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Picture of US-China issues of dispute remain vast despite trade truce

US-China issues of dispute remain vast despite trade truce

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He accompanied by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, greets the media before a minister-level trade meetings at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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Picture of Asia stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

Asia stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street rebounded on investor hopes for a U.S. interest rate cut.

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Picture of Asian stocks fall further on economy worries

Asian stocks fall further on economy worries

A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Asian stocks fell for a fourth day Thursday as weaker U.S. manufacturing and hiring data fueled jitters about the global economy.

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Picture of Asian shares track Wall St losses on weak US factory data

Asian shares track Wall St losses on weak US factory data

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Asian shares are lower after U.S. stocks posted their worst loss in five weeks on Wednesday after a surprisingly limp report on the nation’s manufacturing that stirred worries about the economic outlook.

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Picture of Weak report on US manufacturing knocks stock market lower

Weak report on US manufacturing knocks stock market lower

In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo stock prices are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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Picture of Stocks move higher as investors head to 3Q finish line

Stocks move higher as investors head to 3Q finish line

In this Sept. 18, 2019, photo stock prices are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 30.

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Picture of Asian shares lower on jitters over US policy toward China

Asian shares lower on jitters over US policy toward China

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Shares were mixed in a narrow range in Asia on Monday, with markets in China heading into a national holiday.

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Picture of China factory activity improves in September amid trade war

China factory activity improves in September amid trade war

In this May 15, 2019, file photo, a factory worker checks parts at a manufacturing plant for automobile air conditioners in Yantai in eastern China's Shandong province. Two gauges of Chinese factory activity improved in September ahead of talks with Washington aimed at ending a tariff war, according to survey released Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.

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Picture of China to send its top trade negotiator to US for talks

China to send its top trade negotiator to US for talks

Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan speaks during a press conference on the sidelines of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.

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Picture of Could Washington’s impeachment drama spark China trade deal?

Could Washington’s impeachment drama spark China trade deal?

In this June 29, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. The Democratic impeachment inquiry may give Trump extra motivation to end his trade war with China, claim credit for a policy victory and divert a little attention from a congressional investigation into his dealings with Ukraine. But the partisan wrangling will complicate Trump's ambitious trade agenda overall, including his push to win congressional approval for a revamped North American trade agreement.

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By CHRISTINA LARSON
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