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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

Fresh U.S.-China trade worries erase early gains for stocks

Wall Street closed out a volatile week with losses Friday as investors worried that upcoming trade talks aimed at resolving the costly trade war between Washington and Beijing could be …


Debbie Dingell: NAFTA 2.0 needs upgrading

Americans have endured 25 years of NAFTA’s damage; let’s get the replacement right.


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: 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.


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.


U.S. stocks jump on planned resumption of US-China trade talks

Stocks moved broadly higher as investors cheered plans for the U.S. and China to resume trade negotiations in October.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

U.S. trade gap fell 2.7% in July including the gap with China

The U.S. trade deficit declined in July, including the gap with China that has been the focus of President Donald Trump’s tariffs.


Fed survey says growth is steady despite Trump’s trade wars

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the U.S. economy is still growing steadily and most businesses are optimistic, even in the face of President Trump’s trade wars.


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.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Dow surges 326 points on hopes for U.S.-China trade talks

Investors holding out fresh hope that new talks between the U.S. and China set for September can lead to progress in the nations’ ongoing trade war spurred the rally, which …


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 …


Doubts over China trade war and rifts over Iran dominate G-7 summit of world leaders

Mixed signals over the trade war with China and rifts over Iran dominated the opening of the annual G-7 summit.


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: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 7:45 p.m.

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

Representatives of 180 nations are meeting to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues such as the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup that …


Bolton says U.S. ready to negotiate post-Brexit trade pact

U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser says the United States is ready to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.K. “in pieces” to help speed the process.


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: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

Stocks stumble on trade-war worries, capping wild week

Stocks stumbled Friday as worries flared yet again that President Donald Trump’s trade war with China may be worsening.


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: 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.


Trump accuses China of manipulating currency as yuan weakens

President Donald Trump accused China of manipulating its currency after Beijing let the yuan fall to a politically sensitive level against the U.S. dollar for the first time in 11 …


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 …


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 …


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: Mon., July 15, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Trump signs order to make American-made goods more American

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that will require federal agencies to purchase products using more American components.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Report: Oklahoma City trades Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards …