Global trade

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2005 file photo a steel worker takes a sample at the blast furnace of ThyssenKrupp steel company in Duisburg, western Germany. Ordering combative action on foreign trade, President Donald Trump has declared that the U.S. will impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, escalating tensions with China and other trading partners and raising the prospect of higher prices for American consumers and companies. (AP Photo/Frank Austin, file)
March 02, 2018 - 12:49 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization warned Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump is risking an economically damaging trade war if he goes ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Trump, who has long railed against what he deems unfair trade practices by China...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with steel and aluminum executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. From left, Roger Newport of AK Steel, John Ferriola of Nucor, Trump, Dave Burritt of U.S. Steel Corporation, and Tim Timkin of Timken Steel. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 01, 2018 - 11:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and trade penalties on steel and aluminum imports (all times local): 11 p.m. China has expressed "grave concern" about a U.S. trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to President Donald Trump's plan to...
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The names of the six people who died in the Feb. 26, 1993 truck bomb attack at the World Trade Center are inscribed in the bronze border of the north reflecting pool of the National September 11 Memorial, in New York, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. It was a terror attack that foreshadowed Sept. 11: the deadly World Trade Center bombing that happened 25 years ago Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 26, 2018 - 1:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Trade Center's operating agency issued an apology on Monday at a solemn commemoration of the trade center's deadly 1993 bombing, saying the agency and the country was wholly unprepared for an event that became a precursor to 9/11. The apology came on the 25th anniversary...
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 25, 2018 - 1:00 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is already proving "very successful." He told reporters on his way between meetings that "we...
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Two persons walk behind the logo of the World Economic Forum at the meeting's conference center in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. One question looms as President Donald Trump packs his bags and heads for the mountains of Switzerland later this week: How will the diet Coke-loving nationalist fit in with the champagne-swilling globalists he’ll encounter at the World Economic Forum in Davos? (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 23, 2018 - 5:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One question looms as President Donald Trump packs his bags for Switzerland: How will the Diet Coke-loving nationalist fit in with the Champagne-sipping globalists he'll encounter at the World Economic Forum in Davos? American presidents tend to shun the Davos diplomacy scene, a...
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FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in recent years, driven by falling prices for panels, thanks in part to cheap imports. That has made solar power more competitive with electricity generated from coal and natural gas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
January 23, 2018 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's move Tuesday to tax imported solar cells and washing machines is meant to make good on his vow to reverse decades of U.S. support for free trade and to protect American jobs from foreign competition. But the tariffs — already denounced by China, Germany...
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Special police is on guard on the opening day of the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 12:30 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and 10 other countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement. The deal comes exactly one year...
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January 22, 2018 - 4:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry has defended its role in global trade after the U.S. government said it was a mistake to support Beijing's World Trade Organization membership on terms that failed to open its economy. A ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said Monday that China is "strictly...
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In this Nov. 8, 2017 photo, a worker watches as cargo trucks move through a shipping port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China reports its trade growth cooled in December 2017 in a sign of weaker global and domestic demand, but total exports for 2017 rose 7.9 percent over 2016 while imports were up 15.9 percent. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 11:51 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade growth cooled in December in a possible sign of weaker global and domestic demand, but last year's total exports rose 7.9 percent over 2016 while imports were up 15.9 percent. December exports rose 10.9 percent over a year earlier to $231.7 billion, down from the...
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January 11, 2018 - 3:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — China warned Washington on Thursday it will "resolutely safeguard" its interests ahead of a possible decision in an investigation into whether Beijing improperly pressures foreign companies to hand over technology. The United States is disrupting the international trading order by...
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