Economic policy

In this Jan. 14, 2015 photo, Chinese customs officials inspect cars being loaded for export at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China said Thursday, May 24, 2018, that it will "firmly defend" its rights and interests against what it calls the Trump administration's abuse of national security provisions in trade. The Commerce Ministry's response came after the Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on automobile imports on national security grounds. (Chinatopix via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 3:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan both condemned Thursday the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. China's Commerce Ministry said Beijing would "firmly defend" its rights and...
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President Donald Trump's hair is ruffled by a breeze as he speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, en route to a day trip to New York. Trump will hold a roundtable discussion on Long Island on illegal immigration and gang violence that the White House is calling a "national call to action for legislative policy changes." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 23, 2018 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U...
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President Donald Trump's hair is ruffled by a breeze as he speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, en route to a day trip to New York. Trump will hold a roundtable discussion on Long Island on illegal immigration and gang violence that the White House is calling a "national call to action for legislative policy changes." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 23, 2018 - 9:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the auto industry (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump is directing the Commerce Department to begin an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the import of automobiles into the United States. The White House says...
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An employee of a currency exchange shop uses his mobile outside the shop in a market in Istanbul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Turkey's currency has fallen to a record low against the dollar amid concerns about an outflow of investor capital and the country's ability to manage the situation. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 23, 2018 - 1:08 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's currency recouped losses Wednesday following an emergency central bank meeting that increased the lending rate by three base points. The lira had fallen to a record low against the dollar amid concerns about an outflow of investor capital and the country's ability to...
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Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrives Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Arizona Secretary of State's office in Phoenix to turn in petition signatures in his bid to appear on the ballot in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. The Republican lawman's campaign says it turned in 10,000 signatures on Tuesday so he can compete in the GOP primary on Aug. 28th. (AP Photo/Matt York)
May 22, 2018 - 7:11 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has repeatedly pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump, but the divisive retired sheriff is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president's policies. Arpaio declined at a news conference Tuesday to explain how Trump's earlier...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, people gather at the ZTE booth at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Chinese telecommunications company ZTE has halted its main operations after U.S. authorities cut off its access to American suppliers as President Donald Trump steps up pressure over trade and technology issues with Beijing. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
May 22, 2018 - 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the deal might require ZTE to revamp its board and to...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, visitors look at a Buick Enspire concept car on display at the China Auto China in Beijing. China has announced it will reduce auto import duties effective July 1 following promises to buy more U.S. goods and end restrictions on foreign ownership in the industry. The Finance Ministry said Tuesday, May 22, 2018, that charges for many imported vehicles will be reduced from 25 percent to 15 percent. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
May 22, 2018 - 11:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday it will reduce auto import duties effective July 1 following pledges to buy more U.S. goods and end restrictions on foreign ownership in the industry. President Xi Jinping promised the changes in April amid mounting pressure from Washington to narrow China's...
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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom, left, talks with Hungary's Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto during an EU foreign affairs council on trade at the Europa building in Brussels on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
May 22, 2018 - 9:49 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union expressed doubt Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump will accept an offer of trade talks and other incentives to permanently exempt the bloc from punishing tariffs on steel and aluminum exports next week. In March, Trump imposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel...
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Russian lawmakers work during a session of the State Duma, Russian parliament's lower house in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Russia's parliament on Tuesday adopted a wide-ranging bill that could freeze crucial exports to the United States and imports to Russia from the U.S. and other countries. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 22, 2018 - 9:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament on Tuesday adopted a wide-ranging bill that could freeze crucial exports to the United States and imports to Russia from the U.S. and other countries. The bill, drafted by leading lawmakers at the State Duma in response to the latest round of U.S. sanctions, lays...
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An investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing, China, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 22, 2018 - 7:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday as investors watched developments in the U.S.-China trade relations and Italy's move toward forming a euroskeptic government. KEEPING SCORE: London's FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent to 7,870 and Germany's DAX added 0.1 percent to 13,092. France's...
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