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Is the global economy facing a "Bretton Woods" moment?

Jun 10, 2021
One think tank CEO says the G-7 summit is a moment to envision an economic restructuring similar in scale to that of post-WWII.
President Joe Biden (center) and first lady Jill Biden (left) arrive in Cornwall for the G-7 summit.
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Trade disputes high on Biden's European trip agenda

Jun 9, 2021
Tariffs on wine, cheese, steel and aluminum are among the issues to be resolved.
The first couple arrives in England ahead of the G-7 summit. Biden is expected to try to resolve  disputes involving tariffs on wine, cheese, steel and aluminum.
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Biden walks a trans-Atlantic tightrope, balancing domestic, foreign concerns

Feb 19, 2021
The president wants to reengage with the world, but it won't be able to immediately reverse Trump administration policies.
President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan would make roughly a trillion dollars available to repair roads, bridges and other systems.
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Does "America first" mean "America alone"?

Jun 8, 2018
This week could turn out to be a hinge-point in U.S. and global economies.
From left, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and British Prime Minister Theresa May pose for a photo at the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina at the 2017 G-7 summit in Sicily.
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‘America first’ trade policies don’t play so well in Europe

May 31, 2017
Protectionist trade policies could make U.S. trade deals harder to come by.
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