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Trump Embraces Potential for Trade War

Mar 5, 2018
The president announces his intent to place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum and rebuffs allies who have pushed to be exempted from the stiff duties.

White House: No Exemptions on Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

Mar 4, 2018
The Pentagon recommends that Donald Trump only pursue targeted tariffs to avoid upsetting American partners abroad. But Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says that is not the direction the president will take.

New World Trade Treaty Plowed Under

Jul 30, 2008
The World Trade Organization talks in Geneva finally imploded Wednesday, as negotiations over farm subsidies and labor standards collapsed into an immovable standstill between wealthy and poorer countries. The talks, defended heavily by the "developed world," are seen by critics as an instrument to serve corporate interests.