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A fragile global economy is at stake as US and China seek to cool tensions at APEC summit

Nov. 12, 2023 12:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are the two global economic heavyweights. Combined, they produce more than 40% of the world's goods and services. So when Washington and Beijing do economic battle, as they have for five years running, the rest of the world suffers,...

How an American meat broker is fueling Amazon deforestation

Nov. 06, 2023 12:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As incomes in China have grown in the last decade, so has China’s appetite for beef. No longer out of reach for China’s middle class, beef now sizzles in home woks and restaurant kitchens. China has become the world’s biggest importer of beef, and Brazil is...