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Trump's WTO KO

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Trade showdown

Trump says U.S., China have reached a deal; new tariffs are canceled

by Associated Press Dec 13, 2019
The Chinese have agreed to purchases of American manufactured products as part of a so-called Phase 1 deal, according to the president's Twitter account.
JASON LEE/AFP/Getty Images
Trade showdown

Tariff land: How farmers in Iowa are dealing with the trade war

by Daisy Palacios Dec 12, 2019
China was the United States’ biggest customer of soybeans, but the trade war changed that.
Ben Hethcoat/Marketplace

The top body at the WTO is about to stop functioning

by Sabri Ben-Achour Dec 5, 2019
The Appellate Body, a supreme court of trade, will effectively be no more.
The World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva.
Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

For a British honey shop, Brexit uncertainty still looms

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Dec 4, 2019
Holiday sales will help From Field and Flower, but Brexit could bring tariffs of up to 40%.
Samantha Wallace sources most of her honey from small producers in Europe. Above, worker bees process honey while others seal the honeycomb full of honey with white wax.
Prakash Singh/AFP via Getty Images

New Trump administration tariffs mix currency dynamics into the trade war

by Kimberly Adams Dec 2, 2019
The president said Monday he’ll bring back import taxes on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina.
"Brazil and Argentina have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies," President Donald Trump tweeted this morning.
Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images

Small retailers face the extra challenge of negotiating tariffs

by Andy Uhler Nov 28, 2019
Big retailers can negotiate to keep tariff-induced price hikes at bay. That's hard for small businesseses.
Trade showdown

Furious, China summons US ambassador over Hong Kong bills

by Associated Press Nov 28, 2019
The U.S. laws mandate sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials who carry out human rights abuses in Hong Kong.
Pro-democracy protesters take part in a Thanksgiving Day rally at Edinburgh Place on November 28, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.
Chris McGrath/Getty Images

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Tariffs are making it harder for Dollar Tree to sell stuff for a buck

by Justin Ho Nov 26, 2019
Discount retailers are vulnerable to tariffs, especially when keeping prices at $1 is a business model and a brand.
A Dollar Tree store in Miami.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Trade showdown

Who's paying the tariffs on Chinese goods? A new report says it isn't the Chinese

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 25, 2019
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Americans are paying.
Chinese police officers watch a cargo ship at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province in 2018.
AFP via Getty Images
The Season

Prepping for the holidays with one eye on politics

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Nov 20, 2019
One toy store owner says potential tariffs could eat up almost half of his profits.
Much of what Hobby Works sells is from China — and destined for a 15% tariff scheduled to start Dec. 15.
Nancy Marshall Genzer/Marketplace

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