Trade policy

Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as stocks add to the records they've set in the last few days. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 28, 2018 - 8:26 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets edged higher Wednesday after Wall Street gained on strength in technology and retailing shares. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 22,927.35 points and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 22 points to 28,373.74. The Shanghai Composite Index was off 2...
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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to members of the media as she arrives at the Office Of The United States Trade Representative, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Washington. Canada, America's longtime ally and No. 2 trading partner, was left out of a proposed deal Trump just reached with Mexico and is scrambling to keep its place in the regional free-trade bloc — and fend off the threat of U.S. taxes on its vehicles. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 28, 2018 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said her meeting Tuesday with United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was "a very good, constructive conversation" about how to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. Freeland told reporters after the...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, meets with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Theresa May has started a three-nation visit to Africa including Nigeria and Kenya. (AP Photo)
August 28, 2018 - 5:11 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dancing gamely with schoolkids and meeting with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, British Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday launched her three-nation African tour by pledging to make Britain the biggest investor in Africa from the developed world. With Britain due to...
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People stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after the White House said it reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing a North American free-trade deal. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 27, 2018 - 11:41 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after the White House said it reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing a North American free-trade deal. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 finished at 22,813.47, up 0.1 percent. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.6...
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President Donald Trump talks on the phone with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. Trump is announcing a trade "understanding" with Mexico that could lead to an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump made the announcement Monday in the Oval Office, with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto joining by speakerphone. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 27, 2018 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Snubbing Canada, the Trump administration reached a preliminary deal Monday with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement — a move that raised legal questions and threatened to disrupt the operations of companies that do business across the three-country trade...
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks at a meeting of German ambassadors in Berlin Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. trade agreement with Mexico (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland is cutting short her diplomatic trip to Europe to head to Washington for trade talks with the United States. Freeland will fly to Washington on Tuesday after...
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President Donald Trump listens during a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 27, 2018 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants a hug from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Who knew? But Trump said such a gesture would be "very nice" as he wrapped up an unusual, public speakerphone conversation with the outgoing Mexican leader. The long-distance call was a central feature...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018 file photo, Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks to reporters after meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto at the National Palace in Mexico City. Lopez Obrador has thanked U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, Aug. 25, for treating Mexicans with more respect, or at least not saying anything insulting lately. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
August 25, 2018 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the United States is close to a "big Trade Agreement" with Mexico and he's citing improving ties between the two countries. Trump says on Twitter that the U.S.-Mexico relationship "is getting closer by the hour" and he says a trade deal "could be...
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes towards tariffs put in place by President Trump.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
August 24, 2018 - 5:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than half of Americans expect President Donald Trump's tariffs to do much to help the U.S. economy, but their widespread unpopularity hasn't led most Republicans to stray from supporting the president's trade policy as the 2018 midterm elections approach. Majorities of...
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August 23, 2018 - 1:50 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The national retail chain Jo-Ann Fabric wants its customers to sign an online petition and send letters to members of Congress and to the White House urging exemptions from tariffs on hundreds of products the company imports from China. A company official said Thursday that without...
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