sonny Perdue: USMCA a trade deal for the 21st century

Under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, we have created new rules to help our farmers, ranchers and workers better face the challenges of the 21st century economy,