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President Donald Trump discusses border security with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office.

‘No bluff!’: Trump slams Chuck Schumer for criticizing his Mexico tariffs as he faces the prospect of a Republican revolt in the Senate

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer said Trump's tariffs were just another sign of his penchant for political showmanship.

Trump’s threat to sharply increase tariffs would hit China’s economy like a sucker punch

After struggling earlier this year the Chinese economy just found its footing. Trump's 25% tariffs could reverse all of that and knock it down again.
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield.

Slack apologizes after users who travelled to Iran had their accounts shut down

Users who had traveled to Iran found their Slack accounts had been blocked. Slack sent an apology Friday and is working on restoring these accounts.
China's Premier Li Keqiang (L) accompanies Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) to view an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People on October 26, 2018 in Beijing, China.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe met Xi Jinping in Beijing, and in an era of US tariffs and trade wars, you can bet everything Abe remembers the last time the U...

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe was In Beijing last week for big business and a state visit. You can bet he remembers when the US chose China over Japan.
President Donald Trump

Trump’s favorite report card for the trade war keeps getting uglier

The US trade deficit increased in the month of August due to a nosedive in exports, especially soybeans. The trade deficit with Canada also increased. President Donald Trump has made the reduction of the trade deficit one of the key goals of the tariffs and trade war policy.
Daniel Craig as James Bond standing next to a vintage Aston Martin DB5 in the film Spectre.

The stock market has given James Bond carmaker Aston Martin a frosty reception

Aston Martin went public in London on Wednesday. Shares were priced at £19, valuing the luxury-car maker at £4.3 billion. After a small price bump, shares have fallen to £18.40. The performance underlines weakness in the London IPO market and ongoing trade war and Brexit fears in the auto sector.

JPMorgan: The risk of a ‘major miscalculation’ by Trump could drive oil to $90

Trump's overconfidence in economic and market resilience means he might make a miscalculation on Iran sanctions, driving oil prices higher, JPMorgan says. The bank called the US-China trade war "disturbing," and said a market rally may mean investors expect even more aggressive trade policy.

‘There is an obsession by the president on trade about cars’: The French ambassador to the US says the auto sector is make-or-break for a ...

Gerard Arnaud, French ambassador to the United States, told reporters he is concerned about the possibility of a trade war between the US and Europe over the auto sector.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trump is driving a wedge between 2 key US allies

The North-America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) hangs in the balance following acrimonious negotiations, including leaks of unflattering comments from US President Donald Trump about his Canadian counterparts.

Trump’s deepening trade wars are threatening a key engine of the US economy

A new survey of firms conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Stanford University, and the University of Chicago’s Booth School finds about one-fifth of companies are rethinking business spending due to "recently announced tariff hikes or concerns about retaliation."