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THE U.S. TRADE GAP increased 1.7 percent to $55.5 billion in October, the highest in a decade. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

U.S. trade gap widens to 10-year high amid China tensions

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit widened more than forecast in October to the highest in a decade, underscoring continued fallout from the...
MARKETS DECLINED TUESDAY as angst mounted that the U.S. and China made no meaningful progress on the trade front over the weekend. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

U.S. stocks battered by trade, yield concerns

NEW YORK - United States stocks plunged, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling more than 800 points, as a litany of concerns wiped out...

NAMIC: Disaster-mitigation efforts shouldn’t end with hurricane season

PROVIDENCE – The Atlantic hurricane season just ended, but the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is urging government policymakers to stay focused on...
STOCKS RALLIED MONDAY after the United States and China declared a truce in their trade war, while the dollar weakened and oil gained. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Stocks rally on trade optimism; Curve flattens

NEW YORK - Stocks rallied after the United States and China declared a truce in their trade war, while the dollar weakened and oil...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION said that China has agreed to remove tariffs on imported automobiles. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ OILAI SHEN

Mnuchin says China agrees to lower auto tariffs; Beijing silent

NEW YORK - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said China has agreed to remove tariffs on imported automobiles but declined to detail the specifics of...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION Trump has taken a major step toward allowing a first-in-a-generation seismic search for oil and gas under Atlantic waters. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/RICH PRESS

Trump said to advance seismic surveys for oil in Atlantic

NEW YORK - The Trump administration is taking a major step toward allowing a first-in-a-generation seismic search for oil and gas under Atlantic waters, despite...
NEW AGREEMENT: Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, from front left, U.S. president Donald Trump, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, sign the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico's secretary of economy, from back left, Robert Lighthizer, U.S. trade representative, and Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, stand at the G-20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday Nov. 30, 2018. The U.S., Canada and Mexico are set to sign their new trade deal Friday following a year of intense negotiations to revamp the continent's free trade zone - after President Trump threats to kill it. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SARAH PABST

Trump signs new Nafta but congressional hurdle remains

NEW YORK - The United States, Canada and Mexico signed a new trade deal championed by President Donald Trump to replace the quarter-century-old Nafta...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION plans to allow states to direct billions of dollars of Obamacare subsidies to health plans that don’t meet the law’s requirements in an attempt to make insurance more affordable and expand consumer choice. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Trump to let states divert Obamacare funds to other health plans

NEW YORK - The Trump administration plans to allow states to direct billions of dollars of Obamacare subsidies to health plans that don’t meet...
UNITED STATES FIRMS are attempting to avoid U.S. tariffs on China by shifting some stages of manufacturing operations abroad, according to UBS. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ALEX FLYNN

UBS: U.S. firms evading Trump tariffs by switching output abroad

NEW YORK - United States companies are evading President Donald Trump’s goods tariffs by partly moving production abroad, shielding China for now from the...
IN A WIDE-RANGING PRESS CONFERENCE a day after the midterm election, President Donald Trump said he was open to raising corporate tax rates in order to deliver a tax cut to middle-class Americans. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Trump says he’s open to raising tax to pay for middle-class...

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he’s open to raising some tax rates to help pay for a bigger tax break for middle-class Americans.“If...
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