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The trade deficit is now the widest on record too.
Governments may not be able to make an economy, but they've proven they can break it.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai stresses the need for American competitiveness at the same time that the White House is pushing huge tax increases on U.S. businesses. And that's just the start.
A new study shows that former President Donald Trump's tariffs did little to push American companies out of China.
The two are idolizing the wrong models.
The same institution that's unable to run the Postal Service or Amtrak orchestrated our invasion and withdrawal of Afghanistan.
Solar Panel Manufacturer That Hasn't Produced Solar Panels Since 2017 Seeks Extension of Solar Panel Tariffs
What good is protectionism that isn't protecting anything?
"The Cuban people are not asking for military intervention."
More Than 53,000 American Companies Sought Exemptions From Trump's China Tariffs. Almost All Were Denied.
New GAO report says the process for determining which companies could avoid paying those tariffs was rife with "inconsistencies" and poorly documented decision-making.
Taxing Americans to punish other countries for having lax environmental rules would be a logistical and bureaucratic nightmare. Democrats are trying to do it anyway.
President Joe Biden says America "stands firmly" with the people of Cuba who oppose the country's oppressive regime. But he can do more than offer words of support.
You Can Now Read the Secret Trump Administration Report That Claimed Your Toyota Is a National Security Threat
The never-released Trump administration report is a reminder that "national security" is usually a bogus reason to impose tariffs
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Shows That Republicans Love Big Government Just as Much as Democrats
We don't have a gridlock problem. We have a spending problem.
Trade news worth celebrating with a fine French wine.
Lockdowns, tariffs, and other market interventions made wood an expensive commodity.
The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act is a lobbyist-crafted proposal that funnels emergency spending to politically connected special interests.
The Commerce Department is planning to hike tariffs on Canadian lumber from about 9 percent to more than 18 percent.
Industrial policy is the wrong answer to a problem that mostly doesn't exist.
American consumers are bearing nearly 93 percent of the costs of the tariffs applied to Chinese goods, according to Moody's Investors Service.
Monday's announcement of a truce in the conflict is good. Peace would be better. Biden should drop Trump's steel tariffs.
Trump imposed huge tariffs on imported steel and Biden is keeping them in place even as American businesses beg for relief.
The president says fighting climate change is one of his primary goals. His legislation would do no such thing.
Disruptions to trade are bad for the world, whether you can see them or not.
Even supporters of Donald Trump think foreign trade and free markets are good for America.
Congress should rue the day it hopped on the kangaroo-meat ban.
The president's approach to immigration, trade, and industry may sound familiar.
"Vaccine nationalism" is going to make the pandemic last longer than it otherwise would.
The announcement signals a possible deescalation in the transatlantic trade war and raises hopes for a U.S.-U.K. trade agreement.
Trump's trade policies caused "a lot of disruption and consternation," Tai said at one point during Thursday's hearing. "I want to accomplish similar goals in a more effective process."
Biden's new trade representative should outline a plan to remove the economically nonsensical and politically pointless tariffs on European steel and aluminum in order to deescalate this costly conflict.
Further evidence that tariffs simply don't make sense as trade policy. President Joe Biden should take note.
In comments to The New York Times Magazine published this week, the new treasury secretary says free trade has been "so negative" for "a large share of the population." That's just wrong.
Reimplementing 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imported from the United Arab Emirates for vacuous national security reasons only entrenches executive authority over trade.
Biden should repeal Trump's food taxes immediately.
Biden Administration Affirms Support for Protectionist Jones Act, Throwing Hawaiians, Puerto Ricans to the Sharks
Pandering to maritime unions means higher costs and harsher lives for coastal minority populations.