- Connecticut lieutenant governor, lawmakers travel to Taiwan Updated: Oct-03-15 12:07 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman is leading a weeklong business and trade mission to Taiwan.
- Connecticut tobacco farmers look to new markets in Cuba Updated: Oct-02-15 4:58 pm
SOUTH WINDSOR, Connecticut - As public health initiatives cut into sales of cigars and cigarettes, Connecticut tobacco farmers are looking for new markets in Cuba.
- An ailing global economy starts to weigh on US job market Updated: Oct-02-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - A sagging global economy has finally caught up with the United States.
- German car exports up 7 pct in September over year earlier Updated: Oct-02-15 8:41 am
BERLIN - A German industry group says that German car exports were up 7 percent in September compared with a year earlier, while new registrations of cars at home climbed 5 percent.
- Ethiopia plans to export natural gas in 3 to 5 years Updated: Oct-02-15 8:00 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A government official in Ethiopia says his country will begin exporting natural gas in three to five years following the discovery of huge reserves in the country's Somali region.
- China sends Europe coveted new exports: Jobs, investment Updated: Oct-01-15 4:14 am
LISBON, Portugal - When two Chinese companies appeared among the bidders to buy a troubled Portuguese bank this year, its staff took heart.
- Shell Nigeria stops Forcados pipeline exports after leak Updated: Sep-30-15 3:41 pm
WARRI, Nigeria - Shell Nigeria says yet another leak on the Trans Forcados Pipeline is forcing it to stop exports from the terminal that carries one fifth of Nigeria's exports.
- WTO cuts forecast for trade growth in 2015 Updated: Sep-30-15 3:40 am
GENEVA - Slumping imports in China, currency market swings and falling commodities prices have led the World Trade Organization to cut its forecast for global trade in 2015 by half a percentage point.
- Arkansas governor says state well-positioned for Cuba trade Updated: Sep-29-15 3:49 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas is well-positioned to be a top trading partner with Cuba as the United States' embargo eases, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said as he visited the country Tuesday, but cautioned that taking advantage of that opportunity will take patience.
- GE plans to stop making engines in Waukesha, cut 350 jobs Updated: Sep-28-15 3:24 pm
WAUKESHA, Wisconsin - GE Power & Water plans to stop manufacturing gas engines in Waukesha and move the work to Canada, meaning the loss of 350 jobs in Waukesha.
- Heitkamp meets with Cuban leader about agricultural exports Updated: Sep-28-15 12:25 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she's hoping that a face-to-face meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro will open the door to more U.S. agricultural exports.
- Trump: NAFTA trade deal a 'disaster,' says he'd 'break' it Updated: Sep-25-15 8:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he wants to be able to slap tariffs on U.S. companies that choose to make their products overseas, and he's willing to violate existing trade deals to do it.
- The Latest: Hollywood and big business meet at China dinner Updated: Sep-25-15 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest developments from the state visit that President Barack Obama is hosting for Chinese President Xi Jinping. All times local:
- US Chamber starts group to boost Cuba business opportunities Updated: Sep-25-15 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Amid a surge in interest in U.S. investment opportunities in Cuba, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Friday it is launching a council aimed at removing trade barriers and improving business ties between both countries.
- Business events scheduled for the coming month Updated: Sep-25-15 12:49 pm
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- Gov. Sandoval heading to China for trade mission in October Updated: Sep-25-15 12:59 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval will go to China next month in the second trade mission he has taken there since assuming office.
- China plans to launch national cap-and-trade system Updated: Sep-24-15 11:38 pm
WASHINGTON - China is preparing to announce plans to launch a national system to limit greenhouse gases and force industries to purchase pollution credits, Obama administration officials said Thursday.
- General Electric to create 1,000 jobs in the United Kingdom Updated: Sep-24-15 1:40 pm
NEW YORK - General Electric Co. said Thursday that it may create 1,000 jobs in the United Kingdom after Congress did not renew a government program that allows foreign companies to borrow money to buy U.S. products.
- New report debunks link between al-Shabab and ivory trade Updated: Sep-24-15 8:25 am
JOHANNESBURG - There is little evidence to suggest al-Shabab extremists are heavily involved in the illegal ivory trade, contrary to some widely circulated assertions that the Somalia-based group receives significant profits from elephant poaching, according to a new report.
- Couple ordered to pay $10 million for stealing trade secrets Updated: Sep-23-15 1:48 pm
ST. LOUIS - A judge has ordered a former employee of a mid-Missouri tech firm and his wife to pay $10 million for stealing trade secrets and partnering with a Chinese firm to sell knockoff products to unsuspecting buyers, including the U.S. Navy.
- Bangladesh says it meets US factory safety conditions Updated: Sep-23-15 8:54 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh said it has met the conditions put forward by the United States for better safety and workers' rights in its factories that were essential to regain preferential trade status the impoverished South Asian nation lost in 2013 after two disasters killed 1,500 garment workers.
- State's only coal mine to halt exports for remainder of year Updated: Sep-23-15 7:38 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska's only working coal mine plans to halt exports for the rest of the year as the slow market has forced a temporary closure of its coal loading facility.
- China economy: Weakened but still growing Updated: Sep-23-15 12:36 am
BEIJING - President Xi Jinping is visiting the United States as leader of a China whose image of economic success has taken a beating.
- US officials expect robust talks with China on cyber, trade Updated: Sep-22-15 9:24 pm
WASHINGTON - White House officials will seek to demonstrate during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit that cracking down on theft of commercial secrets and promoting fair trade is in China's best interest in helping to sustain and grow the world's second-largest economy.
- Ukraine's richest man plays both sides of war's frontline Updated: Sep-22-15 9:31 am
KRASNODON, Ukraine - In this town deep in eastern Ukraine's rebel heartland, about a quarter of the population works in the coal mines owned by billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine's richest man. Here and elsewhere in territory controlled by the separatist insurgency, the tycoon keeps the lights on and people clothed and fed, with a mixture of jobs, electricity and aid.