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Fact Check: Little Evidence Supports Trump’s Claims Against China on Tariffs and Trade

Fact Check: Little Evidence Supports Trump’s Claims Against China on Tariffs and Trade

Rolls of steel in a transshipment yard in northeast China. President Trump has accused China of unfair tactics in the steel trade, including transshipping.
U.S. Allies Jostle to Win Exemptions From Trump Tariffs

U.S. Allies Jostle to Win Exemptions From Trump Tariffs

Heated iron bars at a Hyundai Steel plant in South Korea. In trying to shield their domestic steel and aluminum producers, countries risk creating an every-nation-for-itself atmosphere that would
Common Sense: What History Has to Say About the ‘Winners’ in Trade Wars

Common Sense: What History Has to Say About the ‘Winners’ in Trade Wars

Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis C. Hawley at the Capitol in December 1929. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff act of 1930 imposed steep tariffs on imported goods, touching off a trade war that
Trump’s Tariff Threat Sends Fear Through a Canadian Steel Town

Trump’s Tariff Threat Sends Fear Through a Canadian Steel Town

The Algoma plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, employs about 3,000 people. The loss of its vital American export business could be a fatal blow for the company.
U.S. Allies Jostle to Win Exemptions From Trump Tariffs

U.S. Allies Jostle to Win Exemptions From Trump Tariffs

Heated iron bars at a Hyundai Steel plant in South Korea. In trying to shield their domestic steel and aluminum producers, countries risk creating an every-nation-for-itself atmosphere that would
U.S. Allies Jostle to Win Exemptions From Trump Tariffs

U.S. Allies Jostle to Win Exemptions From Trump Tariffs

Heated iron bars at a Hyundai Steel plant in South Korea. In trying to shield their domestic steel and aluminum producers, countries risk creating an every-nation-for-itself atmosphere that would
Trade War Prospect Shakes Part of Trump Base: Midwest Farmers

Trade War Prospect Shakes Part of Trump Base: Midwest Farmers

Eldon Gould with a baby hog on his farm in Maple Park, Ill. Though he is concerned about the risk of a trade war that could hurt farm exports, he thinks that many farmers are not ready to abandon
Trade War Prospect Shakes Part of Trump Base: Midwest Farmers

Trade War Prospect Shakes Part of Trump Base: Midwest Farmers

Eldon Gould with a baby hog on his farm in Maple Park, Ill. Though he is concerned about the risk of a trade war that could hurt farm exports, he thinks that many farmers are not ready to abandon
Trump’s Warning Shot on Trade Risks Igniting a Wider Conflict

Trump’s Warning Shot on Trade Risks Igniting a Wider Conflict

A port in Tokyo. President Trump’s pledge of tariffs has enraged and astounded American allies whose fortunes are tied to producing steel and aluminum, including Japan, South Korea, Germany and
Trade War Prospect Shakes Part of Trump Base: Midwest Farmers

Trade War Prospect Shakes Part of Trump Base: Midwest Farmers

Eldon Gould with a baby hog on his farm in Maple Park, Ill. Though he is concerned about the risk of a trade war that could hurt farm exports, he thinks that many farmers are not ready to abandon
Trump’s Warning Shot on Trade Risks Igniting a Wider Conflict

Trump’s Warning Shot on Trade Risks Igniting a Wider Conflict

A port in Tokyo. President Trump’s pledge of tariffs has enraged and astounded American allies whose fortunes are tied to producing steel and aluminum, including Japan, South Korea, Germany and
Trump’s Warning Shot on Trade Risks Igniting a Wider Conflict

Trump’s Warning Shot on Trade Risks Igniting a Wider Conflict

A port in Tokyo. President Trump’s pledge of tariffs has enraged and astounded American allies whose fortunes are tied to producing steel and aluminum, including Japan, South Korea, Germany and
Op-Ed Columnist: Springtime for Sycophants

Op-Ed Columnist: Springtime for Sycophants

Peter Navarro, the White House trade adviser, knows to tell President Trump that he’s always right.
The Conversation: Storm Over Pennsylvania

The Conversation: Storm Over Pennsylvania

Supporters of President Trump at the Pittsburgh airport on Saturday.
Economic Scene: Trade Wars Can Be a Game of Chicken. Sometimes, Literally.

Economic Scene: Trade Wars Can Be a Game of Chicken. Sometimes, Literally.

Ford F-150 pickups on a Michigan assembly line in 2014. Decades of trade actions and reactions have shielded Detroit’s automakers from foreign competition in light trucks.
Economic Scene: Trade Wars Can Be a Game of Chicken. Sometimes, Literally.

Economic Scene: Trade Wars Can Be a Game of Chicken. Sometimes, Literally.

Ford F-150 pickups on a Michigan assembly line in 2014. Decades of trade actions and reactions have shielded Detroit’s automakers from foreign competition in light trucks.
Op-Ed Columnist: Some Things Are True Even if Trump Believes Them

Op-Ed Columnist: Some Things Are True Even if Trump Believes Them

Shipping containers in the special economic zone at the border between China and Kazakhstan.
Trump’s Killing of Chip Deal Pushes Protectionism as It Invokes Security

Trump’s Killing of Chip Deal Pushes Protectionism as It Invokes Security

President Trump blocked a hostile bid by Broadcom for Qualcomm Inc., a chipmaker based in San Diego, Calif., over national security concerns.
Trump’s Killing of Chip Deal Pushes Protectionism as It Invokes Security

Trump’s Killing of Chip Deal Pushes Protectionism as It Invokes Security

President Trump blocked a hostile bid by Broadcom for Qualcomm Inc., a chipmaker based in San Diego, Calif., over national security concerns.