trade fight

WASHINGTON | Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

WASHINGTON — The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products. Now, the world is punching back.   The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American products, from whiskey and motorcycles … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

WASHINGTON| With markets anxious, Trump downplays fears of trade fight

WASHINGTON| April 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Investors across the globe are bracing for uncertain markets as President Donald Trump tries to downplay fears of a trade dispute between the U.S. and China, suggesting that Beijing will ease trade barriers “because it is the right thing to do” and that the economic superpowers can settle the escalating conflict. … Continue reading WASHINGTON| With markets anxious, Trump downplays fears of trade fight

WASHINGTON | White House sends mixed signals on trade fight; markets dive

WASHINGTON|April 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The trade clash between President Donald Trump and China’s government is escalating, with Beijing pledging to “counterattack with great strength” if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Trump made his out-of-the-blue move when China threatened to retaliate for the first round … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House sends mixed signals on trade fight; markets dive