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From boat makers to farmers, US-led tariff war inflicts pain

Jun. 22, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida boat builder absorbs $4 million in lost business and expects more pain. An Ohio pork producer is losing access to a vital export market and fears the damage will last years. A motorcycle shop near Cologne, Germany, wonders if it even has a future. A brawl that the United States...

US stocks finish mostly higher as energy companies climb

Jun. 22, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. U.S. crude futures jumped 4.6 percent after OPEC...

Global markets, oil rise as OPEC mulls output increase

Jun. 22, 2018 8:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks and oil prices were higher Friday as investors monitored OPEC's discussion on increasing crude production. Caution remained, however, over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profits and jobs....

Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

Jun. 22, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks draft room was split between Luka Doncic and Trae Young. The Hawks ultimately chose Young because he brought the Hawks a first-round draft pick. The Hawks added a new floor leader to their rebuilding effort by acquiring Young in Thursday night's exchange of NBA draft picks...

Asian stocks down as multiple trade disputes worry investors

Jun. 22, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks fell Friday following Wall Street losses overnight as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 0.9 percent to...

Michigan State president apologizes for 'kickback' comments

Jun. 21, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's interim president apologized Thursday for an email remark about one of the gymnasts sexually abused by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, the latest sign of turbulence for the former governor tasked with steering the school out of the burgeoning scandal. John...

David Ortiz, Torii Hunter to manage in All-Star Futures Game

Jun. 21, 2018 12:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Ortiz will manage the World team in the All-Star Futures Game next month and Torii Hunter will lead the U.S. Major League Baseball announced the managers on Thursday for the July 15 game in Washington, D.C. This will be the 20th Futures Game, involving top minor league prospects. The...

Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension

Jun. 21, 2018 1:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly rose Thursday as concern fades over the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Uncertainty remains, but the original tariff threats made earlier in the week were not followed by material action. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.8 percent...

Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

Jun. 19, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as traders sidelined tariffs that the U.S. and China have threatened to impose on one another, focusing on positive housing data instead. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose less than 0.1 percent to 22,287.42 and South Korea's Kospi...

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

Jun. 19, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth. The collateral damage could be widespread. If the...