Trade agreements

A Chinese investor reads a newspaper as she monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Asian shares rose Friday as worries receded the United States and Iran might be stepping closer to the edge of war, and U.S. indexes hit records. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 10, 2020 - 3:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly rose Friday as worried receded that the United States and Iran might be stepping closer to the edge of war. France's CAC 40 slipped 0.2% to 6,031.15, while Germany's DAX added nearly 0.1% in early trading to 13,505.63. Britain's FTSE 100 was little changed, down...
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A Chinese investor reads a newspaper as she monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Asian shares rose Friday as worries receded the United States and Iran might be stepping closer to the edge of war, and U.S. indexes hit records. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 10, 2020 - 2:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Friday as worries receded the United States and Iran might be stepping closer to the edge of war, and U.S. indexes hit records. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.5% to finish at 23,850.57. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.8% to 6,929.00. South Korea's Kospi...
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Specialist David Haubner works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as traders welcome news that China's top trade official will head to Washington next week to sign a preliminary trade deal with the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 09, 2020 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A rally in big technology companies including Apple sent major U.S. stock indexes to more record highs on Wall Street Thursday. Investors were relieved that the United States and Iran appear to be stepping away from the edge of war. The U.S. and China also sign their “Phase 1” trade...
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In this handout photo provided by the House of Commons, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during the first Prime Minister's Questions of the year, in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The president of the European Commission warned Britain on Wednesday that it won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union's market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)
January 09, 2020 - 12:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain passed a major milestone on the road to Brexit when the House of Commons on Thursday approved a bill authorizing the country’s departure from the European Union at the end of the month. Lawmakers voted by 330-231 to pass the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which sets the terms of...
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In this handout photo provided by the House of Commons, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during the first Prime Minister's Questions of the year, in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The president of the European Commission warned Britain on Wednesday that it won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union's market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)
January 09, 2020 - 12:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s House of Commons has given final approval to the bill authorizing the country’s departure from the European Union, paving the way for Brexit at the end of the month. Lawmakers voted 330-231 on Thursday to pass the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill. It will become law once it is...
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Specialist David Haubner works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as traders welcome news that China's top trade official will head to Washington next week to sign a preliminary trade deal with the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 09, 2020 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S stocks climbed in midday trading on Thursday as investors cheered confirmation from China that its top trade official will head to Washington next week to sign a preliminary trade deal. The “Phase 1” accord is the opening step on a possible path toward a broader agreement...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo traders monitor stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 9. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 09, 2020 - 9:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as traders welcome news that China's top trade official will head to Washington next week to sign a preliminary trade deal with the U.S. Technology companies and banks led the way higher. Microsoft rose 1.3% and Goldman Sachs rose 1.2...
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In this handout photo provided by the House of Commons, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during the first Prime Minister's Questions of the year, in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The president of the European Commission warned Britain on Wednesday that it won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union's market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)
January 09, 2020 - 9:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain is set to pass a major milestone on the road to Brexit Thursday, when the bill authorizing the country’s departure from the European Union receives final approval from the House of Commons. Lawmakers are set to vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, and the comfortable...
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EU Chief Negotiator on Brexit Michael Barnier waves to the media as he arrives for a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in 10 Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 09, 2020 - 5:19 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said Thursday that if Britain wants as much access as possible to the bloc's market after it leaves, it won't have unfettered freedom to subsidize its industry. Michel Barnier also insisted that the state aid rules in any future trade...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. China's economy czar will visit Washington next week for the signing of an interim trade deal, the government said Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
January 09, 2020 - 3:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s economy czar will visit Washington next week for the signing of an interim trade deal, the government said Thursday. Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing’s chief envoy in talks with Washington over their tariff war, had been expected to attend the signing but the Commerce Ministry’s...
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