President Trump has repeatedly criticized the European Union for what he insists are its unfair trading practices.
Qualcomm’s chief executive, Steve Mollenkopf, needs Beijing’s regulatory approval to buy another chip maker, NXP. But a prolonged deal review by China is widely seen as retaliation for U.S. tariffs.
The automaker became the No. 1 exporter of American-made cars, transforming Spartanburg. Now it is weighing the impact of an escalation of the trade fight.
The Trump administration cited national security concerns in announcing that it was starting an investigation into imported uranium ore, a key ingredient in America’s nuclear arsenal.
Sometimes working with unlikely partners, they have undertaken a flurry of efforts to preserve a rules-based order on trade and security that the United States once championed.