Ahead of G-7 summit, lots of behind the scenes lobbying on trade

Jun 8, 2018
Business leaders and their lobbyists urge President Trump to stop levying tariffs.

A world without NAFTA. How would that work?

Jun 5, 2018
After more than a year of three-party talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump’s top economic aide says a new approach is needed. Larry Kudlow told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning that the administration now prefers to negotiate with Mexico and Canada separately. “When you have to compromise with a […]

North Korea’s economy: Did it drive Kim Jong Un to Singapore?

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May 10, 2018
They call North Korea the Hermit Kingdom for a reason: It’s not exactly easy to see what’s happening with its economy. Here are a few things we know. Or think we know. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Is a troubled economy driving North Korea to the table?

Mar 9, 2018
Yesterday’s surprise announcement that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet with President Donald Trump for denuclearization talks raises a lot of questions. Most importantly: Why now? The Trump administration, along with the international community, has recently ratcheted up economic sanctions against North Korea. While it’s clear those sanctions have done some damage to […]

What a baseball game has to do with the NAFTA negotiations

Mar 21, 2017
Carla Hills of the U.S. and Michael Wilson of Canada helped broker what Hills calls the 'premier trade agreement for its time.'
“Thirty-five states in the United States have as their No. 1 export market Canada. Nine million jobs in the United States are dependent on that trade relationship,” said Michael Wilson. He was the minister of trade when he participated in the NAFTA negotiations.
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Multilateral trade deals? Trump's just not that into them

Mar 3, 2017
Now that the U.S. is out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, what are the benefits of one-on-one negotiations?
President Donald Trump shows the executive order withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Round 15 of that other trade deal in the works — T-TIP

Oct 3, 2016
Round 15 of the T-TIP talks begins on Monday and few are expecting any consensus.
U.S. President Barack Obama visiting Germany in April of this year to make the case for the T-TIP.
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The Paris talks are officially over...what's next?

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Why the secrecy behind trade talks?

May 5, 2015
The lack of transparency behind trade deals is a worry for critics.