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China Trade Talks Extended as Trump Pushes to Close Deal

February 23, 2019 |

President Trump, citing progress in U.S.-China trade talks, said he is looking at extending a deadline to raise tariffs and hoping to meet next month with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to complete a broad trade agreement.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Trump sees ‘good chance’ of trade deal with China as talks go into weekend

February 23, 2019 |

As U.S. and Chinese officials extended trade talks into the weekend, President Trump said Friday that the two sides have a “good chance” of reaching a deal, though he repeated that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping might well have to work out the final issues.

Trump said he and Xi could meet…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks eke out third day of gains as investors await progress on trade talks

February 21, 2019 |

Wall Street capped another day of listless trading Wednesday with a slight gain, extending the market’s winning streak to a third day.

Financial, materials and industrial companies accounted for much of the gain, outweighing losses in healthcare and real estate stocks as investors reviewed the…


L.A. Times – Business

As China Talks Resume, Trump Seeks a Win on Trade

February 20, 2019 |

As trade negotiations with China resume, the Trump administration is racing to strike a deal that will result in long-term reforms—and prove that tariffs are an effective battering ram to open markets around the world.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Investor Steve Jurvetson Talks About the Allegations That Derailed His Career

February 17, 2019 |

Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson is back on the investment scene with a new fund, more than a year after he was hit with allegations that he mistreated women and left the firm he co-founded.
WSJ.com: US Business

Stocks post strong finish as optimism over trade talks grows

February 15, 2019 |

The Dow Jones industrial average surged more than 400 points Friday as renewed optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China put investors in a buying mood.

The rally marked a turnaround from a day earlier, when disappointing holiday sales data led to a modest sell-off. Friday’s gains helped…


L.A. Times – Business

Dow Surges on Progress in US-China Talks

February 15, 2019 |

Stocks surged on Wall Street Friday after Chinese and US officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week. The S&P 500 rose 29 points, or 1.1%, to 2,775; the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 443 points, or 1.7%, to 25,883; and the Nasdaq added…
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Optimism over U.S.-China trade talks boosts stocks again

February 14, 2019 |

U.S. stocks finished broadly higher Wednesday as investors remained optimistic that the United States and China will make more progress in resolving their costly trade dispute.

Energy companies, retailers and industrial stocks accounted for much of the broad gains as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index…


L.A. Times – Business

China Talks With Venezuela Opposition to Protect Investments

February 13, 2019 |

China has been holding talks with Venezuela’s opposition to safeguard its investments, hedging its bets as pressure builds on embattled leader Nicolás Maduro.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Border-Security Funding Talks Stall as Shutdown Looms

February 11, 2019 |

Negotiations over a bipartisan deal for border-security funding have stalled, aides familiar with the talks and other officials said, raising the specter of another government shutdown at the end of this week.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia