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    Canada Rejoins NAFTA Talks

    They’re back in the game. After Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and President Donald Trump announced an agreement that would significantly alter the three-nation North American Free Trade Agreement, Trump suggested that Canada might be left out of a replacement pact and would face new tariffs instead. The new 16-year bilateral deal focuses largely on automobile manufacturing, seeking to stem the import of cheap Chinese goods through Mexico. But today Ottawa sent its negotiator to Washington to rejoin talks, which U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said could yield an agreement this week.

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