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White House releases report on progress of its economic policy

March 19, 2019
Ylan Mui | CNBC
CNBC's Ylan Mui summarizes on the economic report the White House released arguing why the administration believes the Trump policies are working. The administration is laying the groundwork for their argument to voters heading into 2020, trying to frame the debate as socialism verse a strong economy.
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February payrolls rose by 20,000 jobs, falling short of estimates

March 8, 2019
Ylan Mui | CNBC
Job growth came to a near halt in February following the longest government shutdown in history. U.S. payrolls were expected to increase by 180,000 in February.
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Powell Says He Wouldn’t Resign at Trump’s Request

January 4, 2019
Jennifer Jacobs, Jonathan Ferro | Bloomberg
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he wouldn’t resign if President Donald Trump asked him to do so, addressing months of criticism from the White House about the central bank’s decisions to raise interest rates.
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President Trump’s trade war with China

December 7, 2018
International relations with China and Saudi Arabia.
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November's jobs report falls short of expectation

December 7, 2018
Ylan Mui | CNBC
Non-farm payrolls rose by 155,000 in November. The unemployment rate is unchanged at 3.7 per cent. Average hourly earnings were up six per cent at $27.35 in November.
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Trump Says U.S.-China Relations Have Taken 'Big Leap Forward'

December 3, 2018
Vivian Salama | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump, fresh off his meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping in Argentina, said on Monday that U.S.-China relations have taken a “big leap forward” and he pledged his love to the American farmers whom he said would be the “big and fast beneficiary” of renewed talks.
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Trump scores political win with signing of new North American trade pact at G-20, but deal still faces a hurdle in Congress

November 30, 2018
Philip Rucker, David J. Lynch | The Washington Post
President Trump celebrated a major political win Friday, joining the leaders of the Mexican and Canadian governments in signing a new North American trade deal that overhauls the rules governing more than $1.2 trillion in regional commerce and closes the door on a quarter-century of unbridled globalization.
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Trump Cancels Meeting With Putin, Citing Naval Clash Between Russia and Ukraine

November 30, 2018
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his planned meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, citing the unresolved naval standoff between Russia and Ukraine and upending his hopes of further cementing the relationship between the two leaders.

Looking ahead to the 116th Congress

November 23, 2018
A divided Congress in the age of President Trump.
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