Monday, May 22, 2017

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Vietnamese Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh speaks during a press conference after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade ministerial meeting in Hanoi, Sunday, May 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam committed Sunday to move ahead with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact after the United States pulled out. New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay said the remaining 11 TPP ...
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 ...
Caption President of the German Central Bank Jens Weidmann, center, talks to US' Federal Reserve Board President Janet Yellen, left, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during the G20 finance ministers meeting in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, Friday, March 17, 2017. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP) Alt Text Description Required fields are marked *

BY DAVID McHUGH BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — The world’s top economic powers dropped a pledge to oppose trade protectionism amid pushback from the Trump administration, which wants trade to more clearly benefit American companies and workers. Finance ministers from the ...
German Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, left, and US Finance Minister, Steven Mnuchin interact during a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 16, 2017. (Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)

BY DAVID McHUGH BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin headed into a tussle over free trade Friday at a summit that will help set the tone for the global economy. The Group of 20 gathering will be ...
In this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Steven Mnuchin, talks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

BY DAVID McHUGH and MARTIN CRUTSINGER FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to get tough on trade partners like China, Mexico and Germany. Now his Treasury chief, Steven Mnuchin, will get his first opportunity to confront ...
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe participate in a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump rages about unfair trading practices, he usually directs his ire at China and Mexico. By comparison, Japan and Germany get off easy. The focus on China is understandable: The U.S. ...
In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his policy speech during a Diet session at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

BY MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH TOKYO (AP) — Angling to pre-empt complaints over Japan’s perennial trade surplus with the U.S., Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reportedly plans to propose a sweeping economic cooperation package meant to create hundreds of thousands ...
A car passes grain storage bins on a rural highway, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Ottumwa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

BY THOMAS BEAUMONT OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — In struggling Wapello County, a swath of southeast Iowa Donald Trump was the first Republican to carry in 44 years, his earliest and most devout supporters cheer the new president’s quick action on ...
In this Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, a tug boat goes by the pier of a container terminal in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

BY ELAINE KURTENBACH TOKYO (AP) — Talk of a possible 20 percent tax on U.S. imports from Mexico raised eyebrows Friday in Asia, where exports to the U.S. drive growth in many economies. Reaction to the news was more muted ...
In this Jan. 23, 2017, photo, Vice President Mike Pence, left, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus watch as President Donald Trump shows off an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact agreed to under the Obama administration in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

BY MATTHEW PENNINGTON and BRADLEY KLAPPER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s “peace through strength” could mean more U.S. military power in Asia, reassuring allies about America’s resolve to counter China. That is, if they’re still looking to Washington for ...
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