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  • Chrusciel and Granite City are among the winners as the Trump administration fights a multi-front war to reshape U.S. trade policy. "These are jobs you can raise a family on," said Granite City Mayor Ed Hagnauer. They are popular in Granite City, but problematic in other communities.

  • President Donald Trump

    President Donald Trump's blustery trade announcements are not as hostile as they appear.

  • PANAMA CITY, May 25- Negotiations over a free trade agreement between Panama and China will begin in July, Panama's trade and industry minister said on Friday, just a year after the two nations established diplomatic relations. China has been expanding its influence across Latin America, and Panama is seeking to attract new investment and boost re-exports of...

  • CHICAGO, May 25- The biggest U.S. biodiesel lobbying group has dropped its nine-year push to covert a $1- per-gallon tax credit available to blenders of the biofuel into one for producers, the vice president of federal affairs said on Friday. But import duties imposed by the U.S. Commerce Department have nearly stopped biodiesel imports from Indonesia and...

  • OTTAWA, May 25- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with U.S. In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, Trudeau said the investigation was based on flimsy logic and part of pressure from Washington to renegotiate the NAFTA trade pact. Mexico's economy minister said on Friday there was about a 40 percent chance of concluding the NAFTA talks before...

  • OTTAWA, May 25- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday and raised "strong concerns" about a U.S. probe into car and truck imports that was launched this week, the prime minister's office said. The two leaders also discussed the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations and bringing talks to a timely...

  • A woman shops for wine in Canada.

    The Trump administration claims Canada's trade practices involving U.S. wine are "discriminatory."

  • Washington set tariffs of 25 percent on U.S. steel imports in March, but has since granted the European Union, Canada and Mexico temporary exemptions until June 1. It has also agreed permanent exemptions for Brazil, Australia, Argentina and South Korea in return for quotas. South Korea, for example, agreed to quotas restricting its steel sales to the United States...

  • GENEVA, May 25- The United States has called at a meeting in Geneva for a "reset" of agricultural trade negotiations, rejecting calls from other states to push on with long-drawn-out talks on reform, a trade official said. Traditional subsidisers such as the United States, Japan and the European Union have long resisted pressure to wean their farmers off handouts,...

  • PARIS, May 25- With Italy in political turmoil, oil prices on the rise and North Korea tensions back on the burner, the last thing the global economy needs is a big lurch towards a trade war further clouding the outlook. But that is exactly what the Trump administration faces if it does not extend temporary exemptions on steel and aluminium imports from Europe that...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 25- There is about a 40- percent chance of concluding the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement before Mexico's presidential election on July 1, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday. The United States, Mexico and Canada have been bogged down in trade negotiations for the past nine months, with progress...

  • ST PETERSBURG, May 25- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he hoped that the United States would change its mind on pulling out from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

  • Chrusciel and Granite City are among the winners as the Trump administration fights a multi-front war to reshape U.S. trade policy. "These are jobs you can raise a family on," said Granite City Mayor Ed Hagnauer. They are popular in Granite City, but problematic in other communities.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 25- There is about a 40 percent chance of concluding the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement before Mexico's presidential election on July 1, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday. For a deal to be reached between Mexico, the United States and Canada on reworking the 24- year-old trade accord, U.S....

  • President Donald Trump

    Trump had been holding off on his natural instincts when it came to China, but that will likely change now, sources tell CNBC.

  • Wilbur Ross

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will visit China early next month for another round of talks amid ongoing trade frictions between the world's two largest economies.

  • BERLIN, May 25- Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess is hopeful that diplomacy can help defuse trade tensions with the United States which is exploring putting tariffs on auto imports. The Volkswagen CEO, who was promoted to the top job only last month, is part of a German business delegation accompanying Chancellor Angela Merkel on a trip to China.

  • *U.S. tariffs, U.S. exit from Iran deal are risks. BERLIN, May 25- German business confidence held steady in May after falling for five straight months, a survey showed on Friday, suggesting company executives in Europe's biggest economy are keeping their cool despite the possibility of a global trade war. The Munich- based Ifo economic institute said its business...

  • *U.S. tariffs, U.S. exit from Iran deal are risks. BERLIN, May 25- German business confidence held steady in May after falling for five straight months, a survey showed on Friday, suggesting company executives in Europe's biggest economy are keeping their cool despite the possibility of a global trade war. The Munich- based Ifo economic institute said its business...

  • BERLIN, May 25- German business confidence held steady in May after falling for five straight months, a survey showed on Friday, suggesting the mood among company executives in Europe's biggest economy is steady despite the possibility of a global trade war. The Munich- based Ifo economic institute said its business climate index held steady at 102.2, slightly...