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Trading punches

China | New tariffs raise economic tensions between the world’s two largest economies
by June Cheng
Posted 4/04/18, 11:47 am

On Tuesday, the Trump administration released a long list of Chinese imports that could soon face new tariffs including semiconductors, car and aircraft parts, and machine tools, a total of $12.5 billion in new tariffs on about $50 billion in goods annually. The threat of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies is roiling the stock market, upsetting the U.S. business community, and finding critics among conservatives.

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Stocks finish wild week with weak rally

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/09/18, 05:19 pm

The stock market rallied late Friday to trim the week’s losses but still ended down about 5 percent since Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 24,190, a gain of 1.3 percent over Thursday, and the S&P 500 gained 38 points. Just two weeks ago, the Dow hit a record high of 26,616. Many analysts say the drop over the past week is a normal market “correction,” though they didn’t anticipate it would happen so suddenly. “We may have seen the worst, but it’s too early to say for sure,” said Shane Oliver of AMP Capital.

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Dow sheds 1,000 points as markets enter ‘correction’

by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/08/18, 05:11 pm

The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,000 points Thursday, triggering an official “correction.” Both the Dow and the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 10 percent from their all-time highs, set Jan. 26. The markets have logged losses during five of the last six trading days. Analysts blamed the falling stock prices on fears the Federal Reserve would begin to raise interest rates more quickly amid positive economic indicators, including the latest wage report from the Labor Department.

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