Trade barriers

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo trader Timothy Nick, left, and specialist Dilip Patel work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 27. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 27, 2019 - 11:40 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday as investors waited for a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping that they hope will produce a truce in spiraling U.S.-China trade tensions. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all fell. Crude prices declined. Investors are...
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In this Saturday, June 22, 2019 photo, a salesman holds a bag of California almond kernels for a customer at a shop in New Delhi, India. California almond farmers are facing long-term uncertainty in the wake of new tariffs on exports to India, the state's top market for almonds. Farmers and experts predict the tariffs, leveled by India amid trade tensions with the United States, will complicate almond sales abroad. The tariffs may result in increased almond prices for buyers, so farmers expect to sell less. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
June 27, 2019 - 8:29 pm
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Along large swaths of California's lush central valley, almonds in the fuzzy hulls of tree leaves blow in the wind on thousands of acres of orchards. Thousands of miles away in India, customers browse the nut sections of busy street markets and grocery stores in search of the...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and European Council President Donald Tusk, left, are escorted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prior to their working lunch on the sidelines of the G20 Summit at the International Exhibition Center in Osaka, Japan, Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 4:56 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 major economies (all times local): 5:55 p.m. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman in Beijing says China intends to defend itself against further U.S. moves to penalize it due to trade friction. Geng Shuang says threats by...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the "Faith & Freedom Coalition 2019 Road To Majority Policy Conference," Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 26, 2019 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's under little pressure to reach a trade deal with China when he meets late this week with President Xi Jinping and is prepared to impose further tariffs on Chinese imports. "The Chinese economy's going down the tubes," Trump said in...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during their meeting at the Prime Minister's Residence in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Pompeo arrived in India's capital late Tuesday after visiting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan on a trip aimed at building a global coalition to counter Iran. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
June 26, 2019 - 3:19 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held meetings in India's capital on Wednesday amid growing tensions over trade and tariffs that has strained the partners' ties. Pompeo called on India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning, and later was meeting his counterpart S...
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In this Saturday June 15, 2019 photo pedestrians walk past an Apple store along the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif. On Tuesday, June 25, the Conference Board releases its June index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
June 25, 2019 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence dropped to the lowest level since September 2017 as heightened trade tensions apparently took a toll on Americans' spirits. The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index fell to 121.5 in June from a revised 131.3 in...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2019. Trump’s sudden decision against military strikes may have prevented open conflict with Iran, but it also showed him to be an unpredictable, if unreliable, partner at home and abroad. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 24, 2019 - 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's abrupt decision against military strikes may have prevented open military conflict with Iran, but it also showed him anew to be an unpredictable, unreliable, partner at home and abroad. Trump won his job partly on his claims to be a great dealmaker. But...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, Chinese men pass by a Huawei retail shop in Beijing. Stepping up the pressure on Beijing, the U.S. Commerce Department has effectively barred U.S. companies from selling or transferring technology to Huawei Technologies, the world's biggest maker of network gear, No. 2 smartphone manufacturer and a champion of Chinese industry. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 24, 2019 - 5:33 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators are discussing ways to resolve disputes ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan later this week, a Chinese official said Monday. The sides were seeking to "consolidate the important consensus...
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The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 24, 2019 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an early challenge to President Donald Trump's authority to impose tariffs on imported steel based on national security concerns. The justices did not comment on Monday in leaving in place a decision by the Court of International Trade that ruled...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, June 23, 2019, before boarding a plane headed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
June 23, 2019 - 5:03 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One person was killed and seven others were wounded in an attack by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels on an airport in Saudi Arabia Sunday evening, the Saudi military said, as the U.S. secretary of state was on his way to the country for talks on Iran. Regional...
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