International trade

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo a rubber tire gantry moves into position to transfer shipping containers at the Georgia Ports Authority's Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. A federal watchdog is criticizing the way the Trump administration handles taxes on imported steel and aluminum, saying a lack of transparency creates the appearance of "improper influence." The Commerce Department's inspector general is raising questions about a process that lets steel and aluminum importers request relief from tariffs imposed in March 2018. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
October 30, 2019 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog is criticizing the way the Trump administration handles taxes on imported steel and aluminum, saying a lack of transparency creates the appearance of "improper influence." The Commerce Department's inspector general raised questions about a process that lets...
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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. The Federal Reserve has cut its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year to try to sustain the economic expansion in the face of global threats. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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October 30, 2019 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for the third time this year to try to sustain the economic expansion in the face of global threats. But it indicated that it won't cut again in the coming months unless the economic outlook worsens. The Fed's move...
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A workman sweeps up leaves in front of 10 Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Britons will be heading out to vote in the dark days of December after the House of Commons on Tuesday backed an early national vote that could break the country's political impasse over Brexit — or turn out to be merely a temporary distraction. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 30, 2019 - 7:36 am
LONDON (AP) — A respected British think tank slammed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal on Wednesday, concluding that the economy would be 3.5% smaller compared with staying in the European Union. The study by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research says the agreement would...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and new national security adviser Robert C. O'Brien talk with reporters before boarding Air Force One in Los Angeles. U.S. national security adviser O'Brien and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will represent President Donald Trump at two regional summits in Thailand this weekend, the White House announced, a move that would widely be viewed in the region as a snub. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, FILE)
October 30, 2019 - 6:05 am
BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. national security adviser Robert C. O'Brien and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will represent President Donald Trump at two regional summits in Thailand this weekend, the White House announced, a move that would widely be viewed in the region as a snub. The decision to send O'...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Shares have declined in Asia after weak earnings for technology and media companies led stocks lower on Wall Street. The modest pullback came a day after the S&P 500 hit an all-time high. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 30, 2019 - 4:50 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell in early European trading on Wednesday after Asian benchmarks ended mixed. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.2% to 7,293.94, while Germany's DAX shed 0.2% to 12,907.97. The CAC 40 in Paris edged 0.1% higher. The Dow and S&P 500 futures contracts edged 0.1% lower. A modest...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo Robert Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., arrives at a news conference at the entrance to the Crandall Canyon Mine, in northwest of Huntington, Utah. Ohio-based Murray Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Former CEO Robert Murray said the move was necessary to access liquidity and best position the company for long-term success. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
October 29, 2019 - 1:42 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A major U.S. coal mining company is seeking bankruptcy protection, despite a flurry of regulatory breaks that its CEO pushed for — and received — from the Trump administration. Ohio-based Murray Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, joining a...
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October 29, 2019 - 7:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday promised more improvements in conditions for foreign companies including an end to officials pressing them to hand over technology — a key irritant in its tariff war with Washington. The announcement adds to a drumbeat of market-opening promises by the communist...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Shares were mixed in Asia and Chinese benchmarks fell Tuesday after the S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 29, 2019 - 2:37 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia and Chinese benchmarks fell Tuesday after Hong Kong's leader warned that months of political protests are taking a harsh toll on the economy. Shares rallied on Wall Street overnight, with the benchmark S&P 500 hitting a record high, at the onset of a...
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Senior Thai Commerce Ministry Keerati Rushchano talks to the media after a press conference at the Department of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, in Nonthaburi province. Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Thai officials have said that plans by the United States to end preferential trade privileges on a range of imports from Thailand were not unexpected, and would seek talks with Washington on the matter. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
October 28, 2019 - 6:35 am
NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand plans to seek talks with the United States on a decision to end preferential trade privileges on a range of Thai exports including seafood, officials said Monday. Keerati Rushchano, acting director-general of the Commerce Ministry's Foreign Trade Department,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo specialists James Denaro, left, and Mario Picone work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 25, 2019 - 4:51 pm
The S&P 500 closed just short of an all-time high Friday as investors welcomed solid company earnings reports and an encouraging update on trade talks between the U.S. and China. Technology, communications services and financial stocks powered the rally. The index ended within 0.1% of its...
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