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New Zealand lawmaker says good chance of Pacific trade deal

New Zealand's trade minister says he believes there's an odds-on chance that a group of 11 Pacific nations including Japan and Australia will sign a free trade deal, despite the U.S. pulling out

US demands big NAFTA changes, setting stage for tough talks

US demands big changes to NAFTA, setting stage for tough talks with Canada, Mexico

White House: Gov't to make health law payments this month

The White House says President Donald Trump will make August payments to insurers under the health-care law he wants to repeal and replace.

US stocks edge higher as retailers rally; oil companies fall

US stocks mostly rise as retailers like Urban Outfitters recover from their stumble a day ago

Fed officials split in July over inflation worries

Fed split at July meeting over inflation worries, pace of future rate hikes