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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

China to lift punitive tariffs on U.S. soybeans, pork

China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

China to remove tariffs on some U.S. products, but not pork or soybeans

China extended an olive twig, rather than a branch, to the United States in their trade war Wednesday, announcing it would exempt 16 American-made products from tariffs as a sign …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 1:52 p.m.

U.S. stocks notch solid gains as China eases trade tensions

Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors welcomed China’s move to exempt some U.S. products from a recent round of tariffs.


U.S., Chinese envoys to meet in October for tariff war talks

U.S. and Chinese envoys will meet in early October for more talks aimed at ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Survey: U.S. manufacturing activity contracted in August

U.S. factory activity shrank in August for the first time since August 2016, a sign that the trade war with China is weighing down a crucial sector of the economy.


In escalating trade war, U.S. consumers may see higher prices

Americans are facing potentially higher prices for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items now that the U.S. and China have put in place their latest tariff increases …


‘They’re on,’ Trump says of tariffs set to kick in on Sunday

Expect a direct hit on many U.S. consumers from President Donald Trump’s latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports


Chen Guangcheng: Trump has the right strategy on Beijing

President Trump is on to something. Tariffs and economic threats may be blunt tools, but they are the kind of aggressive tactics necessary to get the attention of the Chinese …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 4:50 p.m.

U.S. stocks rally on optimism for a U.S.-China trade war thaw

Stocks are marching broadly higher on Wall Street in early trading after President Donald Trump claimed China was willing to reopen talks on the costly trade war that has roiled …


China lets yuan sink, Trump says serious talks to start

China allowed its yuan to sink Monday and U.S. President Donald Trump said the two sides will talk “very seriously” about their war over trade and technology following tit-for-tat tariff …


U.S. exports to lobster-loving China go off cliff amid tariffs

America’s lobster exports to China have fallen off a cliff this year as new retaliatory tariffs shift seafood business north to Canada.


Trump sends mixed messages to China on trade war

President Donald Trump is sending mixed messages about the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit in France push him to ease frictions with Beijing over tariffs and …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 8 p.m.

Tomato trade war eases as U.S. agrees to end Mexico tariffs

The U.S. reached a deal to suspend tariffs on tomatoes from Mexico and implement import restrictions demanded by Florida growers to protect their industry.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 12:56 p.m.

U.S. and Mexico settle tomato squabble to stave off tariffs, shortage

The United States and Mexico have settled a bitter trade dispute over tomatoes, with the United States shelving an anti-dumping investigation against Mexican growers and withdrawing from tariffs that could …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

Stocks rebound on U.S. plan to delay some China tariffs

Investors flipped back into buying mode Tuesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

Facing pressure, Trump delays tariffs on some Chinese goods

Responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is threatening the U.S. economy, the Trump administration is delaying most of the import taxes it planned to …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

What’s on school menus this fall? Trade mitigation

Meatless Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, and now, Trade Mitigation Thursdays? This fall, some U.S. school cafeterias are expecting shipments of free food, one little-known consequence of President Donald Trump’s trade disputes.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Why a U.S.-China deal that once looked close now seems far off

U.S.-China trade peace proves elusive 3 months after the two countries seemed close to a deal


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

U.S. stocks notch solid gains as China stabilizes currency

Stocks closed broadly higher Tuesday as Wall Street regained its footing a day after the market had its biggest decline in a year.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

How Trump’s latest China tariffs could squeeze U.S. consumers

The latest tariffs President Donald Trump plans to impose on Chinese goods would cost U.S. households an average of $200 a year, some economists estimate, and would start to bite …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 5:08 p.m.

Trump threatens 10% tariffs on China; stocks plummet on news

President Donald Trump intensified pressure Thursday on China to reach a trade deal by saying he will impose 10% tariffs Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports …


U.S. says new round of talks with China were ‘constructive’

U.S. and Chinese envoys held “constructive” trade talks on Wednesday, the White House said, after President Donald Trump rattled financial markets by accusing Beijing of trying to stall in hopes …


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

U.S., China revive trade talks with low hopes for progress

Two months after U.S.-Chinese trade talks broke down, both sides are trying to temper hopes for a breakthrough when negotiations aimed at ending a tariff war resume Tuesday facing even …


China imports from US plunge 31% in June amid tariff war

China’s trade with the United States plunged last month as a tariff war battered exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

U.S., Chinese trade envoys in 1st contact after Trump-Xi truce

The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys have spoken by phone in their first known contact since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to resume stalled talks on ending …


Bible shortage? Publishers say tariffs could cause it

Religious publishers say President Donald Trump’s most recent proposed tariffs on Chinese imports could result in a Bible shortage.


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

Trump, Xi hit reset button on trade but long slog awaits

Once again, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China have hit the reset button in trade talks between the world’s two biggest economies. This at least delays an escalation …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Trump: China needs to reach a trade deal more than he does

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he’s under little pressure to reach a trade deal with China when he meets late this week with President Xi Jinping and is prepared …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

China says U.S.-China trade teams in contact ahead of G-20

Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators are discussing ways to resolve disputes ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan later this …


Northwest Winterfest event in Spokane Valley postponed because of tariffs

Northwest Winterfest, a holiday-themed event scheduled to take place in Spokane Valley later this year, has been postponed due to concerns with the trade conflict between the U.S. and China.