China, Tariffs, Trade, Cost and Prices: An Explainer

by Rick Manning   Stock markets go up and down based upon the latest trade rumors. Predictions of price hikes make headlines, yet the inflation rate remains at the levels, 2.0 percent at last count, desired by the Federal Reserve. What is going on?  And is this even really a trade war with…

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US Says China Has Failed to Alter ‘Unfair, Unreasonable’ Trade Practices

Donald Trump, Xi Jinping

  The Trump administration on Tuesday said that China has failed to alter its “unfair” practices at the heart of the U.S.-China trade conflict, adding to tensions ahead of a high-stakes meeting later this month between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The findings were issued in…

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Trump Trade Representative Lighthizer: Fair Trade Will Bring Jobs, Wage Growth

As President Donald Trump headed to Asia for a 13-day trip, his trade representative said the White House’s job is not to appease Wall Street or U.S. companies with major factories located in Mexico and China, but to increase U.S. manufacturing jobs and wage growth. “Many of these (U.S. manufacturing)…

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