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Steven Mnuchin Is Still Standing

Steven Mnuchin Is Still Standing

Trump’s Treasury secretary has pushed tax cuts and sanctions and has learned to keep his head down in the trade war.
BAMFORD: Trudeau trade agenda is hurting Canadians

BAMFORD: Trudeau trade agenda is hurting Canadians

News stories showed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surfing off the beaches of Tofino last week. Meanwhile, people are wondering whether they have jobs going forward as we all watch Canada-U.S.
RNC Escalates GOP Feud With Koch Network After Trump's Attack

RNC Escalates GOP Feud With Koch Network After Trump's Attack

The Republican National Committee joined President Donald Trump’s attack on the powerful public policy and political network built by billionaires Charles and David Koch, exacerbating a fight with
Nafta Snub Tests Trudeau’s Armor Against Trump’s Aggression

Nafta Snub Tests Trudeau’s Armor Against Trump’s Aggression

Justin Trudeau’s popularity among voters faces a fresh test after the U.S. left his top diplomat out of recent Nafta talks with Mexico.
China Vows It Won’t Back Down After Trump’s Latest Tariff Threat

China Vows It Won’t Back Down After Trump’s Latest Tariff Threat

China said that the latest threat by the U.S. to increase tariffs won’t succeed in forcing concessions from Beijing.
Iceland Wants Foreigners to Stop Buying Its Land

Iceland Wants Foreigners to Stop Buying Its Land

A little over a century ago, a young woman named Sigridur Tomasdottir threatened to throw herself into the icy gorge of Iceland’s iconic Gullfoss waterfall in a bid to stop English businessmen from
U.S. and Mexico Nearing Nafta Car Deal, Sources Say

U.S. and Mexico Nearing Nafta Car Deal, Sources Say

The U.S. and Mexico are in the final stages of negotiating a deal on rules for cars sold under Nafta, one of the biggest sticking points in discussions to overhaul the North American Free Trade
Charles Koch Says Trump Tariffs Could Trigger U.S. Recession

Charles Koch Says Trump Tariffs Could Trigger U.S. Recession

Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, who leads a powerful policy and political network, said Sunday he worries President Donald Trump’s actions on trade and tariffs put the booming U.S. economy at
U.S. Farmers Eligible for Aid in September: Perdue

U.S. Farmers Eligible for Aid in September: Perdue

U.S. farmers will become eligible by September at the earliest for the first payments of a $12 billion subsidy program designed to shield them from a burgeoning trade war starting, Agriculture
Koch Network Says Trump Trade Moves Causing Long-Term Damage

Koch Network Says Trump Trade Moves Causing Long-Term Damage

The conservative political network led by billionaire Charles Koch opened a conference in Colorado with sharp criticism of President Donald Trump’s trade policies and leadership style, as it sought to
Nafta Talks Are Now Making ‘Amazing’ Progress, Trump Aide Says

Nafta Talks Are Now Making ‘Amazing’ Progress, Trump Aide Says

The U.S. is now making “absolutely amazing’’ progress toward renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, and a deal could come as early as this fall, according to White House Council of
Brexit Bulletin: Now What?

Brexit Bulletin: Now What?

Today in Brexit: Theresa May’s options are narrowing after the EU rejected a key part of her Brexit plan.
Lighthizer Says Tentative Nafta Deal May Be Inked Next Month

Lighthizer Says Tentative Nafta Deal May Be Inked Next Month

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said it’s possible Nafta partners will reach a tentative agreement next month to revamp the 24-year-old pact.
‘Trade, Not Aid’: U.S. Farmers Give Trump Plan a Cool Reception
WTO Chief Makes Rallying Cry for Trade as Trump Targets Cars

WTO Chief Makes Rallying Cry for Trade as Trump Targets Cars

World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo said anyone who supports free trade must speak out against the increasing threats to the multilateral order.
Deere Gets a Bump as Trump Farm Aid May Spur Tractor Buying

Deere Gets a Bump as Trump Farm Aid May Spur Tractor Buying

When the Trump administration unveiled a $12 billion aid package for farmers on Tuesday, it wasn’t just soybean growers who had cause to cheer: So too did Deere & Co., one of the largest and most
Facebook Sets Lobbying Record Amid Cambridge Analytica Fallout

Facebook Sets Lobbying Record Amid Cambridge Analytica Fallout

Facebook Inc. set a company record for lobbying spending in the second quarter, the period during which Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress and the social media giant
Just about everyone seems to be preparing for the Brexit nightmare scenario

Just about everyone seems to be preparing for the Brexit nightmare scenario

Just about everyone seems to be doubling down on preparations for the Brexit horror scenario: Britain crashing out of the European Union with no deal.…
May to Reaffirm Brexit Vow in Belfast Talk: No Hard Irish Border

May to Reaffirm Brexit Vow in Belfast Talk: No Hard Irish Border

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will reaffirm her pledge to keep the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland open following Brexit, saying the notion of a hard border is “almost inconceivable.”
Trump’s Damage to International Trade Will Take Years to Repair

Trump’s Damage to International Trade Will Take Years to Repair

America’s allies no longer trust Washington and are making free-trade deals that leave the U.S. out.