Trade barriers

In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, photo, women take souvenir photos with soft toys on display at an arcade games shop in Beijing. China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 16, 2018 - 1:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing as its tariff battle with Washington escalates. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.7 percent over a year earlier, down from the previous quarter's 6.8 percent, the government...
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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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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2017, file photo, trucks cross the friendship bridge connecting China and North Korea in the Chinese border town of Dandong, opposite side of the North Korean town of Sinuiju. China's imports from North Korea plunged 92.6 percent in June, 2018, compared with a year earlier under U.N. sanctions imposed to stop Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, the customs agency said Friday, July 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Helene Franchineau, File)
July 13, 2018 - 1:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's imports from North Korea plunged 92.6 percent in June compared with a year earlier under U.N. sanctions imposed to stop Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, the customs agency said Friday. Exports of Chinese oil and other goods to the North fell 40.6 percent, a customs...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2018, file photo, trucks haul containers from a container port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China's trade grew by double digits in June despite mounting tensions with Washington but the government warned it will face "rising instabilities and uncertainties." (Chinatopix via AP, File)
July 13, 2018 - 12:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's June trade grew by double digits amid mounting tension with Washington but Beijing warned its exporters face "rising instabilities and uncertainties." Exports rose 11.3 percent over a year earlier to $216.7 billion, down from May's 12.6 percent growth, customs data showed...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave Winfield House, residence of the U.S. Ambassador, before boarding Marine One helicopter for the flight to nearby Blenheim Palace, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in London. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 12, 2018 - 8:57 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 2:55 a.m. The White House press secretary is offering reassurance that President Donald Trump "likes and respects" British Prime Minister Theresa May "very much" following an interview in which he said she was...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May takes the hand of President Donald Trump as they walk up red-carpeted steps to enter Blenheim Palace for a black tie dinner in Blenheim, England, Thursday, July 12, 2018. (Will Oliver/Photo via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 7:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump lobbed a verbal hand grenade into Theresa May's carefully constructed plans for Brexit, saying Thursday that the British leader had wrecked the country's exit from the European Union and likely "killed" chances of a free-trade deal with the United States...
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This is a handout photo provided by Downing Street showing a Cabinet meeting, in London, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May has met with her Cabinet as she tries to restore government unity after the resignations of two top ministers over Brexit. Tuesday's meeting comes after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis quit, saying May's plans for future relations with the European Union don't live up to their idea of Brexit. (Downing Street via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 6:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of ruining what her country stands to gain from Brexit and says her "soft" blueprint for the U.K.'s future dealings with the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell arrives to a news conference after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting, in Washington. Powell says the economy is in a "good place" at the moment with low unemployment and inflation rising toward the Fed's optimal range. But he says rising trade tensions and higher tariffs could end up being a drag on growth. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 12, 2018 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that the economy is in a "good place" at the moment with low unemployment and inflation rising toward the Fed's optimal range. But he says rising trade tensions and higher tariffs could end up being a drag on growth. In an...
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In this Wednesday, July 11, 2018, photo, people stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stock markets rose Thursday, July 12, 2018, following Wall Street’s decline amid U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and oil prices recovered some of the previous day’s steep losses. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 12, 2018 - 8:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets recovered some of the previous day's losses Thursday as investors weighed up the latest developments on a possible global trade war. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.9 percent to 7,661 while Germany's DAX added 0.6 percent to 12,485. France's CAC...
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Beijing, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Emanuel, on a mission to salvage business deals threatened by a tariff war, says Chinese officials expressed confidence during his visit to Beijing that they can survive the spiraling dispute with Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 12, 2018 - 4:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on a mission to salvage business deals threatened by a tariff war, said Thursday that Chinese officials expressed confidence they can survive the spiraling dispute with Washington. The mayor met with Vice President Wang Qishan and China's commerce minister...
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