Economic Policy

US, China trade conflict was 20 years in the making

May 15, 2019

Long time coming: US-China trade tensions have been building for years

Tariffs force businesses to strategize to preserve profits

May 15, 2019

The 25% tariffs President Donald Trump has imposed on thousands of Chinese-made products have business owners trying to determine how or whether they can limit the damage to profits from the import duties

Mnuchin sees progress on steel tariffs with Mexico, Canada

May 15, 2019

Mnuchin says US makes progress in talks with Canada and Mexico over steel tariffs, expects to soon travel to Beijing for more trade talks; comments boost stock market

Trump's election has boosted Israeli settlement construction

May 14, 2019

Israel's government went on spending binge in West Bank settlements after Trump was elected, data shows

Stock markets stabilize after tumble over trade dispute

May 14, 2019

Stocks turn higher in European trading as investors take breather from losses over U.S.-China trade war.

Escalating US-China trade war sends stocks plunging

May 13, 2019

Stocks plummeted Monday as the U.S. and China rattle markets with an escalating trade war

Markets Right Now: Stocks sink as trade war escalates

May 13, 2019

Stocks are plunging on Wall Street after China announced retaliatory tariffs against goods from the United States

Companies bracing for China's retaliation in tariffs dispute

May 13, 2019

Companies brace for Chinese retaliation against Trump tariff hikes as economists warn growth likely to suffer

White House expects retaliation from China over tariffs

May 12, 2019

The president's chief economic adviser says he expects China to retaliate over tariff hikes, after talks in Washington ended without a trade deal

Chinese envoy says trade talks with US have not broken down

May 11, 2019

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He says trade talks with the U.S. have not broken down