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The U.S. is slapping tariffs on China-made aluminum, which could lead to a trade war. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

Why the US shouldn’t start a trade war with China

Some fear that recent actions against China taken by the Trump administration mean we're on the verge of a trade war. What would be the cost?
A worker at an auto parts plant in Orion Township, Michigan, lifts coiled steel into place. AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Why Trump’s threat to slap tariffs on foreign steel is a bad idea

The president has promised to put a stop to foreign companies 'dumping' steel on US markets. Former President Bush tried the same thing, and here's what happened.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, sitting at the president’s right, announced the China trade deal. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

Trump’s trade policy is unlikely to deliver big wins for US workers

The Trump administration's new deal with China, which won't benefit many workers, shows the pitfalls of pursuing bilateral agreements at the expense of multilateral ones like NAFTA.

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