Trade policy

September 05, 2018 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-Canada negotiations on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (all times local): 7:15 p.m. U.S. and Canadian negotiators are continuing to work Wednesday night to reach a deal that would allow Canada to remain in a North American trade bloc. Canada's...
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FILE- In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo cargo is unload from trucks at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for July (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 05, 2018 - 5:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened for the second straight month in July, reaching the highest level since February, as imports hit an all-time high. The deficit in goods with China and the European Union set records. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the deficit in goods...
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FILE - This June 11, 2012 file photo shows former Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward speaking during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate in Washington. Details are starting to come out from journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book on President Donald Trump’s first 18 months in office. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
September 04, 2018 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon set off a firestorm in the White House on Tuesday, with its descriptions of current and former aides calling President Donald Trump an "idiot" and a "liar," disparaging his judgment and...
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FILE- In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo screens above trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange show the NSE logo. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 04, 2018 - 12:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly lower Tuesday as technology and health care companies slip. Amazon fared better than the rest of the market and briefly traded above $1 trillion in market value. Apple became the first U.S. publicly traded company to reach that mark last month. Banks are...
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Protestors put up a poster in front of the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab will make a statement to the House on his recent meeting with EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 04, 2018 - 9:29 am
LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's biggest trade unions on Tuesday joined calls for a new public vote on leaving the European Union, saying voters were misled during the 2016 referendum campaign. The GMB union, which has more than 600,000 members, said "the promises that were made during the referendum...
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FILE - In this file photo taken between May 7 and 8, 2018, released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, speaks to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. As North Korea celebrates the 70th anniversary of its founding on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, the presence - or absence - of Xi could highlight just how much vitality has been restored to ties between Pyongyang and its most powerful backer after a prolonged chill. (Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP, File)
September 04, 2018 - 5:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will not attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding this weekend but will send a top ally to represent him instead, the ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday. Speculation had swirled over whether Xi would attend the...
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In this Aug. 31, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. President Donald Trump is starting his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader. Trump tweeted Monday that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” Trumka appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” where he said efforts to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement should include Canada. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 03, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka "represented his union poorly on television this weekend." He added: "It is easy to see why unions...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 25, 2017 file photo British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrive for a meeting during the NATO summit of heads of state and government, at the NATO headquarters, in Brussels. British ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has slammed Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit policy, a move likely to fuel speculation that he is seeking to oust her. Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph on Monday Sept. 3, 2018 that May's so-called Chequers plan for continued ties with the European Union after Brexit will leave Britain in a weakened position.(Thierry Charlier/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 03, 2018 - 5:01 am
LONDON (AP) — Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson slammed Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit policy in a newspaper column Monday, heightening speculation that he plans to challenge her leadership. Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph that May's so-called Chequers plan for continued...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and other country's index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about escalating trade friction between the U.S. and Canada, who have been unable to agree to a revamped trade deal but will continue negotiating this week.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 02, 2018 - 9:28 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about escalating trade friction between the U.S. and Canada, who have been unable to agree to a revamped trade deal but will continue negotiating this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent in morning...
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President Donald Trump waves to members of the media after arriving on Air Force One, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 at Andrews Air Force Base in Md. Watching is Air Force Col. Samuel Chesnut. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 01, 2018 - 10:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it "will be out" of a revised North American trade agreement unless it's "fair" to the United States, and he threatened to scrap the current deal should Congress "interfere" with the negotiations. "There is no political...
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