WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee says it is investigating whether Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao acted improperly to benefit herself or her family's shipping...
Global energy prices spiked Monday by 15% after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record.
NEW YORK (AP) — That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive.
Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association players are in the crosshairs of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second straight time, the Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates this week to try to protect the economy from the consequences of a global slowdown and President...
BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working...
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Solomon Islands switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China on Monday, becoming the latest country to leave the dwindling Taiwanese camp.
Taiwan says Solomon Islands has switched diplomatic recognition to mainland China, condemns move
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says Solomon Islands has switched diplomatic recognition to mainland China, condemns move.
BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The...
ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova overcame rain delays and an early deficit to beat Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Zhengzhou Open on Sunday.
BEIJING (AP) — FIBA will look at adjusting travel demands on teams at the next World Cup, after this tournament in China led to many complaints about the distances that nations participating in...
BEIJING (AP) — China has banned flying kites, drones and captive pigeons over central Beijing for more than two weeks as it prepares for a military parade and other celebrations to mark the 70th...
Serbia coach Djordjevic resigning after poor World Cup
BEIJING (AP) — Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic said Saturday he's resigning after his team — among the favorites to win the basketball World Cup in China — settled for fifth place.
Popovich defends team, US beats Poland for 7th at World Cup
BEIJING (AP) — Their final game at the World Cup had been over for several minutes, and every member of the U.S. team and coaching staff were still lingering together on the court.
Pliskova takes on Martic at Zhengzhou Open final
ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the Zhengzhou Open final with a clinical 6-3, 6-2 victory over Ajla Tomljanovic on Saturday.
Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech are asking Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple...
US stock indexes end mixed; S&P 500 notches 3rd weekly gain
The S&P 500 notched its third straight weekly gain Friday, even as the major U.S. stock indexes ended the day mostly lower.
A slide in technology stocks, along with losses in...
Walz says Japan can’t pick up US-China trade war slack
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday that his just-concluded six-day trade trip to Japan and South Korea was productive but also showed that Japan won't be able to pick up much slack...
China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork
BEIJING (AP) — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides...
Pliskova wins twice in a day to reach semifinals
ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova won two hard-fought matches to reach the Zhengzhou Open semifinals on Friday.
Pliskova had to wait 1 ½ days to complete her second round...
London Stock Exchange rejects Hong Kong takeover bid
LONDON (AP) — The London Stock Exchange on Friday rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from its Hong Kong counterpart, citing "fundamental concerns" about the offer.
World shares buoyed by fresh optimism over US-China trade
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly higher on Friday, buoyed by fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and hopes for progress in China-U.S. trade talks.
China says US soybeans, pork to be exempt from tariff hikes
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese state news agency says U.S. soybeans, pork and some other farm products will be exempt from tariff hikes in a possible goodwill gesture ahead of trade negotiations next...
Organizers postpone Hong Kong WTA event due to protests
HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong Open tennis tournament was postponed indefinitely Friday because of widespread protests in the region.
The tournament had been scheduled to be held from Oct....
China’s state news agency says U.S. soybeans, pork to be exempted from punitive tariffs imposed in trade war
BEIJING (AP) — China's state news agency says U.S. soybeans, pork to be exempted from punitive tariffs imposed in trade war.
China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar despite government efforts to rebuild herds decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pig...
Asian shares gain on fresh optimism over US-China trade
Stocks were broadly higher in Asia on Friday after gains overnight on Wall Street. Investors have stepped up buying on hopes for an easing of tensions in the costly trade war between the...
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US, China exchange goodwill gesture ahead of trade talks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China traded conciliatory gestures, raising hopes they can deescalate a standoff over trade that has shaken financial markets and cast gloom over the global...
US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year at 3.56%
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week but remained at historically low levels.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage...
Markets Right Now: Stocks rise on hope for progress on trade
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
Stocks are closing higher Thursday as investors grow cautiously optimistic the U.S. and...
USA Basketball thinking ahead after disappointing World Cup
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Thursday that when the time comes to start assembling the 2020 Tokyo Olympics roster, he won't forget those who backed...
US loses to Serbia 94-89, assuring worst big-tourney finish
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world.
It will go home with the worst tournament showing in program history.
China hires Olympic record holder Bjoerndalen as coach
OSLO, Norway (AP) — China has hired the most decorated male Winter Olympian in history, biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, as a coach as it ramps up preparations to host the 2022 Games.
Plenty of NBA talent left among 4 World Cup semifinalists
BEIJING (AP) — There's plenty of NBA talent left among the World Cup semifinalists, even if that foursome does not include the United States.
The Latest: Joshua Wong defends meeting with German official
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local):
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong is defending the decision of Germany's foreign minister to...
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — US loses to Serbia at World Cup, assured worst finish in a major tournament.
Stock markets edge up ahead of ECB stimulus decision
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets rose cautiously Thursday as investors awaited the European Central Bank's decision on how much stimulus it will provide the economy.
Asian shares mixed after China eases trade tensions
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after China moved to ease trade tensions.
Investors drew encouragement from China's decision to exempt some U.S. products from a recent round...
Trump agrees to 2-week delay in China tariff increase
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the United States has agreed to a two-week delay in a planned increase in tariffs on some Chinese imports.
Friendly fire: In trade fights, Trump targets US allies, too
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has risked turmoil in the financial markets and damage to the U.S. economy in waging his trade war with China, America's top strategic rival.
Markets Right Now: Tech leads stocks higher on Wall Street
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as investors welcomed China's move to exempt...
Analysis: USA Basketball’s World Cup plan went awry long ago
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — USA Basketball's plan for a third consecutive World Cup title started going off the rails long before this tournament even began, after just about everyone who was...
A shocker: US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quarters
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — No gold. No medal. No more winning streak.
The U.S. reign atop international basketball has ended — this time, thwarted by France at the World Cup.
US loses to France in basketball World Cup quarterfinals, eliminated from medal contention
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — US loses to France in basketball World Cup quarterfinals, eliminated from medal contention.
Lam assures investors Hong Kong can rebound from protests
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam reassured foreign investors Wednesday that the Asian financial hub can rebound from months of protests, despite no sign that the unrest will...
Chinese-born Australian lawmaker under fire over past links
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The first Chinese-born lawmaker to be elected to Australia's Parliament has come under attack over her links to a Chinese foreign influence network.
China holding Taiwanese man said to have photographed police
BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed Wednesday that it was detaining a Taiwanese man who reportedly sent back photos of Chinese paramilitary police massing equipment near the Hong Kong border last...
China keeps penalties on US pork, soy, eases some others
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday announced it will exempt American industrial grease and some other imports from tariff hikes in a trade war with Washington but kept in place penalties on...