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Trump considering separate trade deals with Canada, Mexico

By Bloomberg
07 June 2018   |   7:30 am
More slightly mixed messaging coming in on trade from the White House. Economic adviser Larry Kudlow says President Trump is not planning to quit Nafta, but would prefer a new bi-lateral approach.

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