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Trump says he is 'not interested' in trade talks with China

12:00am BST

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday shut the door on "Phase 2" trade negotiations with China, saying he does not want to talk to Beijing about trade because of the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. public schools, focus of debate on reopening, are unsung economic force

14 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON As the debate rages over how to safely reopen U.S. schools this autumn, one factor weighs heavily: the nation's 98,000 public "K-12" schools are a cornerstone of the economy, and a massive jobs engine.

Trump vows to push governors to reopen schools as pandemic surges

10 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would pressure state governors to open schools in the fall, despite a surge in coronavirus cases across the country that have prompted some local officials to pause or scale back reopening plans. | Video

USTR Lighthizer says bilateral trade pacts conflict with multilateral trading system

09 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday said the world needed either a multilateral system to govern global trade or a series of bilateral agreements, but the two were in conflict with each other.

Some CEOs decline White House dinner for Mexican president amid coronavirus surge

09 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON The White House CEO dinner on Wednesday evening with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his delegation had some notable absences among corporate invitees - one because of a positive coronavirus test.

Some CEOs decline White House dinner for Mexican president amid coronavirus surge

09 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON The White House CEO dinner on Wednesday evening with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his delegation had some notable absences among corporate invitees - one because of a positive coronavirus test.

Some CEOs decline White House dinner for Mexican president amid coronavirus surge

08 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON, July 8 The White House CEO dinner on Wednesday evening with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will have some notable absences among corporate invitees - one because of a positive coronavirus test.

U.S. pandemic aid program saved 51.1 million jobs, but wealthy and connected also benefited

07 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON A high-profile pandemic aid program protected about 51.1 million American jobs, the Trump administration said on Monday, as it revealed how $521.4 billion in taxpayer cash was injected into small businesses but also into the pockets of the rich and famous.

New North American trade deal launches under cloud of disputes, coronavirus

01 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA A modernized U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact took effect on Wednesday, ensuring continuity for manufacturers and agriculture, but the threat of disputes is exposing cracks in what was meant to be a stronger North American fortress of competitiveness.

New North American trade deal launches under growing threat of disputes

01 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA The revamped trade pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico taking effect on Wednesday was meant to create a kind of fortress North America, boosting the region's competitiveness - but cracks are already starting to show in the foundation.

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