International trade

June 13, 2018 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to resume buying component parts from the U.S. — a move the Republican-led Senate is working to reverse. In a statement, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley pointed to "...
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Washington. The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaling that it may step up its pace of rate increases because of solid economic growth and rising inflation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 13, 2018 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve policy meeting (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says the U.S. central bank has not resolved how financial institutions should deal with marijuana businesses. Marijuana usage is permitted in some states, but not by...
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Inn this June 6, 2018, photo, Senior White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 12, 2018 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kudlow, the prominent economic commentator who joined the Trump administration this year as the president's top economic adviser, is recovering after suffering a "very mild" heart attack, the White House said Tuesday. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in...
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June 12, 2018 - 4:10 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese legislators on Tuesday passed a contentious cybersecurity law, which critics say will hurt the economy and further restrict freedom of expression. The law requires service providers such as Google and Facebook to store user data in Vietnam, open offices in the...
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U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Que., on Saturday, June 9, 2018., with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, and National Security Adviser John Bolton. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 11, 2018 - 9:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are often hesitant to publicly criticize President Donald Trump, even when they have strong disagreements. And the reaction after his outbursts over the Group of Seven summit was not much different. Trump badmouthed the prime minister of Canada. Abandoned a...
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Inn this June 6, 2018, photo, Senior White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 11, 2018 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that his top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, suffered a heart attack and was being treated Monday at a military hospital. Kudlow's condition wasn't immediately released by Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. "Our Great...
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FILE- In this April 6, 2018, file photo, federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell listens as he tours mHUB during a visit in Chicago. Investors are eagerly awaiting the updated economic forecasts the Fed will issue when its meeting ends Wednesday, June 13. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 11, 2018 - 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Another interest rate increase is all but certain when the Federal Reserve meets this week. What's not so sure is whether the vigorous U.S. economy will lead the Fed to accelerate its rate hikes in the months ahead — a move that could raise the risk of a recession. When it last...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 11, 2018. Asian markets were mixed Monday before President Donald Trump planned to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and after his outburst at Canada's prime minister over trade. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 11, 2018 - 1:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as Donald Trump prepared to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following the American president's outburst at Canada's prime minister over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.6 percent to 22,834.41 while the Shanghai Composite...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, in Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 11, 2018 - 12:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has taken more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settles in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore. In a series of tweets Monday, Trump contends that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal." Trump...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, in Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 10, 2018 - 10:40 pm
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settled in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore, contending that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal." Trump roiled the Group of Seven meeting in...
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