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Economy May 17Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico and Canada after delaying auto tariffs
Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would…
Economy May 13Why tariff increases muddy the prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal
The riff of the past week has cast doubt on the conventional wisdom that the world's two biggest economies were edging toward a compromise on trade.
World May 11U.S.-China relations near new low amid trade battle
President Donald Trump more than doubled import taxes on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods Friday — the same day that U.S. and Chinese negotiators ended their 11th round of trade talks without reaching an agreement. After the Chinese left…
Economy May 10U.S. and China negotiators meet briefly after tariff hike
After a short session on Friday, the lead Chinese negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, left the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative about midday, though it was not immediately clear whether talks had ended.
World May 06U.S. plans to hike tariffs Friday, saying China broke promises
By threatening to raise taxes on Chinese imports, President Donald Trump is throwing down a challenge to Beijing: Agree to sweeping changes in China's government-dominated economic model — or suffer the consequences.
Economy Apr 18U.S. unemployment benefit claims drop to lowest level since ’69
The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell by 5,000 last week to 192,000, the lowest since September 1969.
Economy Apr 11IMF official warns global economy facing various threats
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said that while her agency is forecasting a rebound in growth next year that forecast is "subject to downside risks."…
World Feb 22WATCH: Trump says U.S. and China ‘making a lot of progress’ in trade talks
U.S. and Chinese negotiators agreed Friday to extend high-level trade talks through the weekend, and President Donald Trump said he hoped to meet next month at his Florida resort with President Xi Jinping to try to finalize an agreement.
Economy Feb 22U.S.-China trade talks resume as deadline nears
The talks are aimed at resolving a trade dispute that has escalated uncertainty for corporations, unsettled investors and posed a threat to the global economy.
Economy Feb 05Why soybeans have outsized importance in U.S. trade talks
Soybeans, which account for less than 1 percent of U.S. exports, seem to be punching above their weight in U.S. trade policy.