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U.S.-Canada Trade Talks Continue In Bid To Fix NAFTA

Friday, August 31st, 2018

The United States, Canada and Mexico have been in lengthy talks over changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement since President Trump threatened to scrap the historic treaty.

The United States and Canada are working on changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, after lengthy talks spurred by President Trump’s threats to scrap the historic treaty.

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Canadian Court Puts A Stop To Expansion Of Major Oil Pipeline (For Now)

Friday, August 31st, 2018

A demonstrator holds a flag with an image of Earth during a protest against the Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on June 2. On Thursday a Federal Court of Appeal ruled to stop the expansion projects indefinitely.

An appeals court sided unanimously with environmental and indigenous groups in the decision; for construction to resume, the government must comply with court orders that could take years to satisfy.

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Why The Auto Industry Is Paying Special Attention To NAFTA Negotiations

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

U.S. and Canadian trade negotiators are scrambling today to come to compromise on a new NAFTA deal. It’s especially important for the car industry.

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‘If You Don’t Think You’re Being Recorded At Work, You Are Naive’

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Simone Grimes made secret recordings of Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt that she says bolster her claims of harassment, retaliation and equal-pay violations by Watt and the agency.

Secretly taped recordings are increasingly common in the workplace. Many experts say they can help workers catch bad actors in lies, but as it becomes more widespread, some say it hurts open dialogue.

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AFL-CIO President Likes Where Revised NAFTA Deal Is Headed

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

David Greene talks to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who’s optimistic that a NAFTA replacement deal would better serve workers. NPR’s Jim Zarroli weighs in on their conversation.

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