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U.S.’s need for skilled immigrants isn’t going away

Skilled immigration is good. The U.S. economy depends on it. But the nation’s system for admitting educated workers needs major ­improvements. That is the central...
FORD MOTOR CO. contends that the steel tariffs instituted by President Donald Trump have made domestic steel the costliest in the world and have cut into the auto manufacturer's profits. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Ford says Trump tariffs make U.S. steel costliest in the world

NEW YORK – Ford Motor Co. is escalating its criticism of the Trump administration’s metals tariffs that the company has already said took a...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP plans to withdraw the United States from a 192-nation postal treaty. The move has been heralded by U.S. manufacturers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO./ANDREW HARRER

Trump to withdraw U.S. from postal treaty, squeezing China

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump plans to withdraw the United States from a 192-nation treaty that gives Chinese companies discounted shipping rates for small...
THE UNITED STATES budget deficit grew to $779 billion in Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year as president. The Treasury reported this month that the government paid $523 billion in total interest in fiscal 2018, the highest on record. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Trump’s first annual budget deficit climbs to a six-year high

NEW YORK - The United States budget deficit grew to $779 billion in Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year as president, the highest since 2012...
THE UNITED STATES trade deficit trade increased 6.4 percent to $53.2 billion in August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

U.S. trade gap hits six-month high as soybean exports plunge 28%

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit widened in August to the biggest in six months as soybean exports plunged and a measure...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S tariffs are expected to increase the cost of wind energy in the United States. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

Trump’s import tariffs will make U.S. wind power more expensive

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump’s trade war won’t wreck the United States wind industry, but it will raise the cost of power. Tariffs on...

U.S. and Canada reach trade deal to keep NAFTA trilateral

NEW YORK - United States President Donald Trump is set to sign a successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement that will make...
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL CEO Arne Sorenson has warned President Donald Trump that the United States' trade war with China is already causing Chinese tourists to pick destinations other than the U.S. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Marriott CEO says trade war with China could hurt travel to...

TORONTO – President Donald Trump’s trade war with China could hurt tourism from that country to the U.S., and Chinese travelers are already starting to...
THE UNITED STATES merchandise-trade deficit unexpectedly grew in August to $75.8 billion. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Tariffs start to drag on U.S. economy as trade deficit widens

NEW YORK - Fresh data on the United States economy show President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war is shaping up as a clear drag on...
UNITED STATES GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT increased at an unrevised 4.2 percent annnualized rate in the second quarter of 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

U.S. economy grew at unrevised 4.2% pace in Q2

NEW YORK - The United States economy grew in the second quarter at an unrevised 4.2 percent pace, the fastest since late 2014, indicating a...

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