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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, May 12, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as investors remained cautious amid U.S. political uncertainty and poor retailer earnings. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 12, 2017 - 4:58 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mixed Friday amid U.S. political uncertainties following President Donald Trump's dismissal of the FBI chief. Investors also were cautious ahead of a meeting of finance ministers from wealthy nations to discuss economic growth. Chinese markets rose after...
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In this Sept. 1, 2015, photo, Lily West, left, and Logan Strong plant seeds for their school's wood-heated aquaponics greenhouse in Kasaan, Alaska. The state has released a new guidebook that other Alaska schools and community groups how to build greenhouses heated with a plentiful local resource, wood. (Colter Barnes via AP)
May 12, 2017 - 4:53 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cold-climate greenhouses have long been an option for increasing the limited growing season in Alaska, where fresh produce is a rarity in a harsh environment. But for many remote communities that rely on costly imported diesel fuel for their power source, they're too...
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In this Sept. 1, 2015, photo, Lily West, left, and Logan Strong plant seeds for their school's wood-heated aquaponics greenhouse in Kasaan, Alaska. The state has released a new guidebook that other Alaska schools and community groups how to build greenhouses heated with a plentiful local resource, wood. (Colter Barnes via AP)
May 12, 2017 - 4:52 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Greenhouses have long been an option for increasing the limited growing season in Alaska, but they're too expensive to operate for many remote communities that rely on costly imported diesel fuel for their power source. Now the state has released a handbook that shows...
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United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, smiles as he takes a walk in the Puglian town of Bari, southern Italy, which is hosting a G7 of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting, Thursday, May 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 12, 2017 - 3:56 am
BARI, Italy (AP) — Top finance officials from seven advanced economies have gathered to hear more about U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies on taxation and trade as well as to look for ways to promote growth, combat terrorist financing and stop tax avoidance by major corporations. The...
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Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Marshalltown, Iowa. Blum is reassuring Iowans fearful of losing health coverage that the House GOP bill is just a “tweak of Obamacare,” after campaigning on repealing the health care law _ and voting last week to gut it. The second-term Blum says “only about 10 percent of Obamacare was changed with this bill,” referring to the measure narrowly passed in the GOP-controlled House last week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 12, 2017 - 3:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and narrow...
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A woman pushes her shopping cart past a display of domestically produced Chinese beef at a supermarket in Beijing, Friday, May 12, 2017. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 12, 2017 - 3:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — A new trade deal with the U.S. could help feed China's growing appetite for beef and increase natural gas imports but will likely make only a negligible dent in the U.S. trade deficit. The agreement announced on Friday Beijing time is a step toward easing trade friction between the...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, smiles at U.S. President Donald Trump as they pose together with their wives for photographers before dinner at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and even America's trade gap with the world's second-largest economy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 12, 2017 - 2:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting American supermarket shelves as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant advance toward boosting U.S. exports and close...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2003 file photo, a Chinese shopkeeper stands behind a row of beef products at an open air market in Beijing, China. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and even America's trade gap with the world's second-largest economy.(AP Photo/File)
May 12, 2017 - 1:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting American supermarket shelves as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant advance toward boosting U.S. exports and close...
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In this May 11, 2017 photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center left, and his wife Peng Liyuan arrive for a welcome ceremony for Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping’s stature as a world-class statesman at an international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort envisioning a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. The “Belt and Road Forum” opening Sunday, May 14 is the latest in a series of high-profile appearances aimed at projecting Xi’s influence on the global stage ahead of a key congress of the ruling Communist Party later this year. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 12, 2017 - 12:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at an international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort envisioning a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. The "Belt and Road Forum" opening Sunday is the...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, May 12, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as investors remained cautious amid U.S. political uncertainty and poor retailer earnings. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 11, 2017 - 11:50 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as investors remained cautious amid U.S. political uncertainty. Weak U.S. retail data added to worry over consumer spending. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.7 percent to 19,823.28 and South Korea's Kospi fell 0.4...
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