Donald Trump
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Slaps Tariffs on $50 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods

President Donald Trump arrives to speak before signing a presidential memorandum targeting China's economic aggression in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., March 22. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump took his boldest step to level the economic playing field with China, ordering sweeping tariffs on Chinese goods in a move that could escalate already tense trade relations between the world’s two biggest economies.

Andrew Mayeda and Toluse Olorunnipa | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Dozens of US Business Groups Warn Trump Against China Tariffs

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 44 other associations are urging President Donald Trump not to impose sweeping tariffs in response to China’s trade practices, warning the action would “trigger a chain reaction of negative consequences for the U.S. economy.”

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
March 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Key Departures at the White House Raise the Risk of a Trade War

Has the risk of a trade war grown? (Getty Images)

President Donald Trump’s push for import tariffs and the recent White House personnel upheaval increase the chance of a global trade war — and traders need to stay alert, because the end result could be the reappearance of inflation, according to at least one market analyst.

Sarah Ponczek | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Michigan County Plagued by Potholes Waits for Trump to Deliver on Infrastructure

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FRASER, Mich. — Warnings begin as soon as you arrive. Beware of the potholes. They’re everywhere in this Michigan city near Detroit, rattling travelers’ teeth and popping tires, making for a lunar-like obstacle course.

Noah Bierman | Los Angeles Times
March 14, 2018
Government, Logistics

Trump to Promote Infrastructure Plan as Lawmakers Seek Funding

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The White House says Donald Trump will campaign to pass legislation this year to upgrade roads, bridges and other public works, as members of Congress from both parties say it will only happen with a push from the president.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2018
Government, Business

Mnuchin Seeks to Douse Trade-War Fears Over Trump Metal Tariffs

Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration isn’t trying to provoke a global trade fight with the steel and aluminum tariffs announced last week.

Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Trump Sends Mixed Signals on Steel Tariffs, Canada, Mexico and NAFTA

Evan Vucci/AP

President Trump suggested March 5 he may end steel tariffs on Mexico and Canada if they give him better trade terms while re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

David Jackson | USA Today
March 5, 2018
Government, Business

Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Trade Threat Hangs Over NAFTA Talks

President Trump meets with steel and aluminum executives President Trump meets with steel and aluminum executives at the White House on March 1, 2018. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s latest trade salvo over steel and aluminum landed squarely in the middle of NAFTA talks, overshadowing efforts by his own negotiators and those from his biggest export markets to update America’s most important free-trade agreement.

Josh Wingrove and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
March 2, 2018
Government, Business

Trump’s Steel Tariffs Will Hit US Factories Already Jammed

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The steel tariffs that President Donald Trump plans to impose would deal a major blow to U.S. factories, according to an official with an industry group.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2018

Analysis: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Killed by His Own Party

Chip Somodevill, pool via Bloomberg News

Bloomberg’s Ari Natter and Mark Niquette report that Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn doesn’t think there will be time for his chamber to consider infrastructure this year.

Jonathan Bernstein | Bloomberg News
February 28, 2018