Trade barriers

In this Sept. 18, 2019, photo a Puckett Machinery Company technician walks past a new heavy duty Caterpillar excavator that awaits modification at Puckett Machinery Company in Flowood, Miss. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for September. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 01, 2019 - 12:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory activity hit a decade low last month in the face of President Donald Trump's trade conflicts, adding to a weakening picture of the global economy. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Tuesday that its manufacturing index...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. The Democratic impeachment inquiry may give Trump extra motivation to end his trade war with China, claim credit for a policy victory and divert a little attention from a congressional investigation into his dealings with Ukraine. But the partisan wrangling will complicate Trump's ambitious trade agenda overall, including his push to win congressional approval for a revamped North American trade agreement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 29, 2019 - 5:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic impeachment inquiry may do at least one thing for President Donald Trump: It could give him more incentive to resolve his trade war with China. As the political heat rises in Washington, a deal with Beijing would allow Trump to claim a much-needed victory and divert...
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In this Sept. 25, 2019, photo, a Chinese man adjusts his glasses as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a costly tariff war with China could be resolved soon. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 26, 2019 - 3:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — World shares were mostly higher Thursday after President Donald Trump suggested a costly tariff war with China could be resolved soon. Germany's DAX advanced 0.5% to 12,296.76 and the CAC 40 in Paris climbed 0.8% to 5,626.55. Britain's FTSE gained 1.1% to 7,371.02. Wall Street looked...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2019, file photo, a loader piles soybeans at the Frontier Coop in Schuyler, Neb. China's government says importers have agreed to buy American soybeans and pork. The announcement comes as the two sides make conciliatory gestures ahead of trade talks next month. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
September 26, 2019 - 3:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese importers have set deals to buy American soybeans and pork, the Ministry of Commerce said Thursday, as the two governments make conciliatory gestures ahead of trade talks. The announcement follows Beijing's decision to lift punitive tariffs on soybeans, China's biggest import...
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Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 25, 2019 - 6:36 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that the world is facing "an unprecedented threat from intolerance, violent extremism and terrorism" that affects every...
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CORRECTS COMPANY NAME TO TOYOTA MOTOR CORP. - Akio Toyoda, center, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Corp., with a group of the Japanese automakers chiefs speaks to Japanese Trade Minister Isshu Sugawara, not in picture, during a meeting Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Tokyo. The U.S. and Japan on Wednesday signed a limited trade deal that will eliminate tariffs and expand market access on farm, industrial and digital products. But the deal does not address autos, a key sticking point during months of contentious negotiations, and President Donald Trump indicated the two countries were still working on a broader agreement. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 25, 2019 - 6:28 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers on Thursday urged government officials to do more to support the key industry and their business after their government signed a trade deal with the U.S. that only kept auto tariffs unchanged. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump, both...
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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrive for a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 20, 2019 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As China and the U.S. near a new round of trade talks, President Donald Trump said Friday he doesn't feel he needs to secure an agreement before next year's election. Trump told reporters he wants a complete deal with China and won't accept one that only addresses some of the...
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, photo, a man checks on the robotic arms at a factory making industrial robots in Zhengyu town of Haimen city in east China's Jiangsu province. A Chinese envoy is going to Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 18, to prepare for trade negotiations. The announcement Tuesday, Sept. 17, follows conciliatory gestures by both sides ahead of the October talks on their fight over trade and technology, which threatens to dampen global economic growth. (Chinatopix via AP)
September 16, 2019 - 11:10 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese envoy will head to Washington on Wednesday to prepare for trade negotiations. The announcement Tuesday follows conciliatory gestures by both sides ahead of the October talks on their fight over trade and technology, which threatens to dampen global economic growth. A deputy...
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This image provided on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, by the U.S. government and DigitalGlobe and annotated by the source, shows damage to the infrastructure at Saudi Aramco's Kuirais oil field in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia. The drone attack Saturday on Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq plant and its Khurais oil field led to the interruption of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of the kingdom's crude oil production per day, equivalent to more than 5% of the world's daily supply. (U.S. government/Digital Globe via AP)
September 16, 2019 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Saudi Arabia says its initial investigations indicate that Iranian weapons were used in attacks on key oil installations and it "will...
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September 16, 2019 - 12:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility. Hong Kong's benchmark tumbled 1% while Seoul advanced and Shanghai and Sydney were little-changed. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. The...
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