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'New NAFTA' does nothing to lower prescription drug costs for seniors

The high cost of prescription drugs is a huge issue for all Arizonans, and especially for retirees. But if Congress approves the newly negotiated NAFTA in its current form (the USMCA), the problem could be made even worse.... Read more»

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Battling tariffs, drought and milk substitutes, AZ dairy farmers expand their global reach

Dairy farmers in Arizona are forming new partnerships and adjusting their agricultural practices to try and stay competitive in the rapidly evolving world market while fighting tariffs, drought and milk substitutes.... Read more»

Gov. Ducey & Mexican ambassador stress bilateral ties, NAFTA replacement

In their first public appearance together, Gov. Doug Ducey and Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena discussed the depths of Arizona-Mexico ties and stressed the importance of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump's claims about border wall fall flat

President Trump repeated false claims during while discussing the border wall to be built with Mexican money that was a signature campaign promise.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump claims Mexico is paying for border wall through trade deal

Experts say U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement neither contains wall payment provisions nor will generate the tax revenue to pay for the wall.... Read more»

Mexican ambassador expresses confidence new trade deal will get done

The Mexican ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday he is confident final details can be worked out a new trade deal between the two countries and Canada, despite President Donald Trump’s sometimes disruptive border rhetoric.... Read more»

Feds arrest 2, seize semi-trucks as part of months-long Nogales investigation

Federal officials raided trucking companies in Nogales as part of lengthy investigation into drivers' visa violations. Authorities allege U.S. companies are illegally using Mexican drivers to move goods within this country.... Read more»

UA economist forecasts metro Tucson will gain 11k jobs in next 2 years

University of Arizona economist George Hammond predicts metro Tucson will gain 5,550 jobs in 2018 and 6,000 in 2019, which will help attract more residents and especially help the construction, real estate and retail industries.... Read more»2

Trump's new steel, aluminum tariffs worry Arizona firms, raise trade war fears

The Trump administration said it will let new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports take effect, a move that critics warned could spark a “tit-for-tat trade war” with Mexico, Canada and the European Union.... Read more»1

As NAFTA staggers, Arizona pushes to maintain trade relationship with Mexico

As the future of NAFTA remains uncertain on a national level and negotiations don’t seem to be moving forward, Gov. Ducey’s administration is still pushing to continue the relationship with Mexico, Arizona’s main international trade partner.... Read more»1

Trump comments on NAFTA talks put some Arizona businesses on edge

One day after President Donald Trump’s prediction that the U.S. could “end up terminating NAFTA at some point,” business and political leaders expressed hope Wednesday that negotiations on a new deal will still be allowed to play out.... Read more»

Why states don’t want Trump to make ‘very big changes’ to NAFTA

As the Trump administration sits down to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, governors will be hoping for minor adjustments rather than the “very big changes” Trump has promised. ... Read more»

Ducey touts value of Mexico trade, hopes to be in any negotiations

Gov. Doug Ducey told a U.S.-Mexico diplomacy conference Wednesday that maintaining good trade between the countries is important, and he expects the state to have a “seat at the table” in any upcoming trade negotiations.... Read more»

NAFTA’s impact: Real or imagined, Trump promised to rework it, return jobs to U.S.

Though debate has raged on about NAFTA’s true impact on the U.S. economy since it was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton in 1994, the general consensus among economists is that NAFTA has had a positive, if modest, actual impact on the U.S. economy.... Read more»

Phoenix immigration attorney leads campaign for Mexico to boycott U.S. corn

A Phoenix immigration attorney is leading an international campaign for Mexico to boycott the importation of corn from the U.S.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Border tax ideas could hit Arizona businesses where they live

If Trump embraces the House's "border adjusted" tax to pay for his wall, then only establishment Republicans, Mexican globalism and the president's grace in defeat will save us from global trade war, with billions at stake just here in Arizona. We've seen little evidence any of them have any authority over anything. ... Read more»

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