Ana Swanson

Washington, D.C.

Ana Swanson covered the economy, trade and the Federal Reserve for The Washington Post. She left The Post in August 2017.
Latest from Ana Swanson

Trump’s plan to help blue-collar workers would be a disaster for the black working class of New Orleans

Tariffs on steel imports could bolster U.S. steelmakers, but these workers would be among the losers.

August 18, 2017

NAFTA talks are a major test for Trump — and they won’t be easy

Trade talks, which began Wednesday, could fulfill one of Trump's biggest political promises — or risk upsetting the economy.

August 16, 2017

Trump and U.S. car companies are fighting over what it means to be made in America

The Trump administration and automakers are clashing over what it means to be "Made In North America."

August 16, 2017

Solar trade case weighs whether protection will save or sink industry

Solar manufacturers are begging the federal government for help, but as they make their case, they face opposition from much of the rest of their industry.

August 15, 2017

Trump administration goes after China over intellectual property, advanced technology

The measure could result in a wide range of penalties as the administration seeks a new way to deal with what it calls Chinese violations of the rules of international trade.

August 14, 2017

Even Trump supporters say trade is good for the U.S., new survey shows

Americans have remarkably positive views on trade -- even the North American Free Trade Agreement

August 14, 2017

Trump to launch investigation into China trade violations

The president plans to sign an executive memorandum on Monday, senior administration officials said, in a move that might help push China to do more on North Korea.

August 12, 2017

Trump to launch investigation into China trade violations

President will sign executive memo on Monday, senior administration officials said. Probe could be used as leverage to force Beijing to further address North Korea situation.

August 12, 2017

The rise of populism shouldn’t have surprised anyone

A Harvard economist explains where globalization fell short, and how those shortcomings pose an existential threat.

August 10, 2017

Trump edges closer to a trade war with China, thanks to aluminum foil

The decision comes as the two countries spar over trade, as well as over how to handle North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.

August 9, 2017