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People react as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Asian shares are falling as investors fret over slowing economic growth, especially in China. Technology stocks and oil and metals prices skidded overnight on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
August 16, 2018 - 7:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets are higher in European trading as Turkey's currency crisis abated somewhat and after a downbeat day in Asia. Benchmarks in Germany and France rose Thursday while shares in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.5 percent to 12,221 and...
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An investor walks in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey’s central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 14, 2018 - 5:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets rebounded Tuesday after Wall Street slid on worries Turkey's currency crisis will hurt other emerging markets. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX rose 0.7 percent to 12,441.97 and France's CAC 40 gained 0.4 percent to 5,432.48. London's FTSE 100...
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A woman walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a Hong Kong local bank Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Asian stock prices sank Monday as Turkey’s financial turmoil fueled fears contagion might spread to other emerging markets. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 13, 2018 - 7:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock prices sank Monday as Turkey's financial turmoil fueled fears of contagion in other emerging markets. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX declined 0.6 percent to 12,346 and London's FTSE 100 retreated 0.5 percent to 7,625. France's CAC 40 lost 0.2 percent to 5,401. On Wall...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Shares were lower in Asia on Friday, tracking losses on Wall Street, despite the release of data showing Japan’s economy resumed its longtime expansion in the last quarter. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 10, 2018 - 7:36 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets fell Friday, particularly in Europe, as investors worried about the financial stability of Turkey, where the currency has nosedived. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 1.7 percent to 12,466 and the CAC 40 in France fell 1.2 percent to 5,436. Britain's FTSE 100 sank...
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An investor stands in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower and Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.6 percent on Thursday despite a buoyant day on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
July 26, 2018 - 7:40 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets mostly rose Thursday after the U.S. and European Union struck a deal to halt an escalating trade dispute. Asian markets were less upbeat as some worried that that could ease the pressure on the U.S. to find a compromise with Beijing over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Britain'...
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An investor stands in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower and Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.6 percent on Thursday despite a buoyant day on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
July 25, 2018 - 11:39 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The worry is that an easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower to 22,592...
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Farmer Michael Slattery stands in front of his soybean field, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Maribel, Wis. He and his wife farm 300 acres of mostly soybean and corn, but they also have wheat and alfalfa. Slattery said he while he will benefit from emergency aid, he sees it as a short-term fix. He said he also sees it as an ploy to gain support ahead of the mid-term elections. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
July 25, 2018 - 10:09 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Many farmers remain critical of President Donald Trump's tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets but were appreciative Tuesday that he offered to provide some cash to help offset their losses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $12 billion...
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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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In this July 12, 2018 photo, farmer Don Bloss checks on the operation of an auger transferring corn on his farm in Pawnee City, Neb. Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump’s trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business. Bloss, who grows corn, soybeans, sorghum and wheat on his farm in the southeastern Nebraska community of Pawnee City, said he’s already seen a few neighbors quit farming as they struggled to make a profit even before the tariff battle began this year. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
July 15, 2018 - 12:06 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years. The threat of...
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President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during their bilateral meeting, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 11, 2018 - 11:09 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades...
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