Monday, May 22, 2017

NAFTA

In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, photo, Blake Hurst, a corn and soybean farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, right, talks with his son Dallas Hurst, left, and his brother Brooks Hurst, center, on his farm in Westboro, Mo. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump’s presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law. But many farmers are nervous ...
In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence, from left, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin listen on Capitol Hill in Washington, as President Donald Trump speaks at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's National Days of Remembrance ceremony. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BY JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day the White House threatened to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, emerged as a key conduit between ...
In this Monday, April 3, 2017 photo, Mark Hainds of Andalusia, Alabama, stands next to a road memorial honoring a Border Patrol agent killed in a car accident near Why, Arizona. Hainds is attempting to walk the length of the U.S.-Mexico border on foot. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

BY CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The smells and sounds of Tijuana smack us as soon as we open the doors of our bug-splattered rental, a Jeep Renegade: food stalls selling roasted corn, churros and hot dogs; a near-empty ...
Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, center, Mexico's consul general in Austin, waits to give testimony to the Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Texas Capitol, Monday, March 6, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY WILL WEISSERT AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has benefited from the North American Free Trade Agreement more than anywhere else in the U.S. and should defend the pact against attempts by Donald Trump’s administration to undermine it, officials from ...
From left, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, National Trade Council adviser Peter Navarro, Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, policy adviser Stephen Miller, and chief strategist Steve Bannon watch as President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

BY RAF CASERT BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday told President Donald Trump that his “America First” and protectionist trade policies are “doomed to fail” and said the kind of trade deals like the one he scuttled with ...
In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Mexico's new Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray stands during a press conference at the Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s new foreign relations secretary said Tuesday his country isn’t just willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, it wants to start talks as soon as possible. Luis Videgaray said there’s “enormous ...
In this Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 photo, trucks move along Interstate 35, in Laredo, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BY PAUL J. WEBER LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Donald Trump’s only visit to the U.S.-Mexico border while running for president was a stop in Laredo that lasted less than three hours. On some days, that’s not long enough for 18-wheelers ...
This is a Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 file photo of Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard, as he speaks during a news conference at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass., after winning the Nobel prize in economics. . (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

BY DAVID KEYTON STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel economics prize laureate Oliver Hart says he’s not impressed by President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for the U.S. economy. Hart, a Harvard professor, told reporters in Stockholm on Wednesday that he doesn’t yet see ...
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BY |  JIM TURNER Some people involved with Florida’s international trade efforts hope President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign threat to ditch the North American Free Trade Agreement is mostly bluster. Trump repeatedly decried the 22-year-old agreement on the campaign trail as ...
Men leave a currency exchange business displaying rates of the Mexican peso Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

BY KEN SWEET NEW YORK (AP) —€” Global investors are seriously worried about Mexico. The election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States has caused investors to bet heavily against Mexico, its currency and Mexican companies. ...
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