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We asked every 2020 Democrat how they would approach a trade war that has shaken the global economy. Only a handful of them had a plan.
Many of the Democratic campaigns demurred, underscoring the awkward spot Trump has put the party in.
China has been slow to confirm details on key parts of the partial agreement with the US, which has not yet been put on paper.
The Commerce Department said Wednesday retail sales fell 0.3% last month, the first decline since February and compared with a 0.6% rise in August.
Questions over a US-China trade announcement have mounted since last week, particularly within the agricultural sector.
Trade tensions could push the world economy to grow at its slowest pace since the financial crisis a decade ago, the IMF warned Tuesday.
This move adds to the already complicated nature of the relationship between Turkey and the US, who are technically allies as members of NATO.
The agreement was "subject to documentation" and could still result in tariff increases in December, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Monday.
With details on core issues still elusive, officials said they did not expect to have the text of the agreement ready for several weeks.
But progress toward the structural changes President Donald Trump has sought from China remained elusive.
Experts say that Trump’s European tariffs could send the cheese industry into chaos — and some popular cheeses could get more expensive
The US was approved to levy tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of products like cheese and olive oil from the EU following a WTO decision on October 2.