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Stocks up despite trade dispute, oil drops on Trump threat

Sep. 20, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — European markets climbed Thursday following a mixed day in Asia, buoyed by hopes the U.S. and China will proceed with talks to tackle their escalating trade dispute. The price of oil dropped after U.S. President Donald Trump warned OPEC to ensure production increases, as they promised this...

Trump's tariffs put GOP candidates in a bind in rural areas

Sep. 20, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office and he pulls us out of trade agreements," Dube said last week as local farmers gathered to hear Democratic House candidate...

Asian shares track optimism on Wall Street over tariffs

Sep. 19, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday with narrow trading after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods received a muted reaction on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was flat at 23,672.91, ahead of the ruling Liberal Democratic...

Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

Sep. 19, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office and he pulls us out of trade agreements," Dube said last week as local farmers gathered to hear Democratic House candidate...

No way out? US, China tariffs may become the 'new normal'

Sep. 19, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The path to peace in a trade war between the United States and China is getting harder to find as the world's two biggest economies pile ever more taxes on each other's products. The United States is scheduled to slap tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports Monday, adding to the more...

China's premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle

Sep. 19, 2018 6:11 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing's technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang's comments add to Beijing's effort to portray...

Global shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

Sep. 19, 2018 4:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged up 0.3 percent to 5,380.16, while Germany's DAX gained 0.2 percent to 12,185.36. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,301.46. U.S. shares...

Asian shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

Sep. 19, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.4 percent in early trading to 23,741.29. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.4 percent to 6,195.70. South Korea's Kospi...

The Latest: China's premier appeals for global support

Sep. 18, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade war (all times local): ___ 11:30 p.m. China's No. 2 leader has appealed for global support for free trade following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in an escalating battle over Beijing's technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday in a...

China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike

Sep. 18, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China unveiled a slew of changes under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over technology. Beijing promised to cut tariffs, open its auto industry and buy American exports. But none of that was what Trump wanted: An end to development policies Washington says are based on...