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5:35 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Mixed data weigh on European stocks, as well as U.S. virus worriesEuropean stocks are struggling as a batch of mixed data halted investor optimism at the start of the third quarter.
6:49 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Greg Robb
IMF slashes world growth outlook for 2020 and sees sluggish turnaround next year Global economy now seen contracting 4.9% in 2020, almost 2 percentage points below April forecastThe International Monetary Fund again cut its global economic forecast for 2020 on Wednesday, saying that the coronavirus pandemic has caused an unprecedented decline in global activity.
7:06 p.m. June 22, 2020 - Associated Press
China launches last satellite in GPS-like Beidou system Global coverage will offer alternative to U.S., European, Russian sat-nav systemsChina on Tuesday launched the final satellite in its Beidou constellation that emulates the U.S. Global Positioning System, marking a further step in the country’s advance as a major space power.
5:26 p.m. June 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Bolton book adds urgency to Trump bid to depict himself as a China hawk and to paint Biden as a Beijing apologistThe Trump campaign has been running television ads seeking to portray Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as a puppet of China, but, according to a new book by former Trump national-security adviser John Bolton, Donald Trump in 2019 warned Chinese President Xi Jinping that the Democrats were actually hostile toward Beijing.
9:06 a.m. June 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll passes 412,000, as Dr. Fauci warns that COVID-19 is far from over Starbucks expects to be profitable again by the fourth quarter, and Best Buy is letting customers back into its storesThe coronavirus pandemic that has cost more than 412,000 lives globally took just one month to span the globe and is still far from over, even as countries around the world move to lift quarantines, stay-at-home orders and other restrictions on movement.
8:10 a.m. May 31, 2020 - By Tanner Brown
Trade-war collateral damage: destruction of $1.7 trillion in U.S. companies’ market value New York Fed report backs earlier evidence that American companies have continued to pick up the tab for Trump-initiated tariffsNew York Fed report confirms earlier evidence that American companies continue to pick up the bill for Trump-initiated tariffs
7:51 a.m. May 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: More than a million people have recovered; Trump pushes China conspiracy theory Exxon Mobil posts first quarterly loss in decades, and Clorox produces a blowout report thanks to demand for disinfecting productsThe number of patients that have recovered from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to more than a million on Friday, offering a rare piece of good news in the pandemic that has caused more than 230,000 deaths and tanked economies around the world.
3:12 a.m. April 29, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
3M’s stock surges on earnings beat, that was nearly 20 years in the making Company to provide monthly update on business performance until visibility improves; CEO makes nice with President TrumpShares of 3M Co. surged Tuesday, after the maker of highly sought after N95 face masks reported first-quarter earnings that beat expectations, showing that preparation and patience pays off.
11:23 a.m. April 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Maker of Lysol warns against injecting it and Russia sees major spike in virus cases overnight Google is halving its marketing budget and Boeing’s 737 Max fleet is expected to see further delay in resuming flightsThe manufacturer of Lysol and Dettol, health experts, and even the Environmental Protection Agency rushed to warn consumers Friday that President Donald Trump’s suggestion to inject disinfectant or use ultraviolet light to treat COVID-19 could prove lethal.
7:09 a.m. April 18, 2020 - By Kishore Mahbubani
How China could win over the post-coronavirus world and leave the U.S. behind COVID-19 pandemic may accelerate America’s declining status with traditional allies, former diplomat saysCOVID-19 pandemic may accelerate America’s declining status with traditional allies, writes former Singaporean diplomat Kishore Mahbubani.
10:40 a.m. April 16, 2020 - By Satyajit Das
The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is bigger than any stimulus now in the works World governments are flying blindfolded into a monumental stormWorld governments are flying blindfolded into a monumental storm, writes Satyajit Das.
4:44 a.m. April 14, 2020 - By Tanner Brown
U.S. public opinion toward China is at an all-time low, and it’s not solely about the coronavirus Animosity predates pandemic blame gameThe historic bilateral animosity predates the current pandemic blame game.
5:50 a.m. April 2, 2020 - By Greg Robb
U.S. trade deficit narrows 12.2% in February to $39.9 billion Both U.S. imports and exports decline, a preview of likely trends for coming monthsThe nation’s trade deficit narrowed by 12.2% in February, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
10:15 p.m. March 25, 2020 - By Associated Press
Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street’s back-to-back gainsPrices have swung wildly as business shutdowns spread around the world. Investors say they need to see a decline in numbers of new coronavirus infections before prices can bottom out.
11:36 a.m. March 15, 2020 - By Tanner Brown
Inside China’s campaign to blame the U.S. for the coronavirus pandemic Chinese officials and state media sow doubt — and levy accusations — about COVID-19 disease’s originChinese officials and state media have sought to sow doubt about the pandemic’s origin.
4:34 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
GE's stock falls after WSJ report that Trump administration may block engine sales to ChinaShares of General Electric Co. dropped 1.8% in premarket trading Tuesday, after The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that the Trump Administration is considering a proposal to block GE's joint venture with France-based Safran S.A. from selling jet engines to China. GE's stock is on track for a third-straight decline--it has lost 2.5% over the past two sessions--since closing at a 19-month high of $13.16 on Feb. 12. Citing people familiar with the discussions, said the Trump administration may decline to issue a license that would allow the JV, CFM International, to export more LEAP 1C engines to China, which are being used to in the development of China's Comac C919 jetliner. The administration is concerned that the Chinese would reverse-engineer the engines, which would allow China to break into the jet-engine market, the WSJ report said, while GE is arguing that trying to mimic the advanced manufacturing techniques to produce the engine is a lot harder than some administration officials seem to believe. GE's stock has run up 12.2% over the past three months through Friday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 4.9%.
2:39 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020 - By Katy Stech Ferek
Pentagon drops its opposition to new restrictions on U.S. dealings with China’s HuaweiThe Pentagon has dropped its opposition to efforts within the Trump administration to make it harder for U.S. chip makers and other companies to supply China’s Huawei Technologies Co. from their overseas facilities, according to people familiar with the situation.
8:57 a.m. Feb. 14, 2020 - By Zach Mottl
The ABCs of trade: If it can’t be made in America, it should be made anywhere but China Tariffs are depriving Beijing of money it needs to expand brutal regimeTariffs on Chinese products are successfully moving the needle on U.S. trade flows.
5:52 a.m. Feb. 5, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. trade deficit falls in 2019 for first time in six years as China tariffs reduce imports Tariffs on China cut imports, but large deficits aren’t going away The U.S. trade deficit fell slightly in 2019 to mark the first decline in six years, mostly reflecting tariffs on Chinese goods that reduced the flow of imports from the Asian giant. Don’t get used to falling deficits, though.
9:22 a.m. Feb. 1, 2020 - By Therese Poletti
Tesla is finally delivering on Musk’s promises, which are only getting bigger After hitting an annual deliveries forecast for the first time, Tesla is looking for global expansion and the start of Model Y productionTesla Inc. justified Wall Street’s current exuberance over its stock with better-than-expected earnings, continuing the positive trend it started in the third quarter with a surprise profit, as Chief Executive Elon Musk is actually delivering on his promises.
7:03 a.m. Feb. 1, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow tumbles 600 points as Trump declares public health emergency for coronavirus epidemicU.S. stocks tumbled Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 index recording their biggest one day falls since August, as fears that Chinese coronavirus epidemic would slow economic growth rattled Wall Street.
11:43 a.m. Jan. 30, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Jet fuel demand takes a hit as coronavirus leads to travel restrictionsOil prices are falling on expectations that the deadly coronavirus will lead to a slowdown in demand from China and beyond, but jet fuel consumption in the Asian nation already took a measurable hit on the back of travel restrictions aimed at curbing the infection rate.
7:51 a.m. Jan. 28, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Airline stocks face 'substantial' risk from coronavirus but not lasting weakness, analyst saysAirline stocks were mostly higher Tuesday, bouncing from a sharp two-day selloff related to concerns over the out of China. The NYSE Arca Airline Index rose 0.9%, after tumbling 4.8% the previous two sessions to close Monday at an 8-week low, while the S&P 500 bounced 1.1% after falling 2.5% the past two days. Based on an analysis of the impact of other deadly pandemics, analyst Ken Herbert at Canaccord Genuity said that while the current coronavirus outbreak is still in the very early stages, the risk to worldwide air travel and the aerospace sector is "substantial," as the eventual impact could be worse than previous pandemics this millennium based on the inital outbreak. Herbert looked at the impact of the SARS outbreak in 2003, the avian flu pandemic in 2005 and the MERS outbreak in 2015. "[W]e believe that all things considered, traffic tends to recover relatively quickly after a pandemic outbreak," Herbert wrote in a note to clients. "Moreover, there does not seem to be a clear lasting impact on the stocks...as a result of these outbreaks." Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. rose 1.4%, United Airlines Holdings Inc. slipped 0.6%, Delta Air Lines Inc. edged up 0.7% and Boeing Co. fell 0.5%. Over the past two days, shares of American had tumbled 9.3%, United had shed 8.5%, Delta lost 5.7% and Boeing eased 0.4%.
12:20 p.m. Jan. 21, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
Dow’s five-day win streak comes to end after report of first coronavirus case in U.S. Airline, travel stocks hit by pandemic fears, Boeing woes weigh on Dow U.S. benchmark stock indexes finished lower on Tuesday, pulling back from records seen last week, after news that the Chinese coronavirus had spread to the U.S. raising fears of a pandemic that might affect global economic growth.
10:47 a.m. Jan. 21, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
This is how far and fast the coronavirus has spread through U.S. stocks Travel-related and casino stocks dive ahead of key Lunar New Year travel period, virus treatment makers soarFears of a potential coronavirus pandemic has weighed heavily on shares of companies in a wide variety of sectors, particularly those with revenue exposure to travel into and out of China.
3:39 a.m. Jan. 17, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
Trump’s trade deal beat market expectations, but won’t boost earnings, analysts say Election uncertainty may keep a lid on business investment, some strategists sayMarkets appear to be impressed by the substance of the U.S.-China trade deal, unveiled by President Trump at a White House signing ceremony Wednesday.
5:04 a.m. Jan. 7, 2020 - By Tanner Brown
Private sector is no longer a bit player in China’s big space plans Chinese startups are amassing funding and expertise years after their Western rivals shook up the fieldChinese startups are amassing funding and expertise years after their Western rivals shook up the field.
10:52 a.m. Dec. 27, 2019 - By Mark Moore
Iran joins Russia and China in joint naval exercises beginning Friday Exercises being staged through weekend in Gulf of Oman and Indian OceanChina, Russia and Iran are conducting joint naval drills beginning Friday in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman amid heightened tensions in the region.
9:30 a.m. Dec. 24, 2019 - Associated Press
New wave of violent clashes in Hong Kong features demonstrators wearing Santa hats Signal that the six-months-old protest movement will stretch into the new yearClashes resumed in Hong Kong on Tuesday between police and anti-government protesters, some of them donned Santa Claus hats, as the more than six-months-old demonstrations look set to move into the new year.
9:56 a.m. Dec. 14, 2019 - By Alan Tonelson
You call this a trade deal? Phase One deal with China fails ‘The Art of the Deal’ testThe phase one trade deal with China cannot possibly serve U.S. interests.
7:03 a.m. Dec. 3, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Ross says Trump feels no time pressure to complete China dealCommerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Tuesday said President Donald Trump is "serious" when he said trade talks with China may last past the 2020 elections. Ross said the White House has no "time pressure" to get a deal done. Trump is "not going to play" the game of settling for a bad trade deal with China for political reasons, as the president "is in good shape" for his bid to win reelection, Ross added. The Commerce secretary said Trump would impose another round of tariffs on Chinese goods on Dec. 15 unless there was "some real reason to postpone them."
5:36 a.m. Oct. 31, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump says U.S., China working to pick new site to sign 'Phase One' trade dealThe U.S. and China are working to select a new site for signing "Phase One" of a trade agreement, . On Wednesday, a Nov. 16-17 summit where Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping had been planning to meet and sign the preliminary deal. The agreement is "about 60%" of a total deal, and the two presidents "will do signing," Trump tweeted on Thursday.
12:39 p.m. Oct. 24, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Lobbying by giant Chinese drone maker hits record as U.S. lawmakers target its products Shenzhen-based DJI Technology lifts lobbying spending to new heights amid legislation that would ban federal agencies from buying its dronesBills introduced in the House and Senate over the past month seek to block federal agencies from buying drones manufactured in China, spurred by the view that the unmanned vehicles might end up sending their data back to Beijing.
8:30 a.m. Oct. 22, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull ‘trend’ intact, S&P 500 inches toward record territory Focus: October currency cross currents persist, South Korea presses 200-day average, FXY, UUP, FXE, EWY, NVDA, WSM, KEYSTechnically speaking, the U.S. benchmarks’ bigger-picture backdrop remains bullish, and continues to strengthen, amid constructive October price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
4:49 a.m. Oct. 18, 2019 - By Claude Barfield
U.S. and EU should put aside their Boeing-Airbus feud and join forces against predatory Chinese state capitalism WTO is allowing the U.S. to levy $7.5 billion in tariffs on European goods to compensate for illegal Airbus subsidiesWTO is allowing the U.S. to levy $7.5 billion in tariffs on European goods to compensate for illegal Airbus subsidies.
9:02 a.m. Oct. 12, 2019 - By Vitaliy Katsenelson
Why it’s only a matter of time before oil runs out of gas and electric vehicles power ahead Alternative energy helps the planet and gives consumers choicesAlternative energy helps the planet and gives consumers choices, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson.
11:56 a.m. Oct. 11, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump says U.S. and China have substantial phase one deal on tradePresident Donald Trump on Friday said the U.S. has reached a "substantial" phase one deal on trade with China. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. won't implement China tariff hikes that had been set for next week. Earlier Friday, a Bloomberg News report citing unnamed sources said the U.S. and China had achieved a that could help lead to a truce in their trade war and lay the groundwork for a broader deal. Stocks were sharply higher Friday, with analysts giving credit to optimism over the trade negotiations.
2:59 p.m. Oct. 9, 2019 - By Tanner Brown
A view from China as Trump appeals to overseas governments to probe Biden ‘I thought the president made a big mistake by asking China to get involved,’ says Sen. Susan Collins, a fellow RepublicanAfter requesting that Ukraine look into the business dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, the president went a step further late last week and asked China to do the same. No evidence of wrongdoing has been presented regarding any of either Biden’s activities.
4:32 a.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. trade deficit widens 1.6% to $54.9 billion in AugustThe U.S. trade deficit widened 1.6% in August to $54.9 billion, the Commerce Department said Friday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected a deficit of $54.4 billion. Both import and exports increased, but imports rose at a faster pace. August exports of autos and auto parts were the highest since July 2014. Imports of consumer goods were the highest on record. Year-to-date, the U.S. is running a $428.7 billion deficit, up from $400 billion over the same period last year. Economists expect the trade gap will be a slight drag on third quarter growth. The U.S. trade deficit with China narrowed 3.1% to $31.8 billion in September.
1:18 a.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - By Jeff Reeves
Get into China stocks now before a relief rally begins The investing case for China is still solidThe investing case for China is still solid, says Jeff Reeves.
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