Trade barriers

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, speaks to reporters during the daily press briefing in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, in Washington. Cohn is leaving the White House after breaking with President Donald Trump on trade policy. Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, has been the leading internal opponent to Trump's planned tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 06, 2018 - 7:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top economic adviser Gary Cohn is leaving the White House after breaking with President Donald Trump on trade policy, the latest in a string of high-level departures from the West Wing. Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, has been the leading internal opponent to...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 06, 2018 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's new tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump is reaffirming his plans to place tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. He says at a White House news conference, "Trade wars aren't so bad." The...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined from left by, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., meets with reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill as they face how to deal with President Donald Trump's impending trade tariffs, in Washington, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. President Donald Trump isn't budging on his international tariff stance so far despite remarkably public pleadings from Speaker Ryan and other Republican allies to back off his threat and avoid a possible trade war. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 06, 2018 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning of economic fallout, congressional Republicans and industry groups pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to narrow his plan for across-the-board tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. They said the White House appeared to be open to changes that might soften the...
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Specialists Christopher Riggs, left, Charles Boeddinghaus, center, and Michael O'Mara gather at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. U.S. stocks are little changed Tuesday as banks and big dividend payers decline while technology companies rise. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 06, 2018 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly higher late Tuesday after a wobbly day of trading as a jump in metals prices helps mining and materials companies. Industrial companies are also up. Health care companies are lower. Stocks have gyrated over the last few days as investors continue to look for...
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March 06, 2018 - 4:47 am
BERLIN (AP) — The chairman of the European Parliament's international trade committee says the EU should target American goods that will "really hurt" the United States if President Donald Trump goes ahead with threats to raise tariffs on foreign-made steel or cars. Bernd Lange says the European...
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FILE - This Feb. 16, 2018, file photo released by Japan's Ministry of Defense, shows what it says is North Korean-flagged tanker Yu Jong 2, bottom, and Min Ning De You 078 lying alongside in the East China Sea performing a ship-to-ship transfer. China's government said Tuesday, March 6, 2018, it asked for a temporary hold on a U.S. request for United Nations sanctions against ships accused of violating trade restrictions on North Korea while it studies what entities are involved. (Ministry of Defense via AP, File)
March 06, 2018 - 4:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Tuesday it asked for a hold on a U.S. request for United Nations sanctions against ships accused of helping North Korea evade sanctions imposed over its weapons programs while it looks into who would be affected. Beijing needs time to investigate because the...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with steel and aluminum executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. Trump's announcement that he will impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has upended political alliances on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 05, 2018 - 9:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and trade (all times local): 9:40 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of President Donald Trump are pleading with him to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which they fear could spark a dangerous trade war...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, March 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 05, 2018 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkably public confrontation, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of President Donald Trump pleaded with him Monday to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which they fear could spark a dangerous trade war. Trump retorted: "We're not backing...
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Trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 5, 2018. Banks and technology companies are leading U.S. stocks lower in early trading on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 05, 2018 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks shook off morning losses on Monday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on pace for its best day in a week. It's the latest turn for a market suddenly prone to quick shifts not only day to day but also hour to hour. The volatility comes as investors question whether a...
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Steel coils sit on wagons when leaving the thyssenkrupp steel factory in Duisburg, Germany, Friday, March 2, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump risks sparking a trade war with his closest allies if he goes ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, German officials and industry groups warned Friday. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
March 05, 2018 - 12:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — The outlook for the 19-country eurozone appeared murkier Monday with the rise of populist parties in Italy and mounting fears of a global trade war after U.S. President Donald Trump backed tariffs on aluminum and steel and warned that more could come, even on European cars. This shift...
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