In August, the United States began renegotiating NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, with Canada and Mexico, fulfilling a campaign promise made by President Donald Trump. While much of the focus is on manufacturing jobs, the 1994 NAFTA agreement provided a critical boost for U.S. agricultural exports, and as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, farmers are concerned about whether changes to the current agreement could hurt them financially.
Congress needs to combine $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with contentious increase in nation's borrowing limit, treasury secretary says, arguing it is needed to ensure storm victims in Texas get help they need
Hurricane Harvey may temporarily slow U.S. consumer spending, hurt national economic growth and boost unemployment for a while. Experts say it is very hard to accurately predict just how seriously Harvey will hurt Houston and the U.S. economy. But, as VOA's Jim Randle reports, one expert on the Texas economy is bullish on Houston's recovery.