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Trump retaliates against China, says the US will hike tariffs on imports

The trade war between the US and China entered a new phase Friday, raising further risks for Trump a week after a recession warning flashed
President Donald Trump and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell

Trump asks whether the Fed chief or China is ‘our bigger enemy’ as the trade war takes a dark turn

The latest attacks on Powell came as the trade war between the US and China entered a new phase, raising political risks for the president.

Trump lashes out after Fed chief Powell signals the central bank won’t cut rates as much as White House wants

With Fed officials divided on whether to further lower interest rates, investors hung onto every word Powell said Friday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, in November 2017.

China hits back at the Trump administration with tariffs on $75 billion worth of US products

The move came after President Donald Trump said this month he would slap tariffs on all remaining imports from China on those dates.

Trump pledged to save US factories — but a key measure of manufacturing just contracted for the first time since 2009

Trump has long sworn he will revitalize the US manufacturing sector, but his escalating trade fights have presented challenges.

Trump claims the US economy is ‘incredible’ and far from recession — but 4 of his favorite indicators paint a different picture

The Trump administration showed off a collection of indicators during a September 2018 briefing. Nearly all the charts have shown downtrends since.
A tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil.

Brazil’s president is blaming farmers clearing land for the fires raging through the Amazon. Here’s how big Brazil’s farming industr...

Brazil, the world's biggest beef producer, exported a record 1.64 million tonnes of the animal product last year.

New jobs numbers undercut Trump’s claim that his 2017 tax cuts jolted the economy and spurred hiring

The US actually created 500,000 fewer jobs between January 2018 and March 2019 than we thought, according to a new government report.

Trump ping pongs on payroll tax cuts and now claims the White House isn’t considering them, a day after he said they were on the table

The Trump administration has struggled keeping its message straight on the economy recently as reports emerged it was weighing to cut payroll taxes.

July was not the start of a rate-cut cycle, Fed signals in latest minutes

The minutes followed a particularly harsh string of President Trump's attacks on the Federal Reserve.