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Stocks move higher as investors push through trade anxiety

Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street early Thursday as investors tried to shake off several days of volatile trading brought on by escalations in the U.S.-China trade war. Investors snapped up technology stocks in a signal that they are more willing to take on some risk after several days of fleeing to safer holdings, such as bonds. Microsoft rose ...

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Stocks slide as rate cuts stoke fear of an economic slowdown

U.S. stocks tumbled in early trading Wednesday as central banks around the world cut interest rates and increased fears that global growth is being crimped by the U.S.-China trade war. Every major U.S. index fell in the early going, putting stocks back on a course for losses after briefly breaking a six-day losing streak on Tuesday. Investors were back in ...

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US stocks claw back lost ground as China stabilizes currency

Stocks bounced back in early trading Tuesday on Wall Street, a day after their worst loss of the year, as China eased some of the pressure in its trade war with the U.S. by stabilizing its currency. Technology stocks led the market higher in a reversal of Monday’s slump, when they bore the brunt of the market sell-off that pushed ...

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US stock indexes slide as China’s currency hits 11-year low

U.S. stocks nosedived in early trading on Wall Street Monday as China’s currency fell sharply and stoked fears that the trade war between the world’s two largest economies would continue escalating. China let its currency, the yuan, sink to an 11-year low against the dollar and under the politically sensitive level of seven per dollar. A weaker Chinese currency can ...

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US stocks fall again, joining worldwide sell-off, on tariffs

NEW YORK — Financial markets around the world buckled Friday, and the S&P 500 was on track to close out its worst week of the year following President Donald Trump’s latest escalation in his trade war with China. China struck back and said Friday it will take “necessary countermeasures” if Trump follows through on tweets he sent Thursday that shocked ...

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China threatens retaliation for Trump’s planned tariff hike

China on Friday threatened retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned tariff hikes go ahead, while the renewed acrimony between the two biggest global economies sent stock markets tumbling. China’s government accused Trump of violating his June agreement with President Xi Jinping to revive negotiations aimed at ending a costly fight over Beijing’s trade surplus and technology ambitions. Trump rattled ...

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Stocks slump after Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods

Stocks dropped sharply Thursday and bond prices spiked after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. will slap a new 10% tariff on some $300 billion worth of goods from China beginning next month. The news erased a broad rally on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average from a gain of more than 250 points and fell as much ...

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Trump says US to place new 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports amid slow-moving trade talks, effective Sept 1

President Donald Trump announced Thursday the U.S. will apply a new tariff of 10% on about $300 billion worth of products from China beginning Sept. 1, escalating the two countries’ festering trade dispute. Trump tweeted amid slow-moving talks with China that negotiations will continue. But he blamed China for not following through on stopping the sale of fentanyl to the ...

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Alleged Capital One hacker barely bothered to hide

The 33-year-old former Amazon software engineer accused of hacking Capital One made little attempt to hide her attack. In fact, she effectively publicized it. It’s one of many riddles swirling around Paige Thompson, who goes by the online handle “erratic.” Well-known in Seattle’s hacker community, Thompson has lived a life of tumult, with frequent job changes, reported estrangement from family and self-described ...

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Hard-won budget, debt deal clears Senate, advances to Trump

A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump’s endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies. The legislation passed by a 67-28 vote as Trump and his GOP allies relied on lots of Democratic votes to propel it over the finish line. Passage ...

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