COVID-19

As the coronavirus epidemic grows, China prepares to cut tariffs

Feb 6, 2020
The virus' economic toll may interfere with China's ability to make promised purchases.
A woman wears a protective mask as she waits on an empty subway platform during the evening rush hour on Feb. 3 in Beijing.
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Companies are worried tariff exclusions are getting harder to come by

Feb 3, 2020
The Wall Street Journal found just 3% of exemption decisions on a recent tariff list were approvals.
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Trump may give an unintended boost to English whisky

Jan 29, 2020
The president's threat to impose tariffs on Scotch and Irish whiskies could benefit the little known English variety.
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My Economy

Pedaling around the trade war

Jan 27, 2020
Securing tariff exemption changed day-to-day business at State Bicycle Co.
Mehdi Farsi, co-founder of State Bicycle Co. in Tempe, Arizona.
Jeff Olsen
Trade showdown

Ahead of a U.S.-China trade deal, uncertainty still dominates the steel business

Jan 14, 2020
We look back at the chaos tariffs have inflicted on RM Metals in New Jersey.
Steel coils produced at the NLMK Indiana mill are prepared for shipping in Portage, Indiana, in 2018.
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Trade showdown

More of your trade war questions, answered

Jan 14, 2020
The U.S. and China are set to complete phase one of a trade agreement. Here are some of your questions, answered.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office at the White House in October.
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There's a deal on the horizon, but has the trade war helped the economy?

Dec 31, 2019
The negative effects of tariffs outweigh any protection the manufacturing industry gets, a Federal Reserve report says.
President Donald Trump speaks to autoworkers at the American Center for Mobility in 2017 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
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My Economy

Seaweed sellers worry about tariffs, too

Dec 26, 2019
Fiona Houston co-founded Mara Seaweed five years ago. The company is expanding, but tariffs and geopolitics have been concerning.
Fiona Houston, co-founder of Mara Seaweed, harvesting off the Scottish coast.
Angus Bremner
Trade showdown

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

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.
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Trade showdown

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

Dec 12, 2019
China was the United States’ biggest customer of soybeans, but the trade war changed that.
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