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  • Skiing World Championships: 5 talking points

    It's ski racing's biggest event outside the Olympics and comes with the cachet of a world title to wear with pride for the next two years. Alpine skiing's FIS World Championships take place in Are, Sweden over the next two weeks with legends to be forged, names to be made and scores to be settled. The event will also mark the end of an era -- American great Lindsey Vonn will retire from ski racing after Sunday's downhill because of the ravages the sport and its spills have taken on her body over...

  • US, China resume trade talks in Washington ahead of deadline

    WASHINGTON - The United States and China resumed talks Tuesday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike. The White House said that the Washington meetings between mid-level delegations will build on talks last week in Beijing that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said "made headway" on key issues. On Thursday, Lighthizer will lead higher level talks, joined by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of Commerce...

  • World stocks mixed ahead of further China-US trade talks

    World stocks were mixed on Monday ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week. In Europe, France's CAC 40 fell 0.1 percent to 5,150.17