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Mar 1, 2018, 3:10pm EST
  • August 19, 2019

    The US government’s battle with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, explained

    The US has long expressed concerns about Huawei and its ties to the Chinese government.

  • August 2, 2019

    US and EU settle their beef beef with new trade deal

    After steak-ing out their positions, both sides agreed to meat in the middle.

  • June 19, 2019

    The fantasy at the core of Trump’s tariffs

    Trump wants to replace imports with American-made products. But in our interconnected trading system, that’s much easier said than done.

  • May 17, 2019

    Trump lifts steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexico and Canada

    The administration’s move removes a huge hurdle to getting the USMCA trade deal ratified.

  • May 16, 2019

    Trump’s executive order may be aimed at Huawei, but its impact could be far wider

    Chinese tech giant Huawei has become a high-value target in the US-China trade war. But who will be harmed the most?

  • May 16, 2019

    Trump’s crackdown on China’s Huawei is escalating the trade war

    Your move, China.

  • May 13, 2019

    Why China’s new tariffs could make the US trade war even worse

    A crumbling global economy, job losses, and a spooked market — just to start.

  • December 12, 2018

    Everyone warns of China’s rise. But its decline could be even worse.

    "It’s frightening to think about," a prominent scholar said.

  • December 3, 2018

    Trump’s car deal with China is great — for other countries

    Why Japan, South Korea, and Germany are likely ecstatic right now.

  • November 5, 2018

    North Korea, China, and Iran are not happy with Trump’s foreign policy

    The three countries heavily criticized the US over the last 72 hours for its tough economic policies meant to change their behaviors.

  • October 25, 2018

    The US is stopping trade talks with China

    President Trump’s negotiating strategy requires him "to condition expectations with the American people and ask them to sacrifice," an expert says.

  • October 23, 2018

    Trump’s bailout for farmers hit by trade war will also benefit Chinese companies

    American taxpayers are now footing the bill for the president’s failed trade war.

  • August 29, 2018

    Exclusive: Sen. Warren asks for investigation of Trump’s “alarming” steel tariff exemptions

    The Massachusetts senator is accusing the Commerce Department of "political favoritism."

  • August 7, 2018

    Trump is following through on his big China trade war threat

    There’s no end in sight for one of the biggest trade wars ever.

  • July 25, 2018

    Trump claims the US lost $817 billion on trade last year. That’s wrong.

    Trump either doesn’t know how trade deficits work or he’s lying.

  • July 9, 2018

    The impact of Trump’s trade wars, explained

    Bad news if you work in a nail factory, probably not a big deal otherwise.

  • July 6, 2018

    Why you should give a shit about Trump’s tariffs, explained by an economic historian

    "In a trade war, everybody loses and nobody wins."

  • June 20, 2018

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is tied up in major financial conflicts of interest

    He even found a way to profit from exposure of his corruption.

  • June 4, 2018

    The past 48 hours in looming trade war news, explained

    Europe, Canada, and China are ready for a fight.

  • April 19, 2018

    Trump is right to want to help workers hurt by trade. But he’s doing it wrong.

    Displaced workers need targeted help. But they’d also benefit from unions, a higher minimum wage, and infrastructure spending.

  • March 13, 2018

    Trump’s tariffs hammer the EU — and leave Canada and Mexico alone

    The president set into motion his controversial plan, which hits many US allies harder than China.

  • March 9, 2018

    Trump’s steel tariffs are hated by almost every US industry

    Except steel.

  • March 9, 2018

    Trump’s tariffs will hurt all of his beloved fossil fuels

    Get ready for the showdown between "America First" and "Energy Dominance."

  • March 8, 2018

    What’s the deal with steel?

    A new podcast episode all about Trump’s steel tariff announcements.

  • March 8, 2018

    Why Trump can raise steel tariffs without Congress

    Congress has been shifting trade regulation powers to the executive branch for decades.