Assigned News Items

Note: I will list here, for most of the term, the major news items that have appeared that are relevant for the course. I will usually discuss these, if only briefly, on Mondays (or the following Wednesdays when Mondays are not available). You should be sure to be familiar with them from whatever news sources you are using. Where possible, I will provide links to the items online. I will include questions about some of them on exams.

Apr 2-8

  1. Trump pushes on immigration -- WSJ: 4/5 | Canvas | NYT: 4/3 | Canvas | WP: 4/4 | Canvas
  2. News from the front of the trade war -- Bloomberg: 4/3 | Canvas | NYT: 4/3 | Canvas | NYT: 4/5 | Canvas | Economist: 4/7 | Canvas
  3. Trump raises tariffs on Rwanda exports -- Economist: 4/7 | Canvas

Mar 26 - Apr 1

  1. China and US seek to defuse trade war -- WSJ: 3/26 | Canvas | FT: 3/26 | Canvas
  2. Details of amended US-Korea FTA -- WSJ: 3/26 | Canvas | NYT: 3/26 | Canvas | WP: 3/27 | Canvas
  3. Side effects of tariffs -- NYT: 3/27 |WSJ: 3/30 | Canvas | Canvas | Economist: 3/31 | Canvas

Mar 19-25

  1. Trump announces tariffs on China -- WSJ: 3/23 | Canvas | NYT: 3/22 | Canvas | FT: 3/22 | Canvas | WP: 3/23 | Canvas | Reuters: 3/22
  2. US announces countries to be exempt from metals tariffs -- WSJ: 3/23 | Canvas | NYT: 3/23 | Canvas
  3. FTA News -- FT: 3/21 | Canvas | NYT: 3/21 | Canvas | Economist: 3/15 | Canvas | WSJ: 3/22 | Canvas | WSJ: 3/23 | Canvas

Mar 12-18

  1. Trump says US has trade deficit with Canada -- | NYT: 3/15 | Canvas | FT: 3/15 | Canvas | WP: 3/15 | Canvas
  2. Trade War? Retaliation and counter-retaliation to Trump's tariffs -- WSJ: 3/12 | Canvas | NYT: 3/14 | Canvas | FT: 3/12 | Canvas
  3. Trump administration blocks acquisition of US Qualcomm by Singapore's Broadcom -- WSJ: 3/13 | Canvas | NYT: 3/13 | Canvas | FT: ? | Canvas | WP: 3/13 | Canvas

Mar 5-11

  1. Trump signs order for steel and aluminum tariffs -- WSJ: 3/9 | Canvas | NYT: 3/8 | Canvas | FT: 3/8 | Canvas | WP: 3/8 | Canvas | Economist: 3/8 | Canvas
  2. Trans-Pacific Partnership is signed by 11 countries, without the US -- WSJ: 3/8 | Canvas | NYT: 3/8 | Canvas
  3. Hong Kong dollar is under speculative pressure -- WSJ: 3/9 | Canvas

Feb 21 - Mar 4

  1. Trump says he'll put tariffs on steel and aluminum -- WSJ: 3/1 | Canvas | NYT: 3/1 | Canvas | FT: 3/2 | Canvas | WP: 3/1 | Canvas | Economist: 2/22 | Canvas
  2. Trump's tariff announcement prompts criticism and economic effects -- WSJ: 3/3 | Canvas | WSJ: 3/2 | Canvas | FT: 3/4 | Canvas | CNN: 3/3
  3. Trump tariffs expected to prompt retaliation and thus a trade war -- WSJ: 3/1 | Canvas | NYT: 3/2 | Canvas | FT: 3/2 | Canvas | WP: 3/2 | Canvas

Feb 12-20

  1. Trump announces plans for a "reciprocal tax" -- WSJ: 2/12 | Canvas | NYT: 2/13 | Canvas
  2. Investigations recommend US tariffs on steel and aluminum -- WSJ: 2/16 | Canvas | NYT: 2/16 | Canvas | FT: 2/16 | Canvas
  3. Tax law undermines companies that engaged in "tax inversion" -- WSJ: 2/12 | Canvas

Feb 5-11

  1. China initiates investigation of US sorghum exports -- NYT: 2/5 | Canvas
  2. US trade deficit grew in 2017 -- WSJ: 2/6 | Canvas NYT: 2/6 | Canvas | FT: 2/6 | Canvas
  3. EU proposes expansion to include more Balkan countries -- WSJ: 2/6 | Canvas

Jan 29 - Feb 4

  1. NAFTA renegotiation making progress but slow -- WSJ: 1/30 | Canvas | NYT: ? | Canvas/a> | FT: 1/29 | Canvas
  2. ECB may fight US currency depreciation -- FT: 2/1 | Canvas
  3. China warns that it will retaliate against US tariffs -- NYT: 1/31 | Canvas

Jan 22-28

  1. Trump puts tariffs on solar panels and washing machines -- WSJ: 1/22 | Canvas | NYT: 1/22 | Canvas | FT: 1/23 | Canvas | WP: 1/23 | Canvas | Economist: 1/25 | Canvas
  2. Mnuchin talks down dollar; others object -- WSJ: 1/24 | Canvas | NYT: 1/24 | Canvas | FT: 1/24 | Canvas WSJ: 1/26 | Canvas
  3. Trump speaks at Davos -- Politico (full text): 1/26 | Canvas WSJ: 1/26 | Canvas | NYT: 1/26 | Canvas
  4. USITC stops tariffs on Bombardier jets -- WSJ: 1/26 | Canvas | NYT: 1/26 | Canvas | FT: 1/26 | Canvas

Jan 15-21

  1. US and China prepare for trade disputes -- WSJ: 1/17 | Canvas
  2. US dollar has been falling in value in spite of economic boom -- WSJ: 1/15 | Canvas
  3. US report says it was a mistake to let China enter WTO -- FT: 1/19 | Canvas

Jan 8-14

  1. Trump to attend Davos -- WSJ: 1/9 | Canvas | FT: 1/9 | Canvas
  2. China denies plan to reduce its holdings of US treasury securities -- WSJ: 1/11 | Canvas | FT: 1/11 | Canvas
  3. Trade surpluses and deficits -- WSJ: 1/12 | Canvas | FT: 1/9 | Canvas | FT: 1/9 | Canvas