Crude oil prices lost ground early Friday because of lingering trade war fears and U.S. jobs data, but were balanced by concerns about geopolitical risk. U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to double down on trade pressures against China in a volley between the two largest economies in the world that could erupt into an all-out trade war. This week, the U.S. Trade Representative announced a proposed list of Chinese goods that could be targeted by tariffs in a move valued at an estimated $50 billion Late Thursday, the White House said the Trade Representative was directed to examine another $100 billion worth of tariffs. “Instead of addressing its misconduct, China has retaliated against American farmers and […]