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THE U.S. AND CHINA have agreed to roll back tariffs in the event of a completed trade agreement. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIME RUE

China, U.S. agree to tariff rollback if trade deal reached

BEIJING – China and the United States have agreed to roll back tariffs on each other’s goods in phases as they work toward a...
TARIFF IMPACTS: Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Executive Director David Chenevert said the impact of tariffs and the slowing of the world economy has affected businesses differently in Rhode Island. Manufacturers focused on the aerospace or medical-industry markets are doing fine, he said, because defense spending has increased and the medical industry is growing. Companies producing products for the automotive industry, however, are seeing an impact because auto sales are down nationally.
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U.S. trade war with China has brought pain, uncertainty

The initial tariffs imposed in 2018 on imports from China didn’t affect Cooley Group, a Pawtucket-based company that manufactures an array of engineered materials,...

Uncertainty on trade stalls growth

The trade war between the United States and China has been felt by most Rhode Island manufacturers, though not all in the same way. Many...
THE UNITED STATES' goods-trade deficit was $72.8 billion in August after $72.5 billion the month prior. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

U.S. goods trade deficit widened in August by less than forecast

WASHINGTON – America’s merchandise trade deficit widened in August by less than forecast as a gain in imports exceeded a slight increase in exports. The...
U.S. EXPORTS to China declined year over year in July, dragged down by tariffs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

U.S. trade with China fell in July despite truce in tariff...

WASHINGTON – America’s merchandise trade with China continued to sag in July despite a tariff-war truce between the world’s two largest economies that’s since...
U.S. STOCKS fell Friday on following the escalation of the U.S. and China trade war. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Stocks sink, bonds gain as U.S.-China feud deepens

NEW YORK – United States stocks slumped and Treasuries rallied after President Donald Trump said he’ll respond to new Chinese tariffs and blasted Federal Reserve...
CHINA ANNOUNCED that it will impose additional tariffs on a total of $75 billion of United States goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest planned tariffs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ OILAI SHEN

China hits back at U.S. with tariffs on $75B of imports

BEIJING – China announced that it will impose additional tariffs on a total of $75 billion of United States goods in retaliation for President...
A 10% TARIFF on some Chinese products on many holiday-shopping lists will be delayed by Trump administration until mid-December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

U.S. delays China tariffs on some holiday-shopping favorites

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration will delay until mid-December the 10% tariff on some Chinese products on many holiday-shopping lists. By granting a grace period...
THE ODDS of an oncoming global recession are rising amid a continuing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

World economy edges closer to a recession as trade dread deepens

WASHINGTON – The escalating trade war between the United States and China is nudging the world economy toward its first recession in a decade...
MORE THAN $700 BILLION were wiped from the value of U.S. equities on Monday, following China's escalation of the trade war with the U.S. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. stocks plunge most in 2019 on trade tension

NEW YORK – Financial markets buckled after China escalated the trade war with the U.S., sending American stocks to the biggest drop this year...
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