Economic policy

FILE – This June 14, 2004, file photo shows the main entrance to Polaris Fashion Place, a suburban mall in Columbus, Ohio. Rollout of the Government Accounting Standards Board's reporting rules for economic development tax breaks has not been without hiccups, with the nonprofit board issuing an April 2017 clarification about tax increment financing, or TIF, districts. The mechanism was used to develop the Polaris Fashion Place mall and other projects nationwide. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
May 21, 2017 - 1:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Want to know how much money governments give away in corporate tax breaks? Good luck. For years, the figure has been incredibly difficult to calculate. That's because states, cities and other government units haven't been directed to uniformly report the value attached to the...
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In this photo taken May 19, 2017, a GPO worker stacks copies of "Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2018" onto a pallet at the U.S. Government Publishing Office's (GPO) plant in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 21, 2017 - 7:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget hasn't been released yet, but that's not stopping some of Capitol Hill's most important Republicans from giving it a cold shoulder. Trump's blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday, and it's certain to include a wave of cuts to benefit...
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Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center right, shakes hands with Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, center left, as Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, top left, U.S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, top right, and Peruvian Trade Minister Eduardo Ferreyros, bottom right, look on after a group photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Trade ministerial meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The Pacific Rim trade ministers started their two-day meeting in Hanoi focusing on free trade and regional economic integration amid fears of growing trade protectionism. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
May 21, 2017 - 3:57 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam committed Sunday to move ahead with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact after the United States pulled out. New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay said the remaining 11 TPP countries are open to others joining provided...
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May 20, 2017 - 12:01 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Pacific Rim trade ministers have started their two-day meeting in Hanoi focusing on free trade and regional economic integration amid fears of growing trade protectionism. U.S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer made his international debut at the gathering of 21...
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In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, photo, Blake Hurst, a corn and soybean farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, walks to the tractor shed on his farm in Westboro, Mo. U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement, but NAFTA has widened access to Mexican and Canadian markets, boosting U.S. farm exports and benefiting many farmers. Hurst says NAFTA has been good for his business and worries that he'll lose out in a renegotiation. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
May 19, 2017 - 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump's presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law. But many farmers are nervous about another plank in Trump's agenda: His vow to...
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In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, photo, Blake Hurst, a corn and soybean farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, walks to the tractor shed on his farm in Westboro, Mo. U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement, but NAFTA has widened access to Mexican and Canadian markets, boosting U.S. farm exports and benefiting many farmers. Hurst says NAFTA has been good for his business and worries that he'll lose out in a renegotiation. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
May 19, 2017 - 6:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump's presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law. But last month, many of them struck a sour note after White House aides signaled that...
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FILE- In this Monday, May 15, 2017, photo, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington during his swearing-in ceremony. Lighthizer sent a letter to congressional leaders on Thursday, May 18, starting 90 days of consultations with lawmakers over how to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 18, 2017 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Making good on a campaign promise, the Trump administration formally told Congress Thursday that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer sent a letter to congressional leaders Thursday, starting 90...
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May 18, 2017 - 6:44 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's government warned Thursday it could cancel a planned US$2 billion purchase of 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing Co. because of U.S. Department of Commerce anti-dumping investigations against Canadian plane maker Bombardier. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland issued...
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May 18, 2017 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Making good on a campaign promise, the Trump administration formally told Congress Thursday that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer sent a letter to congressional leaders Thursday, starting 90...
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May 18, 2017 - 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada (all times local): ___ 12:15 p.m. U.S. congressional leaders promise to work closely with the Trump administration to renegotiate NAFTA. "Congress and the...
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