Looking ahead for the Los Angeles Kings: Time to trade Jonathan Quick?

The NHL seemed to lap the Kings in 2018-19, and it’s time for tough decisions on veterans this summer. Plus, a look at the team’s top prospects.
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Grading the OBJ trade: Sorry, Giants fans — this is inexplicable

The superstar receiver is headed to Cleveland, leaving behind a total rebuild in New York. Bill Barnwell dissects both sides of the deal.
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Barnwell’s NFL free-agency and trade grades: Tracking every big move

Devin Funchess got how much? Signings are already happening as the legal tampering period begins. Bill Barnwell evaluates the biggest deals.
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Raiders land Antonio Brown in mega trade

Days after a trade to Buffalo fell through, Brown announced the Steelers have completed a deal to send him to Oakland.

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Barnwell grades the Antonio Brown trade: Why Oakland fleeced Pittsburgh

The former Steelers wide receiver is headed to the Raiders, and the ramifications are massive. Bill Barnwell sorts the details.
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Trump’s Effort to Narrow the Trade Gap Has Flopped So Far

On Wednesday, the Census Bureau will likely report the U.S. last year registered the largest trade deficit in its history. How that happened is a lesson in the economics of imbalances.
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U.S. Push on Food Trade Pressures EU

U.S. and European trade negotiators, under growing domestic pressure over agriculture, are set to meet again this week as clashing demands threaten to rekindle a tit-for-tat economic war.
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Sources: Teams told AB trade likely by Friday

Teams that have talked to the Steelers about acquiring Antonio Brown have been told by Pittsburgh that a deal is expected to be in place by Friday, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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2019 trade deadline grades for all 31 NHL teams

Sharks, Rangers and Jets, move to the head of the class. Oilers? You’ve got detention. We grade every team’s moves (and non-moves).
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Trade deadline central: Rankings, grades, news and more

Get up to speed ahead of the Feb. 25 deadline, with news, trade target rankings, team needs, grades and more.
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Six trades we’d like to see before the NHL trade deadline

Kevin Hayes to the Jets? Mark Stone to the Predators? These trades might not happen — but they should.
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The biggest trade deadline questions answered

Where will Artemi Panarin land? How many first-round picks will be traded? Which team will “win” the deadline? Our panel checks in.
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New York Trade Shows Set Uncertain Tone for Season

The rollicking situation with the U.S. government and the subsequent economic uncertainties are giving specialty stores some angst about their prospects in 2019.
With that as the backdrop, retailers were cautious as they shopped the trade shows in New York City last month. They scoured the aisles of Project, Liberty Fairs and Man searching for those special items that would draw customers into their stores. And luckily, they were able to find some things that fit the bill — updated knitwear, outerwear and accessories in particular — from some off-the-radar vendors with a creative bent.
“The fourth quarter overall was good, but the last two weeks of the year with the government shutdown and the market tanking took some steam out of our results,” said Ken Giddon, president of Rothmans.
Although he remains positive, Giddon said he’s expecting a “fight” to hit last year’s numbers, especially as traditional tailored clothing sales continue to drop. “There are a lot fewer suits being bought so we have to find dollars to make up for that,” he said.
And so Giddon, who admits that he loves “the hunt” at trade shows, pored through the hundreds of brands on display to find those replacement dollars. The good news,

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Oilers trade Spooner to Canucks for Gagner

Ryan Spooner, who has played for the Rangers and Oilers this season, will now suit up for the Canucks, who acquired him in a trade with Edmonton for Sam Gagner.
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The Lakers’ best Anthony Davis trade chips might not be Lakers yet

If the Lakers want to stay in the Anthony Davis sweepstakes this summer, they might need to get creative.
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Lowe: Who’s on notice after this NBA trade deadline

Zach Lowe breaks down the teams and players on notice after a whirlwind trade deadline.
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NBA trade deadline: Latest intel and what to watch

Get the latest rumblings on what should be a wild day, plus analysis from our experts here.
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Lowe: How Tatum, Kyrie and Boston will shape AD trade talks

Should the Pelicans wait on a trade? What happens with the Celtics will have huge influence here.
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Sources: Blazers agree to trade for Rodney Hood

The Portland Trail Blazers agreed to a trade to acquire Cleveland Cavaliers forward Rodney Hood. The Blazers will send the Cavaliers two future second-round picks along with the expiring contracts of guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin IV, sources said.
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Lowe: Latest trade talk and what teams might be doing at the deadline

Who are the players and teams to watch as the trade deadline nears? Zach Lowe bounces around the league.
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Kyrie Irving is the middle of trade deadline madness

Kyrie Irving’s future in Boston is now in doubt, and it’s having a huge impact on the trade deadline.
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Barnwell’s trade grades: The NFL’s 30 most impactful of last year

A lot can change in 365 days. Just ask the Chiefs and Raiders, who dealt Alex Smith and Khalil Mack. These are the trades that shaped 2018.
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Who is the biggest player in the Anthony Davis trade drama?

The Pelicans’ franchise faces a pivotal moment in the wake of its star forward’s trade request.
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Trade Grades: Leafs, Kings both earn high marks for Muzzin deal

Toronto landed a first-pairing defenseman in Jake Muzzin, but it cost the Maple Leafs two prospects and a first-rounder. We grade both GMs on the swap.
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U.S.-China Trade Fight Risks Fragmenting Global Market, Says Beijing Ambassador

The trade fight between the U.S. and China risks fragmenting the integrating global market, China’s ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai said in an interview. He was speaking ahead of the summit meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires later this week.
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NHL trade deadline preview: What to watch for all 31 teams

The NHL trade season is underway. Get caught up on the assets, restrictions and potential moves for every team ahead of the Feb. 25 deadline.
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Trade Secrets of Holiday Home Swaps

If you’re willing to trade homes with travelers from France, Japan, even coastal California, you now have your pick from a wider, swankier array of options thanks to the house-sharing boom. Plus: A Scaredy-Cat Guide to House Swapping.
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Lowe: An Anthony Davis trade would totally change the NBA

An AD move to L.A. or elsewhere could be the most important NBA trade in decades. Zach Lowe lays out how things look now.
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The Trevor Ariza trade that never really happened

Brooks was here. Then he wasn’t. How a three-team deal involving Trevor Ariza and two like-named players fell through in a very public way.
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Why this offseason has turned into a trade fest

While we all wait for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado to sign massive free-agent deals, teams have started the action early with blockbuster trades.

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Trade Grades: Blackhawks earn A- in landing Strome, Perlini

The Blackhawks swapped one first-rounder for two from the Coyotes. Which team came out ahead?
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Trade demands: What Butler and Kawhi are showing the NBA

Why would an NBA superstar give up $ 70 million to switch teams? And how will Jimmy Butler help the Sixers?
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Sabres trade D Fedun to Stars for draft pick

The Stars have acquired defenseman Taylor Fedun from the Sabres, who received a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft.
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Butler beware: Both teams could lose in trade

The last time Jimmy Butler was traded, it didn't seem to work out for either side. The next team that tries to deal for him may want to pay attention to history.

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NFL trade deadline winners, losers

The Rams were buyers Tuesday while the Packers were selling. We sort out who nailed it and who blew it ahead of the trade deadline.
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Sources: Giants trade DT Harrison to Lions

The Giants are trading defensive tackle Damon Harrison to the Lions for a fifth-round draft pick, sources told ESPN.
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Fantasy fallout: Keep calm, add Kerryon (and other trade targets)

As Week 6 continues, it’s a good time to consider injecting your fantasy team with a boost of productivity. NFL Nation has you covered on suggestions.
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Barnwell: 11 midseason NFL trade ideas, and why they make sense

Le’Veon Bell, LeSean McCoy, DeVante Parker, Golden Tate and more. Let’s make some deals, making sure both teams are satisfied.
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Sources: Heat pushing Wolves for Butler trade

After two weeks of discussions, the Heat are pushing the Timberwolves to accept a revised offer for Jimmy Butler, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. No deal was imminent late Wednesday for the All-Star, who has requested a trade.
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Barnwell: How a team could trade its young QB starter and thrive

What if NFL teams could have a cheap quarterback forever? It’s not so crazy. And the Rams with Jared Goff might be the perfect guinea pig.
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For Apple, U.S.-China Trade Fight Grows Riskier

The U.S.-China trade fight is becoming more perilous for Apple as the Trump administration’s tariffs threaten some of its gadget sales and as China weighs retaliatory measures.
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For Apple, U.S.-China Trade Fight Grows Riskier

The U.S.-China trade fight is becoming more perilous for Apple as the Trump administration’s tariffs threaten some of its gadget sales and as China weighs retaliatory measures.
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Trade Grades: Sharks earn A- for Erik Karlsson heist

An all-world defenseman changes teams, with a somewhat underwhelming package heading the other way. We grade both GMs.
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Evaluating fantasy impact of the Eric Karlsson trade

Erik Karlsson joins a loaded Sharks team. So what does it mean in fantasy? Sean Allen looks at the fallout.
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Trade Grades: Canadiens earn B+ for Max Pacioretty deal

The Habs dealt their captain to the desert in a deal that will have long-term implications for both clubs. Who came out ahead?
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The Art of the Trade Deal: Chinese Paintings and Antiquities Caught in U.S.-China Fight

Chinese antiquities and art have become ensnared in the brewing trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies, rattling dealers, collectors and curators in the specialized art market.
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Sources: Bears agree to trade for Raiders’ Mack

After engaging in active trade talks over the past 48 hours, the Raiders have an agreement in place with the Bears to trade Khalil Mack to Chicago, sources told ESPN.
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Sources: Rockets trade away Anderson to Suns

The Rockets are sending Ryan Anderson and De’Anthony Melton to the Suns in exchange for Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Canada’s Auto Capital Caught in Crossfire of Trade Dispute

In Windsor, Ontario, angst is rising that the border town’s ties to the U.S. auto industry, already strained by steel tariffs, could soon be ruptured by President Trump’s threatened tariffs on Canadian-made cars.
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The Gretzky Trade quiz: 30-year anniversary edition

How well do you know ‘The Trade?’ Test your knowledge with 10 questions on Wayne Gretzky, the Kings, the Oilers and the aftermath.
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John Miner: How the Gretzky trade ‘was my claim to fame’

One of the seven players dealt in the move that shocked the sports world, Miner reflects on how ‘The Trade’ impacted the rest of his career.
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Winners and losers at the MLB trade deadline

The Pirates had a big day, and the Red Sox might have regrets, but how did the Nationals and Dodgers wind up on both sides of the ledger?
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Apple Vulnerable in U.S.-China Trade Showdown

China has been integral to Apple’s remarkable success. But the iPhone is a Chinese export—one that could be subject to tariffs in an escalating trade dispute with the U.S.
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Contemporary Artist Pops Up at Fashion Trade Show

BOOZY STATE OF MIND: American painter Laurance Rassin — best known in the art world as an international star whose impressionistic works bring to mind Picasso and Matisse — has a pops gig in addition to his art work and fashion designs.
The artist has reinvented the ice pop via Fruta Pop, which takes out the high fructose corn syrup and adds in fresh fruits and vegetables, while its “poptails” add a small amount — less than 5 percent — of alcohol infusion. Rassin is a cofounder of the company. Flavors available on the company’s site for the 3 oz. pop include nonalcoholic fruit and juice pops, cold-brew coffee pops and the boozy poptails in flavors of Coconut Rosé, Sparkling Prosecco Mango Mimosa, Moscow Mule and Brosé Rosé. The pops can be ordered for delivery anywhere in the world.
On Sunday and Monday, Rassin was holding court at the contemporary fashion trade show Fame at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan with the Fame logo emblazoned on two pop flavors, Watermelon Margarita and Pina Colada. It’s the latest event-branding campaign for the pops. Past campaign clients have included Banana Republic, Two-Faced, Andaz hotel, Warner Bros., Orla Kiely, Project X, French Connection, Bloomingdale’s

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Lowe: What the Kawhi trade means for Raptors, Spurs and NBA

How will Toronto and San Antonio move on? Zach Lowe breaks down the trade and its major implications on all sides.
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Reports: Orioles very close to Machado trade

The Baltimore Orioles are very close to trading Manny Machado, according to multiple reports, and are expected to complete a deal involving the All-Star shortstop at some point this week.
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US jitters at China’s tech push underlies trade war

Shenzhen is the poster boy for China’s economic progress.
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Best trade fits for Pacioretty, Panarin, Skinner and more

Free agency is largely over, but these 10 players could still be on the move via trade this summer.
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Manny Machado trade market: Eight teams talking to Orioles, but these two are the front-runners

Given that the Orioles are terrible and that pending free agent Manny Machado is the opposite of terrible, it seems highly likely that the star infielder will be moved in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline.  Machado in his age-25 season is batting .311/.378/.565 (160 OPS+) with 21 home runs in 83 games. That's on pace to be easily a career year for Machado, and he's also proved himself capable of returning to the shortstop position in 2018. He's going to get paid this coming offseason, and he may wind up fetching a bigger contract than Bryce Harper does.  In the here and now, though, Machado is very likely on his way to a contender. Here's what CBS Sports HQ MLB analyst Jim Bowden says

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From Movie Makers to Auto Makers, Companies Reckon With Trade War

The U.S. and Chinese tariffs that kicked in on Friday raised costs for companies on both sides of the Pacific, but it was the specter of additional levies ahead that was more worrisome for many in business.
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What’s different about Kawhi trade talks now

Our experts discuss L.A.’s new complications in a Kawhi Leonard trade and what other options San Antonio could consider.
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Reports: Spurs want Celtics all-in for Kawhi Leonard trade talks, Boston slow playing it

The Spurs have come to grips with the fact they are going to have to trade Kawhi Leonard. Who the Spurs want to get deeply involved with is the Boston Celtics. Boston has the combination of good young players (Jaylen Brown, for example) and picks (Boston could have four first rounders in 2019) that interests the Spurs more than Brandon Ingram an anything the Lakers can push into the pot.

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Expiring contracts to watch in NBA trade talks

Which players on expiring deals could be on the move? We look at the potential sellers and trade pieces.
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Biggest NBA free-agency and trade decisions for all 30 teams

Which decisions on key players, trades and new contracts will be priorities for every franchise?
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Tech Industry Asks What’s Next as Trade Dispute Intensifies

American companies are bracing for new, tougher White House rules on exports that could cover broad swaths of technology, raising the stakes in an already heated U.S. trade battle with China.
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Our top trade offers for Earl Thomas: Cowboys, Pats, Chargers

We crafted deals — trade and extension — for the disgruntled safety, then picked the one the Seahawks and Thomas should take.
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What can the Celtics trade for Kawhi Leonard?

The Celtics have three highly paid All-Stars, cheap young talent and valuable draft picks. So what should they trade for Kawhi?
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Trade Grades: Coyotes slight winners in Domi-Galchenyuk swap

It’s a double change of scenery with two young first-rounders switching homes. Who won the trade?
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Barnwell: Pay or trade OBJ? Answering a Giant question

Odell Beckham Jr. wants a huge contract. The Giants have cap concerns, plus a new GM with little patience for egos. So, now what?
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Woj: How close Kawhi and the Spurs are to the super max … or a trade

Kawhi Leonard and Gregg Popovich will soon sit down to talk. What comes of that will have huge ramifications for the Spurs — and the entire NBA.
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What the Rockets have to trade to get LeBron

What would have to happen for LeBron to join James Harden and CP3? Kevin Pelton looks how Houston might build a juggernaut.
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U.S.-China Film Talks Now Hostage to Trade War (Report)

The ongoing film industry discussions between the U.S. and China may now have become hostage to the wider and more fractious trade negotiations between the world’s two largest economies. Until recently the film talks had been proceeding largely independently. The Reuters news agency reported on Sunday that the film talks, spanning such issues as China’s import […]

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China Draws Up Shopping List of American Goods to Avoid Trade War

China likely will offer to import more U.S. goods during negotiations in Washington next week as the two sides see one of the best ways to avert an all-out trade war is for Beijing to buy American.
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U.S.-China Trade War is Bad News for Google’s Expansion

The barring of Chinese smartphone maker ZTE by the U.S. government from working with American companies is an unforeseen challenge for Google in a bid to get its mobile software in the hands of wider swaths of users.
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U.S.-China Trade War is Bad News for Google’s Expansion

The barring of Chinese smartphone maker ZTE by the U.S. government from working with American companies is an unforeseen challenge for Google in a bid to get its mobile software in the hands of wider swaths of users.
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Japan’s Surging Car Exports Raise Risk of U.S. Trade Fight

There’s a big reason why Japan doesn’t want to talk about a trade deal with Donald Trump: Its auto exports are booming.
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U.S. Tech Caught in Crossfire of China Trade Fight

One of China’s most successful global companies has been punished by the U.S. government. That means trouble for its suppliers too.
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Trump Talks TPP, but Trade Partners Say, Not So Fast

President Donald Trump is talking again about getting the U.S. into a Pacific Rim trade agreement. But any serious effort to do so would be fraught with difficulty, not least because Mr. Trump is demanding a “substantially better” deal than Washington got two years ago.
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China Delays Deal Reviews as U.S. Trade Frictions Build

Amid escalating trade tensions, China is holding up deal reviews that could clear the way for U.S. companies Qualcomm and Bain Capital to make multi-billion dollar acquisitions of semiconductor companies, people familiar with the matter say.
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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Sees ‘Potential’ of Trade War

The U.S. is willing to negotiate with China to avoid an all-out trade war, but President Donald Trump is determined to safeguard U.S. interests, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
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2nd-Grader Expertly Schools Donald Trump On How Trade Deficits Work

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Apple’s Cook to Trump: Embrace Open Trade

Apple CEO Tim Cook called on President Donald Trump to support free-trade policies as planned tariffs raise tensions between the U.S. and China.
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Trade Associations to Petition Trump Administration to Halt China-Tariff Plans

Forty-five groups representing a wide swath of the U.S. economy are asking the president to work with other nations to press Beijing to end restrictions on foreign firms instead of imposing tariffs on China.
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Barnwell’s NFL free-agency and trade grades: Patriots acquire Cordarrelle Patterson

New England has a new kick returner. Plus: Sheldon Richardson to the Vikings. Dontari Poe to the Panthers. And Kirk Cousins to the Vikings. Bill Barnwell evaluates every big move of the offseason.
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NHL trade deadline: The trades, the grades and what’s next

The 2018 NHL trade deadline has come and gone, but the trade details are still trickling in. Our team of reporters are keeping track of all the deals and the latest talk between teams.
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NHL trade deadline winners and losers

The Rangers might have raised the white flag on this season, but their prospect haul gives them prime resources for a rebuild. The Jets swooped in to nab Paul Stastny, while the Capitals, Sabres, Mike Green and Max Pacioretty didn’t fare quite as well.
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Rangers trade All-Star winger Nash to Bruins

The Bruins will acquire six-time All-Star forward Rick Nash after agreeing to a trade with the Rangers.
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IT: Lakers trade result of Cavs in ‘panic mode’

Traded to Los Angeles after only 15 games in Cleveland, Isaiah Thomas told E:60 that the Cavaliers showed desperation in sending him away.
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Power Rankings: A trade deadline to-do list for every team

Should the Golden Knights go for it all and keep James Neal? Could the Lightning land Erik Karlsson? Will the bullish Bruins snag another blueliner? This week, we prescribe what moves — or non-moves — every franchise should make by Monday’s deadline.
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Bold predictions for all 31 NHL teams at the trade deadline

Max Pacioretty heading out West? Erik Karlsson dealt to a contender in the East? The Golden Knights… standing pat? We identify an impact move for every franchise ahead of Monday’s trade deadline.
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Could Patrick Maroon, Evander Kane be trade deadline kryptonite?

Patrick Maroon is generating trade deadline buzz. Are his 30 points a product of playing with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, or is he talented enough to excel without them? He’s one of the big names likely to be on the move who give our writers pause.
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Best trade destinations for Evander Kane

Sabres winger Evander Kane is one of the biggest names on the market. Could we see Jumbo Joe Thornton feathering passes to him with the Sharks? Will the Predators pounce if they don’t land Rick Nash? And would Kane be a good fit on Kings’ top line?
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Ranking the top trade season deals of the NHL’s salary cap era

With the cap in place since 2005-06, it’s no longer enough for teams to get the right players, as financial considerations must be kept in mind for that season and down the line. Here are the 10 best examples of teams that have struck the perfect balance.
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The calls, texts and standoffs that led to the Cavs’ crazy trade deadline

How did Cleveland pull off one of the craziest trade deadlines in recent memory? Adrian Wojnarowski goes behind the scenes on each deal — and how it almost fell apart.
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Five NFC East moves: Trade Foles, cut Dez and let Cousins walk?

Can Philly get a second-round pick for the Super Bowl MVP? Will Dallas’ top receiver take a pay cut? Can Washington get anything for its star quarterback? Here are five offseason moves to improve each NFC East team.
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Why did we get the Kyrie Irving trade so wrong?

Kevin Pelton had the Cavs acing the Kyrie Irving trade when it went down. What went wrong, and what happened to Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder?
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Trade deadline winners and losers: Lakers, Warriors, Isaiah and more

The Cavs’ moves might help, but did they do enough to challenge the Warriors? Kevin Pelton highlights seven winners and losers at the trade deadline.
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NBA trade deadline: Latest news, rumors and possible deals

It’s deadline day. Get the latest intel from around the league right here.
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Most likely trade destinations for Rick Nash

Rick Nash is on the market. Which team would be the best fit for the 33-year-old winger? Dallas would be a “comfortable” destination. He could reunite with John Tortorella in Columbus. Or is Nash just what the Predators need to nudge them closer to a Cup?
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Fake deals, real rumors and more trade talk as the deadline heats up

Is there a deal out there to help the Cavs? Are the Warriors going to make a move? And what will happen with DeAndre Jordan and Marcus Smart? Here’s the latest.
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Winners, losers and fallout from the Alex Smith trade

Welcome to Washington, Alex Smith. So long, Kirk Cousins? Here’s why Cousins won’t be complaining (hint: $ $ $ ), and what this shocking deal means for other teams seeking QBs in 2018.
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Redskins’ trade comes at significant cost

The Redskins haven’t been afraid to go big for a quarterback in the past, even if that strategy hasn’t worked out. They hope they hit with Smith.
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Upbeat Mood Prevails at New York Men’s Trade Shows

NEW YORK — New year, bright outlook.
That sums up the mood of specialty stores shopping the men’s trade shows here. A strong end to 2017, a soaring stock market and some tempting merchandise options for fall all combined to boost retailers’ spirits.
“Holiday was great,” said Ken Giddon, president of Rothmans, which operates three men’s stores in New York. “There have been some weather difficulties in January but that’s OK. We had a surprisingly strong fall so inventories are not what we had expected. My mood is good — it’s an exciting time to be a retailer.”
He said he has been working more with his suppliers to create partnerships that benefit both. “Every conversation is not: ‘What are you selling and how much is it?’ But it’s, ‘How can we work together.’ That’s what it’s going to take to make the wholesale model work today and I actually enjoy making deals almost more than I enjoy looking at merchandise.”
That said, Giddon did manage to find several brands that he liked at the shows. “I’m surprised at how many great Scandinavian brands there are,” he said, pointing to the Scandinavian Man section at Project. He especially liked Hestra gloves and Cords trousers.
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“There wasn’t an exit plan. It wasn’t something that I’ve contemplated for a long time. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for the past two or three months,” said Levant as he was arriving at the final Agenda Long Beach trade show that he will manage in California. “For me, it’s all about continuing to learn new stuff and take on new challenges, and as far as events and trade shows, I’ve learned everything that I can.”
Levant started Agenda, which is dedicated to the skate, surf and streetwear categories, in the back of a Thai restaurant in Long Beach in 2003. In 2013, Reed Exhibitions acquired the show for an undisclosed sum and Levant stayed on to help grow Agenda, oversee other shows and launch new ones.
For the past few years, Levant, who has said he believes the trade show category is dead, has transitioned Agenda from a business-to-business show to a more consumer-facing event. He introduced Agenda Festival last year, which included a two-day trade show followed by a one-day festival that was open to the

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Wu Wear is officially back.
Wu-Tang Clan’s apparel line, one of the first created by hip-hop artists, will reenter the market and is showing at the Agenda trade show in Las Vegas this week.
“We never stopped producing it. We just took a more underground, boutique approach to try and figure out the new business,” said Oliver Grant, who started the line in 1995. “Now we know the lay of the land and how to attack it again.”
Grant and Robert Diggs, best known as RZA, who founded the rap group, have teamed up with Live Nation Merchandise to produce the collection. They will create a capsule line for holiday and release a full fashion assortment for spring 2018, which will mark Wu-Tang’s 25th anniversary.
“Our brand is at a legacy level,” asserted Diggs. “I think about Bill Blass, Lee or Calvin Klein and they were new at one point and became legacy brands. We have an opportunity for our brand to stand alongside Tommy Hilfiger. We are happy Live Nation recognized that and is helping us put the brand out there.”

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Independents Upbeat at New York Men’s Trade Shows

NEW YORK — Retailers at the men’s trade shows here this week had one primary category on their minds: sportswear.
Gone are the days when buyers scoured the fairs for new tailored clothing labels. As stores, particularly independents, continue to battle a disinterested consumer, macroeconomic factors and the growing power of Amazon, executives were mainly looking to pick up new casualwear brands to complement their existing offerings.
The good news is that the formula seems to be working: Most independents interviewed said business has picked up slightly and they’re keeping their fingers crossed the trend will continue.
Ken Giddon, president of New York’s Rothmans, noted that thanks to a successful pop-up with Psycho Bunny — “our best pop-up ever” — the store had “a really good June.”
“We’re flexible enough to keep bobbing and weaving,” he added.
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Buyers Seek Standouts With Identity at Paris Men’s Trade Shows

PARIS — It was all about having a strong identity at the recent spring 2018 men’s trade shows here. Homespun, cultural references, vintage and surf styles and streetwear were selling well, with buyers seeking standout items and new discoveries to complement their core designer offering and differentiate themselves, rather than seeking out specific trends.
“Trends are hard to build a business around these days,” observed Chris Thomas, director of retail for Melbourne, Australia’s Service Denim Stores. “We’re looking for accessories to accentuate our core offer that have a point of uniqueness in the Australian market,” he said. “The ability to be unisex is important, too.”
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The Street Art Hiding On The 69th Floor Of One World Trade Center

Is street art still street art if it dwells not on storefronts and avenues but 69 floors up in a Manhattan skyscraper? This is the question at the root of “ART4WTC: Gallery in the Sky,” an artistic collaboration between street art legends in the unlikely setting of One World Trade Center. 

Ron English, Jenna Morello, Lauren YS, Stickymonger and Kimyon333 are among the artists contributing to the project, which collapses the space between renegade, guerrilla artwork and corporate design. 

“What I find so entertaining is this contradiction of terms on all levels,” creative producer Robert Marcucci said in a statement. “And the fact that it is nestled in this very corporate structure gives it the attention I think it deserves ― a proper look at a contemporary art movement born out of a extremely stressed fabric of modern society, that is evolving more and more each day, blending various styles of art and sending a message out to larger audiences.”

Marcucci explained that the recruited artists had free rein to create whatever they so pleased in the space of the open 69th floor, though they were encouraged to seek inspiration from New York City, as well as the memory of 9/11 and ideas of rebirth, strength and patriotism. 

The project, dubbed an “art world in the sky,” captures the strange juxtaposition of corporate wealth and street energy that is unique to New York City. See some of the work below. 

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Buyers Upbeat at Paris Men’s Trade Shows

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