Free Trade

President Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 18, 2019 - 1:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. trade tariffs (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Mexico's National Chamber of the Iron and Steel Industry is congratulating the country's officials on the agreement reached with the United States on ending steel and aluminum tariffs. The...
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President Donald Trump arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport Thursday, May 16, 2019, in New York. Trump is in New York for a fundraiser. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 17, 2019 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and Europe. By...
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Vice President Mike Pence, left, talks with Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., as they enter a Senate Republican policy luncheon at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 14, 2019 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's allies on Capitol Hill are scrambling to soften the blow from his trade war with China amid mounting anxiety from farm-state lawmakers that the protracted battle and escalating tariffs could irreparably damage their local economies. Vice President Mike...
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Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden takes a selfie with a supporter during a campaign stop at the Community Oven restaurant in Hampton, N.H., Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 13, 2019 - 7:13 pm
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Joe Biden said Monday that he would be open to breaking up Facebook, a sign of the deep skepticism among many Democratic presidential contenders about the power of massive technology firms. In an interview with The Associated Press, the former vice president, who is now running...
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In this May 8, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Panama City Beach, Fla. Trump’s combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. He’s showing no signs of backing off now even as the stakes intensify with the threat of a full-blown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 11, 2019 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. And he's showing no signs of backing off now, even as the stakes intensify with the threat of a full-blown trade war between the world's two biggest...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a event on medical billing, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 10, 2019 - 4:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — His trade war already raging worldwide, President Donald Trump on Friday brandished his aggressive approach as a political weapon at home, too, casting himself as a fighter for American workers and scorning his chief Democratic rivals as weak. Trump's actions have already caused...
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A woman rides a bicycle past a globe structure on display outside a bank in Beijing, Monday, May 6, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump raised pressure on China on Sunday, threatening to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods in a tweet that sent financial markets swooning. Trump's comments, delivered on Twitter, came as a Chinese delegation was scheduled to resume talks in Washington on Wednesday aimed at resolving a trade war that has shaken investors and cast gloom over the world economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
May 06, 2019 - 9:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In what could be a grim preview of what's to come if the world's two largest economies square off in a trade war, shares in multinational corporations were hammered Monday on both sides of the Pacific after a tweet from President Donald Trump. That damage would almost certainly...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin walks on stage to deliver his speech at the opening ceremony of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing Friday, April 26, 2019. (How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 12:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China's Belt and Road infrastructure building conference. (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative meshes perfectly with the goals of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union. Putin's comments...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Daniel Zhang, CEO of Alibaba Group speaks to journalists during Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival also known as Singles Day in Shanghai, China. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government’s annual list of “notorious markets’’ that peddle counterfeit products. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 25, 2019 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government's annual list of "notorious markets" that peddle counterfeit products. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Thursday that Alibaba's on-line marketplace Taobao.com continues sell "high volumes" of...
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, holds a statement for media at the V4+Japan summit in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
April 25, 2019 - 6:27 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he has asked the leaders of four Central European countries for help in a long dispute with North Korea over the abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago. Abe says he has asked for "understanding and support" on an issue that is...
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