Points to heightened trade tensions as a key reason.
Suggests a breakdown in talks with the European Union over trade.
Foreign minister pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for tariff removal during their Wednesday-night meeting in Washington.
A dispute with Turkey over planned purchase of Russian weapons and defence spending disparities straining alliance.
Downgrade from 3.7% World Trade Organization forecast issued in September.
US could enact rule that would allow Americans to sue foreign companies linked to Cuban properties that were confiscated after its 1959 revolution.
Nucor CEO and president said the project will create about 400 jobs.
Under the self-certifying program, planemaker employees perform tests and inspections needed to win safety approvals, with the FAA overseeing their work.
The scheduled talks suggest the two sides believe they can make at least some progress.
Overall exports of bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey fell 11% during the second half of 2018.
Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin will be in China next Thursday.
Italy’s signature would be considered a major legitimation of the project that envisions overland and maritime routes connecting China with Europe.
The project, and the promise of taxpayer-funded tax credits, has drawn considerable backlash in Wisconsin.
While Trump portrayed China as anxious for a trade deal, his former economic adviser, Gary Cohn, said he believes it’s the U.S. that is “desperate” for an agreement.
Trump announced Wednesday that Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the U.S. were being grounded.