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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
Trade showdown

These are the states benefiting the most from the $28 billion farm bailout

by Janet Nguyen Dec 12, 2019
A government program has given billions in subsidies to farmers affected by the U.S.-China trade war.
A view of a combine being used to harvest soybeans in a field at a farm in Iowa.
Joe Raedle/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
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

Michigan cherry farmers say they are being priced out by foreign competitors

by Max Johnston Nov 25, 2019
Since 2006, the state has lost 160 tart cherry farms.
Thirty-year-old tart cherry trees are removed from Bardenhagen Farms in Suttons Bay. Farmer Jim Bardenhagen says he can’t afford to maintain them while the price of cherries is so low.
Max Johnston

Trade war threatens 1.5 million American jobs, study says

by Scott Tong Nov 14, 2019
The trade war debate often focuses on exports. But the Port of Los Angeles has found more jobs are threatened by tariffs on imports.
Container trucks arrive at the Port of Long Beach on August 23, 2019 in Long Beach, California. - President Donald Trump hit back at China on August 23, 2019, in their mounting trade war, raising existing and planned tariffs in retaliation for Beijing's announcement earlier in the day of new duties on American goods.
FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

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When trade policy affects the farm

by Daisy Palacios Nov 5, 2019
Bad weather, low prices, and a trade war — it's not looking bright for America's farmers.
Courtesy of Michelle Erickson Jones

Mattel isn't having much fun these days

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 29, 2019
Rival toymaker Hasbro reported disappointing earnings last week, and Mattel faces similar headwinds from tariffs and store closures.
Mattel's offices in El Segundo, California, in 2009.
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Fewer companies say Fed rate cuts will improve their business

by Erika Beras Oct 28, 2019
A survey from the National Association for Business Economics found members are bracing for the economy to slow.
More companies are feeling interest rate changes won't affect them.
Carl de Souza/AFP via Getty Images

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