• Trump reportedly asked aides to find a way to weaken the dollar. Experts say that would be currency manipulation, a practice the president hates

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump has asked aides to look into ways to weaken the dollar, according to Bloomberg .
    Experts said such a move would amount to currency manipulation and could undermine US credibility abroad.
    Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with the strength of the dollar as his administration pursues its signature "America First" agenda.
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    President Donald Trump has long hammered trade partners with accusations of intentionally devaluing their currencies, a practice that can make a country's exports cheaper. But as tariffs disputes weigh on...
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  • Most American veterans say the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were 'not worth fighting,' as the US flexes its military muscles at Iran

    Most American veterans say the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were 'not worth fighting,' as the US flexes its military muscles at Iran

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Strong majorities of American veterans and the general public say the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq weren't worth fighting, according to a new poll.
    A Pew Research Center survey found 64% of veterans said Iraq wasn't worth fighting, along with 58% who said the same about Afghanistan.
    Comparatively, 62% of US adults said Iraq wasn't worth it along with 59% who expressed the same view on Afghanistan.
    Nearly 19 years after the war in Afghanistan began, the US military is still present in the country, the conflict is ongoing, and American service members are still dying.
    The US military also...
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  • Trump accuses China of foot-dragging on farm purchases

    Trump accuses China of foot-dragging on farm purchases

    6 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is accusing China of "letting us down" by not promptly buying more U.S. farm products.
    "They have not been buying the agricultural products from our great Farmers that they said they would," the president said on Twitter. "Hopefully, they will start soon."
    After meeting with President Xi Jinping late last month, Trump said China had agreed to buy more U.S. agricultural products as part of a cease-fire in the two countries' trade war. The truce suspended U.S. plans to impose tariffs on an additional $300 billion in Chinese goods - action that would have...
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  • Trump says China is 'letting us down' by not buying American farm exports

    Trump says China is 'letting us down' by not buying American farm exports

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump took aim at China on Thursday, saying that it hadn't followed through with vows to increase purchases of American agricultural products.
    Trump said that China had agreed to buy an unspecified amount of American farm exports following his meeting with President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in late June.
    But China has not publicly acknowledged any such commitment.
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    President Donald Trump took aim at China on Thursday, saying that it hadn't followed through with vows to increase purchases of American agricultural products.
    "China...
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