Trade barriers

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. China's trade with the United States fell sharply in August as a tariff war that threatens global economic growth worsened. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
September 08, 2019 - 4:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States is falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Imports of American goods tumbled 22% in August from a year earlier to $10.3 billion, customs data...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo company representatives from Verizon, Goodwill, Kaiser Permanente and UPS, right, talk with potential applicants during a job and resource fair in Atlanta. On Friday, Sept. 6, the U.S. government issues the August jobs report. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
September 06, 2019 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring by U.S. employers was slower but steady in August, and hourly pay jumped — trends that should sustain the U.S. economy's record-long expansion in the coming months. Yet with the economy still under threat from a weak global economy and President Donald Trump's trade war...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Asian shares rose Friday as investors cheered plans for more trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing and drew encouragement from positive data about the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 06, 2019 - 4:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly rose Friday ahead of U.S. jobs data for August, on renewed hopes for U.S.-China trade negotiations next month, and as the Chinese central bank's cut one of its interest rates. Economists have forecast that U.S. businesses and governments added 160,000 jobs last...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2019, photo, file a man carries a paper bags containing toys purchased from the FAO Schwarz as people shop at the newly open FAO Schwarz toy store at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing. Caught in the crossfire of a trade war, American businesses operating in the China say they’ve been hurt by the hostilities between the world’s two biggest economies and are facing increasingly unfair competition from Chinese firms. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
September 05, 2019 - 11:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese envoys will meet in early October for more talks aimed at ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Stock markets rose on Thursday's announcement but there has been no sign of progress since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed in June to...
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In this July 22, 2019, trucks hauling shipping containers wait to unload at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the Federal Reserve releases its latest ‘Beige Book’ survey of economic conditions. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 04, 2019 - 12:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the U.S. economy is still growing steadily and most businesses are optimistic, even in the face of President Trump's trade wars. In The Fed's latest report on economic conditions nationwide, hiring increased modestly in most industries, though...
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In this July 24, 2019 photo, large cranes to unload container ships are shown at PortMiami in Miami. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for July. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 04, 2019 - 6:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit declined in July, including the gap with China that has been the focus of President Donald Trump's tariffs. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and what it sells abroad fell 2.7% to $54 billion in...
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A woman looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Asian stock markets are mixed after Washington and Beijing stepped up their trade war with a new round of tariff hikes. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 02, 2019 - 8:52 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European stock markets drifted higher Monday while Asia was mixed after the U.S. and China escalated their war over trade and technology with new tariff increases. U.S. markets were closed for the Labor Day holiday, draining some of the energy from global trading...
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With cloudy skies in Washington, President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he returns to the White House from Camp David, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 01, 2019 - 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China on Sunday put in place their latest tariff increases on each other's goods, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items before the holiday shopping season. President Donald Trump said U.S.-...
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President Donald Trump pauses as he talks to media before boarding Maine One at the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, en route to Camp David in Maryland. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 31, 2019 - 6:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect a direct hit on many U.S. consumers from President Donald Trump's latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports. He had no intention of pulling back on import taxes set to kick in Sunday. "They're on. They're on," the president told reporters Friday before departing for a...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2019, file photo a customer shows off his personalized Levi's tee shirt in the Levi's store, in New York's Times Square. The U.S. economy slowed in the spring, and most analysts expect it to weaken further in the months ahead. Yet the main driver of growth, consumer spending, remains vigorous enough to keep the economy growing steadily if still modestly. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 29, 2019 - 11:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed in the spring, and most analysts expect it to weaken further in the months ahead. Yet the main driver of growth — consumer spending — remains vigorous enough to keep the economy growing steadily if still modestly. Spending by households, which accounts for...
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