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Markets Dive After 'Tariff Man' Threat by Trump

Dec 05, 2018 - The New York Times

The trade war is back on -- at least as far as investors are concerned.

Stocks sank on Tuesday, as President Trump threatened China with further tariffs, just days after the two countries agreed to a cease-fire in their escalating economic conflict. Referring to himself as a ''Tariff Man,'' Mr. Trump, in a series of tweets, deepened the murkiness surrounding the trade agreement, while members of his economic team talked down the prospects of a broad deal.

The fear is that a lastin...