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WASHINGTON | US, China holding security talks amid trade tensions

WASHINGTON — Even as the United States and China butt heads over trade, their top diplomats and defense chiefs will be meeting in Washington Friday, looking to tamp down tensions on other issues that have put a chill on relations between the two world powers. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US, China holding security talks amid trade tensions

WASHINGTON | US-China trade talks end with no breakthrough

WASHINGTON— U.S. and Chinese negotiators ended two days of meetings Thursday without breaking a deadlock over trade that has unnerved financial markets and disrupted global commerce. The delegations “exchanged views on how to achieve fairness, balance and reciprocity in the economic relationship,” Lindsay Walters, a White House spokeswoman, said in a statement. She did not … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US-China trade talks end with no breakthrough

WASHINGTON | Fed officials discuss rate hikes that could slow growth

WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve officials last month said they expect to keep raising interest rates and suggested that by the next year, they could be high enough that they could start slowing growth, according to minutes of their discussion released Thursday. While noting a strong economy, Fed officials appeared vigilant about emerging risks, especially trade tensions, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Fed officials discuss rate hikes that could slow growth

WASHINGTON | Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

WASHINGTON — The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products. Now, the world is punching back.   The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American products, from whiskey and motorcycles … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

The Latest: Mnuchin says US-China putting trade war on hold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the United States and China are “putting the trade war on hold” after two days of talks that he says produced meaningful progress. Despite not getting China to agree to trim its overall trade surplus with … Continue reading The Latest: Mnuchin says US-China putting trade war on hold