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Lawmakers urge US to press China currency at WTO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two top U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama's administration to broaden efforts to pressure China to change its currency practices by raising the issue at a World Trade Organization symposium in March.

Lufthansa warns EU scheme to raise fares

FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters): Germany's Lufthansa told passengers on Monday to brace for higher ticket prices as it refuses to shoulder the costs of a carbon trading scheme at the centre of a brewing trade spat.

China slams U.S. over solar complaint

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday issued a harsh rebuke of an anti-dumping complaint filed by U.S. solar firms, warning the United States not to take protectionist measures that could harm the global economy.

US Senate approves China yuan bill, House fate unclear

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved a controversial bill to punish China over its currency in an effort to save American jobs, sending it to the House of Representatives where its fate is uncertain.

At economic debate, Romney says he can lead

HANOVER, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican front-runner Mitt Romney largely ignored his presidential rivals at a debate on Tuesday, casting himself as the candidate most suited to rescue the economy and lead the party back to the White House.

China launches lobbying push on currency bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters): China has launched an intense lobbying effort in Washington to kill legislation that would punish it for its currency system, in the latest display of its more sophisticated approach to influence U.S. policy.

Romney puts China squarely in US presidential race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's threat to get tough with Chinese trade practices has moved China from the background to a potentially significant issue in the 2012 presidential campaign.

Romney jobs plan to cut taxes, get tough on China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will propose a jobs plan to cut corporate taxes, reduce federal regulations and get tough against China on trade.

Q+A - What now for U.S. economy after midterm elections?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans' big gains in Congress will test the Wall Street adage that political gridlock is good.

Brazil's Rousseff starts market-friendly transition

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President-elect Dilma Rousseff named a market-friendly transition team on Monday as she prepares to take the helm of a booming economy that runs the risk of being tripped up by heavy government spending and an overvalued currency.