Trade barriers

In this undated photograph obtained by The Associated Press, a UAV-X drone flown by Yemen's Houthi rebels is seen in Hodeida, Yemen. A Yemen rebel drone strike this week, likely by UAV-Xs, on a critical Saudi oil pipeline shows that the otherwise-peaceful sandy reaches of the Arabian Peninsula now are at risk of similar assault, including an under-construction nuclear power plant and Dubai International Airport, among the world's busiest. (AP Photo)
May 17, 2019 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A rare mix of geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and China is tugging oil prices in opposite directions and creating uncertainty over where they might land. Deteriorating trade talks between the United States and China, the world's two largest economies, are posing a serious...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 17, 2019 - 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. trade tariffs (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says he'll be traveling to Canada on May 30 to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an effort to advance a new trade deal to replace the North American Free...
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President Donald Trump arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport Thursday, May 16, 2019, in New York. Trump is in New York for a fundraiser. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 17, 2019 - 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump decided against declaring commercial war on America's friends: The White House said Friday that he is delaying for six months any decision to slap import taxes on foreign cars, a move that would hit...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo trader Craig Spector works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 17, 2019 - 7:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks flopped on Friday, and investors herded into the safety of bonds after the market's reading of the U.S.-China trade war flipped back to worry. U.S. stock indexes fell as soon as trading opened, following European and Asian markets lower. Industrial companies had the sharpest...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, May 16, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Thursday as worries remained about trade tensions, tempered by media reports that President Donald Trump may delay a decision on auto tariffs. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 16, 2019 - 5:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Stocks recovered their poise Thursday after dropping over President Donald Trump's decision to limit U.S. exports to foreign telecoms companies, an order that appeared aimed squarely at China. In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.9% to 12,204 while the FTSE 100 index of leading British...
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May 15, 2019 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says his agency is still "in the throes of constructing" an aid package for farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs, but he is not saying when it will be ready. Perdue says the Agriculture Department is reviewing feedback from producers about the...
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May 15, 2019 - 10:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. is making progress in talks with Canada and Mexico over steel tariffs, potentially overcoming a key hurdle toward approval of a trade agreement between the three countries. Appearing before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee...
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Customers shop at a toy store in Beijing, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. For many Americans, President Donald Trump's trade war may soon get very real. His administration is preparing to extend 25% tariffs to practically all Chinese imports not already hit with duties, including toys, sneakers, shirts, alarm clocks, toasters and coffeemakers. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 14, 2019 - 11:30 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's factory output and consumer spending weakened in April as a tariff war with Washington intensified, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up shaky economic growth. Wednesday's unexpectedly weak data prompted suggestions Beijing will needs to boost stimulus spending and bank...
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A currency trader watches the computer monitors near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after President Donald Trump downplayed his escalating tariff war with Beijing and said a settlement is possible.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 14, 2019 - 11:18 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher Wednesday after President Donald Trump downplayed his escalating tariff war with Beijing and said a settlement is possible. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced as investors mulled the likely costs of U.S. and Chinese...
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May 14, 2019 - 11:14 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is causing anxiety among rural farmers and bankers. Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer says these are days of "a little bit of panic." Minnesota agriculture lender Kent Thiesse (TEE'-see) says most farmers were able to...
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