- Italian manufacturer to open in Missouri after trade mission Updated: May-29-15 5:48 pm
ST. LOUIS - An Italian manufacturer of construction products is opening in Missouri after an overseas trip by Gov. Jay Nixon and other state officials to recruit foreign investment.
- Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors Updated: May-29-15 5:28 pm
HAVANA - The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.
- Fuel and potential fires for the US economy ahead Updated: May-29-15 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON - The US economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated.
- Ruble rebound threatens 'Made in Russia' industry revival Updated: May-29-15 9:46 am
MOSCOW - Russia's ruble is on a roller-coaster. After being the world's second worst-performing currency against the dollar last year, it is among the best in 2015.
- China destroys more than 660 kilograms of smuggled ivory Updated: May-29-15 7:31 am
BEIJING - Chinese authorities Friday destroyed 662 kilograms of ivory that was seized after being smuggled into the country, as part of a crackdown on the illegal trade.
- Observatory at One World Trade Center opens to public Updated: May-29-15 3:06 am
NEW YORK - There's a new bird's eye view of the city.
- Chile customs workers end strike that disrupted exports Updated: May-28-15 8:01 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean customs workers are returning to work after reaching a deal to end a nationwide strike that halted shipments causing losses for the fruit and salmon industries.
- EU extends Syria sanctions by 1 year over rights abuses Updated: May-28-15 9:10 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union is extending sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Assad and his closest allies for another year, citing continued repression and human rights abuses.
- State trade mission to Central Europe Updated: May-28-15 4:05 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development trip to Central Europe on Aug. 31 through Sept. 4.
- US senator in Cuba says normal relations 'weeks away' Updated: May-27-15 8:10 pm
HAVANA - The historic process of restoring long-severed diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba that began Dec. 17 will likely come to a successful end in a matter of weeks, a U.S. senator said during a visit to the island Wednesday.
- Sanders wants Clinton to take stand on trade deal Updated: May-27-15 5:03 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Sen. Bernie Sanders is questioning why Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodman Clinton won't take a stand on the emerging trade deal with Pacific nations, which he calls "enormously important issue" she's been dodging.
- Conservative group running pro-Grayson, anti-Murphy ad Updated: May-27-15 3:08 am
- Beshear leading trade mission to Canada Updated: May-26-15 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Gov. Steve Beshear is leading a trade mission to Canada, which is Kentucky's largest trade partner.
- Indiana AG Zoeller to advise on federal trade policy Updated: May-26-15 3:40 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller (ZEHL'-ur) has been appointed to represent state attorneys general on a board that helps shape U.S. trade policy.
- China cuts import tax on clothes, other goods Updated: May-25-15 10:49 am
BEIJING - China announced Monday it will cut import taxes on clothing, cosmetics and some other goods by half in a new tactic to spur consumer spending and economic growth.
- Japan trade gap returns to deficit in April, more red ahead Updated: May-25-15 3:07 am
TOKYO - Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month's surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen.
- California city imports recycled water for trees Updated: May-24-15 3:14 pm
LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE, California - A Southern California city plans to import recycled water by the truckload to keep the trees and plants in its street medians green.
- APEC trade chiefs vow to speed up work in WTO Updated: May-24-15 10:23 am
MANILA, Philippines - Trade ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific countries on Sunday issued strong support to the World Trade Organization's efforts to boost global trade amid a flurry of regional free trade agreements.
- Senate clears White House-backed trade bill Updated: May-23-15 4:33 am
WASHINGTON - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.
- Senators sing blues over impasse; GOP hopefuls stuck in DC Updated: May-22-15 10:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Two senators have a plane to catch to Cuba, others were hoping to impress Republican presidential primary voters and then there's Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is slated to deliver a sunset piano performance of "Ol' Man River" on the banks of the Mississippi.
- Senate approves Obama's hard-fought trade negotiating bill Updated: May-22-15 9:25 pm
WASHINGTON - The Republican-led Senate has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by approving his request for enhanced trade negotiating authority.
- Conservative group yanks TV ads targeting Utah congressmen Updated: May-22-15 4:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A conservative group has yanked television ads set to air Friday targeting U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart after the two Utah congressmen announced they share the group's view that a federal export bank should be shut down.
- China premier arrives in Colombia as part of investment tour Updated: May-21-15 9:34 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang vowed to deepen economic ties with Colombia during a visit to the Andean nation Thursday as part of his four-nation South American tour aimed at boosting trade and investment.
- Maryland governor leaves on trade trip to Asia next week Updated: May-21-15 6:56 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Gov. Larry Hogan is leaving on a trade trip to Asia.
- Commerce RI, state agencies to host trip to Asia Updated: May-21-15 3:02 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - State agency officials are heading east to help Rhode Island companies better understand Asia's business markets.