Trade balance

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, May 4, 2018. A high-powered U.S. delegation met for a second day of talks with Chinese officials on defusing tensions that are propelling the world's largest two economies toward a trade war. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 04, 2018 - 9:25 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A list of hard-line demands that the Trump administration handed China this week could make it even more difficult to resolve a trade conflict between the world's two largest economies. That's the view of trade analysts who say the U.S. insistence that Beijing shrink America's gaping...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, May 4, 2018. A high-powered U.S. delegation met for a second day of talks with Chinese officials on defusing tensions that are propelling the world's largest two economies toward a trade war. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 04, 2018 - 12:32 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A list of hard-line demands that the Trump administration handed China this week could make it even more difficult to resolve a trade conflict between the world's two largest economies. That's the view of trade analysts who say the U.S. insistence that Beijing shrink America's gaping...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, May 4, 2018. Chinese and U.S. officials met face-to-face Thursday to try and resolve a dispute over technology that has taken the world's two largest economies the closest they've ever come to a trade war. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 04, 2018 - 11:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 11:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says there's a need to "bring fairness to trade between the U.S. and China" and his administration will be "doing something one way or the other." He tells reporters the Trump...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, May 4, 2018. A high-powered U.S. delegation met for a second day of talks with Chinese officials on defusing tensions that are propelling the world's largest two economies toward a trade war. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 04, 2018 - 7:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Trump administration has asked China to reduce its trade deficit with the U.S. by $200 billion by the end of 2020, striking an assertive stance in talks aimed at averting a trade war between the world's two-largest economies. A U.S. official confirmed the authenticity of a...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, May 4, 2018. A high-powered U.S. delegation met for a second day of talks with Chinese officials on defusing tensions that are propelling the world's largest two economies toward a trade war. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 04, 2018 - 6:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — Striking an assertive position, the Trump administration has asked China to reduce its trade deficit with the U.S. by $200 billion by the end of 2020. A U.S. official confirmed the authenticity of a document making that and other requests that were presented to China ahead of two...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, May 4, 2018. Chinese and U.S. officials met face-to-face Thursday to try and resolve a dispute over technology that has taken the world's two largest economies the closest they've ever come to a trade war. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 04, 2018 - 6:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The Trump administration wants China to reduce the trade deficit with the U.S. by $200 billion by the end of 2020. A U.S. official confirmed the authenticity of a document making that and other requests...
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In this April 26, 2018, photo, a robot entertains visitors at the booth of a Chinese automaker during the China Auto 2018 show in Beijing, China. Under President Xi Jinping, a program known as "Made in China 2025" aims to make China a tech superpower by advancing development of industries that in addition to semiconductors includes artificial intelligence, pharmaceuticals and electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 03, 2018 - 4:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 5:00 p.m. The Asian Development Bank's chief says trade in Asia, growing at a fast clip since 2017, could be disrupted if disputes escalate. Asked about trade friction between the U.S. and China, ADB President...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, workers build an apartment and retail complex in Nashville, Tenn. On Friday, April 27, 2018, the Commerce Department issues its first estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the January-March quarter. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 27, 2018 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed to a moderate 2.3 percent annual growth rate in the first quarter as consumer spending turned in the weakest performance in nearly five years. Still, the January-March increase came in better than expected, supporting hopes for a solid rebound for the rest...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe for dinner at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 18, 2018 - 9:12 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday they had failed to reach a deal that would exempt Japan from new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, as Abe had wanted. Instead, the leaders announced they had agreed to start talks on a new "free,...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speak during a meeting at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, in Palm Beach, Fla. Japan has reported that its trade surplus with the U.S. grew nearly 6 percent in the fiscal year through March, 2018. The trade figures were released Wednesday, April 18, 2018, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in the U.S. for meetings with President Donald Trump, who has complained repeatedly about the trade imbalance with Japan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 18, 2018 - 3:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade surplus with the U.S. grew nearly 6 percent in the fiscal year through March, the first increase in two years, according to data released Wednesday, The trade figures were reported as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the U.S. for meetings with President Donald Trump, who...
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