Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Dow Drops More Than 400 Points After Being Down 700 as Trade-War Fears Intensify

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

Stock prices opened the second quarter with another sharp decline April 2 as investors grew increasingly worried about the rising U.S. trade dispute with China and a flurry of problems hammering the nation’s marquee technology firms.

James F. Peltz | Los Angeles Times
April 3, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Pushing for Preliminary NAFTA Deal by Mid-April, Sources Say

President Donald Trump holds hands with the Easter Bunny during the 140th Easter Egg Roll April 2, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

The Trump administration is pushing for a preliminary NAFTA deal to announce at a summit in Peru next week, and will host cabinet ministers in Washington to try to achieve a breakthrough, according to three people familiar with the talks.

Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2018
Government, Business

Trump’s Tariffs Hurting American Factories as Prices Skyrocket

Stephen Morton/Bloomberg News

Here’s one way to assess President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum: America’s factories already aren’t feeling so great.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2018

China Urges More Trade Talks as Tariffs on US Goods Begin

Craig Warga/Bloomberg News

China urged trade talks with the United States to prevent greater damage to relations while saying that previously announced retaliatory measures on American imports took effect April 2.

Bloomberg News
April 2, 2018
Business, Logistics

WTO Chief Warns About First Signs of US-China Trade War

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The head of the WTO warned about the first signs of a trade war involving the U.S. and China that could derail the global economy, as Europe kept alive a threat to join Beijing in pushing back against President Donald Trump.

Jonathan Stearns and Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2018
Government, Business

China Appeals for Cooperation as It Warns of ‘Trade War’

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng delivers his opening speech in the China Development Forum held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, March 25. (Emily Wang/AP)

A top Chinese official warned March 25 that a “trade war” would harm all sides but gave no indication of Beijing’s possible next move in a spiraling dispute with President Donald Trump over steel and technology.

Joe McDonald | Associated Press
March 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Mnuchin ‘Hopeful’ Truce Can Be Reached With China on Trade

Kevin C. Downs/New York Daily News/TN

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s optimistic the U.S. can reach an agreement with China that will avert the need for President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on at least $50 billion of goods from the country.

William Selway and Ben Brody | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

China Hits Back at Trump With Planned Tariffs on $3 Billion of US Imports

Container ships sit moored next to shipping containers and gantry canes in Hong Kong, China. (Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg News)

China announced plans for reciprocal tariffs on $3 billion of imports from the U.S., including products from steel to pork, after President Donald Trump’s move to order levies on a range of Chinese goods sent markets plunging.

Bloomberg News
March 23, 2018
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

Cracks Are Starting to Appear in the Global Economy’s Momentum

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

The global economy’s upswing showed signs of strain in March as a drop in momentum at businesses from Japan to the euro region underscored the world’s vulnerability to confidence shocks from a trade war.

Piotr Skilimowski Alessandro and Carolynn Look | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2018