Trade policy

August 04, 2018 - 4:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's central bank is changing its terms and conditions to provide for deeper scrutiny of cash transfers, a move that comes as Iran seeks to repatriate cash held in a Hamburg-based bank and the U.S. presses allies to get tough on Tehran. Iran wants to bring home 300 million euros...
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In this Monday, July 23, 2018 photo, lobster fisherman Ernie Piton looks out from his boat Risky Business in Key Largo, in the Florida Keys. Lobster fishermen in the Florida Keys fear a trade war with China could undermine storm recovery in the island chain. Lobsters are among the seafood and other U.S. goods hit by Chinese tariffs in early July, after the Trump administration put tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of Chinese goods. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 03, 2018 - 10:40 am
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Just as they prepare for a crucial harvest in the wake of Hurricane Irma, lobster fisherman in the Florida Keys fear a trade war with China could undermine storm recovery in the island chain. Lobsters are among the seafood and other U.S. goods hit by Chinese tariffs in early...
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August 03, 2018 - 7:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday announced a $60 billion list of U.S. goods including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals for retaliation if Washington goes ahead with its latest tariff threat. The Finance Ministry accused the Trump administration of damaging the global economy after it proposed...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn campaigns Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at a cafe in Brentwood, Tenn. Blackburn is strongly embracing President Donald Trump as she claims the Republican nomination for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 02, 2018 - 7:22 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn have been running their campaigns for a critical U.S. Senate seat like their matchup was assured. Voters made it official Thursday. Bredesen and Blackburn disposed of minimal opposition...
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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi pauses before a bilateral meeting with Philippines' Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano on the sidelines of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Singapore, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
August 02, 2018 - 6:23 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister said Thursday that U.S. threats to hike tariffs run against the trend toward globalization and will hurt U.S. businesses and consumers. "Well, I should point out that nowadays we live in a globalized world," Wang Yi said while attending a regional meeting in...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, production workers stack newspapers onto a cart at the Janesville Gazette Printing & Distribution plant in Janesville, Wis. The U.S. Commerce Department is going ahead with a tax on Canadian newsprint, a threat to the already-struggling American newspaper industry. The tariffs unveiled Thursday, Aug. 2, are mostly lower than those originally announced earlier this year but would still impose an anti-dumping border tax as high as 16.88 percent. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department is going ahead with a tax on Canadian newsprint, a threat to the already-struggling American newspaper industry. The revised tariffs unveiled Thursday are mostly lower than those originally imposed earlier this year. But they would still hit the paper...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, with Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, right, speaks during the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington. Gathering strength for a potentially brutal trade war with China, the United States is trying to patch things up with its friends. U.S. and Mexican negotiators are meeting Thursday and Friday to work on a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement -- a deal that looked virtually dead a few months ago. And last week the Trump administration reached a cease-fire with Europe in a dispute over autos. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 02, 2018 - 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gathering strength for a brutal trade war with China, the United States appears to be trying to patch things up with its friends. U.S. and Mexican negotiators are meeting in Washington Thursday and Friday to work on a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement — an effort...
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Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, speaks during a media conference to present the central bank's quarterly Inflation Report, in London, Thursday Aug. 2, 2018. The Bank of England raised its main interest rate for only the second time since the 2008 financial crisis, from 0.50 percent to 0.75 percent, as it weighed conflicting signs about the economy and growing concerns about Brexit.(Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 8:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England raised its main interest rate Thursday for only the second time since the 2008 financial crisis as it weighed conflicting signs about the economy and growing concerns about Brexit. The bank's nine-member Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to raise the rate...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2017 file photo, workers assemble Ford trucks at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. U.S. factories grew at a slower pace in July 2018, but American industry remains healthy. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index slipped last month to 58.1 from 60.2 in June. Anything over 50 signals growth, and U.S. manufacturing is on a 23-month winning streak. Seventeen of 18 manufacturing industries (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
August 01, 2018 - 8:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories grew at a slower pace in July, but American industry remains healthy despite growing concern about trade conflicts. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its manufacturing index slipped last month to 58.1 from...
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In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, photo, Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox, left, shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi during their meeting in Tokyo. Fox said Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, the United Kingdom wants to align itself with Asia’s growing economies as it prepares to leave the European Union. Fox said that he welcomed the support he received from Japanese leaders for Britain’s aspirations to join an 11-country Pacific trade agreement. He is on the last day of a three-day trip to Japan after visiting the United States. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 01, 2018 - 1:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — Britain wants to align itself more closely with Asia's growing economies as it prepares to leave the European Union, Trade Secretary Liam Fox said Wednesday. The United Kingdom seeks to strike new trade pacts with countries that are becoming a larger part of its export market, he said...
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