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U.S. has a lot to lose with TikTok, WeChat ban

The Trump administration’s announced bans on Chinese-owned social media platforms TikTok and WeChat could have unintended consequences. The orders bar the apps from doing...

U.S. should join, not block, China’s Belt and Road

The Belt and Road Initiative is China’s new, massive Silk Road. The ancient Silk Road was a trade route between China and Eastern Europe....

Are you concerned that a coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. will...

State health officials on Feb. 27 said the risk from the COVID-19 virus, known as the coronavirus, remains low in Rhode Island but urged...
THE U.S. AND CHINA have indicated that the two nations have reached a deal for the first phase of a broader trade agreement. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

U.S. and China agree to ‘phase-one’ deal easing trade tensions

WASHINGTON – The United States and China said they agreed to the details of the first phase of a broader trade agreement in a...
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...

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