International trade

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Knapp Center on the campus of Drake University, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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January 30, 2020 - 9:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at his top Democratic presidential rivals Thursday, taking his fight to the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa and the crucial battleground state of Michigan. With Democrats set to hold their nominating battle Monday, Trump slammed...
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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England attends the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Report news conference in the City of London, Thursday Jan. 30, 2020. The Bank of England on Thursday opted against cutting interest rates after a run of fairly firm economic data in the past week eased fears about a dramatic slowdown in the British economy. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP)
January 30, 2020 - 12:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England on Thursday opted against cutting interest rates amid signs of improvement in the British economy in the run-up to Britain's imminent departure from the European Union. The bank said in a statement that its Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to keep the key U.K...
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FILE - This Jan. 29, 2020, file photo shows screens warning about a new coronavirus in a subway train in Seoul, South Korea. The dangerous virus spreading through China threatens a wide range of industries with global ties to the world’s second largest economy. Chinese authorities have cut off access to Wuhan, where the virus originated, and 16 other cities to prevent further spread of the virus, affecting more than 50 million people. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 30, 2020 - 12:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The dangerous virus spreading through China threatens a wide range of industries with ties to the world’s second largest economy. Chinese authorities have cut off access to Wuhan, where the virus originated, and 16 other cities to prevent further spread of the virus, affecting more...
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Ireland Finance minister Paschal Donohoe poses for a photo after an interview in Dublin, Thursday Jan. 30, 2020. Getting a new trade deal between the U.K. and the European Union by the end of the year, as the British government claims will happen, would be a feat "nearly without precedent," says the Irish finance minister. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
January 30, 2020 - 12:24 pm
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — Getting a new trade deal between the U.K. and the European Union by the end of the year — as the British government claims will happen — would be a feat “nearly without precedent,” the Irish finance minister said Thursday. As the EU and Britain prepare to square off over the...
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UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, in London, Wednesday Jan. 29, 2020. Pompeo is in the UK for high level trade talks ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union on upcoming Friday. (Peter Summers/Pool via AP)
January 30, 2020 - 11:16 am
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. and Britain would retain and enhance their special relationship once the U.K. leaves the European Union this week. He also said that American unhappiness with the British decision to allow the Chinese tech company Huawei...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, shows the waterfront in Portland, Maine. On Thursday, Jan. 30, the Commerce Department issues the first estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
AP News
January 30, 2020 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a moderate 2.1% rate in the final three months of 2019, capping a year when growth slowed significantly due to a weaker global economy and trade war uncertainties. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the fourth-quarter increase in the gross...
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An anti-Brexit campaigner waves European Union and Union flags outside Parliament in London, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
January 30, 2020 - 6:47 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Friday will mark a truly historic moment, but almost nothing will happen. A few Union Jack flags will be lowered from European Union buildings in Brussels, more will be waved in jubilation by Brexiteers in London at the moment of Britain's departure — at 11 p.m. in the U.K.,...
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January 30, 2020 - 3:35 am
LONDON (AP) — British auto production dropped for a third straight year in 2019, as carmakers continued to hold off on investment amid uncertainty over the country's departure from the European Union. The anemic figures announced Thursday by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders will...
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In this image from video, Alan Dershowitz, an attorney for President Donald Trump, answers a question during the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
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January 29, 2020 - 10:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking shift from President Donald Trump’s claims of “perfect” dealings with Ukraine, his defense asserted Wednesday at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could not be grounds for his impeachment. Trump's defenders...
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 29, 2020 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as the outlook for the global economy had been brightening in recent months, a new threat has suddenly emerged in the form of the viral outbreak in China. That was the cautionary message that Chairman Jerome Powell delivered Wednesday after the Federal Reserve held interest...
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