Soft commodity markets

A currency trader stretches at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Friday as traders weighed data showing slower U.S. economic growth and the possible impact of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 26, 2019 - 10:33 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Friday as traders weighed data showing slower U.S. economic growth and the possible impact of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The congressional inquiry into Trump is throwing more volatility into a market that already was nervous over U.S.-Chinese...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, a clerk stacks cuts of pork at a meat market in Beijing. China is releasing pork from stockpiles for the second time this month to help cool surging prices ahead of next week’s celebration of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power. (AP Photo/Fu Ting, File)
September 25, 2019 - 11:05 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's government is releasing more pork from stockpiles to help cool surging prices ahead of celebrations of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power. The government said Thursday it will auction off 10,000 tons of pork, the country's staple meat. It was the second release...
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, photo, a butcher slices cuts of pork at a meat market in Beijing. China's government said Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, that is releasing pork from official stockpiles to ease a shortage and cool surging prices ahead of Oct. 1 celebrations of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power. (AP Photo/Fu Ting)
September 17, 2019 - 11:29 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's government is releasing pork from stockpiles to help cool surging prices ahead of Oct. 1 celebrations of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power. The price of pork, China's staple meat, has soared almost 50% from a year ago due to a devastating outbreak of African...
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July 21, 2019 - 2:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, has died. His daughter, Holly Krassner Dawson, says Krassner died Sunday at his home...
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Yu Kangzhen, China's Vice President of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, answers questions at a press conference in Beijing on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Yu says the death toll from a disease that struck China's pig herds has risen to 1.2 million and the government is stepping up efforts to contain outbreaks. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
July 03, 2019 - 11:46 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from a disease outbreak in China's pig herds that has pushed up global pork prices has risen to 1.2 million animals, but its spread has "significantly slowed," a deputy agriculture minister said Thursday. Authorities are stepping up efforts to contain African swine...
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Chinese investors react as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Shares opened moderately lower in Asia on Tuesday after a dismal day on Wall Street as investors fled uncertainty over the China-U.S. trade standoff. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
May 13, 2019 - 11:22 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares declined moderately in Asia on Tuesday after a dismal day on Wall Street as investors fled uncertainty over the China-U.S. trade standoff. The Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.2% to 2,896.60 while Japan's Nikkei 225 gave up 0.6% to 21,067.23. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo trader Jonathan Corpina works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 13, 2019 - 12:20 pm
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 500 points Monday as investors sought shelter from an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China. The Dow and S&P 500 index each fell more than 2% as investors sold trade-sensitive shares in a broad sell-off that extended the market's...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and his Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer arrive at a hotel in Beijing, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Mnuchin and his Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer arrive to China's capital to hold a new round of high-level trade talks with China on March 28-29, start with a working dinner. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 28, 2019 - 3:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. trade negotiators arrived in Beijing on Thursday to start a new round of talks aimed at ending a tariff war over China's technology ambitions as officials hint they might be making progress. The meetings are the latest in a rapid-fire series of exchanges seeking to end the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to supporters at a coffee shop on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin. O'Rourke came in wearing a green cabbage St. Patrick's Day necklace given to him by a supporter during breakfast. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
March 17, 2019 - 11:06 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told supporters Sunday that he's never taken LSD and there's "nothing" he hasn't already revealed about his past that could come back to hurt his run for office. The former Texas congressman — who has become known for his...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, the Coca-Cola logo appears above the post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. With obesity becoming a more pressing global problem, two January 2109 reports in science journals are calling for policies that limit industry influence and reviving debate about what role food companies should play in public health efforts. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 29, 2019 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar. There was one problem for the organization. Coca-Cola was a funder. The Inter-American Development Bank's management told Coke it hadn't been aware of...
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