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  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday deeper trade ties between the United States and Mexico will help both economies to grow and President Barack Obama's free trade deal will keep them globally competitive. The United States and Mexico cannot reject globalization despite the stresses it causes some industries, towns and workers on both sides,...

  • Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew made a strong pitch for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact in a visit to Mexico Thursday. Mexico was seen as a beneficiary of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, and the pact has become an issue in this year's U.S. presidential campaign. The trip was aimed at underscoring the close ties between the United States and...

  • Trade data boost Q3 GDP estimates

    CNBC's Steve Liesman gives a CNBC Rapid Update on estimates for third-quarter GDP.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. economic growth was less sluggish than previously thought in the second quarter as exports grew more than imports and businesses raised their investments, hopeful signs for the economic outlook. Gross domestic product expanded at a 1.4 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said on Thursday in its third estimate of GDP.

  • "Nobody wants to really make a commitment one way or the other," said Bill Gentry, a broker at Risk Management Commodities in Lafayette, Indiana. At 10:15 a.m. CDT Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures were up 3-1/ 4 cents at $9.48-3/ 4 a bushel. USDA on Thursday morning reported export sales of U.S. soybeans in the latest week at 1,692,900 tonnes, topping a...

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday the United States and Mexico need to pursue deeper trade ties through President Barack Obama's Pacific free trade deal and that fair trade will grow both economies. Lew, in prepared remarks at a university in Mexico City, said that the United States and Mexico cannot reject globalization despite the stress that it...

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looks on during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.

    Republican candidate Trump's company conducted business in Cuba in the late 1990s, violating the trade embargo, Newsweek will report on Friday.

  • *Second-quarter GDP growth revised up to 1.4 percent rate. WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. economic growth was less sluggish than previously thought in the second quarter as exports grew more than imports and businesses raised their investments, hopeful signs for the economic outlook. Gross domestic product expanded at a 1.4 percent annual rate, the Commerce...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. economic growth was less sluggish than previously thought in the second quarter as exports grew more than imports and businesses raised their investments, hopeful signs for the economic outlook. Gross domestic product expanded at a 1.4 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said on Thursday in its third estimate of GDP.

  • Case for Clinton's jobs plan

    Steve Case, Revolution LLC chair & CEO, talks about Hillary Clinton's plan to create jobs, and her views on trade and immigration.

  • Trump's company allegedly violated Cuba trade embargo

    Newsweek reports the GOP nominee's company secretly conducted business in Cuba despite a long-running trade embargo.

  • BEIJING, Sept 28- China will impose anti-subsidy duties of between 10 percent and 10.7 percent on imports of U.S. animal feed ingredient known as distillers' dried grains, the Commerce Ministry said in a preliminary ruling on Wednesday. As with last week's ruling, the decision affects some of the biggest players in the U.S. ethanol industry, including global...

  • WASHINGTON— Secretary of State John Kerry urged Congress on Wednesday to adopt a landmark 12- nation Asia-Pacific trade deal, arguing that rejection would badly damage U.S. credibility and national security. Kerry said failure to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership would not only hurt American business but embolden rivals and enemies like China and North...

  • Lagarde: IMF anticipates modest economic growth

    CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde about the IMF outlook for global growth and the U.S. economy.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 28- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday the institution would lower its 2016 U.S. growth forecast again and called policies that restrict trade "economic malpractice" that would choke off growth. Lagarde, in prepared remarks at Northwestern University ahead of next week's IMF and World Bank annual...

  • ACCRA, Sept 28- Ghana's economic growth slowed to 2.5 percent in the second quarter compared with a year earlier, provisional official data showed on Wednesday, due mainly to a temporary halt in oil production. Ghana saw sustained GDP growth of above 8 percent until 2013, helped by exports of gold, cocoa and oil, but then slumped because of lower global commodity...

  • Must Read: Wells Fargo chain reaction

    The "Worldwide Exchange" crew discusses some of the morning's top attention-grabbing headlines, including a Washington Post piece by Xerox CEO Ursula Burns and Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson titled," How passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership is good for America," and a Financial Times article titled, "Wells Fargo: Chain over-reaction."

  • *IMF says Iraq must revise "too expensive" 2017 draft budget. The political infighting comes as major OPEC producer Iraq struggles to fill a public deficit left by the collapse in global prices for its crude exports. To replace missing oil revenue, Iraq has turned to the International Monetary Fund for a loan package, which would also serve as the basis for other...

  • BEIJING, Sept 28- China will impose anti-subsidy duties of between 10 percent and 10.7 percent on imports of U.S. animal feed ingredient known as distillers' dried grains, the Commerce Ministry said in a preliminary ruling on Wednesday. The move was widely expected after the government announced a similar move on anti-dumping duties last week.

  • *Spot gold fell 0.1 percent to $1,325.81 an ounce by 0109 GMT. *A perceived win by Democrat Hillary Clinton in Monday's first presidential debate gave broader support to equities. *The World Trade Organization cut its forecast for global trade growth this year by more than a third on Tuesday, reflecting a slowdown in China and falling levels of imports into the...