Congress was once the seat of all power on U.S. trade policy.
President Trump has unilaterally raised tariffs and sparked trade wars, all without consulting Congress. A century ago, the roles were reversed.
Farmer Michael Petefish walks through one of his soybean fields in southern Minnesota.
AP Photo/Jim Mone
The Trump administration's promise of $12 billion in aid to offset losses from retaliatory tariffs will not make up for the long-term consequences of a prolonged trade war.
Vladimir Putin, autographing a natural gas pipeline in Vladivostok.
AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin
Even if Asia buys most of the natural gas the U.S. will be exporting soon, America's growing role in that market could wind up reducing Russia's political influence in Europe.
New steel tariffs could hit the Tenaris seamless pipe mill in Bay City, Texas, hard.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
So far, he has not given any hints that his team is hatching a parallel set of economic policies that will benefit all Americans, let alone the world economy.
A furnace at Dalian Special Steel Co. Ltd. in China’s Liaoning province.
This speed read explores why it’s hard to stop manufacturers in specific countries from dodging trade barriers by pretending that their goods come from somewhere else.
The White House frets about how the U.S. imports more stuff than it exports.
AP Photo/Ben Margot
The administration embraces mercantilism, an ideology with few adherents.
Economic history suggests Trump’s ‘America First’ trade policies will put the U.S. last.
The president's tariffs on steel and China mirror the misguided trade policies that helped precipitate the Great Depression.
Most of the growing number of jobs in the solar industry have more to do with maintaining and installing panels than manufacturing them.
The Trump administration can boost domestic solar panel manufacturing without slapping duties on all imports.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un called Trump a ‘dotard.’
KCNA via Reuters
The latest salvo of insults and threats between President Trump and North Korea's Kim brought the region a little bit closer to war. China, North Korea's closest trading partner, may be the only way out.
The imposition of steep duties on imported solar panel components could jeopardize thousands of jobs in the industry.
A trade spat could jack up the cost of going solar, killing jobs and obstructing efforts to do something about climate change.
The news of an exchange of threats between the U.S. and North Korea is reported in Tokyo on Aug. 9, 2017.
AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
The most viable nonmilitary solution to the standoff with North Korea is to get China to apply pressure. But that's not so easy.
Eliminating trade barriers on green technologies could help countries to shift away from fossil fuels.
Climate change will have a big impact on the global economy, for better or worse. We explore four issues that bring climate and trade negotiations head to head.
Gains, but there may be pains.
Investors have given Donald Trump the thumbs up, so far, but trader sentiment can't be guaranteed.
Trump prefers his trade negotiations to be tête-à-tête.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
Trade under Trump will mean more bilateral agreements, hard bargaining and ultimatums, a sharp departure from Obama's multilateral, win-win approach.
Intelligent trade policies needed to counter uneven distribution of water resources.
Intelligent trade policies can help limit the threats, including food security, that come with an uneven distribution of water resources across the globe.