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Alibaba marketplace stays on US government piracy blacklist

Apr. 25, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government's annual list of "notorious markets" that peddle counterfeit products. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Thursday that Alibaba's on-line marketplace Taobao.com continues sell "high volumes" of pirated...

White House voices support for embattled Fed choice

Apr. 24, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official expressed support Wednesday for one of President Trump's picks for the Federal Reserve board, Stephen Moore, two days after a second choice withdrew from consideration. "We continue to back Stephen Moore," Larry Kudlow, director of the president's National...

Former DHS head took up cyber despite White House aversion

Apr. 24, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official told Kirstjen Nielsen, then Homeland Security secretary, not to bring up election security with President Donald Trump, steering her away from discussing a critical national security threat with a president who bristles at suggestions that Russian interference...

US wins WTO case against China over grain exports

Apr. 18, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice and corn. The WTO, the Geneva organization that oversees the rules of global trade, found that China had not been...

Trump using Tax Day visit to Minnesota to tout 2017 tax cuts

Apr. 15, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump will use Tax Day on Monday to visit Minnesota, an erstwhile Democratic stronghold he hopes to flip in 2020 after nearly winning it in 2016. Questions remain, however, about just how much he's politically benefiting from his signature legislative accomplishment....

Rosen defends qualifications at Senate Judiciary hearing

Apr. 10, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for deputy attorney general defended his qualifications for the post at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, as lawmakers raised questions about his lack of criminal law experience. But the tensest moments of Jeffrey Rosen's confirmation hearing before...

From jets to cheese: Trump wants to impose new tariffs on EU

Apr. 9, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United States wants to tax $11.2 billion worth of EU goods — from airplanes to Gouda cheese — in what some experts say marks another attempt by the Trump administration to use tariffs to reshape global trade in its favor. The World Trade Organization ruled last year that the...

Trump says he'll put tariffs on $11B in EU goods

Apr. 9, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he'll put tariffs on $11 billion worth European Union cheese, wine and other goods to retaliate for what Washington says are improper subsidies to Airbus. The office of the U.S. trade representative late Monday released a preliminary list of EU goods...

Iranian lawmakers convene with chants of 'Death to America'

Apr. 9, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers dressed in paramilitary uniforms chanted "Death to America" as they convened Tuesday for an open session of parliament after the White House designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard a foreign terrorist organization. President Hassan Rouhani declared that the force's...

Acting appointments help Trump avoid saying 'You're hired'

Apr. 9, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump looks to reshape the executive branch, he's avoiding the words "You're hired." Trump's choice of Kevin McAleenan as acting replacement for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spotlights the president's increasing reliance on a once-obscure federal...