Global stocks mixed as US-China tensions rise, Washington deal elusive

New York (AFP) – Wall Street stocks finished mixed Friday, with the Nasdaq retreating from records, following data showing the US economy adding jobs as US-Chinese tensions mount and a standoff over fresh stimulus continues.The monthly US non-farm payrolls market report had been eagerly awaited as the first important indication of how a recent surge in infections that has sparked a second round of business closures has affected the economy.The report showed that the US economy added 1.8 million jobs in July, far fewer than in May and June, but more than economists had been expecting.Meanwhile …

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