International trade

Britain's newly appointed chief Brexit negotiator Dominic Raab, left, and EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speak to the media ahead of a meeting at the European Commission in Brussels, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David Davis resigned less than two weeks ago and his successor Raab met his EU counterpart Michel Barnier for the first time late Thursday.(Stephanie Lecocq/Pool Photo via AP)
July 22, 2018 - 7:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's slow move away from the European Union took a new twist Sunday as the new Brexit chief suggested that Britain might not pay its 39 billion pound ($51 billion) divorce bill if no trade agreement with the European Union is reached. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab told the Sunday...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attends a press gaggle with reporters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, July 21, 2018. Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 21, 2018 - 12:48 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that the overall U.S. economy has not been harmed by the trade battles set off by President Donald Trump's get-tough policies although some individual sectors have been hurt. He said the administration was exploring...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump said he’s willing to hit all imported goods from China with tariffs, sending U.S. markets sliding before the opening bell, Friday, July 20. In a taped interview with the business channel CNBC, Trump said “I’m willing to go to 500,” referring roughly to the $505.5 in goods imported last year from China. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 21, 2018 - 11:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump intensifying his rift with U.S. trading partners, economists are growing more doubtful that any deal that might benefit American workers and companies is in sight. Instead, many analysts say they expect the Trump administration to impose more tariffs on...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Marshall Billingslea testifies during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on North Korea sanctions, on Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S. and Turkish officials met on Friday, July 20, 2018 to discuss impending American sanctions on Iran - an issue that has the potential to cause a new flashpoint in relations between the two NATO allies. U.S. Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea, who met with Turkish treasury and foreign ministry officials, said his talks in Ankara were very "positive" and that there was "no hostility" on either side. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)
July 20, 2018 - 11:10 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. and Turkish officials met on Friday to discuss impending American sanctions on Iran — an issue that has the potential to cause a new flashpoint in relations between the two NATO allies. U.S. Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea, who met with...
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People cross the road in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, July 20, 2018. Asian markets wobbled on Friday on signs that China and the U.S. were readying for the imposition of more tariffs on one another. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 20, 2018 - 5:23 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed Friday as deliberations over more U.S. tariffs on European countries and China weighed on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.1 percent to 12,693.80 while France's CAC 40 dropped 0.1 percent at 5,409.22 on Friday. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.2...
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People walk past a mural displaying world currency symbols on the outside of a bank in Beijing, Friday, July 20, 2018. China's central bank is allowing its tightly controlled yuan to drift lower against the dollar, a move that could help exporters cope with U.S. tariff hikes but raises the risk of reigniting an outflow of capital Beijing spent months trying to stanch. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 20, 2018 - 4:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank is allowing its tightly controlled currency to drift lower against the dollar, a move that could help Chinese exporters cope with U.S. tariff hikes but also might reignite an outflow of capital Beijing spent months trying to stanch. On Friday, the yuan dipped to...
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People cross the road in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, July 20, 2018. Asian markets wobbled on Friday on signs that China and the U.S. were readying for the imposition of more tariffs on one another. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 19, 2018 - 11:50 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets wobbled Friday on signs that China and the U.S. were preparing to impose more tariffs on each other's products. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent to 22,652.42 and South Korea's Kospi dropped less than 0.1 percent to 2,281.69. Hong Kong's Hang Seng...
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July 19, 2018 - 7:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — Modern slavery is most prevalent in North Korea and other repressive regimes, but developed nations also bear responsibility for it because they import $350 billion worth of goods that are produced under suspicious circumstances, according to research released Thursday. The Global...
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Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, right, and Republican Utah Gov. Gary Herbert talk about strategies for increasing direct foreign investment in state economies Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Santa Fe, N.M. Several governors attending the annual meeting of the National Governors Association said shifting U.S. trade policies are rattling markets for agricultural commodities and complicating decisions by foreign investors. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
July 19, 2018 - 7:22 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico. Several of the more than 20 governors attending the annual meeting of the National Governors...
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Marshall Miller, president of Miller and Company, holds up a photo of a vintage truck that he said was affected by previous U.S. tariffs, while speaking during a Commerce Department hearing on investigation into whether auto imports threaten national security, Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Commerce Department in Washington. The Commerce Department holds a daylong hearing on the latest trade fight the Trump administration is primed to start: It wants to impose tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, a move that President Donald Trump says would aid American workers but that could inflate car prices, make U.S. manufacturers less competitive and draw retaliation from other nations. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 19, 2018 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department sought feedback on President Donald Trump's plans to consider taxing auto imports. It got an earful at an all-day hearing Thursday. Critics lined up to urge the administration to reject auto tariffs. They argued that the taxes would raise car prices,...
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