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EU wants to exclude agriculture from trade talks with US

Jan. 18, 2019 7:28 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union insisted Friday that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington's wishes to include the vast sector, and said any overall deal will be limited in scope. The EU Commission announced its proposals for a negotiating mandate from the 28...

Global stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

Jan. 18, 2019 7:17 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday after investors saw signs of possible progress toward a resolution of the U.S.-Chinese tariff war. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London's FTSE 100 gained 1.4 percent to 6,932 and Germany's DAX advanced 1.5 percent to 11,079. France's CAC 40 rose 1.6 percent to 4,872. On...

Chinese stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

Jan. 18, 2019 12:15 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks rose Friday on signs of possible progress in negotiations over Beijing's tariff war with Washington. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.8 percent to 2,579.76 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 1 percent to 27,013.20. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 1.2 percent to...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Jan. 17, 2019 4:54 PM EST

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday after the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. officials could reduce the new tariffs on Chinese imports as part of trade negotiations between the two countries. It was the latest in a series of potentially conflicting updates on the trade dispute. On Thursday: The S&P 500 index...

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise on hopes for tariff cuts

Jan. 17, 2019 4:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. U.S. stocks are closing with solid gains after the Wall Street Journal reported that some U.S. officials want to reduce the Trump administration's new tariffs on Chinese imports. Technology and industrial companies...

Trump weighs dramatic tightening of US embargo on Cuba

Jan. 17, 2019 2:38 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash a flurry of lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island. A 1996 law known as the...

China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

Jan. 17, 2019 6:01 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington this month in a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff battle over Beijing's technology ambitions. The Ministry of Commerce announcement of the Jan. 30-31 event was the first sign of a next step by the two...

From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting US economy

Jan. 16, 2019 1:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delta Air Lines can't get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren't being paid. Some Americans who are trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the required tax identification number from the IRS. As the partial...

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

Jan. 15, 2019 10:44 PM EST

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of China's Huawei, the world's biggest supplier of network gear to phone and internet companies, says his company would not share secrets about its customers and their communication networks. Ren Zhengfei spoke in a rare meeting with foreign reporters as Huawei...

Trade war delaying Chinese automaker's US plans

Jan. 14, 2019 6:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war has delayed but not derailed Chinese automaker GAC Motor's plans to enter the American market, company officials said Monday. Company President Yu Jun, speaking at Detroit's North American International Auto Show, said the dispute is a factor in moving its U.S....