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Trump and big business collides as NAFTA teeters

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‘America First' policy left the U.S. isolated on president's Asian trip. And it risks a worsening standoff in trade talks.
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Trump's Trade Barbs Push Asian Nations Closer to China's Orbit

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For years, smaller nations in Asia have looked to the U.S. to provide a counterweight to an increasingly powerful China. Under President Donald Trump, they are learning to fend for themselves.
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The aircraft carrier show of force near North Korea during Trump's Asia trip cost the US Navy big time

The aircraft carrier show of force near North Korea during Trump's Asia trip cost the US Navy big time

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The US Navy had three aircraft carriers drilling near North Korea and the South China Sea while President Donald Trump toured Asia.
The Navy's vice admiral in charge of naval aviation said the exercise was so big it hurt the entire force's readiness and could continue to cost for a long time.
Trump recently described the military as getting stronger, but it's still recovering from low funding levels since the government shutdown in 2011.
The US Navy recently put on a once-in-a-decade show of force, with three US aircraft carriers operating side by side in the Pacific Ocean just a few...
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Trump in Asia: A break from the past but uncertain results

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In his travels across Asia, President Donald Trump offered himself as a sharp break from presidents past. He pushed regional leaders to reshape trade deals to America's liking, opted against spotlighting human rights abuses and cranked up pressure on North Korea to end its nuclear program. But for all the pageantry and promises unfurled during his five-nation, 12-day trip, Trump returns to Washington with few concrete accomplishments in hand and leaves uncertain Asian capitals in his wake.
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Trump said he would strike one-on-one trade deals. That's not happening

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‘None of the trading partners, particularly in Asia, seem to be enthused about such a prospect,' said Wendy Cutler, a longtime U.S. trade official who now serves as vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute.
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Trump's trade boasts in Asia mask looming China problem

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President Donald Trump may be boasting that his Asia trip will multiply into more than a "trillion dollars' worth of stuff," but the real work on trade has been left undone. All his braggadocio on business deals struck on his trip belie the simmering trade tensions between the U.S. and China that many analysts believe will now come to the fore. “For me, we're moving inexorably toward the edge of the cliff,” said Dan Ikenson, head of the Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies. Despite Trump's glee over $250 billion in corporate deals announced in Beijing, he personally had little...
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