COVID-19

"Open by Easter"? A closer look at the U.S. economy's timeline

Mar 25, 2020
Relaxing restrictions might make the economic contraction less severe, but not by much, economists say. And we'd see an escalation in infections.
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COVID-19

Trump suspends travel from Europe to U.S. for 30 days

Mar 12, 2020
Trump says the restrictions won't apply to the United Kingdom, and the U.S. will monitor the situation to determine if travel can be reopened earlier.
President Trump addresses the nation from the Oval Office about the widening COVID-19 crisis on March 11, 2020 in Washington.
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Pelosi announces agreement on North American trade pact

Dec 10, 2019
Pelosi said it was a “victory for America’s workers.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (behind), speaks about the U.S. - Mexico - Canada Agreement, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, Dec. 10, 2019.
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Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill after witnesses failed to show up for closed door testimony during the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC on November 4, 2019.
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What will President Trump announce on health care?

Oct 3, 2019
The president’s visit to a Florida retirement community for the announcement comes as Democratic presidential candidates are debating expanding the government’s role in health care.
President Donald Trump is expected to announce an executive order on health care.
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What economic powers does Trump have at his disposal?

Sep 9, 2019
Trump has already invoked the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Presidential powers don’t stop there.
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.

Understanding Trump's unprecedented international business entanglements

Jun 6, 2019
The Center for Responsive Politics reports on the president's business interests across 30 countries.
The Center for Responsive Politics used President Donald Trump's personal financial disclosures as a starting point for its investigation.
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What to expect from Trump's U.K. trip

Jun 3, 2019
Lots of pomp, not much progress.
U.S. President Donald Trump during a tour of Westminster Abbey on June 3, 2019 in London, England.
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Trump puts liquefied natural gas in the spotlight as China raises tariff

May 14, 2019
The U.S. has been exporting less liquefied natural gas to China since last fall.
A worker welds a liquefied natural gas tank at a factory in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province on March 14.
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Trump’s tariff threat puts China’s leader in a bind

May 6, 2019
In Beijing, President Donald Trump’s new threat to hike tariffs on Chinese goods has not gone over well. Stocks fell 5% in one Chinese stock exchange, 7.4% in another, and the currency tumbled. Politically, this puts Chinese leaders in a…
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 9: U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia.
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