Trade policy

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a news conference at the Canadian Embassy after talks at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, in Washington, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 01, 2018 - 5:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc are to resume this coming week with the longtime allies divided over issues such as Canada's dairy market and U.S. efforts to shield drug companies from generic competition. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that...
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Traders Andrew Silverman, left, Gregory Rowe, center, and Robert Charmak share a laugh as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in banks and energy companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 31, 2018 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks hardly budged Friday as the U.S. and Canada were unable to complete a trade deal, but the two sides intend to continue negotiating next week. Energy companies slipped along with oil prices Friday and high-dividend stocks also fell. Technology companies and retailers made some...
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Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to the media during a break in trade talk negotiations at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 31, 2018 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 4:08 p.m. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says President Donald Trump has notified Congress that he plans to sign a trade agreement with Mexico — and Canada, if it is willing — in 90 days. U.S. trade talks with Canada that were being held in Washington broke up Friday...
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Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks during a press conference in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Aso wrapped up a two-day visit to China with a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Liu Kun on Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 31, 2018 - 2:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Japan's finance minister and Chinese officials have pledged support for the multilateral system of global trade regulation ahead of a possible new round of U.S. tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing's technology policy. Taro Aso, who was in Beijing for financial talks, made no...
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August 31, 2018 - 12:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing activity improved in August but sales weakened amid a worsening tariff war with Washington, a survey showed Friday. The China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing said its monthly purchasing managers' index rose to 51.3 from July's 51.2 on a 100-point scale...
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Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Tokyo. Asian shares fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 30, 2018 - 11:54 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 recouped earlier losses to finish virtually unchanged at 22,865.15. Australia's S&P...
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FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
August 30, 2018 - 9:01 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost nearly 0.2 percent to 22,830.03 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.3...
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August 30, 2018 - 8:12 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top trade official says the bloc is in exploratory talks with the United States to see whether it would be possible to reach a limited trans-Atlantic agreement on the tariff of goods. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday that "this could be,...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab delivers his speech outlining the government's plans for a no-deal Brexit in London. Britain's Brexit minister said Wednesday Aug. 29. 2018 that the U.K. and the European Union may not meet their self-imposed October deadline for a divorce deal. (Peter Nicholls/Pool Photo via AP, File)
August 29, 2018 - 7:18 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. and the European Union may not meet their self-imposed October deadline for a divorce deal, Britain's Brexit minister said Wednesday. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said October remains the goal, but there is a "possibility it may creep beyond that." He told a House of Lords...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Asian stock markets edged higher Wednesday after Wall Street gained on strength in technology and retailing shares. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 29, 2018 - 5:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Wednesday amid signs that Wall Street is taking a breather ahead of a long holiday weekend. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.2 percent at 12,548 while the CAC 40 in France rose 0.2 percent to 5,496. The FTSE 100 index...
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