Government, Business, Logistics

US Seeks NAFTA Changes

The Trump administration is moving to renegotiate terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, and a request from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for comments on how to proceed has drawn a plea from the trucking industry to reshape, but not scuttle the landmark trade deal.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
June 19, 2017

Trade Gap Narrower Than Forecast as Service Exports Rise

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The U.S. trade deficit was narrower than forecast in March as record exports of services partly cushioned a drop in merchandise shipments, Commerce Department data showed May 4.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2017

Global Trade Growth Is About to Roll Over

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Signs are pointing to a looming slowdown in global trade growth, according to Morgan Stanley.

Luke Kawa | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2017

Analysis: What's Really Driving the Trade Deficit With China

Mike Segar/Reuters

Before President Trump can shrink America's lopsided trade deficits — with China or anyone else — he first must recognize what's driving them.

Michael Pettis | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2017

Trade Deficit in US Narrows in February to Four-Month Low

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The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in February to a four-month low as imports declined and exports improved amid a brighter outlook for global manufacturing, Commerce Department data showed April 4.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2017

Trade Deficit in US Widens to Largest in Almost Five Years

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The United States chalked up its largest trade deficit since March 2012 as a jump in merchandise imports in January exceeded a smaller gain in shipments overseas.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
March 7, 2017

US Trade Gap Widens in 2016 as Exports, Imports Both Shrink

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The U.S. trade deficit widened in 2016 to the biggest since 2012 as exports fell more than imports, though a narrowing gap in December suggests demand is stabilizing overseas for American goods.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2017

Import Prices Rise on Petroleum

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U.S. import prices rose in December, boosted by higher prices for petroleum products, but a strong dollar kept underlying imported inflation subdued.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
January 12, 2017

Trade Deficit Widened in November to a Nine-Month High

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The U.S. trade deficit widened to a nine-month high in November as exports fell and companies and governments imported the most since August 2015.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
January 6, 2017

US Goods Trade Deficit Widens as Labor Market Near Full Strength

Mike Segar/Reuters

A drop in U.S. exports in November pushed the country's trade deficit in goods higher, while the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits the week ended Dec.24 is a positive sign for the labor market.

Jason Lange | Reuters
December 29, 2016