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Trump Allows For Expanded Ethanol Sales As Chinese Tariffs Squeeze Farmers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday it would allow the year-round sale of higher ethanol gasoline. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the agency was fulfilling President Donald Trump’s promise to Midwestern agriculture states, which have been hit hard by retaliatory Chinese tariffs. EPA previously restricted the sale of “E15” gasoline — fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol — in ...

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China Halts Purchases Of American Soybeans

China has halted purchases of American soybeans as Washington and Beijing trade tensions continue to grow, according to a Bloomberg report Thursday morning. While China doesn’t have any plans to cancel previous purchases of American soybeans, there haven’t been orders for state-grain buyers to continue, people close to the situation told Bloomberg. The sources, who asked to remain anonymous, said ...

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China’s Latest Trade Threat Reignites Concerns Over US Mineral Dependency

The escalating U.S.-China trade dispute has brought American mineral dependency back into the spotlight. The U.S. is dependent on China for rare earth minerals used in hundreds of hi-tech products and military equipment. “China is letting the U.S. know that it has leverage,” said Dan McGroarty, head of the American Resources Policy Network. Reports of Chinese threats to escalate its ...

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A Third Of American Companies In China Will Cancel Or Delay Investments. Even More Are Considering Leaving: Survey

Roughly one-third of surveyed American companies in China will cancel or delay investments in the country due to the ongoing trade standoff with the U.S., according to a May report from the American Chambers of Commerce in China and Shanghai. Even more of those companies, roughly 40 percent, said they are considering moving their manufacturing facilities out of China to ...

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No More Kowtow – A.F. Branco Cartoon

Trump strikes back with big tariffs when China reneges on the original deal outline and talks ended. China has now retaliated with their own tariffs. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019. See more Branco toons HERE

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Trump’s USMCA Trade Agreement Just Cleared A Major Hurdle In Mexico

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The Mexican legislature’s lower chamber approved labor reforms Thursday called for by President Donald Trump in his attempt to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, The Wall Street Journal reports. The reforms passed the chamber in a 417-1 vote with widespread support from the Morena party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and many of Mexico’s main opposition parties. ...

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Mollie Hemingway Breaks Down The Pros And Cons Of Shutting Down The Southern Border

Senior Editor for The Federalist, Mollie Hemingway, tackled the pros and cons of President Donald Trump’s proposal to close the southern border on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday. “The idea behind shutting down the border, there would be two issues there. One, there are so many people flowing over the border — there are so many people flowing across the parts ...

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Trump Announces Trade Summit With Chinese President Xi

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday to confirm reports that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a summit at Mar-a-Lago following successful trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials. “I am pleased to report that the U.S. has made substantial progress in our trade talks with China on important structural issues including intellectual property protection, technology transfer, ...

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Trump Says US Is ‘A Lot Closer Than We Ever Were’ to China Trade Deal


President Donald Trump on Friday extolled the progress U.S. and Chinese negotiators have made as they work to reach a sweeping new trade agreement. In a Rose Garden speech that largely revolved around his emergency declaration, Trump also told reporters that trade talks with China have been going “extremely well” and that the U.S. is closer than ever before at ...

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White House: March 1 is ‘Hard Deadline’ as China-U.S. Trade Talks Continue

For the last two days, high-ranking officials from the United States and China have engaged in intense and productive negotiations over the economic relationship between our two countries and while progress has been made, President Trump made clear that March 1st is a hard deadline. “President Donald J. Trump has reiterated that the 90-day process agreed to in Buenos Aires ...

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Trump Optimistic Ahead of Tariff Talks With Chinese Leaders


President Donald Trump seemed optimistic ahead of an Oval Office meeting with Chinese officials for tariff negotiations ahead of a March 1 deadline in a flurry of tweets Thursday. “Meetings are going well with good intent and spirit on both sides,” he wrote on Twitter Thursday. “China does not want an increase in Tariffs and feels they will do much ...

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Trade War De-escalation: China’s Congress to Vote on Foreign Investment Law

China’s National Peoples Congress is set to vote in March on legislation which will ban forced technology transfers and “illegal” government interference in the actions of foreign companies. The legislation will likely be viewed positively by US officials who have slammed intellectual property theft by Beijing. The National Peoples Congress convenes March 5th and it is expected that to make ...

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Trump Just Secured Another Major Trade Victory

The European Commission approved U.S. soybeans to be used in the production of biofuels, a decision that will fulfill President Donald Trump’s demand that the European Union buy more of the product. “Today’s decision is new proof that the European Union is delivering on our commitments,” EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Tuesday. “[T]his means that as of today it ...

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Rep Duffy Introduces Massive Tariff Bill– Making Trade Competition ‘Fair’ |

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Steve Duffy is introducing a bill which he believes will help the economy by making tariffs reciprocal between countries that want to do business with the U.S. Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The legislation would make it so that other countries, such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and others would be forced to pay ...

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The Next Phase Of The US-China Trade Negotiations Begins

One tumultuous chapter of trade deliberations between the U.S. and China has ended, with both sides now hopeful that a far-reaching deal can be made before an imminent tariff deadline. Negotiations between U.S. and Chinese trade officials, which began Monday in the Commerce Ministry in Beijing, finally concluded on Wednesday as both sides sought to inch closer to an understanding ...

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