Free trade

British Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement on Brexit negotiations with the European Union, at 10 Downing Street, in London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The British government on Friday accused the European Union of slamming the handbrake on Brexit negotiations, after the bloc said Prime Minister Theresa May's blueprint was unworkable. A rattled May insisted that her plan was the only one on the table — and that Britain was prepared to walk away from the EU without a deal if it was rejected. ( Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
September 21, 2018 - 10:26 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an "impasse" in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit, sending the value of the pound plunging as worries about a chaotic U.K. exit from the EU soared. With British...
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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland arrives at the Office Of The United States Trade Representative in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 20, 2018 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Canadian negotiators are working around the clock on a deal to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc ahead of a Sept. 30 U.S. deadline. "Our officials are in pretty much constant contact," Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland told reporters after...
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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks as she arrives at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 19, 2018 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Canadian negotiators — facing a deadline at the end of the month — will extend until at least Thursday their negotiations to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc. After her second meeting of the day with U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer, Canada's Minister of...
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FILE- In this July 2, 2018, file photo, a truck carrying a cargo container drives under the Gerald Desmond Bridge under construction in Long Beach, Calif. China on Tuesday, Sept. 18, announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump's latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing's technology policy. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 19, 2018 - 3:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing's technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang's comments add to Beijing's effort to...
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In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, a container ship sails past the city skyline of Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. The Trump administration announced Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, that it will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires. (Chinatopix via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 11:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U.S. announcing it will impose tariffs on $200 billion...
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In this July 29, 2018 photo, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, Chris Pratt, center, and George Skarich, executive vice president of sales at Mid Continent Nail Corporation, walk through a shut down line at the Mid Continent Nail Corporation in Poplar Bluff, Mo. This nail production line was shut down by the company and some people were laid off because of tariffs. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 11:01 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The fate of a Missouri nail manufacturer suffering under President Donald Trump's steel tariffs has put Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley in a bind between his support for the president's trade strategy and a local plant that says it could be forced to close. Mid...
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Yukio Edano, who heads the Constitutional Democratic Party, is photographed in Washington, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. He says the nation’s prime minister is papering over differences on trade and other issues with President Donald Trump, and that could ultimately hurt the U.S.-Japan alliance. (AP Photo/Matthew Pennington)
September 12, 2018 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan's main opposition leader said Wednesday that the nation's prime minister is papering over differences on trade and other issues with President Donald Trump, and that could ultimately hurt the U.S.-Japan alliance. Yukio Edano, who heads the Constitutional Democratic Party,...
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, talks to reporters outside the United States Trade Representative building in Washington, Friday Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Luis Alonso Lugo)
September 07, 2018 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he does not want to hurt Canada's economy but also warned that if he imposes taxes on cars it would be "devastating" for the neighboring country. "If I tax cars coming in from Canada, it would be devastating. But I don't want to do that," Trump...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about the summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during a press conference at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. To South Koreans, Bob Woodward's new book about the Trump presidency paints a bizarre but familiar picture of an unconventional U.S. leader who thinks little of a decades-long alliance that South Koreans describe as a "bond of blood." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 07, 2018 - 3:20 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Donald Trump had to be tricked out of killing a U.S.-South Korean trade deal? He threatened to move a U.S. missile defense system from South Korea to Oregon? He ordered a plan for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea? These supposed moves by Trump, detailed in journalist...
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FILE- This April 5, 2018, file photo shows a building's address on Wall Street in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 06, 2018 - 12:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are on pace for their second day of sharp losses Thursday, and U.S. stocks are down for the third day in a row. Chipmakers are sinking and energy companies, retailers and banks are also lower. However industrial and basic materials companies are rising. KEEPING...
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