Trade barriers

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer walk together as they leave their hotel in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. U.S. and Chinese negotiators opened talks Thursday on a sprawling trade dispute as Beijing reported its January exports rebounded despite President Donald Trump's tariff hikes. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 15, 2019 - 5:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 6:40 p.m. An official Chinese news agency says U.S. and Chinese negotiators will meet next week in Washington for talks on a technology dispute ahead of a March 2 deadline for a planned American tariff hike. The...
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From left, Chinese Vice Premier and lead trade negotiator Liu He, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pose for a photo before the opening session of trade negotiations at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)
February 14, 2019 - 5:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators opened talks Thursday on a sprawling trade dispute as Beijing reported its January exports rebounded despite President Donald Trump's tariff hikes. Trump said earlier the talks could help decide whether he escalates the fight over China's technology...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 14, 2019 - 5:01 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European shares were higher Thursday after the U.S. and China kicked off two days of trade talks in Beijing. The aim is to forestall further tariff hikes in a bruising dispute over Beijing's technology policies. In Europe, France's CAC 40 jumped 0.6 percent to 5,104.69 and Britain'...
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FILE- In this May 21, 2018, file photo, container ships are unloaded at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. China’s exports rebounded in January from a contraction late last year amid trade tensions with Washington, but imports declined. Global exports rose 9.1 percent over a year earlier while imports contracted 1.5 percent. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
February 14, 2019 - 12:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's January exports rebounded from a contraction late last year amid trade tensions with Washington, but imports declined. Exports rose 9.1 percent from a year earlier to $217.6 billion, an improvement from December's 3.5 percent decline, customs data showed Thursday. Imports...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, gestures to journalists as he leaves a hotel to attend a new round of high-level trade talks with Chinese officials in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
February 13, 2019 - 8:57 pm
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators have begun trade talks President Donald Trump says will help decide whether he postpones a planned tariff increase on $200 billion of imports from China. Businesspeople and economists say the two days of talks that started Thursday are unlikely to resolve...
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In this Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, photo, a laborer works on an aluminum wheel hub at a manufacturing facility in Qinhuangdao in northern China's Hebei province. U.S. and Chinese negotiators meet this week for their final trade talks before President Donald Trump decides whether to go ahead with a March 2 tariff hike on $200 billion of imports from China. (Chinatopix via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 2:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators are meeting this week for their final trade talks before President Donald Trump decides whether to escalate a dispute over technology with a March 2 tariff hike on $200 billion of imports from China. The two days of talks starting Thursday allow too...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 12, 2019 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says if the United States and China are close to a trade deal, he might let slide a March 2 deadline to further boost tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump said Tuesday that he's not inclined to do that, but that if the two countries are nearing a deal, he might...
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February 10, 2019 - 2:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is introducing legislation to sanction traffickers who export fentanyl into the United States. Sen. Charles Schumer will announce the Fentanyl Sanctions Act on Sunday in New York. He says the legislation aims to "hold China accountable." U.S. officials...
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An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Asian markets tumbled on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he doesn’t plan to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping before a tariffs ceasefire ends in March. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
February 08, 2019 - 5:22 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were subdued on Friday after President Donald Trump said he doesn't plan to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping before their truce on raising tariffs in a festering trade dispute ends in early March. France's CAC 40 rose 0.3 percent to 5,001.28 and the DAX in Germany was 0...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo a buyer wanders between display walls of coats at the Outdoor Retailer & Snow Show in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, is forecasting that retail sales could grow between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent to more than $3.8 trillion this year as shoppers remain in a mood to spend in a strong economy. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 05, 2019 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, forecasts that retail sales should grow between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent to more than $3.8 trillion this year as shoppers remain in the mood to spend in a strong economy and job market. The forecast,...
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