International trade

April 04, 2017 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit declined sharply in February as imports from China fell by a record amount and American exports rose for a third straight month. The Commerce Department says the deficit fell to $43.6 billion in February, 9.6 percent below January's deficit of $48.2 billion...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May meets Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulqi in Amman, Jordan, Monday, April 3, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May has begun a visit to Jordan where she is to announce plans to send more British military trainers to help the kingdom's air force in the fight against Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)
April 04, 2017 - 6:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Parliament's Brexit committee says Britain's aim of forging a new deal with the European Union in two years may be unrealistic, and the government must set out the economic implications of failure. Britain wants to strike a free-trade deal with the bloc, but Prime Minister Theresa May...
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April 03, 2017 - 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time of public skepticism about global trade, a dozen CEOs from foreign-based companies with big U.S. operations will meet Tuesday with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and congressional leaders to talk up the benefits of foreign investment...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers, Friday, March 31, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 31, 2017 - 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders Friday focused on reducing the trade deficit just days before he holds his first meeting with his Chinese counterpart. Trump's aides insist the timing is coincidental, but the administration is touting the moves as evidence...
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President Donald Trump awaits the arrival of Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen at the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 31, 2017 - 3:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump talked tough on trade on the campaign trail, vowing to renegotiate a slew of major deals and to label China a currency manipulator on "Day One." Now his administration appears to be taking a more cautious approach. On Friday, the president will sign a pair...
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President Donald Trump awaits the arrival of Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen at the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 30, 2017 - 11:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump talked tough on trade on the campaign trail, vowing to renegotiate a slew of major deals and to label China a currency manipulator on "Day One." Now his administration appears to be taking a more cautious approach. On Friday, the president will sign a pair...
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March 30, 2017 - 11:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign a pair of executive orders Friday aimed at cracking down on trade abuses. The first calls for the completion of a large-scale report that will track trade deficits country-by-country and product-by-product. The second will focus on stepping up the...
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March 30, 2017 - 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has submitted a vague set of guidelines to Congress for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, disappointing those who wanted a major overhaul of a decades-old trade deal that Trump described as "disaster" during the...
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March 30, 2017 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has submitted a vague set of guidelines to Congress for renegotiating the North American Free Agreement with Mexico and Canada, disappointing those who wanted a major overhaul of a decades-old trade deal that Trump described as "disaster" during the...
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A selection of British national newspapers on sale at newsagents in London, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's letter to the Donald Tusk President of the European Council, which launched Article 50, which started Britain's withdrawal from the EU has handed to Tusk in Brussels Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)
March 30, 2017 - 6:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's chief negotiator in the country's divorce from the European Union on Thursday rejected suggestions the U.K. has threatened to end security cooperation unless it gets the trade deal it wants. David Davis said Prime Minister Theresa May's letter triggering talks on Britain's...
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