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Trump Signs USMCA, Sealing Political Win With Bipartisan Deal

Trump Signs USMCA, Sealing Political Win With Bipartisan Deal

President Donald Trump signed into law a new trade pact with Canada and Mexico on Wednesday, sealing a political victory that will help neutralize Democratic attacks on his economic record.
Robots Pose Biggest Risk to the Poorest Countries

Robots Pose Biggest Risk to the Poorest Countries

At the end of the 20th century, globalization narrowed the gap between rich and poor nations. But history shows that isn’t always the case.
Working Class Voters Betrayed by Globalization Turn to Trump's GOP: 'Democrats Weren't Looking Out for Me'

Working Class Voters Betrayed by Globalization Turn to Trump's GOP: 'Democrats Weren't Looking Out for Me'

Working-class Americans who have been betrayed by globalization of the United States' economy are turning to President Trump's economic nationalist Republican Party for support.
Lighthizer to Talk Trade Deal With India Before Trump Visit

Lighthizer to Talk Trade Deal With India Before Trump Visit

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will be in India in the second week of February to finalize a trade deal ahead of President Donald Trump’s expected visit, according to people with
The WTO Must Reform or Die

The WTO Must Reform or Die

Donald Trump’s trade salvos have shaken the World Trade Organization at a perilous time for commerce.
Brexit Bulletin: Stuff of Nightmares

Brexit Bulletin: Stuff of Nightmares

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Huawei 5G, Teck Oil Decisions Loom for Trudeau After New Nafta

Huawei 5G, Teck Oil Decisions Loom for Trudeau After New Nafta

Justin Trudeau returns to a fragmented parliament Monday facing sharp domestic divisions with the clock ticking on two of the tougher decisions of his political career.
Trump Lawyers Dispute Democrats’ ‘No Evidence’ Impeachment Case

Trump Lawyers Dispute Democrats’ ‘No Evidence’ Impeachment Case

Donald Trump’s lawyers said House Democrats failed to prove their case for impeaching the president and now are asking the Senate to take the unprecedented step of removing him from office without
Trump Lawyers to Offer ‘Coming Attractions’ at Impeachment Debut

Trump Lawyers to Offer ‘Coming Attractions’ at Impeachment Debut

Donald Trump’s lawyers kick off their formal defense in the Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, taking their turn at center stage to argue the president should not be removed from office.
Canada ‘Will Not Stop’ Until It Has Answers on Iran Crash

Canada ‘Will Not Stop’ Until It Has Answers on Iran Crash

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said her government will be relentless in seeking answers from Iran on the jet crash that killed 57 Canadians this month near Tehran.
Free Trade Is Dead. Long Live Managed Trade

Free Trade Is Dead. Long Live Managed Trade

President Trump’s upending of global commerce may endure even after he’s gone.
Brexit Deal Clears Parliament, Paving U.K.’s Way to Leave the EU

Brexit Deal Clears Parliament, Paving U.K.’s Way to Leave the EU

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal cleared its final hurdles in Parliament, bringing the crisis that paralyzed U.K. politics since the country voted to leave the European Union almost four
U.K. to Ensure No Brexit Cliff-Edge for Carmakers, Minister Says

U.K. to Ensure No Brexit Cliff-Edge for Carmakers, Minister Says

U.K. carmakers including Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover won’t face a regulatory cliff-edge that damages their competitiveness in European markets at the end of 2020, according to Prime Minister Boris
Globalist Gary Cohn Falsely Claims Tariffs on China ‘Totally Hurt’ U.S.

Globalist Gary Cohn Falsely Claims Tariffs on China ‘Totally Hurt’ U.S.

Former White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, who proudly embraces the label "globalist," falsely claimed on Face The Nation that tariffs on Chinese imports have "totally hurt the United States."
Cross-Border Runners Brave Borders With Bribery in Zimbabwe

Cross-Border Runners Brave Borders With Bribery in Zimbabwe

Farai Mapondera sits at a Shell filling station about 500 yards from the Beitbridge border post that separates South Africa and Zimbabwe. It’s 3 p.m. and 40 degrees (104 Fahrenheit) so he’s slouched
Senate Passes USMCA, Giving Trump a Win Before Impeachment Trial

Senate Passes USMCA, Giving Trump a Win Before Impeachment Trial

The Senate approved President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement on Thursday, handing the president a major political win on the same day senators will be sworn in as jurors in his
Xi’s Wider Fight With U.S. Only Just Beginning After Trade Deal

Xi’s Wider Fight With U.S. Only Just Beginning After Trade Deal

In a letter read out during Wednesday’s trade deal signing at the White House, Chinese leader Xi Jinping asked U.S. President Donald Trump to take steps to “enhance mutual trust and cooperation
Biden's 2020 Trade Agenda Copies Obama's 2008 Promises that Led to TPP

Biden's 2020 Trade Agenda Copies Obama's 2008 Promises that Led to TPP

Former Vice President Joe Biden's trade agenda in the 2020 Democrat presidential primary replicates then-candidate Barack Obama's trade promises in 2008 -- promises that ultimately led to the
Alan Tonelson: China Won’t Abide by the Trade Deal No Matter How It's Translated

Alan Tonelson: China Won’t Abide by the Trade Deal No Matter How It's Translated

China would not abide by the terms of any trade deal with the U.S. regardless of what is in the final Chinese language translation of the agreement, warned economist Alan Tonelson.
Trump Set to Sign ‘Beautiful Monster’ Trade Deal With China

Trump Set to Sign ‘Beautiful Monster’ Trade Deal With China

President Donald Trump is poised to sign a deal with China on Wednesday that for the first time would punish Beijing if it fails to deliver on pledges related to its currency, intellectual property