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An electronic stock board shows Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Asian stock markets rebounded Tuesday after Beijing said trade negotiators were preparing to go to Washington despite President Donald Trump’s threat to escalate their tariff war. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 07, 2019 - 1:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets steadied on Tuesday after Beijing said trade negotiators were preparing to go to Washington despite President Donald Trump's threat to escalate their tariff war. Benchmarks in Shanghai and Sydney rose. Hong Kong gave up early gains and Tokyo declined as trading...
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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 - 11:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade talks (all times local): ___ 5:15 p.m. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says the higher tariffs on China that President Donald Trump threatened over the weekend will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Friday. Lighthizer adds that...
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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 - 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Accusing Beijing of "reneging" on commitments it made in earlier talks, the nation's top trade negotiator said Monday that the Trump administration will increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods Friday, a sharp escalation in a yearlong trade dispute. At the same time, a...
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FILE - IN this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Knight Craft stands during her swearing in ceremony in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House grounds in Washington. Three Democratic senators are calling on President’s Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nation to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate change. The Democrats say Craft, who was nominated to the U.N. post last week, has invested more than $60 million in oil companies and other fossil fuel interests. Her husband, Joe Craft, is CEO of Alliance Resource Partners, one of the largest U.S. coal producers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 06, 2019 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Democratic senators are calling on President's Donald Trump's nominee for U.N. ambassador to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate change. The Democrats say Kelly Craft, who was nominated as U.S. ambassador to...
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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 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Accusing Beijing of "reneging" on commitments it made in earlier talks, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Monday that the Trump administration will increase its tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods early Friday, a sharp escalation in a yearlong trade dispute. At...
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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 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade talks (all times local): ___ 5:15 p.m. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says the higher tariffs on China that President Donald Trump threatened over the weekend will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Friday. Lighthizer adds that...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, trader Robert Charmak, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On Monday, May 6, U.S. stocks plunged at the opening of trading, following a sell-off in global markets, after President Donald Trump threatened to escalate a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 06, 2019 - 4:44 pm
Fresh market jitters over the possibility of an escalation in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China pulled stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Monday. The decline, which gradually lost momentum after an initial steep slump, came a day after President Donald Trump threatened to raise...
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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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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 - 3:07 pm
BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat to escalate tariffs on Chinese goods has clouded prospects for a trade agreement, though preparations by Beijing's envoys to visit Washington this week buoyed hopes for a breakthrough to end the trade war between the world's two largest economies...
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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 - 2:39 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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