Peter Navarro

Something Fishy

Let's see. An American company with American employees catches fish. It ships the fish to China. China imposes a tariff or retaliatory tariff when …

Business

Opinion: Trump Will Back Down, Declare Victory on China. Here's Why

Will Donald Trump back down in his trade war with China, or will he win it? The answer is probably both. Trump’s characteristic sequence of …

News (China)

Praising free trade, some conservative Utah leaders warn that Trump’s stance on tariffs could put farmers, other exporters out of business

Santaquin fruit grower Ray Rowley worries that any profits he might have sought on his ripening apple crop will be lost to a trade war brought on by …

Tariffs

Northeast governors, eastern premiers call for end to U.S.-Canada trade war

Some governors from the northeast U.S. and premiers from eastern Canada on Monday called for the end of the trade war between the U.S. and Canada and a successful renegotiation of the North American free-trade agreement as they gathered in Vermont for an annual meeting.<p>Despite the dispute between …

Canada

Getting out from under Canada's retaliatory tariffs can be a 'heavy lift'

The federal government has yet to make public any instances of Finance Minister Bill Morneau relieving a business of the burden of paying the …

Canada

Tim Cook & President Trump met for dinner yesterday, tariffs a likely topic of conversation

Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Donald Trump met for dinner last night, according to a tweet from the president. While details of the meeting are unclear at this point, it’s likely that tariffs were a central point of conversation…<p>In a tweet ahead of the dinner last night, Trump explained that he …

Donald Trump

Amid trade dispute, New England and Canadian leaders to talk

Some of the political leaders from the New England states and the premiers of the five eastern Canadian provinces will be meeting at a Vermont ski …

New England

Trump Embraces Market Pain With Little Concern of Contagion

President Donald Trump is embracing financial-market pain to get what he wants around the world, showing again the penchant for turmoil that is his …

Tariffs

You can tell who Trump is through the company he keeps

<i>“An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.” —</i> <i>Ralph Waldo Emerson</i><p>The Paul Manafort trial has degenerated into a mud-slinging contest between President Trump’s former campaign chairman and his longtime deputy, Rick Gates, who has turned state’s witness. Gates testified that Manafort …

Donald Trump

Trump Won’t Kill Off Germany’s Trade Surplus

Germany’s trade surplus is likely to stay large no matter how hard Donald Trump tries to make it disappear.<p>The U.S. president has accused his …

Economy

Among Minnesota farmers, support for Trump is bent, not broken

Harlan and Pauline Hecksel sell custom skidloader attachments, but they're not selling many right now.<p>Farmers with bins full of grain they can only …

Business

DealBook Briefing: Where Is Tesla’s Money?

<i>Good Thursday. Want this in your inbox every morning? Sign up here.</i><p><b>Everyone wants to know where Tesla’s cash will come from</b><p>Elon Musk’s declaration that he’s (potentially) taking his electric carmaker off the public markets has <i>everyone’s</i> attention, from Wall Street to regulators. The big question: …

Business

EDITORIAL: Trump's trade war comes rolling down over Illinois

Unless it can win an exemption from the Trump administration’s new tariffs on imports, a South Carolina company is about to lay off almost all its …

Trump Administration

China slaps United States with $16 billion in retaliatory tariffs

Trump's trade war continues to escalate.<p>China on Wednesday slapped the United States with 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion worth of U.S. goods, a …

Liberal View

Trump proceeds with 25 percent import tariffs on $16b of Chinese products

Customs officials will begin collecting the border tax on a list of imports on August 23, the Office of the US Trade Representative has said.<p>United …

Donald Trump

Steel And Aluminum: The 'Own Goal' Trade War?

Even if European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker seemingly managed to de-escalate the looming trade war with the U.S. at the end of his …

Economy

Why Republicans don’t push back on Trump’s China tariffs — in one map

On Friday, Beijing announced new tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods — prompting new U.S. threats to ratchet up tariffs on Chinese exports to the United States. These are just the latest volleys in the trade war sparked by the Trump administration’s announcement to put tariffs on some $200 billion …

Globalization

WATCH: GOP lawmaker on CNN squirms out of blaming Trump for tariffs he thinks will cause a recession

Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) on Tuesday admitted that he believed President Donald Trump’s trade wars with multiple countries could tip the United …

Donald Trump

Trump Tariff Threats Have Done Little to Shrink German Surplus

Germany’s trade surplus with the U.S. is showing little sign of buckling under President Donald Trump’s accusations of unfair practices.<p>The nation’s …

Economy

Trump-aligned steel giants block hundreds of other American firms from tariff relief

Well, what do you know—the American manufacturers benefitting the most from Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have deep ties to …

Donald Trump

Steel Imports Drop For First Time In Year Under Weight Of Tariffs

For the first time in a year, the value of iron and steel imported into the United States has declined, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Friday. At the same time, a broad swath of articles made from iron and steel products grew at the slowest pace in a year.<p>What the data also showed …

Economy

Steel Manufacturers Routinely Block American Firms From Receiving Tariff Relief

Two massive steel manufacturers with ties to the Trump administration have successfully blocked more than 1,600 tariff exemption applications filed …

Conservative View

The Security Risks of a Trade War With China

Snapshot Aug 6, 2018 Trade China<p>The Security Risks of a Trade War With China<p>Why the U.S. Should Be Wary of Economic Decoupling<p>Trade tensions between …

China

Afternoon Links: The Department of Cronyism, Subway Buskers vs. Phones, and Amazon University

<b>Wilbur Ross’s playground.</b> Marvel (and shake your head) at this <i>New York Times</i> look at the messy and complicated world of how Peter Navarro and Wilbur …

U.S. Politics

White House adviser drafted order imposing tariffs on North Korea business partners: report

Peter Navarro, one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpPastor at Trump rally prays to shield Trump from 'jungle journalism' Bill Russell: Being …

Tariffs

Donald Trump’s economy isn’t much to brag about: Readers sound off

From Trump's economy, to childbirth death rates, to foreign aid to Venezuela, our readers sound off on the latest headlines.<p><i>Letters to the editor:</i><p>President Donald Trump has widely and loudly boasted of an economic revival of epic and historic proportions. Make no mistake, the economy today is …

Donald Trump

Scoop: Leaked document reveals Navarro's brashest tariffs yet

Imagine the United States entering simultaneous trade wars with China, India, Pakistan, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Ukraine, Mexico, Saudi …

News (U.S.)

Peter Navarro Misses a Few Trade Principles

Protective tariffs might work when a nation starts to industrialize, but they may be disastrous for an already industrialized country that is subject to rules embedded in a global trading system that can impose countermeasures.<p>If White House trade adviser Peter Navarro (Letters, July 27) believes …

Economics

Editorial: Tariff wars hurt businesses including some in Nebraska; de-escalation is needed

The Trump administration is going to distribute $12 billion in aid to U.S. farmers — <i>some</i> farmers, not all, with details still undetermined — in an …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Trump threatened punishing tariffs. So far, Canada has shrugged them off.

Canada's trade surplus with the US has actually widened by nearly $1 billion, official figures from Ottawa show.<p>Donald Trump apparently thought …

Liberal View