Police officers are seen in front of a cargo ship with containers at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China April 6, 2018.

Auto industry caught in the trade war crosshairs

The trade war comes along at a particularly bad time for BMW. The automaker recently authorized a $1 billion expansion for its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, its largest manufacturing complex in the world. The move was intended to create about 1,100 new jobs with the addition of the all-new X7 model, BMW’s largest and […]

Trump’s war with Harley-Davidson has divided America’s bikers

Trump’s war with Harley-Davidson has divided America’s bikers

Gary Rathbun rumbled into South Dakota to attend the United States’ pre-eminent gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts atop his Harley-Davidson, a 2009 Ultra Classic that brought him 800 miles from Idaho. It is the 40th Harley he has owned. It will also likely be his last. Like many of Harley’s most loyal customers, Mr. Rathbun was […]