Economy Feb 02

Column: Is our trade deficit a problem?

Withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership, renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and launching trade actions against China ensure political headlines, but they will not make much difference to the global U.S. trade deficit. Nor will they bring more jobs…

Politics Jan 23

Trump refocuses on the economy after a rocky rollout

President Donald Trump signed three executive orders Monday morning, including a withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and a freeze on federal government hiring. A weekend of tumult over the size of his Inauguration Day crowd, record-breaking protests and news coverage…

Politics Jan 23

President Trump signs memo to leave TPP trade pact

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Monday to leave the proposed Pacific Rim trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In another executive action, Trump reinstated a ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions…

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