China pledged to buy 'substantial' amount of U.S. goods in talks: USTR
Talks between the U.S. and China focused on Beijing's pledge to buy a "substantial amount" of American agricultural, energy and other goods and services, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said in a statement about negotiations that concluded Wednesday. The statement also said officials discussed the need for a deal to provide verification and "effective enforcement." The U.S. delegation will now report back for guidance on next steps, the statement said. U.S. stocks opened higher on optimism about talks between the U.S. and China. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.