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Associated Press
January 16, 2020 - 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his impeachment trial. The vote was 89-10. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. China's economy czar will visit Washington next week for the signing of an interim trade deal, the government said Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
Associated Press
January 09, 2020 - 2:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s economy czar will visit Washington next week for the signing of an interim trade deal, the government said Thursday. Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing’s chief envoy in talks with Washington over their tariff war, had been expected to attend the signing but the Commerce Ministry’s...
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Trinity Lewis appears at a news conference held outside Cook Children's Medical Center, Jan. 6, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas, where her daughter Tinslee is on life support. Advocates for Lewis held the news conference. Lewis is battling in court to stop the hospital from removing life-sustaining treatment from the 11-month-old. (AP Photo/Jamie Stengle)
Associated Press
January 06, 2020 - 7:31 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A woman awaiting a court decision in her battle against a Texas hospital's plan to end life-sustaining treatment for her 11-month-old daughter spoke out Monday after revoking the medical center’s permission to talk about her child’s treatment. “This situation takes away my...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2009, file photo, Bernard Roques, a refiner of Societe company, smells a Roquefort cheese as they mature in a cellar in Roquefort, southwestern France. The Trump administration is proposing tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French imports, from Roquefort cheese to handbags, retaliation for France’s tax on American tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says France’s new digital services tax discriminates against U.S. companies and says that the tariffs could reach 100%.(AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)
Associated Press
December 03, 2019 - 6:00 am
PARIS (AP) — France is threatening a “strong European riposte” if the Trump administration follows through on a proposal to hit French cheese, Champagne, handbags and other products with tariffs - of up to 100%. The U.S. Trade Representative proposed the tariffs on $2.4 billion in goods Monday in...
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FILE - This July 14, 2010, file photo, shows a Charles Schwab office in Oakland, Calif. Charles Schwab is buying rival TD Ameritrade for $26 billion, a blockbuster deal accelerated by disruption in the online brokerage industry. The tie-up announced Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, would create a company so big, however, that it may draw sharp scrutiny from antitrust regulators.(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
Associated Press
November 25, 2019 - 1:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Schwab is buying rival TD Ameritrade in a $26 billion stock swap, a blockbuster agreement brought about by massive disruption in the online brokerage industry. Bowing to competitive pressure, brokerages have made it free for customers to trade U.S. stocks online. A...
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From left; Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Stanley A. Deal, Air Astana chief planning officer Alma Aliguzhinova and Air Astana chief operating officer Anthony Regan pose after a news conference at the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Kazakhstan's national carrier Air Astana announced Tuesday a letter of intent to purchase 30 of Boeing's 737-8 Max jets for its new budget airliner FlyArystan. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Associated Press
November 19, 2019 - 3:33 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing’s 737 Max jet got another boost at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday, this time with an order from Kazakhstan’s newly-launched budget carrier as the Chicago-based company works to try and win U.S. regulatory approval to get the airplane back in the sky by early...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2019 file photo, National security adviser John Bolton speaks to media at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Associated Press
November 08, 2019 - 8:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Key White House officials told impeachment investigators that President Donald Trump's deal with Ukraine was a straight-out trade: If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Oval Office...
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Associated Press
November 05, 2019 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in September to the lowest level in five months as imports dropped more sharply than exports and America ran a rare surplus in petroleum. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the September gap between what America buys from abroad and what it sells...
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This image provided by Swedish Match in 2019 shows the company's "General Snus" pouched smokeless tobacco product. On Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration endorsed the tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes, a first-ever decision that could open the door to more lower-risk options for U.S. smokers. (Swedish Match via AP)
Associated Press
October 22, 2019 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have endorsed a brand of tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers. The milestone announcement on Tuesday from the Food and Drug Administration marks the...
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President Donald Trump talks about a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington. From left, acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, first lady Melania Trump, Trump, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 11, 2019 - 11:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise White House announcement...
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