- As in US, Trump draws strong reactions in China Updated: May-30-16 12:01 pm
BEIJING - China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite fame elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show.
- EU, Mexico officially launch update of free trade deal Updated: May-30-16 9:49 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union and Mexico have launched talks to update a free trade agreement that one EU official says has already led to a rise of over 250 percent in goods traded between them.
- EU negotiators seek leaders' backing for US trade talks Updated: May-30-16 8:40 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union negotiators who have been locked in protracted talks over free trade with the United States are asking the EU's 28 leaders to publicly back them.
- Donnelly says he's fighting to protect Indiana steelworkers Updated: May-28-16 1:41 pm
GARY, Indiana - U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly has toured U.S. Steel's Gary Works to assure employees the federal government is fighting to protect their industry against cheap imports.
- Business events scheduled for the coming month Updated: May-27-16 1:20 pm
Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month:
- US investigating Chinese steelmakers in trade secrets case Updated: May-27-16 3:23 am
BEIJING - U.S. regulators are investigating whether Chinese steelmakers used stolen American trade secrets in a case that adds to tensions over accusations Beijing is flooding global markets with low-cost steel.
- Australian lawmaker links trade dispute with asylum seekers Updated: May-26-16 12:57 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's deputy prime minister is being criticized for suggesting that a temporary ban on cattle exports to Indonesia five years ago hindered ties with Jakarta that contributed to an influx of asylum seekers arriving on Australian shores by boats from Indonesia.
- Louisiana lawmakers encourage trade relations with Cuba Updated: May-25-16 4:38 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's lawmakers are pushing trade talks with Cuba, now that President Barack Obama has moved to normalize relations with the island nation.
- Missouri governor announces trade trip to Cuba Updated: May-24-16 4:27 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will be leading a trade delegation on a trip to Cuba next week.
- Brussels police chief injured during anti-austerity clashes Updated: May-24-16 4:24 pm
BRUSSELS - The Brussels police chief was injured Tuesday during clashes at the end of a major anti-austerity demonstration attended by around 50,000 people in the center of the Belgian capital.
- Cuba to legalize small and medium-sized private businesses Updated: May-24-16 3:28 pm
HAVANA - Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small- and medium-sized private businesses in a move that could significantly expand private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries.
- Nebraska Gov. Ricketts to visit China for trade mission Updated: May-24-16 2:12 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts will lead a delegation to China later this year to promote business relationships with Nebraska's fourth-largest trading partner, the governor announced Tuesday.
- World Trade Center observatory marks anniversary Updated: May-24-16 12:45 pm
NEW YORK - It's been about a year since the observatory at One World Trade Center opened to the public.
- US Secretary of State Kerry urges further reforms in Myanmar Updated: May-22-16 3:11 pm
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Myanmar's new civilian-led government to complete the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy by implementing further reforms to enshrine free markets, development and human rights.
- Dickinson education company looks to tap Canadian market Updated: May-22-16 12:32 pm
DICKINSON, North Dakota - A Dickinson education company is planning to tap the Canadian market.
- Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly before Obama visit Updated: May-22-16 11:05 am
HANOI, Vietnam - Just hours before President Barack Obama's first visit to Vietnam, the country voted Sunday in once-every-five-year elections for a rubber-stamp parliament whose membership has already been largely determined by the Communist Party.
- Pence asks feds to investigate China steelmakers' actions Updated: May-21-16 1:31 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is urging the federal government to investigate complaints by U.S. Steel that China is violating international trade laws.
- Iraq: Border with Jordan to open soon, after year of closure Updated: May-21-16 9:25 am
AMMAN, Jordan - Iraq's border crossing with Jordan is expected to open in about two weeks, after an almost year-long closure, allowing for a resumption of vital trade and a return of Iraqi refugees, an Iraqi diplomat said Saturday.
- US again tells European banks trade with Iran is OK Updated: May-19-16 8:06 pm
BRUSSELS - The United States and its partners in the Iran nuclear talks are trying anew to convince European banks and businesses that now-legal trade with the Islamic Republic won't be punished.
- Ricketts, agricultural groups tout trade deal for Nebraska Updated: May-19-16 3:34 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and the state's leading agricultural groups are touting the benefits of a major trade deal proposed between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations.
- Federal panel: Pacific trade pact would deliver modest gains Updated: May-18-16 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON - A contentious trade deal between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations would give the U.S. economy a modest boost, an independent federal agency reported Wednesday.
- Complex US politics of trade will follow Obama to Asia Updated: May-18-16 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON - When Republican Donald Trump complains about unfair trade partners, he often singles out Vietnam - "hot as a pistol right now" and "the new one just killing us."
- US eases Myanmar sanctions after civilian gov't takes power Updated: May-17-16 4:17 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration lifted sanctions against 10 state-run Myanmar companies and banks Tuesday in response to the Southeast Asian nation's historic transition to democracy, but it retained restrictions on trade and investment with the still-powerful military.
- Activists scale Madrid building to protest US trade talks Updated: May-17-16 8:12 am
- Imported forest pests cause $2 billion in damage annually Updated: May-17-16 12:09 am
ALBANY, New York - When Gary Lovett was studying the effect of acid rain in New York's Catskill Mountains 20 years ago, he ended the experiment early because so many trees in the test plots were dying - not from acid rain, but from insect attacks.