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Economy Jan 16Read the full U.S.-China ‘Phase 1’ trade agreement
The deal offers massive export opportunities for U.S. farms and factories and promises to do more to protect American trade secrets but leaves Washington's fundamental differences with Beijing unresolved.
Economy Jan 15WATCH: Trump signs ‘Phase 1’ trade truce with China
President Donald Trump and China's chief negotiator are scheduled to sign a modest trade agreement in which the administration will ease some sanctions on China and Beijing will step up its purchases of U.S. farm products and other goods.
Politics Dec 19New trade deal presents landmark loss for Big Pharma
To satisfy House Democrats, the Trump administration removed a provision that would have given the makers of ultra-expensive biologic drugs 10 years of protection from less-expensive knockoffs.
Economy Dec 19Investors brace for market slowdown going into 2020 and beyond
Markets are coming off a fabulous 2019, where stocks and bonds around the world climbed in concert. But for the next year — and decade, in fact — Wall Street is telling investors to set their expectations considerably lower.
Economy Dec 13U.S. and China reach ‘Phase 1’ trade deal
The U.S. is dropping plans to impose tariffs Sunday on $160 billion in Chinese imports and is reducing some existing tariffs on Chinese goods.
Economy Dec 13China says trade deal with U.S. must be ‘mutually beneficial’
The Trump administration has agreed to suspend a planned tariff increase on $160 billion of Chinese imports due to take effect Sunday and to reduce existing tariffs, though it wasn't clear by how much.
World Dec 12U.S. and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs
The deal awaits final approval from President Donald Trump.
Nation Dec 09Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker dies at age 92
Volcker took charge of the Fed in August 1979, when the U.S. economy was slipping into the grip of runaway inflation.
Economy Nov 04Why Trump tariffs haven’t revitalized American steelmakers
After enjoying a brief tariff-induced sugar high last year, American steelmakers are reeling.
World Oct 14U.S.-China truce leaves big issues unresolved
Closer inspection suggests there isn't much substance, at least not yet, to the temporary truce President Donald Trump announced Friday at the White House after the U.S. and China wrapped up their 13th round of trade talks.