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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...
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...

Tariffs burden U.S. economy

There is no shortage of red tape facing importers. If you want to get a tariff exemption for an item you are importing, you...

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...

Sept. 12 last day to register for RIMA Congressional Manufacturing Summit

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Manufacturing Association will host a Congressional Manufacturing Summit at the Providence Marriott Downtown from 8-11 a.m. on Sept. 23. Registration for...
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...

How do tariffs operate and what might they mean for you...

Opponents argue tariffs generate tensions with trading partners and hurt consumers by driving up the cost of imports. Proponents counter they can be necessary...
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