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A Tale of 2 Migrations: Before and After New Trump Policies

SANTA ANA, El Salvador — María Teresa Carballo was worried. She hadn’t heard from her daughter-in-law since the young woman and her two young children left with a smuggler for the U.S. border a week earlier. The silence was unexpected: Seventeen other membe...

Sour Grapes: Trade War Puts Cork in US Wine Sales to China

LIVERMORE — Caught in the crossfire of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, U.S. vineyards are struggling to sell Syrah in Shanghai and Chardonnay in Shenzhen. They risk losing their foothold in one of the world’s fastest-growing wine markets. "We...
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US Stocks Move Higher as China Eases Trade Tensions

Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors welcomed China's move to exempt some U.S. products from a recent round of tariffs. Technology, health care and communication ser...
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Survey: US Services Sector Expands at Faster Pace in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. services expanded at a stronger pace in August, driven by an uptick in business activity and new orders. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Thursday that its non-manufacturing index rose to 56....