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September 10, 2019 - 1:14 pm
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains from President Barack Obama's health care plan might be eroding under President Donald...
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September 08, 2019 - 1:08 pm
By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States is falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Imports of American goods tumbled 22% in August from a year earlier...
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September 06, 2019 - 1:32 pm
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that the Fed is not expecting a U.S. or global recession. But it is monitoring a number of uncertainties, including trade conflicts, and will "act as appropriate to sustain the expansion."...
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September 06, 2019 - 1:19 pm
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that hiring has slowed but remains durable in the face of global economic weakness and President Donald Trump's trade war with China. The unemployment rate remained 3.7% for a...
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September 05, 2019 - 12:48 pm
By DAMIAN J. TROISE AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday as investors cheered plans for the U.S. and China to meet in October in an attempt to reconcile their longstanding trade dispute. Financial markets were also bolstered by positive economic...
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September 05, 2019 - 12:20 pm
By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese envoys will meet in early October for more talks aimed at ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Stock markets rose on Thursday's announcement but there has been no sign of progress since Presidents Donald Trump...
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September 03, 2019 - 2:28 pm
By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Technology companies drove a broad slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as disappointing economic data and the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China put investors in a selling mood. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 350 points as the...
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September 03, 2019 - 1:10 pm
By BANI SAPRA AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory activity shrank in August for the first time since August 2016, a sign that the trade war with China is weighing down a crucial sector of the economy. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said...
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August 26, 2019 - 1:15 pm
By ZEKE MILLER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Brushing off concerns about global economic instability, President Donald Trump on Monday defended the way he is trying to squeeze a trade deal out of China, saying it's what worked for him in business. Trump was...
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August 23, 2019 - 5:49 pm
By JOE McDONALD, PAUL WISEMAN and JILL COLVIN The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Escalating his trade war with China, President Donald Trump bumped up his tariffs on Chinese imports Friday, lashing back after Beijing raised taxes on U.S. products. In a tweet, Trump said he would be raising...
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