Articles by David Lawder and Steve Holland

Trump, EU Agree to Trade Talks; Place Auto Tariffs on Hold

In what the EU chief called a “major concession,” U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on Wednesday to refrain from imposing car tariffs while the two sides launch negotiations to cut other trade barriers, easing the threat of a transatlantic trade …

Sen. Dodd Announces Plans to Retire

Veteran Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd said Wednesday he will not seek re-election in November in recognition that he faced an uphill battle and underscoring upheaval facing President Barack Obama’s Democrats. Dodd, 65, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and leader …

White House Blasts Health Insurers’ Report on Costs of Reform Bill

The White House Monday blasted a report from the health insurance industry that said Senate healthcare legislation would lead to increases in annual insurance premiums of as much as $4,000 by 2019. The report for the industry trade group America’s …

Swine Flu, Cross-Border Trucking on U.S., Canada, Mexico Summit Agenda

Leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada gather today to present a united front to try to limit the spread of the H1N1 swine flu, but there is less unity on simmering trade issues. U.S. President Barack Obama, Mexican …

Obama Wants to Distance Economic Plan, AIG Rescue

Barack Obama is scrambling to assure Americans he is keenly aware of public outrage over taxpayer-backed bonuses for AIG executives, lest his own economic plan get caught up in the outcry. “How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers …