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American manufacturing is in danger of entering a mild recession this year

A measure of factory output unexpectedly fell at the start of the year, raising concerns that the sector could be headed for a downturn.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 17, 2019.

Stocks tumble after weak retail sales fan slowdown fears

Stocks fell Thursday after a measure of US consumer spending unexpectedly tumbled at the end of 2018, renewing expectations for slowing growth.
US President Donald Trump (R) and China's President Xi Jinping (L) along with members of their delegations, hold a dinner meeting at the end of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, on December 01, 2018. - US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had the future of their trade dispute -- and broader rivalry between the world's two top economies -- on the menu at a high-stakes dinner Saturday.

Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are reportedly ‘highly unlikely’ to meet before a critical trade war deadline

A meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping may not happen before a truce in the US-China trade war is set to end.

The US trade deficit tumbled to a 5-month low in November

The monthly US trade deficit narrowed for the first time in five months in November, including with China.
Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

The US and EU seem to be on completely different pages ahead of expected trade talks

As Brussels and Washington prepare for planned trade talks, expectations from the two sides appear to be miles apart.
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) told INSIDER that the new trade deal with Mexico and Canada, the USMCA, will face

A top Republican senator says Democratic ‘resistance’ means there’s no path forward for Trump’s new trade deal with Mexico and...

"So it’s not clear to me what the path forward is," Toomey said. "As I’ve warned the administration, there’s a lot of resistance from Democrats."

China is slowing and could drag the world economy down with it

The second-largest economy is slowing, and it could take global growth down with it.
Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, shows the Drive Pegasus robotaxi AI computer at his keynote address at CES

Nvidia plunges after warning conditions in China lead to ‘an extraordinary, unusually turbulent’ quarter

Nvidia shares plunged 14% in pre-market trading on Monday after lowering its guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019.
U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a working dinner after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Here’s what no trade deal could mean for the US and China

With just over a month before planned escalations in the US-China trade war, negotiations seem to be on thin ice. So, what if a deal isn't reached?

Trucking giant JB Hunt says American businesses are front-running the planned escalation in Trump’s trade war

As the US and China attempt to reach a trade deal ahead planned tariff-rate increases, trucking giant JB Hunt said customers are trying to rush shipments.