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The U.S. and China have reached a consensus on "many key issues" in the latest round of trade talks, the Chinese Xinhua English reported early Sunday.

Details: People’s Bank of China Governor Yi Gang told a news conference during the National People's Congress annual legislative session the two parties discussed how to respect the autonomy of each other's monetary authorities in determining monetary policy, the state-run news agency said. “We stress that we will never use the exchange rate for competitive purposes, nor will we use it to boost China’s exports,” Yi said, according to the Associated Press.

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Stocks close down more than 3%

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Stocks took a hit on Wednesday, with the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrials Average and Nasdaq dropping more than 3% across the board.

Why it matters: The volatility is a break from the stock market grinding higher in the face of spiking coronavirus cases, a stalling economy and gridlocked negotiations over an additional stimulus package.

Zeta, now a Category 2 Hurricane, closes in on Louisiana coast

The probable path of Zeta, per the National Hurricane Center. Photo: NHC/NOAA

Zeta strengthened on Wednesday afternoon, on track to make landfall along the southeastern coast of Louisiana by the afternoon as a "significant" Category 2 hurricane, per the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Zeta is producing 100-mph maximum sustained winds and stronger gusts. The storm is gaining strength as it heads northeastward at 20 mph. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) requested a pre-landfall Emergency Declaration in a letter to President Trump on Tuesday.