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Wall Street keeps embarrassing itself every time Trump talks about China

Stocks leap every time Trump claims to have a trade deal with China. The deal is never really there, and Wall Street just looks dumb.

China’s economy grew at slowest rate since the 1990s — and it could yet get worse

Monetary policy may likely loosen to help drive China's economy, but "it will take time for this to put a floor beneath economic growth."

Mysterious traders may have made $3.5 billion off stock bets timed to Trump’s trade-war comments, Vanity Fair finds

Vanity Fair reported on a series of trades that were oddly timed to trade war developments, suggesting that some traders made handsome profits.

The family of West Virginia’s billionaire governor maxed out a $125,000 taxpayer subsidy meant to help farmers hurt by Trump’s trade war

The family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice received the maximum of $125,000 in federal aid meant to help farmers hurt by the trade war with China.
A Union Pacific rail car is parked at a Burlington National Santa Fe (BNSF) train yard in Seattle, Washington, U.S., February 10, 2017.

The US’s largest railroad just had a terrible quarter and is cutting jobs because of Trump’s trade war

A sluggish economy and falling shipment volumes ate into Union Pacific's third quarter earnings, the railroad said Thursday.

China threatens retaliation after the US House passed a bill supporting Hong Kong protesters

If the bill passes, it will "damage Sino-US relations, and it will seriously damage the interests of the United States," China said.

Trump’s top trade advisor Peter Navarro’s books frequently cite a made-up scholar named ‘Ron Vara’ who appears to be his alter...

"Ron Vara" doesn't exist, and appears to be an alter ego for Navarro himself. After all, "Ron Vara" is simply the word "Navarro" rearranged.

Global stocks are dropping on trade war worries after China reportedly wants more talks before signing Trump’s deal

"Turns out the deal was fake news," Neil Wilson, chief markets analyst at Markets.com tweeted.

China’s surprise slump in exports shows Trump’s trade war damage — and Goldman Sachs says tariffs are coming despite a partial deal

Trump boasted of a partial trade deal with China, but Goldman says "it is more likely than not" that December tariffs kick in, perhaps with a delay.

Trump said he made the ‘biggest deal ever’ with China for farmers, but a written resolution to the trade war is still a long way off

Friday's pact represents a significant step, but a written deal hasn't been reached and could still fall apart.