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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. consumer sentiment falls most since 2012 on tariff concern

WASHINGTON – United States consumer sentiment fell the most in six years, slumping to the lowest level of Donald Trump's presidency as Americans expressed...
U.S. GDP for the second quarter was revised down to 2%. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ALEX FLYNN

U.S. Q2 growth revised down to 2% pace from 2.1%

WASHINGTON – United States economic growth decelerated in the second quarter by more than initially reported, with stronger consumer spending offset by weaker readings...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP said he is not willing to risk U.S. wealth derived from energy sales on wind energy. Above, the Block Island wind farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Trump says he’s unwilling to risk U.S. energy wealth for windmill...

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he was not willing to sacrifice the abundant energy wealth of the United States on “dreams” such as...
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...

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...
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