US closes deal avoiding 25% tariff on Mexican tomatoes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Commerce says it has finalized a deal with Mexican tomato producers to prevent what it calls unfairly cheap produce from reaching American consumers, heading o...

Weak manufacturing threatens consumer-fueled growth

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers have supported the economy during its record-setting expansion, but a shrinking manufacturing sector, crushing tariffs and other dangers may bring the good times to an end. ...

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...

Thai officials deny swine fever outbreak after culling news

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government has denied rumors of an outbreak of African swine fever that spread after media reports of the culling of pigs in the country's north. An Agricul...

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. ...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2019. There are 104 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. ...

Asian shares mixed, Hong Kong skids after Moody's downgrade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday, led by declines in Chinese benchmarks after the credit ratings agency Moody's downgraded Hong Kong, citing the city's recent political turmoil. ...

Chinese envoy going to US to prepare for trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese Cabinet official is going to Washington on Wednesday to prepare for trade negotiations. Tuesday's announcement follows conciliatory gestures by both sides ah...

Fans of NBA could feel impact of China trade wars

NEW YORK (AP) — That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive. Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association players are in the crosshai...

Oil prices jump as attack on Saudi plant threatens supply

The loss of 5% of world crude oil output from an attack on Saudi Arabia's largest oil processing plant pushed crude prices sharply higher on Monday. U.S. crude oil was trading 9% hig...

China says US soybeans, pork to be exempt from tariff hikes

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese state news agency says U.S. soybeans, pork and some other farm products will be exempt from tariff hikes in a possible goodwill gesture ahead of trade negotiations next month....

Asian shares advance on fresh optimism over US-China trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks were broadly higher in Asia on Friday as investors stepped up buying on hopes for an easing of tensions in the costly trade war between the U.S. Japan's Nikkei ...

Under US pressure Mexico shifts immigration policy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Under growing pressure from the U.S. government, Mexico's immigration policy has moved from one promising to help migrants to another characterized by militarized enforcement that h...

Stocks rise as US, China ease trade tensions

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose in early trading after the U.S. and China took more steps to ease tensions in their long-standing trade war that threatens to hurt the broader global economy. ...

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise on trade talk hopes

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Stocks are rising early on Wall Street Thursday on further signs of eas...