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May 14 2019
Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have a small, negative impact on gross domestic product growth, according to economists, the Congressional Budget Office, the International Monetary Fund and the top White House economic adviser. That contradicts President Donald Trump’s repeated claim that the tariffs have boosted the GDP.
As the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service putFactCheck.org
Jun 03 2019
Last week, President Trump announced that “he will apply tariffs of 5% on all Mexican goods on June 10, and increase the rate in coming months to 25% if Mexico does not substantially halt illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexican border, which is at a decade high this year.” (Reuters)
The left is critical of the policy, arguing that tariffs can’t solve the immigration crisis, and thatThe Flip Side
Mar 16 2023
Tariffs raise prices.
That's something that shouldn't count as news, but sadly qualifies these days.
Five years after then-President Donald Trump declared a trade war with China and slapped new tariffs on steel and aluminum, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has found that those tariffs jacked up prices and reduced the availability of tariffed goods. In a reportReason
Feb 08 2024
Mexico supplied the United States with a higher volume of goods than China in 2023, according to annual data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) published on Wednesday. The U.S. imported about $427.2 billion worth of goods from China, whereas imports from Mexico reached around $475.6 billion, according to the data. Trade tensions between the U.S. and China persist as America continuesThe Florida Capital Star
Feb 04 2022
President Biden plans to maintain former President Trump's tariffs on solar cells and panels, but loosen some restrictions on importing supplies from Asia to help combat climate change, according to people familiar with the matter.
Driving the news: Biden will issue a proclamation on Friday morning to extend the so-called Section 201 tariffs, due to expire Sunday, for another four yearsAxios
Apr 02 2018
In an unsuccessful effort to win a Pennsylvania House seat by policies that were more about making noise than making progress, Donald Trump imposed import tariffs on steel and aluminum. The tariffs were imposed over strong warnings from several members of Trump’s cabinet, and Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser, walked out when Trump ignored that advice in favor of his own “very good brainDaily Kos
Feb 10 2024
New data released Wednesday by the Commerce Department showed that in 2023, Mexico was the leading source of goods imported to the US — ahead of China for the first time in over 20 years.
Mexico surpassing China as America's top trade partner signals a significant shift in global commerce dynamics. As tensions between the US and China persist, fueled by trade disputes and tariffs, thisBusiness Insider
Mar 27 2023
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to U.S. steel import tariffs imposed in 2018 under former President Donald Trump - a policy he touted as defending American national security - and largely maintained by President Joe Biden.
The justices turned away an appeal by a group of U.S.-based steel importers of a lower court's ruling rejecting their challenge to theInternational Business Times
Feb 05 2024
Many Americans have conflicting opinions on the main cause of the American Civil War, which can fuel misleading narratives on the issue.
These contrasting viewpoints can be sorted into two basic camps: those who believe a desire for strengthened states' rights caused the Civil War, and those who believe the war was started solely — or most centrally — in defense of slavery. One 2023AllSides Staff
Mar 08 2018
Last week President Trump announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum products, and the response couldn’t have been more negative — critics warned of trade wars, recession, global instability. But the blowback is overblown, and seems to constitute reflexive anti-Trump sentiment rather than careful economic reasoning.Economic Policy Institute