Trade agreements

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue prepares to barbecue U.S. beef in Tokyo Monday, May 13, 2019. Perdue barbecued American beef in Tokyo to highlight his message: Japan must treat the U.S. fairly as a top customer for Japanese products. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
May 13, 2019 - 3:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has picked up his barbeque tongs to convey his message to Japan: Buy more American beef. Perdue said Monday that as a top consumer of U.S. beef, Japan should treat the U.S. fairly. He said he hoped President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime...
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May 12, 2019 - 11:48 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday after trade talks between the U.S. and China wrapped up Friday without an agreement. Shares dropped more than 1% in Shanghai, to 2,909.60. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.5% to 21,237.71 and the S&P ASX 200 declined 0.3% to 6,289.70...
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In this May 8, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Panama City Beach, Fla. Trump’s combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. He’s showing no signs of backing off now even as the stakes intensify with the threat of a full-blown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 11, 2019 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. And he's showing no signs of backing off now, even as the stakes intensify with the threat of a full-blown trade war between the world's two biggest...
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A worker walks near truck trailers and cargo containers, Friday, May 10, 2019, at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. U.S. and Chinese negotiators resumed trade talks Friday under increasing pressure after President Donald Trump raised tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods and Beijing promised to retaliate. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 11, 2019 - 6:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the tariffs standoff between the United States and China (all times local): 6:40 a.m. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He says trade talks with the United States have not broken down. Hong Kong's Phoenix TV on Saturday showed Liu telling reporters that the failure to reach...
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In this Feb. 24, 2017, photo, a factory worker assembles the case of an air conditioner on an assembly line at a Haier factory in Jiaozhou near Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province. U.S. President Donald Trump's latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday, May 10, 2019, and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China's technology ambitions and other trade tensions. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 11, 2019 - 2:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China have gone through rough patches before. The American public recoiled — and the U.S. government imposed sanctions — after the People's Liberation Army slaughtered hundreds of civilians in the streets of Beijing in June 1989, crushing the Tiananmen Square protests...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a event on medical billing, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 10, 2019 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — His trade war already raging worldwide, President Donald Trump on Friday brandished his aggressive actions as a political weapon at home, too, casting himself as a fighter for American workers and scorning his chief Democratic rivals as weak. Trump's actions have already caused...
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A Chinese investor uses his smartphone as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, May 10, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Friday but benchmarks in Shanghai and Hong Kong gave up earlier strong gains amid uncertainty over the potential outcome of trade talks between China and the U.S. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 10, 2019 - 7:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher on Friday in volatile trading as investors appeared to hope that the United States and China might yet reach a deal to solve their escalating trade war. France's CAC 40 gained 1.0% to 5,3634, while Germany's DAX added 1.2% to 12,121. Britain's...
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United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin walk on Pennsylvania Avenue back to the White House after meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He for trade talks Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
May 09, 2019 - 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators met Thursday just hours before the United States was set to raise tariffs on Chinese imports in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the world's two biggest economies. China has threatened to retaliate if President Donald Trump goes ahead with the...
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Media gather outside the office of the U.S. Trade Representative near the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 9, 2019, where trade talks with China are set to resume. U.S. and Chinese negotiators are poised to resume talks just hours before the United States is set to raise tariffs on Chinese imports in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the world's two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 09, 2019 - 9:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In trying to hammer out a trade agreement with China, the Trump administration may be drawing inspiration from classic rock, specifically The Who's anthem "Won't Get Fooled Again." Fed up with China for breaking past promises, the administration is insisting on provisions designed...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a event on medical billing, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 09, 2019 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the United States was close to a trade deal with China, but then China tried to renegotiate. Trump said Thursday that the Chinese wanted to come back to continue negotiations. He added that if it doesn't work out, the U.S. has an "excellent" alternative...
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