- 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.
- Tennessee governor leading trade mission to Israel Updated: Aug-28-15 4:19 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is headed on a trade mission to Israel on Saturday.
- 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.
- Rubio says strength is only way to maintain peace with China Updated: Aug-27-15 8:20 pm
MIAMI - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says the United States must bolster its military, push for more free trade and hold China far more accountable on human rights.
- Snyder: Talking to China important despite GOP critics Updated: Aug-27-15 10:48 am
DETROIT - Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday it's important to talk trade with Chinese officials despite some GOP presidential hopefuls blaming China for the recent tumble of U.S. stocks.
- 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.
- Labor unions facing tricky choice in Democratic primaries Updated: Aug-19-15 6:04 pm
LAS VEGAS - The choice facing labor unions in the Democratic presidential race boils down to hearts or heads - Bernie Sanders, who embraces their forceful opposition to a big trade deal, or Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is a strong favorite for the nomination.
- Leaders from 7 Michigan businesses go on China trade mission Updated: Aug-19-15 2:40 am
LANSING, Michigan - Leaders from seven Michigan companies are going on a trade mission to China this week that's led by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
- Japan trade deficit widens as export growth slows Updated: Aug-19-15 1:22 am
TOKYO - Japan's trade deficit widened to its largest level in five months in July, adding to worries over the recovery amid weakening demand in China for chemicals, machinery and electronics.
- McConnell: Tobacco should not be excluded from trade pact Updated: Aug-18-15 6:38 pm
SHELBYVILLE, Kentucky - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled Tuesday that the inclusion of anti-tobacco language in a Pacific Rim trade deal being negotiated could influence his stance on a potential agreement covering nearly 40 percent of the global economy.
- State's only working coal mine grapples with waning exports Updated: Aug-17-15 2:26 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The state's only working coal mine is facing waning exports and production.
- Connecticut, Chinese students study global trade together Updated: Aug-16-15 10:13 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The trading relationship involving hundreds of billions of dollars in imports and exports between the United States and China is hard to grasp, but it hasn't deterred 36 high school students from Wallingford and Shanghai who gathered in Connecticut to study global trade.
- SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China rejects island building freeze Updated: Aug-16-15 4:28 am
The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons mostly in the Spratly and the Paracel islands. Only about 45 of them are occupied. The area is one of the world's busiest shipping routes, rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves, but it has now emerged as a possible flashpoint involving world powers and regional claimants.
- A festive flag-raising, then tough talk on US-Cuba relations Updated: Aug-15-15 12:17 am
HAVANA - A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the United States and Cuba.
- US eases crude oil export ban; allows trading with Mexico Updated: Aug-14-15 3:37 pm
EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts - The Obama administration approved limited crude oil trading with Mexico on Friday, further easing the longstanding U.S. ban on crude exports that has drawn consternation from Republicans and energy producers.
- Missouri governor traveling to Canada for trade mission Updated: Aug-14-15 1:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is traveling to western Canada next week for a trade mission.
- From bananas to phones: How cheaper yuan could reverberate Updated: Aug-14-15 6:55 am
HONG KONG - China's unexpected move this week to lower the value of its tightly-leashed currency, the yuan, sent shockwaves through global financial markets. The impact on consumers around the world and China's neighbors will take longer to play out but possible winners and losers are already emerging.