Trump may be first president since Carter to seek reelection in recession

Beyond his legal problems, Donald Trump suddenly faces rising odds of becoming the first president to seek re-election during economic recession since Jimmy Carter. Until now, Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation has loomed as a… Read More

Huawei Executive’s Arrest Intensifies Trade War Fears

At dinner with China’s president, Xi Jinping, on Saturday night in Buenos Aires, President Trump celebrated their “special” relationship and all but predicted they would emerge with a truce in the trade war between the… Read More

Trump’s China Truce Calms Markets, but He Chooses a Hard-Liner to Lead Talks

WASHINGTON — President Trump cast his trade accord with President Xi Jinping of China as a huge victory for American farmers, automakers and other key political constituencies — statements that helped send volatile financial markets… Read More

Trump Takes on General Motors (And Guess Who Wins?)

by Robert Reich Donald Trump’s “America first” economic nationalism is finally crashing into the reality of America’s shareholder-first global capitalism. Last week, General Motors announced it would cut about 14,000 jobs, most of them in… Read More