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___ Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute.

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___ US stocks fall on mixed earnings, trade tensions; oil slumps U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday, weighed down by mixed corporate earnings from big retailers and uncertainty over the trade spat between the U.S. and China.

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks ended lower on Wall Street Wednesday, weighed down by mixed corporate earnings from big retailers and uncertainty over the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.