- Wisconsin lieutenant governor heading to Japan, Taiwan Updated: Sep-04-15 4:32 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is headed to Japan and Taiwan on a seven-day trade mission this month.
- Arkansas governor heading trade mission to Cuba Updated: Sep-03-15 4:02 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is leading a delegation to Cuba to promote the state's agriculture in the wake of the U.S. embassy reopening in Havana.
- 'Slave Trade' video game altered after social media backlash Updated: Sep-03-15 12:02 pm
LOS ANGELES - An educational video game has been edited following a social media backlash over a scene depicting slaves being packed into a ship.
- US trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July Updated: Sep-03-15 9:29 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to the lowest level in five months as exports posted a small gain while imports declined, reflecting a big drop in shipments of consumer goods such as cell phones.
- Gov. Haslam meets with top leaders on Israel trade mission Updated: Sep-03-15 4:06 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam says conversations he's having with some of Israel's top leaders are helpful in understanding international economic development opportunities and challenges.
- Grant to help Kentucky businesses make overseas sales Updated: Sep-03-15 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky has received a $400,000 federal grant aimed at helping businesses market their products around the world.
- Rubio touts end to oil-export ban, bemoans EPA in Oklahoma Updated: Sep-02-15 6:04 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The United States should end its ban on crude-oil exports and reduce federal regulations that are stifling an energy industry central to the nation's future economic prosperity, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday to a friendly group of mostly oil and natural gas producers.
- Guinea arrests ex-wildlife director for alleged trafficking Updated: Sep-01-15 7:06 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Authorities arrested Guinea's former wildlife director for allegedly playing a key role in trafficking chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife, an alliance formed by a United Nations initiative to save great apes said Tuesday.
- Bill would extend California imports of kangaroo leather Updated: Sep-01-15 5:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A state lawmaker is introducing last-minute legislation to allow California merchants to continue selling products made from kangaroo leather, such as soccer cleats.
- Report says ending ban wouldn't hurt consumers at pump Updated: Sep-01-15 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON - Ending the four-decades old restrictions on crude oil exports wouldn't hurt consumers at the gasoline pump, and may even help them, a new government report said Tuesday.
- Chinese auto supplier to build headquarters in Detroit area Updated: Aug-31-15 5:10 pm
NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has announced a Chinese auto supplier will build a U.S. headquarters and technical center in southeastern Michigan.
- Massive gas find promises to ease Egypt's fuel crisis Updated: Aug-31-15 4:43 pm
CAIRO - The discovery of a huge gas field off Egypt's coast promises to ease a long-running fuel crisis and boost the economy after years of unrest, but it will take years to develop and won't bring Gulf-style riches to the Arab world's most populous country, experts said Monday.
- Correction: The Month Ahead story Updated: Aug-31-15 12:35 pm
In a story Aug. 28, about upcoming events, The Associated Press reported erroneously the dates of business events expected in the first week in September.
- Sandoval's back from European trade mission. What's next? Updated: Aug-29-15 12:26 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval and more than 60 business, government and education officials recently returned from a three-week trade mission to England, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Italy. The visit included meetings with dignitaries, tours of car factories and receptions bringing together Nevada and European tourism officials.
- Experts say tough talk on China overlooks economic realities Updated: Aug-29-15 3:17 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation.
- Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 9 killed Updated: Aug-28-15 10:16 am
ISLAMABAD - Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 63 wounded, authorities said Friday.
- Port of Longview exports down 19 percent Updated: Aug-26-15 10:42 am
LONGVIEW, Washington - Exports from the Port of Longview continue to drop, despite a dramatic increase in imports.
- Snyder: Michigan will see more trade, investment with China Updated: Aug-25-15 7:28 am
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder says he thinks Michigan will see more trade and investment with China despite fears of an economic slowdown in the country.
- W.Va. receives $200K to assist small business exporters Updated: Aug-25-15 3:02 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia has received a $200,000 federal grant to help small businesses export goods to international markets.
- Huckabee criticizes China, trade deals after market drop Updated: Aug-24-15 10:40 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee accused China on Monday of reneging on trade deals and continued his push for a national sales tax after stocks tumbled from a widespread sell-off.
- Connecticut receives $350,000 grant to boost exports Updated: Aug-24-15 2:29 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut is receiving $350,000 from the federal Small Business Administration to help boost state exports.
- Obama sheds summer curse, just in time for daunting fall Updated: Aug-23-15 10:49 pm
EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts - President Barack Obama may have finally shed his summer curse - just in time for a daunting fall.
- Native Americans' totem pole journeys to oppose coal exports Updated: Aug-21-15 8:58 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Native American tribe is taking a 22-foot totem pole from Canada through the Pacific Northwest to Montana in opposition of proposed coal export terminals.
- Russia looks to make food smuggling as serious as arms trade Updated: Aug-20-15 8:20 am
MOSCOW - Russian customs officials want to make smuggling banned Western foods a criminal offense as serious as dealing in radioactive materials or explosives.
- Mississippi trade mission to Israel Updated: Aug-20-15 4:04 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development trip to Israel on Nov. 8-12.