Trade barriers

Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Wednesday ahead of a meeting of major industrialized economies overshadowed by tension over U.S. steel tariffs. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 06, 2018 - 4:45 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks markets followed Wall Street higher Wednesday ahead of a meeting of major industrialized economies overshadowed by tension over U.S. steel tariffs. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent to 7,706.16 points while France's CAC 40 edged up 5...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tells reporters he intends to cancel the traditional August recess and keep the Senate in session to deal with backlogged tasks, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 05, 2018 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Senate Republicans are pushing longshot legislation that would require Congress to sign off on President Donald Trump's import tariffs, a rare attempt to stand up to the administration on a bedrock issue that once defined the GOP. Congressional Republicans are mostly at odds...
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FILE- In this May 21, 2018, file photo, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington. Kudlow, went on “Fox & Friends’’ Tuesday, June 5, to convey President Donald Trump's preference for reaching separate pacts with Canada and Mexico. Kudlow said Trump doesn’t necessarily plan to abandon NAFTA, but “is just going to try a different approach.’’ (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 05, 2018 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump couldn't get what he wanted from months of three-way trade talks with Canada and Mexico. So now his administration wants to pursue separate negotiations with the two U.S. neighbors to try to overhaul the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which...
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In this June 1, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump attends a Change of Command ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington. Trump is defending his tough trade negotiations with China, Canada and Mexico, saying that U.S. farmers have been treated "unfairly." The president says on Twitter that by the time he finishes his trade negotiations, "that will change" and big trade barriers "will finally be broken." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 04, 2018 - 8:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump faced pushback Monday from Republican lawmakers, an influential GOP group and foreign leaders over his tough negotiations that are hitting China, Canada and Mexico with tariffs amid fears of a trade war. But the president defended his actions saying the U.S...
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June 04, 2018 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and trade talks with China, Canada and Mexico (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Republican senators say they're working on legislation that could require a vote in Congress on President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs in the name of...
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In this April 12, 2018, photo, a visitor watches a Chinese company displaying a Chinese-made industrial robot demonstration on processing soybean at the International soybean exhibition in Shanghai. China says it will narrow its trade surplus with the United States but rejects pressure to change technology development tactics seen as a path to prosperity and its rightful place as a global leader. Beijing highlighted the sensitivity of the issue with its threat to scrap deals aimed at settling a sprawling trade dispute with Washington if President Donald Trump's threatened tariff hike on $50 billion of Chinese technology goes ahead. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 04, 2018 - 4:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — Narrow our trade surplus with the United States? No problem, say Chinese negotiators. But change technology tactics that are China's path to prosperity and its rightful place as a global leader? Absolutely not. China highlighted the sensitivity of the issue with its threat Sunday to...
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FILE- This March 30, 2017, file photo shows the Capitol Dome at dawn in Washington. Congress returns to work Monday, June 4, 2018, facing a showdown in the House over immigration while Senate Republicans are trying to stop an all-out trade war after President Donald Trump’s decision to impose import tariffs on close U.S. allies. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 04, 2018 - 12:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — This was supposed to be the quiet time on Capitol Hill, but Congress is returning to work Monday to face a House showdown over immigration. In the Senate, Republicans are trying to stop an all-out trade war after President Donald Trump's decision to impose import tariffs on close...
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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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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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