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Stocks end wobbly day with slight gains ahead of jobs report

Dec. 5, 2019 5:00 PM EST

Wall Street capped a wobbly day of trading Thursday with slight gains for the major stock indexes as technology companies and banks outweighed declines elsewhere in the market. The muted trading came as investors looked ahead to a key government report on jobs and kept an eye on developments in the negotiations...

US likely to hit China over human rights despite trade talks

Dec. 5, 2019 4:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a second chance in less than a month to anger the Chinese government and attack its record on human rights as he tries to deliver a long-sought trade deal with Beijing. Members of the Senate said Thursday that they expect to quickly and...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end a wobbly day slightly higher

Dec. 5, 2019 4:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are ending a wobbly day slightly higher on Wall Street as traders wait for more news on trade talks between the U.S. and China. Gains for technology companies and banks outweighed losses in energy and other...

Portugal resists US appeal to bar Huawei from 5G network

Dec. 5, 2019 11:12 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal won’t exclude Chinese companies from supplying technology for the country’s next-generation 5G wireless network, senior Portuguese officials told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday. Portugal is the latest European Union country to resist U.S....

Moon calls for Chinese role in denuclearizing North Korea

Dec. 5, 2019 5:34 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday the global diplomatic push to defuse the nuclear standoff with North Korea is at a “critical crossroads” and called for China to continue serving a “positive role” in denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula...

China says US must cut tariffs in trade deal

Dec. 5, 2019 4:42 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Washington must roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if the two sides reach a trade deal, China said Thursday, indicating Beijing is sticking to its position ahead of another possible Dec. 15 duty increase. The two sides are negotiating details of a “Phase 1” agreement...

Markets Right Now: Renewed trade hopes send stocks higher

Dec. 4, 2019 4:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, gaining back some of the ground they've lost over the previous three trading days. Technology and industrial companies were among the biggest winners Wednesday as traders...

AP Exclusive: 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

Dec. 4, 2019 9:24 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the...

10 Things to Know for Today

Dec. 4, 2019 6:11 AM EST

1. ‘SERIOUS MISCONDUCT’ TAKES CENTER STAGE AT IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS The House Judiciary Committee is weighing findings by fellow lawmakers that Trump misused the power of his office for personal political gain and then obstructed Congress' investigation as possible grounds for impeachment. 2. TRUMP...

China and US clash over Xinjiang, Hong Kong bills

Dec. 4, 2019 5:28 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Already strained relations between China and the United States were further muddied after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting Beijing’s mass crackdown on ethnic Muslim minorities Wednesday, less than one week after President Donald Trump signed separate human rights...