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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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Trump’s Renegotiation of NAFTA Could Skunk Your Corona

Trouble brews for Mexican beer as uncertainty over trade policies threatens U.S. exports of two key ingredients

Robert Lighthizer, nominee for US Trade Representative, speaks at the Senate Finance Committee full hearing on the nomination of the U.S Trade Representative in Washington, DC March 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Tasos KATOPODIS        (Photo credit should read TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Confirms Trump Trade Pick, Clearing Way for NAFTA Overhaul

Robert Lighthizer, a former Reagan-era trade official, is seen as too protectionist by some key Republicans, who refused to back him.

Rolls of wire are seen outside Johnstown Wire Technologies that produces wire and rod primarily for the transportation and construction industries,on September 8, 2016, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 
The White House race could be decided in the Rust Belt -- a vast, decaying former industrial powerhouse in the US Midwest and Northeast where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are battling for the support of working class white voters.
Johnstown, a former steel capital tucked away in a valley, is symbolic of the discontent that exists among the working class towards the Democratic Party. / AFP / DOMINICK REUTER        (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Steel Tariffs Are a Surefire Way to Hurt the Rust Belt

Tariffs would raise costs for steel-consuming industries, potentially killing a "massive amount of jobs."

OSKALOOSA, IA - JULY 25:  Republican presidential hopeful businessman Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered for a rally on July 25, 2015 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. During his last visit to the state Trump sparked controversy when he said Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a former POW, was not a war hero.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Trump Takes Aim at NAFTA Once Again

With reported plans to pull out of the trade pact, the administration seeks to ratchet up pressure on Canada and Mexico.


India Stands in the Way of China’s Free Trade Ambitions

India’s refusal to open its markets is dashing China’s hopes to dominate trade in Asia.


Trump Hits China on Trade Ahead of Xi Meeting

The president called out China for the U.S. trade deficit and American job losses.


Wary of Protectionism, U.S. Agriculture Wages Charm Offensive to Save Mexican Exports

With talk of a trade war, tariffs, and reprisals, Mexico is looking for new suppliers of food.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: A trader wearing a 'Trump' hat works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), March 10, 2017 in New York City.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 235,000 jobs in February and the jobless rate is now at 4.7 percent. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Democrats Need a Strong Alternative to Trump’s ‘Economic Nationalism’

Trump’s narrative is simple: Foreigners have been taking advantage of the United States and its workers.


Ross Wants to Start Redoing NAFTA By This Summer

The commerce secretary wants to move quickly to reopen talks -- but has little leverage to extract big concessions.

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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.


Trump Takes Aim at the WTO

Even free traders think the trade body has room for improvement.


Cat’s Cradle: Scrapping NAFTA Will Wreak Havoc on Auto Industry Supply Chains

A generation after the landmark trade deal, automakers aren’t even sure how they could start to unravel cross-border manufacturing of thousands of components.

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