International trade

July 19, 2018 - 3:44 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on state governors and concerns about foreign trade and investment (all times local): ___ 12:45 p.m. The Republican governor of Arkansas is sending the state's economic development director on an additional trip to China to meet with companies that are making...
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FILE- In this July 20, 2017, photo, a Union Pacific employee is seen on board a locomotive in a rail yard in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Union Pacific Corp. reports earnings Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
July 19, 2018 - 3:41 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. hauled in 29 percent more second-quarter profit as the railroad handled 4 percent more shipments, but the results might have been better if not for some operational challenges. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said Thursday it earned $1.51 billion net income...
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President Donald Trump holds up an Executive Order he signed that establishes a National Council for the American Worker, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 19, 2018 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's job training initiative (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says nearly two dozen companies and trade organizations are signing his pledge to provide job training and apprenticeship programs as a way to boost the U.S. economy...
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July 19, 2018 - 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pressing U.S. companies and trade associations to bolster their job training opportunities as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies. Trump is set to hold a White House event with corporate leaders, workers and students to...
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In this July 18, 2018 photo, soybean farmer Michael Petefish poses in his soybean field at his farm near Claremont in southern Minnesota. American farmers have put the brakes on unnecessary spending as the U.S.-China trade war escalates, hoping the two countries work out their differences before the full impact of China's retaliatory tariffs hits American soybean and pork producers. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
July 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Many anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.-China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive disadvantage overseas. The longer the Trump administration's tariffs remain in place, the more China's retaliatory...
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Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., joins Americans who work for international auto companies to demonstrate against trade tariffs they say will negatively impact U.S. auto manufacturing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 19, 2018 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Commerce Department hearing Thursday into whether imports of cars, trucks and auto parts pose a threat to American national security that would justify hitting them with tariffs (all times local): ___ 11:55 a.m. Auto dealers are coming out against the proposed...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left and European Council President Donald Tusk, second from left meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, unseen during a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 19, 2018 - 9:03 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it is already preparing measures to retaliate against the United States if President Donald Trump puts tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. The auto industry is a big employer and exporter in Europe, and the new tariffs could hit the region hard, as well...
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A bank employee stands near screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Asian stock markets drifted without a clear direction on Thursday while investors wait and see further developments on global trade disputes. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 19, 2018 - 7:29 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets drifted lower Thursday as the U.S. mulled whether to impose new tariffs on autos and auto parts. Europe said it was preparing to retaliate in kind, denting one of the key drivers of global growth. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 0.4 percent to 12,713...
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July 19, 2018 - 12:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade surplus jumped 66 percent year-on-year in June on strong growth in shipments to China and other Asian countries, though exports and imports with the U.S. weakened. Preliminary data released Thursday by the Finance Ministry showed exports rose 6.7 percent in June from a...
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A bank employee stands near screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Asian stock markets drifted without a clear direction on Thursday while investors wait and see further developments on global trade disputes. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 18, 2018 - 11:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were drifting Thursday in mixed trading as investors awaited further moves in global trade disputes. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent to 22,839.59, while South Korea's Kospi shed 0.2 percent to 2,285.99. Hong Kong's Hang Seng edged 0...
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