Latest Trade agreements News

The Latest: Trump kicks off 2020 bid by airing grievances

Jun. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has kicked off his reelection campaign with a grievance-filled rally that focused more on settling scores than on laying out his agenda for a second term. On Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida,...

Asian shares up on trade optimism as Trump hints of Xi talks

Jun. 18, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday on optimism about trade after President Donald Trump said he will talk with the Chinese leader later this month in Japan. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.7% to 21,321.17 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.0% to 6,637.70. South...

Markets Right Now: Trade deal hopes send US stocks higher

Jun. 18, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as traders hoped that a meeting next week between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China could ease trade tensions between the two economic powers....

The Latest: Oregon House approves progressive climate policy

Jun. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on Oregon's cap and trade proposal (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The Oregon House has approved an economywide cap-and trade-program. The program would put an overall limit on greenhouse gas emissions and auction off pollution "allowances" for each ton of carbon industries plan...

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall on fresh concerns about trade

Jun. 14, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are finishing lower Friday amid more concerns about the business impact of the U.S.-China trade dispute. Technology shares dropped after chipmaker Broadcom reduced its 2019 revenue forecast by $2 billion,...

Veterinarian pleads guilty in exotic bird export case

Jun. 14, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A California veterinarian has pleaded guilty for his part in what federal prosecutors say was a plan to illegally export exotic birds from New Orleans to Taiwan. Federal court documents show that Alex Madriaga of Buena Park pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count. He was one of four...

Trudeau to visit Trump next week to talk trade, China

Jun. 13, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Washington next week to meet with President Donald Trump to discuss the ratification of the new North American trade agreement and China's detention of two Canadians. Trudeau's office said he will visit next Thursday. Trump and Trudeau...

Oil surges on Mideast tanker incident, stocks rise

Jun. 13, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks mostly rose Thursday and energy prices surged after two oil tankers suffered a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman, raising tensions over a key trade route for crude. The price of Brent crude oil, the international standard, jumped nearly 4% to $62.24 a barrel on the news. ...

While Trump wages trade war, Pence tries to ease GOP anxiety

Jun. 13, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A group of Pennsylvania manufacturers surrounded Mike Pence as he offered his standard greeting from President Donald Trump. The response was underwhelming. "When I told him I was in the Keystone State, I think he sounded just a little bit jealous," the vice president said to a few audible...

Asian shares mixed on jitters over Hong Kong protests

Jun. 13, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as protesters in Hong Kong vowed to keep opposing a proposed extradition bill they fear would whittle down the Chinese territory's legal autonomy. The protests threaten to shake confidence in the hub for many regional and international businesses and...