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India, US struggling to bridge trade dispute as Trump visits

By PAUL WISEMAN | February 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — American dairy farmers, distillers and drugmakers have been eager to break into India, the world’s seventh-biggest economy but a tough-to-penetrate colossus of 1.3 billion people.Looks like they’ll have to wait.Talks between the...

Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST | February 9, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ann Lovell had never owned a passport before last year. Now, the 62-year-old teacher is a frequent flier, traveling every few months to Tijuana, Mexico, to buy medication for rheumatoid arthritis — with tickets paid for by the...

Experts scramble, but new virus vaccine may not come in time

By LAURAN NEERGAARD | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in time.Just days after Chinese scientists shared the...

Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm about the virus dies

By KEN MORITSUGU | February 6, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak died Friday after coming down with the illness.The Wuhan Central Hospital said on its social media...

Global stocks surge after Trump acquitted, China virus aid

By JOE McDONALD | February 6, 2020

Global stocks rose Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial and China cut tariffs on U.S. imports and provided aid to businesses reeling from a virus outbreak.European markets were up modestly, while Tokyo, Hong...

Asia shares gain, Shanghai up slightly after Wall St rebound

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 3, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday, with the Shanghai Composite up 0.2% after a rebound on Wall Street overnight.Markets were still far from giving the all-clear on the virus outbreak that has spread to more than 20 countries and killed...

Asian shares mostly higher after rebound on Wall Street

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | January 28, 2020

Shares advanced in most Asian markets on Wednesday after a rebound on Wall Street that reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before.Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 2.4%, to 27,289.55 after reopening from Lunar New Year holidays, while other Chinese...

World stocks skid as virus fears spook markets, hit tourism

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | January 27, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets and the price of oil tumbled Monday after China announced sharp increases in the number of people infected with a potentially deadly virus.In Paris, the CAC 40 lost 2.2% to 5,889 while Germany's DAX skidded 2.3% to 13,271....

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