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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
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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
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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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

US Goods Trade Deficit Widens as Labor Market Near Full Strength

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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
Business

China Would Outlast US in Trade War, Billion-Dollar Fund Says

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China would outlast the United States in a trade war, which is a “distinct possibility” in 2017 after President-elect Donald Trump takes office, a commentator wrote in the $1 billion Pine River China Fund’s investor letter.

Bei Hu | Bloomberg News
December 29, 2016
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Trade Deficit in US Widened to a Four-Month High in October

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The U.S. trade deficit widened to a four-month high in October as overseas sales weakened and American companies imported more equipment and consumer goods

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
December 6, 2016
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Trade Deficit Widens as Olympics Drive Imports Higher

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The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly widened in August, as higher imports of capital goods and record purchases of services from abroad overshadowed a gain in exports.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2016
Business

Why You Should Stop Worrying About 'Peak Trade'

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The Brexit vote, the rise of Donald Trump, and shifting economic sands have fed fears that protectionist sentiment will intensify the five-year slowdown in worldwide trade.

Sid Verma | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2016

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