Government policy

In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, photo, a driver looks out from his trishaw decorated with an American flag and Chinese flags in Beijing. Chinese news reports have quoted a former finance minister as saying Beijing can disrupt American companies' operations by imposing "export controls" if it needs more leverage in its mounting tariff dispute with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 17, 2018 - 11:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires. The tariffs will start at 10...
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FILE- This Jan. 9, 2017, file photo shows the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 17, 2018 - 1:05 pm
A slide in technology companies led U.S. stocks lower Monday afternoon amid speculation that the Trump administration is preparing to impose tariffs on another $200 billion-worth of Chinese goods. Retailers and banks also declined, outweighing gains in industrial companies and elsewhere. Oil prices...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May listens at the start of her meeting with the Qatar's emir at 10 Downing Street in London. May has told the BBC in an interview scheduled for broadcast Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, that she gets “irritated” by the debate over her leadership during Brexit negotiations. (Matt Dunham, Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 17, 2018 - 8:21 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned opponents of her blueprint for Brexit that rejecting it means crashing out of the European Union without a deal, an outcome the International Monetary Fund said Monday would have "very large" economic costs. May told the BBC that if rebel...
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North Korean saleswomen try to make a sale at the 14th Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair in Pyongyang, North Korea on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Despite continuing sanctions and political uncertainties, this year the fair is making something of a comeback, with more than 320 companies and a large Chinese continent participating. North Korea is hoping its recent diplomatic outreach to its neighbors and its talks with Washington will help break down support for sanctions and open the way for it to boost its trade with the outside world. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge)
September 17, 2018 - 4:09 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Vendors selling everything from car batteries to "kangaroo essence" health pills have descended on Pyongyang for an international trade fair. Though North Korea continues to be one of the most heavily sanctioned countries in the world, this year's trade fair, which...
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An investor monitors shares prices in front of an electronic board displaying the Shanghai Composite index at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world's two largest economies. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 17, 2018 - 2:30 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world's two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi fell 0.9 percent...
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September 17, 2018 - 2:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese news reports have quoted a former finance minister as saying Beijing can disrupt American companies' operations by imposing "export controls" if it needs more leverage in its mounting tariff dispute with Washington. Lou Jiwei's comments at a weekend economics forum follow...
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September 15, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports. The report comes after the White House invited Beijing to hold new talks on their tariff dispute. Last week the president...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pauses as he speaks at a news conference in the press briefing room at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Washington. Pompeo says his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry has been 'actively undermining' U.S. policy on Iran. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 14, 2018 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded Friday on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for "actively undermining" U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. In...
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September 14, 2018 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for people with mental illness and HIV are joining other consumer groups in a lawsuit to block one of the Trump administration's main approaches for making low-cost health insurance more widely available. The case filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.,...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference in the press briefing room at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Washington. Pompeo says his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry has been 'actively undermining' U.S. policy on Iran. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 14, 2018 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump administration criticism of former Secretary of State John Kerry (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry has been "actively undermining" U.S. policy on Iran. Late Thursday, President Donald Trump had...
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