Trade policy

Incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 04, 2019 - 12:28 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Incoming European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde is defending the bank's record low rates and other stimulus measures as she prepares to take over with the economy facing trouble from trade wars and Brexit. During hearings in the European parliament, Lagarde said...
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In this July 24, 2019 photo, large cranes to unload container ships are shown at PortMiami in Miami. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for July. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 04, 2019 - 9:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit declined in July, including the gap with China that has been the focus of President Donald Trump's tariffs. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and what it sells abroad fell 2.7% to $54 billion in...
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A woman looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Asian stock markets are mixed after Washington and Beijing stepped up their trade war with a new round of tariff hikes. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 02, 2019 - 5:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — European stock markets opened higher while Asia was mixed Monday after Washington and Beijing escalated their war over trade and technology with new tariff hikes. Benchmarks in London, Paris and Shanghai advanced. Tokyo and Hong Kong declined. Markets reacted less strongly to the...
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With cloudy skies in Washington, President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he returns to the White House from Camp David, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 01, 2019 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China on Sunday put in place their latest tariff increases on each other's goods, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items before the holiday shopping season. President Donald Trump said U.S.-...
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A Chinese investor reads a newspaper as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Asian stocks rebounded Friday on hopes U.S.-Chinese talks next month might produce progress toward ending a costly tariff war over trade and technology. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 30, 2019 - 7:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday on hopes that next month's U.S.-Chinese talks might produce progress toward ending a costly tariff war over trade and technology. Investors were encouraged by a Chinese government statement Thursday that its penalties on U.S. products are adequate. That...
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Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, left, and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini attend a joint press conference after the Informal Meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Helsinki, Finland on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. The topics of the meeting included the wider Middle East, the Arctic region and hybrid threats and fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. (Jussi Nakari/Lehtikuva via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 7:36 am
HELSINKI (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Friday urged Serbia not to stray from its EU membership path as the Balkans country readies to sign a trade agreement with a Russian-led economic bloc. Serbia is expected to sign the pact with the Eurasian Economic Union — made up of Russia,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo trader Jeffrey Vazquez works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On Thursday, Aug. 29, stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as investors hope that new talks set for September can result in progress in resolving the U.S.-China trade dispute. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 29, 2019 - 11:22 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rebounded Friday on hopes U.S.-Chinese talks next month might produce progress toward ending a costly tariff war over trade and technology. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all followed Wall Street higher. Investors were encouraged by a Chinese...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2019, file photo a customer shows off his personalized Levi's tee shirt in the Levi's store, in New York's Times Square. The U.S. economy slowed in the spring, and most analysts expect it to weaken further in the months ahead. Yet the main driver of growth, consumer spending, remains vigorous enough to keep the economy growing steadily if still modestly. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 29, 2019 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed in the spring, and most analysts expect it to weaken further in the months ahead. Yet the main driver of growth — consumer spending — remains vigorous enough to keep the economy growing steadily if still modestly. Spending by households, which accounts for...
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Farmer Randy Miller is shown with his soybeans, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at his farm in Lacona, Iowa. Miller, who also farms corn, is among farmers unhappy with President Donald Trump over waivers granted to oil refineries that have sharply reduced demand for corn-based ethanol. Miller called it "our own country stabbing us in the back." (AP Photo/Julie Pace)
August 29, 2019 - 10:52 am
LACONA, Iowa (AP) — When President Donald Trump levied tariffs on China that scrambled global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his fields about an hour south of Des Moines became less valuable, Miller saw long-term promise in Trump's...
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A pedestrian passes Britain's Houses of Parliament on the bank of The River Thames in London, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Jacob Rees-Mogg, The leader of the British House of Commons has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend parlliament, a move that gives his political opponents less time to block a no-deal Brexit before the October 31 withdrawal deadline. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 29, 2019 - 8:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Europe's Brexit drama is hurtling toward a new climax at the wrong time for the region's economy, threatening to sow chaos for businesses just as a large part of the continent is sliding toward recession. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament for weeks...
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