Economy

In this April 1, 2019, photo, tugboats move a container ship at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province. Data released Friday, April 12, 2019, shows that China's exports rebounded from a contraction in March and sales to the United States grew strongly despite President Donald Trump's tariff hikes.(Chinatopix via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 1:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's exports rebounded from a slump in March and sales to the United States rose strongly despite President Donald Trump's tariff hikes. Exports rose 14.2% over a year ago to $198.7 billion, a spokesman for the customs agency said Friday, recovering from February's 20.8%...
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Yoon Chang-yul, second from right, a senior official at the Prime Minister's Office, announces the government's stance on the World Trade Organization's ruling in favor of South Korea 's import ban on Japanese seafood at the government complex in Sejong, South Korea, Friday, April 12, 2019. South Korea on Friday welcomed the decision and said it will continue to block all fishery products from Fukushima and seven neighboring prefectures to ensure "only foods that are confirmed as safe are put on the table. (Jin Sung-chul/Yonhap via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 12:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Trade Organization has upheld South Korea's import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, overturning a ruling by a lower panel last year that said Seoul was unfairly discriminating against Japanese products. The...
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Trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, April 11, 2019. U.S. stocks moved slightly higher in morning trading Thursday as investors prepare for the latest round of corporate earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 11, 2019 - 8:44 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after a mixed Wall Street close on listless trading. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul rose. China's main index was up 1 point while Hong Kong retreated. Investors watched for Chinese trade data due out Friday. Traders were hoping for...
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FILE - In this file image taken from video, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir speaks at the Presidential Palace, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Khartoum, Sudan. Tens of thousands of Sudanese were making their way to the center of the country’s capital on Thursday, April 11, 2019, cheering and clapping in celebration as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power.(AP Photo/Mohamed Abuamrain, File)
April 11, 2019 - 3:10 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — He was the world's only sitting head of state wanted for genocide. He lost a third of his country, a quarter of its population and most of its oil resources when South Sudan broke away. Yet Sudan's Omar al-Bashir, who came to power in a military coup in 1989, was able to keep his grip...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo,House Committee on Financial Services Chair Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, speaks during a committee hearing with Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hensarling, the former congressman who led Republican’s efforts to deregulate the banking industry after the financial crisis, is starting a new job as an employee of Swiss bank UBS. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 11, 2019 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The former congressman who led Republican's efforts to deregulate the banking industry after the financial crisis is starting a new job as an employee of Swiss bank UBS. Jeb Hensarling was a congressman from Dallas from 2003 to 2019. From 2013 to 2019 was chairman of the House...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Ramon Alicea Burgos walks past his palm tree, with its top broken off one year ago by Hurricane Maria one outside his partially rebuilt home in the mountain town of Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. A fight between President Donald Trump and Democrats over hurricane relief for Puerto Rico is imperiling a widely backed disaster aid bill that is a top priority for some of Trump’s southern GOP allies. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
April 11, 2019 - 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after hurricanes devastated the Southeast, infighting among Washington's tribes has shelved a widely backed disaster aid package that's desperately being sought by President Donald Trump's allies in Florida and Georgia. Trump's opposition to aid to Puerto Rico — slammed...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, walks away after speaking with the media after she arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. European Union leaders meet Wednesday in Brussels for an emergency summit to discuss a new Brexit extension. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
April 11, 2019 - 7:40 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Germany's foreign minister says the delay granted to Britain on leaving the trade bloc should be used to determine how to avoid a no-deal Brexit but should not be taken as a sign that the EU would...
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Protesters celebrate after listening to a judgment during a rally demanding the abolition of abortion law outside of the Constitutional Court in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 11, 2019. South Korea's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's decades-long ban on abortions is incompatible with the constitution, setting up a likely easing of restrictions. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
April 11, 2019 - 2:42 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a major reversal, South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the easing of the country's decades-old ban on most abortions, one of the strictest in the developed world. Abortions have been largely illegal in South Korea since 1953, though convictions for...
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April 11, 2019 - 2:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that trade talks with the U.S. are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic outlook. The latest discussions had achieved "new substantial progress," Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second left, shakes hands with Governor General Peter Cosgrove as he leaves Government House in Canberra, Thursday, April 11, 2019, after a meeting to dissolve parliament and head for a Federal Election. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 5:31 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday called a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management. "We live in the best country in the world," Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters after advising the...
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