The Latest: S&P cuts Hong Kong rating after cutting China's

Sep 22, 2017

The Standard & Poor's rating agency has cut its credit rating for Hong Kong a day after downgrading China, citing risks posed by their close ties

Canadian retailers see potential NAFTA change as threat

Sep 22, 2017

Canadian retailers fear their survival is at stake if a change to the North American Free Trade Agreement that is being pushed by Washington leads to online U.S. retailers being able to sell their goods into Canada free of tax and duty

May to urge new partnership, transition period for Brexit

Sep 21, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May's office says she will try to kick-start Brexit negotiations by proposing a new economic and security partnership between Britain and the European Union, plus a transition period after the U.K.'s formal departure in 2019

When nearly everything's a winner, gold investors get antsy

Sep 21, 2017

In a world where nearly every investment is rising, so is gold

Sanders: Diplomacy, human rights must drive US world affairs

Sep 21, 2017

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is blasting President Donald Trump's foreign policy but also offering a sweeping indictment of how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations

Trump announces new order to help US target people, companies, banks financing and facilitating trade with North Korea

Sep 21, 2017

Trump announces new order to help US target people, companies, banks financing and facilitating trade with North Korea

Surging stock market powers US wealth to $96.2 trillion

Sep 21, 2017

Surging stock market, rising home values power US wealth to $96.2 trillion

Markets Right Now: US stocks edge lower in midday trading

Sep 21, 2017

U.S. stock indexes edged lower in midday trading, wiping out modest gains from a day earlier.

Claims for US jobless aid fall as hurricane impact recedes

Sep 21, 2017

Claims for US unemployment benefits slide as Hurricane Harvey's impact declines

WTO sharply upgrades forecast for trade growth in 2017

Sep 21, 2017

The World Trade Organization has revised sharply upward its forecast for world trade growth this year to 3.6 percent, citing "resurgence in Asian trade flows" and a rebound in North American import demand

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