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Trade War

  1. vision 2020
    China Is Going to Be a Big Issue in the 2020 Campaign. But What Does That Mean?The pandemic and Trump’s bellicose rhetoric will keep Beijing front and center in American politics. Democrats see risks and rewards in that.
  2. the top line
    Trump Admits China Isn’t a Currency ManipulatorThe essentially symbolic nature of this action fits with the essentially symbolic nature of the Phase One trade deal as a whole.
  3. the top line
    Sad CEO Wants Tariffs That Hurt Other Businesses, Not His OwnHe has his reasons for making the argument he does. But the wider context is important: Overall, tariffs create more losers than winners.
  4. trade war
    Will the Trade War With China Be Permanent?Intelligencer staffers discuss the future economic relationship between the two global superpowers.
  5. trade war
    Trump’s Trade Wins Are a Triumph of the TrivialThe president’s trade-war spectacle has led to more sacrifice than gain.
  6. the top line
    A Partial Trade Deal With China Mitigates One More Trump-Economy RiskThe most important thing about the “phase one” trade agreement announced Friday by U.S. and Chinese officials is what won’t happen.
  7. buyer's market
    Trump’s Cheese, Wine, Olive-Oil Tariffs May Be His Most Normal Trade PolicyIf you’re a fan of European cheeses, I’m sorry to report the price outlook is not Gouda.
  8. foreign policy
    Trump’s Contradictions Dominate and Disrupt Another G-7The president and his staff continue to confound most of America’s allies even at a time when the trade-warring Trump could use some solidarity.
  9. the national interest
    Trump Is Melting Down Because China Won’t Give In on TradeTrump’s international disputes usually end quietly. This one might be different.
  10. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump Is Panicked That His Trade War Will Start a RecessionIf the economy tanks, his supporters will sour on him and his already precarious election prospects will tank, too. And he knows it.
  11. trade war
    Trump Just Admitted That Tariffs Hurt ConsumersAfter insisting that China “paid” his tariffs, Trump delayed a new round of duties to spare “U.S. customers” during “the Christmas season.”
  12. the top line
    China’s Not a Currency Manipulator AnymoreHilariously, Trump’s “currency manipulator” designation is aimed at China’s failure to manipulate its currency as we wanted.
  13. trade war
    What Does a Trade War Worst-Case Scenario Look Like? Intelligencer staffers discuss the intensifying economic battle between China and the U.S.
  14. the top line
    China’s Yuan Devaluation Poses a Major Reelection Risk to Donald TrumpThe sharp decline in stocks underlines how this escalation in trade tensions could have some serious economic consequences.
  15. the top line
    The Fed May Have Had No Choice But to Confuse Us AllJerome Powell faces an interesting challenge: how be clear about his intentions, even as he’s improvising to clean up Trump’s messes.
  16. tariffs
    Trump Administration Proposes $4 Billion Tariff on EuropeJust as the trade war with China reached a moment of detente, the Trump administration proposed more tariffs on European goods.
  17. trade war
    Trump’s Big Tariff Threat Against China Is Officially a FlopChina appears to have called Trump’s bluff and extracted significant concessions, but there’s still no end in sight for the trade war.
  18. trade war
    The Dangers of Trump’s Trade WarsIntelligencer staffers chat about the president’s ill-considered tariff policy in the aftermath of his big Mexico walkback.
  19. vision 2020
    If Trump Were Smart, He’d Raise the Minimum Wage Before 2020Hiking the wage floor to $10 would earn Trump media praise and “populist” bona fides — without actually hurting the GOP donor class.
  20. tariffs
    Trump’s Mexico Tariffs Might Actually WorkMexico is reportedly on the cusp of making major concessions to prevent Trump’s duties from going into effect.
  21. the top line
    Trump Can Only Move Interest Rates by Hurting the EconomyIf he pushes stock prices down enough by starting trade wars, he knows he might get the Fed to act.
  22. just asking questions
    Talking to China Expert James McGregor About Trump’s Haphazard Trade WarAn American author and China specialist discusses how Beijing views the trade war as an opportunity, while Trump is alienating possible allies.
  23. the economy
    Trump’s Two-Front Trade War Is UnsustainableIt appeared that Trump was, for once, behaving strategically on trade. Not anymore.
  24. tariffs
    Trump’s Plan to Seal the Border by Putting Tariffs on Mexico Will BackfireThe move threatens approval of Trump’s new NAFTA, jeopardizes the economic expansion, and could actually make Mexico less cooperative on immigration.
  25. trade war
    Trump to Open a Second Front in His Trade WarTrump announced a tariff on Mexican goods until the migration crisis is solved. Like the border wall, it is an ineffective stab at crisis management.
  26. the economy
    The Bond Market Gazes Into the Future, Only Sees PainA top recession indicator is flashing red. And while the U.S. economy remains strong, there’s reason to think this isn’t a false alarm.
  27. the top line
    The Trade War Is Getting Big Enough to Hurt the EconomyThe stock and bond markets are saying there might be a real problem.
  28. markets
    Trump’s Huawei Ban Is a Bigger Deal Than His Trade WarIf great-power rivalry renders high-tech trade between the U.S. and China impossible, globalization as we’ve known it will end.
  29. the top line
    Trump’s Tariffs Only Work If Americans Pay ThemThis fact is inseparable from the president’s eagerness to impose them.
  30. trade war
    Trump’s Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow Admits Tariffs Do Hurt American ConsumersOn Fox News Sunday, the White House economic adviser contradicted Trump’s false claims on the tariff hike, admitting that it will hurt the economy.
  31. trade war
    Trump Escalates Trade War With Higher Tariffs on Chinese GoodsTalks continue, but markets are jittery as the risk of a conflict that spins out of control is increasing.
  32. trade war
    Trump Makes Wild, Improbable Tariff Threat to China Ahead of Trade TalksThe president could also just think its sweeps week for his trade war.
  33. the economy
    Trump’s Economic Record Is Now a Disaster by His Own (Dumb) StandardsThe trade deficit hits record heights, as the Rust Belt bleeds manufacturing jobs, and the “global financial elite” thrives.
  34. the top line
    China Is Losing Trump’s Trade War — and So Are WeThe blowback to U.S. firms is so foreseeable, Trump’s own economic adviser is going on TV to say his policy is going to reduce corporate profits.
  35. the wall
    Trump: Give Me a Wall or I’ll Engineer a RecessionThe president promises to close the southern border to all commerce if Congress refuses to fund his monument to American xenophobia.
  36. the top line
    The Stock Market Plunged Yesterday, for ReasonsWere investors making too much of Trump’s “Tariff Man” tweet?
  37. the top line
    Will Congress Take Away Trump’s Keys on Trade?Trump is likely to be even more keen to pick trade fights in the next two years. Expect a backlash on Capitol Hill — even in the GOP.
  38. trade war
    Trump Cuts Trade Deal With China, But Unclear If It Means MuchMarkets cheered when nothing really bad happened between Trump and Xi. But the deal may have been less than meets the eye.
  39. politics
    Farm Bankruptcies Are on the Rise, and Trump’s Trade War Isn’t HelpingMidwest farmers’ financial troubles stoked fears of a repeat of the ‘80s farm crisis, and Trump’s policies offer little hope for relief.
  40. economy
    As Chinese Learn to Cope With Trump’s Trade War, Americans Are Still Set to LoseTrump’s belligerent, zero-sum trade policies will ultimately hurt American consumers and are already driving other countries to work around us.
  41. Trade Deficit Swelling Under Trade Warrior TrumpIf, as the president believes, trade balances separate “winners” from “losers,” America is in growing trouble.
  42. the national interest
    European Commissioner Used Colorful, Very Simple Cards to Explain Trade to TrumpPresident Trump met with European diplomats, was treated to an extremely remedial tutorial on trade.
  43. Trump to Veterans: Trust Me, Not Your Lying EyesOn trade, the president advises that he is the only arbiter of truth.
  44. Trump Plans Farm Bailout to Deal With Backlash to His Trade WarSince Trump’s trade war hasn’t been “easy,” and foreign retaliation is hitting farm states, he’s resorting to some democratic socialism.
  45. Trump Threatens to Slap Tariffs on Everything Imported From ChinaSo far the U.S. has tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods. Trump’s threatened to take that number up to $500 billion.
  46. foreign policy
    Trump Says European Union Is America’s Biggest ‘Foe’The president already seems to be aligned with Vladimir Putin ahead of their big meeting.
  47. Trump’s Trade War Is a Big Problem for Republicans in Politically Pivotal IowaTrump and his people told Iowans not to worry about Chinese retaliation against Iowa soybean exports. Now they’re worrying for real.
  48. On Eve of Trade War, China Warns That Trump’s Tariffs Will BackfireChinese officials say that $20 billion of Trump’s tariffs will fall on foreign companies operating in China — including American firms.
  49. food fight
    Trump Trade War Spoiling Export Market for American Cheese MakersAmerican companies are facing new tariffs, while the European Union signs deal to cut tariffs and increase protections on European cheese.
  50. Trump Attacks, Threatens Harley-Davidson for Moving Production to EuropeThis probably won’t be the last company he’ll pick a fight with over his counterproductive economic aggression.
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