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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Trump says U.S., China seek new site to sign trade agreement

President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. and China are working to secure a new site to sign a tentative trade truce and the location will be announced soon.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019

China to send its top trade negotiator to U.S. for talks

China says its top trade negotiator will lead an upcoming 13th round of talks aimed at resolving a trade war with the United States


Trump says he doesn’t need China trade deal before election

As China and the U.S. near a new round of trade talks, President Donald Trump said Friday he doesn’t feel he needs to secure an agreement before next year’s election.


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 …


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: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Trump portrays G-7 as a lovefest, papering over differences

Never mind his differences with world leaders on China, trade, Russia, Iran and more. President Donald Trump’s takeaway message from the Group of Seven summit in France was “unity.” In …


US exports to lobster-loving China go off cliff amid tariffs

U.S. lobster exports to China have fallen off a cliff this year as new retaliatory tariffs shift the seafood business farther north.


Trump on US-China trade: ‘Sorry, it’s the way I negotiate’

Brushing off concerns about global economic instability, President Donald Trump on Monday defended the way he is trying to squeeze a trade deal out of China, saying it’s what worked …


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: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

China tariffs fuel Trump ‘order’ for firms to cut China ties

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful, but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

Tweet-happy Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there.


George F. Will: Trade war shows reality of ‘America First’ in action

Donald Trump’s tariffs are hurting Americans and Americans companies in ways that should have been expected.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, citing ‘strong economy’

Trump’s flip-flop came after recent market volatility and economic uncertainty, and amid a debate about whether the United States was heading for a slowdown that would imperil his reelection chances. …


Flooding, a trade war and Deere cuts outlook again

Deere & Co. cut its profit expectations for the second time this year as beleaguered farmers and an escalating trade war with China cut into sales.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

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 …


Stocks around the world slide as trade war worsens

Stocks tanked again Monday on worries that President Donald Trump’s worsening trade war will threaten a global recession and drag profits for companies even lower.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

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 …


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.


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: Thu., July 4, 2019

Some big farms collect even bigger checks from Trump aid package

An aid package for American farmers hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has meant big checks for some big operations.


Trump says US should start manipulating the dollar

President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China and Europe of playing a “big currency manipulation game.” He said the United States should match that effort, a move that directly contradicts …


US economy grew at solid 3.1% rate in first quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

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

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 …


Businesses showing discontent with Trump’s trade policies

President Donald Trump’s aggressive and wildly unpredictable use of tariffs is spooking American business groups, which have long formed a potent force in his Republican Party.


Vietnam: China companies using fake ‘Made in Vietnam’ labels

Vietnam’s government says it is taking more steps to prevent Chinese companies from using illegal “Made in Vietnam” labels to avoid high tariffs that have been imposed by the United …


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

Trump insists there’s more to Mexico deal than meets the eye

Stung by criticism that his deal to avert threatened Mexican tariffs mostly ramps up existing efforts, President Donald Trump is insisting there’s more to it than meets the eye.


U.S.-China trade war sparks worries about rare minerals

Rising trade tensions are shining a spotlight on the 17 rare earth minerals needed for high-tech products like electric cars and robotics. But trade experts say China’s rising tariffs and …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

Trump says U.S., Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs

President Donald Trump says he has suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico.