Economy

September 05, 2018 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-Canada negotiations on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (all times local): 7:15 p.m. U.S. and Canadian negotiators are continuing to work Wednesday night to reach a deal that would allow Canada to remain in a North American trade bloc. Canada's...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a news conference at the Canadian Embassy after talks at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, in Washington. As a liberal former journalist, Freeland is many things that would seem to irritate President Donald Trump. That makes her an unusual choice to lead her country's negotiations over a new free trade deal with an administration that is surprisingly hostile to Canada. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 05, 2018 - 11:08 am
TORONTO (AP) — She is many things that would seem to irritate President Donald Trump: a liberal Canadian former journalist. That makes Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland an unusual choice to lead Canada's negotiations over a new free trade deal with a surprisingly hostile U.S. administration...
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FILE- This Jan. 9, 2017, file photo shows the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 05, 2018 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower Wednesday as technology companies fall, although the market was on track for larger losses earlier in the day. Executives from Facebook and Twitter are testifying to Congress about their efforts to prevent meddling in U.S. elections. Investors are shifting some...
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FILE- In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo cargo is unload from trucks at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for July (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 05, 2018 - 5:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened for the second straight month in July, reaching the highest level since February, as imports hit an all-time high. The deficit in goods with China and the European Union set records. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the deficit in goods...
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A woman stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Asian stocks sank Wednesday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and health care companies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 05, 2018 - 5:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets fell Wednesday as trade tensions resurfaced ahead of more talks between the United States and Canada on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 fell 0.9 percent to 5,294 while Germany's DAX lost 0.6 percent to...
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FILE - This June 11, 2012 file photo shows former Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward speaking during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate in Washington. Details are starting to come out from journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book on President Donald Trump’s first 18 months in office. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
September 04, 2018 - 8:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon set off a firestorm in the White House on Tuesday, with its descriptions of current and former aides calling President Donald Trump an "idiot" and a "liar," disparaging his judgment and...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2018, file photo, Li Zhanshu, then newly-elected chairman of China's National People's Congress (NPC), takes the oath of office during a plenary session of the NPC in Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping is sending the top political ally to attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding this weekend, the ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Analysts said a decision by Xi not to travel to Pyongyang would indicate that Beijing expected further actions from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, including real signs of progress toward denuclearization. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
September 04, 2018 - 6:31 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will not attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding this weekend but will send a top ally to represent him instead, the ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday. Speculation had swirled over whether Xi would attend the...
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FILE - This Oct. 19 2012 file photo shows part of a home designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Phoenix. In 2012, it was spared from demolition and has been offered for sale in September 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
September 04, 2018 - 1:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix home that architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son and was spared from demolition is up for sale. The Arizona Republic reported Monday that the asking price for the spiral-shaped house in Phoenix's upscale Arcadia neighborhood is $12.95 million. Owner Zach Rawling...
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FILE- In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo screens above trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange show the NSE logo. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 04, 2018 - 12:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly lower Tuesday as technology and health care companies slip. Amazon fared better than the rest of the market and briefly traded above $1 trillion in market value. Apple became the first U.S. publicly traded company to reach that mark last month. Banks are...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018 file photo, Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, talks about the approaching midterm election during an interview in Washington. Bannon’s invitation to speak at a festival hosted by The Economist is still on. The newspaper announced Tuesday, Sept. 4, that Bannon would be speaking, as scheduled, during The Economist’s “Open Future” gathering later this month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 04, 2018 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Bannon's invitation to speak at a festival hosted by The Economist is still on. The magazine announced Tuesday that Bannon would be speaking, as scheduled, during The Economist's "Open Future" gathering later this month. He will be interviewed Sept. 15 in New York by Editor-In...
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