- Report says ending ban wouldn't hurt consumers at pump Updated: Sep-01-15 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON - A new government report concludes that removing restrictions on crude oil exports wouldn't hurt consumers at the gasoline pump, and may even help them.
- Chinese auto supplier to build headquarters in Detroit area Updated: Aug-31-15 5:10 pm
NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has announced a Chinese auto supplier will build a U.S. headquarters and technical center in southeastern Michigan.
- Massive gas find promises to ease Egypt's fuel crisis Updated: Aug-31-15 4:43 pm
CAIRO - The discovery of a huge gas field off Egypt's coast promises to ease a long-running fuel crisis and boost the economy after years of unrest, but it will take years to develop and won't bring Gulf-style riches to the Arab world's most populous country, experts said Monday.
- Correction: The Month Ahead story Updated: Aug-31-15 12:35 pm
In a story Aug. 28, about upcoming events, The Associated Press reported erroneously the dates of business events expected in the first week in September.
- Sandoval's back from European trade mission. What's next? Updated: Aug-29-15 12:26 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval and more than 60 business, government and education officials recently returned from a three-week trade mission to England, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Italy. The visit included meetings with dignitaries, tours of car factories and receptions bringing together Nevada and European tourism officials.
- Experts say tough talk on China overlooks economic realities Updated: Aug-29-15 3:17 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation.
- Tennessee governor leading trade mission to Israel Updated: Aug-28-15 4:19 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is headed on a trade mission to Israel on Saturday.
- Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 9 killed Updated: Aug-28-15 10:16 am
ISLAMABAD - Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 63 wounded, authorities said Friday.
- Port of Longview exports down 19 percent Updated: Aug-26-15 10:42 am
LONGVIEW, Washington - Exports from the Port of Longview continue to drop, despite a dramatic increase in imports.
- Snyder: Michigan will see more trade, investment with China Updated: Aug-25-15 7:28 am
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder says he thinks Michigan will see more trade and investment with China despite fears of an economic slowdown in the country.
- W.Va. receives $200K to assist small business exporters Updated: Aug-25-15 3:02 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia has received a $200,000 federal grant to help small businesses export goods to international markets.
- Huckabee criticizes China, trade deals after market drop Updated: Aug-24-15 10:40 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee accused China on Monday of reneging on trade deals and continued his push for a national sales tax after stocks tumbled from a widespread sell-off.
- Connecticut receives $350,000 grant to boost exports Updated: Aug-24-15 2:29 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut is receiving $350,000 from the federal Small Business Administration to help boost state exports.
- Obama sheds summer curse, just in time for daunting fall Updated: Aug-23-15 10:49 pm
EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts - President Barack Obama may have finally shed his summer curse - just in time for a daunting fall.
- Native Americans' totem pole journeys to oppose coal exports Updated: Aug-21-15 8:58 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Native American tribe is taking a 22-foot totem pole from Canada through the Pacific Northwest to Montana in opposition of proposed coal export terminals.
- Russia looks to make food smuggling as serious as arms trade Updated: Aug-20-15 8:20 am
MOSCOW - Russian customs officials want to make smuggling banned Western foods a criminal offense as serious as dealing in radioactive materials or explosives.
- Mississippi trade mission to Israel Updated: Aug-20-15 4:04 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development trip to Israel on Nov. 8-12.
- Leaders from 7 Michigan businesses go on China trade mission Updated: Aug-19-15 2:40 am
LANSING, Michigan - Leaders from seven Michigan companies are going on a trade mission to China this week that's led by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
- Japan trade deficit widens as export growth slows Updated: Aug-19-15 1:22 am
TOKYO - Japan's trade deficit widened to its largest level in five months in July, adding to worries over the recovery amid weakening demand in China for chemicals, machinery and electronics.
- McConnell: Tobacco should not be excluded from trade pact Updated: Aug-18-15 6:38 pm
SHELBYVILLE, Kentucky - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled Tuesday that the inclusion of anti-tobacco language in a Pacific Rim trade deal being negotiated could influence his stance on a potential agreement covering nearly 40 percent of the global economy.
- State's only working coal mine grapples with waning exports Updated: Aug-17-15 2:26 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The state's only working coal mine is facing waning exports and production.
- Connecticut, Chinese students study global trade together Updated: Aug-16-15 10:13 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The trading relationship involving hundreds of billions of dollars in imports and exports between the United States and China is hard to grasp, but it hasn't deterred 36 high school students from Wallingford and Shanghai who gathered in Connecticut to study global trade.
- SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China rejects island building freeze Updated: Aug-16-15 4:28 am
The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons mostly in the Spratly and the Paracel islands. Only about 45 of them are occupied. The area is one of the world's busiest shipping routes, rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves, but it has now emerged as a possible flashpoint involving world powers and regional claimants.
- A festive flag-raising, then tough talk on US-Cuba relations Updated: Aug-15-15 12:17 am
HAVANA - A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the United States and Cuba.
- US eases crude oil export ban; allows trading with Mexico Updated: Aug-14-15 3:37 pm
EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts - The Obama administration approved limited crude oil trading with Mexico on Friday, further easing the longstanding U.S. ban on crude exports that has drawn consternation from Republicans and energy producers.