Economic Policy

US-China talks break up after US raises tariffs

May 11, 2019

US-China talks break up with no deal after Trump hikes tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports

Cuba launches widespread rationing in face of crisis

May 11, 2019

The Cuban government says it will begin rationing chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis

The Latest: US preparing more tariffs on Chinese products

May 10, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says his office is preparing to impose tariffs on the $300 billion in Chinese products that aren't already facing import taxes

NY Dems said new housing rule would hurt immigrant families

May 10, 2019

Democratic members of Congress from New York are calling on federal housing officials to withdraw a new rule that could kick tens of thousands of immigrants out of subsidized housing

Global markets rise as investors watch US-China trade talks

May 10, 2019

Global shares are mostly higher as investors appear to hope that the United States and China might yet reach a deal to solve their escalating trade war

Australian opposition party vows big surpluses if elected

May 10, 2019

Australia's opposition party has promised to deliver bigger budget surpluses if it wins elections next week, while the ruling coalition warned the policies would harm the economy

Voters to pick successor of Lithuania's popular 'Iron Lady'

May 10, 2019

Nine candidates are vying Sunday to follow Lithuania's popular President Dalia Grybauskaite as head of state

Escalation in Trump tariffs looms over US-China trade talks

May 10, 2019

The United States and China to resume talks to try to back off an escalating trade war

The Latest: China trade envoy hoping for rational talks

May 10, 2019

China's chief envoy to high-stakes trade talks with Washington says he came "with sincerity" and said more tariff hikes is "not a solution to the problem."

Chinese companies brace for tariff hike as trade talks begin

May 10, 2019

Chinese companies brace for tariff hike as trade talks begin