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German recession fears weigh on stocks after relief rally

Aug. 14, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fears that Germany could slip into a recession weighed hard on European stock markets Wednesday, a day after a modest relief rally prompted by the U.S. decision to delay some tariffs on Chinese imports. The key downward driver in markets on Wednesday was news that Germany, Europe's biggest...

Asian shares rise on US plan to delay some China tariffs

Aug. 14, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. Japan's Nikkei 225 added 1.2% in early trading to 20,691.10, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose...

Trump delays tariffs on some Chinese goods until December

Aug. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is threatening the U.S. economy, the Trump administration is delaying most of the import taxes it planned to impose on Chinese goods and is dropping others altogether. The announcement Tuesday from the Office of the...

How major stock indexes fared Tuesday

Aug. 13, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

Stocks shot higher on Wall Street Tuesday after the U.S. said it would delay tariffs on Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and other items typically on holiday shopping lists. The latest turn in the U.S.-China trade war helped the market erase much of the losses from the previous two days. Retailers and...

Markets Right Now: Tariff delay sends US stocks soaring

Aug. 13, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks shot higher after the U.S. said it would delay tariffs on Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and other items typically on holiday shopping lists. Retailers and makers of electronics and toys rose sharply....

The Latest: Trump - tariff delay lessens impact on holidays

Aug. 13, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the shifting trade relations between the U.S. and China (all times local): President Donald Trump says he delayed some tariffs in an escalating trade war with China to lessen the impact on the Christmas shopping season. The announcement jolted shares of companies that rely on...

Albuquerque reacts to Texas shooting by deploying police

Aug. 3, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's most populous city is reacting to the mass shooting Saturday in El Paso, Texas, by stepping up security at shopping stores and some department stores such as Walmarts. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and Police Chief Mike Geier said the boosted police presence would...

How Trump's latest China tariffs could squeeze US consumers

Aug. 2, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest tariffs President Donald Trump plans to impose on Chinese goods would cost U.S. households an average of $200 a year, some economists estimate, and would start to bite consumers and retailers just as the holiday shopping season begins. That cost would come on top of the roughly...

Illinois to offer Cardinals license plate to aid schools

Aug. 2, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says an Illinois license plate featuring the St. Louis Cardinals will be sold in support of public schools. The license plate was unveiled Thursday by White at Busch Stadium prior to the Cardinals game against the Chicago Cubs. The plates...