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Texas border leaders think Trump's tough talk on NAFTA will die down

Despite all the time Donald Trump spent bashing NAFTA while running, Texas border leaders hope he'll soften his stance as campaign trail rhetoric cools. ... Read more»

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Poll: Residents would like easier, faster border crossing

According to a poll of 1,427 border residents, 77 percent of U.S. border residents and 88 percent of Mexican border residents said they favor making it easier to cross back and forth for work.... Read more»

Economic concerns rise to the top in borderlands poll

Yuma has one of the highest unemployment rates along the U.S.-Mexico border — or anywhere in the county — and the top concerns of residents are jobs and the economy rather than a wall or illegal immigration, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll.... Read more»

Poll: Border residents don’t want a wall built between cities

Despite heated political rhetoric about the U.S.-Mexico border, people who live in the region largely view themselves as one community and believe in making it easier to cross back and forth and do not favor building a new wall, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll.... Read more»1

Mexican officials call for strengthening trade relationship with U.S.

Mexican officials told a Washington audience Monday that there must be a strong trade relationship between the U.S. and Mexico in what they called a “challenging time” for the bond between the two nations.... Read more»

Mexico’s top diplomat talks Trump's wall, Brexit & Az trade relations

At the annual conference of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, the Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs discussed how she feels about Gov. Doug Ducey, the impact of a proposed wall along the Mexico border and whether the Brexit vote in England to leave the European Union affects Mexico’s economic fortunes.... Read more»

Flake: Building ‘fortress America’ won’t help economic growth

America cannot grow economically if it closes the borders to commerce and builds “fortress America,” Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said Wednesday at a conference on U.S.-Mexico trade.... Read more»

Extending border zone statewide could attract millions more from Mexican shoppers

A push to extend the border zone statewide looks to attract more visitors from Mexico to shop and travel in Arizona.... Read more»

Mexico, U.S. to open jointly staffed border stations

Mexico and the United States said on Thursday they will open two jointly staffed border stations on Mexican soil in a bid to streamline trade and improve communication at the frontier, which has suffered due to tensions over migration.... 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»

Ripples in Chinese economy could make waves for Arizona businesses

For Arizona, which exported more than $1 billion to China in 2014, the economic turmoil currently being experienced by one of the state’s biggest trading partners could cause ripples that are felt back home.... Read more»

U.S., Mexico open first new rail link in over a century

The United States and Mexico on Tuesday opened their first new rail link in more than a century as part of plans to update infrastructure carrying nearly $600 billion a year in bilateral trade, officials said.... Read more»

Export-Import Bank stalls in Congress leaving firms in ‘uncharted territory’

Authorization for the government bank that has helped more than 100 Arizona businesses do international business expired early Wednesday, leaving the Export-Import Bank in “uncharted territory” for the first time in its 81 years.... 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»

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