Wall Street muted on doubts over progress in U.S.-China trade deal
Thursday, 21 November 2019 The S&P 500 and Dow indexes treaded water on Thursday as mixed headlines on U.S-China trade relations and a diplomatic row over the Hong Kong protests added to uncertainty over the timing of a "phase one" deal.
Let's talk about whether or not China and the U.S. will get a trade deal by the end of the year after the Chinese condemned a U.S. Senate resolution. The resolution supports human rights in Hong Kong. Donald Trump again threatened to increase tariffs if Washington and Beijing aren't able to...
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