Trade agreements

Employees gather as they have a break at the Honda car factory in Swindon, England, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. The Japanese carmaker Honda announced Tuesday that its Swindon car plant in western England, will close with the potential loss of some 3,500 jobs. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
February 19, 2019 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union next month. The company announced the decision, which will imperil 3,500 jobs and...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 15, 2019 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks surged on Wall Street Friday after Chinese and U.S. officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week. Investors are again weighing quarterly results from major U.S. companies. Newell...
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German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas talks to the media at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 1:24 pm
MUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Friday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist trade measures as creating a "lose-lose" situation and defended Europe's attempts to keep a nuclear deal with Iran alive after the unilateral American withdrawal. Heiko Maas fired back after harsh...
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White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner is pictured at a conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The Polish capital is host for a two-day international conference, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 14, 2019 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ink wasn't dry on a border security compromise before Jared Kushner had moved on to another enormous challenge. As lawmakers fine-tuned a border agreement that the president's son-in-law and senior adviser had been unable to extract from Capitol Hill in earlier talks, Kushner...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Nikkei Stock index, at a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China, which had also sent Wall Street indexes higher. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 13, 2019 - 2:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday as investors pinned their hopes on a possible resolution of the bruising trade war between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in early European trading, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asia. France's CAC 40 edged up nearly 0.3 percent in...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo traders Joseph Lawler, left, and James Lamb work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 12, 2019 - 4:12 pm
U.S. stocks finished broadly higher Tuesday as investors grew more optimistic about the prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Technology, financial and health care stocks powered much of the rally, which gave the benchmark S&P 500 index its biggest...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 12, 2019 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says if the United States and China are close to a trade deal, he might let slide a March 2 deadline to further boost tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump said Tuesday that he's not inclined to do that, but that if the two countries are nearing a deal, he might...
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Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, center, British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox, left, and Liechtenstein's Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick, right, shake hands after signing a trade agreement in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Parmelin and Fox signed a bilateral trade agreement regulating relations between the two countries after the Brexit. Because of the customs treaty with Switzerland, the agreement also applies to Liechtenstein. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
February 11, 2019 - 9:09 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought a compromise Monday with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn in hopes of securing his backing for a divorce deal with the European Union. The political maneuvering comes amid strong signs that uncertainty over Brexit is already clamping down on...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, center, walk to their meeting at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
February 11, 2019 - 8:45 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The European Union's Brexit negotiator is urging Prime Minister Theresa May to spell out how she plans to win over Parliament less than two months before Britain leaves. Michel Barnier said Monday...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks with reporters outside the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 06, 2019 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no plans yet for President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet soon in hope of finalizing a trade deal, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday. Mnuchin and trade representative Robert Lighthizer are leading a team to Beijing next week to...
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