Trade Tensions Ease Slightly Ahead of Meeting

Trade tensions between the United States and China have eased slightly ahead of a highly anticipated early-October meeting between negotiators of the two nations. A goodwill offer by China to not implement tariffs on 14 U.S. import items was followed by an offer by President Trump to delay by two weeks in October tariff increases on imports from China. These gestures were widely viewed as a positive sign of possible progress at the upcoming meeting.

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