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Emphasis on US Exports, Trade Secrets in China Trade Deal

By KEVIN FREKING and PAUL WISEMAN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China reached a trade deal  Wednesday that eases tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, offers massive export opportunities for U.S. farms and factories, and promises to do more to protect American trade secrets. Still, the Phase 1 agreement leaves unresolved […]

By KEVIN FREKING and PAUL WISEMAN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China reached a trade deal  Wednesday that eases tensions between the world's two biggest economies, offers massive export opportunities for U.S. farms and factories, and promises to do more to protect American trade secrets. Still, the...

US-China Pact Signing to Ease Tension but Leaves Much Undone

By PAUL WISEMAN and JOE MCDONALD AP Business WritersWASHINGTON (AP) — After 18 months of economic combat, the United States and China are set to take a step toward peace Wednesday. At least for now. President Donald Trump and China’s chief negotiator, Liu He, are scheduled to sign a modest trade agreement in which the […]

By PAUL WISEMAN and JOE MCDONALD AP Business WritersWASHINGTON (AP) — After 18 months of economic combat, the United States and China are set to take a step toward peace Wednesday. At least for now. President Donald Trump and China's chief negotiator, Liu He, are scheduled to sign a modest...

China’s Economy Czar Going to DC to Sign Trade Deal

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economy czar will visit Washington next week for the signing of an interim trade deal, the government said Thursday. Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing’s chief envoy in talks with Washington over their tariff war, had been expected to attend the signing but the Commerce Ministry’s statement was the first official confirmation. […]

BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar will visit Washington next week for the signing of an interim trade deal, the government said Thursday. Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing's chief envoy in talks with Washington over their tariff war, had been expected to attend the signing but the Commerce Ministry's statement...

Trade War Causes Drop in Foreign Sales for NE Ohio Companies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A third of companies in northeastern Ohio have seen their foreign sales drop as a result of the trade war between the United States and China, according to a survey by Youngstown State University. The university’s Export Assistance Network surveyed 52 companies in 10 counties and found that 33% of companies saw […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A third of companies in northeastern Ohio have seen their foreign sales drop as a result of the trade war between the United States and China, according to a survey by Youngstown State University. The university’s Export Assistance Network surveyed 52 companies in 10 counties and found...

Navarro Defends Trump Trade Policies in New Castle Visit

By George Nelson NEW CASTLE, Pa. – A White House official defended President Donald Trump’s approach on trade and touted a resurgence in American manufacturing during a visit to an Ellwood Group plant Thursday.  Peter Navarro, assistant to President Donald Trump and White House director of trade and manufacturing policy,...

Asian Stocks Lower after US-China Trade Jitters Resurface

By JOE McDONALD AP Business WriterBEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday after investor jitters over U.S.-Chinese trade tension were revived by a report negotiators cannot agree on a schedule for talks this month. Tokyo’s market benchmark advanced while Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea declined. Markets reacted less strongly to last […]

By JOE McDONALD AP Business WriterBEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday after investor jitters over U.S.-Chinese trade tension were revived by a report negotiators cannot agree on a schedule for talks this month. Tokyo's market benchmark advanced while Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea declined. Markets...