Trade policy

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump, center, sits between Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto as they sign a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is replacing the NAFTA trade deal, during a ceremony at a hotel before the start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trump’s new North America trade agreement would give the U.S. economy only a modest boost, an independent federal agency finds. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
April 18, 2019 - 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new North America trade agreement would give the U.S. economy only a modest boost, an independent federal agency has found. The International Trade Commission said Thursday that Trump's U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement would lift the U.S. economy by 0.35%, or...
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In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019, photo, workers sewing clothing for export at an garment factory in Donghai county in east China's Jiangsu province. China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington, suggesting Beijing's efforts to reverse a slowdown might be gaining traction. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 4:39 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington as Beijing's efforts to reverse a slowdown started to gain traction. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.4% over a year before in the three months ending in March, the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2019, file photo, national security adviser John Bolton speaks to the Venezuelan American community in Miami. The Trump administration is poised to step up pressure on Cuba by allowing lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after the island’s 1959 revolution. The move marks a change in more than two decades of U.S. policy on Cuba. It could deal a severe blow to Cuba’s efforts to draw foreign investment, and spawn international trade disputes between the U.S. and Europe. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)
April 16, 2019 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Cuba, the Trump administration will allow lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after the island's 1959 revolution, a senior administration official said Tuesday. The move marks a change in more than two...
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FILE - This Nov. 28, 2018 file photo shows Clifford Goff, a bezel assembler, transferring a front end of a General Motors Chevrolet Cruze during assembly at Jamestown Industries, in Youngstown, Ohio. On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for March. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 16, 2019 - 9:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell in March, pulled down by a drop in mining output. Factory output remained weak amid a slowing global economy and trade tensions with China. The Federal Reserve says industrial output — combining production at factories, utilities and mines — slipped...
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European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom talks to journalists during a news conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 15, 2019 - 9:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union approved Monday its terms for negotiating a new trade deal with the United States, but set up a possible show-down with Washington by refusing to include agricultural products in the talks. Making public the mandate for the EU's executive commission to conduct...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during the International Monetary Fund IMF Governors group photo at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 13, 2019 - 11:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials are pledging closer cooperation in efforts to lift the world economy out of its current slowdown, but tensions persist between the United States and other nations over trade and other issues. Officials wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation...
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April 12, 2019 - 7:08 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's lower house of Congress has approved a labor law reform aimed at ensuring workers can freely vote for their union representation and contracts. The changes are needed to win approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which was negotiated to replace the old...
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In this April 1, 2019, photo, tugboats move a container ship at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province. Data released Friday, April 12, 2019, shows that China's exports rebounded from a contraction in March and sales to the United States grew strongly despite President Donald Trump's tariff hikes.(Chinatopix via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 3:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's exports rebounded from a slump in March and sales to the United States rose strongly despite President Donald Trump's tariff hikes. Exports rose 14.2% over a year ago to $198.7 billion, a spokesman for the customs agency said Friday, recovering from February's 20.8%...
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Yoon Chang-yul, second from right, a senior official at the Prime Minister's Office, announces the government's stance on the World Trade Organization's ruling in favor of South Korea 's import ban on Japanese seafood at the government complex in Sejong, South Korea, Friday, April 12, 2019. South Korea on Friday welcomed the decision and said it will continue to block all fishery products from Fukushima and seven neighboring prefectures to ensure "only foods that are confirmed as safe are put on the table. (Jin Sung-chul/Yonhap via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 2:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Trade Organization has upheld South Korea's import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, overturning a ruling by a lower panel last year that said Seoul was unfairly discriminating against Japanese products. The...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a media conference at the conclusion of an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, April 11, 2019. European Union leaders on Thursday offered Britain an extension to Brexit that would allow the country to delay its EU departure date until Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 11, 2019 - 4:04 am
LONDON (AP) — A clearly frustrated European Union has given Britain a few more months to find a way out of its Brexit quagmire. Now it's up to Britain's squabbling politicians to work out if they can meet the new Halloween deadline. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to brief Parliament...
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