NAFTA 2.0 could draw some jobs back to US, but at what cost?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists his new North American trade deal will deliver a victory for U.S. factory workers by returning many high-paying jobs to the United States. ...

NAFTA 2.0 could draw some jobs back to US, but at what cost?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists his new North American trade deal will deliver a victory for U.S. factory workers by returning many high-paying jobs to the United States. ...

US trade gap grew to $54 billion in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Record imports expanded the U.S. trade deficit for the fourth straight month in September, as the politically sensitive trade deficit in goods with China hit a record. ...

US factories grew more slowly in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — American manufacturers grew at a slower pace in October as factories contended with supply disruptions caused by trade disputes with China, Europe and other trading partners. ...

US consumer spirits rise to new 18-year high in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rose again this month, hitting a new 18-year high. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index climbed to 137.9 in October from...

Wall St. disconnect: Traders panicky despite robust economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nerve-wracking anxiety that's gripped the U.S. stock market seems oddly unmoored from economic reality: Despite the turbulence on Wall Street, economic growth is strong, unemploy...

US to enter trade talks with Japan, European Union, Britain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is formally notifying Congress that it plans to pursue trade agreements with the European Union, Japan and Britain. The announcement comes ...

US industrial production climbed 0.3 percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industry expanded again in September despite the impact of Hurricane Florence. The Federal Reserve says industrial production, which includes output at factori...

IMF downgrades outlook for world economy to 3.7 pct. growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its outlook for the world economy, citing rising interest rates and growing tensions over trade. The IMF said Monday ...

Record imports push US trade gap to $53.2 billion in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — Record imports drove the U.S. trade deficit up for the third straight month in August. The deficit in the trade of goods with China and Mexico hit records. The Comm...

US services firms grew at a record pace in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms expanded at a record pace last month, stepping up production and hiring, in another sign of strength for the American economy. The Institute for...

Can Trump's bullying style deliver more trade breakthroughs?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has muscled Canada into joining a revamped North American trade deal, sealed a pact with South Korea and coaxed a reluctant Japan into agreeing to one-on-one...

AP Explains: How NAFTA 2.0 will shake up business as usual

WASHINGTON (AP) — American dairy farmers get more access to the Canadian market. U.S. drug companies can fend off generic competition for a few more years. Automakers are under pressure to build more ...

US consumer confidence rises to 18-year high in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence shot up to an 18-year high in September. The Conference Board, a business research organization, says its consumer confidence index climbed...

No way out? US, China tariffs may become the 'new normal'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The path to peace in a trade war between the United States and China is getting harder to find as the world's two biggest economies pile ever more taxes on each other's products. ...