Time for Trump to Change His Trade Tactics

Eleven long months ago, at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman cogently explained how a rational, effective president of the United States would handle a trade dispute with China. He’d sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, bring European allies into the agreement, and then negotiate quietly with the […]

Trump Wants to Raise Tariffs on China Even More if Xi Doesn’t Meet with Him at G-20

President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on China again if President Xi Jinping doesn’t meet with him at the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Japan. Trump was asked in an interview with CNBC on Monday whether tariffs on about $300 billion in Chinese goods would be enacted immediately if there’s no meeting at […]

There’s One Subject in the U.K. That’s as Toxic as Brexit. Trump Just Waded Into It

Once, advocates of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union argued that Brexit would mean more government funding for the country’s National Health Service, or NHS. Now, President Donald Trump has confirmed the opposite: in trade talks between the U.S. and U.K., which will take place once Brexit has gone into effect, the U.S. wants […]

S&P 500 Has Performed 35% Worse Under Trump Than Under Obama

So much for having the “best” stock market returns. During his first two years in office, Donald Trump regularly pointed to the stock market as proof of his leadership’s effectiveness. Experts may have shaken their heads, saying that stock values aren’t an accurate measure of the country’s economic performance. But they are popular with voters, […]

Trump Arrives in London for State Visit, Amid Tight U.K. Leadership Race

U.S. President Donald Trump landed in the U.K. on Monday for a three-day state visit at a sensitive time for the country’s ruling Conservative Party. Rival candidates are jostling to replace outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, and the president has already weighed in with his own opinions on the contenders. President Donald Trump landed at […]

‘Deceit and Lies and Obstruction of Justice’: 2020 Democratic Candidates Split With Pelosi on Impeachment

Numerous Democrats running for president are turning impeachment of President Donald Trump into a campaign focal point, pressuring party leaders who are trying to throttle back expectations that Democratic House will act quickly. The 2020 contenders and congressional Democrats face a growing clamor from the party’s activist base for impeachment proceedings to commence in Washington. […]

Huawei Wants to Play Nice With Google and Microsoft, But Has Its ‘Last Resort’ Ready

Huawei is an electronics powerhouse that has relied on partnerships with Google and Microsoft to help boost its global business. But the Chinese company must now face the possibility of a future without its American partners. Microsoft removed Huawei laptops from its online store on Friday, marking the latest move against Huawei after it was […]

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 […]