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Fed survey finds tariffs pushing up prices, pinching profits

WASHINGTON – A new survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found a growing conviction among businesses that President Donald Trump’s tariffs...

Trump tariff delay is a gift to retailers that feels like...

It looks as if the Trump administration didn’t want to be accused of ruining Christmas.The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Aug. 13 that...

Bill to streamline bankruptcy process for small businesses moves to president

PROVIDENCE – Congress has approved legislation to streamline bankruptcy procedures and provide new tools for small-business owners.Co-sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Rep....
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 U.S. INTERIOR DEPARTMENT has extended the environmental review of the Vineyard Wind wind farm project, putting the project's future in jeopardy. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Federal delay casts doubt on Vineyard Wind

NEW YORK – The Trump administration cast the fate of the nation’s first major offshore wind farm into doubt by extending an environmental review...

Trump’s trade war challenges Fed’s independence

All four living former chairs of the Federal Reserve took to the op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal on Aug. 5 to defend...
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...
THE U.S. trade gap with China increased from $30.1 to $30.2 billion in June, seasonally adjusted. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

U.S. goods trade deficit widens to 5-month high in June

WASHINGTON – America’s merchandise trade deficit with China widened slightly in June to a five-month high, government figures showed Friday, a day after President...
PRESIDENT TRUMP said that he will impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports that aren’t yet subject to United States duties after setbacks in negotiations with Beijing. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ZACK GIBSON

Trump ratchets up U.S.-China trade war with new tariffs

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump abruptly escalated his trade war with China, announcing that he would impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion in...
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