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Economy Jul 16Trump administration blasts WTO ruling on China
The World Trade Organization decision relates to a case that dates back to 2007 and is unrelated to the tariffs the administration has slapped on $250 billion in Chinese goods.
Economy Jun 12Business groups are becoming more discontent with Trump’s trade policies
Business groups, already uncomfortable with Trump's attempts to stem immigration, are struggling to figure out where to stand in the fast-shifting political climate.
Politics Jun 11AP fact check: Trump overstates benefits from Mexico tariffs
In tweets Tuesday, President Donald Trump exaggerated how much of the auto industry had moved to Mexico and inaccurately asserted that if he imposed a tax of 25 percent on all Mexican goods, all the automaker jobs would immediately return…
World May 29China dangles potentially harmful new threat in trade war
Chinese state media warned that Beijing could cut America off from exotic minerals that are widely used in electric cars and mobile phones. The threat to use China's rich supply of so-called rare earths as leverage in the conflict has…
Politics May 23WATCH: Trump pledges $16 billion to farmers, markets buckle over trade impasse
President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute.
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.