Trade agreements

Traders Patrick Casey, left, and Gregory Rowe work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street following two days of losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 30, 2019 - 1:57 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes edged higher in afternoon trading Thursday, barely holding on to gains after an early rally lost momentum. The market's modest pickup comes after two days of losses, which helped keep the S&P 500 on track for its fourth weekly loss and its first monthly decline of the...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a Memorial Day ceremony after placing a wreath in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monday, May 27, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 30, 2019 - 11:06 am
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Canada as he looks to build momentum to get a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico passed. The visit comes after President Donald Trump removed steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, clearing a key roadblock to a North...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Asian shares slipped Wednesday on expectations that a trade dispute between China and the United States would simmer and possibly weigh on growth.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 29, 2019 - 7:36 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European stock markets followed Asia lower Wednesday on expectations that a trade dispute between China and the United States would weigh on global economic growth. Investors are still digesting U.S. President Donald Trump's comments this week that the U.S. was "not ready" for a...
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The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logo appears above a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Fiat Chrysler is proposing a merger with French carmaker Renault aimed at saving billions of dollars for both companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 28, 2019 - 11:34 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares slipped Wednesday on expectations that a trade dispute between China and the United States would simmer and possibly weigh on growth. With a lull in economic releases closer to home, investors digested President Donald Trump's comments that the country was "not ready"...
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In this photo provided by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a state banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, May 27, 2019. From left, Empress Masako, Emperoro Naruhito and first lady Melania Trump. (Imperial Household Agency of Japan via AP)
May 27, 2019 - 5:50 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump appears to have offered little to reassure Japanese leaders on some of their key worries as he wraps up a four-day state visit. Trump is concluding his Japanese trip with rifts still...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 27, 2019. Shares were mixed early Monday in Asia in the absence of fresh news on the tariffs standoff between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 27, 2019 - 12:16 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed early Monday in Asia in the absence of fresh news on the tariffs standoff between the U.S. and China. U.S. markets will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.3% to 21,173.27 after visiting President Donald Trump said he expects...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Japanese business leaders, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 25, 2019 - 11:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time...
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President Donald Trump speaks with Japanese business leaders, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo, as U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty listens. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 25, 2019 - 5:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan (all times local): 6:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is needling Japan over the U.S.-Japan trade imbalance as he kicks off a state visit to the country. Trump is speaking at a reception with Japanese and American business...
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue laughs with a reporter on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 23, 2019.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 23, 2019 - 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny...
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May 22, 2019 - 4:55 pm
MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says Democrats in Congress need to focus on passing trade agreements that help North Carolina workers, rather than extend unfounded investigations of President Donald Trump. Pence made the comments at a Union County textile plant on Wednesday during his...
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