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  • new storyUK's Cameron: EU exit would lead to 'decade of uncertainty' 
    Updated: May-04-16 12:57 pm

    LONDON - Advocates of leaving the European Union have not thought through its economic impact, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday, warning that an exit would spark "a decade of uncertainty."

  • new storyA waiting game for companies hoping to do business in Cuba 
    Updated: May-04-16 11:53 am

    NEW YORK - The thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations has many small and medium-sized companies thinking about doing business with the nation that has largely been off-limits for more than half a century. Most companies, however, will have to wait.

  • US trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 9:53 am

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.

  • France threatens 'no' to US-EU trade zone, amid new tensions story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 2:14 pm

    PARIS - France is threatening to reject a huge free-trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union, saying it's too friendly to U.S. business and probably doomed.

  • Rivers: Clippers will not trade Paul, Griffin or Jordan story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 5:02 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Doc Rivers said Monday that he would not break up the Los Angeles Clippers' big three of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan during the offseason - regardless of any trade offers that may arise.

  • Rep. Pingree of Maine in Cuba for trade mission 
    Updated: May-02-16 3:48 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree is in Cuba where she'll be joined by a group of American organic food producers and advocates.

  • SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: Will China build on disputed shoal? story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 1:54 am

    Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors that all lay claim to islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves. China's recent construction of artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago, complete with airstrips and radar stations, and U.S. patrols challenging Beijing's vast territorial claims, have caused concern that the strategically important waters could become a flashpoint.

  • Iraq says oil exports, revenues increase in April 
    Updated: May-01-16 6:32 am

    BAGHDAD - Iraq says April crude oil exports have increased by 2.3 percent from the previous month, filling cash-strapped coffers amid an acute economic crisis.

  • Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-16 12:26 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.

  • Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:25 pm

    SEATTLE - A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday.

  • US places 5 countries on trade monitoring list 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has placed five countries - China, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan - on a new monitoring list designed to pressure foreign governments to tackle large trade imbalances with the United States.

  • Sanders blasts Indiana factory closings at union rally 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:06 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Bernie Sanders told a labor union rally outside the Indiana Statehouse that bad international trade policies are enabling corporations to shut down American factories and move work to countries with lower wages.

  • Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:21 am

    BEIJING - Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia.

  • Former defense secretaries push for trade pact 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 6:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - Eight former secretaries of defense are pushing congressional leaders to back one of President Barack Obama's top priorities and pass a free trade agreement they say is fundamental to national security.

  • US economy struggles at start of election year 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 3:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - It was not a great start for the U.S. economy.

  • Airbus profits down; gearbox troubles in military plane 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 2:32 am

    PARIS - Airbus Group said Thursday it's facing a "challenging year" after troubles surfaced with a gearbox on the A400M military transporter and export credit agencies suspended financing for the plane-maker.

  • US targets 11 countries for lax copyright protection 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 9:35 am

    WASHINGTON - China, Russia and India are among 11 countries targeted by the Obama administration for leaving American producers of music, movies and other copyrighted material open to rampant piracy.

  • McAuliffe visits Germany, announces new trade deal 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 5:09 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new forest products trade deal between companies in Virginia and Germany.

  • US Steel files trade complaint against big Chinese producers 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 7:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. with false labeling.

  • In Germany, Snyder highlights Michigan's industrial research 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 4:45 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder said his visit to a massive industrial trade show in Germany and his planned stops in other European countries are helping him highlight Michigan as a site of cutting-edge manufacturing research that can attract foreign business to the state.

  • Fiat Chrysler accelerates NAFTA shift from passenger cars 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 3:21 pm

    MILAN - With lower gas prices shifting North American driving preferences toward bigger vehicles, Fiat Chrysler has accelerated its transition away from passenger cars with an impact on its manufacturing footprint across the globe.

  • Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-25-16 7:06 pm

    HANNOVER, Germany - Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up "momentum" in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own.

  • The Latest: Obama meeting with European leaders story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 8:51 am

    HANNOVER, Germany - The Latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Germany (all times local):

  • IMF expects $500B revenue loss for Mideast oil exporters story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:50 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Oil exporting countries in the Middle East lost a staggering $390 billion in revenue due to lower oil prices last year, and should brace for even deeper losses of around $500 billion this year, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.

  • Aides: Flint recovery efforts continue as Snyder travels story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-16 10:48 am

    DETROIT - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has embarked on his first trade mission since the lead-contaminated water crisis erupted in Flint, but aides say that even though he's far from home the scandal that has preoccupied him for months remains firmly on his mind.