Trade barriers

FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 30 (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 30, 2018 - 1:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are wavering Friday ahead of the highly anticipated trade meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China. Investors have long hoped the two will use their meeting at the Group of 20 summit to start resolving the trade dispute between the two...
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President Donald Trump, center, shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto looks on after they signed a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is replacing the NAFTA trade deal, during a ceremony at a hotel before the start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The USMCA, as Trump refers to it, must still be approved by lawmakers in all three countries. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
November 30, 2018 - 11:48 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Donald Trump teamed up with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Friday to sign a revised North American trade pact, a deal that fulfills a key political pledge by the American president but faces an uncertain future in the U.S. Congress. The celebratory...
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An electronic board displays stock prices at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Share prices were mixed Friday in Asia ahead of the planned meeting by Presidents Donald Trump of the U.S. and Xi Jinping of China at the Group of 20 summit this weekend. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
November 30, 2018 - 1:53 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Share prices were mixed Friday in Asia ahead of the planned meeting by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 major economies summit this weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.4 percent to 22,351.06 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.5...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron greets bystanders during at the Playa de Mayo square in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Macron will attend the two-day G20 summit starting Friday. (AP Photo/Sebastian Pani)
November 29, 2018 - 4:54 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — World leaders arrived Thursday in the Argentine capital for the Group of 20 summit of the globe's largest economies as issues such as a trade war between the United States and China, the killing of a Saudi journalist in the country's Istanbul Consulate and the...
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Anti-Brexit supporters talk as they protest opposite the House of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. The European Union's highest court on Tuesday began considering whether Britain could unilaterally revoke its decision to leave the EU before the planned exit date of March 29. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 28, 2018 - 11:52 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The Bank of England has warned that the British economy could shrink by a massive 8 percent in a matter of months if the country leaves the EU without a deal next year, and that unemployment could nearly...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo a rubber tire gantry moves into position to transfer shipping containers at the Georgia Ports Authority's Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Commerce Department issues the final estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
November 28, 2018 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, led by lower but still strong consumer spending and more business investment than previously estimated. The Commerce Department's figure for gross domestic product, released Wednesday, was...
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Britain's Chancellor Philip Hammond walks past 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 28, 2018 - 10:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain will be poorer after leaving the European Union than if it had stayed in, no matter what sort of trade deal it has with the bloc, the government said Wednesday — unwelcome news for Prime Minister Theresa May as she tries to sell her Brexit divorce deal to a skeptical nation. A...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on the phone in the early hours on Tuesday, and the Russian president expressed a "serious concern" about what the martial law in Ukraine might entail. The Kremlin warned Tuesday that Ukraine’s declaration of martial law over Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian ships might trigger a flare-up in hostilities in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev blamed Russia for parading captured Ukrainian seamen on television. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kremlin said Wednesday it still expects a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump to go ahead as planned despite a suggestion from Trump that it could be canceled. Trump, in an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday, said he may cancel the...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 27. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 27, 2018 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher in uneven trading Tuesday after a strong gain the day before. High-dividend stocks including telecommunications and household goods companies are making gains while a steep loss for United Technologies is taking industrial and defense...
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FILE- This Nov. 20, 2018, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 26. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 26, 2018 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks are rising Monday morning as big technology and retail stocks in the U.S. recover some of their recent losses on the first full trading day of the holiday shopping season. Indexes in Europe and Asia are also higher. London's main stock index is rising after the British...
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