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In India, Trump hails no trade deal as a win

February 25, 2020
Anita Kumar | POLITICO
President Donald Trump will close out his 36-hour trip to India Tuesday without striking a long-coveted trade deal to ease tariffs — but that won’t stop him from selling it as a victory.

Democrats clash on the 2020 campaign trail

January 17, 2020
With just several weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the panelists discussed the clash between Democratic presidential candidates Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The conversation also turned to the latest on the US trade deal with China and USMCA.
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What are the differences between NAFTA and the USMCA?

January 17, 2020
Amna Nawaz | The PBS NewsHour
The Senate has passed a new trade agreement among the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The USMCA, as it’s now called, is meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, and it does change or replace some important provisions -- but critics say it is hardly the overhaul that was once advertised.
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Trump hypes modest China deal, distracting from impeachment

January 16, 2020
Anita Kumar | POLITICO
On the day the House voted to officially send its articles of impeachment to the Senate, President Donald Trump grabbed attention with a 75-minute White House ceremony where he boasted that a partial China trade deal would be “a major step for world peace.”
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US-China trade issues to carry over into 2020

December 31, 2019
Kayla Tausche | CNBC
Both China and the U.S. are aiming to sign that Phase 1 deal in early January with a legal review of the 86 pages of text ongoing.
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US and China reach trade agreement

December 16, 2019
Kristen Welker | NBC News
Top U.S. officials have announced that the U.S. and China have agreed to the first phase of a trade agreement, after a trade war that has gone on for 18 months. The deal could be signed in January.
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US reached a phase one trade deal with China in principle pending Trump’s approval

December 13, 2019
Kayla Tausche, Jacob Pramuk | CNBC
The Trump administration has reached a phase one trade deal with China in principle, pending approval from President Donald Trump, three sources close to talks told CNBC on Thursday. Stock futures jumped on the news but the gains were capped as traders awaited confirmation of the deal from China.
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House Democrats Move Forward On Impeachment While Advancing Trade Deal

December 11, 2019
Susan Davis, Mara Liasson | NPR
House Democrats moved forward on impeaching President Trump on Tuesday — and gave him a big win by advancing Trump's biggest domestic priority, the trilateral trade deal with Canada and Mexico.
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White House, congressional Democrats on cusp of revised North American trade deal

December 10, 2019
Erica Werner, Seung Min Kim, David Lynch | The Washington Post
The White House and House Democrats are on the cusp of finalizing a new trade deal for North America, a major achievement for President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that comes even as Democrats prepare to impeach the president. President Trump told reporters Monday that “we’re doing very well” in the negotiations, “hearing from unions and others that it’s looking good.”
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