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Beijing denies Trump's claim that China called US officials to restart talks

August 26, 2019
Eamon Javers | CNBC
U.S. equity futures moved from negative to positive overnight into Monday after President Trump said China called and is ready to come back to the negotiating table, but Chinese officials are denying the claim.
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Ahead of G7, Trump Asserts He Can Force U.S. Companies to Leave China

August 24, 2019
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump asserted on Saturday that he has the authority to make good on his threat to force all American businesses to leave China, citing a national security law that has been used mainly to target terrorists, drug traffickers and pariah states like Iran, Syria and North Korea.

Who pays the price in a trade war?

August 23, 2019
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Trump defends China trade policy amid economic worries

August 21, 2019
Yamiche Alcindor | The PBS NewsHour
President Trump on Tuesday acknowledged that he is considering cutting taxes, but said the idea is not in response to recession fears. During an Oval Office meeting with the president of Romania, Trump touted the strength of the economy and said that he was confronting China on its trade policies because "somebody had to."
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NBC News/WSJ poll: Half of Americans approve of Trump's handling of economy

August 20, 2019
Andrea Mitchell, Geoff Bennett, Robert Costa, Gillian Tett | NBC News
President Trump is clinging to the economy to boost his re-election chances – a new NBC News/WSJ poll says 50% of Americans approve of how he’s handling it. Meanwhile reactions against the President's tariffs has support for free trade at a high - 64-percent now believing free trade is good for America, according to the same poll. This, as President Trump continues to wage his trade war with China.
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Allies worry Trump is "running out of tools" to boost the economy

August 15, 2019
Jonathan Swan | Axios
A senior administration official said the administration was getting a lot of blowback from retailers who were worried about the China tariffs coming in September. The delay until Dec. 15, announced this week, was to stave off these concerns, the source said.
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White House takes a soft-touch approach to Hong Kong protests and China trade

August 14, 2019
Eamon Javers | CNBC
The White House is pushing back on this idea that the United States has anything to do with these protests that are happening in Hong Kong but also taking a soft-touch approach.
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News Wrap: Hong Kong’s airport again crippled by protests

August 14, 2019
Amna Nawaz, Jonathan Miller | PBS NewsHour
Chaos gripped Hong Kong again, as demonstrations crippled the city’s busy airport for a second day in a row. Violent clashes broke out when riot police armed with pepper spray confronted pro-democracy protesters.
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Goldman Sachs: The US-China trade war is hurting economic growth

August 12, 2019
Eamon Javers | CNBC
Futures were pointing to a lower open on Monday amid worries the trade war could push economies around the world into a recession.
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