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  • NEW YORK, July 1- U.S. stocks climbed on Monday, but finished off earlier highs, led by gains in technology stocks on optimism for progress in U.S.- China trade talks and signs of a likely reprieve for Chinese telecom company Huawei. Despite losing some of its initial steam, the S&P 500 still managed to close at a record high after the United States and China agreed on...

  • *Stocks climb after U.S., China agreed to restart talks. NEW YORK, July 1- U.S. stocks climbed on Monday, but were well off highs that sent the S&P 500 to a record, fueled by gains in technology stocks on optimism for progress in U.S.- China trade talks and signs of a likely reprieve for Chinese telecom company Huawei. President Donald Trump also offered concessions...

  • *Trump says China trade talks' back on track'. July 1- Wall Street's main indexes rose on Monday, with the S&P 500 hitting an all-time high, as technology stocks gained on growing optimism around U.S.- China trade talks and a likely reprieve for Chinese telecoms company Huawei. Trump also offered concessions including no new tariffs and an easing of restrictions on...

  • *Trump says China trade talks' back on track'. July 1- Wall Street's main indexes rallied on Monday, with the S&P 500 hitting an all-time high, as technology stocks gained on growing optimism around U.S.- China trade talks and a likely reprieve for Chinese telecoms company Huawei. Trump also offered concessions including no new tariffs and an easing of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- President Donald Trump's decision to allow expanded sales of U.S. technology supplies to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei will only apply to products widely available around the world, and leave the most sensitive equipment off limits, a top White House aide said on Sunday. "All that is going to happen is Commerce will grant some...

  • Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida.

    Sen. Kamala Harris outshined all of her 19 rivals in the first Democratic presidential debates, says longtime GOP insider Frank Luntz.

  • A man walks into the United States Steel plant in Clairton, Pennsylvania.

    Despite declining overall unemployment in the U.S., unemployment is rising in eight states Trump carried in 2016, which could spell trouble for him in 2020.

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Mortgage rates are nearing historic lows again in the United States, making it an ideal time to buy a home- or refinance. "Its amazing how many times a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes around," said Keith Gumbinger, vice president of hsh.com, a mortgage information website. Some 6.8 million borrowers currently could benefit from a refinance,...

  • Trump's White House has had the highest senior-level staff churn rate of the past five presidents, according to figures compiled by the Brookings Institution, a think tank. Sarah Sanders: White House spokeswoman Sanders will leave her job at month's end for a possible political future in her home state of Arkansas, Trump said on June 13. The White House chose...

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  • WASHINGTON/ STOCKHOLM, June 5- The United States has rejected separate requests from General Motors Co and Chinese-owned Volvo Cars for an exemption to a 25% U.S. tariff on their Chinese-made sport utility vehicle models. Trade Representative's office saying the request concerned "a product strategically important or related to' Made in China 2025' or other...

  • NEW YORK, May 30- General Electric Co's chief executive said on Thursday he was "really stunned" to learn that a major factory had only recently started using lean manufacturing techniques. "It put me back a little bit to go to our Greenville, South Carolina, plant last summer and to have the team regale me with a really good lean production that had just been...

  • NEW YORK, May 30- General Electric Co's chief executive said on Thursday he was "really stunned" to learn that a major factory had only recently started using lean manufacturing techniques. "It put me back a little bit to go to our Greenville, South Carolina, plant last summer and to have the team regale me with a really good lean production that had just been...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, May 17- China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world's two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. The tough talk capped a week that saw Beijing unveil fresh retaliatory tariffs, U.S. officials accuse China of...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, May 17- China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world's two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. The tough talk capped a week that saw Beijing unveil fresh retaliatory tariffs, U.S. officials accuse China of...

  • *Trade war will only make us stronger, China's top paper says. Geopolitical concerns also spiked on news that talks regarding Britain's split with the European Union had faltered, putting pressure on the British pound. In China, the Communist Party's People's Daily wrote in a front-page commentary that the U.S. trade war will only make China stronger and will...

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- Senior officials from Boeing Co and a U.S. aerospace trade group on Wednesday urged the U.S. government to narrowly tailor any tariffs imposed on the European Union over illegal aircraft subsidies to avoid harming American manufacturers. The United States and the EU have threatened to impose billions of dollars of tit-for-tat tariffs on...

  • Federal Reserve board, picked up a key endorsement from a Senate Republican on Thursday when Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey said he would be "inclined to support" the conservative commentator despite Moore's past sexist comments. Toomey, who more than a decade ago succeeded Moore as head of the Club for Growth, a conservative political action committee Moore had...

  • Newly confirmed Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said last week the agencys five-year plan for oil and gas drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf would be sidelined indefinitely after a March court ruling blocked drilling in the Arctic and part of the Atlantic Ocean. But Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which is responsible for managing...

  • FRANKFURT, April 26- Daimler's first-quarter operating profit fell 16 percent on Friday as a 718 million euro one-off gain failed to offset raw material costs, technology investments and production delays at three Mercedes-Benz factories. Sales of Mercedes-Benz cars fell 7 percent in the first quarter in part due to manufacturing bottlenecks for the...