Economy

February 23, 2019 - 4:29 am
PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions threatened by aggressive foreign trade practices that see food as a "product like any other." Macron's speech at his country's premier agriculture fair was aimed at assuaging French...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, while they line up for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. China's economy czar is going to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
February 22, 2019 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators agreed Friday to extend high-level trade talks through the weekend, and President Donald Trump said he hoped to meet next month at his Florida resort with President Xi Jinping to try to finalize an agreement. The news followed two days of negotiations...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump said in a pair of tweets that Craft "has done an outstanding job representing our Nation" and...
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February 22, 2019 - 5:05 pm
Technology and health care companies led U.S. stocks higher Friday, giving the benchmark S&P 500 its fourth straight weekly gain. The broad rally came as investors grew hopeful that the latest round of talks between the U.S. and China will lead to a resolution of the costly trade war that's...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:35 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kraft Heinz disclosed an investigation by federal regulators and will slash the value of its Oscar Mayer and Kraft brands by $15.4 billion. Shares plunged 26 percent at the opening bell Friday, the company's biggest single-day decline, after posting a stunning $12.6 billion loss...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Friday as nervous investors await developments in the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. European shares rose, with France's CAC 40 gaining 0.3 percent in midday trading to 5,212. Germany's DAX was up 0.6 percent at 11,487 and Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.5...
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February 22, 2019 - 5:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — Business confidence in Germany has fallen for the sixth consecutive month and hit a four-year low as worries persist about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy at a time of global trade tensions, a closely watched survey showed Friday. The Ifo institute said its monthly index...
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February 22, 2019 - 5:03 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China said Friday that reported delays in handling of coal shipments from Australia were due to stepped up inspections to protect the environment. "In recent years, China Customs has found that some of the imported coal didn't meet our environmental protection...
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FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 21, 2019 - 9:11 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.5 percent to 21,368.54 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.5 percent to 6,170.30...
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President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump, left, Vice President Mike Pence, right, and his wife Karen Pence, speaks during a National African American History Month reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 21, 2019 - 8:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pledging to expand opportunity for Americans of every race, religion and creed as he commemorates Black History Month. Speaking to hundreds Thursday at a White House reception, Trump boasted about the economy and said the unemployment rate for African-...
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