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S&P 500 snaps 6-week string of gains even as stocks rise

Nov. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EST

U.S. stocks shook off a midday stumble to finish slightly higher Friday, though the modest rebound was not enough to keep the S&P 500 from breaking its longest stretch of weekly gains in two years. Banks, health care stocks and companies that rely on consumer spending powered much of the rebound, outweighing...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end slightly higher on Wall Street

Nov. 22, 2019 4:12 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 after three days of losses as a week of worry about trade talks between the U.S. and China winds down. The modest gains Friday weren't enough to erase a weekly loss for the...

AP Exclusive: Kaillie Humphries now ‘safe’ with USA Bobsled

Nov. 22, 2019 2:46 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries was on what bobsledders call a track walk a few days ago. The two-time Olympic champion was checking out the ice-covered sliding chute at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York, when she unexpectedly crossed paths with some members of Canada’s bobsled team. Brief hellos were...

Canada’s defense minister says China is not an adversary

Nov. 22, 2019 2:00 PM EST

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canada's defense minister said Friday China is not an adversary despite the arbitrary detention of two Canadians — a statement that came as he hosted an international security forum that will honor pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said...

China’s Xi says Beijing wants trade deal, can ‘fight back’

Nov. 22, 2019 11:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back” to protect its own interests. Echoing the upbeat tone adopted by other Chinese officials in recent days, Xi told a visiting U.S. business...

Hong Kong election a referendum on anti-government protests

Nov. 22, 2019 7:57 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Cathy Yau remembers the first time she was called a “dirty cop” by Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters, days after police deployed tear gas to repel tens of thousands of black-clad demonstrators blocking the legislature. The former officer, exasperated at the...

US working with Taiwan to combat China election interference

Nov. 22, 2019 7:24 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The top U.S. representative in Taiwan says Washington is working with it to combat efforts by Beijing to influence upcoming elections on the island. The U.S. is “aware that China is attempting to apply pressure through various means on Taiwan ... to influence Taiwan's...

World shares advance on upbeat comments on US-China trade

Nov. 22, 2019 6:27 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — World stocks rose Friday as upbeat comments by Chinese President Xi Jinping helped quell anxiety over the state of trade talks with the U.S. Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 1% to 7,311, while the CAC 40 in France gained 0.3% to 5,897. Germany’s DAX picked up 0.1% to 13,146. Wall Street...

China pressuring priest at center of agreement with Vatican

Nov. 22, 2019 5:22 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese Catholic priest whose demotion was key to a now-stalled effort at reconciliation between China and the Vatican is being pressured to join the official Communist Party-controlled church organization, a fellow priest and Catholic news source said. Monsignor Vincenzo Guo Xijin was one...

Chinese leader Xi Jinping says Beijing wants a trade deal with the U.S. but if need be will ‘fight back’

Nov. 22, 2019 1:15 AM EST
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping says Beijing wants a trade deal with the U.S. but if need be will ‘fight back’