Trade policy

FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its January meeting, when it held its benchmark interest rate steady and sent a strong signal that it sees no need to raise rates anytime soon. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 20, 2019 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers last month noted greater threats to the U.S. economy, ranging from adverse effects of the government shutdown to rising trade tensions, and decided to emphasize that they would be "patient" in raising interest rates. Minutes of the Fed's January...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, while they line up for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. China's economy czar is going to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
February 19, 2019 - 2:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar is heading to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike. The announcement Tuesday via the official Xinhua News Agency follows talks last week in Beijing...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo photo Volkswagen cars are pictured during a final quality control at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Germany's economic growth has stagnated in the last three months of the year. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
February 18, 2019 - 1:22 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned U.S. President Donald Trump Monday that the bloc will step back from a commitment to buy more American soybeans and liquid gas if European cars are hit with punitive tariffs. The U.S. Commerce Department is expected issue its guidance on whether auto...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 15, 2019 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks surged on Wall Street Friday after Chinese and U.S. officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week. Investors are again weighing quarterly results from major U.S. companies. Newell...
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German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas talks to the media at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 1:38 pm
MUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Friday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist trade measures as creating a "lose-lose" situation and defended Europe's attempts to keep a nuclear deal with Iran alive after the unilateral American withdrawal. Heiko Maas fired back after harsh...
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An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Asian shares are broadly lower, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders await the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 retreated 1.2 percent and the Kospi in South Korea gave up 1.6 percent on Friday. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
February 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mostly lower on Friday in the absence of good news as the U.S. and China concluded yet another round of trade talks in Beijing. France's CAC 40 rose 0.4 percent to 5,080.31 while the DAX in Germany dipped 0.4 percent to 11,044.17. Britain's FTSE 100 edged up 0.1...
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White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner is pictured at a conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The Polish capital is host for a two-day international conference, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 14, 2019 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ink wasn't dry on a border security compromise before Jared Kushner had moved on to another enormous challenge. As lawmakers fine-tuned a border agreement that the president's son-in-law and senior adviser had been unable to extract from Capitol Hill in earlier talks, Kushner...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 14, 2019 - 6:14 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European shares rose Thursday and Wall Street was set to open higher after the U.S. and China kicked off two days of trade talks in Beijing. The aim is to forestall further tariff hikes in a bruising dispute over Beijing's technology policies. In Europe, France's CAC 40 gained 0.7...
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From left, Chinese Vice Premier and lead trade negotiator Liu He, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pose for a photo before the opening session of trade negotiations at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)
February 14, 2019 - 4:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators opened talks Thursday on a sprawling trade dispute as Beijing reported its January exports rebounded despite President Donald Trump's tariff hikes. Trump said earlier the talks could help decide whether he escalates the fight over China's technology...
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FILE- In this May 21, 2018, file photo, container ships are unloaded at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. China’s exports rebounded in January from a contraction late last year amid trade tensions with Washington, but imports declined. Global exports rose 9.1 percent over a year earlier while imports contracted 1.5 percent. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
February 13, 2019 - 11:53 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's January exports rebounded from a contraction amid a tariff battle with Washington while Chinese purchases of U.S. goods plunged. The data were announced Thursday as Chinese and U.S. negotiators began talks President Donald Trump says might decide whether he escalates a fight...
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