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  • BEIJING— Asian stocks tumbled Tuesday after President Donald Trump escalated a dispute with Beijing over technology policy by threatening a tariff hike on additional Chinese goods. India's Sensex lost 0.6 percent to 35,336.90 and benchmarks in Taiwan, New Zealand and Southeast Asia also declined. China's Commerce Ministry criticized the White House...

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide by the end of the month whether to approve GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has long categorized cannabis as a Schedule I drug, a category with "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse." She moved from Maine to Colorado in 2014 so she could...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other western states faces a crucial test Tuesday in a state Senate committee. But critics, including some environmentalists and consumer advocates, say California would jeopardize its efforts to require the expansion of renewables. Proponents of a regional...

  • BEIJING— China's government on Tuesday denounced President Donald Trump's threat of new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods as blackmail and warned it would respond with "strong countermeasures." The Commerce Ministry warned said Beijing is ready to "defend the interests of the Chinese people and enterprises" but gave no details. The United States and...

  • The tariffs were quickly matched by China on U.S. exports, a move that drew the president's ire. "China apparently has no intention of changing its unfair practices related to the acquisition of American intellectual property and technology," Trump said in a statement Monday announcing the new action. Trump added: "These tariffs will go into effect if China...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration is close to finalizing a health insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans, congressional officials and business groups said. The Labor Department scheduled an announcement Tuesday morning. President Donald Trump has long asserted...

  • BEIJING— China's government has denounced President Donald Trump's threat of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods as blackmail and warned it would respond with "strong countermeasures." The Commerce Ministry on Tuesday gave no details but said Beijing is ready to "defend the interests of the Chinese people and enterprises. Trade Representative to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— IBM pitted a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years. An IBM research team based in Israel began working on the project not long after IBM's Watson computer beat two human quizmasters on a "Jeopardy" challenge in 2011..

  • On Friday, Trump said he planned to push ahead with tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports. While chips were largely spared from the initial list of targeted goods released in April, U.S. trade officials on Friday released a second tariff list of 284 products worth $16 billion that includes the processor and memory chips at the heart of Intel's business.

  • BEIJING, June 19- China will take "qualitative" and "quantitative" measures if the U.S. government publishes an additional list of tariffs on Chinese goods, the commerce ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement on its website that China would take comprehensive measures to "fight back firmly". President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to impose a...

  • TOKYO, June 19- MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan hit its lowest levels since February on Tuesday, falling almost one percent amid an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China.

  • SINGAPORE, June 19- Oil prices dipped on Tuesday on expectations that producer cartel OPEC and key ally Russia will gradually increase output after withholding supplies since 2017.. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries together with a group of non- OPEC producers including Russia started withholding oil supplies in 2017 to prop up prices.

  • ASIA-PACIFIC EX-JAPAN MSCI SHARE INDEX HITS 4-MONTH LOW.

  • SHANGHAI, June 19- China stocks opened sharply lower on Tuesday, with the Shanghai benchmark falling below the psychologically key 3,000 points for the first time in nearly 21 months, as mainland investors had their first chance to react to escalating Sino-U.S trade tensions. Investors back from Monday's Dragon Boat Festival holiday dumped stocks, amid signs...

  • "After the legal process is complete, these tariffs will go into effect if China refuses to change its practices, and also if it insists on going forward with the new tariffs that it has recently announced," Trump said. Washington and Beijing appeared increasingly headed toward open trade conflict after negotiations failed to resolve U.S. complaints over...

  • MELBOURNE, June 19- London metals edged higher and Shanghai contracts cut early losses as the U.S. dollar eased on Tuesday after the United States threatened wider tariffs on Chinese goods, escalating trade tensions between the world's top two economies. *COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper climbed 0.5 percent to $6,996.50 a tonne by 0132 GMT, paring losses on...

  • HONG KONG, June 19- Shares of ZTE Corp plunged on Tuesday after the U.S. Senate's passage of a defense bill set up a potential battle with the White House over whether the Chinese telecoms firm can resume business with its U.S. suppliers. This year, the Senate included an amendment that would kill the Trump administration's agreement to allow ZTE to resume business...

  • SINGAPORE, June 19- Chicago soybean futures slid on Tuesday to their lowest since March 2016, while corn dropped for a fifth consecutive session on concerns over a deepening trade war between Washington and Beijing. *U.S. soybeans are set to lose market share in China, the biggest bean importer, as trade tensions escalate between the two nations.

  • *Yen up after Trump's comments about additional tariffs on China. *China yuan falls to five-month lows in offshore market. The ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China knocked the yuan to 6.4660 per dollar, its weakest in more than five months in the offshore market.

  • BENGALURU, June 19- Gold prices rose early Tuesday, supported by a weaker dollar and a dip in Asian stocks as a trade spat between the United States and China intensified. *Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,281.45 an ounce by 0046 GMT. *The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend a joint military exercise scheduled for August, South Korean and U.S....