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US President Donald Trump today said said trade negotiations with China were going on "very well", asserting that the two countries have made a lot of progress. "I'm proud to announce that we're getting along very well with respect to the whole very big negotiation that we're having with China," Trump ...
Shortly after President Donald Trump was elected, congressional Democrats say an economic advisor to his campaign, and Chicago bank executive, ... The charges against Manafort are related to his consulting work in Ukraine and his bank loans in the U.S., including those from the Federal Savings Bank. banker Army

Regardless, Trump said Thursday that "China has consistently treated the United States agriculture unfairly." ... A White House official confirmed the president's chief economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will be looking into rejoining the TPP negotiations. farmers
President Donald Trump has told top economic advisors to look at the possibility of re-entering a massive Pacific trade deal, the White House said Thursday. The president has asked chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to consider trying to rejoin ... advisors
The latest move by China in the escalating trade conflict with the United States was "very positive," top Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow says. ... Kudlow believes it's important to "clean up" the issue of China's alleged theft of intellectual property from U.S firms, noting that "China's the problem, ... advisor
White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow told CNBC on Monday that President Donald Trump is warning China about its trade practices with tariffs. "This president's ... Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday he does not expect a trade war between the U.S. and China to take place. Trump ... advisor

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said he believes U.S. gross domestic product could hit 5 percent for a time as the economic growth moves back toward its long-term trend. Asked whether the economy could post 5 percent annual GDP as it recovers from the financial recession, ... economic advisor
As he conducts his symphony of chaos at home, the President has lost seven people from within his administration or inner circle in just a month, some of ... For example, on Thursday, Trump declared that the US will be coming out of Syria "real soon," sparking a day of scrambling and contradictions from ... economic advisor
President Trump on Easter Sunday appeared to rule out efforts to revive deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were ... In a trio of tweets, Trump also asserted that Mexicans "laugh at our dumb immigration laws," and suggested that U.S. Immigration and Customs agents ... economic advisor
United States President Donald Trump shook up his cabinet once again on March 28, sacking embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and ... Trump's top economic advisor Gary Cohn also exited the White House after the president announced plans to impose tariffs on imports of steel and ... economic advisor
Sarah Priestley: President Trump announced that there will be a tariff of 25% on imported steel, 10% on imported aluminum. It's caused a bit of a frenzy. There's a lot of politicians unhappy about it, a lot of industry experts unhappy about it. His own economic advisor quit rather than give the decision his ... economic advisor
Among those opposed was Gary Cohn, the chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisors, who quit as a result of the tariff decision. ... debt to zero would result in economic woes for the U.S. Instead, the eight Clinton years saw significant economic growth and the creation of 21 million jobs. economic advisor
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump has appointed a blunt-talking booster of trade with Canada as his top economic adviser, giving the northern neighbour a high-profile new advocate at a sensitive moment in Canada-U.S. relations. Larry Kudlow is pro-NAFTA and anti-tariff — and doesn't ... economic advisor
The tariff talk out of Washington is not an escalation of a trade war, it is about correcting lopsided policies, said Larry Lindsey, who served a top economic advisor to President George W. Bush. President Donald Trump recently announced tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. economic advisor
WASHINGTON: Larry Kudlow, a well-known conservative media pundit, would be his new chief economic advisor, US President Donald Trump announced today, days after Gary ... The National Economic Council director advises the US president on economic issues and works to implement policy goals. economic advisor
Another loyalist joins the ranks of the White House to replace a 'centrist' with Larry Kudlow, CNBC-commentator and former economic advisor to President Regan is set to succeed former Goldman Sachs president, Gary Cohn as Trump's Economic Advisor. economic advisor
Later, Trump reportedly considered appointing Kudlow as the head of the White House Council of Economic Advisors ... “I have come to believe there should be no immigration or visa waivers until the U.S. adopts a completely new system to stop radical Islamic terrorists from entering the country,” he wrote ... economic advisor

Larry Kudlow, the new director of the National Economic Council, issued harsh trade rhetoric against China in his first public remarks. China "has earned a tough response" from the U.S. and other nations, Kudlow said. President Donald Trump named Kudlow to the key economic advisory position, where ... economic advisor
The president also said he is looking at CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow "very strongly" for the role of top economic advisor. Cramer said having both Pompeo and Kudlow, a confidant of Trump and longtime economist, in the White House would be an interesting dynamic. "It's good cop, bad cop" on ... economic advisor
Trump has not formally offered the job, but Kudlow is a leading choice of not only Trump but also some of his advisors to replace Gary Cohn as the president's top economic advisor. A White House official, who declined to be named, confirmed to CNBC that Kudlow is on the list of candidates but said the ... economic advisor
Austan Goolsbee, former economic advisor to President Barack Obama, said the trade deficit is a "large macro thing," and cannot be reduced by isolating industries with tariffs. ... Trump has said the tariffs are an attempt to remedy the U.S. trade deficit and fix some of the imbalances in international trade. economic advisor
Economic advisor Stephen Moore spoke about the Republican tax plan, his experiences with President Donald Trump and the state of the economy Wednesday at an ... With lower corporate tax rates,corporations are now incentivized to remain in the U.S. and offer higher wages and more jobs, Moore said. economic advisor
"I am grateful to the President for giving me this opportunity and wish him and the Administration great success in the future," Cohn said. In his own statement, Trump said, "Gary has been my chief economic advisor and did a superb job in driving our agenda, helping to deliver historic tax cuts and reforms ... economic advisor
Direct costs of the tariffs, as well as retaliatory steps against the U.S., will likely be modest. Marc Sumerlin, an economic advisor to President George W. Bush, estimates the steel tariffs will cost $12 billion a year. That is roughly 10 percent the size of the 2018 Trump tax cuts — hardly enough to upend the ... economic advisor
Stocks have reacted negatively to President Donald Trump's double down on China tariffs this week. After China announced fresh tariffs on 106 U.S. products Wednesday, President Trump threatened more levies on Thursday, and said he asked the United States Trade Representative to consider ...
The moves follow US tariffs that were imposed earlier this year on Chinese steel and aluminum, which also prompted retaliatory measures from China. Kudlow, who joined the administration only days ago, said he would support the new tariffs if they were implemented. "In this last round (of tariffs), ... Economic Advisor
Even Kevin Hassett, the chair of Trump's Council of Economic Advisors, agrees with this analysis and says the U.S. should welcome more immigrants. ... are leading to an immigration policy that will hurt all Americans and will especially harm those desperately searching for a better life in the United States. Economic Advisor
Of particular concern is the demand for more U.S.-made parts in automobiles.“We're reaching the danger zone right now,” said Stephen Moore, a former economic advisor to Trump.“This is a pretty important meeting because if there's still no progress, the White House could become very frustrated and just ... Economic Advisor
The White House has already made efforts to reduce health-care costs for the average American worker, White House economic advisor Gary Cohn told CNBC on Tuesday. Earlier, Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway announced a partnership to improve U.S. employee health care. Economic Advisor
They include Robert Reich, former U.S. labor secretary; Jason Furman and Alan B. Krueger, both of whom are former chairs of the president's council of economic advisors; Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution; and Stephanie Kelton, former chief economist to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. The petition calls ... Economic Advisor
“In our community's modern history, this study demonstrates that thoughtful, meaningful change could be the key catalyst to best propel us forward for the ... as under secretary for economic affairs under President George H.W. Bush and chairman of the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors of Florida. Economic Advisor
U.S. President Donald Trump greets visitors on the South Lawn after he returned to the White House on Jan. ... by what happened before you became president,” said Alan Blinder, who was a member of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors and is now an economics professor at Princeton. Economic Advisor
Hassett also says he and President Trump were surprised at the speed of the announcements by U.S. companies about employees bonuses and wage ... The GOP tax overhaul means a $4,000-a-year pay raise for the average family starting in about 2021, a top economic advisor to President Donald ... Economic Advisor
Standing in President Xi's place was Liu He, economic advisor to President Xi and member of China's Politburo. In his speech, Liu ... Furthermore, the United States has been the top destination for Chinese exports, with over 18 percent of all of its shipments going to the United States alone. So what does ... Economic Advisor
Attendees at President Trump's speech at Davos were "ready to bite," says Fred Kempe, but instead left feeling they need to re-examine their feelings about the president. "He was more reserved" than usual, says former White House deputy press secretary Tony Fratto. But the president not making "terribly ... Economic Advisor
He brought with him statistics from the Reagan years to bolster predictions that the tax cut package signed into law before Christmas will grow the U.S. economy. Inhofe said that in 1981 then-President Ronald Reagan cut the top tax rate from 70 percent to 50 percent. Revenue rose $281 billion from $469 ... Economic Advisor
He was also an economist with General Electric, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the President's Council of Economic Advisers in Washington. Mr. Perna taught at Williams College, NYU, the University of California, and most recently, Yale. Until January, he was the Economic Advisor to Webster ... Economic Advisor
It's just one week into 2018 and still less than year into President Donald Trump's presidential term, which means its nearly election season again. ... As of this writing, a diverse field of 13 candidates — including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's former chief of staff, a former U.S. ambassador to Denmark, ... Economic Advisor
There were two big money-and-politics stories in the first week of the new year: The Dow Jones soared 577 points and Steve Bannon ended his political career. Are these two events related? Perhaps more than you might think. Mr. Bannon's peculiar notions of populism were essentially anti-growth. Economic Advisor
Tillerson backs Trump as book casts doubts over US president's mental health ... But Tillerson emphasized the right decisions had been made and that the United States is in a stronger place internationally thanks to Trump's policies. ... For chief economic advisor Gary Cohn, he was "dumb as shit." And for ... Economic Advisor
( - Despite the release of a disappointing batch of U.S. economic data, stocks are extending a recent upward move in morning trading on Friday. ... the average over the last three months was still very strong," said Joel Naroff, president and chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors. Economic Advisor
"While the headline job gain number may have disappointed, the average over the last three months was still very strong," said Joel Naroff, president and chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors. A separate report from the Institute for Supply Management showed an unexpected slowdown in the pace ... Economic Advisor
The U.S. labor market ended a year of solid growth on a disappointing note last month, but economists said tax cuts are set to breathe some new life into the gradually ... Gary Cohn, the top economic advisor to President Trump, said Friday that he wanted monthly job growth of more than 200,000. Economic Advisor
The White House's chief economic advisor, Gary Cohn, believes equities are cheap given recent Republican tax cuts. "I think the stock market — and some other pretty famous investors over the last 24, 48 hours have agreed with us — that the stock market is not expensive right now," Cohn said. Economic Advisor
The lowest wage workers in 18 states will get a boost in their paychecks starting on New Year's Day, as minimum wage hikes take effect. Many of the wage hikes are phased-in steps toward an ultimately higher wage, the product of ballot initiatives pushed by unions and workers rights groups over the last ... Economic Advisor
It also reforms the way profits overseas are taxed so that companies won't hold huge amounts offshore and encourages U.S. companies to repatriate an ... On the other hand, President Trump's Council on Economic Advisors claims that lower corporate taxes should boost GDP by 3 to 5 percent over 5 to 10 ... Economic Advisor
Our community is woke, and the US population is woke,” its president, John Zimmer, told Time in March. ... virtually synonymous with Hillary Clinton, and Trump practically ran against it during the campaign, only to appoint its former president his chief economic advisor upon ascending to the White House. Economic Advisor
U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, pushed back Friday against President Donald Trump's assertion that Democrats did not want to work with ... "I saw them in the Spring, (Trump's top economic advisor) Gary Cohn came to my office, I met with Secretary (Steve) Mnuchin and I told them we were in," he ... Economic Advisor
WASHINGTON, DC — President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law Friday, the final step in the lawmaking process for the legislation the Republican Party has long fought for. Trump ... White House Chief Economic Advisor Gary Cohn and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders attended the signing. Economic Advisor
Now that the GOP tax bill has passed through Congress and is waiting on President Trump's desk to be signed, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will .... Puerto Rico may have survived two massive hurricanes, but there's concern that a financial storm caused by the GOP tax bill will put the U.S. territory ... Economic Advisor


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