Soft commodity markets

Tenaris U.S. president Luca Zanotti, right, talks with workers on the floor of the Tenaris seamless pipe mill Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Bay City, Texas. Tenaris, which imports steel from it's facilities around the world, is seeking an exemption from the steel tariff. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 25, 2018 - 11:32 am
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Joel Johnson examines the shipping labels on 35-ton coils of American-made steel that will be unspooled, bent and welded into rounded sections of pipe. One's from Nucor, a mill in Arkansas. Another's from Steel Dynamics in Mississippi. But much harder to spot in the sprawling...
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FILE- This Jan. 4, 2018, file photo shows the interior of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 22. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 22, 2018 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. U.S. crude futures jumped 4.6 percent after...
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FILE- This Jan. 4, 2018, file photo shows the interior of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 22. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 22, 2018 - 4:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. U.S. crude futures jumped 4.6 percent after...
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FILE- This Jan. 4, 2018, file photo shows the interior of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 22. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 22, 2018 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday to wrap up a turbulent week as energy companies climb along with the price of oil. Oil producers in OPEC agreed to produce more oil, a step investors have expected for the last few weeks. The European Union is following through on its promise to put...
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FILE- This Jan. 4, 2018, file photo shows the interior of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 22. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 22, 2018 - 1:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday as energy companies climb along with the price of oil. Oil producers in OPEC agreed to produce more oil, a step investors have expected for the last few weeks. The European Union is following through on its promise to put import taxes on $3.4 billion in...
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June 13, 2018 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to resume buying component parts from the U.S. — a move the Republican-led Senate is working to reverse. In a statement, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley pointed to "...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Stocks are off to a mostly lower start on Wall Street as losses for banks and consumer products makers offset gains for technology companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 31, 2018 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Thursday after the Trump administration announced that it will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Europe, Canada and Mexico. That's helping U.S. steel and aluminum companies, but hurting big machinery makers like Boeing and Caterpillar. Mexico...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Stocks are off to a mostly lower start on Wall Street as losses for banks and consumer products makers offset gains for technology companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 31, 2018 - 11:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are down Thursday after the Trump administration announced that it will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Europe, Canada and Mexico. That's helping U.S. steel and aluminum companies, but hurting big machinery makers like Boeing and Caterpillar. Mexico...
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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, touts the newly-crafted farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, as the House plans to debate a long list of amendments on the controversial legislation. House Republicans favor a plan to strengthen work requirements for food stamps, but Democrats say that would hurt the poor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 17, 2018 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers are squaring off against the U.S. sugar industry in a familiar battle over a program that props up sugar prices. The sugar program, a web of price supports, loans and tariffs that critics say rips off consumers, is one of...
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People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after Beijing added to a swelling trade dispute with Washington by hiking tariffs on U.S. sorghum. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
April 18, 2018 - 6:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets followed Wall Street higher Wednesday despite a Chinese tariff hike on U.S. sorghum in a swelling trade dispute with Washington. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.7 percent to 7,278.02 and France's CAC 40 added 0.5 percent to 5,379.95...
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