Latest Trade policy News

Impeachment aside, federal budget remains a pressing matter

Nov. 12, 2019 11:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump come at the very time that Capitol Hill usually tends to its mound of unfinished business. The politically explosive hearings and the possibility of impeachment and a trial create yet another layer of complications for senior lawmakers...

World stocks rise as investors await US-China trade moves

Nov. 12, 2019 8:06 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets rose Tuesday as investor awaited news on progress in negotiations on the trade dispute between China and the United States. An update could come later in the day, when U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to give a speech on trade and economic policy at the Economic...

Stocks mixed as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks

Nov. 11, 2019 11:40 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited cues on trade talks between China and the U.S. The next hints on progress in the negotiations between Beijing and Washington could come later in the day, when Trump is scheduled to give a speech on trade and economic policy at the...

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall on uncertainty over trade

Nov. 11, 2019 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street Monday as traders look for clarity on the status of trade talks between the U.S. and China. Comments from President Trump on Saturday created some uncertainty about...

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts visits Germany for new trade mission

Nov. 11, 2019 10:44 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is leading a trade mission to Germany to promote Nebraska agricultural products and reinforce the state's connections with German companies. Ricketts kicked off the trade mission Sunday in Berlin, where the delegation met with government officials and hosted...

China-US trade uncertainty weighs on global stocks

Nov. 11, 2019 7:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Shares around the world fell Monday as hopes for a breakthrough in the trade war between the United States and China diminished after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress. Hopes were shaken when Trump on Friday dismissed...

Asian shares decline on renewed China-US trade worries

Nov. 11, 2019 12:09 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares declined Monday in Asia as investors watched for the latest developments in the China-U.S. trade war saga. Hong Kong led the retreat, with the Hang Seng falling 2.1% to 27,062.49 by mid-morning after a police officer wounded a protester in a shooting. Demonstrators blocked subway...

Trump pushes back on reports US will remove China tariffs

Nov. 8, 2019 11:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed a Chinese official's assertion that his administration has agreed to roll back some of the higher tariffs it's imposed on Chinese goods. The Chinese official said Thursday that the two sides had agreed to a phased cancellation of their tariff...

The Latest: Witness describe Trump dealing with Ukraine

Nov. 8, 2019 9:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Key White House officials told impeachment investigators that President Donald Trump's deal with Ukraine was a straight-out trade: If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome he...

Late push sends S&P 500 index to another record high close

Nov. 8, 2019 4:49 PM EST

Stocks wobbled between small gains and losses through Friday amid conflicting signals about the progress being made by negotiators in the U.S.-China trade war. The S&P 500 and Treasury yields fell after President Donald Trump said he had not agreed to roll back any tariffs, but a late push in the afternoon...