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Stocks head lower, threatening to break a winning streak

U.S. stocks headed lower in early trading Thursday, putting the S&P 500 index on pace for just its fourth decline this month. The losses were widespread, with health care, communications and technology companies accounting for much of the decline. A mixed batch of reports on the U.S. economy helped keep markets in check, and investors … Continue reading Stocks head lower, threatening to break a winning streak

BEIJING | Global stocks mostly rise ahead of US-China tariff war talks

BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets rose Thursday as U.S. and Chinese officials entered two days of negotiations aimed at ending a bruising tariff battle. In midday trading in Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.7 percent to 7,178 after EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he remains downbeat on the prospect of Britain avoiding … Continue reading BEIJING | Global stocks mostly rise ahead of US-China tariff war talks

BEIJING | Asian stocks little changed ahead of more US-China talks

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were little-changed Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle. Tokyo‘s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.1 percent to 21,402.69 after a gauge of manufacturing activity fell to a three-year low, suggesting Japanese economic growth is slowing. The Shanghai Composite … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks little changed ahead of more US-China talks

BEIJING | Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorial

BEIJING (AP) — The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran boycotted his funeral Wednesday, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime. Li Rui’s memorial was held at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, where many high-ranking former officials are buried. … Continue reading BEIJING | Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorial

BEIJING | China auto sales fall in January for eighth month

BEIJING (AP) — China’s auto sales fell for an eighth month in January, extending a painful decline for the biggest global market. An industry group, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, says purchases of sedans, SUVs and minivans fell 15 percent from a year earlier to just over 2 million vehicles. Auto demand has weakened … Continue reading BEIJING | China auto sales fall in January for eighth month

BEIJING | China’s economy czar heading to Washington for trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — China‘s economy czar is heading to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike. The announcement Tuesday, carried by the official Xinhua News Agency, follows talks last week in Beijing that U.S. Trade Representative Robert … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s economy czar heading to Washington for trade talks

BEIJING | China’s economy czar going to Washington for trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — China‘s economy czar is going to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing’s technology ambitions. Tuesday’s announcement, carried by the official Xinhua News Agency, follows talks last week in Beijing that a U.S. envoy said “made headway” on key issues. Negotiators face a March 2 … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s economy czar going to Washington for trade talks

BEIJING | US, China hold 2nd day of talks with no tariff decision

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese envoys are holding a second day of trade talks after the top economic adviser to President Donald Trump said he has yet to decide whether to go ahead with a March 2 tariff increase on imports from China. Business groups and economists say the two days of negotiations due … Continue reading BEIJING | US, China hold 2nd day of talks with no tariff decision