The Apple purchase, costing between $11 billion and $14 billion, adds to the almost 170 million shares that Buffett-run Berkshire Hathaway Inc. owned at the end of 2017, when it was already his biggest shareholding.
Eight key points include a demand that China cut the two nations’ trade deficit by at least $200 billion by the end of 2020.
China's government has said it’s not willing to back down on key issues or submit to any U.S. preconditions.
They say duties the U.S. imposed on steel and aluminum imports raised their costs but didn’t affect finished goods made in China and sold here -- setting up a potentially damaging Catch-22.
The 2017 data is in, and job announcements are up substantially for U.S. manufacturing.