Trade agreements

German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas talks to the media at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 2:38 pm
MUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Friday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist trade measures as creating a "lose-lose" situation and defended Europe's attempts to keep a nuclear deal with Iran alive after the unilateral American withdrawal. Heiko Maas fired back after harsh...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 15, 2019 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Stocks are higher on Wall Street at midday after Chinese and U.S. officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week. Investors are again weighing quarterly results from major U.S. companies...
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White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner is pictured at a conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The Polish capital is host for a two-day international conference, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 14, 2019 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ink wasn't dry on a border security compromise before Jared Kushner had moved on to another enormous challenge. As lawmakers fine-tuned a border agreement that the president's son-in-law and senior adviser had been unable to extract from Capitol Hill in earlier talks, Kushner...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Nikkei Stock index, at a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China, which had also sent Wall Street indexes higher. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 13, 2019 - 3:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday as investors pinned their hopes on a possible resolution of the bruising trade war between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in early European trading, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asia. France's CAC 40 edged up nearly 0.3 percent in...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo traders Joseph Lawler, left, and James Lamb work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 12, 2019 - 5:12 pm
U.S. stocks finished broadly higher Tuesday as investors grew more optimistic about the prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Technology, financial and health care stocks powered much of the rally, which gave the benchmark S&P 500 index its biggest...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 12, 2019 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says if the United States and China are close to a trade deal, he might let slide a March 2 deadline to further boost tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump said Tuesday that he's not inclined to do that, but that if the two countries are nearing a deal, he might...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, center, walk to their meeting at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
February 11, 2019 - 9:45 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The European Union's Brexit negotiator is urging Prime Minister Theresa May to spell out how she plans to win over Parliament less than two months before Britain leaves. Michel Barnier said Monday...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks with reporters outside the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 06, 2019 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no plans yet for President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet soon in hope of finalizing a trade deal, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday. Mnuchin and trade representative Robert Lighthizer are leading a team to Beijing next week to...
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A customer picks up a bottle of wine imported from Spain after being priced down at a retail store in Chiba, near Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. The European Union and Japan have inaugurated a landmark deal they say will boost trade between the two economic powers and sends the message that international agreements still have a purpose in an age of increasing protectionism. The agreement that comes into effect Friday will scrap nearly all tariffs on products both sides trade in. (Kyodo News via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 5:43 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Japan have ushered in a landmark trade deal they say will boost business between the two economic powers and sends the message that international pacts still have a purpose in an age of increasing protectionism. The agreement that comes into effect Friday will...
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A man holds a smartphone showing stock prices as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house decorated with red lanterns in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Asian markets were mixed on Friday as trade talks ended in Washington with no deal but the promise of a second meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Gains were limited by a private survey showing that Chinese manufacturing slowed to the lowest level in almost three years. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
February 01, 2019 - 4:03 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mostly higher Friday after China-U.S. trade talks ended in Washington with expectations for a second meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. But gains were capped by weak manufacturing data for China. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.2 percent...
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