Trade barriers

FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, personal shopper and stylist Kat Yeh looks at shoes for a client in San Francisco. One of the fastest-growing job categories of the past decade has been in what economists call "wealth work": Catering to the whims, desires and appetites of the wealthy. California officials announced Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, that job growth in the world's fifth largest economy is now in its 113th month, tying the expansion of the 1960s as the longest on record. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
August 16, 2019 - 5:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's job growth is now in its 113th month, tying the expansion of the 1960s as the longest on record as the world's fifth largest economy continues its recovery from the Great Recession, officials announced Friday. The country's most populous state needs between 8,...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2019, photo, Chinese magazines with front covers featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump on trade war are placed for sale at a roadside bookstand in Hong Kong. China on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 threatened retaliation if Washington steps up their war over trade and technology by going ahead with planned Sept. 1 tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
August 15, 2019 - 5:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday threatened retaliation if Washington steps up their war over trade and technology by going ahead with planned Sept. 1 tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports. Beijing will take unspecified "necessary countermeasures," the Cabinet said in a one-sentence statement...
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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2018, file photo shoppers walk through Dolphin Mall on Black Friday in Miami. Retailers and consumer product makers like American Textile may have received some short moment of reprieve after the Trump Administration delayed the 10% tariffs on some products which also include toys, clothing and shoes. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
August 14, 2019 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and consumer product makers may have received reprieve after the Trump administration delayed until Dec. 15 a 10% tariff on some consumer products. But trying to run a business when trade policy continues to shift almost daily is difficult and many say they're devoting so...
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In this Aug. 9, 2019, photo, a man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 14, 2019 - 1:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs on Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. Japan's Nikkei 225 added nearly 1.0% to finish at 20,655.13, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose...
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A board above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Investors flipped back into buying mode Tuesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 13, 2019 - 9:34 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. Japan's Nikkei 225 added 1.2% in early trading to 20,691.10, while Australia's S&P/ASX...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo a staff member works on a mobile phone production line during a media tour in Huawei factory in Dongguan, China's Guangdong province. Huawei Technologies Co. is one of the world's biggest supplier of telecommunications equipment. The United States is delaying tariffs on Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers and other items and removing other Chinese imports from its target list altogether in a move that triggered a rally on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
August 13, 2019 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is threatening the U.S. economy, the Trump administration is delaying most of the import taxes it planned to impose on Chinese goods and is dropping others altogether. The announcement Tuesday from the...
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August 13, 2019 - 9:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is delaying tariffs on Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers and other items and removing other Chinese imports from its target list altogether in a move that triggered a rally on Wall Street. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Tuesday that it...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, visitors watch the North side from the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea. U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for its nuclear program, and they are calling for sanctions against ships providing gasoline and diesel to the country. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
August 12, 2019 - 7:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for weapons of mass destruction programs — and they are calling for sanctions against ships providing gasoline and diesel to the country...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters aboard Air Force One after visiting Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 10, 2019 - 6:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of exaggeration and outright fiction for President Donald Trump as he confronted the aftermath of two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Trump twisted science in seeking to assign blame on video games for the shootings, rather than on his own words that critics say...
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In this Aug. 6, 2019, photo, tugboats manuever a container ship at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Chinese imports of American goods plunged in July as a tariff war with Washington intensified. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 3:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese imports of American goods plunged in July as a tariff war with Washington intensified. Imports of U.S. goods fell 19% from a year earlier to $10.9 billion, customs data showed Thursday, though that was an improvement over June's 31.4% fall. Exports to the United States...
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