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White House Biofuel Meeting Ends Without Breakthrough

Donald Trump’s meeting with senators warring over the future of a program designed to boost biofuels ended without a breakthrough Tuesday, prolonging a clash that could undermine the president’s political appeal in Pennsylvania and Iowa.

 

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Mexico Rejects United States Sugar Trade Proposal

Mexico rejected a new U.S. proposal for modifying the 2014 sugar trade deal between the two nations. The latest proposal would increase minimum prices for refined Mexican sugar and adjust quality requirements, which would essentially push Mexican exporters out of the U.S. market, says Juan Cortina, the head of Mexico’s[…]

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