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Stocks close with modest losses amid US-China trade anxiety

Nov. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EST

Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Thursday after a mostly listless day of trading handed the market its third straight drop. Losses in technology stocks, companies that rely on consumer spending and other sectors outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. Energy sector stocks were the biggest winners,...

Markets Right Now: Stocks slip as trade worries persist

Nov. 21, 2019 4:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street, giving the market its third straight drop. Technology stocks and companies that rely on consumer spending led the way lower Thursday. Those losses offset gains in the...

Tariffs tough talk show Kosovo-Serb standoff set to last

Nov. 21, 2019 9:41 AM EST

Serbian goods are nowhere to be seen in shops in neighboring Kosovo. Naim Krasniqi, a small store owner, says the 100% tariff announced a year ago by the government is fair since Serbia is blocking all goods from Kosovo, part of a standoff between rivals in one of Europe’s most volatile regions. “We...

Global shares drop on renewed US-China trade worries

Nov. 21, 2019 6:40 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — World shares dropped Thursday as anxiety mounted over the possibility the U.S. and China may not reach a trade deal before next year. China’s Commerce Ministry batted away rumors that the talks were in trouble with a spokesman saying Beijing was committed to continuing discussions on...

Asian shares skid on renewed US-China trade worries

Nov. 20, 2019 11:35 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Shares skidded Thursday in Asia after moderate declines on Wall Street as anxious mounted over the possibility the U.S. and China may not reach a trade deal before next year. Hong Kong led the region with its benchmark Hang Seng index falling 1.5% to 26,461.41. The Shanghai Composite index...

Canada’s Trudeau names new Cabinet; Freeland is deputy PM

Nov. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his new Cabinet on Wednesday and Chrystia Freeland is moving from foreign affairs to become Canada’s deputy prime minister. Freeland will still oversee Canada-U.S. relations and the new trade agreement with the United States and Mexico that...

World shares retreat on jitters over US bill on Hong Kong

Nov. 20, 2019 7:39 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global shares declined Wednesday after the U.S. Senate passed a resolution supporting human rights in Hong Kong following months of increasingly violent protests. The resolution has added to worries over prospects for Beijing and Washington to resolve a tariff war that is hammering...

Asian shares retreat on poor Japan trade data, China news

Nov. 19, 2019 10:34 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Wednesday after Japan reported its worst monthly decline in exports in three years, putting pressure on the economy as growth slows following a sales tax hike. Adding to regional jitters, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution overnight to support human rights in...

Whitmer, on 1st trade trip, signs startup memo in Israel

Nov. 19, 2019 3:26 PM EST

LANSING, M (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is in Israel for her first international trade trip, has signed a memorandum of understanding to identify Israeli-based companies that could expand their operations into Michigan. Whitmer signed the agreement on Tuesday with Start Up-Nation Central, a nonprofit...

Asian shares mixed amid caution on US-China trade talks

Nov. 18, 2019 10:30 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are mixed as investors remain cautious over prospects for an agreement in trade talks between the United States and China. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.1% lower to 23,384.14. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4% to 6,745.60. South Korea’s Kospi...