Trade barriers

Emmanuel Macron, President of France, center, is surrounded by listeners after a special address as part of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 24, 2018 - 8:07 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos (all times local): 2 a.m. President Donald Trump says he's going to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, "to tell the world how great America is and is doing." "Our economy is now booming and with all I am doing,...
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Steven Mnuchin, United States Secretary of the Treasury, walks through the snow during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 24, 2018 - 9:10 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is committed to free and fair trade while bracing itself for possible retaliation from China over new tariffs, top U.S. Cabinet members said Wednesday, ahead of a much-ballyhooed visit by President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum in Davos,...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a plenary session in the Congress Hall the opening day of the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 2:58 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Just hours after President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India came out forcefully Tuesday against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy. While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said new barriers to trade could pose...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, as technology and consumer-focused companies rise but consumer goods makers like Johnson & Johnson take losses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 23, 2018 - 1:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed Tuesday as consumer-focused companies like Netflix and Amazon climb while household goods makers including Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble sink following disappointing quarterly reports. Bond yields are down after rising to three-year highs in...
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Special police is on guard on the opening day of the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 12:30 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and 10 other countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement. The deal comes exactly one year...
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FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in recent years, driven by falling prices for panels, thanks in part to cheap imports. That has made solar power more competitive with electricity generated from coal and natural gas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
January 22, 2018 - 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The president's decision followed recommendations for tariffs by the U.S. International Trade Commission. "The president's action...
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United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during a meeting on North Korea in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Officials are discussing sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons and diplomatic options. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 7:25 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Tuesday for nations to step up the U.S.-led "maximum pressure" campaign against North Korea by thwarting efforts to evade sanctions and interdicting ships conducting illicit trade with the pariah nation. The...
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In this Sept. 11, 2017, photo, a truck heads toward the North Korean side of the Friendship Bridge linking China and North Korea, as seen from Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. China reports its trade with North Korean shrank 50 percent in December 2017 from a year earlier as governments tightened sanctions imposed over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 4:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with North Korea plunged 50 percent in December as U.N. sanctions imposed over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development tightened, the government reported Friday. China accounts for nearly all of the isolated North's trade and energy supplies. Beijing has imposed...
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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond arrives to attend a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, the first following a reshuffle by Prime Minister Theresa May, in London, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 10, 2018 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Two senior British officials urged Germany on Wednesday to support a post-Brexit deal that protects the important financial services sector and doesn't hamper trade with unnecessary red tape. Britain's Brexit minister and Treasury chief are trying to woo Europe's biggest economy and...
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December 30, 2017 - 10:45 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday denied claims that U.N. sanctions against North Korea had been breached by Russian tankers transferring fuel to North Korean tankers at sea. The statement came in response to a Reuters report citing unidentified Western European security...
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