Economy

Spokesman: China has made deals to buy US soybeans, pork

Sep 26, 2019

China says importers agree to buy American soybeans and pork ahead of October trade talks

Japan welcomes US trade pact, but automakers appeal for help

Sep 26, 2019

Japanese automakers have urged government officials for further effort to improve their business environment after their government signed a trade deal with the US in which auto tariffs remain in effect

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Sep 25, 2019

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the U.S. and abroad

US new home sales climbed a healthy 7.1% in August

Sep 25, 2019

US new home sales climbed a healthy 7.1% in August, helped by low borrowing costs

Russia's Putin hosts Venezuelan leader Maduro for talks

Sep 25, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting Venezuela's leader in Moscow amid the ongoing political crisis in the South American nation

'Forgotten' war: Syria conflict a footnote at UN meeting

Sep 25, 2019

When dozens of heads of state convene for the annual ministerial meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York this week, the lingering conflict in Syria is taking a back seat as tensions in the Persian Gulf and global trade wars take center stage

The Latest: Pakistan PM warns of war with India over Kashmir

Sep 24, 2019

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is warning of possible war between his country and India over what he called India's brutal actions in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir

At UN, Trump attacks globalism, urges pressure on Iran

Sep 24, 2019

President Donald Trump has used his speech to the U.N. General Assembly to deliver a full-throated defense of nationalism even as he tried to rally a multinational response to Iran's escalating aggression

Markets Right Now: Stocks slip on consumer confidence drop

Sep 24, 2019

Stocks are lower at midday on Wall Street Tuesday as a sharp drop in a reading on U.S. consumer confidence outweighs optimism surrounding U.S.-China trade negotiations

China central bank says no plans for big economic stimulus

Sep 24, 2019

China's central banker: Policy will be 'stable and healthy,' suggesting no plans to join US, Europe in rate cut

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