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Trade talk heats up for Tigers’ J.D. Martinez

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Snyder heads to Europe in bid to boost trade, lure business

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FACT CHECK: Clinton's selective history on trade

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U-M forecasters: Michigan's economic outlook still tied to fate of NAFTA
University of Michigan forecasters hedged their bets Friday in the annual forecast of Michigan's economy, saying a lot depends on the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA negotiators are currently trying to reach agreement on what to do about the trade pact between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that created the seamless supply chain that now exists for automotive parts and production   Read More ...
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U.S. stands alone as NAFTA talks resume
The president has followed through on campaign pledges to withdraw from controversial trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. And he has made strident demands in talks with Canada and Mexico over tweaks to the North American Free Trade Agreement that appear to have imperiled the entire deal. The remaining 11 countries that were part of the TPP — including Canada and Mexico, as well as Japan — have taken steps toward the formation of a U   Read More ...
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Trump warned against NAFTA auto provisions changes
than 70 House Republicans and Democrats threw their support behind the U.S. auto industry’s opposition to changes the Trump administration has proposed to the North America Free Trade Agreement that companies sayput industry jobs at risk. The lawmakers expressed "growing concern" over the negotiations to update NAFTA in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Trade talks resumed Wednesday in Mexico City   Read More ...
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Accord on revised Pacific Rim trade pact stalled
Danang, Vietnam — Talks on a Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to have stalled Friday as Canada balked at a basic agreement worked out in ministerial-level talks hours before. Trump pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in January. Leaders of the 11 countries remaining in the TPP had been due to meet and endorse a deal worked out in last-minute talks overnight   Read More ...
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China, US leaders square off over trade deals
Danang, Vietnam — Nations need to stay committed to economic openness or risk being left behind, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday in comments that contrasted sharply with U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks to the same business conference. The Chinese president drew loud applause when he urged support for the “multilateral trading regime” and progress toward a free-trade zone in the Asia-Pacific   Read More ...
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Talks on Pacific Rim trade pact resume minus US
Danang, Vietnam — Talks aimed at salvaging a Pacific Rim trade pact rejected by President Donald Trump resumed Thursday on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. Trade and foreign ministers of 11 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership were seeking to agree in principle on how to proceed without U.S. involvement after Trump pulled out from the formerly U   Read More ...
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In Japan, Trump pushes new trade deal
Tokyo — President Donald Trump opened his second day in Japan by pushing for stronger, more equitable economic ties between the allies, yet his message in Asia threatened to be overshadowed by a tragic shooting back home. Trump on Monday called the Texas church shooting that claimed at least 26 lives “an act of evil,” denounced the violence in “a place of sacred worship” and pledged the full support of the federal government   Read More ...
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Michigan firms embark on trade mission to Brazil, Argentina
LANSING — Business leaders from seven Michigan companies are traveling to South America on a trade mission to increase export opportunities. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. says the trade mission starts Sunday and runs through Nov. 11 in Brazil and Argentina. The trade mission will include meetings with prospective business partners, distributors and customers. It is being led by the Conference of Great Lakes St   Read More ...
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New help for minority developers in Detroit learning the ins and outs of the trade
Buy Photo. Real estate development represents the toughest act in all of American business. And minority developers in cities like Detroit face the toughest obstacles of all. Few minority developers grew up in the trade. Their parents and grandparents didn't run construction companies or related firms and pass along knowledge to the next generation. In the city, the professional challenges are often bigger than in the suburbs   Read More ...
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Auto industry bands together in bid to save NAFTA
The groups said their members 'agree that the future of the American automotive industry and its workers depends on trade.' They added that 'NAFTA enhances the United States’ global competitiveness through the elimination of tariffs and other barriers to trade and investment.'   Read More ...
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Trade deficit narrows to $42.4B in August
Washington — Rising exports and falling imports cut the U.S. trade deficit to $42.4 billion in August, the lowest in 11 months. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the trade gap — the difference between exports and imports — fell in August from $43.6 billion in July. Exports came in at $195.3 billion, up from $194.5 billion in July and most since December 2014, on higher shipments of cars, telecommunications equipment and pharmaceuticals   Read More ...
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Labor Voices: NAFTA should deal with trucking, labor
As governments continue to grapple with much-needed changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), U.S. and Canadian Teamsters have joined together to stand up for workers and push for policy changes that will improve their lives and livelihoods. While the third round of renegotiations of the trade pact ended last week, the status of many important issues remains in flux, including workers’ rights and cross-border trucking   Read More ...
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Trump picks Novi lawyer for trade commission
The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump has nominated Michigan attorney Dennis M. Devaney to serve on the U.S. International Trade Commission for a term expiring in 2023. Devaney, a former board member of the National Labor Relations Board, works for the Varnum firm in Novi, where he practices labor and employment law and advises clients in the area of international trade   Read More ...
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SEC reveals hack, possibility info was used for trading
The Securities and Exchange Commission says its corporate filing system was hacked last year and the intruders may have used the nonpublic information they obtained to profit illegally. The disclosure comes two months after a government watchdog said deficiencies in the agency’s computer systems put the information they contain at risk. It also follows a massive hack at the credit reporting agency Equifax   Read More ...
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US current account deficit hits $123.1B
Washington — The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part a drop in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies. The deficit in the current account increased to $123.1 billion, up 8.5 percent from an imbalance of $113.5 billion in the first quarter, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday   Read More ...
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Macy’s trims holiday hires by nearly 4%
New York — Macy’s is increasing the number of temporary workers it’s hiring for distribution and warehouses for the holiday season as it chases fast growing e-commerce sales. But overall holiday hiring will fall nearly 4 percent. Macy’s says it will be hiring 18,000 workers to fulfill online orders and other tasks at warehouses devoted to e-commerce operations. That’s an increase of 3,000 from a year ago   Read More ...
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Court keeps money manager’s insider trading conviction
New York — The conviction of an Ivy League-educated ex-portfolio manager accused of engineering the most lucrative insider trading scheme of all time while working for billionaire Steven A. Cohen was upheld Wednesday by a divided federal appeals court. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-to-1 to let stand the 2014 conviction of Mathew Martoma. Prosecutors say the 43-year-old Boca Raton, Florida, resident earned over a quarter-billion dollars illegally by cozying up to a University of Michigan Medical School professor with access as one of the world’s top Alzheimer’s experts to the secret results of pioneering drug tests   Read More ...
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Tigers trade market seems stagnant, could pick up soon as deadline nears
Tigers rightfielder J.D. Martinez reacts to being dealt to the Diamondbacks, says Detroit is home to him. Recorded July 18, 2017 in Kansas City. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press. It would seem the likes of Justin Wilson, Alex Avila and Justin Verlander are most likely to move, but nothing seems imminent The levee is about to break. And when it does – when the first domino of the final 48 hours of the trade deadline falls – the Detroit Tigers will then see a clearer picture of what they will be able to do   Read More ...
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Snyder to lead 7th trade mission to China
Buy Photo. Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he will lead a nine-day trade mission to China next month. Snyder said the trip will focus on promoting job-creating business growth, attracting investment in Michigan and pushing the state as a tourist destination. The trade mission is the Snyder administration’s seventh to China. “We have built strong relationships in China since our first mission in 2011," the governor said in a statement   Read More ...
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Detroit Tigers could consider eating part of Justin Verlander's contract in trade talks
Free Press sports writers Anthony Fenech and George Sipple react to the Tigers' trade of J.D. Martinez, and agree they made out about as expected with Martinez set to hit free agency this winter. Recorded July 18, 2017. Detroit Free Press. That said, it's still unlikely Justin Verlander will be dealt given the rest of his contract and his performance this season Justin Verlander made his third-to-last start before the trade deadline Wednesday night in Kansas City   Read More ...
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Trade talk heats up for Tigers’ J.D. Martinez
It’s two weeks until the trade deadline on July 31, and more reports are beginning to pop up about the Detroit Tigers’ hottest trade commodity, outfielder J.D. Martinez. The Cardinals, Dodgers and Royals are in the lead for the Tigers slugger, according to Nick Carfado of The Boston Globe. The Dodgers also have been mentioned in reports surrounding Tigers closer Justin Wilson and starter Justin Verlander   Read More ...
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Column: Make NAFTA work for Michigan
Working people in Michigan have the skills to compete with anyone in the world, but we need a level playing field. Pro-corporate trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement have been a total trainwreck for Michigan, destroying tens of thousands of good-paying jobs. We need to rewrite NAFTA the right way — making it easier to export Michigan products instead of Michigan jobs   Read More ...
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Pistons relieve financial pressure by adding Bradley, shedding KCP
Vince Ellis and Chris Thomas of the Free Press went on Facebook Live to dissect the Pistons' trade with the Celtics for Avery Bradley, and decision to let Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leave, July 7, 2017. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press. When the Detroit Pistons eventually introduce Avery Bradley, the focus will be on bringing aboard one of the best two-way players in the NBA   Read More ...
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Justin Verlander being realistic about trade speculation
DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander is a rarity in baseball these days — a veteran in his 13th season who has played for only one franchise. His future in Detroit, once so secure, has become increasingly uncertain. "Even though I think of this organization as family, you always know that there is that underlying business tone," Verlander said. "This isn't just kind of happy go lucky   Read More ...
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CEO: Online shopping doomed Gibraltar trade center
The rise of online shopping doomed the Gibraltar Trade Center in Mount Clemens, which is closing next month after decades in business, according to the company’s top official. “The biggest factor when deciding to close was looking at market sales,” said President and CEO Bob Koester. “The impact of online sales on small brick-and-mortar businesses is substantial. Declining revenue and sales are forecast to continue to accelerate in the years to come   Read More ...
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Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Clemens to close in August
The 600,000-square-foot Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Clemens is closing later this summer after 37 years in business. The public market which has vendors who sell everything from toys to guns to rugs to clothing made the announcement on its website. Aug. 27 is the scheduled closure date. The property in Macomb County has been sold. President and Chief Executive Bob Koester says “the impact of online sales on small brick and mortar businesses is substantial” and that “declining revenue and sales are forecast to continue to accelerate in the years to come   Read More ...
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Snyder heads to Europe in bid to boost trade, lure business
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder is using a trade trip to Europe to boost trade relationships and lure businesses to Michigan. Snyder will travel to several countries to meet with government, automotive and other business leaders to show what types of opportunities Michigan can offer. His weeklong jaunt starts Saturday and takes him to France, Germany and Italy. The Republican governor touts the state's leadership in automotive research and design on such trips   Read More ...
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Farms caught in Canadian trade dispute find buyers for their milk
MILWAUKEE — Just days before they might have had to close, most of the Wisconsin dairy farms caught up in a trade dispute with Canada have found buyers for their milk, enabling them to stay in business. At risk had been some 58 farms ranging in size from 80 to 3,000 cows. Grassland Dairy Products of Greenwood, Wis., said it would stop buying from the farms effective Monday because it lost millions of dollars when Canada changed its milk-buying practices to favor Canadian farmers at the expense of U   Read More ...
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Lions GM Bob Quinn: Trade talk never got 'too, too serious' in Round 1
Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett and Brian Manzullo look ahead to Rounds 2 and 3 of the NFL draft in Philadelphia. Quinn has yet to make a draft day trade as Lions general manager PHILADELPHIA -- Bob Quinn has been through eight rounds in two different NFL drafts and made 11 picks as Detroit Lions general manager, and he's yet to consummate a draft-day trade   Read More ...
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Are you so hot you have to buy cooling underwear?
Good news for hot guys and gals: Duluth Trading Co, — the quirky rugged wear retailer that sells its own brand of cooling underwear — is to open its first Michigan store next month in Macomb Township. Related: Set to open at 9 a.m. April 6 and located at 18493 Hall Rd., the store will celebrate its arrival in metro Detroit with on-site demonstrations by lumberjacks who will throw axes and practice the art of chainsaw carving   Read More ...
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Labor Voices: Trade deal should help workers
Buy Photo. Michigan has seen firsthand the terrible damage trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have brought to this country. Nearly 200,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost in the state since the deal took effect, and it is estimated NAFTA has cost the U.S. more than 700,000 jobs overall as of 2013. That is unacceptable, but not surprising given the $173 billion trade deficit this country   Read More ...
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Detroit Red Wings' Brendan Smith tries to put trade talk out of mind
Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill and defenseman Brendan Smith talk to reporters Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Joe Louis Arena. Video by Helene St. James, DFP Videolicious. Brendan Smith is taking the Thomas Vanek approach: He’d prefer to stay but understands the NHL is a business. After Tuesday night's game against the Islanders at Joe Louis Arena, the Detroit Red Wings have a five-day bye, courtesy of the   Read More ...
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Red Wings’ Smith can’t avoid swirling trade rumors
Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith talks about being in trade rumors heading into the open week. Ted Kulfan, The Detroit News. “I try to stay away from it, but it’s hard not to see it sometimes,” said Smith, the Red Wings defenseman who is likely to be traded in the next week if general manager Ken Holland decides to become a seller at the deadline. Smith is an unrestricted free   Read More ...
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Officials: Commerce Twp. man arrested in wife’s death
Buy Photo. An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday for the 38-year-old woman, allegedly attacked during an apparent domestic argument about 9:40 p.m. Monday in their home in the 1700 block of Applebrook Drive, near Sleeth and Commerce roads. The suspect, who has not been charged, is believed to have then stabbed himself in the abdomen, according to a preliminary investigation by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Three children, aged 12, 10,   Read More ...
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Why Democrats are losing trade story
Story highlights On Tuesday, Ford announces it will shift jobs intended for a now-canceled Mexican plant back to Michigan Dustin McKissen: With this announcement, Democrats risk losing the story on outsourcing and trade They must learn to repackage facts in a compelling narrative, or the 2020 election could be an uphill battle Dustin McKissen is a writer, communications and marketing strategist, and founder of McKissen + Company, a marketing   Read More ...
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The truth about trade
You've heard a lot about trade during this presidential campaign - especially in Midwest battleground states like Ohio — and a lot of it has been wrong. Manufacturing employment in the U.S. peaked in 1979, long before the North American Free Trade Agreement. China — a nation with which we have no free trade agreement — has sucked more jobs out of the U.S. than Mexico has. And bringing back   Read More ...
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Editorial: Growth linked to trade and taxes
Protectionism is in fashion this election season. Expect the two presidential candidates when they meet on the debate stage Wednesday night to again battle to establish themselves as the most anti-free trade choice. It’s an issue that resonates on the campaign trail with voters frustrated by the tepid economic recovery and their eroding buying power. But if it carries over to the next administration, it will distract from attacking the   Read More ...
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U.S. trade deficit in August rises 3% to $40.7 billion
Washington — The U.S. trade deficit rose in August as a flood of imports offset the best showing for exports in 13 months. The politically sensitive deficit with China rose to the highest level in 11 months. The trade deficit increased 3 percent to $40.7 billion, up from a gap of $39.5 billion in July, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Imports jumped 1.2 percent to $228.6 billion, reflecting big increases   Read More ...
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Free trade is a win-win
Economists have known that international trade enhances the wealth of trading nations since the publication of Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations” in 1776. In fact, probably no other topic commands as much agreement among economists today. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton not only fail to grasp this basic point; they also turn the logic of international trade on its head. On Trump’s campaign website he claims, “We’re losing $500   Read More ...
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Rep. Walberg, Driskell duel over trade, trustworthiness
Buy Photo. The attacks are flying fast and furious in Michigan’s 7th Congressional district, where Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg. and Democratic challenger Gretchen Driskell. are exchanging blows over trustworthiness, trade deals and more. It is one of two congressional races in Michigan being aggressively targeted by national Democrats in an uphill bid to regain control of the Republican-led U.S. House. The race has quickly turned negative despite the relatively   Read More ...
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