Free trade

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland arrives at the Office Of The United States Trade Representative in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 20, 2018 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Canadian negotiators are working around the clock on a deal to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc ahead of a Sept. 30 U.S. deadline. "Our officials are in pretty much constant contact," Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland told reporters after...
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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks as she arrives at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 19, 2018 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Canadian negotiators — facing a deadline at the end of the month — will extend until at least Thursday their negotiations to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc. After her second meeting of the day with U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer, Canada's Minister of...
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FILE- In this July 2, 2018, file photo, a truck carrying a cargo container drives under the Gerald Desmond Bridge under construction in Long Beach, Calif. China on Tuesday, Sept. 18, announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump's latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing's technology policy. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 19, 2018 - 6:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing's technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang's comments add to Beijing's effort to...
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In this Aug. 29, 2018, photo, a man works in an auto parts factory in Liaocheng in eastern China's Shandong province. The Trump administration announced Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, that it will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires. (Chinatopix via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 4:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday it will take "counter-measures" to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports and an American business group warned a "downward spiral" in their trade battle appears certain. The Commerce Ministry gave no details of a...
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FILE- In this June 5, 2018, file photo a roll of steel is moved into position at the Borusan Mannesmann Pipe manufacturing facility in Baytown, Texas. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for August. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 14, 2018 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose by a healthy 0.4 percent in August, boosted by gains in the production of autos, oil and natural gas. The Federal Reserve said Friday that industrial production, which includes output at factories, mines and utilities, has climbed 4.9 percent over...
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, talks to reporters outside the United States Trade Representative building in Washington, Friday Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Luis Alonso Lugo)
September 07, 2018 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he does not want to hurt Canada's economy but also warned that if he imposes taxes on cars it would be "devastating" for the neighboring country. "If I tax cars coming in from Canada, it would be devastating. But I don't want to do that," Trump...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about the summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during a press conference at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. To South Koreans, Bob Woodward's new book about the Trump presidency paints a bizarre but familiar picture of an unconventional U.S. leader who thinks little of a decades-long alliance that South Koreans describe as a "bond of blood." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 07, 2018 - 6:20 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Donald Trump had to be tricked out of killing a U.S.-South Korean trade deal? He threatened to move a U.S. missile defense system from South Korea to Oregon? He ordered a plan for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea? These supposed moves by Trump, detailed in journalist...
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September 05, 2018 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-Canada negotiations on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (all times local): ___ 3:21 p.m. President Donald Trump describes ongoing trade talks with Canada as "intense" but says the United States doesn't have much to lose. "If it doesn't work out...
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A woman stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Asian stocks sank Wednesday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and health care companies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 05, 2018 - 8:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets fell Wednesday as trade tensions resurfaced ahead of more talks between the United States and Canada on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 fell 0.9 percent to 5,294 while Germany's DAX lost 0.6 percent to...
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FILE- In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo screens above trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange show the NSE logo. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 04, 2018 - 11:47 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and health care companies. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.5 percent to 2,737.63 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 shed 0.3 percent to 22,631.17. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 1 percent to 27,683.34 and...
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