Trade policy

FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its January meeting, when it held its benchmark interest rate steady and sent a strong signal that it sees no need to raise rates anytime soon. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 20, 2019 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers last month noted greater threats to the U.S. economy, ranging from adverse effects of the government shutdown to rising trade tensions, and decided to emphasize that they would be "patient" in raising interest rates. Minutes of the Fed's January...
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Employees gather as they have a break at the Honda car factory in Swindon, England, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. The Japanese carmaker Honda announced Tuesday that its Swindon car plant in western England, will close with the potential loss of some 3,500 jobs. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
February 19, 2019 - 10:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union next month. The company announced the decision, which will imperil 3,500 jobs and...
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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 19, 2019 - 3:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar is heading to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike. The announcement Tuesday via the official Xinhua News Agency follows talks last week in Beijing...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo photo Volkswagen cars are pictured during a final quality control at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Germany's economic growth has stagnated in the last three months of the year. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
February 18, 2019 - 2:22 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned U.S. President Donald Trump Monday that the bloc will step back from a commitment to buy more American soybeans and liquid gas if European cars are hit with punitive tariffs. The U.S. Commerce Department is expected issue its guidance on whether auto...
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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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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer walk together as they leave their hotel in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. U.S. and Chinese negotiators opened talks Thursday on a sprawling trade dispute as Beijing reported its January exports rebounded despite President Donald Trump's tariff hikes. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 15, 2019 - 5:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 6:40 p.m. An official Chinese news agency says U.S. and Chinese negotiators will meet next week in Washington for talks on a technology dispute ahead of a March 2 deadline for a planned American tariff hike. The...
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An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Asian shares are broadly lower, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders await the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 retreated 1.2 percent and the Kospi in South Korea gave up 1.6 percent on Friday. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
February 15, 2019 - 5:00 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mostly lower on Friday in the absence of good news as the U.S. and China concluded yet another round of trade talks in Beijing. France's CAC 40 rose 0.4 percent to 5,080.31 while the DAX in Germany dipped 0.4 percent to 11,044.17. Britain's FTSE 100 edged up 0.1...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, photo, Transformer's character mascots entertain shoppers at a shopping mall in Handan in north China's Hebei province. U.S. and Chinese envoys are holding a second day of trade talks after the top economic adviser to President Donald Trump said he has yet to decide whether to go ahead with a March 2 tariff increase on imports from China. (Chinatopix via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 12:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators held a second day of talks Friday after President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said he has yet to decide whether to escalate a technology dispute by going ahead with a March 2 tariff increase on imports from China. Business groups and...
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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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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 14, 2019 - 7:14 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European shares rose Thursday and Wall Street was set to open higher after the U.S. and China kicked off two days of trade talks in Beijing. The aim is to forestall further tariff hikes in a bruising dispute over Beijing's technology policies. In Europe, France's CAC 40 gained 0.7...
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