Trade barriers

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018 file photo, a U.S. flag flies outside New York Stock Exchange. Stocks fell in early trading on Wall Street Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, as investors worry that the U.S. and China will fail to make a trade deal before the year is over. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File )
November 21, 2019 - 4:47 pm
Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Thursday after a mostly listless day of trading handed the market its third straight drop. Losses in technology stocks, companies that rely on consumer spending and other sectors outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. Energy sector stocks were the...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Shares skidded Thursday in Asia after moderate declines on Wall Street as anxious mounted over the possibility the U.S. and China may not reach a trade deal before next year. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 21, 2019 - 6:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — World shares dropped Thursday as anxiety mounted over the possibility the U.S. and China may not reach a trade deal before next year. China’s Commerce Ministry batted away rumors that the talks were in trouble with a spokesman saying Beijing was committed to continuing discussions on...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, western Japan. Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said Beijing is working to resolve conflicts with Washington over trade, dismissing speculation the talks might be in trouble as unreliable “rumors.” Trump had said he hoped to sign a preliminary agreement with Xi by this month. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 21, 2019 - 4:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is working to resolve conflicts with Washington over trade, a Commerce Ministry official said Thursday, dismissing speculation the talks might be in trouble as unreliable “rumors.” Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said he had no new information to release. But he said China was...
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Specialist Mario Picone, right, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street led by declines in technology and communications companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 20, 2019 - 4:57 pm
Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Wednesday as investors turned anxious about the possibility that the U.S. and China may not reach a trade deal before next year. Technology stocks took the heaviest losses. Communication services and industrial stocks also were big losers. Banks fell as...
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November 14, 2019 - 5:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is pressing Washington roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese goods as the two sides wrangle over terms of an interim trade deal. A Ministry of Commerce spokesman, Gao Feng, said Thursday a tariff cut is an “important condition” of the tentative agreement announced last month...
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FILE - This June 12, 2019, file photo shows the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for August. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 13, 2019 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger than a year ago as spending hit a record. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the deficit last month...
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A currency trader works near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 13, 2019 - 7:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo declined. Wall Street looked set to...
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Specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 12, 2019 - 10:53 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia all declined. Trump said Tuesday...
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An investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Shares declined Monday in Asia as investors watched for the latest developments in the China-U.S. trade war sage. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 11, 2019 - 7:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Shares around the world fell Monday as hopes for a breakthrough in the trade war between the United States and China diminished after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress. Hopes were shaken when Trump on Friday...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, worker pack imported lobsters at the Jingshen seafood market in Beijing. U.S.-Chinese trade contracted again in October, despite optimism about possible progress in talks aimed at ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Chinese imports of U.S. goods fell 14.3% from a year earlier to $9.4 billion, customs data showed Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 08, 2019 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed a Chinese official's assertion that his administration has agreed to roll back some of the higher tariffs it's imposed on Chinese goods. The Chinese official said Thursday that the two sides had agreed to a phased cancellation of their...
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