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Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

Jun. 22, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products. Now, the world is punching back. The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American products,...

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

Jun. 21, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products. Now, the world is punching back. The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American products,...

Authorities say 1 man killed in Oklahoma crop duster crash

Jun. 19, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

ENID, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Texas man was killed when the small airplane he was piloting crashed in northwestern Oklahoma. The agency says in a news release that 52-year-old Rodney Sherry of Olton, Texas, died in the crash just after 7 a.m. Tuesday. It says Sherry was the only...

Trump's tariffs: What they are and how China is responding

Jun. 15, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump just imposed tariffs on hundreds of Chinese products — from X-ray tubes to incinerators. And Beijing is striking back by targeting U.S. soybeans, beef, seafood and other products. The punch-and-counterpunch announced Friday in Washington and Beijing moved the...

A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

Jun. 15, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought the world's two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect July 6. Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate with penalties of the same scale on...

Farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt's ethanol policies

Jun. 15, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Deep in the heart of Trump country, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas. Their unhappiness is being broadcast on billboards, at...

Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

Jun. 14, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Trump has long vowed to...

Farmer, ethanol producers rally during EPA chief's visit

Jun. 14, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Farmers and ethanol producers gave Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt a rough reception in South Dakota, accusing him of undermining the industry that's a key part of the state's economy. About 200 people rallied in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, urging Pruitt to...

AP PHOTOS: North Korea farmers focus on fields, not summit

Jun. 13, 2018 9:17 PM EDT

SARIWON, North Korea (AP) — Away from the political developments that have rocketed their country into international headlines, North Korean farmers are preparing for summer with hopes the relatively good growing conditions they have had so far this year will hold until the fall harvest. "The situation...

Letter: Tennessee farmers urge House reps to oppose tariffs

Jun. 12, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dozens of Tennessee farmers have urged the state's U.S. House delegation to oppose President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, saying they worry the fallout will cripple the rural state's agriculture. In their open letter Monday, 42 farmers wrote that the tariffs would...