Iran envoy: ‘All-out war’ to result if hit for Saudi attack

Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an “all-out war,” Tehran’s top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a d...

US stocks edge higher, extending gains from a day earlier

Stocks edged higher on Wall Street in early trading Thursday, extending the market's modest gains from a day earlier. Technology and communication services stocks led the gainers, ou...

Taiwan signs deal to purchase US$3.7 billion worth of US agricultural products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese delegation signed an agreement with the U.S. on Wednesday (Sept. 18) to purchase billions of dollars worth of corn, soybeans, and beef from American farmers. ...

Asian shares mixed following Fed's decision to cut rates

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing g...

Asian shares mixed following Fed’s decision to cut rates

Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing global economic ...

Japan central bank stands pat after Fed rate cut

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank has opted to keep its monetary policy unchanged despite growing signs of trouble that prompted the Federal Reserve to cut its benchmark rate. The Ba...

Wyoming governor approaches Mexico about exporting coal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor has approached Mexican government officials about the possibility of using their ports to export the state's coal to overseas markets. Consul...

Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July indicates...

US stocks fall ahead of Fed decision on interest rates

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved broadly lower on Wall Street in early trading Wednesday ahead of a highly anticipated decision from the Federal Reserve on interest rates. The Fed is exp...

Germany extends ban on Saudi arms sales

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has extended its ban on defense industry exports to Saudi Arabia for another six months, despite some calls for it to be relaxed in the wake of the recent attacks on the country'...

China releases stockpiled pork to cool price surge

BEIJING (AP) — China's government is releasing pork from stockpiles to help cool surging prices ahead of Oct. 1 celebrations of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power. The pr...

Asian stocks mixed after oil falls, Wall Street advances

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock prices were mixed Wednesday after oil prices fell back and Wall Street advanced. Benchmarks in Shanghai and Seoul advanced while Tokyo and Hong Kong slipped. Mar...

Japan exports sink on weaker trade with China, US

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell 12% in August from a year earlier as it logged a second straight month of deficits as the toll from trade tensions between its two largest markets deepened. ...

South Korea downgrades Japan trade status as dispute deepens

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday dropped Japan from a list of countries receiving fast-track approvals in trade, a reaction to Tokyo's decision to downgrade Seoul's tra...

Fed likely to cut rates a 2nd time as economic threats loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve looks poised to cut interest rates for a second time Wednesday to help extend the economic expansion in the face of global weakness, President Donald Trump's trad...