Trump's 'great patriot' farmers follow him into a trade war

Business May 20, 2019

Trump's 'great patriot' farmers follow him into a trade war

Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump's trade war with China made a miserable situation worse, Bardole used up ...

Trump lifts steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico

Business May 18, 2019

Trump lifts steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico

President Donald Trump on Friday announced a deal to lift U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico that had created friction between the neighbors and blocked a new North American free trade agreement. "I'm pleased to announce that we've just reached ...

On Huawei and autos, Trump aligns trade with U.S. security

Business / Economy May 18, 2019

On Huawei and autos, Trump aligns trade with U.S. security

U.S. President Donald Trump is taking his trade wars into a new realm likely to both extend them and make them harder to resolve. With his crackdown on Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co. and a new directive targeting European and Japanese carmakers, his administration ...

Huawei ban seen clouding U.S.-China trade talks and tech sector

Business May 17, 2019

Huawei ban seen clouding U.S.-China trade talks and tech sector

A U.S. bid to block China's Huawei Technologies from buying vital American technology threw into question prospects for sales at some of the largest tech companies and drew a sharp rebuke from Beijing, further ratcheting up tensions over trade. Shares of Huawei's U.S. suppliers fell ...