Trade barriers

Trader Michale Milano, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street led by a decline in technology companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 14, 2019 - 11:16 am
Major U.S. stock indexes fell slightly in afternoon trading Thursday as the market pulled back a day after hitting another all-time high. Stocks were evenly split between gainers and losers on the S&P 500 index, but a big drop from internet gear maker Cisco dragged on the broader market...
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November 14, 2019 - 2:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is pressing Washington roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese goods as the two sides wrangle over terms of an interim trade deal. A Ministry of Commerce spokesman, Gao Feng, said Thursday a tariff cut is an “important condition” of the tentative agreement announced last month...
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FILE - This June 12, 2019, file photo shows the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for August. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 13, 2019 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger than a year ago as spending hit a record. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the deficit last month...
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A currency trader works near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 13, 2019 - 4:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo declined. Wall Street looked set to...
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Specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 12, 2019 - 7:53 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia all declined. Trump said Tuesday...
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An investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Shares declined Monday in Asia as investors watched for the latest developments in the China-U.S. trade war sage. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 11, 2019 - 4:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Shares around the world fell Monday as hopes for a breakthrough in the trade war between the United States and China diminished after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress. Hopes were shaken when Trump on Friday...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, worker pack imported lobsters at the Jingshen seafood market in Beijing. U.S.-Chinese trade contracted again in October, despite optimism about possible progress in talks aimed at ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Chinese imports of U.S. goods fell 14.3% from a year earlier to $9.4 billion, customs data showed Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Associated Press
November 08, 2019 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed a Chinese official's assertion that his administration has agreed to roll back some of the higher tariffs it's imposed on Chinese goods. The Chinese official said Thursday that the two sides had agreed to a phased cancellation of their...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Asian stock markets were mixed Friday amid uncertainty about a possible U.S.-Chinese agreement to roll back tariffs in their trade war. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 08, 2019 - 5:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Uncertainty about a possible U.S.-Chinese agreement to roll back tariffs in their trade war kept global markets in check Friday. Though the two sides have agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other's goods, the full extent of the rollback wasn't clear. A Chinese spokesman...
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United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers a speech during the 'Koerber Global Leaders Dialogue' in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 08, 2019 - 4:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed Friday the need for traditional Western allies to work together to face modern threats, while at the same time defending Trump administration policies on tariffs, NATO spending and other issues that have raised the ire of traditional...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng listens to a reporter's question during a press conference at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing. On Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, China's Commerce Ministry says Washington and Beijing have agreed to cancel tariff hikes as their trade negotiations progress. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Associated Press
November 07, 2019 - 3:13 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The prospects for a preliminary breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade war improved Thursday after the two sides agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other's goods, though the full extent of the rollback wasn't clear. A Chinese spokesman announced the development Thursday as...
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