International trade

Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, left, is welcomed by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as she arrives at the U.S. Trade Representative's office for talks on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement on trade, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 27, 2019 - 7:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — High level officials from the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments met Wednesday in Washington seeking to finalize a new trade agreement. The session involved U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Undersecretary...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo specialist Dilip Patel watches the screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov 27. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 27, 2019 - 4:46 pm
Investors capped a day of light trading on Wall Street ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday by serving up another set of stock market record highs. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq composite closed at all-time highs for the third straight day Wednesday. And the Russell 2000...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo a worker climbs a ladder as cranes work the construction site for the new corporate headquarters of Norfolk Southern in Atlanta. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Federal Reserve releases its latest "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
November 27, 2019 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy was expanding at a modest pace in October and early November, supported by growing consumer spending. In its latest assessment of business conditions nationwide, the Fed struck a more upbeat tone than it had in its previous...
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Britain's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn shows blacked out papers as he delivers a speech in London, England, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, ahead of the general election on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 27, 2019 - 8:04 am
LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain’s main opposition party, Jeremy Corbyn, accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of secretly negotiating the basis of a trade deal with the United States ahead of the country’s departure with the European Union — including a contentious plan to extend patents for...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, photo, visitors look at the surveillance cameras and services provided by China's telecoms equipment giant Huawei on display at the China Public Security Expo in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province. The U.S. Department of Commerce has proposed requiring case-by-case approvals of all purchases of telecommunications equipment in a move likely to hit major Chinese suppliers like Huawei. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 27, 2019 - 5:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Department of Commerce has proposed requiring case-by-case approvals of all purchases of telecommunications equipment in a move likely to hit major Chinese suppliers like Huawei. The plan issued Tuesday follows President Donald Trump’s order in May declaring a national emergency...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a fresh set of record highs on Wall Street, spurred by encouraging signs on trade talks between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 27, 2019 - 3:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — World shares were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street benchmarks set fresh highs, spurred by optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China. Investors are awaiting fresh U.S. home sales data, a key measure of inflation, and Washington’s latest quarterly estimate of economic...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo specialist Mario Picone, right, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov 26. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 26, 2019 - 4:55 pm
More encouraging signs that trade talks between the U.S. and China are on track kept investors in a buying mood Tuesday, nudging the major stock indexes to record highs for the second straight day. Retailers and other companies that rely on consumer spending helped power the modest rally, which...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, a shopper searches her purse outside a Dollar Tree store in Encinitas, Calif. Dollar Tree Inc. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $255.8 million. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
November 26, 2019 - 1:52 pm
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Dollar Tree reported weak third quarter profits and trimmed its full-year guidance citing higher tariffs. Dollar Tree said if fully implemented, the tariffs will increase their costs by $19 million in the fourth quarter, or 6 cents per share. The discount retailer estimates...
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In this Oct. 3, 2019, photo, a man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks, prompted by Beijing’s new guidelines for the protection of patents and copyrights. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 26, 2019 - 7:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued Tuesday after China said its top trade envoy and other senior officials spoke by phone with U.S. negotiators. The lackluster trading followed a rally of technology shares on Wall Street prompted by China’s new guidelines for the protection of patents...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to talk to reporters as the House Intelligence Committee holds public impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. Pelosi says there is clear evidence that President Donald Trump has used his office for his personal gain. She says doing that "undermined the national security of the United States." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 25, 2019 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that Democratic lawmakers are “within range of a substantially improved” trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, but that they need to see progress made in negotiations put into writing by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for “...
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