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McCain: Trump's steel tariff will harm American economy

"President Trump's decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will not protect America. Reminiscent of failed protectionist trade policies of the past, this decision will harm the American economy, hurt American workers, and damage relations with America's allies and partners."... Read more»

Trans-Pacific trade debate makes for unusual allies, antagonists

Arizona exported $13.3 billion in goods in 2015 to the 11 Pacific Rim countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That number accounted for 58 percent of the state’s total exports that year. But President Donald Trump signed an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the TPP.... Read more»

Factchecking the Democratic debate

The candidates stretched the facts on unemployment, wages and Social Security, among other topics. ... Read more»

Ducey: Trans-Pacific Partnership makes Arizona more competitive

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday said he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership because the trade policy will make Arizona more competitive in the business world.... Read more»

Az lawmakers split on vote to advance Pacific trade deal

Arizona Republicans sided with President Barack Obama and the state’s Democrats opposed him Thursday, as the House voted to revive stalled negotiations toward a 12-nation free-trade pact with Asian and Pacific Rim countries.... Read more»

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Pacific trade deal has lots of protections for businesses — but not for workers

The secretive, humongous treaty won’t stop labor abuses in poor countries, critics warn.... Read more»