Articles by Laura Matthews

Laura is a U.S. politics reporter for the International Business Times. She was always fascinated by the BBC World News each morning on the radio in Jamaica. That, and a love for writing led her to a masters in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelors in media and communication from the University of the West Indies, Mona. She has worked for Gannett's Pacific Daily News in Guam, the Jamaica Observer, the Jamaica Gleaner, the Nassau Guardian in the Bahamas and Choices magazine for whom she ghost wrote the guidebook Help Your Child With Career Choice.

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China Tariffs Hurt US Crude Oil Price

In retaliation to the $50 billion worth of tariffs announced by the United States, China said it would impose 25 percent import duty on U.S. petroleum goods, sending the WTI crude price crashing.