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US drops China's currency manipulator tag: Positive signals but American farmers stay cautious

WASHINGTON - The US Treasury's move to take China off its list of currency manipulators, two days ahead of the signing of a Phase One trade deal, while largely symbolic, is being seen as indicative of a thaw in US-China trade ties.

At least it was early news of one aspect of the much-awaited deal, whose details remain unknown.

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