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Trump Says North Korea Summit Back On for June 12

Trump Says North Korea Summit Back On for June 12

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters about his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Says He ‘Wouldn’t Mind’ Scrapping Nafta for Bilateral Deals

Trump Says He ‘Wouldn’t Mind’ Scrapping Nafta for Bilateral Deals

President Donald Trump said Friday he “wouldn’t mind” pursuing separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico in lieu of the North America Free Trade Agreement.
Venezuela Grants Conditional Freedom to Ceballos, 38 Others

Venezuela Grants Conditional Freedom to Ceballos, 38 Others

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro granted conditional freedom to at least 39 political prisoners Friday, including former opposition Mayor Daniel Ceballos.
Morneau Calls Tariffs on Canada for Security Reasons 'Absurd'

Morneau Calls Tariffs on Canada for Security Reasons 'Absurd'

Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau discusses his country's reaction to President Donald Trump's decision to enact import tariffs on steel from Canada, Mexico, and the EU, and progress in the Nafta
Within Hours, Trump Tariffs Force Firms to Confront New Threats

Within Hours, Trump Tariffs Force Firms to Confront New Threats

As the clock passed midnight on Friday morning, Pierre Labat’s job got a lot tougher.
Mulvaney Accused of Shunning Outside CFPB Advisers’ Input

Mulvaney Accused of Shunning Outside CFPB Advisers’ Input

Members of a panel that advises the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on potential financial-industry abuses are challenging Mick Mulvaney’s decision to scrap an upcoming meeting, calling the move
Nafta Haggling Could Slide Into 2019 After Metals Tariffs

Nafta Haggling Could Slide Into 2019 After Metals Tariffs

The window for a quick Nafta deal has probably closed and, barring a last-minute surprise, the process is set to stretch into 2019 and a new batch of lawmakers.
Here’s What Wall Street Is Saying About Trump’s Early Jobs Tweet

Here’s What Wall Street Is Saying About Trump’s Early Jobs Tweet

Friday might have been all about the U.S. jobs report. Then President Donald Trump tweeted.
The Real Barrier to Trump's Coal Bailout? His Own Appointees

The Real Barrier to Trump's Coal Bailout? His Own Appointees

A sweeping Trump administration plan to prop up ailing coal and nuclear plants has one big problem: The president’s own appointees could stand in his way.
NFTC Says Trump Tariffs a 'Double Whammy' on U.S. Manufacturers

NFTC Says Trump Tariffs a 'Double Whammy' on U.S. Manufacturers

National Foreign Trade Council President Rufus Yerxa discusses President Donald Trump's decision to enact import tariffs on steel from Canada, Mexico, and the EU and its impact on U.S. manufacturing.
Trump Orders Action to Stem Coal, Nuclear Plant Shutdowns

Trump Orders Action to Stem Coal, Nuclear Plant Shutdowns

President Donald Trump ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take immediate action to stem power plant closures.
Trump Says North Korea Summit Back On for June 12 in Singapore

Trump Says North Korea Summit Back On for June 12 in Singapore

President Donald Trump said his planned meeting with Kim Jong Un is back on for June 12 in Singapore, after he sat down with a senior adviser to the North Korean leader in the White House to continue
Diplomatic U.K. Points to Trump’s ‘Very Personal’ Style on Trade

Diplomatic U.K. Points to Trump’s ‘Very Personal’ Style on Trade

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond was the model of diplomacy in addressing the U.S. trade bomb: Donald Trump had a “very personal way” of doing business and some face time might help.
Trump Tweets Early on Jobs Data, and Wall Street Takes the Hint

Trump Tweets Early on Jobs Data, and Wall Street Takes the Hint

There’s a reason presidents and policy makers carefully avoid saying a single word about important economic numbers before they’re officially released. Traders react to even the slightest hint, moving
France's Le Maire Says Trump Tariffs 'Unjustifiable and Dangerous'

France's Le Maire Says Trump Tariffs 'Unjustifiable and Dangerous'

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire discusses President Donald Trump's decision to enact import tariffs on steel from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union, possible talks with the U.S over
New Leaders Grab the Reins of Power in Italy and Spain

New Leaders Grab the Reins of Power in Italy and Spain

Spain’s new leader began harnessing the unlikely forces that brought him to power while a populist government took over in Italy.
Pope Francis to Discuss Climate Change With Oil Company CEOs

Pope Francis to Discuss Climate Change With Oil Company CEOs

Oil company bosses will travel to the Vatican next week to discuss climate change with Pope Francis.
Petrobras CEO Resigns as Strikes Take Down Market Favorite

Petrobras CEO Resigns as Strikes Take Down Market Favorite

Pedro Parente resigned as chief executive officer of Brazil’s state-controlled oil company under pressure from President Michael Temer in the wake of a nationwide strike against high fuel prices.
Intelsat Soars as Proposal for New Airwaves Uses Progresses

Intelsat Soars as Proposal for New Airwaves Uses Progresses

Satellite operators Intelsat SA and SES SA beam video programming from space down to TV stations and cable systems across the U.S. Now they want to let Earth-bound wireless companies hitch a ride on
Iran Suspends Soccer Ties With Greece After Friendly Nixed

Iran Suspends Soccer Ties With Greece After Friendly Nixed

Iran's soccer federation has suspended all relations with its Greek counterpart after a friendly between the two nations scheduled in Istanbul was abruptly canceled amid ongoing Greece-Turkey