Trade policy

FILE - In this Friday, May 10, 2019 file photo, a container ship is unloaded at the Virginia International Gateway terminal in Norfolk, Va. U.S. factories expanded unexpectedly in January 2020, snapping a five-month losing streak. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, that its manufacturing index rose to 50.9 in January, from 47.8 in December. Anything above 50 signals expansion. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
February 05, 2020 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell for the first time in six years in 2019 as President Donald Trump hammered China with import taxes. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between what the United States sells and what it buys abroad fell 1.7% last year to $616.8 billion. U...
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A volunteer stands in front of a Communist Party flag as he takes the temperature of a scooter driver at a roadside checkpoint in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. China sent medical workers and equipment to a newly built hospital, infused cash into financial markets and further restricted people's movement in sweeping new steps Monday to contain a rapidly spreading virus and its escalating impact. (Chinatopix via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hyundai Motors is suspending production in South Korea, a sign that the economic fallout from China's viral outbreak is spreading. For other companies bracing for losses from coronavirus, the damage has so far been delayed, thanks to a stroke of timing: The outbreak hit just when...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, buttons his jacket after holding a joint news conference with Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP)
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February 04, 2020 - 12:29 am
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — The countries Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited on a five nation-tour over the last week varied from longtime ally Britain to ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia. But the message he conveyed to his hosts stayed the same: Beware of China. In his trip to Europe and...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlines his government's negotiating stance with the European Union after Brexit, during a key speech at the Old Naval College in Greenwich, London, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)
February 03, 2020 - 3:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union set out clashing opening gambits Monday on striking a post-Brexit trade deal, making it clear that each side is willing to walk away without an agreement rather than compromise on key issues. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a bravado-filled salvo...
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A fishing boat at work in the English Channel, off the southern coast of England, Saturday Feb. 1, 2020. The fishing industry if one of the main subjects for negotiations, after the UK left the European Union on Friday, ending 47 years of close and sometimes uncomfortable ties to Brussels. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
February 03, 2020 - 4:50 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will link any access to its market for British products directly to the access that EU boats will be given to U.K. waters, the bloc's chief negotiator said Monday. EU negotiator Michel Barnier underscored the difficulties of the trade negotiations with Britain...
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The Victoria Tower stands in Westminster, in London, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Britain has officially left the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
February 02, 2020 - 8:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Two days after Brexit, British officials pushed the European Union on Sunday for a Canada-style free trade arrangement as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson geared up for a key speech to spell out his government's negotiating stance. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told Sky News that...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to the Industry Centre at the University of Sunderland, on Friday Jan. 31, 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. (Scott Heppell/Pool Photo via AP)
February 01, 2020 - 6:26 am
LONDON (AP) — If you thought the drawn-out battle over the U.K.'s departure from the European Union was painful, wait until you see what comes next. While Britain formally left the EU at 11 p.m. local time Friday, the hard work of building a new economic relationship between the bloc and its ex-...
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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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