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A Winter-Coat Heavyweight Gives Trump’s Trade War the Cold Shoulder

A Winter-Coat Heavyweight Gives Trump’s Trade War the Cold Shoulder

An employee at Columbia Sportswear headquarters in Portland, Ore., uses a planimeter, a tool to measure the two-dimensional area of each material visible on the external surface area of a shoe. Such
A Winter-Coat Heavyweight Gives Trump’s Trade War the Cold Shoulder

A Winter-Coat Heavyweight Gives Trump’s Trade War the Cold Shoulder

An employee at Columbia Sportswear headquarters in Portland, Ore., uses a planimeter, a tool to measure the two-dimensional area of each material visible on the external surface area of a shoe. Such
A Winter-Coat Heavyweight Gives Trump’s Trade War the Cold Shoulder

A Winter-Coat Heavyweight Gives Trump’s Trade War the Cold Shoulder

An employee at Columbia Sportswear headquarters in Portland, Ore., uses a planimeter, a tool to measure the two-dimensional area of each material visible on the external surface area of a shoe. Such
Economic View: Trump’s Tariffs Haven’t Really Transformed Trade. Yet.

Economic View: Trump’s Tariffs Haven’t Really Transformed Trade. Yet.

In March, the White House added a 25 percent tariff to about $31 billion worth of imported steel.
Op-Ed Columnist: Thinking About a Trade War (Very Wonkish)

Op-Ed Columnist: Thinking About a Trade War (Very Wonkish)

A store in Beijing with nuts and sweets imported from the United States and other countries.
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
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: In Praise of Globalists

Op-Ed Columnist: In Praise of Globalists

The term “globalist” is in the news again thanks to a tweet sent by Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, following Gary Cohn’s resignation.
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
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
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is Trump About to Start a Trade War?

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is Trump About to Start a Trade War?

A steel mill in Germany. Steel accounts for less than 2 percent of United States imports.