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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

China to halve tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods from Feb. 14

China will halve tariffs on some $75 billion of imports from the U.S. later this month, reciprocating a U.S. action and likely satisfying part of the interim trade deal.


High hopes: US, EU and UK all aim for trade deals this year

The United States, the European Union and what will soon be post-Brexit Britain have all raised the prospect of concluding trade deals between themselves by the end of this year, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

At each end of Pacific, skepticism over China farm purchases

President Donald Trump likes to joke that America’s farmers have a nice problem on their hands: They’re going to need bigger tractors to keep up with surging Chinese demand for …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Huawei moving U.S. research center to Canada

The founder of Huawei says the Chinese tech giant is moving its U.S. research center to Canada due to American sanctions on the company.


China sets tougher guidelines to protect patents, copyrights

China issued new, tougher guidelines for protection of patents, copyrights and other intellectual property in a move that may be timed to help along halting progress in trade talks with …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

U.S. stocks jump to records as tech, small companies lead way

A flurry of buyout deals and rising optimism about U.S.-China trade talks sent stocks back to record heights Monday, the latest bit of fuel for a market that’s been climbing …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Washington producers may get boost with Beijing’s lifting of 5-year ban on U.S. poultry imports

China is lifting a five-year ban on U.S. poultry, a goodwill gesture at a time when the world’s two biggest economies are trying to finalize a tentative trade deal. The …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Huawei giving employees bonus for coping with U.S. sanctions

Huawei is paying its employees bonuses totaling more than $285 million as thanks for helping the Chinese tech giant cope with U.S. sanctions that threaten its smartphone and other businesses.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Stocks slip as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks

Stocks are falling Monday on Wall Street as investors weigh mixed signals about the status of U.S. trade talks with China.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

China narrows scope for trade deal

Chinese officials are signaling they’re increasingly reluctant to agree to a broad trade deal pursued by President Donald Trump, ahead of negotiations this week that have raised hopes of a …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Stocks drop again to worst loss in weeks on economy worries

Stocks tumbled again on Wednesday as worries about a weakening global economy boomeranged around the world.


China warns U.S. investment curbs would hurt global growth

China warned the U.S. against trying to limit investment ties between the two countries, even as the Trump administration contradicted a report that Washington might be considering removing Chinese companies …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …