Trade policy

In this July, 5, 2018 photo, a post-Panamax crane loads a 40-foot shipping container onto a container ship at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. On Friday, Oct. 5, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for August. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
October 05, 2018 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Record imports drove the U.S. trade deficit up for the third straight month in August. The deficit in the trade of goods with China and Mexico hit records. The Commerce Department said Friday that the trade gap — the difference between what America sells and what it buys abroad —...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a campaign event for Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers at the Spokane Convention Center Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Spokane, Wash. Pence came to downtown Spokane to stump for McMorris Rodgers, who faces a strong challenge this year from Democrat Lisa Brown. (Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence accused China on Thursday of trying to undermine President Donald Trump as the administration deploys tough new rhetoric over Chinese trade, economic and foreign policies. At the Hudson Institute think tank, Pence said China was using its power in "more...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland arrive to hold a press conference regarding the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the National Press Theatre, in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 4:33 am
TORONTO (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to make Canada pay after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wouldn't be bullied in trade talks. Trump called Trudeau "weak" and "dishonest." He threatened tariffs on cars and slapped them on steel. The unprecedented attacks on America's closest...
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Judges enter the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, where they ruled on an Iranian request to order Washington to suspend U.S. sanctions against Tehran. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 03, 2018 - 7:13 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to the safety of civil aviation. The ruling by the International Court of Justice is legally...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 03, 2018 - 12:18 am
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 02, 2018 - 11:45 pm
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 02, 2018 - 9:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is raising questions about the drinking habits of Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy in an attempt to turn the tables on Democrats who have gone after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's beer...
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October 02, 2018 - 8:12 pm
Vehicle sales are slowing down despite a run on big SUVs. Major automakers said Tuesday that U.S. sales fell 7 percent in September and 4 percent for the June-through-September quarter, compared with the same periods last year. Weaker numbers for September and the third quarter wiped out a 1.8...
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British Conservative Party Member of Parliament Boris Johnson speaks at a fringe event during the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre, in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
October 02, 2018 - 11:40 am
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson revved up Britain's Conservative Party Tuesday and ramped up pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May, condemning her proposed divorce deal with the European Union as a "cheat" that would keep the country manacled to the bloc. A day...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Asian shares fell on Tuesday as relief that the United States had brokered a trade deal with Canada gave way to concerns that negotiations with China were at a standstill. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 02, 2018 - 8:47 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets slipped Tuesday as investors took stock of the standstill in U.S. trade negotiations with China, despite a fresh deal on North American trade. In Europe, concerns about Italy's public spending plans weighed on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 0.6 percent...
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