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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 7:21 p.m.

U.S., China exchange goodwill gesture ahead of trade talks

The United States and China traded conciliatory gestures, raising hopes they can de-escalate a standoff over trade that has shaken financial markets and cast gloom over the global economy.


Stocks move higher as investors push through trade anxiety

Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday as investors tried to shake off several days of volatile trading brought on by escalations in the U.S.-China trade war.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

Trump refuses to shield Apple’s Mac Pros from China tariffs

The pledge made in a Friday tweet rebuffs Apple’s attempt to shield its products from taxes being imposed on goods made in China as part of Trump administration’s trade war …


Treasury secretary, trade rep headed to China for more talks

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is returning to China next week to further talks aimed at resolving a trade battle between Washington and Beijing.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Possible outcome of Trump-Xi meeting: A truce in trade war

American businesses are bracing for a painful escalation in President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Yet they might just get a reprieve.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.

Powell hints Fed will cut rates if needed over trade wars

Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to respond to the Trump administration’s trade conflicts to protect the U.S. economy, signaling that the Fed will cut …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Trump-GOP split: Senators loudly oppose Mexico tariff threat

President Donald Trump says he expects to begin hitting Mexico with tariffs next week in a dispute over illegal immigration


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Huawei asks court to rule U.S. security law unconstitutional

Fighting to maintain its access to major markets for next-generation communications, Chinese tech giant Huawei is challenging the constitutionality of a 2018 U.S. law that bars it from selling telecom …


U.S. stocks skid on worries of prolonged trade standoff

Heightened worries that the U.S. and China are headed for a long standoff in their costly trade dispute put investors in a selling mood Thursday.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

American distillers welcome end of tariffs in Canada, Mexico; Spokane’s Dry Fly still wrestles with other trade duties

American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration’s trade disputes have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that Canada and Mexico …


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Escalating U.S.-China trade war sends stocks plunging

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Monday as investors sought shelter from an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Stocks rebound as hopes rise that trade tensions will ease

Wall Street capped a turbulent week with a late-day rally Friday after shaking off an early slump triggered by the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

U.S., China talks break up hours after Trump raises tariffs

U.S.-China talks break up with no deal after Trump hikes tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

U.S. stocks slide after threat from Trump to raise tariffs

Fresh market jitters over the possibility of an escalation in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China pulled stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

U.S. wins WTO case against China over grain exports

The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice and …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

EU moves to limit focus of trade talks with U.S.

The European Union has approved its terms for negotiating a limited trade deal with the United States, setting up a possible showdown with Washington by refusing to include agricultural products …


Trump says U.S., China ‘rounding the turn’ in trade talks

President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. and China are “rounding the turn” in a lengthy negotiation over trade and predicted that “something monumental” for both countries could be …


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 3:49 p.m.

U.S. stocks rise broadly after Trump postpones tariff increase

Stocks closed modestly higher Monday after shedding most of the gains from an early rally spurred by the Trump administration’s decision to hold off on increasing tariffs on imported Chinese …


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: 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: 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 …


GoPro to move production out of China over tariff concerns

Action-camera maker GoPro says it will move production of U.S.-bound cameras out of China by the summer over tariff-related concerns.


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 …


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 …



UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

China’s manufacturing weakens amid U.S. tariff battle

China’s export orders shrank in September as a tariff battle with Washington over technology escalated, adding to downward pressure on the world’s No. 2 economy, two surveys showed Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

China’s trade surplus with U.S. hits record $31 billion

China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31 billion in August as exports surged despite American tariff hikes, potentially adding fuel to President Donald Trump’s battle …


Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for U.S. newspapers

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday nullified tariffs put into place for imported newsprint by finding that American producers weren’t harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills.