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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

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, 5:27 p.m.

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, 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 …


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, 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 …


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, 9:08 p.m.

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, 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 …


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, 11:01 a.m.

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, 6:57 p.m.

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

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


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

Trump says no deal yet with Mexico to stop 5% tariff plan

Straining to stave off threatened U.S. tariffs, Mexican and American officials claimed progress in White House talks, but President Donald Trump declared it was “not nearly enough” to halt the …


Poor Americans likely to be hit hardest by new US tariffs

The biggest victims of President Donald Trump’s tariffs won’t necessarily be Mexicans or Chinese or young urbanites who will have to pay more for avocado toast.


Catherine Rampell: Trump’s Mexico tariffs are deeply stupid

President Trump’s decision to impose new and higher tariffs on Mexico is so mind-bogglingly stupid, it’s hard to keep track of all the reasons it’s dumb. Here are a few.


Report: Huawei cuts meetings with US, sends US workers home

The Financial Times reported Friday that tech giant Huawei has ordered its employees to cancel technical meetings with American contacts and has sent home numerous U.S. employees working at its …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

U.S.-China trade dispute weighing on retail sector

Pressure from the trade dispute between the U.S. and China continues to weigh on the retail sector.


China ramps up war of rhetoric in trade standoff with US

Stepping up Beijing’s propaganda offensive in the tariffs standoff with Washington, Chinese state media on Friday accused the U.S. of seeking to “colonize global business” with moves against Huawei and …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:38 a.m.

Nike, Converse, Adidas among 170 shoe retailers warning Trump against trade war

More than 170 of the nation’s largest footwear companies have sent a clear message to President Donald Trump: A trade war with China will burn a hole in Americans’ soles.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 12:48 p.m.

Trump delays imposing tariffs on auto imports and parts

Caught in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump decided against declaring commercial war on America’s friends: The White House said Friday that he is delaying …


Robert J. Samuelson: Are we losing the trade war?

We have a system that, through high tariffs, imposes the equivalent of a tax on American citizens to implement a trade policy that favors China.


China’s economic activity weakens amid tariff war

China’s factory output and consumer spending weakened in April as a tariff war with Washington intensified, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up shaky economic growth.


UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Trump’s tariffs on China: What are they? How do they work?

As a tool of national policy, tariffs had long been fading into history, a relic of the 19th and early 20th centuries that most experts came to see as harmful …