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U.S. foreign-born population swells to highest in over a century

Sep 13 2018

WASHINGTON The number of foreign-born people in the United States grew last year to its highest share in over a century, according to Census Bureau data published on Thursday.

Many battleground U.S. House districts see strong 2017 income growth

Sep 13 2018

WASHINGTON Household incomes posted strong growth last year in more than a dozen U.S. congressional districts where Republicans face stiff challenges in November elections, according to a Reuters analysis of Census Bureau data published on Thursday.

Some U.S. businesses postponing investment due to trade concerns: Fed

Sep 12 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. businesses have scaled back or postponed investments in several parts of the country due to concerns about international trade tensions, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday.

Canada's Freeland returns to Washington for NAFTA talks

Sep 11 2018

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland returned to Washington on Tuesday for talks aimed at rescuing the North American Free Trade Agreement as time was running short before an Oct. 1 deadline.

Where Trump flipped counties, worker incomes grow more slowly

Sep 10 2018

WASHINGTON Worker pay gains in areas of the country that helped power Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory were substantially slower than in the rest of the country during the first year of his administration, new government data shows.

NAFTA talks make progress; U.S., Canadian officials to work into night

Sep 06 2018

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA The United States and Canada have made progress in talks to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement, and officials from the two sides will work together into the night to flesh out areas for further discussion, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday. | Video

Rise in U.S. business equipment orders points to firm investment

Aug 24 2018

WASHINGTON New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods increased more than expected in July and growth in shipments held firm, signaling that business investment started the third quarter on a strong note.

Drop in U.S. jobless claims points to labor market strength

Aug 23 2018

WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign the labor market was holding firm despite tensions between the United States and its trading partners that have led to tit-for-tat tariffs.

Fed officials suggest rates likely to rise soon, worry about trade war

Aug 22 2018

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve officials discussed raising interest rates soon to counter excessive economic strength but also examined how global trade disputes could batter businesses and households, minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting showed.

USTR Lighthizer eyes NAFTA 'breakthrough,' Mexico urges flexibility

Aug 16 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday expressed hope a breakthrough could be made in coming days on reworking the NAFTA trade deal, though his Mexican counterpart said flexibility was needed to reach agreement.

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