Trade agreements

FILE- In this April 9, 2019, file photo, trucks wait to cross the border with the U.S. in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. In a surprise announcement that could compromise a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File)
May 30, 2019 - 10:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that could compromise a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants...
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President Donald Trump walks across the tarmac to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2019, to travel to Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to attend the 2019 United States Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony United States Air Force Academy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 30, 2019 - 8:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday triggered the process for submitting a bill to Congress that would implement the president's new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The notification sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders riled Democrats. They've...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence listen during a joint news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 4:55 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that President Donald Trump is a "great friend of the Canadian people" and that U.S.-Canada relationship has "never been stronger," less than a year after a trade tiff had chilled the allies' historically warm ties. Pence was in the...
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Traders Patrick Casey, left, and Gregory Rowe work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street following two days of losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 30, 2019 - 1:57 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes edged higher in afternoon trading Thursday, barely holding on to gains after an early rally lost momentum. The market's modest pickup comes after two days of losses, which helped keep the S&P 500 on track for its fourth weekly loss and its first monthly decline of the...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Asian shares slipped Wednesday on expectations that a trade dispute between China and the United States would simmer and possibly weigh on growth.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 29, 2019 - 7:36 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European stock markets followed Asia lower Wednesday on expectations that a trade dispute between China and the United States would weigh on global economic growth. Investors are still digesting U.S. President Donald Trump's comments this week that the U.S. was "not ready" for a...
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In this photo provided by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a state banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, May 27, 2019. From left, Empress Masako, Emperoro Naruhito and first lady Melania Trump. (Imperial Household Agency of Japan via AP)
May 27, 2019 - 5:50 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump appears to have offered little to reassure Japanese leaders on some of their key worries as he wraps up a four-day state visit. Trump is concluding his Japanese trip with rifts still...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 27, 2019. Shares were mixed early Monday in Asia in the absence of fresh news on the tariffs standoff between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 27, 2019 - 12:16 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed early Monday in Asia in the absence of fresh news on the tariffs standoff between the U.S. and China. U.S. markets will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.3% to 21,173.27 after visiting President Donald Trump said he expects...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, center, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center right, acknowledge the cheering crowd at an annual summer sumo wrestling championship in Tokyo, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Sadayuki Goto/Kyodo News via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 4:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 5:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is presenting a special Trump trophy to the winner of a premiere sumo tournament in Tokyo. Trump awarded the giant eagle-topped "President's Cup" to wrestler Asanoyama, who clinched...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Japanese business leaders, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 25, 2019 - 11:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, in Washington. While in Japan, Trump can point to Tokyo’s streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 24, 2019 - 10:10 pm
TOKYO (AP) — While in Japan, President Donald Trump can point to Tokyo's streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles. The $70 billion Japanese trade surplus with the U.S. is dwarfed by China's $379 billion surplus, and the trade...
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