Q&A: Is there a way out of the US-China trade fight?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have been trading punches over trade for months. And the slugfest has only intensified this month. Claiming that the Chinese had reneged...

Countertops and rubber bands: US pursues obscure trade cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's high-profile trade offensives have grabbed headlines and rattled financial markets around the world. He's battling China over the industries of the future, s...

Trump's tariffs on China: What they are? How do they work?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has heightened tensions with China by escalating his tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods from 10% to 25%. As a tool of national policy, ...

US, Chinese negotiators to resume talks as US tariffs loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators are set to resume trade talks just hours before the United States plans to raise tariffs on Chinese imports in a dramatic escalation of tensions between ...

China's investment in US drops 83% amid growing mistrust

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese direct investment in the United States dropped 83% last year, pushed down by growing mistrust between the world's two biggest economies. In a report out Wed...

Can US, China salvage their talks and end trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heightened trade tensions between the United States and China are spooking financial markets and putting a chill on prospects for the global economy. Chinese offici...

US construction spending drops 0.9% as housing takes a hit

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending dropped in March or the first time in four months, and spending on U.S. home construction fell to the lowest level in more than two years. ...

Deal or no deal? US and Chinese sides resume trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he and other negotiators for the Trump administration should know this week or next whether they can reach a trade deal with China — or whether...

Deal or no deal? US and Chinese sides resume trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he and other negotiators for the Trump administration should know this week or next whether they can reach a trade deal with China — or whether...

Alibaba marketplace stays on US government piracy blacklist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government's annual list of "notorious markets" that peddle counterfeit products. The Office of the U.S. ...

Commission: New NAFTA would deliver modest economic gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent federal agency finds that President Donald Trump's new North America trade agreement would give the U.S. economy only a modest boost. The Internation...

US wins WTO case against China over grain exports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice and corn....

US trade deficit narrows to $49.4 billion in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell for the second straight month in February, and the politically sensitive deficit in the trade of goods with China narrowed. The Commerce...

US industrial production slipped 0.1% in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell in March, pulled down by a drop in mining output. Factory output remained weak amid a slowing global economy and trade tensions with China. ...

Game of Thrones: Why Sansa could win it all

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where most "Game of Thrones" fans were horrified by the beheading of the beloved Ned Stark and blamed it on a ruthless king, Columbia University business professor Bruce Craven saw a...