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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15:  U.S. President Donald Trump makes brief comments on a question about this morning's terror incident in London, in the Rose Garden of the White House September 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump took brief questions after meeting with 11-year-old Frank Giaccio.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Unpacking Trump’s ‘Alternative Facts’ on NAFTA

Mischaracterizations, bad math, and outright falsehoods are imperiling the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal — and endangering hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

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Economists Take Aim at Trump Trade Theory — Again

Top Trump trade advisor Peter Navarro said Monday trade deficits undermine national security, but economists disagree.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: President Donald Trump signs three executive actions in the Oval Office on January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. The actions outline a reorganization of the National Security Council, implement a five year lobbying ban on administration officials and a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for a foreign country and calls on military leaders to present a report to the president in 30 days that outlines a strategy for defeating ISIS.  (Photo by Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images)

Even Free Traders Think NAFTA Needs an Update

The trade deal is an “old house that needs some work done,” says one of its architects.

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Trump’s New Trade Guru May Actually Be the Adult in the Room

Robert Lighthizer, a former Reagan trade official, may have the legal chops to win concessions from China without sparking a trade war.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - DECEMBER 21:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests at a campaign rally on December 21, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The full-house event was repeatedly interrupted by protestors. Trump continues to lead the most polls in the race for the Republican nomination for president.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Turf War Before Trade War

Worrisome rumblings on trade have been emanating from President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.

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In Donald Trump’s America, Both Consumers and Manufacturers Are Losers

Trump’s trade policies are meant to help down-market workers claw back some economic power. They’d do just the opposite.

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U.S. and Global Markets Are In A Panic as New Year Begins

Bad news in China, North Korea, and low oil prices have world markets spooked as the year gets underway.

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