Soft commodity markets

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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Trader Craig Esposito, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street as an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China poses a threat to global economic growth and corporate profits. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 04, 2018 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): ___ 3:00 p.m. The American Chemistry Council, a lobbying group, says China's threatened tariffs would come down hard on U.S. chemical companies. The group says 40 percent of the products China said it would target...
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In this Aug. 23, 2017, photo, an exhibitor demonstrates a Chinese-made industrial robot to visitors at the World Robot Conference at the Yichuang International Conference and Exhibition Centre in Beijing. China On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 vowed to take measures of the "same strength" in response to a proposed U.S. tariff hike on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in a spiraling dispute over technology policy that has fueled fears it might set back a global economic recovery. The Commerce Ministry said it would immediately challenge the U.S. move in the World Trade Organization. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 04, 2018 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): ___ 12:10 p.m. Ford and General Motors are calling for continued dialogue to resolve escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Both automakers issued statements Wednesday after China proposed steep retaliatory...
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In this Sept. 20, 2017, photo, visitors look at airplane component parts on display at Aviation Expo China in Beijing. China On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 vowed to take measures of the "same strength" in response to a proposed U.S. tariff hike on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in a spiraling dispute over technology policy that has fueled fears it might set back a global economic recovery. The Commerce Ministry said it would immediately challenge the U.S. move in the World Trade Organization. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 04, 2018 - 10:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday issued a $50 billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans and small aircraft for possible tariff hikes in an escalating and potentially damaging technology dispute with Washington. The country's tax agency gave no date for the 25 percent increase to take effect...
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