Trade barriers

People wearing a Donald Trump mask, left, and an Emmanuel Macron mask act up for the cameras during an anti-Trump gathering in Republique square in Paris, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. President Donald Trump joined other international leaders in Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
November 13, 2018 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his verbal assaults against France on Tuesday, suggesting that America's stalwart European ally would have been vanquished in both world wars if not for the military firepower provided by the United States. Trump tweeted about a suggestion by...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 photo, visitors tour the Iranian wing of the Baghdad International Fair, in Baghdad, Iraq. Iran, already feeling the bite of U.S. sanctions, is turning to its neighbor Iraq to soak up some of its exports in agriculture, manufacturing and energy. At the Baghdad International Fair, Iran's ambassador says he wants to triple trade with Iraq. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
November 13, 2018 - 7:46 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — At this year's Baghdad International Fair, Iranian businessmen displayed thick, colorful Persian rugs to impressed onlookers while others showcased the latest in Iranian manufacturing in power generators and industrial tools. For Iranian companies, the annual Baghdad International...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 13, 2018 - 1:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to keep sanctions on North Korea to achieve its denuclearization as they showcased their bilateral alliance, while Pence also urged Japan to do more to reduce the U.S. trade deficit...
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November 13, 2018 - 1:18 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Higher oil prices are helping to offset increases in public spending by the Middle East's oil exporting heavyweights like Saudi Arabia, with these countries narrowing their budget deficit by $77 billion, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The...
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November 09, 2018 - 6:43 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A major Hawaii printer is closing its commercial printing business and laying off 93 people in part because of tariffs the U.S. slapped on imports of Chinese paper. A news release from Hagadone Corporation Hawaii Holdings says the import duty increased the cost of the company's roll...
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FILE- In this Sept, 17, 2018, file photo tomatoes go through a washing process at the Los Gatos Tomato Products plant in Huron, Calif. On Friday, Nov. 9, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in October. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 09, 2018 - 12:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Led by costlier gas, food, and chemicals, U.S. wholesale prices surged 0.6 percent in October, the biggest month-to-month rise in six years. Yet excluding items that tend to fluctuate sharply from month to month, inflation pressures remain tame. The jump in the producer price...
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Containers are piled high at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Growth in Chinese exports to the United States ticked up in October as traders rushed to beat another round of tariff hikes. (Chinatopix via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 4:52 am
BEIJING (AP) — Growth in Chinese exports to the United States ticked up in October as traders rushed to beat a new tariff hike in a battle over Beijing's technology policy. Shipments to the United States, China's biggest market, have been unexpectedly resilient since Trump started imposing punitive...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, firefighting boats work to put on a blaze on the oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea off the eastern coast of China. The U.S.'s self-described "largest-ever" sanctions list targeting Iran includes the oil tanker that already sunk and a bank long since closed. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet late Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, called the re-imposition of sanctions a desperate move and said they target ordinary Iranians. (Ministry of Transport via AP, File)
November 06, 2018 - 6:03 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Iran after the re-imposition of all American sanctions on the country (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Japan says it is pleased to be temporarily spared from penalties as the U.S. resumes sanctions on Iran. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, a partially constructed gas refinery at the South Pars gas field is seen on the northern coast of Persian Gulf in Asalouyeh, Iran. Japan, South Korea and other major oil importers welcomed Tuesday the decision by the Trump administration to let them continue to import Iranian crude oil and other petroleum products despite the re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
November 06, 2018 - 5:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan, South Korea and other major oil importers welcomed Tuesday the decision by the Trump administration to let them continue to import Iranian crude oil and other petroleum products despite the re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran. The risk of excessive disruption to...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a live broadcast at the media center during the opening ceremony for the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Xi promised Monday to open China wider to imports at the start of a high-profile trade fair meant to rebrand the country as a global customer but offered no response to U.S. and European complaints about technology policy and curbs on foreign business. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 05, 2018 - 9:18 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised Monday to open China's growing consumer market wider at an import fair meant to help defuse complaints Beijing abuses the global trading system. But he offered no response to U.S. and European complaints about technology policy and investment curbs. The...
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