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Trump likely to announce 10 percent tariff on another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods

By Dan Calabrese I guess the trade talks with China aren’t going as well as had been hoped. As has been the case from the beginning here, China starts off at a strategic disadvantage in

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Canada rejoins talks, hopes to be part of ‘new NAFTA’ with U.S. and Mexico as early as next week

By Dan Calabrese Actually I shouldn’t call it the new NAFTA. I don’t think that term is a Trump favorite. I wouldn’t think he’d ditch an entire deal because of something he read here but

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Mexico: We may have a trade deal with Trump in a few hours

By Dan Calabrese We’re already hearing that a trade deal with China seems imminent, and now Mexico is chiming in to let everyone know they too expect to work something out as part of the

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Trump threatens to double tariffs on China goods to 25 percent

By Dan Calabrese The thinking, obviously, is that the U.S. has the economic staying power to outlast the Chinese on this. If we have to take some short-term hits in the form of higher sourcing

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U.S. tariffs are starting to hurt China’s economy, and the Politburo is getting worried about it

By Dan Calabrese Alternate headline: World still has communist countries with politburos. I guess I hadn’t really thought about it, but I’m getting flashbacks to the days when Leningrad and Stalingrad were still cities. I

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Trump, EU chief agree to work toward deal eliminating tariffs, barriers and subsidies in trade

By Dan Calabrese Well this sounds good, except that it’s not a deal so much as it’s a deal agreeing to make a deal. I suppose that’s better than a trade war, or at least

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Trump tweets ‘Tariffs are the greatest!’; offers $12 billion to farmers hurt by tariffs

By Dan Calabrese If you understand nothing else about Donald Trump, understand this: He differs from most people interested in politics and governance in the sense that he considers disruption a good thing. And he

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VIDEO: Hear the highlights of Trump’s interview with The Sun that everyone is losing their minds over

By Dan Calabrese You’re hearing a lot about this today, and it’s supposed to be this bonkers rant in which Trump says crazy things about Brexit, trade deals and Theresa May – creating all kinds

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U.S. slams China with more tariffs, which is running out of retaliation options

By Dan Calabrese My theory all along on the Trump tariffs have been that they’re a hammer designed to force trade concessions. They’re not Trump’s preferred policy, but they’re the mechanism he thinks he needs

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Germans tell U.S. ambassador they’re ready to abolish all car tariffs

By Dan Calabrese This particular columnist has not been a fan of the Trump Administration’s trade policies, believing them to be the needless picking of a fight over something that doesn’t produce the economic impact