3 Reasons Why China’s Markets Laughed Off Trump’s Trade War Escalation

The Chinese markets had a surprisingly good day Friday, given that the U.S. just massively jacked up tariffs against Chinese imports, and the trade negotiations between the two countries appear likely to fail. The Hang Seng Index, having seemed set to plummet around lunchtime, ended up 0.84% up on the day. The Shanghai Composite Index […]

Does Today’s Market Plunge Point To More Losses Ahead?

U.S. markets took heavy losses Tuesday on continued worry about trade, overheated activity, and growing federal government deficit spending. The S&P 500 was down 48 points or 1.65%; the Dow lost 473 points, or 1.79%; and the Nasdaq was off by 160 points, or about 2%. It could have been worse except for a slight […]

Trump Could Throw Tech Under the Bus to Get a Trade Deal with China

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer were in Beijing today for the latest in their seemingly endless round of trade negotiations with Chinese vice premier […]

President Trump Supports Public Release of Mueller Report

President Trump says that he is looking forward to seeing the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and that he would welcome the public seeing it as well. Speaking to reporters Wednesday on the White House’s South Lawn, Trump said, “Let it come out. Let people […]

Trump Administration to Pause Hiring of Immigration Judges Amid Case Backlog

The Trump Administration is pausing its hiring of immigration judges, as well as slowing its procurement of support staff and canceling a training conference, according to a Justice Department email obtained by BuzzFeed News. The moves are an attempt to cut down costs so it can hire judges to handle the backlog of immigration cases. […]