Economic policy

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 4, 2018. Asian stock indexes were higher Monday as investors rallied around a U.S. jobs report, despite fresh signs of a burgeoning trade war emerging closer to home. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 04, 2018 - 12:17 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stock indexes rose Monday as investors rallied around a U.S. jobs report, despite fresh signs of a burgeoning trade war as weekend China-U.S. trade talks ended in an apparent impasse. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.4 percent to 22,481.64 and South...
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FILE- In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, a worker helps build an apartment and retail complex in Nashville, Tenn. The National Association for Business Economics says in its latest quarterly outlook that its panel of 45 economists expects the economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, to expand 2.8 percent this year. That is down slightly from the panel's March forecast which put GDP growth this year at 2.9 percent. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
June 04, 2018 - 12:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of top business economists believes the major tax cuts President Donald Trump pushed through Congress will give a significant boost to economic growth this year and next year. But they worry that by 2020, the country could be entering a new recession. The National...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrives to the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse to attend a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Beijing, Sunday, June 3, 2018. U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross is in Beijing for talks on China's promise to buy more American goods after Washington ratcheted up tensions with a new threat of tariff hikes on Chinese high-tech exports. ( (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)
June 03, 2018 - 4:38 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on trade talks between the U.S. and China (all times local): 2:05 p.m. China has warned any agreements with Washington in their talks on settling a sprawling trade dispute "will not take effect" if threatened U.S. sanctions including tariff hikes go ahead. The statement...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, second from left, and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, arrive to attend a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Sunday, June 3, 2018. U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross is in Beijing for talks on China's promise to buy more American goods after Washington ratcheted up tensions with a new threat of tariff hikes on Chinese high-tech exports. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)
June 03, 2018 - 8:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — China warned Sunday after another round of talks on a sprawling trade dispute with Washington that any deals they produce "will not take effect" if President Donald Trump's threatened tariff hike on Chinese goods goes ahead. The warning came after delegations led by U.S. Commerce...
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June 03, 2018 - 8:34 am
LONDON (AP) — British civil servants have warned of shortages of food, fuel and medicines within weeks if the U.K. leaves the European Union next year without a trade deal, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Sunday Times said government officials have modeled three potential scenarios for a "no deal...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a news conference during a meeting for the G7 Finance and Central Bank Governors in Whistler, B.C., on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 03, 2018 - 4:48 am
WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — The United States was singled out by some of its closest allies Saturday over the imposition of tariffs that they warn will undermine open trade and weaken confidence in the global economy. The dispute over U.S. President Donald Trump's new levies on steel and...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Saturday, June 2, 2018. U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross has arrived in Beijing for talks on China's promise to buy more American goods after Washington revived tensions by renewing its threat of tariff hikes on Chinese high-tech exports. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 02, 2018 - 11:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrived in Beijing on Saturday for talks on China's promise to buy more American goods after Washington revived tensions by renewing its threat of tariff hikes on Chinese high-tech exports. The talks focus on adding details to China's May 19...
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In this May 19, 2018, photo, a worker positions a roll of steel plate at a dockyard in Qidong in eastern China's Jiangsu province. China appealed Friday, June 1, 2018, to its trading partners to reject "trade and investment protectionism" after Washington raised tariffs on steel imports and said it will impose curbs on Chinese investment. (Chinatopix via AP)
June 01, 2018 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to slap tariffs on its top allies could weaken Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' hand as he landed in Beijing on Saturday to try to fend off a trade war with China. That, at least, is the view of many longtime trade analysts and China watchers. "...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2016 file photo, Brazil's President Michel Temer, left, greets Pedro Parente, the then newly named president of state oil company Petrobras, during a swearing-in ceremony, at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Parente resigned on Friday, June 1, 2018, the latest fallout from a crippling truckers' strike over fuel prices. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
June 01, 2018 - 7:41 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The president of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras resigned Friday, the latest fallout from a crippling truckers' strike over fuel prices that has widespread implications for the future of Latin America's largest economy. The dayslong strike led to shortages of supplies...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A pair of U.S. Senators urged Congress on June 1 to consider legislation that would rein in President Donald Trump's trade actions in light of tariffs his administration imposed on imported steel and aluminum. Speaking to farmers in North Dakota, Heitkamp said "maybe we need to rethink" policies that give the president broad international trade authority. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 01, 2018 - 6:28 pm
TAYLOR, N.D. (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators urged Congress on Friday to consider legislation that would rein in President Donald Trump on trade in light of tariffs his administration imposed on imported steel and aluminum. Speaking to farmers in North Dakota, Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said "...
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