Soft commodity markets

President of Unilever North America Amanda Sourry, center, is applauded as she rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 24, 2018 - 10:25 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after Wall Street gained on strong corporate earnings. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 22,610.83 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.6 percent to 28,831.39. The Shanghai Composite Index was off 2 points at 2...
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A field of corn is seen in front of a barn carrying a large Trump sign in rural Ashland, Neb., Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will provide $12 billion in emergency relief to ease the pain of American farmers slammed by President Donald Trump's escalating trade disputes with China and other countries. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
July 24, 2018 - 7:00 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Many farmers are critical of President Donald Trump's tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets, but say they are appreciative that he has offered to provide cash to help make up their losses. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday a $12...
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