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CHINA PLANS to halve tariffs on roughly $75 billion of imports from the United States in February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIME RUE

China to halve tariffs on $75B U.S. goods from Feb. 14

BEIJING – China will halve tariffs on some $75 billion of imports from the United States later this month, reciprocating a U.S. action and...
SPREAD THE WORD: Avi Nevel, CEO and president of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative, thinks many Rhode Island businesses are unaware of the opportunities presented by foreign trade zones. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Trade zone designation an untapped opportunity for R.I. companies

Fifteen months after Rhode Island became a statewide foreign trade zone, only one company has taken advantage. While the benefits, which include reduced tariffs...
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...
OVERALL U.S. trade deficit in goods and services shrank to a five-month low of $52.5 billion in September, despite U.S. exports to China dropping 10% to a five-month low. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ PATRICK T. FALLON

U.S. trade with China tumbled in Sept. after fresh tariffs

WASHINGTON – United States trade with China nosedived in September after President Donald Trump escalated the trade war with fresh tariffs on consumer items,...
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. 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...
THE CONFERENCE BOARD’S consumer confidence index in August eased to 135.1 this month from a revised 135.8 one month prior. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. consumer confidence fell less than forecast in August

WASHINGTON – United States consumer confidence declined in August by less than forecast as Americans’ assessment of current conditions climbed to the highest level...

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