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Stocks post strong finish as optimism over trade talks grows

Feb. 15, 2019 4:49 PM EST

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 400 points Friday as renewed optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China put investors in a buying mood. The rally marked a turnaround from a day earlier, when disappointing holiday sales data led to a modest sell-off. Friday's gains helped push the...

Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks

Feb. 15, 2019 12:50 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump said that "there's a possibility" he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if the two countries are closing in on a deal. Trump made the remarks after two days of high-level negotiations broke up in Beijing Friday, and the two countries announced...

The Latest: Trump might extend March 2 trade deadline

Feb. 15, 2019 12:11 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 1:07 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says there's a "possibility" he will extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if both sides are close to a deal. Trump says that would happen "if I see that we're close to a...

World stocks recover as US-China trade talks extended

Feb. 15, 2019 7:24 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets bounced back on Friday after Chinese officials said trade talks with the U.S. would continue in Washington next week. Markets had been dragging on the absence of good news as the U.S. and China concluded talks in Beijing. European markets also rose even as Spanish Prime...

Papua New Guinea on hunt for 275 cars missing after APEC

Feb. 14, 2019 2:50 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Papua New Guinea police superintendent on Thursday was hot on the trail of one of the many high-end cars he's trying to recover after an international summit. About 275 cars are missing or overdue in the impoverished Pacific nation since it hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic...

China's January exports rebound, imports decline

Feb. 14, 2019 12:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's January exports rebounded from a contraction amid a tariff battle with Washington while Chinese purchases of U.S. goods plunged. The data were announced Thursday as Chinese and U.S. negotiators began talks President Donald Trump says might decide whether he escalates a fight over...

Asian shares retreat as China, US begin trade negotiations

Feb. 13, 2019 10:26 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. Regional indexes have advanced for three straight days on hopes that both sides will make headway on big issues like Beijing's technology policy. Hong Kong's Hang Seng...

China, US start trade talks ahead of March tariff deadline

Feb. 13, 2019 9:04 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators began trade talks Thursday that President Donald Trump says will help decide whether he escalates a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions by raising tariffs on $200 billion of imports from China. Businesspeople and economists say the two days of talks are...

Who is excluded from conferences and summits and why?

Feb. 13, 2019 11:14 AM EST

The exclusion of countries, peoples or individuals from high-profile summits and conferences often says much about the events themselves. As the Mideast conference in Poland convenes with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shaping the...

US, China envoys hold talks before Trump tariff decision

Feb. 13, 2019 7:16 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators are meeting this week for talks President Donald Trump says will help decide whether he escalates a technology dispute by going ahead with a March 2 tariff hike on $200 billion of imports from China. Two days of talks starting Thursday allow too little time...