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___ Low rates and heavy buyer demand send US home sales surging SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Spurred by ultra-low mortgage rates, home buyers rushed last month to snap...

EU agrees to cut taxes on US lobsters in modest trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the European Union announced a modest agreement Friday to cut tariffs on less than $300 million worth of annual trade between them. The EU wil...

EU-UK deadlock on trade talks goes on with time running out

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain remained deadlocked Friday in their talks on trade ties after Brexit, with EU negotiator Michel Barnier saying that any chance of a deal seemed to be sli...

UK, EU resume talks on future ties, as new deadline looms

BRUSSELS (AP) — Negotiations were to resume Tuesday on the future trade ties between the European Union and the United Kingdom after Brexit, with the Europeans insisting that important differences in ...

Trade pact will deepen economic ties between Taiwan, US: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meeting with the delegation from the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham Taipei) on Tuesday (Aug. 18), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said a bilateral trade pact ...

Security cooperation, trade pact both priorities as Taiwan strengthens US ties: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Addressing two U.S. think tanks in a videoconference on Wednesday evening (Aug. 12), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) declared that security cooperation and the signing of a t...

Visiting US delegation discusses trade issues with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During its four-day trip to Taiwan, the visiting U.S. delegation has discussed bilateral trade issues with Taiwanese officials, touching upon a potential trade pact as wel...

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___ US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring slowed last month as the coronavirus outbreak worsened. That’s accord...

Trump targets Canada, re-imposing tariffs on aluminum

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States is reinstating a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum, raising tensions with an American ally just weeks after his trade pa...

House bill, senator call for US-Taiwan trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Both a House bill and a senator on Wednesday (July 29) called for a bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and Taiwan. On Wednesday, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) int...

Taiwanese youth are a force to be reckoned with

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The successful recall of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) last month was undoubtedly a massive undertaking that not only is the first time a Taiwanese city’s mayor w...

EU watchdog to probe trade pact with South American nations

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s independent watchdog has launched an inquiry into the bloc’s trade agreement with the Mercosur group of South American countries after environmental and rights gro...

Trump Cabinet members look to reassure battleground voters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tromped through a strawberry festival in central Florida, detailing the government's new trade pact. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tal...

Crusading Mexican labor lawyer freed, banned from traveling

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Crusading Mexican labor lawyer Susana Prieto has been released from jail, but said she has been banned from travelling to the border state of Tamaulipas where she led a historic 201...

Mexico celebrates start of new trade accord with US, Canada

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico celebrated the implementation of a new free trade agreement with Canada and the United States that it hopes will lead to more investment in its struggling economy. ...