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Focus squarely on Trump as Dec 15 tariffs loom in US-China trade war

11 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has days to decide whether to impose tariffs on nearly $160 billion in Chinese consumer goods just weeks before Christmas, a move that could be unwelcome in both the United States and China.

No 'phase two' U.S.-China deal on the horizon, officials say

25 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON An ambitious "phase two" trade deal between the United States and China is looking less likely as the two countries struggle to strike a preliminary "phase one" agreement, according to U.S. and Beijing officials, lawmakers and trade experts.

A U.S.-China 'phase one' trade deal may not be inked this year

21 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Completion of a "phase one" U.S.-China trade deal could slide into next year, trade experts and people close to the White House said, as Beijing presses for more extensive tariff rollbacks, and the Trump administration counters with heightened demands of its own.

'Phase One' U.S.-China trade deal may not be completed this year -trade sources

20 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 Completion of a "phase one" U.S.-China trade deal could slide into next year, trade experts and people close to the White House say, as Beijing presses for more extensive tariff rollbacks, and the Trump administration counters with heightened demands of its own.

Explainer: What a roll-back of Trump tariffs on Chinese goods may look like

12 Nov 2019

The latest bargaining chip in U.S.-China negotiations to cool a 16-month-old trade war is whether President Donald Trump would roll back tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of Chinese imports, and how soon.

Rollback of China tariffs faces fierce opposition in White House

07 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON An agreement between the United States and China to roll back existing tariffs as part of a "phase one" trade deal faces fierce internal opposition in the White House and from outside advisers, multiple sources familiar with the talks said.

Warren's Medicare for All plan attacked, parodied by Republicans, Democrats and "SNL" show

04 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. presidential contender Elizabeth Warren's $20.5 trillion plan to provide healthcare for all Americans was attacked on the weekend by Republicans and fellow Democrats and parodied on "Saturday Night Live," the long-running network television comedy show.

Republicans, Democrats, "SNL" attack Warren's U.S. 'Medicare for All' plan

03 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON, Nov 3 Senator Elizabeth Warren's $20.5 trillion plan to provide healthcare for all Americans was attacked and mocked over the weekend by Democrats, Republicans, and "Saturday Night Live," the long-running New York comedy show.

The Federal Reserve is waiting for a U.S.-China 'Phase One' trade deal too

31 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. trade policy and its impact on business investment, manufacturing and exports were a key factor in the Federal Reserve's decision to cut rates, chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday.

The Federal Reserve is waiting for a U.S.-China 'Phase One' trade deal too

31 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. trade policy and its impact on business investment, manufacturing and exports were a key factor in the Federal Reserve's decision to cut rates, chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday.

World News

U.S. House panel approves impeachment charges against Trump

A Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on Friday, making it almost certain he will become the third American president in history to be impeached.