International trade

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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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FILE - This June 15, 2005, file photo shows a Pier 1 Imports store in Dallas. Pier 1 Imports is closing nearly half its 942 stores as it struggles to draw consumers and compete online. The home decor company said Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, it is closing up to 450 stores and will also shutter distribution centers. It didn't say where the store closures would occur, but it operates stores in the U.S. and Canada. Pier 1 also plans layoffs at its corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File)
Associated Press
January 06, 2020 - 6:41 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Pier 1 Imports is closing nearly half its 942 stores as it struggles to draw consumers and compete online. The home decor company said Monday it is closing up to 450 stores and will also shutter distribution centers. It didn't say where the store closures would occur, but...
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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 - 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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A woman passes an electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Shares are mostly higher in subdued New Year’s Eve trading. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 1.3 percent while the Sensex in India added 0.3 percent. Australian’s benchmark edged lower. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
December 31, 2018 - 7:51 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose Monday on the last day of a volatile year, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected to resolve trade friction with China after speaking with Chinese President Xi Jinping. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the CAC 40 of France rose 1.1 percent to 4,730.69,...
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Former President George W. Bush becomes emotional as he speaks at the State Funeral for his father, former President George H.W. Bush, at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
December 05, 2018 - 8:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on...
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October 01, 2018 - 10:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Although the economy is strong and consumers are optimistic, many small business owners are holding fast to their cautious approach to expansion. The government's latest estimate of second-quarter economic growth, released last week, showed that the gross domestic product grew at an...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2018, file photo, a container ship is docked at a port in Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong Province. The Trump administration is proposing raising planned taxes on $200 billion in Chinese imports to 25 percent from 10 percent, turning up the pressure on Beijing in a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
August 03, 2018 - 12:45 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it is poised to impose retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals, if Washington goes ahead with its latest trade threat. China's Finance Ministry accused the Trump administration of damaging the global...
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