Survey: US manufacturing activity increased in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers grew at a faster pace in March, as the pace of employment jumped and new orders and production improved. The Institute for Supply Management, an ...

AP analysis: Steel tariffs waived even with tough trade talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump's tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and oth...

Trade war's wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump's import taxes — a m...

Trade war's wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump's import taxes — a m...

EU steel tariffs to hit Taiwan exports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Steel exports from Taiwan could be affected by 25-percent tariffs to be imposed by the European Union on February 2 in retaliation against U.S. tariffs, reports said Wednesday. ...

At a small US factory, Trump's trade war forces hard changes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sitting in his office beside photos of grandchildren decked in Philadelphia Flyers jerseys, Christopher Scott shakes his head. Another email has come in from another supplier. It w...

As midterms near, Trump gambles on his hardline trade policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers worry about falling crop prices and lost sales overseas. Manufacturers fear rising costs and new foreign taxes on their exports. American allies overseas are furious. ...

Trump tariffs put Missouri Senate candidate Hawley in a bind

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The fate of a Missouri nail manufacturer suffering under President Donald Trump's steel tariffs has put Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley in a bind between his support...

US ports fear tariffs could reduce ship traffic and jobs

Ports and ground terminals in nearly every state handle goods that are now or will likely soon be covered by import tariffs. Port executives worry that this could mean a slowdown in shipping that woul...

Taiwan continues to pursue Trump tariff exemption as relief given to 3 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As U.S. President Donald Trump relaxed steel restrictions on imports from Argentina, Brazil and South Korea on Aug. 29, Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs vowed to ...

Taiwanese firms in Turkey face risk as local currency crashes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Turkish lira continues to rapidly depreciate in value against the U.S. dollar after the Trump administration announced it was doubling tariffs on Turkish steel and alu...

Taiwan voices concern over name change by Canadian border agency

Taiwan's representative to Canada expressed concern Friday over a reference to Taiwan as "Chinese Taipei" in a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) press release. The office has alrea...

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___ EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has fined Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers t...

Auto industry cries foul as Trump moves toward car tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having started a trade war with China and enraged U.S. allies with steel tariffs, President Donald Trump is primed for his next fight. He is targeting a product at the heart of the A...

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___ Jared Kushner's family firm accused of pushing out tenants NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty current and former tenants of a New York City building owned by the Kushner Co...