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‘Will you say, “Thank you, Mr. President” at least? Huh?’ — Trump said some crazy stuff to corporate bosses after signin...

"It's not your fault. You just got there," the president told Boeing boss David Calhoun, who started this week.
FILE PHOTO: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks at a news briefing

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says a ‘phase 2’ US-China trade deal will reverse more tariffs

The comments arrive hours before the two nations ink a phase-one deal in the first major trade war deescalation since it began in summer 2018.

Trump has signed a whopping $4.7 trillion of debt into federal law, budget watchdog says

Trump campaigned in 2016 to eliminate the federal debt, but embarked on a spending binge as president. The national debt stands at $23 trillion.
France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures during the meeting with President Donald Trump, ahead of the NATO summit in Watford, in London, Britain, December 3, 2019.

France and the US have two weeks to reach a compromise over a controversial tax on Google, Facebook, and other digital companies.

Should the US proceed to impose punishing tariffs on $2.4 billion French goods, the French finance minister has vowed that the country will retaliate.
Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk poses with Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicle owners onstage during a delivery event at its Shanghai factory in China January 7, 2020.

Elon Musk says Tesla will export cars from its new China factory and that could help it avoid further trade war pain

Tesla has been hit hard by President Donald Trump's trade war, and the offshoring could help avoid some tariffs.

Tim Cook’s personal security and travel expenses surged in 2019 as Trump’s trade war with China threatened to gash Apple’s profit

Apple may have spent less on lobbying than its Silicon Valley peers, but doing business amid a raging trade war with China still remains costly

Trump’s tariffs are driving job losses and production cost hikes, the Fed says

The findings come as the US manufacturing sector remains mired in recession and a separate report says 2019 brought the most job cuts in four years.

New year, same fear: Recession is still a top concern for CEOs in 2020, according to a new survey

"The ongoing concerns about recession risk among business leaders reflect the slowing economy" of 2019, Bart van Ark of The Conference Board said.

Huawei says it will generate a record $122 billion in annual revenue despite US sanctions

The $122 billion figure would, however, fall short of Huawei's own annual revenue projections for 2019.

China to cut import tariffs on 850 products starting January 1

The goods will include frozen pork, pharmaceuticals, and some tech components. The move does not appear to be related to US trade-war talks.