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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...

U.S. economy keeps defying the recession odds

It’s impressive how well the U.S. economy has held up during the past year. As early as 2018, leading indicators were suggesting a heightened...
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...
PRODUCTION at U.S. factories declined 0.5% in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. factory output falls most in 5 months on GM strike

WASHINGTON – Production at United States factories fell in September by the most in five months, depressed by an autoworkers’ strike at General Motors...
THE UNITED STATES goods-trade gap with China shrank to a seasonally adjusted $28.9 billion in August from $29.6 billion a month earlier. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

U.S. trade gap with China narrows as exports hit five-month high

WASHINGTON – The United States' merchandise trade deficit with China narrowed in August as exports rose to a five-month high, a possible sign of...
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...
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...

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