Trade barriers

June 03, 2019 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mixed in early trading Monday on Wall Street as investors looked to shake off the steep losses incurred in May. Energy and health care stocks led most sectors higher, although declines in some major technology and internet companies limited the gains. Amgen rose 3.5...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, June 3, 2019. Asian shares wobbled Monday after U.S. and Chinese officials traded jibes in their widening clash over trade and technology. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 03, 2019 - 3:17 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares wobbled Monday after U.S. and Chinese officials traded jibes in their widening clash over trade and technology. China's Shanghai Composite lost 0.3% to 2,890.08 after surveys showed a deteriorating manufacturing outlook in May. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.9% to 20,...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 02, 2019 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official said Sunday that President Donald Trump is "deadly serious" about imposing tariffs on imports from Mexico, but acknowledged there are no concrete benchmarks being set to assess whether the U.S. ally is stemming the migrant flow enough to satisfy the...
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Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen speaks during a press conference about China-U.S. Trade issues at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, Sunday, June 2, 2019. China issued a report blaming the United States for a trade dispute and says it won't back down on "major issues of principle." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 02, 2019 - 12:17 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China issued a report Sunday blaming the United States for the countries' trade dispute and said it won't back down on "major issues of principle," but offered no clarification about what additional steps it might take to up the ante. The report from the Cabinet spokesman's office...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The sense of momentum supporters tried to build for a new North American trade agreement has turned to whiplash. The Trump administration had been taking steps in recent weeks to work with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to address various concerns they have with the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 01, 2019 - 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The momentum that supporters have tried to build for a new North American trade deal has run into some Trump turbulence. The Trump administration had taken steps in recent weeks to work with Democratic and Republican lawmakers to address concerns about the proposed United States-...
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June 01, 2019 - 8:54 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is investigating FedEx after it diverted packages sent by Chinese tech giant Huawei, state media reported Saturday. The missed deliveries drew unusual attention because of speculation that they're related to rising U.S.-China trade tensions and U.S. sanctions on Huawei. China...
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Migrant children line up for a meal at the door of the Jesus del Buen Pastor del Pobre y el Migrante shelter, in Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Resentment has been growing in parts of central Mexico as the flow of migrants has continued. Towns were receptive and welcoming to the first caravans last year, but more recently have felt overwhelmed. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
June 01, 2019 - 3:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite pushback from U.S. business, Mexico and Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump is doubling down on his threat to slap a 5% tariff on Mexican imports unless America's southern neighbor cracks down on Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border. U.S...
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders talks to reporters outside the White House, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 31, 2019 - 10:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exasperated by reports of a flood of illegal border crossings, President Donald Trump summoned his top immigration advisers to demand action. Responding to his mounting concern, including his extreme threats to entirely close the U.S.-Mexico border, they prepared an alternative...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo specialist Peter Mazza, left, and trader Stephen Gilmartin work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 31. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 31, 2019 - 5:27 pm
Wall Street is no fan of Tariff Man. The stock market stumbled Friday to its first losing month of 2019 in May, primarily due to President Donald Trump's decision to broadly wield his tariff powers, first against China over trade and then against Mexico over immigration. During stocks' month-long...
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Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says Mexico will not respond to U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of coercive tariffs with desperation, but instead push for dialogue, during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace, in Mexico City, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
May 31, 2019 - 5:00 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that Mexico won't panic over U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of coercive tariffs — measures that economists say could have dramatic consequences for both nations and potentially spur a full-blown trade war. Trump set a June...
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