Trade agreements

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 13, 2019 - 7:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) that China "will be hurt very badly" if they don't agree to a trade deal. Trump tweeted Monday after the countries failed to reach a deal in recent talks. The Trump administration has raised tariffs...
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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 - 10:00 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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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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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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A man looks at his smartphone near a display showing stock prices at a brokerage house in Shanghai Monday, May 6, 2019. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite index dives on U.S. President Donald Trump threat of more China tariffs. At right is a reflection off a display board. (AP Photo)
May 07, 2019 - 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heightened trade tensions between the United States and China are spooking financial markets and putting a chill on prospects for the global economy. Chinese officials are heading to Washington to try to salvage negotiations aimed at breaking an impasse between the world's two...
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A man looks at his smartphone near a display showing stock prices at a brokerage house in Shanghai Monday, May 6, 2019. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite index dives on U.S. President Donald Trump threat of more China tariffs. At right is a reflection off a display board. (AP Photo)
May 06, 2019 - 4:06 pm
BEIJING (AP) — By threatening to raise taxes on Chinese imports, President Donald Trump is throwing down a challenge to Beijing: Agree to sweeping changes in China's government-dominated economic model — or suffer the consequences. The unexpected ultimatum, delivered via tweets on Sunday and Monday...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, gestures as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, chats with his Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, before they proceed to their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. President Donald Trump turned up the pressure on China on Sunday, May 5, threatening to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Trump's comments, delivered on Twitter, came as a Chinese delegation was scheduled to resume talks in Washington on Wednesday aimed at resolving a trade war that has shaken financial markets and cast gloom over the world economy.(AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool, File)
May 06, 2019 - 2:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump raised pressure on China with a threat to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods in a tweet that sent global financial markets swooning on Monday. Trump's comments on Twitter came as a Chinese delegation was scheduled to resume talks in...
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