US, China face deep trade, IP differences in high-level talks

Some business groups watching the talks were tempering expectations for a breakthrough this week. With a month to go before the deadline, it was unlikely that the best offers from either side would be put on the table in the next two days, said Erin Ennis, senior vice president of the US-China Business Council. "I don't think there's going to be any big outcome," Ennis said of the talks scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. "Hopefully they make some good progress that will set them up to be able to get to completion at the end of the 90 days."