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Government watchdog warns that Trump administration’s tariff exclusion process appears tainted by ‘improper influence’

The Department of Commerce has come under repeated fire for an opaque tariff exemption process that some say favors larger companies.
President Donald Trump

Trump’s trade war with China is intensifying — here’s what tariffs are, and how they could affect you

President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on another $16 billon worth of Chinese goods on Thursday, prompting China to retaliate in kind. The move is an escalation of the trade war and could have serious effects for US businesses and consumers.

Turkey’s currency takes 17% dive to fresh all-time low after Trump tweets new tariff rate

Turkey's currency plunged to fresh all-time lows against the dollar Friday after President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he would double tariffs on aluminum to 20% and on steel to 50%.
Sen. Bob Corker

Top GOP senators are organizing a plan to take control of Trump’s tariffs, and it might actually work

A group of senators are crafting a plan that would claw back some of President Donald Trump's authority to enact sweeping tariffs and other trade policies that many Republicans and other free trade supporters believe would result in lasting damage to the US economy.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hit back at the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports during an interview with NBC that aired Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Trudeau lashes out at Trump’s ‘frankly insulting’ steel and aluminum tariffs; Trump administration accuses him of ‘overreactin...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hit back at the recent tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump against Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. Meanwhile, a top Trump adviser said Trudeau was "overreacting."

Trump’s all-out trade war is rattling Washington — even his strongest allies

President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the European Union for steel and aluminum has reignited tremendous frustration from his Republican allies on Capitol Hill and elsewhere, breaking from longtime free-trade orthodoxy on the right.

Apple just invested $10 million to make aluminum with a ‘completely new process’

Apple's been working on the process since 2015, when three of its engineers went in search of a cleaner, better way of mass producing aluminum. Now, it's joining Alcoa and Rio Tinto in a new joint venture called Elysis.

Aluminum spikes as tariff uncertainties loom

Prices of aluminum surged more than 3% on Thursday as members of the Trump administration headed into trade talks with Chinese trade officials.
President Donald Trump

Trump is staring down a deadline that could spark a trade war — and no one’s sure what is going to happen

President Donald Trump has until midnight to extend steel and aluminum tariff exemptions for a slew of US allies, but administration officials say that the president has not yet decided which countries will get extensions.
An employee works on Ford Mondeo vehicles on the production line during assembly at Ford plant in Almussafes on February 5, 2015 in Valencia, Spain.

Ford says it’s already seeing a big impact from Trump’s tariffs

Other areas were able to make up slack for an unplanned $480 million hit thanks to Presiden't Trump's new tariffs on imported steel and aluminium.